Namely
Namely
2.5.1

4.9

Namely free download for Mac

Namely

2.5.1
20 November 2007

Launch apps by name.

Overview

Namely is possibly the fastest way to open applications. And unlike some other launchers, it doesn't require any learning.

You simply activate it using your preferred keyboard shortcut, start typing part of an application's name and see a list of matches as you type. Most of the time, one or two letters are enough. In fact, Namely learns your habits and makes your most-used apps even quicker to access over time. It's basically Spotlight for applications, only much faster, and highly addictive.

What's new in Namely

Version 2.5.1:
  • Time Machine backups of applications are now automatically excluded.
  • Moving the mouse over an application in the list will once again show its path in a tooltip.
  • Namely now ensures it's fully visible on your screen when launched.
  • Remade the application icon to include high-resolution versions.
  • Updated the appearance of the buttons for adding and removing excluded paths in the Preferences panel.
  • The Preferences panel now has appropriate minimum height and width.

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Qubex
04 November 2007

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Namely is always the first utility I install on any Mac. Its ease of use is simply incredible. It is designed for a single task and it acquits itself flawlessly. Brilliant, simply brilliant.
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Version 2.5
Jim-Leff
29 May 2015
If you've tried Launchbar, Alfred, and Butler and found them cumbersome, this one's for you. Namely is lean, simple, quick, effective, and does its one trick very well. Keep it in your dock and add it to your startup items so it's always available (otherwise you'll find yourself wishing for a Meta-Namely to launch or switch to Namely). Works great for me in Yosemite...I don't understand the issue referred to below about localized program names.
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Version 2.5.1
antoniong
29 October 2014
Was a great program until Yosemite. Now it no longer works when the program names are localized. A pity.
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Version 2.5.1
Sstoy
21 November 2012
Agree, stil the best, easiest, fastest, and most simple application launcher. Sets out to do one thing and does it perfectly. I pair it with Dockless so that it invisible.
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Version 2.5.1
Yoxi
21 July 2012
I love this, simple, small, immediate. So pleased it still works after all these years and OS updates :).
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Version 2.5.1
Yoxi
09 June 2010
Still my favourite launcher, especially once you discover the unique 2-3 letters for each app, very effortless to use. One refinement I'd like, though, is that when I use it to launch hidden/menubar apps, it doesn't fade itself afterwards. If there were some way to fix that, it'd be great (even though all that's needed is 2x Esc to clear it at the moment).
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Version 2.5.1
Xenophile
04 August 2009
This app is the cat's meow. If only Apple could somehow incorporate it into Mac OS X...
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Version 2.5.1
Drdul
12 January 2009
My dock's getting full! A request to the developer: can you make Namely a pref pane, and lose the dock icon?
Like (2)
Version 2.5.1
Eldritch
06 December 2008
This little app is pure simplicity and works like a dream. No clutter, no fuss and no go slow, like some application launchers out there. Intuitive, and easy, the whole process becomes second nature very quickly.
Like (2)
Version 2.5.1
Notefarm
20 October 2008
This is the program that I have on all of my machines the program I use all day everyday. It works and it wirks very well. It is wonderful ti know that there are folks woriting programs with a real purpouse. I love the fact that it does one thing and it dose it very well with no extra bells and whist les. A very well thought out Application.
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Version 2.5.1
resuna
04 November 2007
Why have two versions for Tiger and Leopard? It's not that hard to make code conditional depending on the version.
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Version 2.5