LaunchBar for Mac

LaunchBar for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 303 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    11,806
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $35.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    9.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    36
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Launchers

Editors' Review

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LaunchBar for Mac enables you to initiate file or Web searches, or many other processes with just a few keystrokes.

Pros

Myriad possibilities: With LaunchBar, you can do everything from opening apps to browsing online and more.

Lots of Help: You will receive an initial tutorial and additional Help resources, so that you get the most out of the robust app.

Cons

Learning curve: There is a pretty steep learning curve for this app if you really want to get the most out of it. The Help resources are useful, but it will take time to learn how to best use the full functionality of this program.

Bottom Line

LaunchBar can really revolutionize the way you use your computer. Once you get the hang of all available features, you'll really appreciate all this program can do.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of LaunchBar for Mac 6.1.3.

 
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User Reviews
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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 6.1.6
  • Fixed a crash when using the Wikipedia search action.
  • Fixed an issue where rounded corners were not updated in some themes.
  • Fixed an issue when adding OmniWeb or Opera bookmarks rule to the index.
  • Web bookmarks indexing no longer creates search templates for URLs containing an asterisk.
General
Publisher Objective Development
Publisher web site http://www.obdev.at/
Release Date December 15, 2014
Date Added December 15, 2014
Version 6.1.6
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.84MB
File Name LaunchBar-6.1.6.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,806
Downloads Last Week 36
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $35

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