ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

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ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

#1 Post by denilama » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:59 pm

ShortKeeper is a new lightweight software utility for creating and maintaining a set of keyboard shortcuts that can do pretty much anything you could need. These will save you the trouble of those repetitive keystrokes and mouse clicks that make you lose time, cause fatigue, and can be a source of serious musculoskeletal problems | Windows compatible | Autohotkey-based | Extendable with Enterpad | Free forever.

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To begin with, ShortKeeper provides commands to quickly and easily create general purpose shortcuts (e.g., open a folder/document, start an application, insert text, show a webpage, use an extra clipboard, run an Excel/Word macro, etc.).

ShortKeeper also includes one of the best Windows automation engines (AutoHotkey). As such, it provides a special command that accepts AutoHotkey code to create shortcuts/macros (or to use pre-existing ones from the Internet) that can do pretty much anything you could need.

For those who need more than a few shortcuts, ShortKeeper can be used with an Enterpad device. With as many as 120 control keys, the Enterpad lets you quickly and accurately trigger dozens of well-identified shortcuts without having to bother with keyboard hotkeys.

ShortKeeper can be set up in no time and requires no specialized knowledge. Its graphical user interface can be mastered quickly thanks to interactive help zones.

Why not to give it a try! ShortKeeper is free, portable, and digitally signed. It comes bundled with a version of AutoHotkey. Everything works from a single folder that can be easily moved or deleted. It is Windows 10, 7, and Vista compatible (with .NET 4 or later).

Download ShortKeeper: https://cedeq.com/sk
Tutorial: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en/tutorial
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Re: ShortKeeper - Keyboard Shortcut Manager

#2 Post by webfork » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:59 pm

Good add, thanks. Any idea where it saves settings?

It does seem new as I can't find it on Softpedia or other download sites.

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Re: ShortKeeper - Keyboard Shortcut Manager

#3 Post by denilama » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:21 pm

Yes it is new (a few weeks).

It saves settings in "ShortKeeper.exe.config" (in the application folder).

Thanks for your evaluation.

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Re: ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

#4 Post by denilama » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:34 am

Shortkeeper v1.0.1.6 released:

-The basic "Save selected text to Notepad" command renamed "Prepend text to Notepad file"
-The basic "Prepend text to Notepad file" command now saves the file in Unicode UTF-8 format
-Help content updated

Download and complete changelog: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en/download
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Re: ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

#5 Post by Zero3K » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:23 pm

I use HotkeyP (http://petr.lastovicka.sweb.cz/others.html) for automating the launching of programs, etc. via keyboard shortcuts.

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Re: ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

#6 Post by denilama » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:08 am

People like software comparisons. Would someone who has tried both ShortKeeper and HotkeyP be willing to tell us about some of the differences?

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Re: ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

#7 Post by denilama » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:15 am

Shortkeeper V1.0.1.7 released:

-The basic "Windows Start Menu" command renamed "Windows Start Menu item"
-The basic "Start application name" command renamed "Start application by name"
-The basic "Open document" command renamed "Start application by path and filename"
-"Copy All" AutoHotkey code improved
-UI improved
-Help content updated

Shortkeeper overview: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en
Download and complete changelog: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en/download

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Re: ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

#8 Post by denilama » Thu May 03, 2018 4:43 pm

Shortkeeper v1.0.1.8 released:

-"Quick Notepad" command now works with other languages than English and French
-Double-click functionality now added to the "Windows Start Menu item" command helper
-Double-click functionality now added to the "Start application by name" command helper
-"Launch website" command now renamed "Open web page"
-UI improved
-Help content updated

Shortkeeper overview: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en
ShortKeeper tutorial: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en/tutorial (Create a keyboard shortcut to launch Google)
Download and complete changelog: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en/download
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Re: ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

#9 Post by denilama » Mon May 21, 2018 11:15 am

Shortkeeper v1.0.1.11 released:

-Software update functionality improved
-Interactive help zones updated

Shortkeeper overview: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en
ShortKeeper tutorial: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en/tutorial (Create a keyboard shortcut to launch Google)
Download and complete changelog: https://cedeq.com/shortkeeper/en/download

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Re: ShortKeeper - Create Keyboard Shortcuts to do Anything on Windows

#10 Post by denilama » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:19 pm

Shortkeeper v1.0.1.14 released:
  • Reload AutoHotkey command added to the AutoHotkey menu in the system tray. Useful for quickly restarting AutoHotkey if a shortcut becomes non-responsive for some reason
  • Time out and pop-up error message added if ShortKeeper is unable to stop AutoHotkey (e.g. if an Excel object has not been cleared in a problematic shortcut)
  • No longer possible to assign 0 (No.) to a shortcut
  • Interactive help zones updated
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