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QuickKey - Text Expansion

By LittleFin LLC

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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

What's New in Version 1.5

NEW: Supports date insertion for both short and long dates (see preferences)
IMPROVED: Shortcut key now dismisses the window if it is already open
FIXED: iCloud error that could cause QuickKey to fail to load & other small bugs
COMING SOON: iOS version is in development, and will be released in September!


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Customer Reviews

Great t00l - I use it everyday!

I felt compelled to write a review, which I do not do very often, but the reviews I have read simply do not do the app justice. It is mostly just lazy people who dont want to lookup the directions on how to use Quick key, or ones that dont understand the fact that Apple imposes rules on selling apps in the app store that contain kernel extensions. They basically force the developers of apps like these to provide the kernel extension ‘Out-of-Band’. This is not the only developer that has a kernel extension outside of the app store. I own Typinator, TextExapander, and Alfred with the support pack so the fact that I am still using Quick key reflects its simplicity and ease of use. Plus I have grown to dislike auto-expansion and preferr using the cmd+k shortcut to call my expansions. For the money you cant beat Quick Key especially if this is your first text expander application. BUY iT - just like anything else, it has its quirks and could use some feature improvement but with support it will get there. Also to the developers I would like to say THANK YOU for making an app that works GREAT at a reasonable price!

Always requires typing shortcut to choose snippet before insertion

Before buying this app please realize that this app does not automatically expand shortcuts unlike e.g. Typinator and friends. You always have to press a shortcut first and then search & choose the snippet you want to insert. The app offers an extra downloadable free extension to save you from having to perform the last paste/insert step but still the process of inserting a snippet is quite cumbersome. Don't get me wrong, the app works as advertised but it's important to realize its drawbacks.

Not worth the $.99 !

Sorry I wasted $.99 on this. I was under the impression it was a simple app that did was it was supposed to do. No way. Impossible to use. The User interface is incomprehensible. And on top of it, you are supposed to download a helper app ?

I would ask for a refund, if I could (the only saving grace is that it cost close to nothing!)

I use Typinator and was hoping this would be simpler for my wife's Mac.

Not worth your time

QuickKey - Text Expansion
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 0.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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