Maybe this is too obvious, but it’s something I find very helpful. I have a lot of macro groups, including, of course one, for each of the many applications I use. I like to organize my groups so the following categories each appear together:
- several groups with text and clipboard manipulations
- groups for system manipulations (mouse, windows, system preferences, etc.),
- application-specific groups
- miscellaneous all-application macros (for search, web actions, etc.)
- testing, experimentation, looking at imported macros, etc.
- some groups for context-dependent keystroke activation of applications (I’m an old keystroke junky and generally switch applications with a specific multi-modifier keystroke.)
- and a few idiosyncratic categories that I’m not mentioning
The way I do this is to prefix the name of each group with a special character and a space… By choosing the characters appropriately you can order the categories as you wish. Some of the special characters I use are: § • ∫ □ ▬ ➟. Lately I’ve been getting bored with these (and some are too plebeian) and wanting them to be more dramatic, so I’m switching to characters such as and .
I grab these from my PopChar Favorites, but they are also available from the system Character Viewer.