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Tab Launcher

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TabLauncher will help you find and launch your favorite programs, web pages, folders, or any type of files in a fast and easy way.
Taking up fewer resources as possible, and allowing you to personalize the appearance in many ways, by changing colors, images, transparency, animations, and many other options to make it blend in with your desktop.

Here are some of the key features:
•Organize icons using tabs.
•Add as many tabs as you like on any edge of any screen.
•Easily adjust the position of the icons, tabs and window with a simple drag.
•Each tab can be personalize by changing the title, font, shadow, shape, color, transparency, icons size and position.
•Tab that automatically displays the currently running applications.
•Tab that shows running application's windows as icons. Option to choose between showing all windows, minimized or off screen.
•Tab that displays the most recently modified files on a specified folder.
•Tab that represents a specified folder. Files added to this tab will be added to the folder and vice versa.
•Music player tab. Add internet radio stations or folders with your music and listen to music all day using very little CPU.
•Customize each icon by changing the image, color, adding a label or crating your own icons.
•Window previews of all running applications. Simply by placing the mouse pointer over the app's icon.
•Global shortcut keys to execute any item on your tabs.
•Launch or quit applications using events such as, system sleep/wake, screen sleep/wake, user log in/out, shut down or timer.
•Scriptable, easily automate TabLauncher using AppleScript.

What's New in Version 2.8.3

Fixed an issue that could cause TabLauncher to crash on older OS X versions


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Customer Reviews

UPDATED: Great app! A Must Buy

Note: This is an updated review after a recent problem that caused Tablauncher to not run was fixed.

Tablauncher is the perfect complement to the Mac user interface. It enables you to create multiple multi-tabbed docs that you can use to organize yourself by task. I have specific tabs for my art, music, and writing that contain the files, folders, URLs, and apps that I use for these respective tasks. It streamlines my work and helps keep everything in easy reach.

My eyes aren’t great any more, so it’s a real help that I can adjust the icon size for the icons in my docks to be comfortable for me.

I have my regulart tabs docked to the top of my screen with auto-hide turned on. So when I want my tabs, I just bump the top of the screen.

This app also offers two special tabs that I use a lot: Running and Windows. The Running tab, as you might expect, shows the currently running apps. The Windows tab shows all of the current windows. With the Running and Windows tabs, it’s easy to switch between active windows and apps without having to switch to the keyboard. I keep these together in a dock on the bottom of my screen. I’ve shrunk the OS X dock down to almost nothing because I don’t use it much. As a result, my Running+Windows dock can share the space across the bottom of my screen with the OS X dock with no conflict.

I haven’t yet tried Tablauncher’s scripting capabilities yet even though I’ve been using it for a few years. Apparently, you can create scripts to automate your regular tasks and assign them to an icon in one of Tablauncher’s docks.

I tried all of Tablauncher’s competition, and there was only one that was as good. And it costs $30! No thannks. I’ll stick with Tablauncher for as long as the developer will keep maintaining it at the current level of quality.

Tab Launcher
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.8.3
  • Size: 6.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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