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Application Wizard provides fast access to applications, documents, folders, and disks. It lets you quickly open, quit, and make applications active, run AppleScripts, and reduce screen clutter by turning on single-application mode.

With Application Wizard you can also browse volumes and favorite folders to quickly open or shared enclosed items, eject and mount disks, check memory usage, and to easily access recent documents, contacts, and your iPhoto or Aperture library. Finally, Application Wizard lets you preview images, music, movies, and documents, and view file properties and metadata.

What's New

Version 3.4.1:
  • On OS X 10.6 or later, the automatic showing and hiding of the menu panel has a lower energy impact now.
  • On OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the icon of the iPhoto Library item has been updated.
  • A bug that could cause Application Wizard to show certain invisible items and stop responding while displaying the contents of volumes has been fixed.


OS X 10.4 or later

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siamlotus Member IconReview+164

One of those "must have" apps for me. Does more than just launch applications. The gold button is very useful for quickly looking at images and videos. Finding songs in your iTunes library is easy when the song plays if you scroll over it. The memory "info" button is useful too.

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Version 3.4.1
Kenm22 Member IconReview+37

Although I use Application Wizard only for Single Application Mode, I find it indispensable. Although there are other pieces of software that provided Single Application Mode, none do it as smoothly, invisibly and without a hitch like Application Wizard.

On the few occasions I have contacted the company they responded quickly, in a friendly manner and directly answering my question. I just wrote to inquire about Mavericks compatibility and shortly thereafter received a response that a new compatible version should be released this month, although Single Application Mode works in the current version.

This company is what all software companies should be like. Good software, good company and good people.

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Version 3.3.4
Leo Spill Member IconReview+258
Leo Spill

A very useful application. Good feature set. An alternative to the 'donationware' Finderpop. Maybe a little too expensive as an impulse purchase. Five to ten would seem a much more seductive opening price. My one concern or caveat, is that the 'four buttons' are just brightly coloured aqua buttons. There should be at least a couple of alternative possibilities within the preference pane. The standard for OS menu items are black and flat. This garish and childlike offering, does let the overall feel of the app down terribly.
Apart from that, it's well worth a try. To see if it enhances your workflow. Grazie e Arrivederci

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Version 3.1
Lesoth0 Member IconReview+208

Absolute brilliant upgrade. Very slick. Works a treat in OSX 10.68, and I love the new customisable Keyboard Shortcuts... especially for the original reason I got this for "Quit All Apps" that can now have a keyboard Shortcut! Awesome!


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Version 3.0
Robotank Member IconComment+968

All the positive comments on this app are very well deserved. Its capabilities are very extensive, far more than just launching and switching apps. For example, its Special menu allows access to customizable folders (and shows previews of and allows you to perform numerous actions on files within), Address Book, system memory information, sleep/restart/shutdown, and more. I don't have time to write a full review, but I will say that, next only to LaunchBar, Application Wizard is the most useful and versatile general utility app I've ever used. Also, this latest update (2.5) is very nice. It contains a lot of new features and improvements for a .1 update. I've seen apps get major version upgrades with less.

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Version 2.5
fishscale Member IconReview+868

Awesome app that definitely deserves it's full price, operating a lot faster now. Thank you for not crippiling the app and please keep us going with updates. I highly recommend anyone looking for this sort of app to check them all and check this last... I don't think you will be switching back going to another. Definitely worth the try. Cheers!

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Version 2.3.4

I could not have said it better!


^^What they said.

robotank Member IconComment+968

I'm very impressed with this so far. There are so many application switcher and launcher utilities out there, but this is by far the most configurable and feature-rich contextual menu-based one that I've seen. I love the ability to map the menus to global hot keys. I use Steer Mouse to map these keys to extra buttons on my Logitech MX Revolution, so Application Wizard's menus can be brought up with a single click anywhere on the screen. Also, I really appreciate the way the developer has set up the trial version of this app. You can use it for 15 days with no restrictions and no nag screens. This is how shareware should be demoed--it allows you to really evaluate all the features of the app for a reasonable time period with the added bonus of not being harassed for money until you've had a chance to decide if you want to spend it. I'll probably buy this before the trial period is over.

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Version 2.3.3
Espiridion Member IconReview+1147

It's interesting to see other people's suggestions. I have Butler and even donated money for it a long time ago. For me it has not been a Application Wizard replacement.
I tried Quicksilver a few times, but it's no longer in my system.
I just checked aLunch. Looks like a nice and free application launcher, but Application Wizard does quite a bit more than that.
You can navigate through volumes and folders, preview files, and more.
I mainly use it to launch and quit multiple applications at once, and to organize "sets" of applications depending of the tasks I'm going to do and the applications I need. For example, I have an "Office" set, "Internet" set, "Email" set, etc.
Price is reasonable and many updates have been frequent and free.
Highly recommended.

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Version 2.3.3
Lesoth0 Member IconComment+208

Absolutely superb as always. Is rock solid on everything from an old speed-bumped G4 to a new Mac Pro, all running 10.38 at time of writing. Couldn't live without it now.

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Version 2.1
Lesoth0 Member IconComment+208

Loved the original QuitCSM control strip for OS9 for many years; this evolution is just on another level. MabaSoft just know how to write these invaluable little applications and the QUIT ALL command in this one is something I couldn't live without; but then he's bundled all those other new features from v1.4 onwards; v1.5 adds some more things from the QuitCSM days but it's even better now. Money well spent!

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Version 1.5
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Version 3.3.3
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Version 3.3
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Jan Fabri
Version 3.0
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Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 31,308
Version Downloads 334
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 18 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.00
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