By Giovanni Donelli
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Sapiens is a mouse-gesture activated launcher that predicts the applications you will need.
Sapiens is an application launcher, it helps you access all the applications in your Mac. Sapiens is clever because it learns from you, so unlike any other launcher it predicts the applications you will likely need and offers a visualization of this prediction in an intuitive way.
Sapiens is activated by moving the mouse in a circle (yes, it is a mouse gesture that finally works), therefore touching the keyboard is really the last resort to be used in case you want to search for a specific application.
Sapiens is great for those of us who love the mouse and are tired of launching applications by typing (whether by using Spotlight or any other keyboard-based launcher).
See Sapiens's introductory video at:
What's New in Version 1.3
[+] Dock Icon is optional now
[+] 100% Compatibile with Mac OS X Lion (10.7)
[+] Command-Click on an icon reveal in Finder
[+] Forget application functionality improved
[+] Brain memory empty on restart bug fixed
This app is pretty cool! It seems that it should have came with the computer since its so intuitive. I like the fact it could open up with just one mouse gesture and then a few keystroke could give the app I want. I have tried dragging a document such as a RTF document into Word instead of opening default of TextEdit, which is really helpful. So far its working really well with apps I often use pop up on the main layout. I am currently testing out the Trinity and the Mini layouts. Definitely a useful productivity app.
The Perfect App is back to being Perfect.
With the most recent update, Sapiens is now perfect. With the addition of not having to clutter your taskbar with the Sapiens icon and the few remaining bugs taken care of, Sapiens is probably the most functional and useful app launcher for everyone…especially for those who like to use their trackpads more then key commands. Definitely worth the money. Thanks for the update, couldn't be happier.
The productivity boost this little launcher provides is immense, and its GUI is intuitive. It was that way years ago, when it was first made available, and it is that way once again.
While I don't know why it took so long for the developer to make a Snow Leopard keyboard compatible version, I'm glad to finally switch back to this launcher. It's fantastic.