#145: Keyboard Maestro Turns 6
July 8th, 2013 · 84 minutes
David and Katie take a look at the new version of Keyboard Maestro and discuss what it does, how you can use it to automate tasks on your Mac, when you should use Keyboard Maestro over other automation tools and choosing the right tool for the right job.
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Links for this episode:
- Keyboard Maestro 6.1
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- Peter N Lewis (peternlewis) on Twitter
- Keyboard Maestro (keyboardmaestro) on Twitter
- Yahoo Groups: Keyboard Maestro
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