QuicKeys for Mac

QuicKeys for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 166 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    2,560
  • Date Added:
    October 13, 2009
  • File Size:
    25.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Editors' Review

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QuicKeys is a long-lived automation utility designed to save you time by letting you convert tedious, repetitive tasks--everything from opening apps to copying files to typing your e-mail address--into quick, painless one-step shortcuts. Although there are numerous options for macro programs on the Mac (including cheaper and even free ones, like OS X's built-in Automator), QuicKeys strikes a good balance of providing an intuitive, visual interface with a veritable programming language that can handle the most complex tasks and workflows.

You can use a wide variety of triggers, with customizable "scopes" (for shortcuts that work in a single application or across multiple apps), and QuicKeys provides good tools for building your own shortcuts. QuicKeys also now has Abbreviations (for expanding text or triggering shortcuts) and "Instant Shortcuts," for when you want to quickly record a temporary workflow. You can even use QuicKeys automation on Web pages and Web apps, and the app also supports batch processing. Programming complicated shortcuts can take some time and practice (and QuicKeys doesn't have strong help and tutorials), but this app keeps making consistent improvements. Unfortunately, QuicKeys still has a relatively steep price tag, but that's offset in part by its open-ended trial mode.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 166 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 61
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1 stars

"What a mess"

April 03, 2012  |  By geneb5

 |  Version: QuicKeys 4.0.7

Pros

Gets the date quickey right.

Cons

1. Can't even do a simple menu choice without forcing you to tinker endlessly with its arcane, unintelligible process. It was so quick and simple with 9.2, but OSX seems to have completely flummoxed them.

2. Can't use it on your desktop if your laptop is connected. Sends up an alert that takes 3 keystrokes to get rid of. Even after you've quick the program on the laptop, it KEEPS sending at least 2 more alerts.

Summary

It uses a nonworking process that is utter gibberish. I used to love it; now I HATE it.

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1 stars

"Forget this company"

July 21, 2011  |  By StevenFrank

 |  Version: QuicKeys 4.0.7

Pros

Great product before LION

Cons

Doesn't work with LION

Summary

Arrogant forum admins. Deleted 2 messages of mine and was told if my attitude didn't improve they would delete my account.
They seem to have been completely blindsided by Lion.
It appears they just don't care.
I bought iKey. Works with Lion right off.
I am done with Startly and Quickeys.

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3 stars

"Good product - major caveat!"

February 09, 2010  |  By standubin5

 |  Version: QuicKeys 4.0.7

Pros

has a wide variety of short cuts. All work reasonably well.

Cons

If you're using the software on your desktop & laptop, you won't be able to have both computers running on your network without going back to Quickeys and buying a second activation key. This was not communicated prior to purchase.

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4 stars

"It's hard to live without this great program!"

January 08, 2010  |  By JR LaGourgue

 |  Version: QuicKeys 4.0.7

Pros

QuicKeys makes long routines a snap by watching what you do and then automating all the steps.

Cons

No complaints, except maybe it's a bit pricey. Pricey or not, I need it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.5
  • Fixed crash that could prevent launching QuicKeys under Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Worked around issue in Mac OS X 10.5 & 10.6 where other applications could crash if QuicKeys interacted with their contextual menus.
  • Fixed issue where hot keys could stop working until QuicKeys was re-launched.
  • Fixed crash that could occur when defining a pop-up button action.
  • Fixed issue with QuicKeys too aggressively handling certain copied data.
  • Fixed issue that caused MS Word to auto-save documents whenever user copied something.
  • Fixed issue where copied data in Adobe Illustrator could become corrupted.
  • Fixed issue with abbreviations not completing correctly in Nisus Writer Pro and other applications.
  • Fixed issue with command key confusing abbreviation analysis.
  • Fixed issue where QuicKeys would present "fn key required" warning when no fn key was present on keyboard.
  • Fixed issue in Window actions where window type could not get saved.
  • Fixed issue where helper apps may not quit when QuicKeys was quit.
  • Improved detection of some devices when editing Device triggers.
  • Fixed issues with reporting crashes under Snow Leopard.
General
Publisher Startly Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.startly.com
Release Date October 13, 2009
Date Added October 13, 2009
Version 4.0.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 25.82MB
File Name QuicKeys 4.0.7.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,560
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $59.95

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