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 http://quickkey-app.com/extension/ but it is not required.
If you have questions or problems, don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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
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.
I love this, use it all the time
I love this app, I use it all the time, but now any of my shortcuts starting with d don’t work because it alwaus inserts the date. Not sure what happened, but now I have to find a replacement for this.
Probably once great, not any more
Got this app to get a text expansion. the app is buggy as hell - from the shortcut manager not being accurate in what's showing and showign the wrong contents to the app automatically inserting snippets when i only type one character of my shortcut (there are 20 shortcuts starting with this character).
Not to mention that there's no autosuggestion beyond one suggestion, so you have to force yourself to remember whatever syntax you use for your shortcuts.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.