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SimpleKeys is a complete rewrite of the popular f-key shortcut program. Now in addition to programing your function keys, SimpleKeys allows you to:
  • Execute an action with any key combination
  • Now types as fast as the recieving application can accept keystrokes
  • Create Macros by combining multiple actions under a single KeyStroke
  • Import and Export Settings
  • Supports drag and drop of shortcuts to and from the items list. This allows you to email a shortcut to a friend, or save it for later.
  • Execute AppleScripts on the files selected in the finder or using the text on the more...

What's New

Version 2.5.4:
  • This update includes some interface tweaks, a new status menu icon, and and showing errors generated by AppleScripts is now optional.


OS X 10.7 or later

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Clakes Member IconComment+53

I totally misinterpreted the "F-keys" matter here.
This was due to my own personal dream: using my MacBook "fn" key as a modifier (other than Cmd, Alt, Shift and Ctrl).
I know I can remap it to another modifier (at least I know i can turn "fn" into "Ctrl" key with DoubleCommand)... but this is just not what I'm seeking.

Is there a way to build shortcuts to the likes of, say, "Fn+5"?
I'd kill for that (or shell some bucks, more realistically).
And yeah... I'm pinned to the free, excellent Spark when it comes to keyboard shortcut managers.

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Fotoman Member IconReview+2

Simple, easy, straight forward. Great little program. I did not want to spend a lot of time setting up typing text shortcuts. With SimpleKeys I was done in no time. I had a problem with an upgrade but the developer responded in less than 24 hours with a fix.

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AlanR Member IconComment+5

For $20 I'd recommend that people also look at Keyboard Maestro. It's a commercial program for the same price with many more features.

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Version 2.0.8

As of version 2.5.1 this is less than half the price of Keyboard Maestro and more capable too.

 Member IconReview+0

The previous review has no bearing on reality.
Maybe the person tried to use it for a few minutes, misunderstood some aspect, and gave up right away. I have used this app for a year ... it is a no brainer ... a snap to setup and edit ... and works flawlessly.

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Version 2.0fc1
Jack Member IconComment+0

This app has a lot of flaws. It works only sporadically. In addition it changed a couple of the keys on my keyboard, so that whenever I type "a" it prints "q" and vice-versa. I don't think this is ready for even a beta version. Lots of work to do yet.

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Version 2.0b6
Anonymous Member IconReview

Effortless and fun! Very intuitive setup. Easy to program and edit. Thanks for this great app.
Just remember if you have an Ibook to assign from F7 up as the others are already programmed by Apple.

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Version 1.0.8

Actually, if you check the 'Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features' box in the keyboard section of keyboard and mouse, you can use all the F keys.
To access the hardware controlls, just hold down funtion and hit the same F key you normally would.

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Downloads 15,237
Version Downloads 724
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 10 Apr 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $14.99
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