Keyboard Maestro 2.1.3 full review

Automating tasks with a series of keyboard shortcuts has always been a great way of speeding up your workflow. Keyboard Maestro takes that philosophy a step further.

You can design your own macro shortcuts then navigate your way through running applications, open windows with a program switcher, and also work with unlimited clipboards using a similar technique. Macros can be set up using all manner of keyboard combinations that best suit your way of working, but there are quite a few preconfigured options available when you first install the program.

A snappy interface allows easy navigation around the various toolbar options and set-up procedures. Highpoints are plentiful. Music fans will love the facility for controlling iTunes directly, even from another application without having to leave it. Keystrokes makes music management a doddle.

And it doesn’t stop there. Keyboard Maestro can be set up to automate any kind of task, ranging from the humdrum chore to essential system maintenance. This incarnation sports a host of new features too; perhaps one of the most impressive is the ability to import and export Macros. This makes sharing your most labour-saving Hot-Key combos easy.

You’ll also revel in options such as being able to replicate a button click or the simulate scroll-wheel option, which again means a much more efficient way of working on your Mac. The Macro Group, meanwhile, is a set of automated moves enabled for specific applications.

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