CheatSheet is leaving the Mac App Store

June 28, 2013 in CheatSheet Comments off

After one year and over half a million downloads CheatSheet has to be removed from the Mac App Store.

CheatSheet uses the Accessibility API to read the menus of the current application. To make this work the user has to turn on support for Assistive Devices. CheatSheet shows instructions and guides the user to the System Preferences where the option can be enabled.

This setting is moved to a complete different place in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.9 Maverick. Since Apple will not allow me to post an update (see end of this post), I will remove it before getting trapped in the ✭✩✩✩✩ hell. CheatSheet can’t be sandboxed without breaking its functionality.

CheatSheet has been updated and now also includes the shortcuts to create screenshots.

You can download the latest version for free at

Apple: Your app, CheatSheet, was submitted for review prior to the June 1, 2012 sandbox deadline, but was not approved until after that deadline. As the app was not sandboxed, and was not offered on the Mac App Store prior to the deadline, it was not eligible for “bug fix updates” for apps that don’t implement sandboxing.