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Press Release for 21 May 2013

Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 6.0

Perth, Western Australia - 21 May 2013 - Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 6.0, the new version of its powerful productivity enhancer for Mac OS X.

Version 6 continues the long tradition of putting more power at your finger tips, adding macro syncing, plug in actions, trigger by name, full support for styled text, support for controlling Safari and Google Chrome, a macro debugger, and much more.

Keyboard Maestro 6 adds macro syncing, allowing you to sync your macros across multiple Macs using Dropbox or other file sharing services, plug in actions, so you can write and share your own actions (if you can think of anything we do not already support directly!), trigger macros by name (by default bounds to Command-Control-Option-T), enhanced the conflict palette so you can easily select from multiple macros using the same hot key, full support for styled text, control over Safari and Google Chrome, Retina-friendly graphics, a great new icon from Iconaholic, as well as customizable status menu icons.

Watch the What's New Video on the home page to see some of the new features.

With over a hundred other improvements, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Major Changes for 6.0

New Triggers

New Actions

Clipboards & Styled Text

Safari and Google Chrome Actions


Editor & UI



Text Tokens

Calculation Functions



In Detail


Bug Fixes

Keyboard Maestro 6.x requires Mac OS X 10.8 or greater.

Keyboard Maestro is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and distributed by FastSpring. Keyboard Maestro is licensed on a per user basis, and an individual user can use it on five Macs.

New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro from <> for US$36. Customers with five or more users should contact us for a volume discount quote.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro directly from us after October 1, 2012 have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 6. If you have not received your free license, you can find your free license upgrade at <>.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 5 prior to October 2012 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 6 for US$18 until July 31, 2013 and for US$25 after that date. Customers who purchased older versions of Keyboard Maestro can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 6 for US$25. If you have not received your instructions on how to upgrade, you can find details by looking up your Keyboard_Maestro license at <>.

Keyboard Maestro 6 is not available from the Mac App Store (and probably never will be), but customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 5 on the Mac App Store can convert their license to a direct license by option clicking the "Mac App Version" text in the Keyboard Maestro about box and following the instructions and will then be eligible for a paid upgrade to version 6 for US$18 until July 31, 2013 and for US$25 after that date.

A fully-functional unlicensed trial version of Keyboard Maestro can be downloaded from <>.

For sales enquires, volume purchases, customer service, technical support, or to contact project management, our current contact information is listed at <>.

Extensive online documentation on Keyboard Maestro can be found at <>.

A brief taste of Keyboard Maestro in action can be found at <>.

For more information about anything to do with Keyboard Maestro visit <>.

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