“Take Control of Automating Your Mac, Second Edition” for your MUG

Dear MUG member,
Looking for ways to work smarter and faster with your Mac? In Take Control of Automating Your Mac, Second Edition, Joe Kissell shows how anyone, at any level of experience, can save time and effort, and avoid unnecessary errors, by using automation techniques that range from the simplest keyboard shortcut to the most complicated script.
In this updated and expanded second edition, Joe teaches you how to automate routine tasks in a wide variety of ways. You can begin by making the most of productivity features such as Siri, Spotlight (for launching apps), and text replacement—and then move on to the more sophisticated automation tools built into macOS, such as Automator, AppleScript, services, and shell scripts.
In addition, Joe gives extensive information about third-party automation apps that can make a huge difference to your work efficiency, such as Keyboard Maestro, TextExpander, OmniGraffle, and many more. As an extra bonus, the book includes coupons for discounts on 11 automation apps, adding up to more than $100 in savings!

Buy Take Control of Automating Your Mac, Second Edition
for $11.50 with the 30% MUG discount
Buy Take Control of Automating Your Mac together with
Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal (a $30 value) for only $20

With this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Get started with the built-in macOS automation tools, including Automator, AppleScript, and the Command Line
  • Take full advantage of input devices to save clicks
  • Automate text expansion for faster, more consistent typing
  • Control the Finder with Spotlight or a third-party launcher, and organize files with Hazel
  • Supercharge your clipboard to remember and reformat previous copies
  • Write macros in Microsoft Office and Nisus Writer Pro
  • Create rules to file email automatically in Apple Mail and Outlook
  • Log in to Web sites faster with a password manager
  • Automate cloud services with IFTTT and Zapier
  • Set up automatic backup and syncing
  • Use Omni Automation for JavaScript-based automation tasks
  • Control nearly anything on your Mac with Keyboard Maestro
    Whether you’re new to automation, you’ve used automation before and need a refresher, or you’re experienced with automation but want to go deeper, this book can teach you the skills you need to automate with ease.
    Take back your time, work more efficiently, and have more fun with your Mac, with Take Control of Automating Your Mac, Second Edition!
    Your Take Control Team—Joe Kissell and Morgen Jahnke
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Mike Schwartz

About Mike Schwartz

A graphic designer that loves typography, current page designer and ad designer for two newspapers that print weekly. Practicing several mediums, I'm ready to broaden my horizons.

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