QuickKey - Text Expansion
By LittleFin LLC
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
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 http://quickkey-app.com/extension/
If you have questions or problems, don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Job well done
Overall a great execution of text replacement for macOS. Love the ??? feature and works well.
Would like to see ability to have hotkey be more than Cmd+<single key> (for example, instead of "Cmd+K", allow "Cmd+SK”
Would also like to see the auto-text replacer be a built in option rather than downloadable extension, though it’s a viable workaround.
Thanks for your efforts on this!
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.