Let’s face it – it is almost impossible to memorize all those shortcuts throughout Mac OS X and all the third-party apps.It is just way too much to handle.This is where CheatSheet steps in and makes a huge difference.It’s a tiny application that sits in the background,waiting to be launched from any application to instantly show all keyboard shortcuts for that app.
Get CheatSheet for free from Media Atelier (requires OS X 10.7 or later)
Once downloaded – place CheatSheet in /Applications/folder and then launch the app.Now,from any application,hold down the “Command” key for a few seconds to summon the “Cheat Sheet” list of all keyboard shortcuts for that application.This allows you to see even the most obscure shortcuts that would otherwise be hidden deep within submenu somewhere.
Quick troubleshooting tips:if some apps aren’t responding to the hotkey, you may either relaunch those apps or try releasing and holding Command again and it should activate.
The only annoying thing about CheatSheet is that since it runs in the background you have to use something like Activity Monitor to easily quit out of it.
Having an optional menu item to summon the CheatSheet for the active application,allows you to control some basic settings,like response time and others.Having a quick way to quit the app would be nice,but,this is a free app and it is actually really useful,so,we can’t complain too much.
Whether you’re a longtime Mac user or completely new to the platform, you are practically guaranteed to find CheatSheet useful.