Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  Lion & Mountain Lion compatible
  Version (Release Notes)
   
The fastest way to open applications, documents, and folders.

LaunchMagic is the premier launch manager for Mac OS X. Its one-of-a-kind design delivers an extraordinarily fast and efficient way to open applications, documents, and folders. It will literally change the way you use your computer.



 
 
CONTENTS
                 
LaunchMagic
The completely unobtrusive LaunchMagic is always ready.
  Documents & Folders
Open favorite documents and folders as well as apps.
  Menu Bar Access
Access key program features from the menu bar.
  Documents
See the documents related to the selected application.
  Instant Quick Look Previews
View the contents of documents without opening.
                 
Icon & List Formats
View the File List in Icon or List formats.
  Document Searching
Instantly filter long lists of documents.
  The Blaster
The fastest, easiest way to open applications, documents & folders.
  Adaptive Searching
Find the right item with just a few keystrokes.
  Shortcuts
Assign custom shortcuts to your apps, docs, and folders.
                 
Docks
Organize your favorite apps, docs, & folders on multiple docks.
  Features
A complete list of features.
           
                 

LaunchMagic: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6…

Unlike other launch utilities, LaunchMagic is completely unobtrusive. It doesn't have task bars or docks constantly taking up precious screen space or popping out from the side of the screen on accident. LaunchMagic only appears when you need it and then instantly disappears when you’re finished.

LaunchMagic shows you all of your applications regardless of where they are on your computer. Simply double-click an application to launch it or type the first few letters of its name and press Return.
 



  NEW! Documents & folders.

LaunchMagic is not limited to just applications. You can also add and access documents and folders that you frequently use.



NEW! Menu bar access.

A LaunchMagic icon appears in your menu bar to give you convenient accesss to important program features. Your keyboard shortcuts are also displayed in case you forget one of them.

BONUS! As an added bonus, the items you add to the Docks at the bottom of LaunchMagic also show up in this menu so you can easily open them.
 



  Your documents at your fingertips.

LaunchMagic makes it fast and easy to launch an application and open a document at the same time. Whenever you select an application, the File List shows you all of the documents related to that application. Your most recently opened documents will appear at the top of the list (or you can sort them alphabetically). Simply double-click the document to open it with the selected application.



NEW! Instant previews.

Press the space bar to instantly see a Quick Look preview of the selected document without actually opening the document. The preview will also show you where the document is located on your computer.

Use the Preview Lock feature to automatically see the preview whenever you select a document.
 



  NEW! Icon & list formats.

You can choose to view files in the File List in an icon format or list format. Choose the format that suits you.



NEW! Document searching.

If you're looking for a particular document in the File List and it contains hundreds or thousands of files, you can use the search field to narrow down the list.
 



The Blaster.
If you're familiar with the Command-Tab hot key for switching between your running applications, then you already know how to use the Blaster. Simply press a special keyboard shortcut and your favorite applications, documents, and folders appear on your screen. Press the special keyboard shortcut again until the item you want to open is selected and presto, the item will open. It's fast, easy, and fun! You'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

NEW! The Blaster now contains a Dock selector button so you can choose the Dock whose items you wish to view in the Blaster.




Adaptive searching.

Start to type the name of the item you wish to open. As you type, only the items that match your search phrase will be displayed. Amazingly, it usually only takes two or three keystrokes to find the item you're looking for. For example, you can partially or fully enter the following words to find the “ColorSync Utility”:

• Color • ColorSync • ColorSync Utility
• Sync • Utility  

Similarly, you can enter the following abbreviations to find this application:

• csu — the capital letters in the name
• cu — the first letter of each word in the name
 


  Take a shortcut.

LaunchMagic maintains a list of abbreviations, words, and phrases called shortcuts that it associates with each applications, document, and folder. You can view these shortcuts, edit them, or even add your own. This means you can can add custom shortcuts for items that you frequently launch. Plus, the software automatically learns new shortcuts as you use them.

Suppose, you frequently launch the “GarageBand” application and want to assign a really simple shortcut for it. In this case, you could add a shortcut like "gg" to it that's really easy to type.


A Dock for your favorites.
LaunchMagic has a special region called the Dock which you can customize with items that you frequently use. You can create multiple docks so you can categorize your stuff. The items in your Docks are also available from the LaunchMagic icon in the menu bar.

Why is LaunchMagic the best launch manager for Mac? Here's 30 reasons...
Zero Setup automatically finds all of your applications Smart Search adaptively finds your applications and learns File List shows documents related to application Multiple docks can be customized with favorites
Animated interface adds "cool" factor Editable Shortcuts for custom launching Redesigned interface is streamlined and beautiful Press a keyboard shortcut of your choice to activate LaunchMagic
Move the mouse to a hot corner of your choice to activate Exclusion list so you can ignore certain applications Unobtrusive design only appears when you need it Use the Blaster keyboard shortcut to quickly open items
Get Info window shows comprehensive file info Exclude specific paths from automatic application searches Option to specify paths for automatic application searches Limit application searches to the system volume
Auto-detects if older copies of the software are running Show the selected application in the Finder Sort items by name or last opened date Zoom items to desired size including jumbo size
Menu bar icon for convenient access Search documents in the built-in File List Quick Look previews of documents without opening them Choose from Icon or List formats for File List
Lock the Quick Look Preview so it always shows previews Add documents and folders to LaunchMagic in addition to apps Open apps, documents, and folders in Docks from menu bar Includes a Welcome window with Getting Started video
Sort files in File List by name or last opened date Built-in database reset makes starting over easy        


 
 
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