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SuperTab extends the Mac's built-in Command-Tab Application Switcher. Before SuperTab, the App Switcher only gave Mac users access to their currently active apps. With SuperTab installed, users now have access to a whole lot more when pressing Command-Tab, such as:
  • Active Apps
  • Recent Apps
  • Recent Documents
  • Dock Items
  • Dropbox Items
  • Labeled or Tagged Items
  • Finder Sidebar Items
  • Folder Contents
  • Application Windows
  • Web Sites
  • Any Files, Folders or Applications By giving Mac users such instant "Command-Tab" access to so much, SuperTab more...

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Dropbox Support: SuperTab users can now access their Dropbox and all its contents immediately within SuperTab. Not only does SuperTab streamline Dropbox access, but this feature makes SuperTab the first to provide keyboard and even Hot Key access to Dropbox, expanding the ways users can work with their Dropbox contents.
  • Email File Sharing: Users can now quickly share via more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Ploth Member IconReview+47
Ploth
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Fantastic help for my workflow! It is fast, easy to configure and gives you a great number of options to make life faster while at work.

A few requests / suggestions:
- Have the option to add a 'group of websites' - so that each of the websites open in new tabs in Safari. An option to load in current or new window would be amazing. This would be my most useable addition I can think of at this stage.

- Have an option for a 'group of applications' and 'group of files' - so that they all opened when that group was selected. Ie a photographer might have an 'Photo edit group' which opens Pixelmator, Aperture and whatever other useful apps he uses. Then a 'close all for that group, then select a group 'DVD creation' which would open whichever apps he uses for that etc. I would use this a lot.

- Have the ability to 'mass' quit or close apps. I currently use CMDquit for this but thinking I'll be using super tab so much it would be great if it could get rid of some other smaller items!

- Make it easier to add a new tab bar - I can't figure out how to do it after deleting a few of the standard ones - will read documentation shortly. Otherwise everything in UI is logical.

- Make an option to somehow make super tab 'persistent' without using the mouse, but not when using the standard Mac OSX keys. Maybe you could have an option to 'make persistent when the up & down arrows are used (or a hotkey) as an additional option. This way for standard use it is the same but if you want super tab to remain open when you go down into the super tabs rows it will without touching the mouse. After playing with it for 15 minutes I now wouldn't use this option but left this suggestion in case it helps you offer something others might use.

Otherwise very, very happy I tested (and purchased within 5 minutes) this!

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Version 1.1
Ploth
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I just thought of another tweak to the UI that would make things a lot easier - the names of the folder you put in the bar always shown. This would help for ppl like me who have lots of folders they need to access regularly.

AndoS1508
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Hi Ploth,

Thanks for the suggestions. Feedback from users is like gold, so thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Regarding groups of items (documents, apps, web sites) that you'd like to be opened all at the same time:

We have thought of this feature, but we have not yet found a suitable UI solution. (If you have any suggestions, we're all ears).

In the meantime, there are some ways in SuperTab to kind of accomplish what you want:

1) When SuperTab is active you can press the O key to open the currently highlighted item without dismissing SuperTab. So if you want to open, say, three particular documents, you can highlight the first, press O, highlight the next, press O, then highlight the last and just click it (if you are using the mouse) or just let up on the keys (if you are using keyboard activation) to open it.

2) You can create a Meta-Folder in any Custom Items Tab Row and then add whatever files, folders and apps you want to define a "group" of items to open at once. Then you can click on the Meta-Folder in SuperTab and select "Open All Items…" from its pop up menu. You can even create a custom Hot Key for any Meta-Folder to get its pop up menu at any time, anywhere, without having to activate SuperTab. I have to admit, this is pretty cool. :)

3) You can create a Custom Items Tab Row and then add all the items you want to open in one fell swoop to that Tab Row. Then you can right-click (or control-click) on the empty space of the Tab Row itself; you'll get a pop up menu from which you can opt to "Invoke all Items".

4) Lastly, if you're AppleScript savvy, you can define an AppleScript to open all of the items you may want. One AppleScript for each of the groups you want to open. Then simply add those AppleScripts to a Custom Items Tab Row. Finally, simply select the AppleScript for the set of items you want to open and they will do so all together.

These approaches may not be exactly what you're looking for, but they may be of help until such time that we add the feature more officially.

Next, to your suggestion to allow the option of opening a web site in a window and not just a new tab: I will be adding this in the next 1.2 release.

To your suggestion to mass quit apps. Here is what I do:

1) Like opening above, you can press the Q key to quit the currently highlighted application without dismissing SuperTab. So you can highlight an app, press Q to quit it, highlight another, press Q, highlight a third, press Q and so on…

2) If you find you have a specific set of apps you always quit at the same time, like above, you can create an AppleScript to quit those apps, add that AppleScript to a Custom Items Tab Row, and from then on, you can just select the AppleScript to close those apps.

To your suggestion on how to add a Tab Row: I'm bummed that it wasn't clear. The app itself upon first run should display a graphical "intro" to the basics of how to create, move, delete and populate Tab Rows. Did you see this? If not, that's a bug, so do let me know.

To your suggestion to have SuperTab's interface "stick" when arrow keys are pressed". You yourself said you don't think you'd use it after having worked with SuperTab for 15 minutes. I've also had no one else suggest this; so at this time, it seems like not something to consider adding. However, if you think it might be of some use after all, let me know and I'll put some thought into it.

Lastly, to your request to always display the names of all items in a Tab Row. Alas, this isn't very feasible because the names of items can easily overlap. However, to address this, we are adding in 1.2 the ability to "decorate" items by selecting either a "badge" (you can choose from around 55 different images to overly on the item's icon) or to "tint" the item with one of 5 colors. This greatly helps in visually distinguishing otherwise similarly looking items.

If you'd like I can add you (and anyone else who may be interested) to the 1.2 beta list to be able to test out this feature as soon as 1.2 reaches beta. If so, just let me know and I'll add you to the list.

Again, thanks for your awesome feedback… Ando - ando@supertab.me

j_st Member IconReview+0
j_st
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when adding folders from an external drive, after booting (10.9.4) you will see just a lot of "????" instead of the folders, the folders are accessible, but do not show correctly in SuperTab.. next trouble is that because there is no start-stop or refresh in the settings, you have to kill supertab via the activity monitor... and start it again.. come on.. thats beta software.. :( fix that and it will be useful

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Version 1.1
AndoS1508
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Hi j_st, it is a known issue that SuperTab will incorrectly continue to show a ? icon for an item that was once missing but then becomes available again. This will be fixed in 1.2 (which will be free for all registered users of SuperTab).

Also (and I admit it isn't self evident, but it is in the FAQ): you can easily Quit SuperTab by activating it and then right-clicking (or control-clicking) on any title of any Tab Row - doing so adds a "Quit SuperTab" menu item to the resulting menu. Selecting this will quit SuperTab.

Thanks, Ando - ando@supertab.me

j_st
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Thanks Ando for the quick answer, then lets wait for 1.2 ;)

Mikokim Member IconReview+54
Mikokim
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After playing around with SuperTab this afternoon, I determined that it does come in handy; of particular value to me: the ability to have a Custom tab row that I can populate with whatever folders and files I want, and the option to expand quickly and easily the contents of any folder into its own tab row. The developer, too, has proven to be very responsive to questions and feedback. In short, I bought it at the MacUpdate Promo price, and I'm happy. Although, I do agree with Pugwash, it could benefit from a design refresh; I'm sure the developer will address this by the time Yosemite hits MAS.

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Version 1.1
Pugwash Member IconReview+48
Pugwash
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Just bought this on promo after trialling it for a few hours. Fantastic functionality! But for me, and I know to some this will be a minor point, it seriously needs a bit of a design overhaul. Aesthetically it just looks 'old', the design of the 'visual separators' for example. Would have been five stars otherwise.
I've been a big fan of QuickPick but unfortunately it seems the developer has abandoned it so bought this.

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Version 1.1
AndoS1508
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Hi Pugwash, thanks for your feedback. We feel we are definitely stronger at development than we are at graphic design. :) But knowing that SuperTab could use some visual improvements is helpful information for us. I will make sure to update the separator images specifically in the upcoming 1.2 release. And if you have other UI feedback, feel free to contact me directly -- I'd love to hear what you think.

Thanks, Ando - ando@supertab.me

Pugwash
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Hello Ando, A nice new design and I reckon you've got a real winner on your hands. I look forward to seeing a new UI at some stage in the future. All the best with it mate.

Aprilmayjune Member IconReview+8
Aprilmayjune
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This is the most versatile tab switcher out there. Well thought out, easy on the eye and easy to use. It took only three minutes of playing with the demo before I decided to buy.

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Version 1.1
Aprilmayjune
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To TeRRyZx - the icons are resizable in preferences.

TeRRyZx Member IconReview+40
TeRRyZx
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This is junk. The icons are small as can be and they fill the screen to where you can't decide what to do. Then if you want to Uninstall it, it's a miracle if you can final all the files. Then when I did locate them, a lot of them are stuck in the private var folder that is real hard to deal with and then remove. NO instructions on how to remove this junk. HORRIBLE app!!!

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Version 1.1
Mikokim
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Still testing this utility; but so far I'm impressed.

If you don't like it and want to remove it: To find all the related files you want to uninstall, use EasyFind: search for "spritec" and/or "SuperTab" on your system and you can quickly locate the files that are part of the install. The utilities look and feel can be customized under System Preferences > SuperTab > More.

AndoS1508
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Hi TerryZx,

I'm sorry you aren't too keen on SuperTab. As Aprilmayjune replied, you can go to the SuperTab Settings in System Preferences to adjust the allowable smallest and largest icon sizes - as well as various other settings.

And we do have a page that covers uninstallation (www.supertab.me/Uninstall.html) . I will make sure it is added to the SuperTab Support page so it will be clear how to uninstall.

If you have other questions or comments please do let me know. It is very important to me to understand everyone's experience with SuperTab and to incorporate feedback and suggestions.

Regards,
Ando Sonenblick
ando@supertab.me
www.supertab.me

TeRRyZx
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An uninstall should MUCH easier than that and have ONE SINGLE UNINSTALLER

The size of the icons is mute. When you have a lot of them as I do it totally fills every pixel on the screen. I could not stand having that.

AndoS1508
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TeRRyZx - Regarding an uninstaller app (instead of instructions): It will be done. In the meantime, I will arrange to have the instructions placed on the Support Page this evening and will develop an uninstaller app in the next few weeks (this too will be available on the Support Page when complete).

Regarding the icon size, if you're willing to help, can you please take a screen shot of SuperTab as you describe (filling every pixel on screen)? That will help me appreciate the exact situation you're referring to.

Also, please note that we have scheduled for an up coming release the ability to specify the max width of icon rows (based on a percent of your screen's width). This will let you control the width explicitly. As well, you can (currently) control the height based on the number of icon rows and the size of the icons within them.

TeRRyZx
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I'd like to help but after finally getting it completely removed, I do not want to reinstall it again.

afm369@369.ch Member IconReview+0
afm369@369.ch
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I'm just testing this app now but still 5 stars...

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Version 1.1
Lvdoc Member IconReview+534
Lvdoc
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This program is excellent. It provides any number of options for configuring various launchers (as well as being a program switcher). It’s highly customizable. And the developer has been exceptionally responsive to a number of requests I’ve made.

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Version 1.0
Mountabe Member IconReview+39
Mountabe
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It's the bomb doggy.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 3,243
Version Downloads 2,515
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 22 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $20.00
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