App Launchers

Discussion in 'macOS' started by snverhallen, Aug 3, 2008.

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What App launcher do use most often?

  1. Spotlight

    12 vote(s)
    38.7%
  2. Butler

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Quicksilver

    10 vote(s)
    32.3%
  4. Namely

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Other

    8 vote(s)
    25.8%
  1. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    What App launcher do you use most often, I have to admit that I use Spotlight the most, it's the most simple for me.

    snverhallen
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

    NotFound

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    #2
    If its not on the dock I almost always just type it into spotlight
     
  3. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    #3
    The OP did not include the Dock. It IS the main app launcher in OS X but anyways I use the Dock first of course, then Stacks and Spotlight last.
     
  4. snverhallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, about that... the Dock slipped my mind.

    snverhallen
     
  5. SimonMW macrumors 6502

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  6. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    I voted other because there was no dock option. Usually I use the the dock. If it is not there I just go to the app folder ( which is oddly enough on the Dock).
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #7
    Ditto between these two -- if it's not on the dock, I 80% spotlight it and 20% expand the apps folder on the dock into a menu and navigate to it from there.
     
  8. acxz macrumors regular

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    Dock, Stacks and Spotlight. I tried Overflow for a while but it seemed kinda pointless with Stacks as a default feature in Leopard.
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #9
    I use quicksilver for app launching and moving stuff around (and I try and take full advantage of just about everything else quicksilver can do), spotlight is for searching!

    Anyway I'd say I use the Dock for 10% of my app launching, just launching quicksilver and checking what apps are open, quicksilver 90% of the time for launching apps. But of course I still use spotlight all the time for finding documents and what not.
     
  10. gusious macrumors 65816

    gusious

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  11. Watabou macrumors 68040

    Watabou

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  12. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    Nothing but nothing but Quicksilver :)

    Although it's not just an app launcher as we all know
     
  13. whatevs macrumors newbie

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    #14
    what about LaunchBar? I find it to be an essential part of my mac.
     
  14. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    #15
    Dock, then spotlight, and maybe just opening up finder and looking for it there
     
  15. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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  16. NickD macrumors 6502a

    NickD

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