Shorts Lite

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Shorts Lite is freeware. Current version is: 3.0. Shorts is a program that lets you change Microsoft's Windows five preconfigured shortcuts in all of the open/save dialogues. You can save your own shortcut settings as different groups which makes saving to different folders easier and faster. Shorts Lite is designed to work in all Microsoft Office applications.

Shorts was born out of the frustration of having to choose different network folders when saving or opening images in Photoshop. If you work with larger projects this can be a real timesaver, simply add your project folders to a new group in Shorts and then you have your shortcuts ready. Once you start using it you'll get addicted. Get rid of "My Documents" once and for all! You can have an unlimited number of shortcuts-groups and switch instantly between them with a right-click.

When to use Shorts

In Photshop, Illustrator & Indesign. Proven to be very useful!
Audio software: Cubase, Sonar, Wavelab, Winamp. Also proven to be very useful, especially in larger projects.

Shorts is not limited to any software. As long as the program uses windows default open and save dialogues and shortcuts it can change them. Shorts is also designed to work with the Office family (wich has its own open and save dialogues)

What does it look like?

Windows default open/save dialogue (click to enlarge)

Open & save dialogue changed with shorts (click to enlarge)