A Better Finder Launcher
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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
Version 2.2.1:
  • Fixes a minor preferences bug.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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A Better Finder La... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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elementninety3 commented on 02 Feb 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.
[Version 2.2.1]


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maclover1.1 commented on 02 Jun 2007
One word: QUICKSILVER
[Version 2.1.1]

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Alan replied on 02 Jul 2007
even a better word: spotlight
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jul 2005
Check out "Namely." Simpler, cleaner, works perfectly, freeware.
[Version 1.9.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jan 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.
[Version 1.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Nov 2004
Start applications by typing their name?????
Terminal beats this app by a mile and a half.
[Version 1.8]

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Anonymous commented on 19 Jan 2005
Seems you didn't ever try LaunchBar, QuickSilver or Butler...
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Sep 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.
[Version 1.7]

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dogma00 replied on 30 Sep 2006
I second the previous comment.

Launchbar is the most reliable and it has the best latency.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Mar 2004
I agree. Quicksilver is a clear winner in this contest. And it's FREE!
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 12 May 2004
Don't you mean Quicksilver is a clear winner in this contest BECAUSE it's free?
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Anonymous commented on 07 Jul 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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Anonymous commented on 17 Nov 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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Anonymous commented on 19 Jan 2005
Quicksilver.. hands down.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Mar 2004
Nothing beats Launchbar?????

NO!!!!! QUICKSILVER BEATS LAUNCHBAR hands down!!!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Oct 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.
[Version 1.0]


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Publicspace.net (developer) commented on 01 Oct 2003
If you prefer "Command-Space", you can change the hot key combination in the "System Preferences..." pane. Version 1.0b6 only takes a few seconds for indexing. I very much appreciate feedback so please feel free to contact me with suggestions at reiff@publicspace.net.
[Version 1.0b6]


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Downloads:10,355
Version Downloads:2,379
Type:Utilities : Contextual Menus
License:Free
Date:14 Sep 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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