• Navigation
  • open search






Download Editors' Rating:
Average User Rating:
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 21, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
  • Downloads Last Week:
  • Platform:

Editors' Review

The AutoText feature in word-processing programs can be extraordinarily helpful for people who live at their keyboards. ShortKeys helps layer this autoreplace functionality on top of any program in which text is typed. It can automatically replace abbreviations with preset text; thus, a user might set tqb to be converted into The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog, if that's an oft-used expression. It can also automatically insert the current date, and contains a basic spell-checking tool. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer the helpful ready-made shortcuts Microsoft Word or other word processors often include. The utility has a fairly substantial memory footprint of 10MB, but for people who do considerable amounts of repetitive typing, it could quickly become an invaluable time- and finger-saver.
read more +

Publisher's Description

read more +
User Reviews

Results 1–1 of 1

4 stars

"One of the BEST! Can't beat simplicity and convenience!"

October 02, 2010  |  By sonnystarks

 |  Version: ShortKeys


Simple interface, reliable when used in "Start with Windows" option. Tired of signing in to 30 different website using the same username? Make a simple "##signin" entry. Make a simple "##email" entry. Will save countless keystrokes!


Addictive. Too tempting to use as password manager. DON'T! Program is so efficient, one will want it on all personal computers. Company should offer discount on more than one license. Should offer "hide entries" option while retaining functionality.


Truly a useful program and well worth paying for. However, do not succumb to temptation to use as a password manager (particularly on a laptop. If one's laptop is stolen, everything is compromised!) Program is so useful one will begin to automatically type in activating codes even while using public computers on which program is not installed!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

Results 1–1 of 1

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for ShortKeys
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

see all reviews +

Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version has added the ability to paste richtext into programs that support richtext and fixed a problem backing up macro files with uppercase letters in the macro file extension.
Publisher Insight Software Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.wintools.com/
Release Date September 21, 2010
Date Added September 21, 2010
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.95MB
File Name shkey.exe
Total Downloads 33,043
Downloads Last Week 22
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
read more +

More Products to Consider


Submit a problem report for ShortKeys

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.


The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software



Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report


Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.