Shortcat
Shortcat
0.7.8

4.8

Shortcat free download for Mac

Shortcat0.7.8

01 June 2017

Control your applications with a few short keystrokes (beta).

Overview

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 in Shortcat

Version 0.7.8:
  • Updated beta expiry date
  • Work has resumed on Shortcat. Stay tuned!

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13 Reviews of Shortcat

Derekcurrie
04 June 2013
Version: 0.4.2

Most helpful

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.
(6)
5
Mindplay
27 February 2017
Version: 0.7.7
Extremely useful tool, buys you time!
(0)
4.5
Will Hill
31 October 2016
Version: 0.7.7
Very nice app to facilitate operating computer. I didn't think the app would become one of the most useful apps on my mac. I'm glad it's free.
(1)
5
joinmaynie
04 October 2016
Version: 0.7.7
I was looking for something like this for a long time. Shortcat helped me to work with my computer much faster using my keyboard more. This app is good for fast typists as well as novices who would like to improve their typing skills. Thumbs up!
(1)
5
stafmans
30 November 2014
Version: 0.7.4
Since switching to Mac from Windows some 7 years ago I'm still looking for ways to get me using the keyboard more instead of the mouse, but without configuring all kinds of shortcuts myself AND without the need to remember all sorts of unlogical key-combinations. A few weeks ago I started using KeyCue instead of the free Cheatsheet, but today I found Shortcat! After a few hours testdriving it I like it very much. A completely different approach from what I am used to with others apps I tested but very, very much what I was looking for. >No need to configure shortcuts >No need to remember shortcuts >Easy activate around everything I see on my desktop I can't say anything about stability yet, so will use the beta for free the coming period. The future price seems to gonna be quite high for a one-trick utility, though. So my rating for now is only based on the functionality and the free price for the beta.
(3)
4.5
Djefis
06 April 2014
Version: 0.6.5
Great application, necessary and functional. I am confident in its further development.
(1)
5
Benmac
16 November 2013
Version: 0.6.3
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).
(0)
5
fuzznut
15 November 2013
Version: 0.6.3
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 ?
(0)
5
ecdltf
13 November 2013
Version: 0.6.2
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 :-)
(0)
5
Runty
15 October 2013
Version: 0.5.3
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.
(0)
Cowicide
08 August 2013
Version: 0.5.1
Dev, your homepage has a misspelling: "Be more productive It takes an average of three secodns ..."
(1)
4
ssule
11 June 2013
Version: 0.4.3.1
let me try
(1)
Derekcurrie
04 June 2013
Version: 0.4.2
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.
(6)
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S/ash
20 March 2013
Version: 0.3.13
That's one of the coolest icons I have ever seen!
(2)
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$18.00

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

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