LaunchBar for OS X: Quickly Start Applications, Open Documents, Play Music, Compose Emails, Navigate the Web, and Much More

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In this podcast, Piotr Machacz gives us a demonstration of LaunchBar, a Mac application that allows you to quickly start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, navigate the Web, and much more.

LaunchBar is a fast and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Visit the developer’s website for more information and to download a demo, The full version of LaunchBar costs US$35.

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Submitted by chad on Thursday, November 12, 2015

hi just installed launch bar and the right arrow and left arrow are not working for some reason quick nav is turned off