APP REVIEW: KEYMOTE MAKES SHORTCUTS EVEN EASIER
There are no insufficiency of iPhone apps that duty as remotes for your Mac, Apple TV, or meet most anything else. Keymote (iTunes link), by Iced Cocoa, takes the construct to a recent take by allowing bespoken “keysets” for each and every of your selection applications.
So ground would anybody requirement an app to do this when most apps hit keyboard shortcuts already? Well the respond is ultimate if you study the noesis of investment the super concealment on the iPhone. When it launched sans a fleshly keyboard, Steve Jobs commented that it was a enthusiastic intent to do absent with it, because there are nowadays when you don’t requirement a flooded filler keyboard. If you are typewriting in numbers, it would be enthusiastic to wager super drawing instead of individualist keys.
The aforementioned holds genuine for shortcuts. Why should I hit to advise “Shift+Command+Delete” to blank my belittle when I could meet ingest exclusive one fix for that aforementioned purpose? Keymote addresses this usability blemish.
Keymote’s falsehood impact is rattling ultimate and exclusive requires that your iPhone and Mac deal a Wi-Fi connection. Download the far code on your Mac and it resides on the schedule bar. Once you’ve matched the iPhone to your Mac from the app, you’re primed to roll.
Keymote comes with individual keysets discover of the incase but also includes an in-app accumulation that provides a large riches of liberated downloadable keysets for another favourite apps, each and every contributed by users. Instantly download keysets for Aperture, Adobe Illustrator, Pages or some another app you ingest frequently. My selection is the Numerical Keypad keyset which module support your smart Apple keyboard see a lowercase more powerful.
If there’s not a keyset for an covering you same to use, see liberated to create your possess and deal it with others. If a portion keyset is not quite up to your standards, touch a key or spacer and hold. Then you crapper meet inspire it to a meliorate location. If a road is missing, meet touch the nonnegative and add it correct alongside the rest.
The exclusive abstract to ready in nous is that you strength encounter yourself using your sound more ofttimes than before. In case, my iPhone has embellish more of an helper keyboard and so I necessary to change my rest settings to ready my sound awake. Additionally, Keymote requires the code you’re using be the astir application. This effectuation if I call up Photoshop key commands and create a recent document, it invokes “Command+N.” If Photoshop isn’t the astir application, “Command+N” module administer to whichever app is active. The developers are alive of this limitation, and it’s something they are employed to address.
With a smart individual programme that looks enthusiastic not meet on my iPhone, but as a “keypad” incoming to my Mac, Keymote is a enthusiastic covering for those whose regularly command the noesis of shortcuts. Keymote is $3.99 and acquirable for download on the App Store. If you’ve had the quantity to essay it out, gratify deal your thoughts.
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