KeyCue review: All your Mac’s apps’ shortcuts in one place!

You always forget the hotkeys of Finder, Chrome, Photoshop, or any other app? You want to have an easy way to acces all those complicated shortcuts from one place? You want to discover new hotkeys and speed-up your workflow? Well, if you answered “yes” to any of the previous questions, keep reading!


The solution has a name: KeyCue from Ergonis.

KeyCue is an application that, with just one easy hotkey, displays all the available shortcuts and hotkeys of the current program, including OSX System, Finder and Context (text strings).

It is really simple: you just need to open the app (or place it in your start-up items) and then, whenever you want to check a shortcut you just have to press and hold de Cmd key (⌘) to display a window containing every single hotkey available to you at that moment.

iTunes CueKey’s shortcuts window

Now, you may be wondering what about customization? Can I change the default settings for activation? Can I select what appears and what doesn’t? Yes, of course you can! You can choose from which key is used to activate KeyCue, to the amount of time the selected key needs to be hold in order to open the window; you can select the behavior of the window, from disappearing when the cursor moves to even using the cursor to select the desired hotkey.

You have many themes to choose from, so if you don’t like the “default” colors you can pick a different combination.

It also comes with a little surprise: you can even use your custom shortcuts from the Keyboard Preferences Pane, so they are easier to remember that the default ones, KeyCue will scan all of your new shortcuts And there is more: If you are like me and use a lot of high-end Adobe software, like Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign you can download many advanced shortcuts that the regular KeyCue won’t detect. These extras can be found (free of charge) directly in the developer’s site, here.


One comment on “KeyCue review: All your Mac’s apps’ shortcuts in one place!

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