HotKey App 4+

Peter Vorwieger

    • 4.8 • 66 Ratings
    • Free



With HotKey You can define keyboard shortcuts to launch Applications or to open folders in Finder. Another way is to open the Apps by selecting them from the Status-Menu in Your Mac's menu bar.
Another Feature: Show the content of the clipboard with one keyboard shortcut.
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What’s New

Version 1.5

- Now compatible with macOS Big Sur
- Runs natively on the new Apple Silicon Macs with M1 processor

Shell and Apple scripts can be executed on shortcut.
(Scripts must be located in folder "~/Library /Application Scripts/de.codenuts.HotKey")

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Robomasa ,

Have needed this for years

In addition to adding shortcut keys, this does what I always wanted to do with the Mac sidebar but never could--create a list (drop down from the menu bar) of my favorites apps and folders WITH THEIR CUSTOM ICONS INTACT, so that you can distinguish between them at a glance. I've searched high and low for this simple, exceptional useful thing. Here it is at last, and for free. Thank you Mr. Vorwieger and team.

Peter Jerde ,

Take my money, please!

I’ve always used some app or another to make keyboard shortcuts to switch among my most-used apps. I needed a new one, found this FOR FREE!? and it works FLAWLESSLY.

Can you add in-app purchases to allow tips from happy customers? Maybe the “feature” that it would unlock is a big smiley face in the preferences window. :)

Perfect execution. Flawless app. Thank you!

dutymess ,

Light and Effective

I've always used complicated ways of adding shortcuts to the apps and it was a headache to manage them. This app is free and lightweighted. I cannot believe I am doing all the stuff that simple. The app doesn't even bother you in the menu-bar. That's a very helpful, still silent friend. :)

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Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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