Getting Started with Keyboard Maestro [VIDEO]

In this video, I show you how to get started automating your Mac with Keyboard Maestro.

Like a lot of automation tools, Keyboard Maestro uses a trigger-action system (similar to Zapier and IFTTT). For example, common types of triggers are: launching an app, keyboard shortcuts, changing wifi network or connecting a USB device. Once the trigger occurs, KM will perform actions e.g. launching apps, moving windows, simulating keystrokes and more.

I use Keyboard Maestro to do things like:

  • Quickly mute my mic on a Zoom call.
  • Search email in Mail.
  • Window management and moving windows.
  • Turning on do not disturb when I launch Zoom/Garageband/Screenflow.

If you'd like to learn more about how to get started with Keyboard Maestro, I highly recommend David Sparks' course (which I purchased a few years ago).