Depending on your work environment, common text forms need to be used and it can take some time to manually write it down each time, for example, a letter or email introduction. Luckily, special applications like Perfect Keyboard Standard Edition give you the possibility to set custom combination of keys that can trigger various actions.
Schedule any activity on your computer
Running the application brings up your workspace, with all available features. A side panel displays a list containing groups you create to easily store and find commands. Choosing to add a new macro gives you the possibility, to set trigger options, which can be simple hotkeys or advanced commands that run processes in the background.
Additionally, you can record mouse and keyboard activity to be used whenever needed. This comes in handy for repetitive tasks, considerably reducing the amount of time needed to perform them. Before saving a macro, you can test it out and check for any errors, in case you make use of advanced command lines.
Moreover, the application gives you the possibility to save scheduled activities as shortcuts on your desktop, so when you need to put a process in motion it can be easily accessed.
An integrated wizard to guide you
When running the application for the firs time you are asked whether or not you want to take an interactive tutorial. It is recommended that you do, because the user interface is not that friendly with newcomers.
However, spending some time to learn your way through gets you up and running in no time. Furthermore, you can make use of an integrated wizard anytime, that guides you through a series of steps to get the macro just right.
All in all, Perfect Keyboard Standard Edition lives up to expectations and delivers a powerful set of tools with the help of which you can make repetitive tasks become less annoying. You might need to go through the help manual a few times, but once you get the hang of it, you realize it is a trustworthy assistant in nearly any activity.
Why type the same phrases again and again? Why mistype? Why not let the computer do repetitive and boring tasks? Why not have macros working in any Windows application?
Perfect Keyboard allows a user to create a file of frequently used phrases, paragraphs, e-mail addresses, macros, clipboard entries, scripts, etc. and use them in any application just by typing a short abbreviation (text shortcut) or pressing a hotkey (key shortcut).
The Perfect Keyboard supports macro recording (keyboard and/or mouse events) so that user can simply record macros rather than program them.
The Perfect Keyboard scripting language (150+ commands) allows one to insert time and date, activate a window, launch applications, manage files and directories, work with clipboard, download files, format text and more. Furthermore, creating these macros will not require any programming skills due to the integrated visual editing tools.
- Easy to use three-pane user interface: Macros are organized to user defined groups (similar to folders in Windows Explorer) for simpler navigation and management. Macro properties are showing in tabbed pane where can be easily modified.
- Simple visual macro editing. It is not necessary to know the macro language syntax. Each command and its parameters is visually edited in its own edit window.
- Fully featured macro editor with integrated debugger. Easily debug macros and watch variable values.
- Smart macro recorder. Macro recorder detect when a window where macro is being recorded is changed and automatically adds code for appropriate window activation. Macro playback reliability is much improved.
- Security – macro file is encrypted and thus it is not possible to view its content in other program or file viewer.
- Password protection – macros can be password protected so that only authorized persons can view/run/modify them.
- Sharing macros in work group. It is possible to share macros over LAN network so that all employees have access to the same macros.
- Application specific macros – the same macro trigger can start different macros in different applications. This allows user to unify computer environment.
- Variety of ways how to fire macro via keyboard:
- Auto text – specify the text that you want to be able to automatically insert in other target windows (word processor, e-mail, chat, web forms, etc.). When you start typing such a text a small assistant window with selection of matching “auto text” macros is shown for fast insertion.
- Text shortcut – specify the macro text and its text shortcut (for example “.sct”). Typing the text shortcut causes the macro text replaces the text shortcut typed.
- Hot keys – specify hotkeys (for example “Ctrl+Alt+H”) that cause the macro is started.
- Extended hotkeys – two hotkeys combination to trigger the macro. For example “Ctrl+Alt+H” followed by “Ctrl+1” starts one macro while “Ctrl+Alt+H” followed by “Ctrl+2” starts other macro. Improves organizing of larger number of hotkeys.
- Strong macro language with over 150 commands: Commands covers all aspects of computing:
- Files & Folders handling – copy/move delete files and folders. Create ZIP archives and self-executable archives. Print files.
- Send keystrokes and mouse clicks. Imitate user interaction with computer. Insert paragraphs of text while working with document editor, e-mail client, chat tool… Insert date & time automatically.
- Find an image on screen – add “eyes” to your macros, no more “blind” clicks. The command allows the macro writer to programmatically recognize objects (web images, controls, etc.) and click on them reliebaly.
- Execute other programs, run shell context menu commands, run macros in external macro files.
- Use variables to write more complex macros. Variables can be multi dimensional arrays and can be easily persisted to a file. Many variable manipulation operations are available (string operations, text operations, expression evaluation, etc.).
- Rich macro flow controls – “if-else-end”, conditional and unconditional loops, “go-to”, procedures, “wait”, etc.
- Strong error handling – any command execution error is either immediately reported by an error message box or can be programmatically handled. This is fully up to macro designer.
- User defined message box, user defined forms (with edit controls, radio buttons, check buttons, combo boxes, etc.), user defined menus…..
- POP3 e-mail support (receive list of messages waiting on server, receive e-mail, delete e-mail). Send e-mail using SMTP or send e-mail using default e-mail client installed.
- FTP commands to download, upload, delete, etc. files.
- Manipulate windows – activate, move, resize, close, etc.
- Copy data to clipboard, empty clipboard, paste data from clipboard, save clipboard content to file load it again.
- Command macros itself – enable/disable macros, enable/disable group of macros, etc.
- Manipulate registry – read and write data from/to registry, create new registry keys, delete registry data, etc.
- Enumerate running processes, kill given process, determine whether particular process is running.
- More commands – set default printer, shutdown computer, set system time, empty recycle bin, enable/disable