KeyCue 4.2 helps you learn and remember Keyboard Maestro shortcuts

Hagenberg, Austria: May 20, 2008 — Ergonis Software today announced KeyCue
4.2 adding support for Keyboard Maestro.

KeyCue is quite a handy tool for learning and remembering keyboard
shortcuts. Whenever the Command key is kept pressed for a set amount of
time, the KeyCue window will appear listing all the keyboard shortcuts
available in the currently active application. Keyboard Maestro is a
powerful macro program that lets you define custom action sequences
together with your own shortcuts to activate them. As with menu shortcuts,
when you have defined a lot of useful macros, remembering all the shortcuts
for invoking them becomes a challenge.

Starting with version 4.2 of KeyCue and version 3.0 of Keyboard Maestro,
the two applications work together allowing KeyCue to show all currently
active Keyboard Maestro hot keys.

“The average Mac OS X application has about 40 menu shortcuts. The average
Keyboard Maestro user maintains even more hot keys. KeyCue helps you learn
these shortcuts and consequently boosts your productivity,” said Christoph
Reichenberger, founder and CEO of Ergonis Software. “I am excited about the
cooperation with Stairways Software that allows us to make KeyCue’s
functionality also available for Keyboard Maestro hot keys. This will take
productivity of our joint customers to a new level.”

“Over the past year that I have been using KeyCue I have found it
remarkably useful, especially in programs like BBEdit and Photoshop that
have numerous command keys,” said Peter N. Lewis, founder and CEO of
Stairways Software, “and I have been using Keyboard Maestro since long
before we acquired it in 2004. It has always been difficult to remember all
the hot keys for the many macros I have, so it is fantastic to have
Keyboard Maestro and KeyCue working together like this. Now my Keyboard
Maestro macros speed up my work, and KeyCue speeds up executing my macros –
what a great combination!”

The productivity paradox of keyboard shortcuts is that shortcuts were
designed to increase productivity. However, productivity actually decreases
when applications provide large numbers of shortcuts, in particular when
the shortcuts are defined inconsistently across applications. KeyCue’s
elegantly simple solution is to detect and display an instant overview of
all shortcuts, i.e., the overall functionality of any application. Over
time, KeyCue users will automatically remember frequently used shortcuts
and start working more efficiently.

KeyCue has already received many awards, including a 4.5-Mice award from
MacWorld magazine.

Availability and Ordering:
KeyCue 4.2 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer and is compatible with Mac OS X
10.5 (Leopard).

KeyCue can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The
upgrade to KeyCue 4.2 is free for anyone who has purchased KeyCue in the
last 2 years. For information about purchases, including enterprise
licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, visit the website
at (

Instead of purchasing KeyCue by itself, customers can get the Macility
Productivity Bundle that also contains two of the company’s other
productivity tools, PopChar X and Typinator. The pricing of the
Productivity Bundle represents a saving of more than 35% over the separate
purchase of its components. More information about the Productivity Bundle
can be found at (

About Ergonis Software:
Ergonis Software develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the
productivity of Mac and PC users. Ergonis Software, a privately held
company founded in 2002, is headquartered in Hagenberg, Austria.