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yKey
yKey
3.6
yKey free download for Mac

yKey

Version 2.9.2

Use shortcuts to automate repetitive tasks (was iKey).

yKey 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 version 2.9.2

Updated on Dec 29 2021

Note: Currently available for $10

  • Continuing fixes and updating of links for the manual.
  • Making them https and new links for the google doc manual.
  • Other items updated.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

14.3 MB

Downloads

47992

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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Arthur-Milholland
Arthur-Milholland
Sep 2 2020
2.7.0
5.0
Sep 2 2020
5.0
Version: 2.7.0
yKey can make easy work of tasks that other macro programs can't do at all. A recent one was entering a simple keyboard command (Ctrl-Shift-v) to halt a video recording after waiting an exact length of time.
chunkleville
chunkleville
Jun 29 2020
2.7.0
5.0
Jun 29 2020
5.0
Version: 2.7.0
Have been using ykey since it was ikey. Use it primarily for typing text and find it more robust than mac's text replacement. handydandy.
birdjungle365
birdjungle365
Jun 28 2020
2.7.0
5.0
Jun 28 2020
5.0
Version: 2.7.0
I forgot the rating to go with my previous review
birdjungle365
birdjungle365
Jun 28 2020
2.7.0
5.0
Jun 28 2020
5.0
Version: 2.7.0
I’ve been using ykey for several years and I love how efficient it is. I recently had trouble with a shortcut and contacted Julian at Plumamazing. He responded to my email quickly and helped me to identify and fix the issue. It took several emails and Julian was patient and knowledgeable and not demeaning to a not very computer literate old guy. Kudos!
theoriginalmrtea
theoriginalmrtea
May 29 2020
2.7.0
5.0
May 29 2020
5.0
Version: 2.7.0
yKey is one of those utilities where the more you put in, the more you get out of it. Spend a little time working out what you want to automate and how you want to do it, then unleash the power. The interface is a little eccentric in places, and not everything works as advertised, but yKey is like a best friend who has a couple of mildly exasperating personal habits. It's worth putting up with those habits for the pleasure of its company.
Julian-Miller
Julian-Miller
Oct 19 2018
2.7.0
0.0
Oct 19 2018
0.0
Version: 2.7.0
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
polocanada
polocanada
Oct 30 2016
2.5.2
4.0
Oct 30 2016
4.0
Version: 2.5.2
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.
polocanada
polocanada
Oct 29 2016
2.5.2
4.0
Oct 29 2016
4.0
Version: 2.5.2
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.
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
Dec 11 2015
2.5.2
0.0
Dec 11 2015
0.0
Version: 2.5.2
This has been replaced with ykey from the same company, currently at v2.53 http://plumamazing.com/mac/ikey
sbchavel
sbchavel
Oct 21 2014
2.5.2
0.0
Oct 21 2014
0.0
Version: 2.5.2
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.
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 28 2014
2.5.2
0.0
Jun 28 2014
0.0
Version: 2.5.2
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.
Kenm22
Kenm22
Apr 10 2014
2.5.2
3.5
Apr 10 2014
3.5
Version: 2.5.2
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.
Aargl
Aargl
Jan 20 2014
2.5.2
0.0
Jan 20 2014
0.0
Version: 2.5.2
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. ;-)
Robert-Poland
Robert-Poland
Nov 20 2013
2.5.2
0.5
Nov 20 2013
0.5
Version: 2.5.2
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.
Tom46
Tom46
May 5 2013
2.5.2
3.5
May 5 2013
3.5
Version: 2.5.2
A bit hard to use, but quite powerful. Unfortunately, support seems to be non-existent.
Grandpa-John
Grandpa-John
Jan 22 2012
2.5.2
0.0
Jan 22 2012
0.0
Version: 2.5.2
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.
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Dec 10 2011
2.5.2
1.0
Dec 10 2011
1.0
Version: 2.5.2
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?
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 1 2011
2.5.1
0.0
Jun 1 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5.1
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...
sbchavel
sbchavel
May 23 2011
2.5.1
0.0
May 23 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5.1
Great new application icon. Please apply to menubar icon.
GNews
GNews
Apr 21 2011
2.5.0
5.0
Apr 21 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5.0
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.
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