Post your Application Launcher.

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  1. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Hello everyone. I got a new thread today. Post your Application Launcher and why do you use/like it.

    Sapiens 1.1
    -> I like it because it has a nice user interface and can activate it from anywhere on the screen/space. It also has a neat search feature, without mentioning, it "predicts" what app you will open, and shows it in the middle of it.
     
  2. jakdominance macrumors member

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    Quicksilver

    I use Quicksilver. I like it because it is lightweight, and has plugins for many tedious tasks other than application launching. And I love the Abracadabra feature. Unfortunately, I think any new development (like a Spaces plugin would be beautiful with mouse gestures) is dead, and I'm looking for something else that has similar features.
     
  3. jmre5150 macrumors member

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    LaunchBar

    I used to use Quicksilver, but LaunchBar just feels more natural and more polished.
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Spotlight. I tried Quiksilver but just didn't like it.
     
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  6. wesg macrumors regular

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    Butler for me. I've customized it so heavily that I can't imagine using anything else.

    - Search multiple engines with a single keystroke
    - pause Quicktime from any application
    - force drives to unmount
    - find most used folders quickly
    - pause iTunes
    - single keystroke to sleep
    - single keystroke to switch users
     
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  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Sapiens looks very cool and im sure a lot of people love using it but its just not for me.

    i like simple stuff and will usually just use the stock OS features as theyre already there. so i use the Dock mostly, Spotlight and an Application stack set in list mode.

    atm after the Dock i use the Application Stack as its faster than Spotlight as im only on 1 GB of Memory (a stick died). just click type and press enter!
     
  9. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    Spotlight +1

    Been trying to get myself to use QuickSilver, but it has some problems with Leopard, and does seem being abandoned...
     
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    Spotlight. I tried QuickSilver and didn't care for it.
     
  12. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    Quicksilver all the way. Can't function without it.
     

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  13. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    My Dock.

    Seriously, I just keep my Applications folder on the right hand side of the Dock dividing line, and click my mouse on it for a short second, then select my app. What could be easier?
     
  14. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with this too. I use Spotlight to launch apps if my fingers are on the keyboard in the touch-type position; but if my hand is on the mouse or the trackpad, it's faster to click the app in the Dock.
     
  15. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    I just use my applications folder as a stack in my dock. I don't want to get attached or dependant on something that I can't necessarily have on every Mac I use, if that makes any sense.
     
  16. dlcmh macrumors newbie

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    Spotlight for me, which I use to launch applications and open frequently-accessed files.
     
  17. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    This thread is a few weeks old (after having been resurrected from its March grave)...yadda yadda yadda


    ...I use Spotlight but I'm interested in trying out LaunchBar. I tried to use QS but couldn't get into it other than launching apps.
     
  18. Cantello macrumors member

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    I use Butler, but without customising it so heavily as mentioned in #6, though.
     
  19. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Launchbar just came out with a new version 5 beta that adds some nice features you folks may want to check out.
     
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  21. QueenZ macrumors 6502

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    I use cmd + space works really great ;) And no need to install any additional apps ;)
     

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