Mac Power Users 181: Automation Workflows with TJ Luoma

David and Katie sit down with automation guru, minister and geek TJ Luoma. We talk about his love for Keyboard Maestro and how he uses automation to make life easier.

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Rhymes With Diploma

The current web home of TJ Luo.ma

Impolite Company – Mule Radio Syndicate

Reforming Faith

A PLACE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEKING, BUILDING, OR RENEWING THEIR FAITH.

Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

TJ Luoma on The Unofficial Apple Weblog

TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time

Type more with less effort! TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures…

Noodlesoft | Hazel

Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. It features a rule interface similar to that of Apple Mail so you should feel right at home.

Keyboard Maestro 6.3.2: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X

Keyboard Maestro can help improve almost every aspect of using your Mac. Even the simplest things, like typing your email address, or going to Gmail or Facebook, launching Pages, or duplicating a line, all take time and add frustration.

1Password

Default Folder X

Custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you navigate your folders and open Finder windows.

A useful Caps Lock key – BrettTerpstra.com

ATLASerials® (ATLAS®)

Accordance – Bible Software for Mac, Windows, iPad and iPhone

Logos Bible Software – Bible Study at its best

The best MultiMarkdown editor just got better!

The best MultiMarkdown editor just got better!

Skitch 2.0 is like Skitch 1.0 without all those pesky “features” | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Skitch 2.0 is like Skitch 1.0 without all those pesky “features”

Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 10

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.

Beamer – The AirPlay Movie Player for Mac

Keyboard Maestro and the automation mindset | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Choosy helps those with Browser Commitment Phobia | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

George Starcher » Griffin Powermate – Mic Mute Button

A better Google search experience with Choosy, Keyboard Maestro and Fluid | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Replicating QuickCursor using BBEdit and Keyboard Maestro | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

TJ Luoma

Using Keyboard Maestro 6 to automate a web database – TUAW

Ask Different

Send to Dropbox | Email + Dropbox

TJ Luoma (tjluoma) on Twitter

NeXT Computer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dell UltraSharp 29 Ultrawide Monitor – U2913WM

Spectacle

Bartender | Mac Menu Bar Item Control

Organize your menu bar apps

Satellite Internet, HughesNet Gen4 High-Speed Satellite Internet Provider

Little Snitch

A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does

Radio Silence | Firewall for Mac OS X

PowerMate – USB Controller | Griffin Technology

You can use PowerMate to edit home movies, or scroll through long documents, or create your next audio masterpiece. How can PowerMate be this cool? Because it’s an assignable controller that you can program to do anything you want, in any application.

Mizage – Shush

CodeRunner — krillapps

With CodeRunner, it has never been easier to write and test code, run scripts, work with algorithms, or simply experiment with a new coding or scripting language.

A guided tour of my Hyper key shortcuts – BrettTerpstra.com

PCKeyboardHack – Software for OS X

KeyRemap4MacBook – Software for OS X

Download QuickCursor for Mac – Access your favorite text editor via keyboard shortcuts. MacUpdate.com

creates a better, faster text-editing experience by using global keyboard shortcuts to bring your favorite editor to any app. If you’ve ever been frustrated by the process of manually copying and pasting between apps, QuickCursor will automate the entire process and save you time

Byword • Simple and efficient text editor for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Simple and efficient text editing for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

TextMate — The Missing Editor for Mac OS X

TextMate brings Apple’s approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

Sublime Text: The text editor you’ll fall in love with

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

The Text This Week – Textweek – Sermon, Sermons, Revised Common Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links

SaneBox – Email Management for Any Inbox

Fluid – Turn Your Favorite Web Apps into Real Mac Apps.

Web applications like Gmail, Facebook, Campfire and Pandora are becoming more and more like desktop applications every day. Running each of these web apps in a separate tab in your browser can be a real pain.

Chrome Browser

Default Folder X

Save your files effortlessly and open your folders instantly. Default Folder X makes Mac OS X’s Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do.

BusyMac

BusyCal is the ultimate OS X calendar app — packed with powerful time-saving features in a friendly, easy-to-use package.

Toggle JavaScript in Safari with Keyboard Maestro | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

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