MacVoices #15076: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Automating Your Mac Again

Joe Kissell is back with an update to Take Control of Automating Your Mac, bringing the book to v1.1, and providing more information on getting things done faster, easier, and automatically. From the ease of an application launcher to the power of Keyboard Maestro to the complexity of Microsoft’s Visual Basic in Office, Joe shares some examples and advice on how getting started and then pushing it to the next level. Find out why you shouldn’t worry about system updates breaking your workflows, what you can do with built-in Yosemite’s Dictation Commands and more.

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Joe Kissell  is the author of over two dozen  Take Control ebooks, as well as a host of print books. He is a senior editor for  TidBITS, and a Senior Contributor to  Macworld. Keep up with him if you can on his personal blog,, and on  Twitter.


Choosing the right launcher for your Mac by Joe Kissell on Macworld

LaunchBar by Objective Development

Alfred – Running with Crayons Ltd

Butler by Many Tricks Software

TextExpander by Smile

Keyboard Maestro by Stairways Software