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Sapiens is an application launcher, it helps you access all the applications in your Mac. Sapiens is clever because it learns from you, so unlike any other launcher it predicts the applications you will likely need and offers a visualization of this prediction in an intuitive way. Sapiens is activated by moving the mouse in a circle (yes, it is a mouse gesture that finally works), therefore touching the keyboard is really the last resort to be used in case you want to search for a specific application. Sapiens was created because we recognize that users are tired of launching applications by typing (whether by using more...

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • Dock Icon is optional now
  • 100% Compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Command-Click on an icon reveal in Finder
  • Forget application functionality improved
  • Brain memory empty on restart bug fixed

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Edanrogo Member IconReview+13
Edanrogo
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BEWARE! This developer is sort of a thief! He originally charged $20 for Sapiens. Then never responded to any inquiries from his clients. After several years of zero development/upgrades for Sapiens now he reappears and wants to charge another $4.99 for an upgrade that's way overdue... And soon he'll be charging $14.99!!!! PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS KIND OF DEVELOPER!!!! DON'T BUY THIS APP!!!! There are much more honest and serious developers out there that are worth our support. This people should've stayed closed and never reopen.

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Version 1.3
Edanrogo
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UPDATE - I just got an email from the developer of the app and he apologizes for the lack of support and communication over the last few years. No excuses he says in the email. He's intentions seem to be genuinely good, so perhaps a second chance for his come back wouldn't be a bad idea at all. And who knows... maybe SAPIENS IS BACK THIS TIME TO STAY...

Drdul Member IconReview+448
Drdul
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Much improved! With version 1.3 the Brain appears to learn batter, and it doesn't forget what it's learned on restart. It's also great to be able to lose the dock icon.

I use Sapeins on a Mac Mini that's hooked up to my HDTV, mostly in screen sharing mode but also using TouchPad on my iPad (a virtual trackpad/keyboard app). In both cases, Sapiens works well, and is easier than using Spotlight or any other launcher. Sapiens is well-suited to this situation because I don't use a lot of different apps on my Mac Mini, so the limited number of apps that Sapiens shows is still enough.

I don't use Sapiens on my work Macs, however, as I use too many different apps, and in most cases I would end up typing the app name in Sapiens anyway. Spotlight and Overflow work better for me on my work machines.

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Version 1.3
Phoenix⚡⚡ Member IconReview+12
Phoenix⚡⚡
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Very Useful Application. But Please add the option to remove the Dock Icon.

Thanks!

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Version 1.2.2
Drdul Member IconReview+448
Drdul
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It's a promising app at a reasonable price, but (and it's a big BUT) the "Brain" feature doesn't remember anything if you restart your Mac. The "Brain" slowly learns which apps you use in what circumstances, and with a little assistance (right-click and select "Increase/Decrease Importance" or "Forget About It") it gets pretty good. Then you update Safari or something else that requires a restart, and you're back to Sapiens presenting you with a jumble of useless apps. Unfortunately, there's no way to manually edit the "Brain" settings or save them for a later restore.

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Version 1.2.2
Stickman67 Member IconReview+162
Stickman67
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I like this. I have it set so that I can open it using a command key at times when I'm doing keyboard intensive work, or using the mouse or tablet stylus at other times. This makes it more flexible than other, similar apps that I've tried (and there are plenty out there).

It's been stable and fast, and I don't find $4.99 prohibitively expensive – although admittedly many of the similar apps out there are free.

Having said that, in terms of productivity and usability, given the way I work, this is a winner for me.

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Version 1.2.2
tzoi516 Member IconComment+35
tzoi516
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I've e-mailed the developers numerous times in the past and haven't heard from them, and now it's in the Mac App Store. I'm disappointed that they haven't made an update to people who originally bought the app prior to this. I'd rather give my money to developers who communicate and work with the people who fund their projects, like Many Tricks (Butler, Witch, Moom), Smile Software (PDFPen), Circus Ponies (Notebook), and Tool Force (ForeverSave).

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Version 1.2.1
Trustme Member IconComment+16
Trustme
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Version 1.2.1 already exist (in Mac App Store). Also, a new website (www.sapiensapp.com) and a new icon. Now only $4.99 (instead of $19.95).

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Version 1.1
MacUpdate---Ryan
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Thanks for pointing that out, I've updated the listing :)

Drdul Member IconComment+448
Drdul
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FYI: In response to a feature request, the dev says "yes we are planning to offer the option to hide the icon in the dock."

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Version 1.1
tzoi516
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http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/12516/dockless

Piman Member IconComment+2
Piman
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It's alive! I was so disappointed when I first heard of this app and that it wasn't working for Snow Leopard. Well, today I noticed it's now on the Mac App Store!

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Version 1.1
RiyadhDesigner Member IconReview+2
RiyadhDesigner
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oh this , i has difficult use with it in first time . but now it's easy.
ummm it's good apps but the price expensive a little

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Version 1.1
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Sliwkaj
Version 1.1
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Details

Downloads 8,927
Version Downloads 2,879
Type Utilities / System
License Commercial
Date 19 Aug 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $4.99