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The application launcher with a 50,000 foot view
Bevy is an application launcher that shows all of your applications in a single window that can be opened with a global hot key, from the menu bar, by mousing over a corner or edge of the screen, or by clicking its dock icon. Bevy automatically searches a list of standard application locations and creates a visual group for each folder in the list. In addition, you can modify the list and add your own unique application locations. To help you quickly find the application you're looking for, a key press will highlight applications with matching names or you can drag-and-drop a file to highlight compatible applications. How cool is that? In addition, you can hide rarely used apps and un-installers so they won't clutter your window. And Bevy is always up-to-date because it uses Spotlight to keep track of changes so you don't have to.
What's New in Version 1.0.10
Fixed - Fixed error handling in color sorting code that could cause a crash when scanning app icons (usually at startup)
Changed - Improved handling of key presses
Changed - Command-W, Escape and Command-Period will now close any window or sheet
Changed - When filtering app names with the keyboard, Escape and Command-Period now clear your entry, then either will close the window if pressed again
Changed - You can use the delete key when filtering app names with the keyboard
Changed - Controls and group dividers are now drawn in black when the window background is completely transparent
Changed - Rescan All Apps will now force a reload of all app icons instead of reusing existing icons. This can be used to fix an application icon that becomes generic after that application updates itself (using Sparkle or another built-in mechanism).
much better than the dock
Coming from Windows XP, I was missing the Start Menu / Programs selection. The Bevy App Launch / Manager is truly useful for me . Thanks.