Shortcat

Shortcat 0.7

Use shortcuts for entering Web pages as well as using search engines efficiently by typing a keystroke and an optional eyword without typing complete.
4.8  (40 votes)
0.7.11 (See all)
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This Mac utility was created for people who prefer using their keyboards more than their mouses or trackpads. Shortcat provides you with a simple and quick way to "click" the buttons of your Mac applications without using your mouse.

The first thing you need to do before using this application is to enable the accessibility feature for Shortcat from the System Preferences panel. Afterwards, by hitting a certain combination of keys you can reveal a bar (it's similar to Spotlight's search bar) and start typing the names of the buttons you wish to "click". The app will reveal the correspondent buttons on the program you're working with and you just need to hit the Enter key to "click" the button.

This utility will definitely boost up your productivity as you'd no longer need to move your mouse on the screen to complete multiple actions and waste your precious time in the process. In the Usage screen from the Preferences panel you will find info regarding the amount of clicks and mouse movements you saved by using Shortcat's features.

Another great thing about this app is that it doesn't use many of your CPU resources while running on your computer.

With that being said, Shortcat proves to be a smart solution for improving your productivity while working on your Mac. Plus, it's affordable.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary

Pros

  • Simple to handle
  • Provides you with easy to configure settings
  • Uses minimum CPU resources
  • Displays info regarding the amount of clicks and pixels you saved by using Shortcat

Cons

  • Couldn't find any disadvantages
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