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AliasKeys 1.2 for Mac OS X

Paris, May 14, 2008 — Benoît Widemann announced today the immediate availability of AliasKeys 1.2 for Mac OS X.
AliasKeys™ lets you assign keystrokes to open files and folders. Any item that the Finder can open may be dragged to the list of AliasKeys and assigned a combination of keys, to open it without touching your mouse. You can use AliasKeys for applications, documents, folders, aliases, preference panels, servers, scripts...
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This upgrade of AliasKeys requiers Mac OS X 10.4 or more, and brings full compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard.” It has been built as “Universal Binary” for full-speed execution on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

The upgrade is free for registered users of previous versions of AliasKeys.

AliasKeys is a $15 shareware. AliasKeys can be downloaded at <www.widemann.net/aliaskeys>.


AliasKeys 1.1 for Mac OS X

Paris, July 26, 2006 — Benoît Widemann announced today the immediate availability of AliasKeys 1.1 for Mac OS X.
AliasKeys™ lets you assign keystrokes to open files and folders. Any item that the Finder can open may be dragged to the list of AliasKeys and assigned a combination of keys, to open it without touching your mouse. You can use AliasKeys for applications, documents, folders, aliases, preference panels, servers, scripts...

This upgrade of AliasKeys brings several enhancements:
• Rebuilt as "Universal Binary" for full-speed execution on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.
• The Finder has been added in the menu of applications, allowing to create an AliasKey that brings the Finder's windows to the front.
• Better handling of date formats for text insertion with clippings.

The upgrade is free for registered users of AliasKeys 1.0.

AliasKeys is a $15 shareware. AliasKeys can be downloaded at <www.widemann.net/aliaskeys>.


AliasKeys 1.0 for Mac OS X


Paris, December 11, 2003 — Benoît Widemann announced today the immediate availability of AliasKeys 1.0 for Mac OS X.
AliasKeys™ lets you assign keystrokes to open files and folders. Any item that the Finder can open may be dragged to the list of AliasKeys and assigned a combination of keys, to open it without touching your mouse. You can use AliasKeys for applications, documents, folders, aliases, preference panels, servers, scripts...
Hitting the keys opens the corresponding item, as would a double-click on its icon. AliasKeys is basically as simple as that; it is also extremely easy to set up.

Benoît Widemann said: "AliasKeys is incredibly helpful. I use it all the time to open applications, folders, visit my favorite web pages, switch to another document... It greatly helps navigating the Mac OS X environment, reducing the clutter in the dock and putting the mouse — and my arm — to rest!"

Fabrice Authenac, who beta-tested AliasKeys, said: "I couldn't live without AliasKeys, I can't imagine my Mac without it. It's the best product in that category because the author focused on what the users really need, instead of piling rarely-used features and making the program too complicated. AliasKeys does the job, but keeps it so simple... Even Mom will love it!"

While very simple to use, AliasKeys offers top-notch launching capabilities, plus a couple of unusual features dedicated to experienced users:

• AliasKeys supports styled text and picture clippings. Triggering a clipping with a hotkey inserts the clipping's contents in the frontmost application.

• AliasKeys can group any number of items under a hotkey, to launch an entire work environment (folders, applications, documents...) with a single keystroke.

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• Although AliasKeys is a completely separate product that don't need AliasMenu to work, it connects automatically to AliasMenu if AliasMenu is also installed. AliasKeys offers its more sophisticated shortcuts and AliasMenu shows the keys assigned in AliasKeys. This cross-display feature needs AliasMenu version 3.1 or more (available in January 2004). A special offer for registered AliasMenu users is available on the Kagi order page.

• Functions keys F1-F16 are supported. Most competing programs do not support the F16 key that appeared on recent Apple™ keyboards.

• AliasKeys is fully unicode-aware and can be used in any language and with any keyboard. It works very well with on-screen keyboards such as KeyStrokes™ or SwitchXS™.

• Full Panther (10.3) compatibility, also works with Jaguar (10.2).

AliasKeys is a $15 shareware. AliasKeys can be downloaded at <www.widemann.net/aliaskeys>.

AliasKeys and AliasMenu are trademarks of Benoît Widemann. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.