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Application Wizard for Mac4.3

16 December 2020

Convenient app launcher and quitter.

What is Application Wizard for Mac

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 4.3:
  • Application Wizard is now Universal and runs natively on Apple Silicon and Intel-based Macs.
  • On Apple Silicon Macs, Universal applications can be opened using Rosetta directly from the Open menu by selecting them and pressing the Control key. In addition to that, Application Wizard lets you customize Universal applications so that they always run using Rosetta.
  • On Apple Silicon Macs, the Quit and Switch menu can show whether applications are running using Rosetta, so that you can easily see which applications and background processes are running natively and which aren't.
  • The Messages application, which was missing in the "Internet and Communication" default group on macOS 11.0, has been now included.
  • The Contacts submenu no longer displays initials for companies.
  • The Contacts submenu now shows correct initials for names using the Tibetan script.
  • An incompatibility with macOS 11.0 that could cause empty temporary volumes to appear in the Special menu has been solved.
  • On macOS 11.0, some minor interface fixes have been introduced in the Application Wizard preference pane.

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Bruno-Madsen
Bruno-Madsen
Jan 14 2021
4.3
3.0
Jan 14 2021
3.0
Version: 4.3
Nice app, but for some reason when I restart my computer the Application Wizard opens every app I have (and I have a lot)... huge pain in the ass! It also does it when I switch the off/on slider to on. What gives? Useless, unless this is addressed. If anyone has an answer I'd love to hear it.
Steve-82155f50
Steve-82155f50
Nov 17 2020
4.2
5.0
Nov 17 2020
5.0
Version: 4.2
I have been using Application Wizard for only a few days but am already quite impressed. I have tried a few alternatives to the dock provided with MacOS and have found that Application Wizard does the best job of fitting my needs. I like the ability to put the apps I utilize most in folders where I can easily access them. The critical feature for me is the ability to populate those folders with my choice of applications, and in the order I choose. I tend to have "go-to" applications of a given type, but also have others of that type that I only use occasionally. Application Wizard's folders let me list ALL apps of a given type in my order priority or frequency of use, so I don't forget about infrequently used apps. While there are more features of the app I have yet to explore I have already made the purchase.
Frank-O'Connor
Frank-O'Connor
Aug 18 2020
4.1
5.0
Aug 18 2020
5.0
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.
Douglas-Roe
Douglas-Roe
Nov 20 2019
4.1
0.0
Nov 20 2019
0.0
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!
Lesoth0
Lesoth0
Jun 5 2019
4.0
5.0
Jun 5 2019
5.0
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.
AnnL7456
AnnL7456
Apr 19 2018
3.6.4
0.0
Apr 19 2018
0.0
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]
xcoxco
xcoxco
Mar 30 2018
3.6.4
0.0
Mar 30 2018
0.0
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.
siamlotus
siamlotus
Dec 20 2013
3.4.1
5.0
Dec 20 2013
5.0
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.
Kenm22
Kenm22
Oct 5 2013
3.3.4
5.0
Oct 5 2013
5.0
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.
Leo-Spill
Leo-Spill
Nov 7 2011
3.1
2.5
Nov 7 2011
2.5
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
Lesoth0
Lesoth0
Jul 9 2011
3.0
5.0
Jul 9 2011
5.0
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+
Robotank
Robotank
Mar 16 2010
2.5
0.0
Mar 16 2010
0.0
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.
Fishscale
Fishscale
Jul 11 2009
2.3.4
5.0
Jul 11 2009
5.0
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!
Robotank
Robotank
May 20 2009
2.3.3
0.0
May 20 2009
0.0
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.
Espiridion
Espiridion
Nov 28 2008
2.3.3
5.0
Nov 28 2008
5.0
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.
Lesoth0
Lesoth0
Jan 18 2007
2.1
5.0
Jan 18 2007
5.0
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.
Lesoth0
Lesoth0
Dec 20 2005
1.5
5.0
Dec 20 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Nov 19 2003
1.3
4.3
Nov 19 2003
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Feb 12 2003
1.0
4.3
Feb 12 2003
4.3
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.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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