You can set certain applications to open certain files by default. For example,
.png with Preview, and
.txt files with TextEdit. However, sometimes you want to open them with alternative applications –
.png with Photoshop, and
.txt with Chocolat
Is there any way to open a file you have selected in the Finder in its respective "alternative application" with a specific keyboard shortcut, for example F1?
It is possible to open files in specific application using a keyboard shortcut with AppleScript via Automator, but I am not aware of a way to open the file in an application depending on the type of file it is.