Shortcat for Mac

Shortcat for Mac

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

Version:
0.4.2
File Size:
3.09MB
Date Added:
June 03, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
537
Downloads Last Week:
5
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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    "Shortcat does not phone home to Google Analytics"

    August 17, 2013   |   By _chendo_

    Version: Shortcat 0.5.1

    Pros

    This is a clarification review from the author of Shortcat.

    Cons

    This is a clarification review from the author of Shortcat.

    Summary

    I'm the author behind Shortcat. I'd like to clear up this misconception with a 'review'.

    zunipus believes that Shortcat phones home to Google Analytics, but it doesn't. What he saw, was that there was a connection request made to Google Analytics that was caused by the in-built README viewer, which is simply a page hosted on the internet. It has Google Analytics tracking on it because it is simply a page on the website.

    Google does not receive any data regarding your usage of Shortcat, and it never will. I feel the review and 1-star rating is detrimental to my app so I felt the need to clarify in a "review".

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