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QuickKey - Text Expansion

By LittleFin LLC

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80% off for a limited time (regularly $9.99).

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

Some ways you can use QuickKey:
- Quickly insert text like your address or commonly repeated phrases.
- 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 also supports variables, so you can define placeholders to fill with whatever text you choose when inserting a snippet.

QuickKey syncs with iCloud so your shortcuts are available on all your Macs. The companion iOS app is coming soon.

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 Sierra and sandboxing. It requires no special permissions to work. Text insertion is faster and easier with our free expansion companion app available at

If you have questions or problems, don't hesitate to contact


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Customer Reviews

Not optimal, and a bit suspicious

*I am concerned that this app REQUIRES (the apple store page said it was optional, to improve speed, but the setup requires it) that you download a “free extension” at quickkey-app,com/extension/. Could this be a scam to get you to download malware? If it’s essential why isn’t it included in the app? Apple, please investigate.
*It looks like you have to do two steps to do a text substitution. I’d like to type zc and have it be replaced by my email address. But this app requires that I first type cmd K.
*Apple has a beautiful text substitution for the iphone. Why can’t they put it in macOS?

Very Useful

There are sooo many times I need to enter my complete mailing address, write out a lengthy URL or some other common string of text. This is the perfect tool for getting it done quickly and accurately with just a couple of key strokes.

I've often wished the Mail app had a stationary feature (like the old Eudora) that would allow me to have prepared email responses for repetitive scenarios. Yes, Mail has Drafts, but when you use one, it's gone if you don't copy and paste all the key elements. QuickKey allows me to have entire messages, or just key phrases, on standby to use the moment I need them, and they're still there when I need them again.

I've even found it useful for writing code, such as HTML. "aref", for instance, is the shortcut I created to have QuickKey enter a link structure for me to fill out: <a href = "" target = "_Blank"></a>

It's a great piece of very useful software, limited primarily by my imagination on where to apply it.

Fantastic Little Gem!

I’ve been looking for a great text-replacement app that has that slick “Apple” feel to it (and that’s a good value), and this is it!

I love the ??? implementation, what a cool little feature … The price, the iOS syncing, the polish … This is a great little lightweight program and I highly recommend it.

I’ve been a user of Chronicle for a long time now, so trust me — these developers are passionate about making good software!

QuickKey - Text Expansion
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 0.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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