LaunchBar for Mac

LaunchBar for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 303 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0 beta 3
  • Total Downloads:
    11,257
  • Date Added:
    December 31, 2008
  • File Size:
    10.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC

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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

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0 beta 3
  • New Clipboard History default action: Paste as Plain Text.
  • The Clipboard History action "Copy and Paste" has been changed to "Paste", so the current clipboard contents are no longer altered when pasting a clipboard history item.
  • Added "Send to" support for Clipboard History items (by pressing the Tab key).
  • Reduced memory footprint of Clipboard History.
  • The Clipboard preferences help button now opens the correct help page.
  • Creating iCal events: Several bug fixes and improvements when entering time and date:
  • The hour/minute separator (colon or dot) can now be omitted in non-ambiguous cases (e.g. Fri 0800-1030). However, it's still necessary to enter the separator in ambiguous cases (Jan 13, 2010 vs. Jan 13, 20:10)
  • Fixed an issue when entering time ranges across noon or midnight (e.g. 10-12.30pm)
  • Fixed an issue when entering only weekday and time (e.g. Fri 7.30pm)
  • Added "Recompress Image" actions.
  • Fixed an issue when dragging multiple files onto LaunchBar's Dock icon.
  • Added missing German localization in software update check.
  • Fixed an issue causing LaunchBar not to hide when started automatically at login.
  • Fixed an issue with Instant Send / Get Finder Selection (Command-G) when there was nothing selected in Finder.
  • The shortcut for "Run in Background" / "Execute in Background" has been changed from Shift-Return to Option-Return to resolve a conflict with the new "Apply last entered text to selected item" feature, which also uses the Shift-Return shortcut.
  • The "Check Spelling While Typing" setting of LaunchBar's input window is now preserved across restarts.
  • Fixed some issues with Asian input methods in LaunchBar's text input field.
  • The ClipMerge sound effect can now be customized by providing one or more sound files in the ~/Library/Application Support/LaunchBar/Sounds/ClipMerge folder. If this folder contains more than one sound file, the sound effect will be chosen randomly.
  • Improved ClipMerge when typing Command-C-C via key repeat (when Command-C is kept pressed until ClipMerge is performed).
  • The Command-Space-Space app switcher can now be cancelled with Escape while the Command key is still pressed.
  • Files can now be sent to Services menu actions via "Send to".
  • Fixed an issue causing launched applications not to become active (occurred only when running LaunchBar without a Dock icon).
  • Fixed a crashing issue when invoking Entourage actions on computers not having Entourage installed.
  • Fixed a rare crashing issue at startup.
General
Publisher Objective Development
Publisher web site http://www.obdev.at/
Release Date December 31, 2008
Date Added December 31, 2008
Version 5.0 beta 3
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Dial-up Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5
Download Information
File Size 10.07MB
File Name LaunchBar-6.1.3.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,257
Downloads Last Week 20
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $19.95

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