Announcing the Keyboard Maestro Field Guide 2024 Update and Discount

I am happy to announce an update to my Keyboard Maestro Field Guide. It includes 16 new videos covering many new features added with recent updates, including version 11.

To celebrate this update release, I’ve got a limited-time 20% discount on the Keyboard Maestro Field Guide. Use HOORAYKM11 at checkout for 20% off.

Moreover, I’ve spoken with the gang over at Keyboard Maestro and they are also offering a discount on Keyboard Maestro. For a limited time, you can get 10% off a Keyboard Maestro license with code “KMFG”.


Your pal, David

P.S. Here’s what people are saying about the Keyboard Maestro Field Guide:

As a Mac nerd, Keyboard Maestro is an indispensable app. There are so many helpful, powerful, and fun things you can do with it. David, as usual, does an excellent job at showing you how to use this app to change your life.

— Shawn Blanc, Founder The Sweet Setup

The Keyboard Maestro Field Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to take their Mac productivity up a notch. David Sparks does a fantastic job of making Keyboard Maestro highly accessible to new users while also providing clever use cases to delight even the most experienced users.

— Tim Stringer, Founder, Technically Simple

Keyboard Maestro is a popular automation tool for the Mac that has a long list of different functionalities, all based around automating different tasks. It takes a simple approach based on triggers and actions, which means you don’t need any scripting or programming knowledge to use it.

The new Keyboard Maestro Field Guide from David Sparks is designed to help you master the app…. The Field guide is completely self-paced, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own speed.

— Chance Miller, writer,

February 2024 in the MacSparky Labs

There was a lot of activity for the Labs in February, including 8 exclusive videos on a variety of topics:

  • 2024-02-28 – Sparky’s Desktop Widgets Tour (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-27 – Automating OmniFocus 4 with Shortcuts Actions (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-26 – February 2024 Deep Dive – The Case for Time Tracking (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-26 – Vision Pro Productivity Check-in (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-23 – The Lab Report for February 23, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-21 – Cleaning Up iMessage Apps (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-20 – Getting More From the Mac’s Globe Key (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-16 – The Lab Report for February 16, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-15 – 2024 Q1 Midpoint (Session 2) (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-15 – 2024 Q1 Midpoint (Session 1) (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-14 – Vision Pro Walk-through (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-13 – Tips for Repeating Tasks in OmniFocus (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-12 – Vision Pro “Lifeline” Call Podcast Audio (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-09 – The Lab Report for February 9, 2024 (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-08 – FOD – Damien Schreurs – Local AI (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-07 – Vision Pro: Initial Impressions and Questions (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-06 – Contextual Computing Article about My Writing Environment (Early Peek) (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-06 – How Sparky Uses Notion (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-05 – Labs February Meetup (Levels 2-3)
  • 2024-02-05 – Vision Pro Initial Impressions (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-04 – Labs Deep Dive – Task Management Strategies (Level 3)
  • 2024-02-03 – Vision Pro Questions Newsletter (Levels 1-3)
  • 2024-02-02 – The Lab Report for February 2, 2024 (Levels 1-3)

If you’d like to be a part of the MacSparky Labs, you can get more information and join right here.

Simple Scan

Greg Pierce at Agile Tortoise (Drafts, Tally) has a new app, Simple Scan. It’s a no-frills scanning app that doesn’t try to do more than be a good scanning app, made by a guy who really understands how to make great apps. If you’re looking for a simple scanning app, this is the one.

ScreenFloat 2: Power Up Your Screenshots

This week, MacSparky is sponsored by ScreenFloat 2, a major upgrade to the Mac’s built-in screenshot tool. With ScreenFloat 2, screenshots become so much more.

To begin, your screenshots will float, just like the name implies. You no longer have to dig through windows to find your screenshots. It’s right on top, waiting for you.

Then, there is a suite of screenshot tools: markup, annotate, colors, rotate, and trim. ScreenFloat 2 lets you record your screen and trigger screenshots on a timer. If you need to re-capture, there is a tool for that, so you don’t have to reframe the shot from scratch. You can even extract text and barcodes. If you need to redact, there are tools for that as well. You can remove text, faces, or barcodes. 

I often want to get exact color matches out of screenshots which is actually pretty difficult. But not so with ScreenFloat 2. The app has a built-in color sampling tool. If you want to use your screenshots, you can drag and drop them out of the browser, or directly from floating shots. ScreenFloat 2 also includes a browser to organize your images with folders and tags, and it all syncs over iCloud. If you want to use your screenshots, you can drag and drop them out of the browser.

Check out ScreenFloat 2 today and learn just how much more useful screenshots can be.

Focused 198: Revisiting Journaling

Mike and I use this episode of Focused to revisit the topic of journaling for personal growth and share how our workflows have evolved.

This episode of Focused is sponsored by:

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Mac Power Users 733: Our Favorite iPhone Apps

On this episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I battle it out in naming our favorite iOS apps.

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