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Shortcuts.design - Any shortcut a designer ever wants to know, all in one place

1 year ago from , Product Design intern at Awkward

Hey DNers!

I'm Michel van Heest, a second-year UX/UI designstudent. For the last few months, I worked on Shortcuts.design in my spare time.

Shortcuts.design is a small website that lists every shortcut a designer ever wants to know, all designapps in one place and in a simple and clear way. It's very usefull for beginning designers to quickly charge their workflow, when you switched to a new designtool or when you just want a reference to see which shortcut to use for that action you have to do all day long.

I build this tool to charge my own workflow and to help the first-year designstudents at my university I teach to work with designtools to become better in the tools they're using; maybe Shortcuts.design can speed up your workflow as well!

Check it out at Shortcuts.design !!

I'm open for any feedback, feature requests and AMA so feel free to contact me down in the comments or via Twitter.

I also launched the site on Producthunt, feel free to catch me here!

Cheers! And please let me know what you think about the site

33 comments

  • Davin M., 1 year ago

    Why no Windows? Any shortcut a designer ever wants to know. So there is not any designer using Windows softwares?

    4 points
    • Michel van Heest, 1 year ago

      Haha I’ve got that feature request a lot :) it’s coming soon but I wanted to know what everybody thought about the website before I made it bigger. So Windows is coming, if you have any other feedback or request, please let me know!

      1 point
      • Kevin OliveiraKevin Oliveira, 1 year ago

        I just want to second Davin's feedback. Without adding too much clutter to the page, I think it could be useful to have some sort of global switch for displaying OSX or Windows shortcuts - just doubling the list for more or less the same content would seem a bit redundant and waste a ton of space.

        0 points
        • Michel van Heest, 1 year ago

          Yes you're right Kevin, adding Windows is the first thing in the next release :) stay tuned!

          0 points
  • Ben Pepin, 1 year ago

    This is awesome! Thank you.

    2 points
  • Gabriel Sturk, 1 year ago

    Well done!

    Could you make a hover state for each row? It would be easier to see which description belongs to which command. :)

    1 point
    • , 1 year ago

      Awesome request Gabriel! Thanks for the feedback, just put it on my feature list :) Have a nice day!

      1 point
  • , 1 year ago

    The moment when a large German magazine writes an article about your website: http://t3n.de/news/website-zeigt-shortcuts-webgeeks-873488/

    1 point
  • Philipp Lehmann, 1 year ago

    How can I participate?

    1 point
  • K. D., 1 year ago

    I am using this tool on my mac - CheatSheet if you press ⌘ command key, the tool shows list of short-cuts of active application.

    1 point
  • Taylor PalmerTaylor Palmer, 1 year ago

    Nice idea. Congrats!

    1 point
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 1 year ago

    Nice. You know what would make a service like this really useful IMO? To have it as a native menubar app you can search through. Opening up a web browser, going to this site, clicking on Sketch then doing CMD + F is more hassle than just googling the shortcut and I would not see myself reaching for this when needing a shortcut.

    1 point
    • Michel van Heest, 1 year ago

      Thanks for your feedback Cristian! I think you have a really valid point there and I will take it in consideration! Thanks and I hope you can still get some use out of it

      3 points
      • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 1 year ago

        I might.

        0 points
      • Greg WolffGreg Wolff, 1 year ago

        This is actually already a native feature in Mac OS. If you press Command + Shift + / in any app, type the shortcut you want to use and then hit the down arrow—you can see exactly where the option is on the context menu and its shortcut.

        2 points
    • Tom CTom C, 1 year ago

      Heard of Cheatsheet?

      3 points
  • Helen VlingHelen Vling, 1 year ago

    Actually had an idea similar to this a while back but never worked on it hahaha. Congrats on launching it, upvoted on PH!

    1 point
    • , 1 year ago

      Thanks Helen! I hope you get some use out of it even while you didn't build it yourself! If you have any feedback, tool requests or feature requests please let me know via Twitter or here in the comments :)

      0 points
  • Lucas DebelderLucas Debelder, 1 year ago

    Great idea, upvoted on PH and bookmarked!

    1 point
  • Peter Lundblad, 1 year ago

    this is great! thanks for sharing.

    1 point
  • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, 1 year ago

    This is fantastic Michel- really great idea and well laid out! :)

    1 point
  • Jonathan NemargutJonathan Nemargut, 1 year ago

    Are the greyed out apps coming soon?

    0 points
    • Michel van Heest, 1 year ago

      Yess, working on them :) you can expect them in the future, feel free to reach out if you're missing some so I can add them!

      0 points
  • Dima Blover, 1 year ago

    Interesting project. BTW maybe you know how can I change shortcuts from Sketch. For example, I change hide/view layers to cmd+shift+v, but it doesn't work. Also, I change group layers from cmd+g to cmd+shift+b, it's definitely better for me, but all my changes are not working. WHY?

    0 points
  • , 1 year ago

    Hi everybody, thanks for upvoting and commenting on Shortcuts.design. If you have any questions left, feel free to reach out to me via Twitter. Cheers and make sure to use Shortucts.design!

    0 points