Save time typing by expanding short abbreviations into long phrases, code snippets, or entire e-mails. QuickKey allows you to insert expanded text into any app with a single keyboard shortcut. Stop typing repetitive or hard to remember text over and over, and make your life easier with QuickKey.

QuickKey 2 now supports multiple placeholders—so you can define a block of text with multiple "variables", crafting entire e-mails.

Some ways you can use QuickKey:
- Quickly send common e-mails.
- Set up custom e-mail signatures to insert on demand.
- Quickly respond to e-mails with boilerplate replies.
- Insert snippets of code you use frequently.

QuickKey syncs with iCloud so your shortcuts are available on all your Macs. Plus, a free companion iOS app allows you to view and use your snippets on the go.

QuickKey is the first text expansion app built specifically for complete compatibility with the App Store and all Mac security measures. It is fully compatible with macOS High Sierra and sandboxing. It requires no special permissions to work. Text insertion is faster and easier with our free expansion companion app available at but it is not required.

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What’s New

Version 2.1

• New: Shortcuts auto-fill as you type. Press the return key to accept autofill, or just keep typing to ignore. Typing in a full shortcut will auto-copy like before. You can turn autofill off in QuickKey's preferences.
• Fixed: When inserting a shortcut with variables, variables will not disappear when switching to a new window.
• Minor bug & typo fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
rabidmutt ,

Great app, but...

I agree with the theme of quite a few reviews: "how to” instructions are a bit lean. I did eventually get it running as advertised, but would add that the information on the App Store needs to be more up front about this app being designed specifically for boiler plate mailings, or daily status updates, etc. And it does that very well. I’ll be uninstalling this app because the text shortcut capability available in both IOS and OSX via the Keyboard system settings meets my needs and works as I type. I will say, if you are in a customer support / response type job, you should check this app out.

MazerunnerCA ,

Help please

Ok, so I got this app because I thought it would help me be more productive. Nope! The instructions didn’t help, and even when I did manage to get the app running, the shortcuts did nothing. I tried everything from my address to just the word TEST, and it never worked. A little help, please?

Sorry for the harsh review, I just was frustrated with the fact that I could never get it to work. I see a lot of potential in this and hope that it improves with time!

Iskios ,

I love this, use it all the time

I love this app, I use it all the time, but now any of my shortcuts starting with d don’t work because it alwaus inserts the date. Not sure what happened, but now I have to find a replacement for this.


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