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Launch applications by name using Applescript
Authored by: wOOge on Jan 21, '04 12:32:56PM

And if you think launch bar rocks, try:

"Another Launcher"

Same abilities as this script, and launchbar - but Donationware of $15!!

check it out:
http://www.petermaurer.de/nasi.php?thema=launcher&sprache=english

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wOOge
http://mac.axonz.com



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Launch applications by name using Applescript
Authored by: sfgecko on Jan 21, '04 03:36:04PM

i agree... Another Launcher is a great app that does what LaunchBar can do and more. it's a little confusing to setup at first, but once you do, you'll realize just how powerful it is. and it's donationware, so you can send a payment to the author if you choose to. after you use it for a while, you'll feel guilty that you didn't.



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Another Launcher was a bit slow
Authored by: jecwobble on Jan 22, '04 10:33:30AM
I have rather simple needs from a user interface standpoint. I tried Another Launcher for a while, and I got the hang of setting it up okay. But aside from the hot-key feature (which I already had from iKey), the 'application launch by typing a few characters' was the only feature I used. I have not tried LaunchBar yet, but this feature in Another Launcher was too slow in my opinion.

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Another Launcher was a bit slow
Authored by: aranor on Jan 22, '04 12:31:45PM

Too slow? LaunchBar is blazingly fast! Try it!



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Another Launcher was a bit slow
Authored by: jecwobble on Jan 22, '04 03:46:07PM
These two app's names are too similar: I said that Another Launcher was a bit slow in my opinion. I said that I had not yet tried LaunchBar.

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Another Launcher was a bit slow
Authored by: feelphree on Jan 24, '04 12:10:13PM

I have used both of these programs and am currently using Anohter Launcher. I agree with some of the other posts that LB is amazing in its simplicity, but with a few tweaks of AL you can get the same functionaity plus have a little more flexibility. AL is a little slow at first as it defaults to searching a good portion of the searchable locations everytime you enter text. If you shorten this list by excluding folders/indicies you don't use then it runs much more quickly. Before I customized this I was thinking about switching back to LB becasue AL was much slower (as others have mentioned), but now it runs just as fast. The display is a little more obtrusive, but I have started using some of the other features and I am really getting into it.

But then again I haven't checked back in on LB to see if there are any new features for a couple of months, maybe it's time...


Bryan



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