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A Beginner's Guide To Automating Your Mac With Keyboard Maestro

Macs have all kinds of useful automation tools, but Keyboard Maestro is easily the most powerful among them. It lets you automate almost any repetitive task you do on your Mac — from opening web pages at a specific time to rating iTunes songs — with just a little bit of set up. Keyboard Maestro is a little overwhelming at first, so let’s get familiar with how it works and make our first macro.


All The Ways You Can Add Special Characters In Google Drive

Need to type a special character (such as a symbol or something from a non-Latin alphabet) in a Google Drive document? Turns out there are several ways to do that.


Quickly Open A USB Drive In Windows With A Keyboard Shortcut

If you need quick access to files on a USB flash drive regularly — or use an application located on one — you can create a keyboard shortcut to save yourself some time.


Cheetyr Is A Searchable Shortcut Cheat Sheet For Designers And Devs

If you’re a regular user of Photoshop, Illustrator or do general web development, you probably find yourself drowning in a flood of keyboard shortcuts. Cheetyr helps make sense of them with a searchable database of keyboard shortcuts for several common apps and services.


A Comprehensive Guide To TextExpander

Text expansion apps are a great way to save time when you find yourself typing the same information repeatedly, but they can do much more than that. One of our favourites is TextExpander on Mac, and it’s a powerful tool once you learn how to use it.


Restart Or Shut Down Windows 8 With A Keyboard Shortcut

Windows 8′s start menu interferes with the old, convenient method of using keyboard shortcuts (via the Windows key) to quickly restart or shut down your machine. Here’s a little trick that sort of brings back that time saver.


Use Text Expansion To Keep Track Of And Update To-Do Lists

We’ve previously looked at clever uses for text expansion apps, but blogger and podcaster Greg Hickman has a new one: write your daily to-do list so you can access it quickly when you’re stuck.


The Hidden Keyboard Shortcut For Images In Your Browser: S+Right-Click

Take a second to hold down the “S” key and right-click on any image on the web. Whoa, right?


A Beginner's Guide To Effortless, Mouseless Computing With Alfred

Ever wanted to take control of your Mac without taking your hands off your keyboard? Alfred’s an app launcher and utility that makes that possible. With just a little bit of setup and know-how, you’ll be able to use Alfred to search for anything, anywhere, move around files, control software and more without ever lifting your hands off your keyboard.


Add Custom Keyboard Shortcuts To Chrome Extensions For Quick Launching

Chrome: Chrome has all kinds of great keyboard shortcuts to make browsing quick and easy, but they’re not really customisable. That said, Digital Inspiration reminds us that you can also set custom keyboard shortcuts for certain extensions.