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Quickwords — an open-source productivity app

dczajkowski profile image Dariusz Czajkowski ・2 min read

In 2020 I graduated from my alma mater and, currently, I am holding a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science. During the course, my friend Grzegorz Tłuszcz and I created a desktop app Quickwords. It is an open-source project that is available to everyone for free.

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Quickwords is a productivity app, to get on with your work quicker.

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What is Quickwords?

Quickwords is a productivity app, to get on with your work quicker. It helps you substitute common words, phrases and paragraphs with just few key strokes. It is available on MacOS (other systems coming very soon) You can check out the website and full documentation for more information.

Installation

MacOS

Download the latest release, unzip and drag Quickwords.app to your Applications folder.

Linux & Windows

Linux and Windows versions of the app are coming soon. In the meantime all PRs are very welcome.

Privacy and Security

Quickwords registers all global keyboard events, so it has an access to everything you type on the system. No data is saved on the system, and only 20 last keystrokes are remembered in the memory of the app. All your data should…

The app helps you substitute common words, phrases and paragraphs with just few key strokes. The only thing you have to do is to create snippets that you want to be replaced and you are all set! As a trivial example you may, in your day-to-day work, write out your physical address very often. If you think about it, addresses can be very long, so they take a lot of time to type out by hand. Quickwords can help with that. You can create a so-called snippet, that would replace ;address with your actual address. The possibilities are endless!

The app is built using Electron, Vue.js and TailwindCSS. We are also using some open-source packages written in C++ (that we contributed to during the development of Quickwords). During the development one of us used the IntelliJ IDEA editor, which wouldn't be possible without #githubsdp and JetBrains.

You can download Quickwords from our official website and read more about it in the documentation. Currently, we support only macOS, but the Windows version is almost ready and we are looking for feedback and help with its development. If you want to join our team, read this thread.

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Dariusz Czajkowski

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Full-Stack Developer. 👨🏻‍💻 Computer Science student at AGH University of Science and Technology.

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