Frequently Asked Questions


KeyCombiner is a web application that lets you organize, learn, and practice keyboard shortcuts as well as short text snippets. In the context of KeyCombiner, both are called key combinations.


We all know that the use of keyboard shortcuts is more efficient than relying on a mouse. It is also gentler on our hands, helping to protect against medical conditions, such as tendonitis. However, it is tedious to keep track of all the different keyboard shortcuts in the large amount of tools that many of us are using. The first goal of KeyCombiner is to help you get an overview of all the combinations you could use and define collections of combinations that you actually want to use.

The second goal is to help you learn and memorize these combinations. And finally, KeyCombiner helps you build muscle memory to achieve the ultimate goal of being able to use many combinations from memory, fast, and correctly.

Then there is a variety of additional features, such as sharing your collections with friends and co-workers, and exporting them to different formats. We also have have a public keyboard shortcut database that can be searched as a whole or browsed per application. Head over to the Features for a full list.

In short, you will want to use KeyCombiner if you value keyboard shortcuts and want to get even better at using them.


We have a paid plan that comes with a multitude of additional features. While we are committed to provide the core functionality for free in order to promote efficient keyboard usage, we need also paying customers to support our hosting and development efforts. If you like this service and want it to become even better, please consider upgrading to a Pro subscription.

If you are a company looking for custom sponsorship or advertising opportunities, this would help us too!


KeyCombiner is just starting out! Therefore we still have many features to build. If you think you have a really good idea for a potential feature, please get in touch and we will see how this fits on our roadmap.


Only english keyboard layouts are support fully.

However, as KeyCombiner is developed in Austria, we are mostly using German layouts ourselves.

Most shortcut combinations should work on all layouts, text snippets even more so. Some keys will cause problems on non-english layouts, such as plus, [/], /, and \. There are two possible workarounds: (1) Exclude them from practice by adding an underscore to the combination (.e.g _ctrl+/) or (2) manually record the combination with your keyboard. For example, on German layouts, ctrl+[ will then be ctrl+;.

These workarounds have proven sufficient even for power users who have mastered hundreds of shortcuts! Still, we plan to provide better support for non-english layouts in the future.


We do not have an affiliate program at this point.

However, the creator of KeyCombiner is a blogger himself and very much appreciates people spreading the word about KeyCombiner.

If you are excited about this application and have written a blog post about it, please get in touch. We can talk about a free Pro account or linking to your blog post from, hence bosting your site traffic. Please note that this is not a guaranteed offer. We decide case-by-case and reserve our right to not provide any compensation.


KeyCombiner is built by Thomas Kainrad. I still use we in texts like this, because I have awesome friends and power users that provide feedback and help me test KeyCombiner. You can get in touch by mail or on Twitter.