Hot Keyboard Pro

Hot Keyboard Pro

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 24 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0.65
File Size:
2.77MB
Date Added:
September 16, 2014
Price:
Free to try (12-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
73,713
Downloads Last Week:
29
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

While working on your PC, you often do the same tasks every day, such as opening the same documents. Hot Keyboard Pro lets you create a macro to trigger these repetitive actions with a single keystroke. You can assign each macro its own hot key and schedule it to run automatically. Automated actions include opening a document, launching a program, and automatically replacing a string of symbols as you type in any Windows application. You can record and save a series of keystrokes and mouse movements and run several macros in a chain or call your own menu of macros. The program makes adding new commands a breeze. For example, you can highlight some text and press a hot key to create a new macro for any of the text-related action types. The program produced no noticeable slowdown on our PC. Also, Hot Keyboard Server lets several PCs share and exchange macros. The midrange features and ease of use make Hot Keyboard Pro suitable for power users and professionals who don't want to lay down big money for a corporate-level solution.

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  • 5 stars

    "5 stars. Copied+pasted from Skype to Excel in 5 minutes"

    February 05, 2014   |   By PoorStudent2012

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 4.3.40

    Pros

    Can quickly make new macro to copy contact information from Skype and paste into Excel.
    Done in 5 minutes for over 100 contacts.
    (I used to make macros with other Macro software that cost over 1000 dollars.)

    Cons

    In edit sequence mode, I do not see clearly which action is being done on Skype and which action is being on Excel.
    In edit sequence mode, I can not temporarily ignore an event (called a step in other software). I can delete that event out. (But, if I am wrong about deleting that event, I may have to remake a new macro to put that step back into the existing macro (I am referring to something like REM COMMAND in making .bat file (batch file), just to ignore an event for now, keep the step but do not run the step).

    Summary

    I rate this as 5 stars because of ease of use, wide usefulness, good ideas and functions for software that cost just $29.99. Perfect for macro tasks. Please keep up the good work, thank you very much.

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  • 4 stars

    "The best keyboard macro application I have found."

    November 07, 2012   |   By RichWendrock

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 4.2.31

    Pros

    I have been using Hot Keyboard for many years. I have hundreds of macros that I use daily to save time. Everything from adding a greeting and salutation to an email, to adding CSS coding to format my listings in ebay. Hot Keyboard is so easy with which to work. Select the text, press a dedicated key combination and voila, its done. Saves thousands of key strokes. Easy to sync two PC to the same macro library. Last but not least, the developers listen and are eager to make the product better.

    Cons

    Some of the options are difficult to find. For example Hot Keyboard has a search feature that helps you manage the macros. But instead of a button that is readily visible, you will find the Search option under the Print option.

    Summary

    I highly recommend Hot Keyboard, you can't go wrong.

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  • 5 stars

    "Can't live without it"

    January 13, 2011   |   By kevinpascual

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 3.2.700

    Pros

    1. It is stable. Unlike other similar software, Hot Keyboard doesn't crash
    2. It supports almost everything I need: open docs, run programs, insert text
    3. It has portable version, so I can use favorite hot keys on different computers

    Cons

    I found none

    Summary

    I use hot keyboard on a daily basis, I've put all repetitive tasks to the hot keys and feel very comfortable. No more start menu diving to launch an app. Also I do use Hot Keyboard for other tasks, for example, I had to test a web form of 100 pages. I've recorded a macro and had a cup of coffee while Hot Keyboard was doing the job for me.

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  • 5 stars

    "The software I install first"

    June 02, 2010   |   By kevinpascual

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 3.1.597

    Pros

    Macros password-protection - it lets me to add security-sensitive macros to laptop which is always at risk to be stolen
    Portable version - I keep my hot keys on a usb stick
    Reliable and fast - no crashes, macros run with no delay upon hot key pressed

    Cons

    Context menu item does not work with internet explorer 8
    No Linux version

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  • 5 stars

    "Does just what I wanted it to do."

    November 15, 2009   |   By rap9

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 3.1.597

    Pros

    I wanted to assign a few function keys to do special operations. Hot Keyboard provided an easy way to reassign the keys, just as I wanted.

    Cons

    I didn't note any cons.

    Summary

    Hot Keyboard allowed me to reassign a few of the function keys, just as I wanted. It was easy to use and doesn't cause any problems that I have noted.

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  • 1 stars

    "Problems with Hot Keyboard"

    November 03, 2007   |   By Urban Mullen

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 3.1.597

    Cons

    On October 29, 2007 I purchased Hot Keyboard software from RegSoft and I received notice from RegSoft that the credit card purchase had been approved and that my purchase of the Hot Keyboard product had been completed.

    RegSoft's Order Number is10292007-30992-3198. Purchase of Hot Keyboard, Tracking Number 6478266.

    However I have not received a registration code from Hot Keyboard. I have made a number of requests for the registration code but have not received any reply from Hot Keyboard.

    The Hot Keybord folks are either sound asleep or out of business.

    Urban Mullen

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome Hot Key Manager!"

    September 06, 2007   |   By DJ Kingo

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 3.1.597

    Pros

    It does what you want, Creating Hot Keys! :D

    It's a great program, would never use my computer without it! :D

    Cons

    What about free? :D

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  • 5 stars

    "Pretty good tool"

    August 21, 2007   |   By jeffingman

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 3.1.597

    Pros

    I had a project involving transferring data from Excel to a proprietary database. Had to do a repetitive series of key strokes. HKP sped up my process dramatically.

    Cons

    If I set the speed to fast... it made some botched entries... but simply slowing it down solved the problem.

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  • 4 stars

    "a efficiency tool, but has a bug"

    June 21, 2007   |   By tylerjames001

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 3.1.597

    Pros

    I set Ctrl+alt+0 as hot key to open outlook express ,but it dose not work. In any case, it improves my efficiency, like pengsdata give me.

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  • 5 stars

    "Extremely helpful program for efficiency"

    October 20, 2006   |   By demwiz

    Version: Hot Keyboard Pro 3.1.597

    Pros

    I've used this program for a long time, and I've never found any other program more critical to my daily operations. People constantly comment that I "fly" around the computer as with a keypress combination I can launch any program or folder that I want while others are still searching for the icon or through levels of menus. This program works a lot better than Windows native key-mappings -- and even works while inside full-screen programs (ex: games). As others mentioned it is very light-weight and does what it promises. A lot of advanced functionality (macros, variables, recursive chaining) make this program really powerful - but it is easy to use for just simple purposes too (ex: I map Ctrl+Alt+I to open up (or switch back to) my web browser, Ctrl+Alt+O for e-mail, etc.).

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