I just wanted to take a moment and say thanks to Peter and anybody else who may be involved in developing KM or answering questions here.
(Scroll down for the TL:DR if you don't want to read my wall of text haha)
You guys rock! I started a new job last summer, telephonic interpreting. If anybody knows anything about interpreting, it is fast paced and can be stressful, especially if there are any terms used you're unfamiliar with.
As a result, I was initially struggling with several aspects of my job such as being able to take good notes rapidly, look up terms I was unfamiliar with (90% of my interpreting is legal, medical and law enforcement, so it's not lingo a person uses everyday), keeping track of my calls; too many aspects to list here.
I asked my brother (who is a programmer/developer and works almost exclusively with Mac) about a way to do simple things like clicking the "answer call button" on my work's voice portal webpage. He recommended Keyboard Maestro.
After downloading it, I IMMEDIATELY knew this was a game changer! I think I ended up purchasing it that same day or next day. That was last June. I now have 444 macros that I use and they have saved me 56 days of time!
My most used one is the one to answer my calls, since they come through my interpreter voice portal website. I have to click to answer there first, and then it will ring my actual phone. When it rings, I hit F5 and it immediately switches to that page, answers the phone, pauses any media, starts a call timer, and opens up all my work apps and windows. When I'm done I hit F6 and it clears all my notes, updates my call log with the info from that particular call (time, duration, caller etc.), hangs up the call, minimizes all my work windows, unminimizes my personal windows and resumes my media.
My second most used one is a simple copy and set clipboard to variable, then search an interpreter site for the correct term in the target language.
Without Keyboard Maestro work would be a lot more time consuming and frsutrating. So for all of you who either work directly with Keyboard Maestro or give awesome answers to what often times are my newbie questions (I'm looking at you @ccstone) thanks a million for having a great app and a great community!