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QuicKeys is software that makes it easier to use your computer. With QuicKeys you can automate common things you do all the time. And you can automate tedious things you don't do all the time - things that are hard to remember.

With QuicKeys 4 you can automate your computer in two ways: Abbreviations and Shortcuts. Abbreviations, which are new in QuicKey 4, are words you type into a document that are then automatically replaced by QuicKeys with longer text. Shortcuts are collections of one or more steps that perform specific tasks on your computer.

Make a New Record: Shortcuts are the main way you automate your more...

What's New

Version 4.0.7 (131):
  • QuicKeys Anywhere is now available! (Free companion iPhone application to QuicKeys is now available in the App Store! Version 4.0.7 is required to pair with QuicKeys Anywhere.)
  • Fixed crash in Web Actions when no elements were selected in the list
  • Fixed exception when attempting to create a clip from HTML data
  • Fixed exception when recording actions involving windows more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Zoomaddict Member IconReview-1
Zoomaddict
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QuicKeys is obviously abandon-ware. Startly says otherwise, but they've said the same for going on 5 years now. On top of this they have the gall to continue to sell this abandoned software for $60 with no indication at purchase that it has been abandoned and DOES NOT work as advertized without bugs (or work at all in some cases) with the last couple of OS X versions. Deceptive, bordering on fraud there Startly!

For those waiting for an update it is time to find an alternative...

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Neartheredrocks Member IconReview+183
Neartheredrocks
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It is a pity that Quickeys is not being further developed anymore. I guess most people here know the reason: the programmer died and Startly did not find a replacement.

I am using Quickeys since many years, it is still running without problems under OS X 10.8.5, and I think it is a terrific piece of software. I cannot count how often a day I am using one of its shortcuts.

I tried other programs (like Keyboard Maestro) but so far I cannot see why I should abandon Quickeys.

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Foulger Member IconReview+279
Foulger
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New Year, New Decision. After struggling for four years without an update, I explored Keyboard Maestro, made contact with the author and negotiated a crossgrade. Once I got used to the different way of doing things, I was converted in an instant. So sorry Quickeys, the marriage is over and I have taken a new wife, who is responsive to my every need, with no headaches at all. Goodbye and good luck

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Foulger Member IconReview+279
Foulger
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Its a crying shame that Startly aren't developing this MAGNIFICENT piece of software at the present time. Having said that its still working for me in 10.9.1 apart from the very occasional message that QK had to quit at startup because of a conflicting third party extension. Its no big deal because it just needs launching and its fine. It would be really great to see this pioneer application brought up to date. I too have used it since system 7

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476429 Member IconComment+22
476429
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We're approaching four years without an update. On top of other problems, Startly had major financial issues earlier this year. This does not bode well.

I went through a similar situation with iKey before I switched to QuicKeys. After a few years, iKey did post some updates, but it's never been the same and it hasn't kept up. Right now iKey has not been updated in two years

We have no idea if or when QuicKeys will be updated. If it's updated, we have no idea how much new development will be put into it--versus bug fixes--or how long it will be supported.

I've just switched to Keyboard Maestro, after waiting almost four years for a QuicKeys' update. Keyboard Maestro can do everything QuicKeys does (in a slightly different manner) and more. It has been under active development for years and the latest update was less than a month ago. At $36, it costs about a third as much as QuicKeys.

I recommend anyone considering QuicKeys to use Keyboard Maestro instead. If you are already using QuicKeys, switch to Keyboard Maestro. There are too many unknown factors with QuicKeys and all signs are pointing down. Based on my personal experience, this situation is not going to turn out well for QuicKeys users.

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476429
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Correction: Startly has reduced the price of QuicKeys to $59. Keyboard Maestro still has a lower price but it's not a third of QuicKeys' price.

Another example: The app Spell Catcher is in a similar situation right now. The sole developer died. There has not been an update in years and all the site says is that news will be forthcoming. I discontinued using Spell Catcher. It is unwise to depend on essential software that has a very uncertain future.

Kenbotwinick
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I want a replacement, but Keyboard Maestro seems far too inelegant to me... It's hard to explain. I tried to use the demo once. It was irritating and seemed under powered. If QuicKeys doesn't work under Mavericks, I'll finally become one of those people who doesn't upgrade their OS and tries to ride it out till it's unsupported.

I'd prefer to somehow rip the source code out of Startly's possession and get the open source community fixing it...

Kenbotwinick Member IconComment+91
Kenbotwinick
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I wonder if we could start a KickStarter project to buy the source code of QuicKeys and release it into the wild as open source?

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Kenbotwinick Member IconComment+91
Kenbotwinick
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endly.com is down... Um... I mean, startly.com...

I wonder if they're gone for good...

I wonder if these guys ever heard of kickstarter for cash. Geez. I'd pay...

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MacUpdate-Jess
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Startly.com is back up today, 30 July 2013. They're neither gone nor forgotten. ;-)

ShawnLevasseur Member IconReview+0
ShawnLevasseur
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When this was released, Quickeys was at the top of its game. If you are running Snow Leopard, and have no intent on upgrading the OS. This is an excellent program for keyboard shortcuts, text expansion, and easily created macros.

However running this in Lion or Mountain Lion is a buggy experience, and not so much as a bug fix has been made in two years.

Apparently the company does no programming itself, but contracts out. It was bit it's contractor getting ill and dying, then falling into tight financial times (presumably meaning they couldn't hire a new programmer).

This is not going to work for me as a user. Apple is poised to have a third release of their OS released before Startly can get around to addressing current bugs, assuming they aren't delayed further. And at this point they've lost the benefit of the doubt.

Sad, because I've used Quickeys since the days of System 7 (!!!), and it has almost always been an incredibly powerful piece of software (the shift to OS X did cause a hiccup as they had to start over from scratch, but that was understandable)

So for anyone with a Lion / Mountain Lion version of the MacOS, I'd say you are far better off using Keyboard Maestro. (and TextExpander to replace the text expansion aspect of Quickeys)

My star ratings only reflect the current state of the software, and not it's past. I'd have put up much higher ratings otherwise.

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Kenbotwinick Member IconComment+91
Kenbotwinick
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They should change their name to "Endly" instead of "Startly". because it seems they're done.

Instead of trying to find a programmer, they should try to find a buyer.

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Tomq Member IconComment+34
Tomq
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I have postponed upgrading from SL to Lion mainly because of QKs toolbars not working in Lion. But now I see that the QKs shortcut can be placed into DragThing toolbars, which I like a whole lot. So, this might be a work-a-round for some. Unfortunately I have dozens of QKs toolbars and hundreds of QKs shortcuts; so, lots of work to do if I want to upgrade to Lion. (Don't like Keyboard Maestro as much as QKs.)

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Downloads 32,260
Version Downloads 4,706
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 17 Dec 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $59.95
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