Pheil: Keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips

Erin Pheil
Time for Cake

Online Tool of the Week: KeyRocket

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Keyboard shortcuts can save you lots of time.

But we use them once, maybe twice, then we forget them. And we can’t remember where we read about them. And that shortcut list we clipped out and taped to the bottom of the monitor fell behind the desk and it’s been a long day so we don’t want to crawl back there to find it.

Enter KeyRocket: an efficient, easy, easy, easy, and fast way to learn keyboard shortcuts that’ll save you time when you’re working in Gmail, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or Outlook.

Via unobtrusive notifications, KeyRocket lets you know whenever you take mouse-click actions for which you could have more quickly and efficiently used a keyboard shortcut.

KeyRocket costs $29 and comes with free updates for a year, phone and email support, and a personal statistics dashboard.

Learn more here: or dive right in and grab the free KeyRocket Chrome plugin for Gmail here:

Grab Bag: Your Five Random Links From Around the Web

1. Thanks to Google Wallet’s integration with Gmail — and so long as you’re 18 years of age or older — you’ll soon be able to securely send money to friends and family (in the United States) without ever having to leave your Gmail inbox. Check out the intro video here. Pretty sweet.

2. Perhaps it’s because I’m vegan, perhaps it’s because I’m getting older, or perhaps it’s because I’m just not cool, but I admit it: I truly had no idea there exists a market for bacon shaving cream.

3. A fresh definition and totally new way of thinking about your business website’s Return on Investment.

4. One of a kind, totally customized, beautiful wedding stationery that matches your style and personality. A few additional details for the curious: letterpress options are available, the designer works for couples with a variety of budgets, and typical orders take 2–6 weeks to complete (depending on the printing process and size of your order, though rush delivery options are available).

5. A California startup is developing camera technology that will allow mobile devices, computers and TVs to detect and actually respond to users’ facial expressions, eye movements, gestures — and even gender. Check out the three demo videos here to catch a glimpse of the future.

Erin Pheil is the owner of TimeForCake Creative Media—the Web Strategy company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at or email Erin at

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