Free “Short-Keys” Save You 5-10 hours typing per week! Day 24 (30 Day Video Challenge)


Free Software – Short Keys – Quickly Eliminates Time Wasting Tasks

(c) Jim Edwards – All Rights reserved


Ever find yourself repeatedly typing the same things over and over on your computer?

Maybe you type the same blocks of text into your email messages thirty times a day.

Or maybe you find it hard to remember a long website address and never seem to get all the characters correct when you type it into your web browser’s address bar.

Not too long ago, I came to the startling realization that I spent over 45 minutes every single day just completing repetitive email tasks.

Bottom line: that amounts to over 273 hours a year doing the same things over and over again – talk about a waste of time!

Now multiply that times my in-house staff of 3 other people and you’re talking about 1092 hours wasted on email!

Much to my delight, I discovered a free PC software program anyone can use that instantly gave me back almost all of that wasted time!

With email, I found myself answering the same questions repeatedly.

I spent way too much time retyping or hunting down the answer so I could copy and paste it into my email reply.

On the surface, a task that takes only 30 seconds to complete might not seem like a time waster. But if you perform that task 100 times throughout the day you will chew up almost an hour on repetitive activity.

What if you could reduce that time by 90% or more?

What if you could claim that time back and use it for other, more important things?

Well now you can, because a free software program called “ShortKeys” helps you reclaim the time you waste on most repetitive typing tasks.

Log on to and download the free version of the program, which offers all the features most of us will ever likely need or use.

“ShortKeys” is a macro utility, which means it performs repetitive tasks for you.

In this case, it allows you to set up replacement text or paragraphs for any given number of keystroke combinations you can define.

For example, I set mine up so whenever I type #7faq into an email message, the program automatically inserts six paragraphs with the most frequently asked questions I get from people surfing my site.

The program quietly monitors your typing activity and, any time you type in a pre-defined keystroke combination, the program will automatically insert your replacement text.

You can use Short Keys with email, word processing, web browser, and even with your web page editor.

You simply choose a word and associate it with the replacement text. I like to begin the word with the # symbol since I rarely use it, especially as part of a word.

ShortKeys will then insert virtually anything you could type, including: simple sentences; extremely long web addresses; single paragraphs; even several paragraphs with up to 3,000 characters of text (and that’s a lot of text!).

Not only do you save time by not manually typing in the sentences or paragraphs, but you will greatly reduce the inevitable errors and typo’s all of us make.

I don’t normally get this excited about a free piece of software, but if you ever find yourself typing the same text over and over, get a copy of this program and start using it!

– Jim Edwards is an 11-year syndicated newspaper columnist and the co-author of an amazing ebook that will teach you how to quickly and easily use free articles to drive thousands of targeted visitors to your website or affiliate links…


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  • Ian Richardson

    February 5, 2010

    Hi Jim,

    This is going to save me a lot of time because now I can set up a bunch of ShortKeys to use as replys on my blog when people leave a comment.

    I’m sure there are a ton of other ideas this could be used for and I have an idea I am going to use to see how many ideas people can come up with.

    Thanks for showing me how to save my time.


    • BigJim

      February 5, 2010

      No problem… I love this tool… but you know, I never really thought about using it for blog comments, etc… but that’s a great idea!

  • Brenda Simard

    February 6, 2010

    Love the videos Jim…

    I’ve heard about these short keys before but maybe I’m just not getting it. How do you remember what all your short keys represent? Seems confusing and possibly time consuming in a different way.



    • BigJim

      February 6, 2010

      #thx = thank you message
      #sig – signature file
      #7dd = 7 day ebook download info

      You just make stuff up that you’ll know what it means.

      Plus, you can print it out… stuff you use a lot, you’ll remember in about a day.


  • Nancy

    February 23, 2010

    Thanks for this tip! Short Keys will save me a LOT of time! And the price for the full package is more than affordable (for a change!)

    But tsk, tsk, tsk, Jim. Jim, I decided to click your link to 7dayebook to see what it was about since I wasn’t familiar with it.

    Wow, that page has been there for a while I guess after seeing the pic of you on there. You still had young hair there :) But what bothers me is what I found at the bottom of the page:

    P.S. — This gem will be sold for $49. The introductory price of $29 is a “Buy it NOW before it’s gone” offer… so act fast!…

    What happened to “let’s cut the crap?

    • BigJim

      February 23, 2010

      Gee Nancy… you get great free value and then want to give me crap… are you asking for a friday night smackdown?