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Press Release for 26 Mar 2014

Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 6.4

Perth, Western Australia - 26 March 2014 - Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 6.4, the new version of its powerful productivity enhancer for Mac OS X.

Version 6.4 adds a raft of new features, including support for reading and modifying file tags in Mavericks and much improved accessibility and VoiceOver support. We have also added asynchronous execution options for scripts and sub-macros, as well as semaphore locks for limiting parallel execution.

There is also a bunch of new AppleScript commands, allowing importing of macros or deleting macros or macro groups, plus the usual set of new functions and text tokens, allowing more choices when finding locations on multiple screens, more information about the executing macro, and access to even more information about your Mac.

This version uses the information gleaned from the crash reporter added in version 6 to further reduce the possibility of a crash (though Keyboard Maestro is very robust already, with around one crash per thousand users per month).

Plus a bunch of other minor improvements.

Changes for 6.4:

Changes for 6.3

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 <http://purchase.keyboardmaestro.com/> 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 <http://enquiry.stairways.com/>.

Customers who purchased any version of Keyboard Maestro directly from us prior to October 2012 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 <http://enquiry.stairways.com/>.

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$25.

A fully-functional unlicensed trial version of Keyboard Maestro can be downloaded from <http://download.keyboardmaestro.com/>.

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

Extensive online documentation on Keyboard Maestro can be found at <http://documentation.keyboardmaestro.com/>.

A brief taste of Keyboard Maestro in action can be found at <http://screenshots.keyboardmaestro.com/>.

For more information about anything to do with Keyboard Maestro visit <http://www.keyboardmaestro.com/>.

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