That we lead ever more complicated lives is well understood, though we don’t always stop to figure out why, even if we stop to smell the roses. We have Macs, PCs, iPhones and iPads and they all take time away from each other. Is there any way to speed up what we do on our collection of iDevices?
Killing email might be one avenue to take, but that’s not practical for most of us. We need something simple, elegant, a utility that saves a few seconds but does it dozens of times a day.
This is a keyboard shortcut app for the Mac which types exactly what you tell it to type. Think abbreviations. Think macros. Instead of typing the same thing over and over again, simply enter the keyboard shortcut, abbreviations, and SimpleKeys types it out for you. Automatically. Faster. And more accurately.
Unlike more expensive and complicated keyboard shortcut apps, SimpleKeys lives up to the name.
Click the Plus button to add a new shortcut. Give it a name, assign it to an application if you want. Type in what you want the keyboard shortcut to display. Then setup the keyboard shortcut. Click Done when done.
From then on, your shortcuts will be entered by just pressing the right keys in the right combo. That means that addresses, paragraphs, boiler plate messages, and anything else that’s tedious but needs to be typed perfectly.
SimpleKeys is simple but powerful. Powerful? You can create longer macros by combining multiple actions under a single keystroke combo. Shortcuts can be shared with other SimpleKeys users. For power users, it even executes AppleScripts on files in the Finder. And, it can paste in text, including the date, automatically.
It’s simple to setup but very useful.
Any negatives? One big one.
Remembering all those keyboard shortcuts is the problem.