QuicKeys for Mac

QuicKeys for Mac

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

Version:
4.0.7
File Size:
25.82MB
Date Added:
December 17, 2009
Price:
Update; $59.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
2,586
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 166 votes

    • 5 star: 40
    • 4 star: 42
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 61
  • Current Version:

    2.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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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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