Shortcat for Mac

Shortcat for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    621
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 03, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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Constantly having to reach for the mouse might be frustrating for keyboard-proficient users. Shortcat for Mac attempts to replace basic mouse functions by letting you use your keyboard to click UI elements.

The program installs easily and prompts you with a necessary Getting Started screen. It is strongly advised that you read the basic manual if you want to use Shortcat for Mac properly and not miss out on some of its features. Once installed, the program runs in the background and is triggered by a customizable keyboard shortcut. Once activated, a command prompt appears which lets you enter the first letters of the screen element you wish to click. Comprehensive overlays also appear to let you know when the desired element has been selected or if you need to be more precise. The interface is discreet. The biggest issue is that, at the beginning at least, it will surely take more time to effectively click an element with this program than with a trackpad. The program is still in beta and contains some bugs. Most clickable elements don't seem to be recognized every time.

Shortcat for Mac could be interesting only for keyboard-proficient users that are both reluctant to use a trackpad or mouse and are tolerant of bugs. This program is clearly not for the average user as it will prove to bring only marginal productivity improvements over a multitouch trackpad.

 
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1 stars

"Shortcat phones home to Google Analytics"

June 03, 2013  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Shortcat 0.4.2

Pros

It's a great concept. Keep an eye on it.

Cons

Shortcat phones home to Google Analytics

Summary

Shortcat phones home to Google Analytics.

The only reason to do so to my knowledge is to allow Google surveillance of my computer behavior. If your app is going to surveil my computer use, then ASK MY PERMISSION FIRST, DAMMIT. I have used my reverse firewall Little Snitch to deny Shortcat access to Google Analytics forever. I suggest other folks with reverse firewalls consider doing the same.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.4.2
  • Fixes crash when trying to select an element when there are no results
  • Fixes setObjectForKey crash
General
Publisher Sproutcube
Publisher web site http://shortcatapp.com
Release Date June 03, 2013
Date Added June 03, 2013
Version 0.4.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.1MB
File Name Shortcat.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 621
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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