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   Last updated: February 19, 2011








MacHouse Mac freeware AskKey


AskKey is a simple freeware application that is designed for those who work with ASCII characters and HTML notations and Unicode symbols.  Using ASC/Chr, you can find ASCII values for particular characters or vice versa.  Use HTML to find HTML notations for particular keys.  Switch to 'Key' and press a key on your keyboard, and AskKey will tell you its ASCII value.  When you work with Unicode symbols, try Sym1 and Sym2.  Sym2 covers hundreds of Unicode notations over 7 fields.



MacHouse Mac freeware AskKey



It's not just ASCII characters, HTML notations and Unicode symbols that AskKey deals with. One extra feature of AskKey lets users change and serialize file names regardless of the number of files involved. Likewise, users can change the extension of a group of files from one to another.



MacHouse Mac freeware AskKey




MacHouse Mac freeware AskKey   MacHouse Mac freeware AskKey
MacHouse Mac freeware AskKey   MacHouse Mac freeware AskKey



As a software developer, AskKey is a must-to-have application for us.  That is, we've developed AskKey so that we can faciliate our work, not to please other users.  So its design is none of our interest.  If it bothers you so much, if you don't like the name or its icon, then just don't use it.





AskKey currently available as a freeware title.  'Freeware' doesn't mean you own any part of this application.  It only means that you are allowed to use it after accepting terms of use.  There is no gurantee that it will function as it's supposed to.  We certainly have the right to not release AskKey as a freeware title.  And we have the right to repackage it with new features and release it as a commercial product at any time with or without a prior notice.  And if you know you are going to call us a thief after changing the release format, please don't use it in the first place.


  • Do not complain about it in public.
  • Do not make us accountable if AskKey doesn't perform to your satisfaction.
  • Do not distribute or redistribute it.
  • Do not open a support ticket for it at MacHouse Support.


Click on the button to download AskKey for Mac. (AskKey 1.4.1)  Mac video tutorials





System requirements:

Mac OS X: 10.4, 10.5 with PowerPC G5 or Intel Mac





Version History:


1.3.0 to 1.4.1 (January 6, 2010)

  1. File & Ext are deprecated.
  2. Sym2: 3 new areas of Unicode symbols are added: Math operators, Math operators 2, Number forms.
  3. A few minor changes and fixes are made.



1.2.0 to 1.3.0 (December 20, 2009)

  1. Sym1 Toolbar button is added for Unicode symbols.  Use Sym1 to get a corresponding Unicode symbol for a particular Unicode value.
  2. Sym2 Toolbar button is added for Unicode symbols.  Use Sym2 to choose a Unicode value and its corresponding symbol from a list that covers hundreds of Unicode symbols over 7 fields.
  3. Icon change again...



1.0.0 to 1.2.0 (December 19, 2009)

  1. New feature - File - is added.
  2. New feature - Ext - is added.
  3. The ASCII art feature is deprecated.
  4. Icon change...




AskKey is a product of MacHouse.