Shortcut

pswiderski,
Suggestion for you opening an App in Mac as a shortcut.
Drag your Apps to the DOCK. The DOCK will make an alias of the app. When you want to open an App, just go the the Doc and open it with a click. You will still have to use a mouse to do this. Quick and easy. What could be simpler? Sorry you hate to use a mouse. Get used to it!

Kevin