KeyCue 6.5 teaches Sibelius shortcuts and offers usability enhancements

By on May 21, 2013 at 4:49 am

Hagenberg, Austria – Ergonis Software today released KeyCue 6.5, an improved version of the company’s popular keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. KeyCue is a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. With a simple keystroke or click, 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 iKey.

The new version comes with several usability and performance enhancements, making lookup of keyboard shortcuts faster and easier than ever. A new internal drawing order improves the appearance of the shortcut table, and an enhanced menu scanning technique leads to faster scanning of deeply nested bookmarks in Safari. KeyCue 6.5 now also recognizes the “fn fn” shortcut for “Start Dictation” on Mountain Lion, contains a couple of other enhancements and fixes, and improves compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and FileMaker 12. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

In addition to the new version of the program itself, Ergonis also published extended shortcut descriptions for the popular music notation software Sibelius. The descriptions can be imported in KeyCue 6 to reveal 272 hidden keyboard shortcuts in Sibelius. Besides the new shortcut descriptions for Sibelius, similar add-ons are available for Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Avid Technology’s Pro Tools. All these plus a collection of system-wide shortcuts can be downloaded from Ergonis Software.

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.

System Requirements:
KeyCue requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer and is fully compatible with OS X Mountain Lion.

Pricing and Availability
The upgrade to KeyCue 6.5 is free for anyone who owns a valid license for KeyCue 6. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. 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.

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