Keyboard Maestro
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Hot-key tasking solution.   Demo ($36.00)
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Keyboard Maestro is your hot-key solution that allows you to perform a multitude of tasks simply by pressing a keystroke! It also incorporates the wildly popular MacOS Classic utility Program Switcher, which allows you to launch, switch, and quit applications with a simple keystroke.

Features:
  • Macro
  • Program and window switcher
  • Clipboard switcher
  • Clipboard history switcher
What's New
Version 6.4.1:
  • Fixed typo in Get File Attribute editor.
  • Fixed an issue where simulated text could trigger Typed String triggers.
  • Fixed a case where Application Quit trigger for background apps might not fire.
  • Treat smart and straight quotes as equivalent for menu/button matching.
  • Non-edit mode display now updates for programatically changed enables.
  • Fixed an issue with some hot keys in palettes opened by duplicate palettes.
  • Fixed a potential crash when creating custom icons without the Apple Color Emoji font.
  • Added For Each examples for Finder selection and folder contents to action selector.
  • Stopped Web Search from performing search if it lost focus.
  • Fixed a possible crash processing text tokens.
  • Added accessibility labels for various unlabeled image buttons in palettes.
  • Fixed an issue where timer drift could cause time triggers to execute twice.
  • Fixed a crash undoing Execute AppleScript actions.
  • Changed "iPhone" to "iOS" in preference references.
  • Fixed an issue in Exit From Loop that would partially cancel following actions.
Version 6.4.1:
  • Fixed typo in Get File Attribute editor.
  • Fixed an issue where simulated text could trigger Typed String triggers.
  • Fixed a case where Application Quit trigger for background apps might not fire.
  • Treat smart and straight quotes as equivalent for menu/button matching.
  • Non-edit mode display now updates for programatically changed more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Keyboard Maestro User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Fariborz reviewed on 26 Mar 2014
I do agree with all positive comments here especially with those who migrated to “Keyboard Maestro” after the golden age of Quickeys came to an abrupt end. I was also a fan of Quickeys and when the inevitable hit I was desperate to find a valid substitution. I’m glad that Keyboard Maestro is indeed a suitable program that not only filled the gap Quickeys had left but proved to be even more intuitive and functional than its good old rival. I use it in my office to automate the annoying repetitive data-filling procedures and haven’t so far experienced any issue with it. If you care for your wrists and why not - your mental sanity, then this product is tailor-made for you. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
[Version 6.4]


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+4

Tonic reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
After I have been a user of Quickeys for many years, I was very disappointed of not having an update since 2009, and I observed that some functions did not work with Mavericks.
Happily I found Keyboard Maestro… and, as they say, I have “finally seen the light“ ! It is a very intuitive software, very easy to use (even for a French !), and I am happy to use again my familiar shortcuts.
Moreover, it is almost half the price of Quickeys.
So, do not hesitate to become a “Quickeys refugee“, as I was welcome by the Stairways team.
[Version 6.3.2]


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Tom46 reviewed on 12 Jan 2014
I just started using KM to replace the now defunct iKey and wish I had done so sooner. It can do all the same functions and is much easier to use. Bravo Maestro!
[Version 6.3.2]


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+26

Foulger reviewed on 09 Jan 2014
Ever the optimist, I wrote to Startly, asking them to consider upgrading QK. No reply at all. For me, QK is dead and gone. I have since moved on, read the KM manual and found just how easy to set up macro's are using their slightly different system. Two hours last evening and all 30 macro's are now recreated in KM and are working at blazing speed. Highly recommended to all who want to automate their system
[Version 6.3.2]


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+26

Foulger reviewed on 31 Dec 2013
New Year, New Direction. After contacting the author of KM and negotiating a very reasonable crossgrade from Quickeys, the divorce is over. After four years of unresponsiveness and continual headaches, I have "taken a new wife" who is quick to communicate, responsive to my every need and no headaches. End of an era for me, the only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.
[Version 6.3.2]


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+26
Foulger commented on 25 Dec 2013
As a very long time user of Quickeys, since OS 7, it occurs to me that there must be very many QK users who could be persuaded to switch to KM if the Author was generous enough to offer a crossgrade price for QK 4 license holders. I for one would be persuaded.
[Version 6.3.2]


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+8

Mlmodel reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
I really can't say enough good things about this product. I've used many macro facilities over many years, including extensive use of the defunct QuicKeys. Earlier versions of Keyboard Maestro seemed to be lacking some capabilities I felt I needed, but this version has everything I could imagine wanting and a lot more. I wish I had made the transition from QuicKeys earlier. (The transition was a little rocky at first, but with the developer's help I came to understand Keyboard Maestro's world view). This software's features are astounding in breadth, depth, and elegance. The editor interface is stunning, with many subtle innovations. Support from the developer is amazingly prompt and thorough, including answering questions about how to do things or do them better. Some of my suggestions and fixes for problems I reported found their way into the next minor release a short time later. A great deal of information is provided in Keyboard Maestro's documentation, mailing list, and Wiki. This is far more than a keystroke macro facility -- it is a fully-featured automation tool. There is nothing out there that comes even close.
[Version 6.3.2]


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Longterm reviewed on 20 Nov 2013
Having been a Quickeys user since it was in beta in the late 80s, I sorely missed it when it ceased being developed.

Fortunately, Keyboard Maestro has stepped in and surpassed anything that came before it. I use it for all sorts of functions--moving windows around on my 4-monitor setup, automating functions in FileMaker database scripting, setting boilerplate text of all kinds, even little things like making it possible to start and stop iTunes with a PowerMate volume knob even when iTunes isn't frontmost.

The interface is intuitive; when I try to do something, thinking that it *should* do it, it does it; when I wonder if it can do XYZ, I find that it can, and ably; what a great application.

Those of us who've been around the Mac community since the 80s will remember that the author also wrote Internet Config (indispensable in the early days of the Internet) and Anarchy (now called Interarchy). Kudos to Peter Lewis!
[Version 6.3]


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+2

+90

Sherman Wilcox reviewed on 12 Nov 2013
Absolutely indispensable utility.
[Version 6.3]


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+3

Sebastian_szwarc reviewed on 16 Sep 2013
I started to use this app. Sure there are very similar tools to achieve such results like Automator, Better Touch Tool but only Keyboard Maestro seems to be so polished and well-designed to use.
Constructing complicated macros is a breeze but you need to have some imagination in brain of what you wanna achieve. I recommend reading extensive documentation and see some examples on the web.
[Version 6.2]


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cantor rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 6.3.2]



+3

Benmac rated on 16 Nov 2013

[Version 6.3]



+49

VRH rated on 12 Nov 2013

[Version 6.3]



Shoshanna_5ba670a0 rated on 05 Nov 2013

[Version 6.2]



JohnV2458 rated on 21 Sep 2013

[Version 6.2]



deputat rated on 21 Aug 2013

[Version 6.1]



gosmond rated on 13 Feb 2013

[Version 5.3.2]



+6

Wikno rated on 09 Nov 2012

[Version 5.3.2]



+5

Drking rated on 01 Oct 2012

[Version 5.3.2]



Wildgruber Martin rated on 10 May 2012

[Version 5.2.1]


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Version Downloads:738
Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:15 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $36.00
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Keyboard Maestro is your hot-key solution that allows you to perform a multitude of tasks simply by pressing a keystroke! It also incorporates the wildly popular MacOS Classic utility Program Switcher, which allows you to launch, switch, and quit applications with a simple keystroke.

Features:
  • Macro
  • Program and window switcher
  • Clipboard switcher
  • Clipboard history switcher


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