Spark
Spark
3.1b2

4.8

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Spark

3.1b2
24 October 2018

Hotkey shortcuts manager.

Overview

Spark is a powerful and easy shortcuts manager. With Spark you can create Hot Keys to launch applications and documents, execute AppleScripts, command iTunes, and more...

You can also export and import your Hot Keys library, or save it in HTML format to print it.

Spark is free, so use it without moderation!

What's new in Spark

Version 3.1.b2:
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Smayer97
16 May 2016

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V3.0b10, created Nov 4, 2015 for OS X 10.9+, is available on the dev site here: https://www.shadowlab.org/softwares/spark.php
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Version 3.0b9
Adriano-Borgobello
10 March 2019
Solved! After so much tries, I found that removing manually the preference, made Spark work again. I didn’t remove manually the preferences before, because I thought AppCleaner did it while uninstalling Spark, but probably il left something behind.
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Version 3.1b2
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jskene1
jskene1
04 April 2019
Where did you find the Spark preference file? I couldn't find it in the Library directory.
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Adriano-Borgobello
08 March 2019
I write here because I hope someone can help me to solve a issue which prevents Spark demon to work. After a support session for a issue with another software, in which the technician has given this command: "/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user". After the command I restarted the Mac, and Spark didn't work anymore. I found that demon starts and hangs a couple of minutes after which it closes. The same happens if I try to start demon from config application. I tried to remove (with AppCleaner) and reinstall Spark, remove boot cache starting Mac in safe mode, clean all the rest with Onyx, etc... and really don't know what other to try. All this on Mojave 10.14.2 with Spark 3.1b2 (I tried 3.0b11 too).
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Version 3.1b2
Iliketrash
13 January 2019
This review is for version 3.0b11 which I have used for many years. This is the best app-switcher/launcher I found and I love it. It has one essential feature that _many_ or all of the other lack: the ability to have only the front window of the switched-to app come forward instead of all of the windows. This is the most common way to use an app switcher and it's just weird that the others do not allow this option. If you switch and then want all the windows to come forward, just use System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts to set a key combination for Bring All to Front to say Shift-Option-Command-up_arrow: all Mac apps have this menu item under the Windows menu. Thanks for a great app!
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Version 3.1b2
1 answer(s)
jskene1
jskene1
04 April 2019
Do you know where I can get a copy of the old 3.0b11 version? I cannot get the new version to run on Mojave 10.14.4.
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Cowicide
28 November 2018
3.1.b2 stopped working properly for me on a 10.12.6 machine, so I reverted back to an old Spark version 3.0b11 (470) I luckily found on a backup and all is well again. The 3.1.b2 version didn't respond when I clicked "Start Spark Demon" and many shortcuts I made stopped working including this custom one for Textedit to quickly change colors of sections of text I have selected:

I had it run this with shift-command-B:

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tell application "TextEdit"
end tell
tell application "System Events" to tell text area 1 of scroll area 1 of window 1 of process "TextEdit" to if exists then
set {x, y} to value of attribute "AXSelectedTextRange"
if x ≤ y then tell application "TextEdit" to set color of document 1's characters x thru y to {0, 0, 65535}
end if

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Nothing happens when I did the shortcut with 3.1.b2, but works perfectly with 3.0b11 (470). I guess I should just stick with the old version that works for now.

I should also mention the interface was jacked up with the "All Application's Hot Keys", etc. button riding up to where the top vertical half of the button was missing.
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Version 3.1b2
1 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
28 November 2018
Does anyone know where one can find older versions of Spark? Is there a repo somewhere? I didn't find any on GitHub nor the Dev's site.
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Bryan-de08cef4
29 October 2018
Great to see an update! Seems to work fine on Mojave, though I wasn't having any issues with the older version, other than warnings that it needed updating. I found the https://www.shadowlab.org/softwares/spark.php site won't load in Safari, but works fine in Chrome. Maybe a background rendering in the foreground?
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Version 3.1b2
Joe H.
24 October 2018
Great to see version 3.1b2 is official now :-)

Don't forget to donate via PayPal to show your appreciation:

https://www.shadowlab.org/donate.php?reason=Spark%203%20Bêta%20X

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Version 3.1b2
fleur2metaline-1
24 October 2018
i use it from so long with all versions of OSX ; and this software is no CPU demanding. Big-up to the dev !
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Version 3.1b2
Joe H.
24 October 2018
It seems this awesome & irreplaceable app is actually still being updated. The latest version I found (thanks to the link @Lounge-Deluxe posted below) is 3.1b2 with a modified date of Oct 21st 2018. It works great in macOS 10.13.6, I will try Mojave soon.
You can download the zip here: https://www.shadowlab.org/softwares/spark.php (don't let the outdated info on this page fool you: the zip is fresh!).
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Version 3.0b9
1 answer(s)
Joe H.
Joe H.
24 October 2018
And of course: kudos to the developer - Jean-Daniel Dupas. Thanks a lot man.
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Lounge-Deluxe
24 April 2018
Version 3.0b11 can be downloaded through https://www.shadowlab.org/softwares/spark.php and seems to work fine for me under MacOS 10.13. I use it together with EasyFind as an unbeatable replacement for Spotlight (at least for me).
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Version 3.0b9
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Joe H.
Joe H.
24 October 2018
Thanks so much! The latests version is even 3.1b2 with a modified date of Oct 21st 2018 :-)
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f2920381
03 April 2018
This irreplaceable app doesn't appear to be working in High Sierra. Has anyone had any luck getting this running in High Sierra or know of an alternative that can make shortcuts based on menu items from applications? I would gladly pay for this app--it is amazing and it's demise is very sad.
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Version 3.0b9
2 answer(s)
f2920381
f2920381
03 April 2018
actually, BetterTOuchTool DOES allow you to setup shortcuts for application-specific menu items. It's great software and works in MacOS High Sierra. https://www.boastr.net/
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Joe H.
Joe H.
24 October 2018
See my review above: the latest version of Spark works like a charm for me on High Sierra :-)
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