KeyCue - find, remember, and learn keyboard shortcuts

Did you know that the average Mac OS X application has 40 to 80 menu shortcuts?

Menu shortcuts are supposed to provide quick access to frequently used menu commands. Honestly though, how many shortcut keys do you know by heart?

KeyCue cheat sheet

KeyCue helps you to use your Mac OS X applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts.

You no longer need to memorize and remember key combinations; just press the command key and KeyCue tells you what you want to know.

Over time, you will automatically remember frequently used shortcuts and start working more efficiently.

KeyCue gives you an instant overview of the overall functionality of any application, plus lets you automatically start working more efficiently by making use of menu shortcuts.

Words cannot describe the huge benefits KeyCue offers to you.

We therefore invite you to see a video review of KeyCue from MacApper.

tutorial movie

See a video tutorial of KeyCue at Butterscotch.

Omit known shortcuts to keep the table small

Omit known shortcuts

If you have been using Macintosh computers for a while, you will be familiar with many keyboard shortcuts that are used in all applications throughout the system. You don't need KeyCue to remind you of the shortcuts for Cut, Copy, and Paste over and over again.

Starting with KeyCue 7.5, you can tell KeyCue which shortcuts you already know. This keeps the shortcut table small, which in turn helps to find other (less obvious) shortcuts faster.

Features, Installation, Requirements


For more information on how to use your keyboard shortcuts more efficiently,visit the Features page

Main Features


To install KeyCue, download it from our downloads page. KeyCue is distributed as a Mac OS X disk image (DMG). Once you have mounted the disk image, simply double-click the KeyCue icon to install and launch KeyCue.

As long as you do not have a license key, KeyCue operates in trial mode.


See also the special topics covered on our Tips Pages:


  • KeyCue requires OS X 10.6 or newer.
  • Compatible with OS X El Capitan.


The current version of KeyCue is available in English, German, and French.

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