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Shortcat Alternatives

Shortcat is described as 'keyboard tool for Mac OS X that lets you "click" buttons and control your apps with a few keystrokes. Think of it as Spotlight for the user interface' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Shortcat for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Google Chrome and Firefox. The best alternative is Fluent Search, which is free. Other great apps like Shortcat are Vimium, Vieb, hunt-n-peck and cVim.

Shortcat alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Web Browsers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shortcat.
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  1. Fluent Search icon

    Fluent Search

    • Windows
    82 alternatives to Fluent Search 

    Fluent Search (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use search application that lets you search for running applications, browser tabs, bookmarks, files, and more. Unlike Windows Start Menu, Fluent Search focuses on continuing existing work, it let you jump easily between running...

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  2. Vimium icon

    Vimium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    23 alternatives to Vimium 

    The Hacker's Browser. Vimium provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim . Vimium helps you navigate the web without touching the mouse.

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    Vieb

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    19 alternatives to Vieb 

    Vim is the Vim Inspired Electron Browser: Vim bindings for the web by design.

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    1.  No TrackingVieb will not track you or use your personal data.
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  4. hunt-n-peck icon

    hunt-n-peck

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    17 alternatives to hunt-n-peck 

    Simple vimium/vimperator style navigation for Windows applications based on the UI Automation framework. In essence, it works the same as screen readers or accessibility programs but with the goal of making any Windows program faster to use.

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    Discontinued

    This project has been discontinued according to official GitHub repository.

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    elrostelperien

    It works similarly, but for Windows.

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    cVim

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    21 alternatives to cVim 

    An extension adding Vim-like bindings to Google Chrome.

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    Discontinued

    As of April 23, 2020, the last update to GitHub was January 29, 2019, over a year ago. The most similar alternative is Surfingkeys (https://github.com/brookhong/Surfingkeys) or a fork of cVim, vb4c (https://github.com/dcchambers/vb4c).



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    Vimac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    20 alternatives to Vimac 

    Stop using your clunky trackpad/mouse now. Vimac is a productivity application that revolutionizes the way you navigate macOS.

    Discontinued

    Original developer has stopped devleoping this application.

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    elrostelperien

    It works for the whole system. It's also a macOS app.

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    It's the only other macOS app that allows mouse-less operation of the whole UI, and not just a web browser! And it seems to be even more feature-rich, and still supported

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  7. vrome

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    15 alternatives to vrome 

    Vrome is a Vim keybindings extension for Chrome. Designed to provide a more efficient browsing experience, Vrome comes with its own additions that will surprise you.

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  8. conkeror

    • Windows
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to conkeror 

    Conkeror is a keyboard-oriented, highly-customizable, highly-extensible web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner, written mainly in JavaScript, and inspired by exceptional software such as Emacs and vi. Conkeror features a sophisticated keyboard system, allowing users to run...

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    kindaVim

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    21 alternatives to kindaVim 

    Bring Vim moves to macOS input fields. And non input fields. Is that everywhere yet?

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    Vimperator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Firefox
    22 alternatives to Vimperator 

    Vimperator is a Firefox browser extension with strong inspiration from the Vim text editor, with a mind towards faster and more efficient browsing. It has similar key bindings and you could call it a modal web browser, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in.

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    Discontinued

    Didn't make it a WebExtension

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