Stairways Software Releases Keyboard Maestro 9.0

August 13, 2019 in Utility (E)

[prMac.com] Perth, Australia - Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 9.0, the new version of its powerful productivity enhancer for OS X. Version 9 adds support for Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 or later, including actions to toggle Keyboard Maestro or the System Dark Mode settings, and functions for detecting the current state of the system. Version 9 also enhances the Keyboard Maestro editor with support for multiple windows, allowing you to edit one macro while looking at another.

New powerful abilities are unlocked with support for OCR, either of images or directly from the screen, allowing you to easily interact with difficult applications or web pages, as well as extensive support for JSON across a range of actions, functions and tokens.

This version adds wide-ranging direct support for Elgato's Stream Deck keypads, allowing you to both trigger macros and alter button text and displayed images.

Also added for version 9 are enhancements to the regex support including named capture groups and case conversion tokens supported across all token fields.

As well as a new Display Layout Changed trigger, there are many new actions allowing you to set the desktop image, set the clipboard to images or file references, interoperate with 1Password 7.3 , and many more.

See the wiki What's New section for a complete list of changes. With over a hundred other improvements, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Keyboard Maestro is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and distributed by FastSpring. Keyboard Maestro is licensed on a per user basis, and an individual user can use it on up to five Macs.

System Requirements:
* Requires OS X El Capitan 10.11.0 or later
* Has a Hardened Runtime and is Notarized

New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36 (USD). All costs are per user (on up to five Macs), for the current major version, plus applicable taxes. There is no subscription fee. Customers with five or more users should contact us for a volume discount quote.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro directly from us after February 1, 2019 have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 9. If you have not received your free license, you can find your free license upgrade at our web site.

Customers who purchased a prior version of Keyboard Maestro before February 1, 2019 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 9 , $25 (USD). Until October 8, 2019, customers who purchased version 8 of Keyboard Maestro before February 1, 2019 can upgrade for the discounted price of $18. Customers will be emailed instructions on upgrading, but if you have not received your instructions on how to upgrade, you can find details by looking up your Keyboard_Maestro license at our web site. Keyboard Maestro 9 is not available from the Mac App Store and probably never will be.

Stairways Software was founded in 1995 by Peter N Lewis to further develop and sell the world-class Mac software that made him famous. Stairways is a privately held Propriety Limited company based in Perth, Western Australia, and Peter continues to lead the company as president and chief executive officer. Peter's goal was 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. This placed Stairways Software in exactly the right position to capitalize on the massive growth of the Internet from less than one million computers to hundreds of millions. The familiarity with Unix also proved invaluable as Apple transitioned Mac OS to the Unix-based Mac OS X. Along the way we acquired Keyboard Maestro which we ourselves found to be an indispensible productivity tool, and have continued to enhance it, growing it in to the premiere automation tool for macOS. Copyright (C) 2019 Stairways Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, macOS, iPhone, iPad, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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