yKey
yKey
2.7.0

3.4

yKey free download for Mac

yKey

2.7.0
30 January 2018

Use shortcuts to automate repetitive tasks (was iKey).

Overview

yKey helps you eliminate repetitive actions. Create shortcuts that perform an action or sequence of actions which can be launched by hotkey, menu, timer, event, or USB. Save time, typing, and hundreds of clicks everyday. Avoid carpal tunnel, do less, and accomplish more.

What's new in yKey

Version 2.7.0:
  • [Fix] Fix a bad crash that occurs on recent macOS versions when a yKey plugin tries to display a message.
  • [Mod] Improve menu visibility in dark mode. Menu icons are assumed to be template images, which work in dark mode. If you have a full-colour image, you need to deselect the dark mode template option for that icon in yKey Editor.
  • [Mod] Made the Sparkle update URL point to a more standard place on Plum Amazing's site.
  • [Fix] Added some missing translations.
  • [Fix] Fix some window animations started / ended at the wrong point.

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Colette
30 October 2008

Most helpful

Very helpful program.
Like (10)
Version 2.3.1
Plum Amazing
19 October 2018
For Mojave all users should have a look at the manual. Apple has changed the security and requires that you readd yKey to the Security&Privacy area in the System Preferences. It's easy just follow the instructions in the manual. Thanks. The installation section of the manual is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vkViQWAlNA-kbE4_cski2n1bw_Nvl8VUmAENtm_1Q4E/edit#heading=h.ca74359a9103
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Version 2.7.0
polocanada
30 October 2016
Another issue - the DELETE button in the application menu behaves in an odd way. I try to delete SHORTCUT or MENU (in the main window, not actual step in the editor).. Pressing the DELETE button somehow deletes the steps in the MENU/SHORTCUT item even though the actual editor to edit the MENU/SHORTCUT is not open. Several presses later, the MENU/SHORTCUT item is deleted. However, I noticed if I have MENU and SHORTCUT both having same name it deletes steps in both of them. Something wrong with the database. The only way to be sure is to export the MENU/SHORTCUT and backup them before doing changes. Lowering the rating to 3 starts because of this and the GUI as mentioned below.
Like (2)
Version 2.5.2
1 answer(s)
Uncoy
Uncoy
09 September 2017
You might prefer KeyboardMaestro from Peter Lewis which is pretty straightforward (for a macros program).
Like (1)
polocanada
29 October 2016
It works well but why on earth does the software distinguish between "SHORTCUT" and "MENU" or "PALETTE". It makes things confusing to have 3 user boxes. I know It's question of training but I don't read manuals, knowing the app works well from the past, I went on and spent 1 hour creating a workflow saved and all good and dandy, only to find out I created a "MENU" instead of "SHORTCUT" so there is no way to execute it. It's just menu popping up. To get workflow I need to create "SHORTCUT". I went on to move the item from MENU to SHORTCUT, but forget it, no way to move. Tried to expert and import, nope. Tried to edit the file, forget it. So now I had to basically redo everything from scratch. This is an oversight but again, dividing the 3 types of items makes little sense, sufficient one box for Menu/Shotcut/Palette and set the type in the editor. Can't rate 5 stars, sorry.
Like (1)
Version 2.5.2
Jim-Leff
11 December 2015
This has been replaced with ykey from the same company, currently at v2.53 http://plumamazing.com/mac/ikey
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Version 2.5.2
sbchavel
21 October 2014
I have long loved this remarkably durable piece of software. Yosemite seems finally to have affected it. System-wide shortcuts still seem to work, but application-specific ones do not.
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Version 2.5.2
Aargl
28 June 2014
iKey for Mac OS X Changelog Version 2.5.3 Release Date: 6/17/14 [New] Developer Signed Application, library and frameworks. [Updated] Clean up code base (upgraded may legacy calls & less log messages) and removed unused/old code. [Updated] Now prompt on startup to give iKey access to Security -> Privacy ->Accessibility to allow it to control your computer. - More updates and new features coming. - Thanks to all users for the feedback.
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Version 2.5.2
Kenm22
10 April 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.
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Version 2.5.2
1 answer(s)
Kenm22
Kenm22
16 April 2014
I haven't had that problem with previous versions.
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Aargl
20 January 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. ;-)
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Version 2.5.2
Robert-Poland
20 November 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.
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Version 2.5.2
2 answer(s)
Kenm22
Kenm22
05 January 2014
I'm using iKey 2.5.2 with Mavericks. No problems.
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Robert-Poland
Robert-Poland
05 January 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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Tom46
05 May 2013
A bit hard to use, but quite powerful. Unfortunately, support seems to be non-existent.
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Version 2.5.2
$30.00

3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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