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Automation

  • Keyboard Maestro
    Keyboard Maestro V - VariablesPreview
    In this tutorial on the Mac automation app Keyboard Maestro I cover how to use variables to create powerful macros. As an example, I make a macro that tweets a link to the song I'm listening to on Spotify.Read More…
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    Keyboard Maestro IV - Control FlowPreview
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    In this tutorial in my ongoing series on the Mac automation app Keyboard Maestro, I take a look at how to use Control Flow actions to have macros trigger differently depending on a set of conditions.Read More…
  • OS X
    Control a Mac With Siri-Like Voice CommandsPreview under50k
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    While Siri hasn’t yet made its way to the Mac, it’s still possible to replicate some of the functionality provided by Apple’s digital personal assistant with tools available in OS X. This tutorial will show you how to recreate some of Siri’s magic using custom Dictation Commands, available within Automator on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Read More…
  • Keyboard Maestro
    Keyboard Maestro II: Launching Apps IntelligentlyPreview
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    Keyboard Maestro is a great automation app for OS X. In this ongoing series, I continue exploring what you can do with it by looking at how to launch and automate apps on a Mac.Read More…
  • Hazel
    Wrapping Up: Miscellaneous Rules for Hazel 3 and the InboxPreview
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    Over the last few tutorials, I've been demonstrating how to keep a Mac sorted with Hazel 3 and an Inbox. There were some workflows that didn't fit in any previous tutorial. In this article, I cover some of them.Read More…
  • Hazel
    Syncing the Inbox Between Macs With Dropbox and Hazel 3Preview
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    In the this tutorial, I’ll show you how to sync an Inbox folder, created in earlier tutorials, between two Macs using Hazel and a folder syncing app like Dropbox. Any files in the Inbox on one Mac will automatically copy to the Inbox on the other.Read More…
  • Automation
    Save Time by Automating the MacAutomateyourmac
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    When you tell someone about automation, the first thing that comes to mind is some futuristic fantasy where robots automatically do everything for you. Most people do not think about more practical application of automation. I'll define automation and show you how to make your Mac work for you.Read More…
  • Automation
    Put IFTTT to Work: 6 Unique Ways to Use IFTTTIfttt400
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    While the possibilities of IFTTT are nearly endless, it can be hard putting the pieces together to create seamless and useful automation. In this tutorial, I’ll describe how to use IFTTT to solve common problems and make your workflow run more smoothly.Read More…
  • Automation
    Introduction to Automator ServicesAutomator2
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    Automator can be intimidating, but it’s a great tool for completing lots of small or large tasks. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to put Automator to work in contextual and application menus. I’ll create four simple Automator services that can be accessed almost anywhere, and you’ll gain the tools to create services that can do almost anything.Read More…
  • Automation
    How to Automate Anything with IFTTTIfttt preview
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    IFTTT can do so much more than just run pre-made recipes. Here's how you can get it to automate anything you want.Read More…
  • Automation
    Setting Up an SSH KeySshpreview
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    Entering secure passwords each time you log in to a server can be slow and painful but there is a better way. It's time to jump in and set up an SSH handshake.Read More…
  • Automation
    Speed Up Your Podcast Editing With Every Button on Your MouseControllermatehi
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    It only takes two seconds to remove an umm from your podcast audio, but do it 200 times and it'll drive you nuts. In this screencast I show you how to set up Controllermate to reduce each edit to a half second click. This can reduce a four hour edit process down to a two hour one. Getting rid of silences and stutters will make you sound like a genius who never needs to pause to think? I guide you through a step-by-step set up process for both Audacity and TwistedWave .Read More…
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