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Essentials 1.2 – Shortcuts pad that appears with a keystroke.

Appked/ Featured/on 2012-01-01 09:09

Essentials app can easily become your favorite and irreplaceable shortcuts pad. Just press hotkey (default is Ctrl + space, but you can customize it in preferences) and Essentials will appear where ever your mouse cursor is (or not, if you choose so in preferences).

You can use it to:

  • quickly launch applications
  • access assorted folders, documents and files of any kind
  • act as clipboard or “dropbox” for your e-mail messages and text clippings
  • make YOUR OWN simple Terminal commands/scripts (that can act as droplets too! 🙂 …now which app can do that! :D)

Customize it!

  • resize groups by holding Command key (⌘) and scroll up or down (or pinch it on trackpad)
  • resize items icons (⌘+scroll) and their titles (⌘+⌥+scroll)
  • hope this feature makes you say “sweet!”
  • group your favorite items in any way you like
  • reorder groups and items by holding Command key and dragging groups/items to desired position
  • mark items AND groups with colors from pop-up menu
  • you can finally make your dock look fancy by not overloading it with so many icons

Essentials is simply essential because:

  • you can keep your favorite/frequently used items really accessible and nearby
  • it has smooth and intuitive UI
  • it is responsive and fast
  • it can easily blend like it is part of the OSX
WHAT’S NEW

Version 1.2:Note: Enjoy a Holiday Discount! Happy Holidays Everyone!

  • UI enhancements
  • preference to enable/disable Dock and menubar icons
  • preference for single click opening of items
  • OPTION + double-click on items for fast editing
  • OPTION + scroll wheel to cycle through groups
  • auto-select next item after deleting selected item
  • button for adding groups in groups list view
  • button for adding items in items grid view
  • edit items after creation for text, command, URL and color items
  • menu options to copy color items as UIColor / NSColor code
  • added menu items for items/groups actions