Chronos Announces LaunchMagic 4

Chronos Releases LaunchMagic 4

Heber City, Utah - April 19, 2012 -- Chronos Inc. today announced the release of LaunchMagic 4, the successor to F10 Launch Studio and a MAJOR upgrade to its innovative launch manager for Mac OS X.

Chronos invented the full-screen launch manager and first released it as "F10 Launch Studio" to much fanfare at Macworld Expo 2003 in San Francisco, California. Nine years later, Chronos is giving it a simpler name (LaunchMagic) and has made it faster, easier to use, and more powerful. According to Jerry Halls, Vice President of Sales at Chronos, "LaunchMagic 4 polishes every aspect of the software and delivers features requested by our customers. For example, users can now just as easily open documents and folders as applications."


  • NEW! Menu bar access
  • NEW! Support for documents and folders
  • NEW! Document searching
  • NEW! Quick Look previews with full path info
  • NEW! List view format in File List
  • NEW! Dock selector in Blaster
  • NEW! Preview lock
  • NEW! Welcome window with 10 minute Getting Started video
  • NEW! Overhauled Get Info
  • NEW! Database reset
  • NEW! Space bar invocation of previews
  • NEW! Sophisticated-looking selection frame with option to control color
  • NEW! Launch dock items directly from the menu bar
  • NEW! Support for Lion-style scroll bars
  • NEW! Sort button built-in to LaunchMagic
  • NEW! Animated opening/closing of LaunchMagic
  • NEW! Keyboard shortcut to activate Search field
  • NEW! Improved and streamlined all aspects of the interface
  • NEW! The preferences are now accessed directly in LaunchMagic instead of System Preferences
  • NEW! The application is now a 64-bit only application and requires Lion


LaunchMagic is the premier launch manager for Mac OS X. Its unique design delivers an extraordinarily fast, efficient, and visual way to open applications, documents, and folders. It literally changes the way users use their computers by streamlining one of the most commonly performed tasks: opening stuff.


Chronos believes users should have the opportunity to try the software for free before they purchase. A fully functional 30 day trial version can be downloaded from Chronos' web site at <>. LaunchMagic has been attractively priced at $29.99 and is available directly from Chronos. A family pack is also available for $49.99.

Registered F10 Launch Studio 1.x, 2.x, and 3.x customers can upgrade to LaunchMagic 4 for $14.99. See the website for family pack upgrade pricing.

LaunchMagic requires Mac OS X v10.7 or later; and 60MB of available disk space.


Chronos has been developing award-winning Macintosh software since 1993.

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