By Virginia Stunkard,PACUG
MagicKey is a Windows utility program that can save you a lot of time. When filling out forms of any kind that need information such as name, phone number, e-mail address, physical address, social security number, or any other information, you need to enter the information only once. This information can be added to your document by pressing just one key, or by one click of the mouse.
Some of the main and common functions are:
SmartType MiniAppB Enter predefined captured text into any Windows application.
Numeric Calculator MiniAppB Perform basic calculationsB you can format the result any way you like (including as a fraction), and enter it into your application numerically as well as spelled out in words.
Date Calculator MiniAppB Calculate dates and date ranges using the Date Calculator. For example, you can calculate the date any number of days from today or from any reference date, or calculate the exact number of days between any two dates, even if they are years apart. This program includes a handy instant calendar. This feature was fun to play with.
Units Convertor MiniAppB Convert between all commonly-used units of length, area, volume, weight, speed, temperature, energy, and many other measurements.
Zip Code Expander MiniAppB Perform zip code expansion by entering a zip code and MagicKey gives you the City and State, ready to be put in your Windows program.
Currency Convertor MiniAppB This function is handy when you travel to other countries and need to know how to convert your money. You can convert between all major world currencies, all formatted numerically and/or spelled out in words, complete with currency symbols.
Voice FeedbackB Speak back numeric digits (and other characters, if you choose) as you type, virtually eliminating data entry errors. You will be amazed at how much this one feature helps in improving data entry accuracy and eliminating errors!
Responding to e-mails with A set responses@ in text files, you can enter them any time into your e-mail or any other application with just a few keys and without having to open any files or cutting and pasting.
As I was checking out the different functions of this program, I found it to be very fascinating. The program is easy to work with and does save time.
This program can be purchased as www.acii.com for $29.00. If also ordering a CD and printed manual, add $9.50 for shipping/handling.