Perth, Australia – Stairways Software today announces Keyboard Maestro 6.0 for Mac OS X, a major update to its feature-filled application that allows users to record and/or create macros, shortcuts that can be activated at any time. The app offers more than 200 different Actions in 21 Categories, which can be initiated via 16 different Triggers. The update includes the following: Macro Syncing Across Macs, Plug-In Actions, Styled Text, Multiple Named Clipboards, Control over Safari and Chrome, New Icons, Icon Chooser/Creator, Trigger Macros by Name, Retina-Display Compatibility, and a Macro Debugger.

Feature Highlights:
* Create or record custom macro shortcuts that you can activate at any time
* You simply define what you want your Mac to do and when you want it done
* Comes complete with a Clipboard History, saving everything you copy for later use
* Complete Macro Library, Macro Editor, and Macro Group Editor
* Macro Actions Library contains 200+ Actions in the following 21 Categories

According to Wikipedia, “Keyboard macros and mouse macros allow short sequences of keystrokes and mouse actions to be transformed into other, usually more time-consuming, sequences of keystrokes and mouse actions. In this way, frequently used or repetitive sequences of keystrokes and mouse movements can be automated. Separate programs for creating these macros are called macro recorders.”

Among the most powerful Macro apps available for OS X, Keyboard Maestro lets users customize the way their Mac works. They can easily create or record custom macro shortcuts that can be activated at any time, navigate running applications, work with an unlimited number of clipboards, open documents when and where desired, type sentences with the press of a key, expand abbreviations into entire paragraphs, control web applications, and much more.

Keyboard Maestro comes complete with a Clipboard History, saving everything copied for later use, as well as Named Clipboards, which can store commonly used images or text. The app also includes a powerful Application Switcher and Window Switcher so users can cycle through applications or windows, closing, hiding, and launching, as well as an Application Launcher to quickly launch applications.

The mature application is ideal for both novices and experts. An illustrated, interactive Tutorial demonstrates the basics of Macros in minutes. For advanced users, the app includes a complete Macro Library, Macro Editor, and Macro Group Editor. A Macro Debugger and Conflict Palette make constructing complex, customized Macros easy.

The Macro Actions Library contains 200+ Actions in the following 21 Categories: Application Control, Clipboard, Control Flow and Behavior of a Macro, Debugger, Execution, File, Google Chrome Control, Image, Interface Control, iTunes Control, Keyboard Maestro Control, MIDI, Notifications, Open, QT Player Controls, Safari Controls, Switchers, System Control, Text, Variables, and Web. Also supplied are 16 different Triggers, which activate a selected Macro, including: Hot Key Trigger, Typed String, Applications, Login, Engine Launch, System Wake, Time, While Logged In, Macro Palette, Status Menu, Public Web, Mounted Volume, USB Device, Wireless Network, Device Key, MIDI Note, iPhone, and By Script.

“Whether you want to automatically expand a block of text when you start typing it, or have your Mac automatically perform a series of steps with a single keystroke, Keyboard Maestro is the complete solution,” stated Peter N Lewis of Stairways Software. “Record your Macro as you perform each step, or build using the Macro Library and Editor.”

System Requirements:
* Requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later
* 64-bit only with Automatic Reference Counting
* Web Server is built into Keyboard Maestro Engine
* 38.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Keyboard Maestro 6.0 is available immediately directly from the Stairways Software website for $36.00 (USD). A free, fully functional trial version is available for download. Upgrades from previous versions are also available. Keyboard Maestro is not available on the Mac App Store.

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Stairways Software was founded in April 1995 by Peter N Lewis to further develop and sell the world-class Mac software that made him famous. Stairways is a privately held Proprietary Limited company based in Perth, Western Australia, and Peter continues to lead the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Peter’s goal is to bring high quality Internet and Unix tools to the Mac, combining the traditional Mac ease-of-use with the power of the Internet and Unix. His mastery of Unix also proved invaluable, as Apple transitioned Mac OS to the Unix-based Mac OS X. Along the way, the company acquired Keyboard Maestro, which company members themselves found to be an indispensable productivity tool, and they have continued to enhance its features and usability. Stairways Software remains a small efficient company, which means when users contact them, he or she will be dealing with someone who can directly and personally handle any questions. Copyright (C) 2013 Stairways Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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