August 25, 2012

Shortcutfoo – Start Taking Shortcuts

Learning to take software shortcuts is one of the best ways for programmers to get faster at their jobs. Shortcutfoo is a tool that programmers can use to decrease their keystrokes and get more work done in less time.

To start working faster, just click over to and select the type of editor or software you’re interested in learning more about. Shortcutfoo offers Vim, Sublime, Emacs, TextMate, VisualStudio, Xcode, Command Line, and Photoshop. Hit the Photoshop button, and you’ll be taken to a tutorial and invited to practice some basic Photoshop toolbar shortcuts. Start by practicing some beginning commands, and then move on to drills, which are timed exercises to measure your shortcut accuracy. As you master the beginning drills, Shortcutfoo will provide more advanced drills for you to try. You can click on the Shortcuts tab to review all the shortcuts Shortcutfoo has on file for the particular editor you’re working with and make edits to those shortcuts at any time.

Users who are interested in upgrading to paid accounts can create unlimited shortcuts and unlimited bundles, which are groups of related shortcuts. Users with paid accounts can also unlock pre-built bundles and shortcuts as a way to expand their knowledge even further.

Practical Uses:

  • Improve your coding skills
  • Get better at using Vim shortcuts
  • Spend less time doing basic programming tasks
  • Impress your friends with your knowledge of advanced programming shortcuts

Insider Tips:

  • Shortcutfoo offers lessons for Vim, Sublime, Emacs, TextMate, VisualStudio, XCode, Command Line, and Photoshop
  • Users can add their own shortcuts
  • Drills are timed exercised meant to measure accuracy
  • People with paid plans can create unlimited bundles

What we liked:

  • Shortcutfoo’s interactive drills were created to help coders build muscle memory
  • People with all skill levels can use Shortcutfoo to improve their skills
  • Shortcutfoo offers exercises for a number of different editors
  • People can use Shortcutfoo for free

What we didn’t like:

  • Users have to pay before they can unlock certain pre-built bundles and shortcuts


  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Watson Martin
  • Web site:


  • Paid accounts cost $4.99


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