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

4.6 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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.

Very promising app


QuickKey is a nice addition to the text expander category, which includes TextExpander, Typinator and TypeIt4Me but which cost 2X - 5X more.

- much cheaper than the alternatives
- uses very few resources (dormant until activated via hotkey)
- simpler interface than alternatives
- probably enough for many users
- iCloud sync across Macs (and iDevices soon)
- sold in App Store, so can be easily installed and updated on multiple Macs

- requires activation via hotkey before typing shortcut for snippet (I assume because it has to be sandboxed in order to be sold in the App Store)
- currently only handles plain text - support for graphics (such as your signature or logo) promised in future update

The developer responded to my email very quickly, and he is actively working to add features to QuickKey.
QuickKey is worth checking out, particularly at 50% off.

Missing the most basic instructions for use!


I was stymied for too long with a non-functioning QuickKey before coming across the remedy in another user’s review: the shortcut you create won’t work on its own, you must first type Command-K, the snippet entry window appears, then type your shortcut, and the full text will fill in at your insertion point. I reread the FAQ as well as Help & Tips after it worked, and there’s no instruction on this basic step. Weird, but I’m glad to have found it.


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