Butler makes it easier for you to perform a wide variety of potentially recurring tasks. Just arrange these tasks in Butler's fully customizable configuration and assign one or more triggers to a task.
- freely configurable system-wide menus in your menu bar/Butler's docklet
- freely configurable pop-up menus -- triggered via hot key or hot corner (see below)
- abbreviations -- e.g., enter "qt" to launch QuickTime Player
- hot keys -- e.g., hit [F1] make iTunes switch to the next track
- hot corners -- e.g., [shift]-[right mouse button click] in the lower left corner of your screen to pop up a menu that lists all system preference panes
- events -- e.g., launch iChat when Butler starts up and the [option] key is not held
- launch applications
- open files
- access preference panes
- manage bookmarks
- search the web
- run AppleScripts
- extend the pasteboard
- enter text snippets
- simulate keystrokes
- control iTunes
- On macOS 10.12 Sierra, Butler's menu bar items no longer claim specific positions, because Butler can't guarantee those anyway. Instead, those menu bar items are just numbered sections, which you can command-drag to arrange them relative to your other menu bar items as you see fit.
- Volumes Smart Items no longer list App Translocation volumes. (That's the thing where Gatekeeper makes new apps run from a random path for security reasons.)
- Butler now ignores a folder's invisibility status when the folder is directly referenced via Folder Content Smart Item. So you can now list the contents of ~/Library, for example, even when Finder isn't configured to show it.