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are currently developing QuicKeys X for OS X. They’ll be posting the public beta on their Web site as soon as it’s ready, but “that won’t be for a while,” company spokesperson Sue Nail told MacCentral.
“We’ll have a different product for each operating system,” she said. “You’ll need QuicKeys X, which is written in Cocoa, for OS X, and you’ll need QuicKeys 5.0 when using 9.1 or when running in Classic mode.”
QuicKeys lets you record and play back any action you make on your Mac. You can rename every file in a folder, enter blocks of text, reformat text, navigate to certain Web sites, and more. You can do all this in a variety of ways: with a keystroke, with a desktop icon, or through a menu by speaking the name of the action (also known as a macro).
No pricing info is available for QuicKeys X. However, QuicKeys 5.0 has a price tag of US$99.95. Owners of version 4.x can upgrade for $35.95. To upgrade from 3.x or earlier costs $49.95. CE “bonus buys” offered with the purchase of QuicKeys 5.0 include a NC-72 headset/microphone for $29.95 and Meeper, new visual and sound effects for your Mac, for $9.95. For more info or to order go to the CE Software Web site.