Editors' reviewWhile 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.
Automate everyday jobs with macros. Set up macros to paste signatures, phone numbers and other frequently used text; record and play back keystrokes and mouse actions; launch favorite applications; open documents you work on often; get to folders including My Documents, Control Panel, Network places; enable/disable network connections; arrange windows on the desktop and move them between displays; control media player and sound volumes even separately for each sound device. Assign macro to a hot key (keyboard shortcut), text shortcut, scheduler, window popup or system startup. Macros can be encrypted to keep safe sensitive data such as passwords and private web links. Scripting feature makes it able to run complex automation jobs as well as to use date, time, clipboard contents, external text files and many math or text functions in your macros. You can easily share macros, export and import them to other computers running Hot Keyboard.
What's new in this version:
Version 4.3.40 improves Windows 8 support.