Sometimes I want to have a persistent notification or indicator generated by Keyboard Maestro. I might use this to have an alert, show that a macro is running, or anything else.
I've started using BitBar for this purpose. BitBar just runs shell scripts and displays their output in your menu bar.
To support this, I've added a this script to my bitbar plugins. It simply concatenates all variables that begin with "bitbar__" and puts them in the menu. I then make heavy use of emoji and custom unicode characters to give myself small notifications in the menu bar.
kmstatus.10s.zip (344 Bytes)
You can do a lot more with BitBar, but this is quick, easy, and fits nicely into any KM macro since it can pull in any number of variables. And if there's no variables of the right name, it just displays nothing.