iKey
iKey 2.5.2
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Use shortcuts to automate repetitive tasks.   Shareware ($30.00)
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iKey allows creation of shortcuts that perform an action or sequence of actions each of which can be launched by key combinations or menu or event. This easy to use macro/automation utility can save time, typing and hundreds of clicks everyday.Do less and accomplish more. Avoid carpal tunnel, get more accomplished and have fun with iKey. An excellent manual written by Adam Engst is included.

iKey lets you create shortcuts which can run an action based on:
  • a keyboard equivalent or click from any usb mouse, trackball, gamepad and keyboard (mighty mouse, xkeys, contour
What's New
Version 2.5.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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iKey User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+24

Kenm22 reviewed on 10 Apr 2014
While iKey works fine in Mavericks the "Launch iKey at startup" function does not. I have to manually add it to my Login Items.

I have written the developer but have not received a response.
[Version 2.5.2]

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Kenm22 replied on 16 Apr 2014
I haven't had that problem with previous versions.
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+1

Robert Poland reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
I have used and loved this app for years but now it doesn't seem to work with Mavericks so that's why the one star rating.

Since it no longer works I cannot rate "Features", etc.
[Version 2.5.2]

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+24
Kenm22 replied on 05 Jan 2014
I'm using iKey 2.5.2 with Mavericks. No problems.
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+1
Robert Poland replied on 05 Jan 2014
I reinstalled it and it seems to work now. I notice that the developer, on his website, says it is only good for up to OS 10.7.
Too bad support for this wonderful app has ceased.
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+13

Tom46 reviewed on 05 May 2013
A bit hard to use, but quite powerful. Unfortunately, support seems to be non-existent.
[Version 2.5.2]


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+122

Rubaiyat reviewed on 09 Dec 2011
A simple upgrade and I hit the "Terminate previous version" dialog.

How? It has no front end or preference panel anywhere I can find.

And why would you create such a stupid situation?
[Version 2.5.2]

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-3
Verne Arase replied on 26 Aug 2012
Did you try quitting the Engine out of the iKey menu?
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+122
Rubaiyat replied on 26 Aug 2012
Since I don't successfully get an install to see a menu, that is a little difficult.
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+27
Sbchavel commented on 23 May 2011
Great new application icon. Please apply to menubar icon.
[Version 2.5.1]


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+3

GNews reviewed on 21 Apr 2011
iKey 2.5.0 has been solid on OS X 10.6. After moving from 10.5.8, it started crashing, but on the advice of tech support, I exported my shortcuts; deleted the Preferences Folder; re-installed; and re-imported the shortcuts. I've had no trouble since.
[Version 2.5.0]


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+90

Beige reviewed on 21 Feb 2011
great app with tons of options. Stable too. After leaving Quickkeys a few years ago, I'm really happy with this.
[Version 2.5.0]


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+2

+398
Donperreault commented on 22 Nov 2010
Used iKey for a number of years until Keyboard Maestro was updated. Made the switch to KM and haven't looked back. May be time to take another look at iKey.
[Version 2.4.9]

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+27
Sbchavel replied on 27 Dec 2010
I have been using iKey for almost years. The UI is not great. The terminology is not great. But it is deceptively simple to use and incredibly versatile. And through all this time Apple has not succeeded to break it. Highly recommended.
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Verne Arase replied on 26 Aug 2012
I tried Keyboard Maestro - even paid for it - but can't for the life of me figure out how to launch Nook Study with a command-shift-n and still have command-shift-n work in Mail to get new mail.

This was trivial in Quickeys and is trivial in iKeys (which I haven't paid for yet).
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+90

Beige reviewed on 22 Nov 2010
great software
[Version 2.4.9]


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+1

W. Pyper reviewed on 06 Jul 2010
I work with Finale a lot, a very powerful but complex program for typesetting and generating sheet music. If you are a keyboard player -- which I am not -- you can play notes into the score with a midi keyboard. But the rest of us have to enter notes manually either from palettes or the computer keyboard. Now if you are entering chords with actual notes -- as opposed to just chord symbols -- this is a very tedious process that requires multiple keystrokes. But with iKey it is a breeze. You just make your macro, press the trigger, and watch the notes appear as if by magic! iKey has greatly increased my Finale productivity. It is easy to use, and at this point, I wonder how I ever got along without it.
[Version 2.4.8]


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+39
Aargl had trouble on 20 Jan 2014
I've noticed (on Intel) that if you come from an earlier version (say 2.4.9), you have to ditch the iKey folder and com.plumamazing.ikey.plist in the account's prefs then reinstall current version to have it working.
Of course, backup your shortcuts before. ;-)
[Version 2.5.2]


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+21
Grandpa John had trouble on 22 Jan 2012
I posted a troubleshoot report yesterday and for some reason it was deleted.

However, I am glad to report that the problem (two launches of the same application - and having to quit the launched application twice) has been solved by simply trashing the preferences of the previous version and rebuilding the settings of the new one. Since 1Key is extremely easy to set up and modify, this was not a big deal.
[Version 2.5.2]


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+39
Aargl had trouble on 01 Jun 2011
I tried this 2.5.1 version on iMac G5 10.5.8, I've got a number of error messages on launch for every type of shortcut... (says 'some component missing')
I've tried on a brend new account, just in case: same thing...
[Version 2.5.1]

1 Reply

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+39
Aargl replied on 20 Jan 2014
I retried recently with version 2.5.2 and same thing, so if you're still using a PPC, stick to version 2.4.9.
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+1

+13
Tom46 had trouble on 21 May 2010
iKey is great, but every time I try to update it from within the application, it hangs. No help from the developer.
[Version 2.4.5]

1 Reply

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+1
Plum Amazing (developer) replied on 24 May 2010
can you write direct to me. let me know if using the check for updates for 2.4.6 did not work.
thanks
julian at plumamazing.com
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+38
Yoxi had trouble on 17 Nov 2008
Since installing 2.3.2 I can't save items in shortcuts (for example Switch to Firefox Application) - nothing happens when I click on the OK button, and I can't escape from the panel, and have to Force Quit the app - switched back to 2.3.1 for the moment.
[Version 2.3.2]



Grantwood rated on 14 Mar 2011

[Version 2.5.0]


Downloads:45,662
Version Downloads:4,149
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:01 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $30.00
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iKey allows creation of shortcuts that perform an action or sequence of actions each of which can be launched by key combinations or menu or event. This easy to use macro/automation utility can save time, typing and hundreds of clicks everyday.Do less and accomplish more. Avoid carpal tunnel, get more accomplished and have fun with iKey. An excellent manual written by Adam Engst is included.

iKey lets you create shortcuts which can run an action based on:
  • a keyboard equivalent or click from any usb mouse, trackball, gamepad and keyboard (mighty mouse, xkeys, contour mouse, shuttle pro, usb devices from kensington, microsoft, logitech, etc.)
  • and/or an item of a menu
  • and/or a programmed time/date.
  • iKey is for power users thru beginners.


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