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Namely is possibly the fastest way to open applications. And unlike some other launchers, it doesn't require any learning.

You simply activate it using your preferred keyboard shortcut, start typing part of an application's name and see a list of matches as you type. Most of the time, one or two letters are enough. In fact, Namely learns your habits and makes your most-used apps even quicker to access over time. It's basically Spotlight for applications, only much faster, and highly addictive.

What's New

Version 2.5.1:
  • Time Machine backups of applications are now automatically excluded.
  • Moving the mouse over an application in the list will once again show its path in a tooltip.
  • Namely now ensures it's fully visible on your screen when launched.
  • Remade the application icon to include high-resolution versions.
  • Updated the appearance of the buttons for adding and more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Sstoy Member IconReview+1
Sstoy
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Agree, stil the best, easiest, fastest, and most simple application launcher. Sets out to do one thing and does it perfectly. I pair it with Dockless so that it invisible.

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Version 2.5.1
Yoxi Member IconReview+54
Yoxi
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I love this, simple, small, immediate. So pleased it still works after all these years and OS updates :).

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Version 2.5.1
Yoxi Member IconComment+54
Yoxi
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Still my favourite launcher, especially once you discover the unique 2-3 letters for each app, very effortless to use.
One refinement I'd like, though, is that when I use it to launch hidden/menubar apps, it doesn't fade itself afterwards. If there were some way to fix that, it'd be great (even though all that's needed is 2x Esc to clear it at the moment).

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Version 2.5.1
Xenophile Member IconComment+694
Xenophile
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This app is the cat's meow.

If only Apple could somehow incorporate it into Mac OS X...

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Version 2.5.1
Drdul Member IconComment+449
Drdul
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My dock's getting full! A request to the developer: can you make Namely a pref pane, and lose the dock icon?

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Version 2.5.1
Drdul
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A quick tip in case the dock icon is bothering anyone else... It can be easily removed with Dock Dodger. This is with OS X 10.5.7.

Eldritch Member IconReview+2
Eldritch
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This little app is pure simplicity and works like a dream. No clutter, no fuss and no go slow, like some application launchers out there. Intuitive, and easy, the whole process becomes second nature very quickly.

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Version 2.5.1
notefarm Member IconReview+0
notefarm
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This is the program that I have on all of my machines the program I use all day everyday. It works and it wirks very well. It is wonderful ti know that there are folks woriting programs with a real purpouse. I love the fact that it does one thing and it dose it very well with no extra bells and whist les. A very well thought out Application.

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Version 2.5.1
Peter da Silva Member IconComment+94
Peter da Silva
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Why have two versions for Tiger and Leopard? It's not that hard to make code conditional depending on the version.

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Version 2.5
qubex Member IconComment+13
qubex
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Namely is always the first utility I install on any Mac.

Its ease of use is simply incredible. It is designed for a single task and it acquits itself flawlessly.

Brilliant, simply brilliant.

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Version 2.5
hal0thane Member IconReview+38
hal0thane
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I've been using Namely for a year and a half. For me, the lightweight functionality of Namely works better than the Swiss army knife-like features of Quicksilver.

The new version for Leopard fixes the issues I had experienced with Namely. I still consider Namely a cornerstone of my Mac experience, replacing Spotlight almost entirely.

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Version 2.5
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Pipponipo
Version 2.5.1
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Downloads 20,191
Version Downloads 8,583
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Date 20 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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