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CheatSheet Reviews1.3.4

02 October 2019

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ShotBlocker
23 October 2019
Version: 1.3.4

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This could be 5-star useful, but the only way it can be activated -- by holding down the Command Key -- is exactly the same as the only way you can see the path to a file in Spotlight. Granted, this is a inexcusable -- stupid, really -- deficiency in Spotlight, and has been for years; but it renders CheatSheet unusable for me. If I want to see a path in Spotlight, I don't need the distraction of CheatSheet popping itself up in the background. The solution would be for CheatSheet's activation keys to be configurable, or at the very least, something that doesn't overlap with a function already built in to macOS. Is that really so hard to do? And yes, it's a simple program in conception, but there is almost no documentation and almost no user interface, which is inexcusable. You can't quit the program with Command-Q, which violates one of the oldest interface conventions in Mac history. Yes, if you go to the vendor's website support page, and find the FAQs, they tell you how to do it. Is it that hard to inform the user through the program's interface? By the way, to quit the program: "Hold the ⌘-Key until the window appears. Then use the gear button bottom right of the window to quit CheatSheet." There's no uninstaller (and once again, no documentation explaining how) so if you do want to uninstall, I suggest using iTrash or something similar. There are a half-dozen or so auxiliary files that need to be removed in addition to the application itself. Yes, it's free, but sometimes you get what you pay for. -SB
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5
tkofaith
30 April 2020
Version: 1.3.4
This app made going from Windows to Mac SO MUCH easier. It has also made learning to work all apps more efficiently very easy.
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ShotBlocker
23 October 2019
Version: 1.3.4
This could be 5-star useful, but the only way it can be activated -- by holding down the Command Key -- is exactly the same as the only way you can see the path to a file in Spotlight. Granted, this is a inexcusable -- stupid, really -- deficiency in Spotlight, and has been for years; but it renders CheatSheet unusable for me. If I want to see a path in Spotlight, I don't need the distraction of CheatSheet popping itself up in the background. The solution would be for CheatSheet's activation keys to be configurable, or at the very least, something that doesn't overlap with a function already built in to macOS. Is that really so hard to do? And yes, it's a simple program in conception, but there is almost no documentation and almost no user interface, which is inexcusable. You can't quit the program with Command-Q, which violates one of the oldest interface conventions in Mac history. Yes, if you go to the vendor's website support page, and find the FAQs, they tell you how to do it. Is it that hard to inform the user through the program's interface? By the way, to quit the program: "Hold the ⌘-Key until the window appears. Then use the gear button bottom right of the window to quit CheatSheet." There's no uninstaller (and once again, no documentation explaining how) so if you do want to uninstall, I suggest using iTrash or something similar. There are a half-dozen or so auxiliary files that need to be removed in addition to the application itself. Yes, it's free, but sometimes you get what you pay for. -SB
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5
Aeschylus
14 September 2019
Version: 1.3.3
Great app. It's free, it works flawlessly, and it has more shortcuts than similar apps. I love this and often use it.
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MAchintrucbidule459
13 July 2019
Version: 1.3.3
It's a nice idea but the command shortcut doesn't work for me… I always end up triggering it accidentally even with a long delay. And you can't change it.
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5
liqiuweiss
29 November 2018
Version: 1.3
Nice
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0.5
Keld-Holst
05 November 2018
Version: 1.3
It do not support Mac OS Mojave - bad bad
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4
rbruning
09 September 2018
Version: 1.3
Because it was a concern for me, AFG (?) left a very helpful note 4 years ago: Find user-facing controls in the bottom right corner of your Cheatsheet ;-) The small gear gives you preferences.
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3
Robio
20 April 2018
Version: 1.2.9
Love the idea, butCheatSheet seems to only recognize shortcuts listed in the menus (leaving out 75% of the shortcuts in Excel, for example) — and shortcuts listed the Menus can be found faster by typing the function you want into the Help menu.
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5
qb
01 March 2018
Version: 1.2.9
I read about this little app being a useful tool. I find it quite handy and recommend it for power-users who like to keep their hands on the keyboard instead of the mouse. I give it 5 stars and have a few thoughts to add.

1 - it auto-adds itself to the items that start at login. This goes against my grain as I feel this is an intrusion. I prefer to only run it when using a complete app like Photoshop v13 (not cloud based!) or GraphicConverter.
2 - no configuration interface: At times I rest my thumb on the Command key while thinking of what keystroke to do next and boing - the shortcut list pops up. I'd like to have control over both the choice of key(s) and the time it takes to pop-up.
3 - no way to QUIT it when I'm done.

Perhaps I'm overlooking something? Anyway great free app.
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5
Quinnt
12 October 2016
Version: 1.2.6
Useful tool, especially for work with graphical redactors. Hopefully it will be compatible with Sierra.
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4.5
Lisa Lockworth
16 February 2016
Version: 1.2.3
Nice! Thanks
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4.5
Lightning
20 October 2015
Version: 1.2.2
Using on El Capitan and it works well and is quite handy but I would love to see an option to make another key be the hot key.
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5
x74353
04 May 2015
Version: 1.2.2
Works well. Useful!
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2
Jim-Leff
11 April 2015
Version: 1.2.2
Great app, but latest version is hit or miss in OS 10.10.2 (perhaps the problem started earlier, I don't know). It won't work for me in Safari, BBedit, Skim, DVDpedia (or the other pedia programs), Terminal, or VLC. It does work in some other apps. I'll try to remember to raise my rating if a subsequent version fixes this.
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Agf-
16 April 2014
Version: 1.2
Great app so far, but users, don't trash your 1.2 version, when you are on Mountain Lion: CheatSheet 1.2.1 don't work for me there, it just keeps asking to activate universal access although it is...
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3
Ochre
11 April 2014
Version: 1.2
This does what it says on the tin, but… I use Command-Tab frequently for application switching and find the CheatSheet activates far too often during this process. Sometimes I even have to go back to the app I just switched from to undo the CheatSheet, which defeats the purpose of Command-Tabbing in the first place. This is just the most obvious example of how CheatSheet gets in the way when you don't need it. Also, because it has absolutely no user-facing controls, I can only quit it from Activity Monitor. Needs a little work before it's worthy of the 5 stars jwjb offers it.
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5
jwjb
19 March 2014
Version: 1.2
CheatSheet is an awesome app which allows me to quickly see all the shortcut's available within the application I am using.
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4.5
Tlance
23 June 2013
Version: 1.1.1
No crashing on 10.8.4. Does stay open without holding the command key. Does not release RAM soon enough for my liking.
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1.5
MisterE
15 June 2013
Version: 1.0.3
Due to my previous comments (below) about instability I'm going to have to call this unusable and give it a low rating. In my book, stability is king. Also I did send several crash logs in an email to the developer with no reply so that's not good, even though it is a free app.
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MisterE
11 April 2013
Version: 1.0.3
10.8.2 here and CS is crashing often. Just sent a bunch of logs to the dev so we'll see.
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3
Runty
23 October 2012
Version: 1.0.3
Pro: Takes up about 12MB of ram, only half as much memory as Keycue. Cleaner layout than keycue, easier on the eyes. Con: The only configurable thing is the delay for the cheatsheet popup. Also, unusable for me because I have to hold the command key while perusing the cheatsheet. I would like an option to not disappear when the key is released.
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freevito
23 September 2012
Version: 1.0.3
Requires OS X 10.7...that's a FAIL for me. As of this writing, there are still more reasons NOT to install 10.7 than to "upgrade".
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Thyx
30 June 2012
Version: 1.0.3
I guess they're already working on it. Ironically, for me, 1.0.3 introduced an issue with Cmd-Tab, appearing too often too early. And yes, I filed a bug report – well this sentence – with the devs.
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KNOBO
10 June 2012
Version: 1.0.2
Unfortunately this app is only available for Mac OS 10.7+; very unpleasant to me.
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5
Bdfu
01 June 2012
Version: 1.0.2
Simple well executed idea. One of my favorites!
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4.5
Jimw
31 May 2012
Version: 1.0.2
This is an absolutely great product, especially for the price. I believe this will turn into one of the "must have"apps for the Mac if it proves stable and has decent support. While I see KeyCue as mentioned, having read its description, while it seems similar, $28 is a lot to pay for such an app in my book. If CheatSheet reengineed KeyCue its all right by me so long as they did not copy or steal its source code. Should their be any credible evidence of this, CheatSheet will have a direct path to my trashcan as I generally will not support the theft or use of someone else's work without permission. One thing I would like to see in it is the availability to disable it through some other means than itself as it does not show up in 'Force Quit'.
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