CE Software recently released the
Beta version of
QuicKeys X v2.1. The latest edition adds a long list of new features, including the ability to jump to a particular step or an offset of a step in a shortcut, a Typing Speed preference as well as new functions tied to it, recording improvements, a Save As dialog that appears when you close a newly created shortcut without naming it first, and more.
QuicKeys is an application that automates complex tasks by turning them into simple shortcuts. It records your keystrokes and mouse clicks and plays them back when you trigger the shortcut you assigned to the task. You can assign the shortcuts to one application or several, and QuicKeys allows you to immediately access those shortcuts through key combinations or floating toolbars. You can create multiple, tab-accessible toolbars for groups of shortcuts, and you can also set up the QuicKeys timer to execute shortcuts at preset times on certain days of the week.
The QuicKeys X2 v2.1b3 public Beta expires on March 31. CE Software notes that technical support is not available for it, but the company does ask users to send bugs and feedback.
The current version of QuicKeys is a US$99.95 application. You can download a demo that expires after 30 days from the CE Software Web site. Upgrades from version 1.5 to X2, from 1.0 to X2, or from Classic to X2, are $19.95, $34.95, or $69.95, respectively.