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LaunchBar for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 303 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.11
  • Total Downloads:
    12,048
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 05, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (7 different items per session); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    9.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Mac
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  • Current Version

    5.0

    out of 22 votes

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    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
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  • All Versions

    4.8

    out of 303 votes

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    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 6
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5 stars

"243K of pure..."

June 05, 2003  |  By imon--2008

 |  Version: LaunchBar 3.2.11

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
os X nirvana. the app that *will* change the way you work. if i had to be shipwrecked on a desert island with a single shareware app...

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5 stars

"LaunchBar is the best!"

July 17, 2011  |  By showle

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.1.3

Pros

Easy to use and most convenient.

Cons

None come yo mind

Summary

Most useful app.

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4 stars

"A must have product"

July 10, 2011  |  By berglouiTecra

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.1.2

Pros

When I work on my PC I miss this application. Being able to launch an application rapidly is a big time saver. I do not use all the features, just the launching of applications.

Cons

Nothing negative

Summary

Buy it

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5 stars

"Works Great"

April 26, 2011  |  By rjmah144

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.0.4

Pros

After you understand that it wants to understand you, its on!

Cons

Not with this app

Summary

It is great. Spend time with it in your 30 day trial. It can seem complicated at first but it is the smoothest "do anything you want with a few key stokes" app ever. I love being able to move files around in the back with just a few strokes (no more dragging).

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4 stars

"Great Product"

April 17, 2011  |  By milano6256

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.0.4

Pros

Works as advertised

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

Great Product

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5 stars

"Unparalleled"

February 17, 2011  |  By gdfrost

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.0.4

Pros

More useful than any other.

Cons

None I can think of.

Summary

An indispensable application for fast navigation through the hierarchies of drives, files, folders.

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5 stars

"Must have"

December 01, 2009  |  By Pacoloco

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Hate being on a computer without it.

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5 stars

"Superb product."

November 15, 2009  |  By igamogam

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
When I use other Macs I am lost without this software.

LaunchBar can do what other launchers do but the other stuff is just amazing. I haven't used spotlight directly in nearly two years (which is a blessing) and the ability to jump between locations, folders, programs and projects easily without having to think cannot be replicated easily using another launcher as far as I know.

Superb!

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5 stars

"Easy to use; gets you to an app or doc very quickly."

September 15, 2009  |  By highbob7

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.0rc4

Pros

So easy to use; it's intuitive.

Cons

Difficult to configure sometimes for those apps or docs that the program does not automatically jump to with its own very base AI.

Summary

Great addition to the finder. Gets you to the program or document that you want very quickly. If you're a touch typist, or if you prefer to use your keyboard to get where you're going, Launchbar is a must-have app.

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5 stars

"The MUST have util!"

July 07, 2009  |  By vanrey

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.0rc3

Summary

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The most useful utility I know!

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5 stars

"Essential piece of software"

December 31, 2008  |  By SJJ

 |  Version: LaunchBar 5.0 beta 3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Not sure where the previous reviewer is coming from but in my experience, with well over 100,000 documents on my drive, Spotlight is virtually useless. Being able to locate key folders and documents almost instantly, without having to scroll through endless lists is just "expected behaviour" from this fantastic application. Now, with all the other add-ons - access to the Services menu in particular - makes this the very first application I install during a clean system install.

Wouldn't run a Mac without it.

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What's new in version 3.2.11
  • LaunchBar no longer becomes active upon "Hide" or "Quit" of other applications. When you activate an application via LaunchBar you can now simply hide that app to switch back to the previously active application (this behavior could already be achieved by running LaunchBar as a background application, which is now no longer necessary).
  • The "Get/Drop Finder Selection" command now also works with single folder selections in Finder's column view (this didn't work before due to a Finder bug).
  • Addresses an issue with the Camino bookmark parser (some bookmarks were not recognized).
  • Improved Address Book Scanner: Using "Company" or "Job Title" if no name is available.
  • When a folder path is copied or dragged from LaunchBar, a trailing slash character is now appended to the path.
  • The "Sound Files" filetype definition has been extended by AAC file types ("m4a" and "m4p" audio files created with iTunes 4).
  • The "Movie Files" filetype definition has been extended by MPEG file types.
  • The shortcut of the Preferences menu item has been changed to Command-,
  • Entering characters without their diacritical marks now also works properly with stroked Latin characters.
General
Publisher Objective Development
Publisher web site http://www.obdev.at/
Release Date June 05, 2003
Date Added June 05, 2003
Version 3.2.11
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.1/10.2/10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 9.8MB
    File Name External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 12,048
    Downloads Last Week 3
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 7 different items per session
    Price $19.95

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