XBar
XBar 1.3
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File launcher with category organization.   Free
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XBar is a dynamically resizable application and file launcher that allows users to better organize their most used applications. By arranging applications by category, XBar greatly increases efficiency when looking for frequently used files and applications.
What's New
Version 1.3 adds the following:
  • updated for Panther Compatability
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Nov 2004
Seems like a very cool app if only it would allow me to add more than 1 app. I am able to add a category, drag and add an icon to the category well, add 1 app, drag the app onto the app well. However, when I try to add more apps and/or categories, no go. It won't take any icon dropped onto a well. What gives?
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jan 2004
This program is great to some extent with one major flaw. A slight mis-step in moving the mouse when control-clicking, and instead add application, you delete the category. And there is no undo or alert that you are about to do that. It should alert you before you delete anything. This is a problem with using a trackpad as an input device. It can slip, and frequently does. The program should take account for possible user error and give the user a chance to either undo, or at least dismiss a command which would delete a category or button. I do like the fact I can launch either application, document, or folder from the button and the buttons remain floating and can be moved anywhere you like, and that once launched only the category button remains open. This saves screen space that most launchers lose site of.
[Version 1.3]


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3818 reviewed on 06 Oct 2003
Well, it now works correctly with 10.2.8! A very nice app! I'd like to see a rename function for both apps and categories; and screen edge docking.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Oct 2003
Does NOT work with 10.2.8---the icon appears in the dock for a second, then vanishes as the app refuses to launch.

And yes, I have the allegedly 'good' version of 10.2.8 that replaced the bad one.

Still waiting for a version of XBar that works with this nasty, awful, prematurely-released version of Apple's System software. Wish I had never moved past 10.2.6 where everything was working great on my Mac.

XBar itself is a cool app, though.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Oct 2003
Why is it that people, or "reviewers", here and at "the other place" are constantly recommending _other_ software instead of keeping to the current software issues. As if we got to install hundreds of similar programs just to try one out. AH! I bet you those same people even recommend _other_ software while reviewing those _other_ softwares! LOL!
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Aug 2003
This seems really nice - and is very nicely polished for a free program. However if you really need a good replacement for the dock you should try out dragthing - which is NOT free, but is worth every penny
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Aug 2003
Very nice program. If you have a lot of apps or just never liked the dock, this is a nice alternative.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Aug 2003
Very nice app works well but i prefer to use Contextual menus instead leveing my desktop clear of launchbars and such like. I still recommend XBar if your into this kind of App
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:7,012
Version Downloads:3,128
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:17 Nov 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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XBar is a dynamically resizable application and file launcher that allows users to better organize their most used applications. By arranging applications by category, XBar greatly increases efficiency when looking for frequently used files and applications.


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