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Giveaway of the day — WireKeys

WireKeys is a hotkey-driven system utility that runs in the system tray and provides access to running tasks, favorite programs and more.
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WireKeys was available as a giveaway on May 18, 2007!

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WireKeys is a hotkey-driven system utility that runs in the system tray and provides access to running tasks (with option to kill tasks), favorite programs and more. It also includes additional text clipboards, a BossKey, an automated screen capture tool and an option to quickly minimize all windows. Advanced users can also run selected text as from command string, write JavaScript macros and record mouse and keystrokes.

You can assign hotkeys or mouse gestures for any program, define parameters and actions to take after launch, as well as delay the startup time.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Publisher:

WiredPlane Labs

Homepage:

http://www.wiredplane.com/en/wirekeys/

File Size:

2.86 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#86

@74: NO, it's NOT just you :-)

There ARE a LOT of "Whaah attack" victims here.

And they should write their own software and post it if they don't like free screensavers and breakout games.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

@78: I'm afraid you've missed out on a good one. That disclosure statement was probably a standard one meant for the "usual" trial download customer. An "about" click tells me my copy is registered to giveawayoftheday.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

Just a little bit of a learning curve to set up my hot keys but, WOW! I LOVE it!

@81: I love irfanview too but c'mon, you can't compare an image editor with a productivity tool on the basis that they share one feature :-)

@83: This program may be a little too powerful for the avg user if the registration process gave you any trouble.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

they made this program to hard to register for the avg user

Reply   |   Comment by brian goguen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Larryc28 (#78)

This was a full piece of software AFTER you followed a tricky installation procedure. Unf. you won't be able to do that now as we've left the installation period.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Somers  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

irfanview has a multi-frame screenshot function with adjustable time period

Reply   |   Comment by em  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

#42 or thereabouts, "WinME"
taskban (and other ware) is a mini taskman, small, and runs on 9x. but i think you have to have it running for its hotkey to pop it up. once your computer's flaking, it's too late to startup the taskman

Reply   |   Comment by noname  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

THANK YOU for everyone who links day by day alternative software for the actual givawayofthedays! It helps me (amateur) a lot!

Thank also for GAOTD team for free applications!

Reply   |   Comment by m4p-converter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

I was going to try Wirekeys. I downloaded it with the intention of installing it. When I read the disclosure statement it clearly stated that it is for 14 days, after which a paid license is required. It might be too much to ask, but can you tell me that this software and any subsequent software is delivered with full license because it comes through GAOTD? I love your site and the concept of it. Are you staying true to the originally stated concept of GAOTD which as I understood it was that the software offered was free to use indefinitely. (upgrades not included.) Someone at GAOTD please feel free to answer or start a dialogue. I deleted this offering. Thanks, in advance for your response.

Reply   |   Comment by Larryc28  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Such a shame what's actually a very good and useful piece of software has such a poor installation process. By following the instructions from GAOTD (#13) and, crucially, #18's clarification of those instructions I have registered my copy - but the registration process itself (viz. double clicking to open boxes) seems very contra intuitive. That said it is a good piece of software - it dupes lots of stuff I do already but as an all-in-one "Swiss Army Knife" it's good, particularly for newbies. Just simplify the registration process by making the boxes into which you paste the email and activation codes more obvious and more easily opened (or if you're aiming high write a batch file that will insert the keys from a browser).

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Somers  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

To 72:
I think it's not too much to ask to have a standard installation procedure!!!

Imagine you would have to read different instructions every time you buy a can of soda, a pack of chips or a carton of milk, imagine each would have a different way to open it?! That would drive you mad, wouldn't it?!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Jelpy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

#1, #66 ... the described system requirements include Win98. Why don't you just download it and find out?

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Is it just me? It sure seems like there are a lot of stupid posters on this thread. Ungratful SOB's!!! Can't read instructions, etc. Thank you GOTD. Freakin' aye to the rest of you clowns!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by ricobird  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Most confusing program I've ever tried. Even when I finally find what I'm looking for, I can't get it to work without spending another hour fiddling with it. Guess I'll have to wait for the "Dummies" book to come out. Might be a good program if I weren't so stupid.

Reply   |   Comment by Big Dummy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

@ #46

I understand the desire to please the "customer" (GAOTD user) but I think if they are too impatient to read the instructions, let alone ask for help politely, then they don't deserve the nice gifts we receive here. Of course I am not the recipient of all the hate-spam.

Reply   |   Comment by Guy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Hello everyone!

(There's probably no-one left to read this anyway! *laughs*)

I had no problems downloading/installing and registering, but I can sure understand why many were confused. I also support the idea of building the registering process into the .exe or setup files.

I spent about an hour looking around in the menus and submenus and I have to tell you that this truly powerful software SCARES me! And especially after the disaster with the Glary Utilities software!

We've had so many multi-tasking programs to test lately that I'm beginning to forget which program I've chosen to do what.

I'm serious.

I'm beginning to think that all the time I spend trying to remember which program I want to perform a particular task, that it's not really time saving at all. :/

This particular program has excited me though, if configured well (and David always does a brilliant job with software,) it will not only replace much of my other software, but perform other tasks that make it even more valuable to me also. At least, that's what I'm hoping.

Thank you Wired Plane Labs for this excellent piece of software! If it works as amazingly as I hope it will, you will always have my gratitude and happy recommendations to others.

Thank you always to GOTD on a difficult job well done!
~ Swan

Reply   |   Comment by Swan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Yes, this is really good stuff with a lot of functions. But i think, the author has not created it for the novice users. Now, i'm waiting for my beloved screensavers. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Biber  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

If you cannot figure out how to register the program then it is too complicated a program for you to use anyway. Just a clue.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr E  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

This has been the first time I had trouble with one of the daily downloads. I have to give this one a thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by ALICE  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Having problems with my registration.... got the 4 values separated by "-" signs. Tried to enter it into the registration page from th clipboard, from a file, and entered it in on the last two lines too... nothing seems to work.. how do i get this figured out? THANKS!

Reply   |   Comment by Dwight  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

#1/50 Does it work with W98 or not. A simple answer within the next two hours would be greatly appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by UK Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Some of you folks need to get a copy of "Bambi", then follow Thumper Rabbits advise. "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"

Give Away of The Day makes it possible for you to get free software and you are unhappy... Jheeze! Some folks would bitch if they were hung with a new rope.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred Hambrecht  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Sorry about that - the end of my review should have read:

So there you have it; I give today's game minus 2 and a double-thumbs-down.
~ Swan

Reply   |   Comment by Swan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Thank you very much for the program! It seems quite useful, but the help section needs to be definitely expanded. I'm having a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to use the screen clip and where it saves it. I may be a real dummy here, but where is the clipboard? I think it saves it there automatically, but I can't find it. To tell you the truth, I'm about ready to uninstall it, because it's just too complicated to figure out.

Reply   |   Comment by Sylvia Deitz  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

A useful and powerful program that is not for everyone. Give it a chance.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Wow, this would take a lot of time to learn how to... what? Mostly just a bunch of novelty. Nothing exciting or particularly useful here.

Reply   |   Comment by TheBlindBat  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

@53:

The reason is because you use adbright which puts tracking cookies (but in this case it could be because it's grabbing data) into people's browsers, and thus it gets a spyware rating. It's not really anything you can do, and the only way to make it go away is to switch ad networks or just leave it.

Reply   |   Comment by MASA  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Cool! Just took a few minutes to play around with the app. It has a lot of grea stuff all at easy access! Thanks for this great little program!

Reply   |   Comment by Chuckles55  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Why didn't you just put the instructions in #13 in the initial process. Took me three uninstalls to finally figure it all out. Of course, I am not wirehead, so it takes me awhile to figure out computer stuff anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck Lambert  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Thanks!! This is like a little handy monster that blows a lot of other software away. For example, after installing this, i can easily retire the Actual window manager software (which was also obtained here). With all the functions, treaks, and plug-in possibilities, this is definitely worth more than $30.

Reply   |   Comment by forrestsun  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I've installed the program and gone through registration, all with no difficulty. I've recorded a macro, but can't seem to find where to assign it a hot key. Can anyone help me on this?

Repetitive keystroking throughout the day has us using separate X-Key keyboards, so the macro function IS extremely useful.

Reply   |   Comment by NYJack  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I'm not an advanced user and this program seems too complicated, with a big time investment required to learn it. So I think I'll pass.

Reply   |   Comment by zipzap  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

This program is not for "Power Users" its for Nastalgia buffs. I did my time with "Macros" in the DOS days, now they're just redundant. If the program can do it all, why is it next to impossible to activate? Time Saver? Look at all the Time your wasting on the learning curve alone. You do a great job GAOTD. But Wired software is for losers. The only thing I miss from the Macro and DOS days is XyWrite.

HawkPunk7

Reply   |   Comment by HawkPunk7  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

To Franck: I don't know why. All it is, is an ad network to serve my ads (Hoping to pay for my hosting, which it isn't close yet.) Maybe I can research it more. I have no clue why TM would label this as such. A lot of big sites use AdBrite

I'll check it. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Great Program, my installation went off without a hitch (but I had the advantage of reading the previous replies first). This is a very useful tool and time saver to me, everything I normally have to get/do from control panel/task manager, all from a simple right click. The Installation is a bit confusing if you haven't read here how to register it. Just keep the box with the code in it open after running setup and follow #13

Reply   |   Comment by Phobos  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

look a good one.let me try first

Reply   |   Comment by rupesh rupak  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Re #1 I'm very interested though above intro says W98 but Developer's sit does not seem to say so.
I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE - Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by UK Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Hello!
i`m using WireKeys for a lot of time and i wish to highlight things that you will rarely find in any other program, free or not. They are targeted at expirienced users though. Here we go:
- you can assign actions to clicking hotkey TWICE. it`s convinient! webdev-related example: assign Ctrl-F to mozilla and Ctrl-F-F to opera. Now you have to remember only one key to call browser of your current mood
- you can use mouse gestures, screen borders, TV remote buttons, key sequences and a lot of never-seen-before (but convinient after you try) stuff in hotkey. You can activate actions by timer or by typing special text (in any window!). You can assign *more* than one hotky to single action (sometimes it is really handy!)
- right-click on any window title. You will see additional items in the window`s systems menu. Explore it for awhile to see possibilities that are right here, under right mouse button.
- JavaScript-based macros with extended features. For example you can get (in macro, by special command) selected text in active application, handle it a bit and paste in the cursor position. Or you can process file that is under cursor in you favourite file manager
This is what coming to mind right now... but this list is not near the end (even).
Similar programs, like autohotkey for example, requires to write mind-twisted scripts and limited in terms of doing something really not-usual. You`ll need to write complete program (i`m talking about AutoHotkey that i used before) to do the stuff that is working out-of-the-box in WireKeys. The real question here is: did you encounter non-usual tasks in your everyday work? if yes, WireKeys is really handy. If no, you can try free stuff

About registration process.. yes, it is not clear... :/ just read instructions from #15, it`s 20 seconds process indeed... But the program is great. Just use the right tool for right task, that`s that

Reply   |   Comment by IPv6  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

To #39 (bladedtooth)
I really appreciate your reviews. Just to let you know that I got alerts from Trend Micro each and every time I go on you site...

Its detects spywares, which it evaluates as dangerous, in some components of your pages (to be accurate : http://ads.adbrite.com/mb/text_group.php?sid=316343&zs=3136305f363030)

:)

Reply   |   Comment by Franck  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

This is supposed to be a comments area. So if people have a genuine comment - even if it's negative then they should be allowed to leave their comments without being lambasted by everyone else who thinks that GAOTD is the best thing since sliced bread. This site would be much better if everyone concentrated on comments about the software (good OR bad) and leave the comments about each other where they belong - in your own head.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Even though I didn't take this free software, thank you all the same GAOTD. and the software maker. :) I do however have a small suggestion on a positive note.
It seems to me that a good amount of people that come to this site for a free giveaway never seem to bother reading the instructions for the reg. of the product.
More times then not, we see people crying that "the software is only a trial for X amount of days" etc.
Rather then all the confusion because people just plain out, will not read the instructions.
I would suggest if it is even possible. In every download have it register and install all on the exe file rather then have the person install the app first, then register or vise versa.
Believe me, I never had any issues getting things set up, because I read the instructions.
But! seems to me, a good amount of people on this site are all click happy and never bother to read the instructions period.
Then they come here b!tching and moaning about how the download is only a free trial.
Had they read the instructions in the first place, they would not have that issue.
Just a suggestion. Thanks again GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

An excellent program that runs well under Vista. I don't believe there is a freeware program (or even $$ program) that does the same or similar work, though there are combinations of programs that will. This is very convenient and well thought out.

I will gladly purchase this when a meaningful upgrade becomes available, and thank the developer and GAOTD.

SUPER!

=====================
By the way - the registration entries are into gray (not highlighted) spots.

Reply   |   Comment by HenryE  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

This is the SUPER BEST software you have ever brought GAOTD. Thanks very much! 10 out of 10 for the work. Keep it up!

Reply   |   Comment by Jedistar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

# 33 I don't get it, you are here TODAY to download the software, what's so wrong with registering it TODAY? It's FREE for crying out loud. It allow's you to spend $29.95 on something else that you otherwise might not have been able to get. I wish all you ungrateful complainers and whiners would hit the dusty trail and leave all the FREE stuff for the people who actually APPRECIATE what GOTD does.

Reply   |   Comment by Gayla  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Thank you for this...I do own a WinME system that lacks of this functions...GREAT.

Reply   |   Comment by ortegoo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

The only thing that is worse than those who complain about the software offered are those (such as chicmomma) who feel called upon to write an angry note blasting those who complain about the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Old Girl  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Free programs...'nuff said.

Reply   |   Comment by Lido  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Good morning everyone! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/wirekeys-v3-6-1/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Thx #7 for the tip on the link with the big list of what it can do
Thx #13 & 18 for the registration tips.

Thx GOTD and developer!

Reply   |   Comment by Ballpeen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

@34
See the Plugin´s
http://www.wiredplane.com/en/wirekeys/wkplugins.php

Reply   |   Comment by Merod  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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