Numpad Superpowers

A numeric keypad (numpad) built into a larger QWERTY keyboard

Give your numpad computer-automating superpowers!

With the press of a numpad key, you can:

  • Paste repetitive text

  • Trigger keyboard shortcuts

  • Open files and folders

  • Run programs

*Numpad Superpowers is for Windows only.

Designed to Save you Time and Effort

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It's Quick and Easy

Automation is created in seconds using a drag and drop editor.

  • Simply drag and drop commands in any combination you like
  • Easily change which automation corresponds to which numpad key
  • Helpful tips and instructions will guide you through the process

When you press a key on your numpad, the automation will be triggered. This could be just a single keyboard shortcut, or a longer combination of text typing, keyboard shortcuts, opening files and pressing keys - it's entirely up to you.

It takes less than a minute to create most automation and you can change what the numpad keys do as often as you like.

How Does it Work?

A screenshot of the Numpad Superpowers software, with a sidebar showing from the left side of the screen.

A Little Bump

Numpad Superpowers lives as a little bump at the side of your screen. It's almost transparent so it won't get in your way (and you can hide it if you like).

If you hover your mouse over the little bump, or press numpad key 0, it will pop out to show the sidebar you see in this picture.

This sidebar tells you what each of your numpad keys do. For example, pressing numpad key 1 will copy (with ctrl + c), and pressing numpad key 3 will insert an equation into Microsoft Word.

The Editor

If you want to change what any of the numpad keys do, just open up the editor. The list on the left is all your current superpowers - you can move them, delete them or add new ones.

To create automation, you simply click the superpower you want to edit on the left and then drag and drop commands from the right hand side.

You can even trigger your superpowers whilst the editor is still open for lightening-quick computer automation.

The Numpad Superpowers drag and drop editor shown with superpowers on the left and available commands on the right.

Quick Questions

Can I still type numbers with my numpad?

Yes! Numpad Superpowers only triggers automation when NUM LOCK is off. When you turn NUM LOCK on, your numpad will just type numbers as it normally does. Don't worry about remembering this - Numpad Superpowers will tell you when it is turned on/off.

Does it work on Mac/Linux?

No. Numpad Superpowers is only for Windows. Things get complicated when working with numpads so I have kept it to Windows for simplicity.

Can I bind other keyboard shortcuts to trigger automation?

You can indeed. Numpad Superpowers can be fully controlled by keyboard shortcuts, you don't actually need a numpad! Ctrl + alt + (0 - 9) will trigger the numpad keys 0 - 9. For all the details, you can go here.

Can I use it with my existing macropad/shortcut keypad?

Almost definitely. As Numpad Superpowers can be controlled with keyboard shortcuts (see question above), you can just make your existing macropad/shortcut keypad send the keyboard shortcuts configured in Numpad Superpowers. This means that you only need to set up your existing macropad once, and from then on you can create, edit and trigger everything using Numpad Superpowers. It's like giving your macropad a new brain. You can find how to do this here.

But I don't want to do coding...

There is absolutely no coding involved in Numpad Superpowers, it's all drag and drop.

Do I have to install stuff?

The only thing you have to install is the Numpad Superpowers application itself. It comes in a simple installer which you double click and basically, that's it!

Will it work with a USB numpad?

Yes. Numpad Superpowers will work with either a separate USB numpad, or a numpad which is built into your main keyboard. If you don't have a numpad, you can get really cheap USB ones online.