Friday, March 21

AutoHotKey & PhraseExpress

AutoHotKey a free, open-source utility for Windows.

This open-source utility can automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write macros by hand or use the macro recorder. You can also create hotkeys for keyboard, mouse, joystick, and handheld remote controls. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey. Similarly, you can define abbreviations that expand as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way". Finally, you can create custom data entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars. Other features: remap keys; change soundcard settings (like volume or mute); use a joystick or keyboard as a mouse; make any window transparent, always-on-top, or alter its shape; manipulate the clipboard; customize the tray menu's icon and menu items; run existing AutoIt v2 scripts; and convert any script into an EXE file that can be run on any PC.

PhraseExpress is a keyboard macro utility which manages all your frequently used text phrases from a taskbar icon and allows you to paste them into any Windows application with a single mouse click, a keyboard shortcut or a text macro command. The program is ideal for email reply templates, signatures, addresses, and other information that you are frequently typing. In addition, the program includes powerful macro functions to launch programs, files or email messages, and to insert dynamic variables like incrementing values, dates and more.