yKey for Mac 2.9.1 macOS | 6.2 MB
yKey Mac App – For Automation of Repetitive Actions on macOS. Automate to save time. Eliminate mindless work! Automate repetitive actions on the Mac. Any sequence of actions (click, tap, type, drag, open, close, applescripts, etc) can be put into a shortcut which can be launched by hotkey, menu, timer, event or USB. Save time, typing and hundreds of clicks everyday. Avoid carpal tunnel. Do less and accomplish more.
Free your self from the ball and chain of repetitive drudgery. Work smart, eliminate the toiling & grunt work, don’t be a slave anymore.
We love our computers, but we are all familiar with the fatigue of repetitive tasks. We know computers are very capable of dealing with repitition, but there has been no easy way, up until now to collect them and pass them on to the computer to perform. Now, luckily on the Mac there is yKey. Free your self from the ball and chain of repetitive drudgery. Rule your computer, don’t be a slave anymore, use yKey automation for mac.
A simple example of how yKey can save you time!
Say you open Safari each day and go to the same 8 websites and then copy some text which you email to someone. Instead of performing this same task each day for 15 mins with typing and clicking and opening and closing applications do it with yKey via one hotkey or menu item and let it work in the background while you do some other work or have a cup of tea. Seriously, why sacrifice your life to monotonous repetitive actions when your computer can do them for you.
Do less and accomplish more with yKey.
yKey adds an essential but missing element in (Mac OSX), automation! yKey will save you and your company precious time and energy. Its all about efficiency, we call this "doing less and accomplishing more." yKey can turn some repetitive action that might consist of thousands of mouse clicks (in various applications, in menus and different dialog boxes) and pages of typing into one yKey shortcut that can be launched anytime to perform the exact same action with a simple key press. Learn more about shortcuts in our overview section.
Overview & Automation
yKey is an automation utility, a program that creates shortcuts to accomplish repetitive tasks. In essence, an yKey shortcut is a little program in its own right, but you don’t need to know the first thing about programming to create an yKey shortcut. All you have to do is put together three necessary parts of a shortcut: One or more commands that give the shortcut its functionality, a context in which it runs, and a launcher that defines how the shortcut is activated.
Applications and Documents
Use yKey to tell your computer to launch, switch, show, quit and relaunch software applications, or to open specific documents even in other applications than their creator application. Includes access to recent applications and the currently running applications. yKey is even able to control the actual windows & menus of running applications.
‘Option’ + ‘g’ takes me to Google in a new window. ‘Option’ + ‘s’ loads Safari or brings the most recent window to the front. ‘Option’ + ‘p’ opens Photoshop (or any app you choose) and opens a new document. Switching between applications has never been so easy and fast.
My task list is never ending. At the beginning of the day it loads as part of a sequence, along with my email, cnn.com, and the ebay items that I have been tracking. To check my list during the day, I just press ‘option’ + ‘shift’ + ‘t’ and it comes to the front of my desktop.
Formatting documents can be tedious. You can have several fonts, sizes, colors, and alignment configurations. I have used yKey to set hotkeys, which only work within MS Word, that streamline my formatting.
Clipboard, Window, System, & UNIX
Copying, Pasting and adding to the clipboard is all possible with yKey. yKey can open the System Preferences and switch to any one of the preference panes. yKey can tell the computer when to sleep, restart or shutdown. Using the power of (Mac OSX), yKey can even execute UNIX commands.