Shortcuts allows you to create, manage, and see your favorite shortcuts in one convenient location. Shortcuts can be set for:
Folders & Files
Shell scripts & Applescripts
You can launch applications like iCal, iTunes, and Mail by pressing a keystroke. You can easily reconfigure shortcuts and choose any other apps or keyboard keys.
Shell & Applescripts
The built-in script editor allows you not only to import an existing script, but to also create a new one right in the app, perform a test run, make corrections, save or export it to your hard drive.
Folders & Files
It's very convenient to assign a simple shortcut to a file or folder you constantly work with.
You don't need extra function keys like Play & Pause, Increase & Decrease Volume, Sleep, Restart & Shutdown because you can easily control System, Volume, Screen and Apps with Shortcuts.
You can assign shortcuts to websites you like to visit and open them at any time. And, of course, you can replace one URL with another, if your tastes or work situation change.
Some user-chosen shortcuts may already exist for another action. If a new shortcut conflicts with a system one, the application asks you either to choose another combination or to override the system shortcut.
"I've set up "shortcuts" to my most used applications: control-w opens Word, control-e opens Excel, etc., etc. (These are my shortcut triggers. The user can assign nearly anything.) Shortcuts will also launch Applescript script files, and there are plenty of applescript suggestions floating around on the internet".
"I thought Shortcuts might be useful, but it has exceeded my expectations. I like to have my hands on the keyboard. So, I got Shortcuts and then set up key combinations. I used Ctrl-Shift-Period to open a finder window, Ctrl-Shift-/ to open my 2012 folder, Ctrl-Shift-E to open my expenses file, Ctrl-Shift-S to open my Sunday School notes...etc. It is just fantastic to press my key combos to open frequently used files and folders. No navigating or launching an app and then choosing frquently used files. Also, it was easy to set up the short cuts. Great program."
"Thank you for creating a great app. You have made it much more enjoyable to use my Apple Extended Keyboard. I tried using AppleScripts as system services, but your program is much more reliable. What a lifesaver!"
by Andy Wendt
"Works well and is easy to configure. You can assign a shortcut to just about anything. I haven’t found any glitches. It just works and works well. I’m glad that I purchased this app, its money well spent".
"A nice utility that's already saving me a little bit of time and effort every day. Well worth the small amount of money the developer is asking. What I especially like is that Shortcuts never gets in the way. It doesn't appear in the list of running apps when I use Command-Tab, and it doesn't appear in the Dock. I can access it anytime via its menu icon. Perfect!"
"This app lets you create, manage, and see your favorite shortcuts in Mac OS X in one convenient location. I just installed it and found it to be useful immediately. Apple already has a general menu for this as well, but it is convoluted and a pain to navigate. This is a good solution".
"If you like keyboard only usage, you can't go wrong with this. For instance, I regularly need to turn my wifi on and off. So I downloaded an Apple script from the web that would do this and simply assigned a global shortcut to it. One keystroke now turns my wifi on or off".