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Launch applications by name using Applescript
Authored by: webentourage on Jan 21, '04 11:18:08AM
If this hint is even remotely of interest to you, then you need to try LaunchBar. I'm not associated with it in any way other then the fact that I can't use a mac without it. It learns how you work, and makes any hotkey programs seem almost silly. It is amazing. http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/

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Launch applications by name using Applescript
Authored by: magir on Jan 21, '04 11:35:20AM

Thanks for suggesting LaunchBar. I heard of it before but I see no reason for paying 20 USD when I get it for free using an Applescript ;-).



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Launch applications by name using Applescript
Authored by: sharumpe on Jan 21, '04 11:54:18AM

Ahh, but you don't get anywhere near the same level of usefulness with the Applescript as you would with LaunchBar.

Download the demo, and use it for a few hours. I paid the $20 within about an hour of downloading and using the demo. It is the first thing I install on a new machine/OS. Indispensable.

Mr. Sharumpe



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Launch applications by name using Applescript
Authored by: Azark on Jan 21, '04 11:56:28AM

If you think you can do the same as LaunchBar with a simple Script, you're dreaming!
Just try it, it's shareware.
The more you use it, the better it gets.
This is one of the most useful utility for OS X. (As LittleSnitch from Obdev too)
Those guys rocks. IMHO, this is one of the best mac dev crews, with Panic, BareBones, etc.
Definitely worse a try.

I'm not affiliated blah blah

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Launch applications by name using Applescript
Authored by: edoriv on Jan 22, '04 09:44:15AM

While I love and use applescript for many tasks... there is no comparison of an applescript no matter how complex you could try to make and Launchbar... Same here... I tried launchbar and within 1 day HAD to buy it... it's simply the easiest way to launch and app, switch to an app, navigate you drives files, launch bookmarks and email addresses just too sweet...

you see this applescript while nice only launches apps... launchbar actually looks at your bookmarks inside safari or other browser and your contacts in address book and with a simple command space pops up a place to start typing...

as you type it shortens the list of found items :-) hit enter and it launches the item.

or while the list is showing drag and drop a file on it and it will open that file in that app

hold command while hitting enter (return) and it will open a finder window the selected item is in

this is just the very tip of the iceberg!!! it does sooooooo much! you simply HAVE to try it a few days and it wouldn't hurt to actually read the read me because all it can do is not immediately obvious!

if at first you don't realize all it can do and don't think you will like it give it a little longer and really try it out... I doubt many will think it's not worth the $20.00

simply one of the best must haves on os x!



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