Hey there! We're Daniel (left) and Daniel (right).
We've been friends since kindergarten, and we've been building apps together since 2010 when the App Store was launched with iPhoneOS 3.
We built Keysmith after Daniel (on the right) had a conversation with his girlfriend about a repetitive task she had to do at work. Copy a name from a spreadsheet, paste it in a website, hit search, scroll to the bottom, click this, type that – you get the idea. She had to do this all the time, and it wasn't high enough priority for the company to spend time optimizing.
So one day she's telling him about her day at work, and he offers to help her make a Keyboard Maestro macro to automate it. It took them 45 minutes to get everything set up, but ultimately it saved her hours every month.
A couple weeks later, she's identified another task she does often that could be automated. She builds a macro for it, but for some reason it doesn't work, so she calls Daniel and asks for help. It turns out there was a small thing that you wouldn't expect a non-technical person to know without some help – she had to manually add a short "wait" action to let a page load.
Two things here. First, it's really cool that she could identify another case to automate. And second, Keyboard Maestro makes things more complicated than they need to be.
We wanted something that was easy to use and covered the straightforward use cases we had in mind. Keyboard Maestro is like a stick shift car – you can get great performance out of it, but there's definitely a learning curve. It’s more than most of us need.
We wanted an automatic. Something we could use out of the box. Something that fit with the Mac's simple and intuitive UX.
So, we set out to build it. A modern Mac app that's 10x easier to use.
We're so excited to share what we've built with you.
Daniel & Daniel