Allows the user to program a keyboard combination to type text, open files, and perform moderately complex macros. SimpleKeys is designed to be simple to use and a snap to set up. You can run Applescripts, run terminal commands, open URLs and much more. Shortcuts can be included in a Menubar Item or the SimpleKeys dock menu, and set to be active in all apps or any group of apps.

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What’s New

Version 2.6.7

Shell and script results now displayed in a non-blocking window to prevent SimpleKeys from becoming non-responsive.
Fixed a possible exception when reordering actions.

Ratings and Reviews

Lindy Talbot ,


No frills, no muss, no fuss. Just needed something to open an app, enter my login credentials and create it in a way I can edit (as my password changes every 60 days). This did the trick. Now that I have it I am sure I will be using it to do other repetitive/semi-tedious stuff. Nice piece of work.

Virtual_amadeus ,

Just what I needed

Keyboard Maestro, Hazel and others had too many features I was never to use. For my dull repetitive Mail funtions, this software did it just right! Thank you

trixiesirisheyes ,

Almost good as Keyboard Meastro, cheaper

My trial run of Keyboard Maestro was almost over, and I was having a hard time stomaching $35+ for it, because they decided the upgrade would not be free (I've been using KM for years). I checked out SimpleKeys, and it works just as well. I'd like to suggest that Type Text and Paste Text would wrap in its entry window, though. I mean, you have all that window space, and I'd sure like to see all of what I've typed so I can check for typos. If SimpleKeys had that, I'd give it 5 stars.


James McKay
8 MB
OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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