KeyCue 4.0 brings Menu Shortcuts to Life and is Ready for Leopard

October 15, 2007 in Utility (E)


Hagenberg, Austria - October 15, 2007 - Ergonis Software® today released KeyCue(TM) 4.0, the company's popular menu shortcut cheat sheet.

Up to now, KeyCue was simply a cheat sheet for menu shortcuts, providing an overview of the currently available menu shortcuts. The new version brings menu shortcuts to life by making them clickable. This is a major step forward in unveiling the full power of menu shortcuts and boosting productivity of both novice and experienced users. Besides, KeyCue 4.0 is ready for the soon-to-come Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).

The productivity paradox of menu 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. The new version 4.0 goes even one step further by making the items in the KeyCue window clickable. This makes shortcuts instantly executable by clicking them while browsing the KeyCue window.

"KeyCue is for menu shortcuts what PopChar is for special characters. A simple and unobtrusive utility that makes your daily work easier and automatically enhances your productivity," said Christoph Reichenberger, founder and CEO of Ergonis Software. "With the new version we are happy to deliver the number one customer-requested feature and to take the productivity boost to the next level."

KeyCue has already received many awards, including a 4.5-Mice award in the August 2006 edition of MacWorld magazine.

Availability and Ordering:
KeyCue 4.0 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 4.0 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

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

An Online press kit, including screenshots, is available on 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.


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