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Cheatsheet displays available OS X, app keyboard shortcuts

24 May 2012 2,381 views 4 Comments

Keyboard shortcuts keep your hands on the keyboard, saving time and boosting workflow velocity. One of the real problems with using keyboard shortcuts — there are scores and scores — is remembering them. Some people (guilty) print them out and tape ‘em to the wall, which is slow, wasteful and inelegant in the extreme (i.e. dead trees).

Cheatsheet 1.0 solves the problem by making it easy to display and find the shortcut you need right now. Install this free utility, change a single System setting (Cheatsheet will prompt you) and from then on pressing and holding the Command key will bring up an ordered list of the available shortcuts (image above, click to enlarge).

An added benefit is that you can click displayed shortcuts to use them.

My one complaint about Cheatsheet is that my left thumb, assuming I’m not typing, gets parked on the Command key, a “good habit” I’ve had since the early ’90s.

That said, ‘twould be great if Cheatsheet offered a preference to set the timeout or assign a different activator, such as tapping the Command key three times.

Give Cheatsheet, which requires OS X 10.7 Lion, a try — download it here.

via Cult of Mac

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