Archive for August, 2009
With the launch of Keymote, many people are discovering new Keysets for their commonly used applications. There’s a large selection of Keysets already on the Keymote Store, but we’re always looking for more to expand our library. The more Keysets on the store, the less work it takes for our users to get started with Keymote. That’s why we want your help.
If you’ve created a Keyset that you find useful, we encourage you to publish it for others to enjoy. The process is fast, easy, and free. Just press the “+” button in the Keymote store, select the Keyset you want to publish, enter your name, and tap “Publish Keyset.” A video tutorial can be found here.
Please be sure to follow these simple guidelines when creating a Keyset. Not following these can get your Keyset flagged and even ban your device from uploading Keysets.
- Give your Keyset a unique title, that tells the user exactly what it is. Too many of the same Keyset titles makes an ugly store filled with confusion.
- Capitalize the first letters of Keyset titles and key descriptions when necessary.
- We recommend looking in the applications menubar for key descriptions.
- No emoji.
- Always add spacers where no key exists. We recommend adding at least one spacer per Keyset to avoid clutter.
- No URL’s, messages, or any sort of advertising in key descriptions, Keyset titles, or author names.
If you would like to create a Keyset for an application that you don’t own, we recommend using a nifty site called KeyXL. This site allows you search though a database of shortcuts for almost any application. But be warned, sometimes false shortcuts and typos can slip though providing you with invalid information. We recommend testing the shortcuts before publishing.
Here are a few extra tips for creating Keysets. If you’ve got a good one, leave a comment below.
- If you cannot fit “Show/Hide” in a key description, try using “Toggle” or “Switch” instead.
- If an application contains more shortcuts than you can manage, create separate Keysets for each part of the application. For example, Photoshop could have a “Drawing Tools” keyset and a “Photo Adjustments” keyset.
- Group keys in your Keyset by their use, not always alphabetically or in the order of the Applications menu.
By following these instructions when submitting Keysets you’ll help Keymote run smoothly for new users and make our lives a lot easier. High quality Keysets, makes a high quality Keymote. We really appreciateÂ your help.
Ah, the universal remote. What a game-changer. You don’t have to worry about ten different remotes just to watch a DVD; simply program it to work with everything in your media center and you’re good to go.
But how about your Mac? Sure, you probably have one of those Apple remotes, but how much can it really do? You can change tracks in iTunes or control Front Row, but what about everything else – Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Coda, or even The Sims?
Welcome to Keymote. It picks up where all other Mac remotes left off. With Keymote, you can control any application you want. ‘How is this possible?’ you may ask. Simple, with the use of keyboard shortcuts and a slick user interface. Almost every Mac application uses keyboard shortcuts to control basic functions. By pairing your iPhone or iPod Touch to your computer (with the Keymote Receiver desktop app), Keymote can send these shortcuts over the air.
Let’s say you just picked up your copy of Photoshop, but you’ve got no clue where to start. No problem; Keymote can help. Just fire up your iPod Touch or iPhone, launch Keymote, head on over to the Keyset Store, and download a Photoshop keyset that someone just like you has made and you’ll be clone stampin’, color correctin’, and paintbrushin’ in no time. And you can do all of this without ever learning a single keyboard shortcut.
You can now download Keymote from the App Store here. If you like it, please leave us a nice review. Thanks, and enjoy Keymote!