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TPS64: All About Keyboard Maestro w/ Mike & Thanh

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The Productivity Show

This episode will give you a foundational framework for using Keyboard Maestro, powerful system automation software for Mac OS X. Give it a listen before you start using Keyboard Maestro to learn the best ways to implement it and a few tips and tricks to help you identify what you should automate.

Cheat Sheet

  • Why Keyboard Maestro is so powerful and you should be using it on your Mac
  • The differences between TextExpander, Hazel, and Keyboard Maestro (and when to use each one)
  • How Keyboard Maestro’s triggers work and what you can do with them
  • Some of the more obscure triggers in Keyboard Maestro (including how to use a MIDI keyboard to launch macros)
  • Specific examples of how Mike and Thanh use Keyboard Maestro to be #AsianEfficient
  • Tips to help you accelerate the learning curve get started with Keyboard Maestro
  • Why you should start out simple with just one or two macros and evolve from there
  • How to recognize what you need to automate using the “3 Times Rule”
  • How you can record macros inside of Keyboard Maestro without knowing ANY code


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Posted by Justus  | February 11, 2019 at 3:20AM | Reply


The link to the Comprehensive Guide to Keyboard Maestro leads to ‘Page not found’. Thanks.

Posted by John Winstanley  | November 11, 2015 at 3:57PM | Reply

Ah, the link is up now. Thanks

Posted by John Winstanley  | November 9, 2015 at 3:00PM | Reply

Great podcast guys.

The link to A Comprehensive Guide to Keyboard Maestro is not resolving though

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