KeyCue 6.2 offers hands-free mode and comes with new themes
June 26, 2012 in Utility
[prMac.com] Hagenberg, Austria - Ergonis Software today released KeyCue 6.2, a new release of the company's popular keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. KeyCue is a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. Whenever the command key is kept pressed for a while, KeyCue displays a table with all keyboard shortcuts available in the currently active application, system-wide hotkeys, as well as key combinations for triggering macros in Keyboard Maestro, QuicKeys and iKeys.
KeyCue 6.2 offers a new hands-free mode which makes it much more comfortable to thoroughly investigate the shortcut table. Also included are two new themes resulting in more choices to customize KeyCue's look. The new themes are plain vanilla black-and-white themes with a distinct focus on the content - no shadows, no ornaments, just shortcuts in a high-contrast representation. In addition to the new themes, transparency adjustment for existing black-on-white themes has been improved. KeyCue 6.2 also enhances compatibility and performance with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, iTunes, and other 3rd party applications. A couple of other improvements and fixes complete the list of changes.
"With KeyCue's new hands-free mode, you can now pop up the shortcut table and conveniently explore it without keeping a key pressed all the time," said Gunther Blaschek, CTO of Ergonis Software. "This has been asked for by many users in the past, and we have now found a surprisingly simple solution."
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 display an instant overview of currently available keyboard shortcuts - application-specific menu shortcuts as well as system-wide hotkeys and user-defined shortcut descriptions. 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.
KeyCue requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer and is fully compatible with OS X Lion.
Pricing and Availability:
The upgrade to KeyCue 6.2 is free for anyone who purchased a license of KeyCue on or after June 1st 2011. Other users of a previous KeyCue license may upgrade for EUR 9.99 (single license). For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company's web site. 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.
Screenshot (shortcut cheat sheet for Adobe InDesign)
Headquartered in Hagenberg, Austria, Ergonis Software Gmbh is a privately held software development company founded in 2002. With a focus on innovation, Ergonis develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users alike. Copyright 2002-2011 Ergonis Software Gmbh. All Rights Reserved. Ergonis products are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Ergonis Software GmbH. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.