Mouse - certainly a revolutionary device. It lowered the barrier to entry for the computer, make it easier and more comfortable.
But there is a "tractor" - users who prefer to work without her help, relying only on the keyboard. They are confident in the high efficiency of its work, because all the movements with the mouse takes longer than keystrokes.
ShortCat program created just for fans of keyboard input. The developers call their application "Spotlight for UI».
The principle of operation is simple ShortCat. Any Mac-program consists of a set of UI elements - buttons, links, etc. When you activate ShortCat, as is done by pressing Command + Shift + Space, search form appears similar to Spotlight. You type the first few letters of the name of the item (name of the button, text links), ShortCat this element highlights (signal "I found what you're looking for!"). Just press Enter, which is identical to the usual clique.
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First, work with ShortCat seems unusual, but then can not imagine life without this app. Switching between tabs in Safari and Chrome, conversations in Skype, click on the links - all of this can be easier and faster it is to ShortCat.
But there are also disadvantages. ShortCat supports only those applications that use the Accessibility API. Such programs are many, even the majority. But there is an application with a highly customizable user interface (Reeder, Sparrow, Twitter), which ShortCat'm not supported.
Download: ShortCat | (is free)