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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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