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 Vimium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Shortcat are Fluent Search (Free), cVim (Free, Open Source), Vimac (Free, Open Source) and Vieb (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 24, 2021

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      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.
    1. 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.
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      Vim bindings for Google Chrome. Why is this different than Vimium, ViChrome, or Vrome? These extensions do a wonderful job of adding Vim-like keybindings to Google Chrome, but they lack many of the features that the Firefox add-on Pentadactyl have.

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      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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    2. Stop using your clunky trackpad/mouse now. Vimac is a productivity application that revolutionizes the way you navigate macOS. Click on buttons with hints. Activate Hint-mode and type the hint-text to perform a click. Trackpad-smooth keyboard scrolling.
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      Vimac vs Shortcat opinions
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      elrostelperien It works for the whole system. It's also a macOS app.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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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
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    3. Vieb - Vim Inspired Electron Browser - Free, open source, fast and secure - Local first adblocking, auto-complete, AMP protection, custom redirects and more, all without web requests - Privacy with strict permission system, navigator overrides, firefox mode, custom WebRTC...
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    4. 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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      hunt-n-peck vs Shortcat opinions
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      elrostelperien It works similarly, but for Windows.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      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.

      Discontinued

      Didn't make it a WebExtension

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    5. Brings vim-easymotion to macOS, where most UI elements can be accessed with your fingers on the keyboard. Along with the favorite Vimari (Keys for safari or sVim) ext on Safari or Vimium on Chrome, vim users will gain a new power.
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      VimMotion vs Shortcat opinions
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      elrostelperien Works well. It's also a macOS app. It's FOSS.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      This Chrome extension lets you use Neovim directly from your browser. Contrary to other extensions, it does not open a new OS window. In order to install it you need: - This Chrome addon - Neovim >=0.4.0 - The firenvim neovim plugin:...
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    6. sVim is a Safari extension with shortcuts similar to Vim. The functionality of sVim will mostly follow the Chrome extension cVim.
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