An app launcher that does not open in dock?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gødspeed, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. gødspeed macrumors regular

    gødspeed

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    Is there a good app launcher that stays entirely in the top right system bar area, and does not need to be open in the dock to work? I'm very finicky about what's in my dock, and don't like having background utilities showing up in it.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It depends on what "background utilities" you're referring to. Which ones?
     
  3. mixel macrumors 65816

    mixel

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    Butler, it has a tiny memory footprint, also does a great job of itunes controlling, multiple clipboard managing and other things.. Doesn't appear in the dock.

    http://manytricks.com/butler/
     
  4. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Another thumbs up for butler - i love it, also great for remembering keystrokes, such as password logins. (I know some people will mention security, but it is not an issue for me).
     
  5. M.a.r.k. macrumors member

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  6. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    aLunch is great! The website is not all in English, but the app. is great and very intuitive.
     
  7. ryanide macrumors 6502

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    overflow

    I like Overflow, but it's icon does sit in the dock. However it is easy to customize and use with hot keys or a button on my wacom tablet.
     
  8. birch25 macrumors regular

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    LaunchBar, Quicksilver, Butler, Alfred, and (of course) Spotlight all can run without a dock icon. Some of them have an option burried in the preferences.
     

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