Namely
Namely 2.5.1
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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
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.
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 more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Namely User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Sstoy reviewed on 21 Nov 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.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Yoxi reviewed on 21 Jul 2012
I love this, simple, small, immediate. So pleased it still works after all these years and OS updates :).
[Version 2.5.1]


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Yoxi commented on 09 Jun 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).
[Version 2.5.1]


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Diggertoo tipped on 22 Apr 2010
Ultra quick launcher. Preferences can be set to hit one key to bring it up, and one key to select a program, then RETURN to start that program. I've set Namely to come up when I hit the grave key (same key as the Tilde symbol). As an example, I start up Pages by hitting the "grave key", tapping "p", then RETURN.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Rsnyder6 tipped on 24 Oct 2009
I love the light footprint and speed. This is particularity useful for less powerful machines.

I used Dock Doder ( http://foggynoggin.com/dockdodger ) to hide the dock icon (it removed it from the command-tab switching menu (whatever that is called) also.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Drdul tipped on 13 Sep 2009
In case anyone is wondering, Namely works on OS X 10.6.1.
[Version 2.5.1]

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Alua replied on 20 Sep 2009
I have a problem with mine though... It finds the apps, but then cannot open it :(
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Xenophile commented on 03 Aug 2009
This app is the cat's meow.

If only Apple could somehow incorporate it into Mac OS X...
[Version 2.5.1]


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Drdul commented on 12 Jan 2009
My dock's getting full! A request to the developer: can you make Namely a pref pane, and lose the dock icon?
[Version 2.5.1]

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Drdul commented on 21 Jul 2009
A quick tip in case the dock icon is bothering anyone else... It can be easily removed with Dock Dodger. This is with OS X 10.5.7.
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Eldritch reviewed on 06 Dec 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.
[Version 2.5.1]


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notefarm reviewed on 20 Oct 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.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Pipponipo rated on 03 Jul 2011

[Version 2.5.1]


Downloads:20,081
Version Downloads:8,473
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:20 Nov 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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