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Adam C. Engst is the author of the "Take Control of iKey" Manual. His manual helps you install iKey and provides a step by step usage tutorial for this essential software.

Adam started the TidBits newsletter and has written numerous technical books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles.

March 2013 Tutorial "Using Ableton Live with iKey"
Fran Cotton's in depth tutorial shows why iKey is essential for using Ableton Live 9. This is essential if you work and spend a lot of time with audio. Includes discount for iKey. More Ableton Live and iKey techniques here.

Tutorial by Ben Waldie, Peach Pit Press
Ben Waldie's tutorial is a great intro to iKey as automation/macro software.

Review by David Pogue, New York Times
David Pogue discusses automation/macro software and in his weekly video he says iKey is his favorite.

Review by gives iKey 4.5 out of 5 mice
“Since I started using iKey, this gem has saved me up to an hour a week using shortcuts. Overall, I found the iKey to be reliable and very easy to use. For those looking for an affordable solution to creating shortcuts in Mac OS X, I highly recommend taking a look at iKey.” -- James Richvalsky

Are you a slave to your computer?

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 iKey. Free your self from the ball and chain of repetitive drudgery. Rule your computer, don't be a slave anymore use iKey.

A simple example of how iKey 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 iKey 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 iKey.

iKey adds an essential but missing element in Mac OS X, automation! iKey will save you and your company precious time and energy. Its all about efficiency, we call this "doing less and accomplishing more." iKey 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 ikey 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.