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KeyText

By MJM Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

An effective tool for using hot keys to recall commonly used words of phrases, this powerful text replacement program offers a bevy of extras, though a calendar tool suffers from an error. KeyText sits on your system tray, waiting for the correct hot key or click to plug in boilerplate text. The program's extensive tutorial explains the myriad options.

Simply put, you place text in fields that you recall with a hot key or through a simple click. The tabbed Edit interface makes it very easy to type in the text that you want to recall. You can use simple variable functions to automatically insert places, dates, and other select data.

We emphasize that this is one program you'll want to study to discover all the functions. After doing so, you'll find yourself easily creating helpful items. In fact, you may find yourself identifying all the text you type often and placing it in one of the hot keys. There is no limit to the amount of text stored in each hot key, but the program offers only 20 hot keys in the demo. In addition to simple text placement, the program can open dialog boxes to display information or accept simple input. One function finds the average of a list of numbers, but the included program to figure the day of the week for a selected date returns the wrong day.

KeyText includes a very helpful onscreen keyboard that simplifies entering symbols and foreign-language characters. We really liked the Smart Select feature that uses selected text to open a Web site, start an e-mail, or look up the phrase in Google. It's easy to reprogram the feature to use your favorite search engine. Novices to advanced users will find this program flexible, useful, and easy to personalize.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.15

Version 3.15 fixes the auto-add feature would sometimes append to the wrong item after a {Selection} field was used.

General

Release March 14, 2012
Date Added March 14, 2012
Version 3.15

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 95,221
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Keyboard macro and Windows automation. Stores boilerplate texts for typing/pasting into any application with a simple hot-key press or abbreviation. Wizards help you script button clicks, mouse actions, run programs/URLs, start emails and more. The scheduler runs them at set times, or when a certain window appears: Let KeyText fill in password and other dialogs for you. Regular expressions allow text manipulation.