Type phrases with a sin­gle tap

Mac Format - - RATED - Novem­ber 2015

Quick­Key is an iOS key­board that re­places let­ters and num­bers with pre-de­fined snip­pets. The app com­po­nent en­ables you to de­fine names, user­names, emails, ad­dresses and favourites. Th­ese are then ac­cessed in the key­board by tap­ping the rel­e­vant icon and then the snip­pet it­self.

Setup is straight­for­ward, and you can im­port in­di­vid­ual con­tact info to speed things along. Lists are al­ways pre­sented in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der, which is awk­ward if you have many; an ex­cep­tion is the favourites list, in which items can be man­u­ally re­ordered. In use, it’s fine, but noth­ing more. The app has po­ten­tial to speed things along, but it awk­wardly ab­bre­vi­ates ad­dresses, has a delete key that ig­nores long­press, and comes with the as­so­ci­ated gen­eral bag­gage of iOS third-party key­boards (that is, the over­all sys­tem be­ing quite clunky and un­wieldy). It’s use­ful, but by no means es­sen­tial. Craig Gran­nell

If you need a snip­pets key­board, this one does the job fairly well, de­spite be­ing a bit of a faff.

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