Shortcut Bar - Quick Access

Developer: FIPLAB Ltd

Current Version: 2.3

Last Updated: 22 days ago

Download Size: 4.4 MB - Download


Shortcut Bar is an incredibly handy app that connects you to the files, folders, apps, web bookmarks and text snippets that you need lightning fast access to.

The app lives in your menubar and allows you to add in an unlimited number of shortcuts. Whenever you require access to these important files and folders, simply click on the menubar icon and select the item from the dropdown list.

We believe that within just a few days of use, you'll be totally hooked and wonder how you ever lived without Shortcut Bar. The app will save you time and speed up your workflow.

- Add as many files, folders, web links, apps and text snippets that you would like instant access to
- Sort files and folders into Groups with headings, making it easier to find the shortcut you’re looking for
- Expand and collapse Groups to keep your shortcuts organized and tidy
- Folders and files are presented with their respective icon
- Choose whether clicking on a shortcut opens it in Finder or opens the item itself
- Expand and navigate within folders
- Choose whether the app starts at login or not

- Ultra quick access to any file/folder/website/app/text snippet that you desire
- No more shuffling through directories on Finder to locate exactly what you’re looking for and use regularly
- Save time and improve productivity

We've worked hard to make Shortcut Bar an amazing experience for our users. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback and support!


Release Notes:

Thanks for all the feedback, this update includes some of the most popular feature requests we have received over the last few months!

[New] Collapse and expand shortcut groups
[New] Text snippet shortcuts with pasting support
[Improvement] You can now edit the display name of shortcuts
[Improvement] Rounded corners to dropdown menu
[Improvement] Updated preferences design
[Fixed] Flickering issues
[Fixed] Minor UI issues
[Fixed] Bug with editing web link names


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3
Review by bsennis

Found My FinderPop Replacement! - Been using a small app called FinderPop for years. The latest versions of Mac OS gradually disabled it. There are workarounds, but they’re kludgey and require Terminal nonsense; so when I saw this, I crossed my fingers and bought it. Works very much like FP. Sits in my Menu Bar and makes it easy to get to files and folders that are buried on my external drive. I keep folders inside folders inside folders in many cases (“Clients" to "Client's Name” to “Project" to “Images," etc.). What often took 5-6 clicks and lots of scrolling now takes two clicks - Click on Shortcut Bar, click on folder name. Saves both time and sanity when I’m accessing the same folders over and over.

Found helpful by 20 out of 21 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.3
Review by Matt from RI

Great app and responsive programmer - Having looked at a bunch of similar utilities, I can say that this one is among the best in class. As a consultant, I work on a project basis and need to see all the most relevant items associated with the project quickly and easily. This App allows exactly what I need. I don’t have to see every file in my folder but can add only the ones that are currently relevant. And it includes web links and text snippets. Previously I wrote that this app was useful but lacked a couple of features. One of the two features I requested appeared in an update just a week or so after I wrote. I’m guessing the update was planned and I happened to be another user asking for it, so the timing seemed perfect for me. What I asked for was "to have the option in preferences to only show the top level / shortcut groups when I click on the star. I should be able to point / float over the name of the shortcut group and then (and only then) see the sub-items or links in the shortcut group. Having every shortcut show in the dropdown is messy and distracting.” The update includes this functionality, but a better implementation of it that I suggested. It’s not a preference, it simply shows the top level shortcut headline witha carat to the right that, when clicked, expands to show all shortcuts. It remains open on subsequent clicks on the star unless you minimize it. Much cleaner and makes this app much more useful. My other request was " I would like Shortcut bar to be able to be pulled into the sidebar in finder and operate like it does up in the tray (or whatever that top of screen bar is called on my mac)”. I don’t know if this is even possible so I won’t hold my breath. I’ve upped my rating from 4 to 5 stars. Thanks!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people