There’s something about Mac keyboard shortcuts that escapes me. Maybe it’s a learning disorder. Beyond the basics of copy, cut, paste, and quit, I can’t remember too many keyboard shortcuts. That means I need an extra tool or two to help me be a little more efficient and productive when navigating Mac menus between apps.
Pop Up The Menu MenuPop
Think of how much effort can be saved if you can see an app’s menu without having to go there. With MenuPop, the app’s menu comes to you.
It opens the app’s main menu from wherever the mouse pointer is on your Mac’s screen.
Wherever the mouse pointer is on screen is where MenuPop pops up the app’s menu. From there you can navigate to any menu selection.
Here’s the advantage. Focus. On larger Mac screens, or multiple screen setups, MenuPop brings the menu right to your eyes without having to move from the keyboard, or focus on the Mac’s Menubar on top of the screen.
MenuPop works on most Mac apps, though the newer the better. The app’s menus are displayed vertically, instead of horizontally, so that takes some getting used to.
Even better, though, is navigation. Without using keyboard shortcuts, you can still navigate through the menu layers using just the keyboard. There’s a lite version in the Mac App Store which is free so you have the option to try-before-you-buy.