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Keyboard Maestro

Keyboard Maestro lets you do wonderful things, but it’s an awkward, brittle way to make stuff happen on your computer.

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Crazy & Hideous Tumblr Posting

This is a bit bonkers, I know, but in practice it's a fast, easy way to post to Tumblr. My only complaint is the ugliness of Keyboard Maestro's dialogue windows. NB: I don't really press + + + ^—those keys are bound to Caps Lock (see Keyboard Shortcuts).

  1. Grab URL, title & selected text from Safari
  2. Prompt for edited title, tags; create slug from title
  3. Write everything to a file, formatted for The Tumblr Gem
  4. Open file in TextEdit (I may change this to Byword) for editing, filling left half of screen; Safari filling right half.
  5. On quitting TextEdit, send a draft post to Tumblr with aforementioned gem.
  6. Reopen TextEdit, close all its windows, hide it; switch to Safari, filling screen.
A Keyboard Maestro macro for posting to Tumblr from Safari with The Tumblr Gem. View full size.
A Keyboard Maestro macro for posting to Tumblr from Safari with The Tumblr Gem. View full size.