July 19, 2011 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - Many Tricks, makers of helpful apps, today is pleased to announce version 1.0 of Keymo, a new utility that helps users keep their fingers on the keyboard, not on the mouse. Whether a user simply prefers using the keyboard to the mouse, or has a physical issue that makes using the mouse difficult, Keymo provides a keyboard-centric solution to working with the mouse.
Keymo works through hot-key-activated actions that control the mouse's position and movement, and that can send both left- and right-click mouse events. Keymo will even help users find the mouse pointer onscreen, which can be quite a challenge on larger displays. Keymo's available actions include:
* Move: Move the cursor in a defined direction by a defined number of pixels, optionally with an acceleration curve and/or restricted to the current display.
* Move by Division: A unique method of quickly moving around large displays, by subdividing the screen into halves with each press of the hot key. You can see a demo of this action in the linked movie file.
* Move to Edge/Corner: Jump the mouse to the selected edge or corner of the display.
* Move to Other Display: Jump the mouse to a second (or third, etc.) connected display. The mouse can be positioned in relatively the same location as on the current display, at the same absolute location, or in the center of the display.
* Center: Move the mouse to the center of the display.
* Scroll: For windows with scroll bars, scroll in a defined direction by a defined number of pixels.
* Click and Right-Click: Send the chosen type of mouse click, and optionally specify modifier keys to be sent with the click.
* Toggle Permanent Mouse Highlight: Highlights the mouse cursor with one of three selectable eye-catching designs. On larger screens, it's often difficult to find the pointer. Keymo solves that problem by showing users exactly where the pointer is with a single press of a hot key.
Keymo ships with a number of preconfigured actions to move and click the mouse, but users do not have to keep these default actions-they can edit them to change their functionality, change the assigned hot key, or remove them completely. Keymo can also be configured to highlight the mouse whenever it moves, whenever Keymo moves it, or only after it's been stationary for a period of time.
Like many other Many Tricks utilities, Keymo can be used as a normal application, as a menu bar only application, or as a completely invisible ("faceless") background application.
Pricing and Availability:
Keymo 1.0 is available now for $5 (USD) directly from Many Tricks, or via the Mac OS X App Store for $4.99. Keymo requires a PowerPC or Intel Mac and Mac OS X 10.5 or newer when purchased directly from Many Tricks; App Store users must be running Mac OS X 10.6.6 or newer on an Intel-based Mac. Users who purchase directly from Many Tricks get our full 60-day money back guarantee and can install Keymo on as many Macs as they personally use. Review copies of Keymo (both versions are identical, except for in-app updating in the directly-sold version) are available upon request.
Many Tricks creates helpful apps for OS X, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Our products include Butler, the original do-it-all utility; Name Manger, a simple yet powerful batch file renamer; and Witch, a tool to let you switch between windows instead of applications. Copyright (C) 2011 Many Tricks. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.