Do you work in a windows dominant environment? Are your network drives packed with Windows Shortcuts that point to directories and documents? Are you tired of starting a windows machine just to change your windows domain password? Do you want to copy path names to an email? Here is the answer: WinShortcutter!
WinShortcutter is a collection of small and useful
utilities that are primarily focused at people working in a windows dominant office environment with a weak Mac support.
The latest release is for Mountain Lion only. Please use one of the earlier versions when using and older version of MacOS X (see downloads on the right side).
Easy to Use
WinShortcutter comes with a proper installer and works right out of the box.
- Check out the new Browser Extensions: On web pages containing links to local files or shared file ("file://"), clicking the link will open it via WinShortcutter's Windows Link function. Please note that you will first have to install the extension in WinShortcutter's System Preferences.
- Works with Mountain Lion: Code is signed and works with Gatekeeper setting "Mac App Store and identified developers"
- New Quicklook feature: Quicklook will show, where the Shortcut points to!
- Enhanced Mapping feature with arbitrary path. See Description below for a detailed explanation
- Clicking on a windows style shortcut (.lnk File) will follow the link. If the shortcut points to a folder, a new finder window will be opened, if the shortcut points to a file, the file will be loaded with the default application for the file. If the shortcut points to a file on the network, the corresponding drive will automatically be mounted, if needed.
- WinShortcutter Services and context menus (compatible with Snow Leopard and up):
- You can open a textual link sent to you by a windows user by using the service or context menu.
- The finder context menu has a menu item to copy filename paths into the clipboard. You can then
- paste the text into an email. If the mapping paths is enabled, WinShortcutter will now also do a reverse mapping.
- Note that you will have to enable the Service in the preferences.
- Windows Domain Passwords can be changed using the WinShortcutter System Preferences.
- Path Copy can also produce Paths with backslashes (\) for windows! This behavior is configurable in the System Preferences
- Support for CIFS drives.
- Alias can be generated with Command double-click, without activating in the System Preferences
What's New in Version 3.5?
- Added Support for Mountain Lion. Code is signed and works with Gatekeeper setting "Mac App Store and identified developers"
- Added new Menu Option "Copy URL to Clipboard"
- Added possibility to open links directly in the Web Browser (Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome) by left click
- Improved installer which enforces Log Out after installation
What's New in Version 3.2?
- Support for MacOS Lion
- Support for other character code sets (e.g. Greek)
- Improved path detection (file URLs now work with an arbitrary number of slashes)
- Various bugfixes (please read included Readme file for details)
What's New in Version 2.3.1?
- Fixed a bug in copying paths, when mount points contained spaces
- Fixed a problem, where WinShortcutter could enter an infinite loop in very rare cases
- Support for DFS (AdmitMAC and DAVE)
- The context menu in the finder now does not display the full path anymore, just a generic "Copy Path to Clipboard"
|WinShortcutter is Freeware
WinShortcutter is free. Your support is still gratefully appreciated. Donations will solely be invested into further cool Lobotomo software.
Intel only, Mac OS X 10.8 or higher (earlier versions available for older versions of MacOS X)
Many thanks to Nathan Day for providing NDAlias for use in WinShortcutter.