Essentials

1.30 16 Mar 2012

Shortcuts pad that appears with a keystroke.

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Developer website: Habitatus

Essentials app can easily become your favorite and irreplaceable shortcuts pad. Just press hotkey (default is Ctrl + space, but you can customize it in preferences) and Essentials will appear where ever your mouse cursor is (or not, if you choose so in preferences).

You can use it to:

  • quickly launch applications
  • access assorted folders, documents and files of any kind
  • act as clipboard or "dropbox" for your e-mail messages and text clippings
  • make YOUR OWN simple Terminal commands/scripts (that can act as droplets too! :) ...now which app can do that! :D)
Customize it!
  • resize groups by holding Command key (⌘) and scroll up or down (or pinch it on trackpad)
  • resize items icons (⌘+scroll) and their titles (⌘+⌥+scroll)
  • hope this feature makes you say "sweet!"
  • group your favorite items in any way you like
  • reorder groups and items by holding Command key and dragging groups/items to desired position
  • mark items AND groups with colors from pop-up menu
  • you can finally make your dock look fancy by not overloading it with so many icons
Essentials is simply essential because:
  • you can keep your favorite/frequently used items really accessible and nearby
  • it has smooth and intuitive UI
  • it is responsive and fast
  • it can easily blend like it is part of the OS X

What's New

Version 1.30:
  • Spacer item type (adds empty space between items)
  • support for "note links" from Evernote
  • items highlight on mouse over
  • bug fixes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

Ratings

Overall
(7)
Current Version (1.x)
(7)

Details

Downloads
3,926
Version Downloads
3,161
Type
Utilities / System
License
Shareware
Date
16 Mar 2012
Platform
Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price
$6.99