FastKeys Reviews

Lots of great features but sometimes really buggy

Review by Kagerjay
about FastKeys 4 days ago

As someone who is super enthuasitic about autohotkey applications and wrappers, fastKeys is just OK

Don't get me wrong its a great program, however it has given me way too many headaches though:

  1. I bought program but it constantly forgets I put in a key
  2. Its pretty much disabled my keyboard a few times and I had to spend a good amount of time fixing it
  3. A lot of hotkeys I don't need outside the box
  4. Couldn't disable a lot of things I didn't want, it came all prepackaged
  5. Learning curve took awhile to figure out

For me I need something very robust and reliable and fastKeys just feels finicky to me, has let me down way too many times, so I just gave up on it

In terms of features, this is why its great:

  • Has strokePlus like features for using mouseGestures to do common tasks. Fairly easy to program too
  • Can put native autohotkey inside of it, making managing autohotkey easy

Personally if you don't care for mouse gestures (or use a dedicated program like StrokePlus) and don't need custom autohotkey applications or don't own a windows PC I suggest using phraseExpress instead Small PhraseExpress iconPhraseExpress


AHK without the programming

Review by 10basetom
about FastKeys and AutoHotkey Dec 2014

This is basically a fancy GUI wrapper for the AutoHotkey automation scripting language. It allows you to create hotkeys and hotstrings, among other AHK automation goodness, without learning the scripting language.

You can save yourself ten bucks by learning how to write AHK scripts, which isn't that hard to learn (say, compared to learning C). Once you master AHK, you become master of your machine.


Best automating app out there! Kudos to developers! 1 Helpful

Positive Review by Radmila
about FastKeys May 2013

Best automating app out there! Kudos to developers!


Excellent and lightweight start menu! 1 Helpful

Positive Review by Oomg5
about FastKeys Apr 2013

Simple but very powerful app. I use it as a quick start menu and as a auto rapid shooter in some games. Very funny! Con: you can get addicted to the shortcuts...


Great daily companion! 1 Helpful

Positive Review by Visio08
about FastKeys Mar 2013

This is really a great software - very tiny, minimalistic and simple to use. It has really become my daily companion at my work. I like how flexible it is, I guess the usage scope is almost unlimited, as it is possible to use any Autohotkey script.

Highly recommended and worth every cent IMHO.