Keyboard Maestro Master Class

May 23, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Heck yeah! The new Keyboard Maestro Field Guide is the perfect intersection of my favorite Mac Utility and my favorite Apple Nerd. These are so great. Not only is the video a great way to learn Keyboard Maestro, but each segment includes a transcript and downloadable macros.


I'll buy pretty much anything David Sparks makes. It's top quality and presented with enthusiasm and joy. For $24 I think this is a bargain. If you don't own Keyboard Maestro yet, I strongly recommend buying this course and see what you've been missing your entire Mac life. It's an incredible utility that I use every few minutes I'm on my Mac.

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  7. IFTTT on iOS

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