LaunchBar

LaunchBar 6.9

Immediately access and open files or programs on your Mac.
4.4  (5 votes)
6.10 (See all)

LaunchBar is more than just a tool for locating and opening files or programs on your Mac. With its help, you can immediately find information online, make calculations, handle files on your computer, manage clipboard items, access contact details, and so much more.

A setup assistant will guide you every step of configuring some basic tool settings. The first thing you need to do is to define a global hotkey for immediately displaying LaunchBar's search screen on your desktop. Then, every time you will need to search certain info, file or utility, simply type the correspondent keywords in the program's search bar and hit the Enter key.

In the Index window of the utility, you will find a wide range of search templates and you can configure their correspondent settings according to your needs. In addition, the program provides you with a statistics report that's being based on the features you use most often.

The only thing missing from this utility is a built-in help manual which might prove to be of good use to beginners. The only guide you can get is on the homepage of the developer and it's created for a previous version (LaunchBar 5). According to the info from the developer's website "The Help for LaunchBar 6 is already in the works and will be available soon.". Still, after spending some time to test the program's capabilities, you will see that working with LaunchBar isn't that difficult.

In conclusion, you should give LaunchBar a try if you're looking for a way to boost up your productivity while working on your Mac. It's feature-rich, works flawlessly, and comes with a fair price.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary

Pros

  • Brings you an effective search tool
  • Helps you immediately find and open files or programs
  • You can easily access contacts, reminders, and events on your Mac
  • Provides you with a report based on the features you use most often

Cons

  • Could use a built-in help guide
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