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Shortcat lets you keep your hands on the keyboard and boost your productivity! Shortcat is a keyboard tool for OS X that lets you "click" buttons and control your apps with a few keystrokes. Think of it as Spotlight for the user interface.

What's New

Version 0.7.1:
  • Extend beta expiry

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Djefis Member IconReview+155
Djefis
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Great application, necessary and functional. I am confident in its further development.

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Version 0.6.5
Benmac Member IconReview+4
Benmac
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Shortcat, where have you been all my life? < 3 Seriously, I am going to be using this program so much that I'll bind my Caps Locks key to pull it up (using ControllerMate).

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Version 0.6.3
fuzznut Member IconReview+0
fuzznut
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Luv it so far but using Maverick 10.9 I can only launch it using the keyboard . . . .maybe it's designed to only do that . . I dunno ?

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Version 0.6.3
Ecdltf Member IconReview+24
Ecdltf
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This really isn't bad at all. Reminds me back to the Firefox days where I had a similar add-on for mouse-free navigation in the browser window.
This one works the same way and in every application!

BTW, a brilliant name :-)

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Version 0.6.2
Runty Member IconComment+49
Runty
+0

Thank you shortcat. Ugh, I dont understand why this is the first app of its kind (is it?). I've been wanting something like this for years. Now I seldom have to take my hands of the keyboard. It works in scrivener for 'clicking' items in the binder/sidebar. Faster than using mouse.

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Version 0.5.3
Cowicide Member IconComment+1131
Cowicide
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Dev, your homepage has a misspelling: "Be more productive It takes an average of three secodns ..."

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Version 0.5.1
Bdikkat
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That's not a misspelling. "secodns" are a new form of time-period only recently discovered, being equal to approximately 1.3 normal seconds and usually only noticeable by people whose perception of time is radically longer than others, usually due to boredom.

ssule Member IconReview+1
ssule
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let me try

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Version 0.4.3.1
Derekcurrie Member IconComment+710
Derekcurrie
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Shortcat calls home to Google Analytics.

It's great that at this time Shortcat is free. I like its concept and I don't mind beta testing. I understand the importance of making a living from software design.

However, NOT asking a user whether or not they wish to participate in surveillance by Google is NOT acceptable. If my privacy is going to be compromised, then ASK ME PERMISSION FIRST, DAMMIT.

I found out about Shortcat calling out to Google Analytics via Little Snitch, my 'reverse firewall'. I denied its access forever. If you have a reverse firewall running, I'd suggest you consider doing the same. My work on my computer is not available for Google surveillance without my permission, ever.

Many other current application developers pull this same trick on their users. This is not the first time I've caught apps calling out to Google Analytics. Another recent app I acquired does the same thing, that being Bartender, an app I PAID FOR. Paying for an app AND being surveilled is two strikes against the developer.

Be wary of what your apps are doing in the background. Your computer behavior might be FOR SALE without your permission. This is typical disrespectful marketing-moron behavior. Not good. Never acceptable.

I hope the Shortcat developer makes it clear exactly what the cost is for using Shortcat. I'd rather pay for Shortcat than be surveilled by Google. Other developers please take note.

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Version 0.4.2
SkilletAudio
+1

Thanks for this information, I just paid for Bartender last week the full price which was a little painful for what it does. Good to know about Shortcut it looks very cool but Google Analytics without consent isn't cool!

SkilletAudio
+1

Sorry don't want to go off on another app but I must say I downloaded LittleSnitch and saw nothing for Bartender and ran it all day. I even contacted the developer and he said they only use it on their website.

_chendo_
+6

Hi Derek,

The call you saw to Google Analytics was probably the tracking code in the readme or the changelog, which are both hosted off the Shortcat site itself. This is to measure how many people actually read the documentation (it's not great).

Shortcat won't track what you're doing without permission. I have plans to add performance monitoring and usage tracking so I can improve the app, but it will never send back any personally identifiable information, and definitely ask for permission before it does so.

I'm also wary of apps reporting home myself and I do use Little Snitch personally

_chendo_
+5

Also, MacUpdate has it wrong. It's only free to use while in beta. I'll be selling licenses soon at a discount, and the price will go up as I add more features and it gets closer to 1.0 until it reaches full price.

I hope this helps!

S/ash Member IconComment+19
S/ash
+2

That's one of the coolest icons I have ever seen!

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Version 0.3.13
S/ash
+0

Also, the download link seems to be broken.

Derekcurrie
+0

The download link is working today.

Vitu
+2

"That's one of the coolest icons I have ever seen!" Absolutely! And goes great with its punch line: killing mice, one at a time.

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Runty
Version 0.5.3
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P233
Version 0.4.3
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bora-diver
Version 0.4.2
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_chendo_
Version 0.3.9
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Downloads 4,160
Version Downloads 248
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 01 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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