Collin Donnell

April 14, 2021

Add a command palette to any macOS app

Do you know how some apps (Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Nova) have a shortcut you can type to bring up a command palette to do more quickly get to menu items? Paletro is an app that adds that functionality to every app on macOS.

I've been using it for a few days now, and it's been incredibly convenient. On top of accessing menu items, Paletro also has adds new functionality to some apps — such as Open in Terminal in Finder. 
Something else I love is that Services also show up in the palette. Services are incredibly powerful, but since normally they can only be triggered from a menu item or keyboard shortcut, I rarely use them.

There's a lot more, like adding your own app extensions, creating a blacklist of apps Paletro shouldn't show up in (apps that have their own palette), and pretty much everything else you'd want an app like this to do.

Paletro is available for purchase on its own website for $6.99 (way too cheap) and in Setapp.


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