Keyboard Maestro 8.0.1 – Hot-key tasking solution.

Keyboard Maestro 8.0.1

Keyboard Maestro is your hot-key solution that allows you to perform a multitude of tasks simply by pressing a keystroke! It also incorporates the wildly popular MacOS Classic utility Program Switcher, which allows you to launch, switch, and quit applications with a simple keystroke.


  • Macro
  • Program and window switcher
  • Clipboard switcher
  • Clipboard history switcher

What’s New

Version 8.0.1:

Editor Improvements
  • Added new Assistance system to help novices trouble shoot any early issues
  • Large Text size support in editor lists (Macros, Groups, Library, etc.)
  • Added Machine Learning system to By Name selectors
  • Support dragging macros and macro groups into the macro action list
    • No modifiers: Execute the Macro / Show the Macro Group
    • Option: insert a copy of the macro’s actions
    • Command-Shift: Enable the Macro / Macro Group
    • Option-Shift: Mark the Macro
  • Added dragging of macros/macro groups to action macro selector popup menus
  • Support dragging files in as macros or actions
    • Applications as Activate Application action
    • Scripts as the appropriate Execute Script action
    • Other files as Open File actions
  • Added basic Touch Bar support
  • Added Actions menu
  • Added Run Macro menu and toolbar item to run the currently selected macro
  • Added Engroup Actions (into a new Group, Macro, For Each, While, etc) (forum)
  • Added Degroup Actions
  • Added Paste Replacing for actions (forum)
  • Added Select Macro by Name
  • Added Insert Function by Name
  • Added Insert Token by Name
  • Added Insert Variable by Name
  • Added File ➤ Share menu
  • Added Import Macros Disabled menu command
  • Adjusted Import Macros menu command to require the Option key
  • Added Edit ➤ Insert Token ➤ Named Clipboard hierarchical menu
  • Added %Delete% to the Insert Token menu
  • Show an indiciator of the kind (token, variable, calculation) of each field in the editor
  • Support negation (-) in the search fields (forum)
  • Default to last used variable when creating new actions
  • Support changing Safari actions to/from Google Chrome actions
  • Support styled text in comments
  • Added an option to hide disabled macro groups
  • Added wiki search to Help menu
  • Added Make Alias for macros (and command-option dragging macros to groups)
  • Play Sound supports sounds in ~/Library/Sounds and ~/Sounds
  • Click on macro group label (top right) to select the enclosing macro group
  • Adjusted the disclosure behaviour of Execute Macro action
  • Added Space, Escape, and Help to the Hot Key selection menu
  • Added a disabled color to the action color menu to indicate the color means a matched search
  • Added Copy as XML to copy macro groups, macros or actions as XML (forum)
  • Added View ➤ Select Groups Column menu item
  • Added View ➤ Select Macros Column menu item
  • Added View ➤ Edit Name menu item
  • Added View ➤ Reveal Parent Group menu item
  • Added View ➤ Last Used, Last Edited, Previous Edited, Next Edited menu items (forum)
  • Added Select Macro option to macro selector popup menu
  • Added Philippe Martin's Multiple Clipboards to the Macro Library
  • Added Rename Finder Files to the Macro Library
  • Show a warning on "Press and Hold" actions that are the last action of the macro
  • Show a warning when using Open File to open applications with the Default Application
  • Show a warning when an Application trigger cannot fire because of the macro group's settings
  • Show a warning when a For Each action does not use its variable
  • Show a warning when a string containing test looks like it should be a string matching test
  • Support pasting XML actions (forum)
  • Changed to a patterned color for the search matching indicator (forum)
  • Color invalid Calculation conditions (forum)
  • Adjusted the appearance of disabled actions to make them more clearly disabled (forum)
  • Support quitting the editor by closing the editor window
  • When showing a mapping from an empty variable show italic "empty"
  • Show "No Forms Found" (etc) when Safari/Chrome popups cannot find any valid entries (forum)
  • Minor tweaks to the overall appearance
  • Removed misleading "Matching" from Search & Replace "String" search
  • Double clicking icon image wells opens and sets the Icon Chooser
  • The Modifiers condition no longer allows setting a modifier to be both pressed and not pressed (forum)


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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