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Keyboard Maestro 7 - Now with More Help, More Triggers, Styled Palettes, Autocomplete & More.

Keyboard Maestro
Keyboard Maestro

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Mounties Feedback Trainer
Feedback Trainer

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Desktop Calendar Maker
Desktop Calendar Maker

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Sight Words
Sight Words

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Keyboard Maestro is a powerful macro program for macOS. With Keyboard Maestro you can design your own shortcuts and trigger them at any time, automating many tedious things on your Mac.

Whether you are a power user or a grand parent (or both!), your time is precious. So why waste it when 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. Let Keyboard Maestro help make your Mac life more pleasant and efficient.

Keyboard Maestro 7 includes integrated wiki help, styled palettes, more triggers, more actions, recording, clipboard history, control over your applications, system, web browser, windows, menus, control flow, variables, calculations, text token expansion. Open files, work with images, speak text, you name it - and if we haven't done it directly, now you can write your own actions.

You can find out more about us, or Keyboard Maestro, read our press releases, look at our history over the last fifteen years, or contact us.

Mounties Feedback Trainer, available from the Mac App Store, was designed to help you learn to correctly identify feedback tone frequencies - an essential skill for any budding sound engineer, as well as useful for any musician.

You can use it to train your ear to detect the various frequencies and then test yourself to see how well you know which frequency is which - far better to learn it now than when you have to quickly silence a wayward feedback in a crowded theatre!

Mounties Feedback Trainer includes a built in equalizer so you can adjust the volume of the tones for the wildly variable output of your particular speakers.

Sight Words, available from the Mac App Store, is a program I wrote for my kids to quickly and easily learn the most common English words. By spending just a few minutes a day you can work through these early words to give your child a quick start at reading.

The program can handle multiple children (even an entire class), and tracks each child’s progress showing which words that child has mastered and more frequently prompting them with words that have not yet committed to memory.

Almost 2000 words are included, including those in the popular Dolch Word List, internally ordered from easiest to hardest so that the easier words are offered early.

You can also generate a nice looking report of the child’s current status, showing words they know, words they are still working on, and words that they haven’t been tested on yet.

For many years I have been making my own desktop calendars as Christmas presents. The calendars use my own photos, so they are personalised for each recipient. I have made the templates for these available on my personal web site, but generating the templates and using them was a very cumbersome process.

Enter Desktop Calendar Maker, now available from the Mac App Store, a new Mac OS X application which allows anyone to add their own photos and build custom desktop calendars and print them out on any color printer.

All you need is this program, some photos, a color printer and some CD calendar cases.

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