Did you know that most Mac apps have a few dozen keyboard shortcuts? At last count I could remember less than a dozen. Checking a Mac app’s menus will give you access to a number of keyboard shortcuts that you didn’t know, but there may be others.
How can you find out which apps have keyboard shortcuts and what they are?
This free app works so elegantly and simply that I’m surprised Apple doesn’t just built it right into Mac OS X.
Install CheatSheet on your Mac. Then, as you’re using an app, hold down the Command key a little longer than a second. Up pops a cheat sheet of that app’s keyboard shortcuts.
For example, if you’re working in Pixelmator and want to know a few of the keyboard shortcuts that can save you time, simply hold down the Command key, then select the keyboard shortcut you need.
That’s all there is to it. CheatSheet is a good way to explore an app’s functions, find keyboard shortcuts you can use, and improve your productivity.
That’s pretty good for free, right?
What’s missing is the ability to click on a keyboard shortcut and make it happen. For that there’s KeyCue which has more functionality and capability, and, of course, a price tag.