Good Macro Applications

windowstomac

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Original poster
Jun 23, 2011
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Hi there,

I wonder if anyone could recommend a good Mac App for system-wide Macros. What I basically want to do is be able to use keyboard shortcuts to insert text such as "I trust my application is of interest and hope to hear from you soon" - I need to be able to drop the various bits of text into anywhere - Words, Pages, Mail and Chrome. Any suggestions?

Many Thanks
 

saberahul

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Nov 6, 2008
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Can't you use Automator to create a Service and just click on that Service within any application? I assume AppleScript will also do this for you.
 

exegete77

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Feb 12, 2008
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I have been using TextExpanding for a few years. Excellent and does everything I want and more.
 

blodwyn

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Jul 28, 2004
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Portland, Oregon
Hi there,

I wonder if anyone could recommend a good Mac App for system-wide Macros. What I basically want to do is be able to use keyboard shortcuts to insert text such as "I trust my application is of interest and hope to hear from you soon" - I need to be able to drop the various bits of text into anywhere - Words, Pages, Mail and Chrome. Any suggestions?

Many Thanks
If it's proper macros you want, rather than just text substitution, then Keyboard Maestro is my favorite.