Chronos LaunchMagic v4.0.2 | Mac OS X | 35.6 MB
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 you’re 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.
LaunchMagic is not limited to just applications. You can also add and access documents and folders that you frequently use.
NEW! Menu bar access.
A 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.
LaunchMagic 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.
Press 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.
You 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.
If 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.
If 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.
Start 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 “ColorSync 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.
LaunchMagic 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 “GarageBand” 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.
LaunchMagic 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.