LaunchMagic v4.0.6 for MacOSX | 37.8 Mb
Robust application launching utility
LaunchMagic is the premier launch manager for Mac OS X. Its one-of-a-kind design delivers an extraordinarily fast and efficient way to open applications, documents, and folders. It will literally change the way you use your computer. Unlike other launch utilities, LaunchMagic is completely unobtrusive. It doesn't have task bars or docks constantly taking up precious screen space or popping out from the side of the screen on accident. LaunchMagic only appears when you need it and then instantly disappears when youę®e finished. LaunchMagic shows you all of your applications regardless of where they are on your computer. Simply double-click an application to launch it or type the first few letters of its name and press Return. LaunchMagic 4 is the official successor to F10 Launch Studio.
NEW! Documents & folders
ę?aunchMagic is not limited to just applications. You can also add and access documents and folders that you frequently use.
NEW! Menu bar access
ę³ LaunchMagic icon appears in your menu bar to give you convenient accesss to important program features. Your keyboard shortcuts are also displayed in case you forget one of them.
BONUS! As an added bonus, the items you add to the Docks at the bottom of LaunchMagic also show up in this menu so you can easily open them.
Your documents at your fingertips
ę?aunchMagic makes it fast and easy to launch an application and open a document at the same time. Whenever you select an application, the File List shows you all of the documents related to that application. Your most recently opened documents will appear at the top of the list (or you can sort them alphabetically). Simply double-click the document to open it with the selected application.
NEW! Instant previews
ę?ress the space bar to instantly see a Quick Look preview of the selected document without actually opening the document. The preview will also show you where the document is located on your computer.
Use the Preview Lock feature to automatically see the preview whenever you select a document.
NEW! Icon & list formats
ę?ou can choose to view files in the File List in an icon format or list format. Choose the format that suits you.
NEW! Document searching
ę¾f you're looking for a particular document in the File List and it contains hundreds or thousands of files, you can use the search field to narrow down the list.
ę¾f you're familiar with the Command-Tab hot key for switching between your running applications, then you already know how to use the Blaster. Simply press a special keyboard shortcut and your favorite applications, documents, and folders appear on your screen. Press the special keyboard shortcut again until the item you want to open is selected and presto, the item will open. It's fast, easy, and fun! You'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
NEW! The Blaster now contains a Dock selector button so you can choose the Dock whose items you wish to view in the Blaster.
ę?tart to type the name of the item you wish to open. As you type, only the items that match your search phrase will be displayed. Amazingly, it usually only takes two or three keystrokes to find the item you're looking for. For example, you can partially or fully enter the following words to find the ę olorSync Utility? Color, ColorSync, ColorSync Utility, Sync, Utility. Similarly, you can enter the following abbreviations to find this application: csu ?the capital letters in the name, cu ?the first letter of each word in the name.
Take a shortcut
ę?aunchMagic maintains a list of abbreviations, words, and phrases called shortcuts that it associates with each applications, document, and folder. You can view these shortcuts, edit them, or even add your own. This means you can can add custom shortcuts for items that you frequently launch. Plus, the software automatically learns new shortcuts as you use them. Suppose, you frequently launch the ęarageBand?application and want to assign a really simple shortcut for it. In this case, you could add a shortcut like "gg" to it that's really easy to type.
A Dock for your favorites
ę?aunchMagic has a special region called the Dock which you can customize with items that you frequently use. You can create multiple docks so you can categorize your stuff. The items in your Docks are also available from the LaunchMagic icon in the menu bar.
Key features of "LaunchMagic":?
ę?ero Setup automatically finds all of your applications
ę?mart Search adaptively finds your applications and learns
ę»ile List shows documents related to application
ę? ultiple docks can be customized with favorites
ę³nimated interface adds "cool" factor
ę¹ditable Shortcuts for custom launching
ę?edesigned interface is streamlined and beautiful
ę?ress a keyboard shortcut of your choice to activate LaunchMagic
ę? ove the mouse to a hot corner of your choice to activate
ę¹xclusion list so you can ignore certain applications
ę?nobtrusive design only appears when you need it
ę?se the Blaster keyboard shortcut to quickly open items
ę¼et Info window shows comprehensive file info
ę¹xclude specific paths from automatic application searches
ę??ption to specify paths for automatic application searches
ę?imit application searches to the system volume
ę³uto-detects if older copies of the software are running
ę?how the selected application in the Finder
ę?oom items to desired size including jumbo size
ę? enu bar icon for convenient access
ę?earch documents in the built-in File List
ę?uick Look previews of documents without opening them
ęµhoose from Icon or List formats for File List
ę?ock the Quick Look Preview so it always shows previews
ę³dd documents and folders to LaunchMagic in addition to apps
ę??pen apps, documents, and folders in Docks from menu bar
ę¾ncludes a Welcome window with Getting Started video
ę?ort files in File List by name or last opened date
ę“uilt-in database reset makes starting over easy
WHAT'S NEW Version 4.0.6:
ę³dded OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) compatibility.
ę¾ntel, Mac OS X 10.7 or later.