February 19, 2008 in Utility (E)
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Hagenberg, Austria - February 19, 2008 - Ergonis Software(R) today released KeyCue(TM) 4.1, the company's popular keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. KeyCue 4.1 adds two high-contrast large-font themes to make KeyCue even more helpful for visually impaired users. The new version also offers an automatic update checking system, which ensures timely access to updates for future versions.
"I'm thrilled that KeyCue will now be more accessible to low vision users. When you have low vision, using a keyboard shortcut is often vastly easier than finding an item on a menu, but learning keyboard shortcuts can be harder than usual. The keyboard shortcuts are printed *in* the menu items so if you have trouble reading the menu items then you'll have trouble reading the shortcuts to learn them," said Ricky Buchanan, founder and operator of ATMac.org. "Now that KeyCue bypasses that problem by having high-contrast large-font views available things will be much easier for OS X users with low vision."
"We love to innovate and to offer new unique features to our products. But we also carefully listen to our customers' feedback and requirements. The new themes for vison-impaired users were mainly inspired by Ricky Buchanan from ATMac," said Christoph Reichenberger, founder and CEO of Ergonis Software. "We are grateful to Ricky for making us see these requirements and hope that the new themes will help vison-impaired users to make better use of keyboard shortcuts."
The productivity paradox of keyboard shortcuts is that shortcuts were designed to increase productivity. However, productivity actually decreases when applications provide large numbers of shortcuts, in particular when the shortcuts are defined inconsistently across applications. KeyCue's elegantly simple solution is to detect and display an instant overview of all shortcuts, i.e., the overall functionality of any application. Over time, KeyCue users will automatically remember frequently used shortcuts and start working more efficiently.
KeyCue has already received many awards, including a 4.5-Mice award from MacWorld magazine.
Availability and Ordering:
KeyCue 4.1 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
KeyCue can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to KeyCue 4.1 is free for anyone who has purchased KeyCue in the last 2 years. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, visit the website at http://www.ergonis.com/keycue.
Instead of purchasing KeyCue by itself, customers can get the Macility Productivity Bundle that also contains two of the company's other productivity tools, PopChar X and Typinator. The pricing of the Productivity Bundle represents a saving of more than 35% over the separate purchase of its components. More information about the Productivity Bundle can be found at the Ergonis Software web site.
Ergonis Software develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users. Ergonis Software, a privately held company founded in 2002, is headquartered in Hagenberg, Austria. Ergonis, Macility and KeyCue are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Ergonis Software GmbH. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. An Online press kit, including screenshots, is available on the Ergonis Software web site.