Hiltmon

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Sanity Saver - Ticks and Crosses

Sanity Savers are quick tips that help you stay sane when using your computer.

I often create point form lists of things, whether planning a post or a coding sprint or a client activity. And to keep track of which points in the list are done and which will not be done, or what is right and what is wrong, I like to use and symbols.

I use them so frequently and am so lazy that even typing ,,tick and ,,cross TextExpander expansions are too much effort.

So I made them hot keys using Keyboard Maestro. ⌃⌘= gives me a and ⌃⌘- gives a . Anywhere. Anytime.

Update: As per the comment from Jimmy Hartingdon below, change the macro to ‘Insert Text by Typing’ if you want the clipboard to remain unchanged.

✗ Cool
✓ Nerdy
✗ Fashionable
✓ Fun

Batsu (罰) is Japanese for the ✗ symbol, meaning “wrong”, as in wrong answer (Wikipedia).

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