By Nulana LTD
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Launcher speeds up the way you work on your Mac!
✓ Application Launcher
There are several ways to launch applications.
You can simply start typing the application name in the search string and you’ll immediately get the list of apps displayed in alphabetical order.
You can use abbreviations, for example, “qtp” for QuickTime Player, “ab” for the Address Book, “rml” for Remind Me Later.
Finally you can manually assign a handy command to specific app to launch it.
✓ File Browser with QuickLook option
The built-in File Browser provides a fast and easy way to navigate through your folders and files.
Start query with / or ~ to browse your Mac, and pick files/folders to open, preview in QuickLook, and reveal in Finder.
✓ Web Searches
Simply send queries to search engines right from the Launcher. All you need is to choose your favourite among the dozens of search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, eBay, Youtube, and Wikipedia and assign them to short or even one-letter commands, for example, "g" - for Google, "e" - for eBay, "w" - for Wikipedia.
The next time you need information enter the command and the search query with a space and Launcher will open your default browser with search results. For example, “e apples” will lead you to an eBay page with the results for “apples”.
Launcher will help you to simplify most common everyday actions like Mute, Play/Pause, Restart, Shutdown and others.
Launcher can be used as a superfast dictionary.
Look up word definitions, choose most suitable meanings and copy them for further use right from the app.
✓ Fast Access to Files, Folders & URLs
Launcher is a flexible replacement for aliases. You can open certain files and folders with simple commands or abbreviations.
URLs can be opened the same way to make your favorite websites easier to reach.
You can execute shell commands without the Terminal.app.
Just assign a shell command, for example, “/usr/bin/say $” to a word of command like “say”. After that Launcher will pronounce anything you enter in query after alias “say”.
✓ Advanced Calculator
Launcher contains a built-in multi-precision calculator that allows you to perform simple and complex calculations.
Enter any expression, e.g., “1/4+1/2”, or “pi”, or “sqr4761” to see the result and copy it for further use in other documents and calculations.
✓ Actions for search results
After the search is completed, Launcher will offer you some actions to perform:
- Reveal in Finder;
- Copy Path.
What's New in Version 2.0
- Stability improvements
- Retina icons
- OS X Mavericks compatibility
- Integrated/discrete video card switch fixed
Loved it, until the most recent update
I use this app every day and all the time. However, with the most recent update, they removed the option to add system commands like: sleep, restart, shutdown etc. Without those, I find that Launcher is not better than the in-built Spotlight and I would just use that instead.