Ergonis Software ( has released KeyCue 6, an update of the keyboard shortcut “cheat sheet.” The new version offers extended shortcut descriptions for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign, as well as descriptions of universal text editing and navigation shortcuts.

Up to now, KeyCue showed only keyboard shortcuts that are included in the applications’ menus. Many applications, however, offer further shortcuts that cannot be found in the menus and were therefore not included in KeyCue’s shortcut overview. With KeyCue 6, users can now define their own shortcut descriptions for their favorite programs, and KeyCue merges them with the shortcuts found in the menus.

KeyCue uses the same key symbols that are used throughout Mac OS X, but some of these are obscure and need an explanation, especially for users who are new to the Mac. Switchers will particularly appreciate the new legend, according to the folks at Ergonis. Like the shortcut table itself, the legend is compact and context-sensitive.

KeyCue 5.3 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. The upgrade to KeyCue 6 is free for anyone who has purchased a license on or after June 1, 2011, as well as for anyone who is still covered by a previously purchased time-based license. Other users of a previous KeyCue license may upgrade to KeyCue 6 for approximately US$14 for a single user license. For new users the cost is about $28.