July 17, 2018
I do not know how many times I have downloaded and done a trial of Keyboard Maestro without “getting into it”.
Keyboard Maestro is a power tool that this blog post wont fully cover. But think of it as a tool to do various stuff on a given event. That can be a keyboard trigger, you connect to wifi or that you click “run this macro”. What you do can be all different kinds of stuff, you should take a look at it to get a proper overview. But the stuff I currently use it for is when I want to override default app shortcuts by running Apple Script that does kind of the same thing, but not entirely. Or my work around for the lack of proper batch operations in Lightroom CC. The short version is that I want to “Auto tune” a large collection of images. Typically after I import something etc. The way you have to do this is to open a image, click the button, move one to the right and then repeat. I made a keyboard maestro macro that loops over it a pre defined number of times.
It still takes a long time, but it frees me to drink coffee or beer while watching my MacBook slaving away.
This is the tool you want if you want to do some really geeky shit on your Mac.