Developer: piDog Software

Current Version: 2.5.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 4.2 MB - Download


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 the SimpleKeys dock menu, and set to be active in all apps or any group of apps.

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Release Notes:

Fixed an exception in "Open Application" action when no application is selected.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.3.4
Review by cobber

Replacement for Quickeys - Quickeys broke with Lion, and so far with no upgrade. Realistically, I used pretty simple macros, much of the power of QK2 was wasted on me. I'd heard of Simplekeys in the past and bumped into it here in the App store. This is just the ticket for me! It does just what I need it to do; open a URL, enter the logon information. Boom. Done. I'm a happy man. Only $15 bucks, too! Thanks, Pidog!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.4.3
Review by Spoinlar

Disappointing - I wanted this application for typing blocks of text repeatedly. However, after purchasing, I find that its behavior is inconsistent when it comes to capitalization when typing text. Sometimes characters are capitalized, and sometimes not. Parentheses, for example, show up when "typed" by the app as 9 and 0 rather than ( and ) on my system running Snow Leopard. Also, there is a clipboard feature that I am completely unable to make work in any way on either Snow Leopard or Lion. Overall, I like the app, but it just isn't working the way I need it to for my purposes due to the bugs present in the current version.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.5.3
Review by Lindy Talbot

Drop-dead-simple - 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.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.5.3
Review by 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

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people