June 05, 2012

CheatSheet app reveals keyboard shortcuts

CheatSheet is a neat (and free) little Mac utility that presents all your foreground app’s shortcuts (or at least all of them that appear in menus) in a temporary overlay. Hold down the Command key for more than a second & they’ll pop up.

I like the concept, though I wish I could change the timing. I now realize I habitually hold down Cmd, then take a while invoking my shortcut of choice.

[Update: See, kids, this is why you should re-check an app/site *before* posting about it: the requested control now appears in the lower right corner of the app. –J.]

Posted by John Nack at 12:54 PM on June 05, 2012


  • Steve Laskevitch — 1:02 PM on June 05, 2012

    They heard you: version 1.02!

  • Gus Mueller — 1:03 PM on June 05, 2012

    You can change the timing with the little config button in the lower right corner of the popup” window.

  • Rob — 2:18 PM on June 05, 2012

    Unfortunately, this app requires to be installed on Lion or newer OS. Many of us deliberately stay with Snow Leopard.

  • PECourtejoie — 2:22 AM on June 06, 2012

    I wonder how many pages of shortcuts it will list for Photoshop (can’t test it for the moment)

  • Gfx-Dzine — 7:37 AM on June 06, 2012

    Great free app – thanks for the up! :)

    If you want a more slick look and more options you can have a look at KeyCue @ http://www.ergonis.com/products/keycue/


  • Edward Caruso — 5:37 PM on June 06, 2012

    Lion only – sorry no thanks.
    Going to their website to ask why – now.

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