Application Wizard
Application Wizard
4.1

5.0

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Application Wizard4.1

20 November 2019

Convenient app launcher and quitter.

Overview

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 enclosed items, eject and mount disks, check memory usage, and to easily access recent documents and contacts. Finally, Application Wizard lets you preview images, music, movies, and documents, and view file properties and metadata.

What's new in Application Wizard

Version 4.1:
  • The incompatibilities with macOS 10.15 Catalina have been solved.
  • The Open and Special menus now display Access Not Allowed when Application Wizard can't access files on a volume or in a folder. On Catalina, make sure to allow Application Wizard to access files on removable and network volumes and in your Documents, Desktop, and Downloads folder, if you want to browse them.
  • The System Memory submenu has been revised and now displays memory used (app, wired, and compressed memory), cached files, and swap used. In addition to that, it now lists compressed, decompressed, purged, and purgeable pages.
  • A bug that caused Application Wizard to stop responding when trying to trash a file contained in a read-only folder or volume has been fixed. In addition to that, Application Wizard now displays an error message when trying to move a file to a read-only folder or volume.
  • A bug, introduced in version 4.0, that could cause Application Wizard to quit unexpectedly when trying to preview a movie has been fixed.
  • A bug, introduced in version 4.0, that could cause aliases to appear in the Applications panel has been fixed.

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How would you rate Application Wizard app?

17 Reviews of Application Wizard

5
Lesoth0
05 June 2019
Version: 4.0

Most helpful

Brand new v4.0 works great thus far in Mojave 10.14.5 on a MacPro 5.1. Great to see it 64-Bit at last. Well done. Upgraded today.
(1)
5
Frank-O'Connor
18 August 2020
Version: 4.1
A terrific little utility which has made updating/upgrading to Catalina a pleasure. Catalina killed my last application launcher, which I'd probably hung on to for too long anyway, but the Application Wizard gave me all sorts of options for accessing and launching apps which I hadn't considered until I installed it. This is another utility that's gone into my 'indispensable list' .... Massive kudos to the developer who seems to have an innate understanding of how users actually work. Without it Catalina imposed so many constraints I was seriously thinking of junking it and going back to Mojave ... with it I'm finally reasonably happy with Catalina.
(0)
Douglas-Roe
20 November 2019
Version: 4.1
Great, Great and Great. Thank-you so much. For a small app it packs a punch! Keep up the good work, and did I say Thanks!
(0)
5
Lesoth0
05 June 2019
Version: 4.0
Brand new v4.0 works great thus far in Mojave 10.14.5 on a MacPro 5.1. Great to see it 64-Bit at last. Well done. Upgraded today.
(1)
AnnL7456
19 April 2018
Version: 3.6.4
Doesn't seem to be compatible with Default Folder X (on Sierra 10.12.6). One can only use Default Folder X OR Application Wizard, not both at the same time. What a bummer! [Tested with Default Folder X v5.2.3]
(0)
xcoxco
30 March 2018
Version: 3.6.4
Application Wizard is the closest I have found to MaxMenus, my favorite Mac utility of all time (DragThing is on my favorite list too). I still use MaxMenus, now on High Sierra, though development and support stopped long ago. The ability to have customized menus in each of the four corners of a screen was brilliant, especially for power users. But I will move over to Application Wizard. The MaxMenus functionality, especially setting up the menus, has become a real pain. The process does not work as it should due to the lack of support and improvements to keep up with the latest OS changes. Shame really ... With Application Wizard, it would be nice to see the option for multiple "panels," rather than just one, that can be positioned at different points on the screen.
(0)
5
siamlotus
20 December 2013
Version: 3.4.1
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.
(0)
5
Kenm22
05 October 2013
Version: 3.3.4
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.
(0)
2.5
Leo-Spill
07 November 2011
Version: 3.1
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
(0)
5
Lesoth0
09 July 2011
Version: 3.0
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! A+
(2)
Robotank
16 March 2010
Version: 2.5
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.
(3)
5
Fishscale
11 July 2009
Version: 2.3.4
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!
(4)
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Robotank
20 May 2009
Version: 2.3.3
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.
(3)
5
Espiridion
28 November 2008
Version: 2.3.3
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.
(6)
Lesoth0
18 January 2007
Version: 2.1
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.
(3)
5
Lesoth0
20 December 2005
Version: 1.5
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!
(1)
4.25
Anonymous
19 November 2003
Version: 1.3
I'm glad to see this update. Some previous versions stopped working on my computer, so I'm glad to see this update. The ability to quit background-only applications is a plus. For example, since installing Panther I can't quit PTH Pasteboard, and now I can with Application Wizard. I also like the ability to quit many applications at once, plus the quick access to many items (e.g., applications, system preferences, etc.) I have been using other programs that have similar functionality, but prefer Application Wizard's unobtrusive nature, and quick rendering of menus/submenus.
(0)
4.25
Anonymous
12 February 2003
Version: 1.0
Great features on this first release. Ability to "quit all", and handy submenus are convenient. However, buttons are somewhat slow to appear when hid, and even at the bigger size are hard to select. Very stable on my iBook.
(0)
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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