Startly Technologies LLC (formerly CE Software) on Thursday announced the release of QuicKeys X3 version 3.1, a new version of their Mac OS X automation software. The new release is a free update for registered users of Quickeys X 3.0 or later. QuicKeys v3.1 costs US$99.95 and requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later.
New features in this release include the ability to incorporate Automator workflows into QuicKeys shortcuts as standalone items or as part of a larger QuicKeys sequence. Automator is a workflow automation technology included a part of Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger.”
Also new in this release is the return of SoftKeys — a translucent toolbar you can use to assign up to ten shortcuts in slots numbered 1 through 0, corresponding to the number keys on your keyboard. A new option for the Open Items action has been added, an Action Palette has been added to the QuicKeys Editor, and other changes and improvements have been made. The update is available for download from the Startly Web site.