Service Station

There is a new utility app for the Mac, called Service Station that I’ve been using, and enjoying for the last few weeks. Service Station adds a customizable context menu to your Mac. For some years now, you’ve been able to activate services by right-clicking with the mouse. Service Station takes this idea and runs with it. Specifically, you can make a user-customizable contextual menu for each file type. If you only open images with specific applications or run scripts on them, you can significantly speed up that process through the contextual menu with Service Station. In the below screenshot, for instance, Service Station will give me menus for Preview, Pixelmator Pro, and Sketch. I can also add scripts to this.

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Then later, when I right-click on an image file, I get those three applications listed directly in my contextual menu. It’s a clever application and if you find yourself frequently working with right clicks or scripting, it’s a useful app. The application is sandboxed and available through the Mac App Store.

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