KeyCue free download for Mac


05 October 2019

Displays all menu shortcut commands.


KeyCue has always been a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, KeyCue displays a table with all available keyboard shortcuts, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKey. But KeyCue 8.0 contains a bunch of new features that take KeyCue to a whole new level. Gone are the days when KeyCue was nothing more than a menu shortcut viewer.

KeyCue 8 offers a flexible new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be combinations of modifier keystrokes and mouse clicks. These triggers can be used to perform different actions, like bringing up the KeyCue sheet for selected types of shortcuts, opening the KeyCue settings window, or other actions.

A completely new action that can be assigned to a trigger is to show a collection of your frequently used URLs. Simply define your own favorite URL collection together with your preferred triggers, and you are ready to use KeyCue for quickly showing a table of your URLs and invoking them with a single click. The mechanism has been designed in a flexible way to support further extensions in the future. So the URL collection is just the beginning of other actions that will be included in future versions of KeyCue.

  • See. View available keyboard shortcuts based on application by pressing the Command key.
  • Do. Simply type out the desired shortcut upon finding the appropriate action.
  • Learn. Develop into an efficient power user by remembering repeated shortcuts or discovering previously unknown actions.

What's new in KeyCue

Version 9.5:
  • Compatible with macOS Catalina.
  • When unregistered, KeyCue no longer tries to use a legacy license from old preferences.
  • The built-in installer's localization settings have been updated to ensure compatibility with future versions of macOS.
  • Fixes a problem in the built-in installer, which could not register the installed application with the Finder in certain circumstances.
  • Fixes a problem that caused the built-in installer to stall on macOS Catalina, even though the actual installation succeeded.

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13 August 2011

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KeyCue is a decent utility and the developer charges way to much for the product and then charges too much again for upgrades. Good product, terrible pricing.
Like (9)
Version 5.4
30 August 2019
KeyCue is a great assistant. It will show you all shortcuts, shortcuts by modifier keys, and also gives you a search window for terms. It's customizable with themes (you can create your own too). The developer is excellent, friendly and very helpful.
Like (2)
Version 9.4
13 January 2019
You folks are GREAT, and so is your software! Too few people comment when positive comments are due. So right on to the Developers!!!
Like (3)
Version 9.1
23 August 2018
I have used this and PopCharacter since they were new. I loved them then, and I love them now.
Like (4)
Version 9.0
06 June 2018
Shortcuts make work go faster but I still can't remember them all after these many years. So KeyCue is essential for me... and, betcha, for many of us.
Like (3)
Version 8.7
27 March 2018
Highly recommended for all users. Additional downloads for numerous apps such as Adobe and other apps means many of the apps many people use have KeyQue help screens available. All users should check out the additional downloads for app they're using. Recommended and rated 5 stars by a long time user w no association w product/company.
Like (5)
Version 8.7
Youssef SALAMA-
16 December 2017
KeyCue is a very useful application to my Mac ... it allows me to easily find the Mac OSx system and other software installed. Really this application my help a lot .... the latest version is very fast with a beautiful design and a menu very clear and easy to use. Also it is compatible with High Seirra 10.13.2 and also fast on my Macbook Pro 13 (mid-2012) I highly recommend KeyCue and give it 5 stars
Like (3)
Version 8.6
07 April 2016
Learning the keyboard menu shortcuts are an essential skill for the Mac "power user." I have used KeyCue for many years, but after a while one learns the important shortcuts and it is easy to simply forget that this useful utility is installed. This latest version adds a very simple, but effective, feature that makes it more compelling: a simple click on the menu bar icon (by default, as this is configurable) opens a user-define window to select URLs. You may wonder what the big deal about opening URLs would be, as I'm sure you have your own bookmarks for web pages. You can also add both file: and mailto: URLs. Given this, you now have one place to store important links to things like online documentation, frequently used email addresses, and even local files. KeyCue 8 provides abundant features to customize behavior. I have read some complaints that accidentally pressing the ⌘ and ⌃ keys is a problem. Easily fixed: you can change the delay before activation or even change it so that you must press the key twice to activate. I have found KeyCue to be an elegant and unobtrusive utility. This latest version gives you one more reason to install it and to remember that it is there.
Like (7)
Version 8.0
04 April 2016
Great product -- always available by holding the Apple key. Great for reminders of Key shortcuts while in apps, without a reference to a written sheet or my memory. This is a must have in my mind for faster organized working. They have recently added URLs to the quick keys list though I have not tried them yet. Get it!
Like (5)
Version 8.0
03 April 2016
I got KeyCue through a MacUpdate Promo last year, but never really used it. After installing version 8, I took the time to dig a little deeper into his functionalities and found out how great this app is. As opposite to, I guess, most users, KeyCue doesn’t serve me as something to learn and remember keyboard shortcuts, but instead as a faster way to get access to all of them by using simultaneously the mouse and the keyboard. I’ve even added my Mail Act-On rules (and I have a lot) to “My Shortcuts” and now I can use them all by tapping a single key.
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Version 8.0
11 December 2015
Seems like the price doubled. I recently bought this app for 11 USD^^ Nice little helper though :-)
Version 7.5
1 answer(s)
30 March 2016
I remember when KeyCue was free. $22.30? Up to version 8 already? GMAB. Sheesh.