A Better Finder Launcher
A Better Finder Launcher
2.2.1

2.5

A Better Finder Launcher free download for Mac

A Better Finder Launcher

2.2.1
15 September 2007

Open applications by typing their names.

Overview

A Better Finder Launcher allows you to simply press the Control-Command-L keyboard combination and start typing the name of the application. After only the first few letters A Better Finder Launcher will have narrowed down the matching application names to asingle one; then simply hit the return key to launch the application.

What's new in A Better Finder Launcher

Version 2.2.1:
  • Fixes a minor preferences bug.

13 A Better Finder Launcher Reviews

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Anonymous
26 September 2003

Most helpful

Took forever to "index" my computer's applications. Similar apps did this in a couple of seconds and were done. I hate to image how slow the rest of this app was. I didn't wait for it to finish indexing.
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Version 1.0b5
Elementninety3
02 February 2009
can someone explain to me how this is any different than using spotlight? if you're going to name this app "A Better Finder..." something, it should at least be better than the finder's own method of doing it. clearly, this isn't.
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Version 2.2.1
Maclover1-1
02 June 2007
One word: QUICKSILVER
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Version 2.1.1
1 answer(s)
mac-34
mac-34
02 July 2007
even a better word: spotlight
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Version 2.2
Anonymous
06 July 2005
Check out "Namely." Simpler, cleaner, works perfectly, freeware.
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Version 1.9.5
Anonymous
20 January 2005
Why reinvent the wheel? This has been done at least three times by extremely full-featured apps, two of which are free. I just don't see the point when you've got the likes of Quicksilver, Butler and Launchbar to compete with.
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Version 1.9
Anonymous
17 November 2004
Start applications by typing their name????? Terminal beats this app by a mile and a half.
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Version 1.8
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 January 2005
Seems you didn't ever try LaunchBar, QuickSilver or Butler...
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Version 1.9
Anonymous
22 September 2004
LaunchBar was the first launcher for Mac OS X I have heard about (even before QuickSilver and others), and am very happy with its performance. With all due respect to all the rest of launchers, I'll keep supporting LB.
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Version 1.7
1 answer(s)
Dogma00
Dogma00
30 September 2006
I second the previous comment. Launchbar is the most reliable and it has the best latency.
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Version 2.1.1
CrazySwedishGuy
02 June 2004
I say Butler kicks both Launchbar's and Quicksilver's asses. Butler rules. I'm addicted.
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
10 March 2004
I agree. Quicksilver is a clear winner in this contest. And it's FREE!
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Version 1.1
4 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
12 May 2004
Don't you mean Quicksilver is a clear winner in this contest BECAUSE it's free?
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Version 1.3.5
Anonymous
Anonymous
08 July 2004
QuickSilver apparently doesn't learn which shortcuts I want to use for certain apps, whereas Launchbar does that. When I type "PS" and it comes up with something different, I choose to launch Photoshop. Next time I type "PS", Launchbar will come up with Photoshop. Quicksilver requires the user to adjust to the software, this is bad software design. THe only thing that makes it a contender is that it's free.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
Anonymous
17 November 2004
" QuickSilver apparently doesn't learn which shortcuts I want to use for certain apps, whereas Launchbar does that." Really? It not only learns by itself, you can teach it, too. Everytime you select an app after typing the desired abbreviation, its score is increased. Do this a few times, and it'll be the first app to appear with that certain abbreviation. Or go ahead and assign your own abbreviation right away. There's so much attention to detail in QS that it is mind-boggling. Butler is very good, LaunchBar was the original, but QS is head and shoulders above those two. Use it more than five minutes, and see for yourself.
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Version 1.8
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 January 2005
Quicksilver.. hands down.
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Version 1.9
Anonymous
10 March 2004
Nothing beats Launchbar????? NO!!!!! QUICKSILVER BEATS LAUNCHBAR hands down!!!
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
16 October 2003
i definitely prefer launchbar, but for a 1.0 release and a fourth of the cost, this app has its merits. at the least, it is visually interesting and features will likely be expanded in the future. one annoyance is the frequency of the shareware reminder which doesn't allow one to get a usability feel for any length of time.
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Version 1.0
Free

2.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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