iKey for Mac

iKey for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 142 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,463
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try; $30.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Mac
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    3.0

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    4.0

    out of 142 votes

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5 stars

"Easy, saves time, say goodbye to RSI!"

May 31, 2013  |  By macabletoncom

 |  Version: iKey 2.5.1

Pros

Saves loads of time, makes life a lot easier, great for people who want efficiency and ergonomics. I run a music production website (MacAbleton), I teach people how to produce using just one finger and no mouse, and I feature iKey as a central app.

Cons

None really. It doesn't have MIDI, but I use Bomes if I want to trigger iKey commands from MIDI controllers.

Summary

Why trash your wrist messing around with a mouse all day when you can use one finger to hit a couple of keys in sequence? iKey combined with Apple's Sticky Keys, Bomes if you make music, and KeyRemap is at the heart of easy computing as far as I'm concerned. Tutorials on my site for all these by the way (am I allowed to say that?)

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5 stars

"Outstanding app."

July 31, 2011  |  By seadave1

 |  Version: iKey 2.5.1

Pros

Much cheaper than the $60 Quickeys which I have used for years, but Quickeys does NOT work with Lion.

Cons

Takes a very minimal amount of getting used to, but once you create a few shortcuts, it is a snap.

Summary

Excellent and simple app, plus priced just right.

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5 stars

"HUGE time-saver"

March 22, 2011  |  By GeekGirl4813

 |  Version: iKey 2.4.9

Pros

I can't say enough positive things about this program.It saves me so much time! The initial shortcut set-up was easy to figure out and the manual is thorough. When I have had a question the support has been prompt and courteous!Way to go PlumAmazing!

Cons

So far, nada!

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5 stars

"Great product, great customer service."

June 24, 2010  |  By ldrosenblum

 |  Version: iKey 2.4.8

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is an amazing product that could make anyone's life easier.
And iKey just keeps getting better and better. It is now completely reliable and the interface is intuitive and easy to use.
The customer service is also superb. The developer responds to all questions quickly and completely. Highly recommended!

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1 stars

"2.4.3 crash from scratch on 10.6.3"

April 05, 2010  |  By straessle

 |  Version: iKey 2.4.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Process: iKey [17238]
Path: /Applications/iKey.app/Contents/MacOS/iKey
Identifier: com.scriptsoftware.ikey
Version: V2.4.3 (2.4.3)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [380]

Date/Time: 2010-04-05 23:30:22.810 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.3 (10D573)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 87034 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 78
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 116 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 9
Anonymous UUID: ........

Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Application Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '*** -[NSCFArray insertObject:atIndex:]: attempt to insert nil'
*** Call stack at first throw:
(
0 CoreFoundation 0x9942dbda __raiseError + 410
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x960c5509 objc_exception_throw + 56
2 CoreFoundation 0x9942d908 +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] + 136
3 CoreFoundation 0x9942d87a +[NSException raise:format:] + 58
4 Foundation 0x911c7532 _NSArrayRaiseInsertNilException + 75
5 Foundation 0x9111b1bd -[NSCFArray insertObject:atIndex:] + 118
6 Foundation 0x9111b13f -[NSCFArray addObject:] + 68
7 iKey 0x0000d74e -[IKShortcut initWithDictionaryInLauncher:] + 670
8 iKey 0x0000d129 -[IKShortcutsManager insertShortcutObject:atIndex:] + 233
9 iKey 0x0000d03a -[IKShortcutsManager addShortcutObject:] + 58
10 iKey 0x0000cf28 -[IKShortcutsManager setShortcuts:] + 216
11 iKey 0x000039c2 -[IKAppl readPrefs] + 1154
12 iKey 0x0000801b -[IKAppl finishLaunching] + 2411
13 AppKit 0x956dc909 -[NSApplication run] + 79
14 AppKit 0x956d4c85 NSApplicationMain + 574
15 iKey 0x00001e56 start + 54
)


Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x99478a07 ___TERMINATING_DUE_TO_UNCAUGHT_EXCEPTION___ + 7
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x960c5509 objc_exception_throw + 56
2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x9942d908 +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] + 136
3 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x9942d87a +[NSException raise:format:] + 58
4 com.apple.Foundation 0x911c7532 _NSArrayRaiseInsertNilException + 75
5 com.apple.Foundation 0x9111b1bd -[NSCFArray insertObject:atIndex:] + 118
6 com.apple.Foundation 0x9111b13f -[NSCFArray addObject:] + 68
7 com.scriptsoftware.ikey 0x0000d74e -[IKShortcut initWithDictionaryInLauncher:] + 670
8 com.scriptsoftware.ikey 0x0000d129 -[IKShortcutsManager insertShortcutObject:atIndex:] + 233
9 com.scriptsoftware.ikey 0x0000d03a -[IKShortcutsManager addShortcutObject:] + 58
10 com.scriptsoftware.ikey 0x0000cf28 -[IKShortcutsManager setShortcuts:] + 216
11 com.scriptsoftware.ikey 0x000039c2 -[IKAppl readPrefs] + 1154
12 com.scriptsoftware.ikey 0x0000801b -[IKAppl finishLaunching] + 2411
13 com.apple.AppKit 0x956dc909 -[NSApplication run] + 79
14 com.apple.AppKit 0x956d4c85 NSApplicationMain + 574
15 com.scriptsoftware.ikey 0x00001e56 start + 54

Thread 1: Dispatch queue: com.apple.libdispatch-manager
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9320ab42 kevent + 10
1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9320b25c _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 215
2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9320a719 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 163
3 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9320a4be _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 240
4 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93209f41 _pthread_wqthread + 390
5 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93209d86 start_wqthread + 30

Thread 2:
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93209bd2 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9320a168 _pthread_wqthread + 941
2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93209d86 start_wqthread + 30

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
eax: 0x00000000 ebx: 0x960c54e5 ecx: 0xa035d4e0 edx: 0x0000003b
edi: 0xa0702af0 esi: 0x00432a90 ebp: 0xbffff518 esp: 0xbffff500
ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0x00000286 eip: 0x99478a07 cs: 0x00000017
ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x00000037
cr2: 0xffe17754

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2 stars

"Not so great"

February 14, 2010  |  By lezouave2010

 |  Version: iKey 2.4

Pros

Does what it promises to do, mostly

Cons

Support for this app is extremely poor, the developers do not respond to support forum posts in a timely manner, and in this latest release is appears that they did not test the app to see if it still worked on the supported Mac OS releases.

Summary

Missing features include: It looks professional. Keyboard Maestro supports the following:

Ability to have Shortcut available in all applications applications except for certain ones

Recording Macros

Another app, Keyboard Maestro, is being continuously developed, contains those features and costs $36, iKey costs $30

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5 stars

"Love this Software"

May 26, 2009  |  By davidsinton

 |  Version: iKey 2.3.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This software is another reason I love my Mac so much more than my PC. I spent a long time trying to find something comparable for the PC and couldn't. All those repetitive tasks you do every day, let iKey do them for you! Open the news, run backups, load my most used web pages BEFORE I start work. The other feature I like is setting my own short cuts for tasks. When I want to be in Photoshop, I press alt + P. When I want to forward an article to my colleagues, I copy the article and press alt + C... it is fantastic!! This software will pay for itself with time saved many times over!!!

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5 stars

"LIFE SAVER!~"

March 05, 2009  |  By Cali1975

 |  Version: iKey 2.3.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The best software ever. GREAT SUPPORT! and great automatation tools. It saved my life shutting down my server and much more. GET IT NOW! Don't wait your time using Quickeys. I OWN BOTH AND IKEY IS MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER. This is cheaper and EASY of use. And it runs a daemion not a whole process!!!!! IT ROCKSSSSSSSS!!!!!

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2 stars

"Let's hope ..."

October 28, 2008  |  By belisles_dotmac

 |  Version: iKey 2.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Finally, an upgrade to a very powerful program that I've used for years. Let's hope this new version does what it's supposed to do. iKey is amazing when it's working well.

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4 stars

"good job"

October 27, 2008  |  By Red Lavenia

 |  Version: iKey 2.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I use Quickkeys too but iKey does a good job too.

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What's new in version 2.3
  • first update in quite a while. It took awhile to find a new programmer.
  • buttons are fixed. Were partially obscured in the shortcut dialog. caused by leopard in some way.
  • partially implementation of instantaneous registration for new users.
  • type text fixed. we think this was actually fixed by a leopard update (but please test).
  • other small bug fixes and ui improvements
  • getting ready for more improvements.
General
Publisher Plum Amazing
Publisher web site http://plumamazing.com
Release Date October 26, 2008
Date Added October 26, 2008
Version 2.3
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Dial-up Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Server, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.5 Server, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 4.74MB
File Name ikey.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,463
Downloads Last Week 3
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $30

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