The smartest, the most feature-rich and the most beautiful on-screen keystrokes displayer, by far!

QiPress is a portable Windows program that displays key-presses and mouse-clicks on the screen. Don't waste your time anymore on discussing the mundane (what keys you pressed on the keyboard). With ability to control which key-strokes to display, it is a must-have tool for software product demos, screencasts and screen recordings.


Key Features

  1.  The keyboard input display takes minimal space on screen, hides automatically when you don't need it.
  2. Some very useful functions are included in the application, like cursor highlight, visual mouse-clicks on screen, cursor co-ordinates and pixel color on screen.
  3. Highly customizable, over 15+ pages of settings! Runs perfectly out-of-the-box, but lets you customize when you want.
  4. Supports various keyboards (over 20 and counting) including English US/UK, German, Swedish, Spanish, French, Swiss German, Japanese, Ukrainian and many more...
  5. Keeps the audience focused on the actual events on the screen, but lets them refer to the log of keys pressed at a corner if required.
Basic Features

Live display of keys being typed

Mouse-click display

Works with all programs
(incl. Blender, Photoshop, SketchUp, etc.)

Record in a video

Visible in live-streaming

Customize keys to display

Display key-holds

Position it anywhere on screen

Customize background color, text size/color

Customize opacity, fade times

Display your name

This is not the full list!

Advanced Features

Customize history to display

Various keyboards supported
(incl. US English, German, Spanish, French, etc.)

Display additional keysets
(incl. Number Pad, Multimedia Keys, etc.)

Precision positioning (pixel-level)

Display company logo with LogoBug

Multi-monitor support

Timer and clock display

Customize background bitmap (PNG)

Shortcut keys for various features

Rotating display name
(customize rotation time)

Tons of tweaks on how the display behaves

This is not the full list!

Bonus Features

Mouse icon with visible clicks
(2 types)

Halo around the cursor for easy visibility
(3 types)

Scribble on screen
(8 customizable pens)

Live display of:
Cursor co-ordinates
Hex RGB value of pixel under the pointer
Magnification window

PC functions:
Send periodic keystrokes to keep PC from sleeping
Wrap mouse at screen edges
Disable mouse when typing
Lock keyboard
Scheduled PC shutdown

This is not the full list!

About the App

Works on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7
(might even work on the ancient Windows XP)

No installation required

Can be used without admin access on the PC

Settings stored in .ini file, just copy and re-use

Footprint less than 1MB

Detailed help file

Well structured menus and settings panels

Best used for software demos, live trainings, video trainings, live streaming, game-plays

Built for developers, designers, engineers and business users



All basic features and some bonus features

Can switch to Pro version for 7 minutes
(unlimited switches)

Free for personal, non-commercial use only

Recommended for newbies, trial users

Loved by the world


All basic, advanced and bonus features

Required for all other uses, including videos posted on services like YouTube

Over 200 customizable parameters
(but don't be overwhelmed, it plays nicely
out-of-the-box, just modify what you want)

Recommended for professionals

Loved by pros in:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and US


Download 32/64-bit common exe for Windows as a zipped file

Use "Try Pro Version" option in the Lite version to know what the Pro version has to offer (this option can be used unlimited times)

Lite ↔ Trial Pro

Lite + License = Pro

Password of zip Download = 0000

Download Lite   

Purchase License   

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Keystroke Display [Animated]
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Customize Font
Customize Size
Customize Opacity
Koji N.
This is exactly my ideal software. The interaction with you for the past few days is a very memorable experience in my life.
Geoff P.
Great program. Best by a mile of all keystroke indicator programs.
Giorgio B.
I bought some days ago the pro license. I'm using the program and it is very good.
Marcelo F. B.
It is perfect!
Tim P.
Thank you very much for your excellent customer service! I'm impressed by the speed of your bugfix releases.
Massimo B.
Thanks for your software, that’s the best I have tried.
Simon W.
The licence is working great, thanks for the useful software!
Mladen R.
I used to put my logo in the recordings using Camtasia, I now use logo bug in my live webinars just in case someone is recording. Thanks for that added bonus in QiPress.
Thomas M.
Thank you and great job on QiPress. I have been trialing it for best part of a year and haven't found anything close it as comprehensive as this. Many thanks for your hardwork.
Jie L.
Really a nice software for making tutorials. Well done!
Harald H. H.
Autowords is absolutely the feature I was looking for. And the info expression in the history like "Ctrl+A" or "Win+E" is simply perfect.
Teela C.
Excited to use QiPress for all of my future PC-specific courses and videos.

QiPress Versions

QiPress comes in two versions:

  • Lite Version: (with most of the features for on-screen key display)
    The Lite version is free for personal, non-commercial uses only.
  • Pro Version: (with some advanced functions)
    A Pro Version License is required for all uses not falling in categories covered under the Lite version.
    Please try out the Pro Trial version first (part of Lite version downloadable from this website) on the system you want Pro Version License for.

QiPress is a portable application, which means it does not need to be installed, just download and run. It is a small one ~1MB file. The same exe runs on Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit compatible). The Lite and Pro are the same exe file; when you purchase a Pro version, a License file with instructions on how to apply it are sent to you (applying the license also does not require Administrator access on the PC).

Features (Lite | Pro)

  1. Display any key pressed on keyboard, including standard, toggles (Num, Caps, Scroll lock), mouse-buttons, modifiers (Win, Ctrl, Shift, Alt) and more, deactivate/activate keys of your choice.
  2. Portable, works out of a removable drive on any Windows system
  3. Easy drag to position, click-through
  4. Set display style: background and text color, size, transparency
  5. Multiple branding text to display your website, company's name or your name
  6. Count keystrokes with built-in QiMeter, useful to know if you are overdoing keyboard usage. ... and many more!


Advanced Features (Pro)

  1. Visualize mouse-click (left, middle, right, X1 and X2 buttons), as well as mouse-wheel (up, down, left and right), with icon that follows the mouse pointer.
  2. Display history
  3. Advanced display style: customizable background image and text font, rounded corners, customizable date-time display, customizable volume bar, count-up timer
  4. Multi-monitor support, with precision-positioning controls
  5. Display A-Z keystrokes in true case, extended keys (ä, é, õ, û, ©, µ and more)
  6. Danish, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hebrew, Japanese (Hiragana and Katakana), Norwegian, Spanish (Latin-American), Turkish (F and Q keyboards), Swedish, Ukranian and Vietnamese keyboards and input methods supported
  7. Display double-triple mouse left-middle-right mouse button clicks, key hold detection
  8. Support for LogoBug (or Display On-screen Graphic is a watermark-like logo with broadcaster name on a typical TV screen, extended to the computer now) with customizable image and useful transformation controls (PNG alpha-channel support, positioning, transparency, flip and rotate).
  9. Scribble on screen
  10. Fully customizable CursorHalo (halo around the mouse pointer) with visual mouse-clicks (see left, right and middle mouse-clicks as visual rings on screen).
  11. Customizable Disable Time - QiPress disables (does not display keystrokes) for a specified time and automatically enables, allowing you to input your password without revealing it to the audience during demos.
  12. Qiffeine - keeps your computer awake by sending virtual keystrokes - a useful function for system administrators.
  13. QiManager - sets hotkeys for major system actions like shut down, hibernate, restart.
  14. QiLock - with customizable hotkeys to lock/unlock the keyboard (not the computer).
  15. Sound support - sounds to notify activation/deactivation.
  16. Toggle keys status as System Tray icon
  17. Choose symbols instead of text (▲ instead of Up, ✉ instead of Launch_Mail, and some)
  18. Capture tooltips from other application windows and show them in QiPress main display
  19. Wrap mouse movement at screen edges ... and many more!


And yes, QiPress still runs out of a removable drive, if you want. There is no installation process, just true plug-n-play! I hope you will find the program very useful.

Number of Licenses

Please try out the Pro Trial version (part of Lite Version downloadable from this website) on the system you want Pro Version License for. You can switch to Pro Trial Version and try out the Pro functions for a short duration. Once you are satisfied, you can proceed to purchase:

  1. Send your system details by email (the email address used on your end will be used for all communications, including software license delivery).
    • Run QiPress on the system for which you require the Pro license.
    • Send your unique system identification by doing one of the following:
      • Follow System Tray > Try/Buy > Buy Pro Version
      • Follow System Tray > (About | Dedication | QiMeter) > License > Try/Buy > Buy Pro Version
      • Follow System Tray > (About | Dedication | QiMeter) > License > Copy System Id to Clipboard, paste this information in an email and send it to qipress dot info at gmail dot com.
    For your convenience, the "Buy Pro" link on the Licensing tab noted above will open the default email client on your Windows system with all details auto-filled, ready for you to just hit the "Send" button.
  2. Make payment through PayPal:
  3. A zipped retail copy of the software or a license file will be sent to you through email within 2 working days of confirmed payment receipt and receipt of unique system id information required to generate the license.
  4. If for any reason the Pro license cannot be generated from the system information you have sent, the payment will be fully refunded.
Terms & Conditions

Once the license has been issued, I cannot cancel the license or issue refunds. The purpose of Pro Trial is to allow users to try and test the Pro version before making a purchase.

  1. Each Pro license of a particular version of QiPress (i.e. 1.{n}) + 9 subversions (i.e. 1.{n+9}) (example 1.074 to 1.083), is locked to a system with no time limit, irrespective of the number of users using that system.
  2. Important Note: QiPress Pro License is locked to the system (hardware and operating system). If there are major hardware changes or a new operating system is installed, QiPress Pro will switch over to the Lite version just for this system, and a new or transferred license will be required for this system to activate the Pro features. A storage disk change (HDD, SSD or any other) does not affect QiPress Pro License, you can change the storage disk on your system at any time, and the Pro license will still work.
  3. Please note that the QiPress Pro License is non-transferable. In other words, the license can be transferred neither to other systems, nor to other licensees.
  4. In case you purchase multiple licenses, you may defer obtaining license files for one or more systems to any time in future. The future licenses will be sent to you starting from the then prevalent version.
  5. Please also be noted that I cannot guarantee that all features of QiPress Pro will work on future systems, as there may be unsupported hardware or OS.
  6. I reserve the right to revoke a license or license transfer if it is found that the license has been misused.
  7. QiPress Lite Version is free for personal, non-commercial uses only. A Pro Version License is required for all other uses.
  8. To give you a fair idea of the number of changes I make, there are anywhere between 1 to 3 subversion changes per year. In future, it may be more, it may be less, I cannot say.