Trampoline
Trampoline
2.4.1

4.4

Trampoline free download for Mac

Trampoline2.4.1

05 July 2009

Unique file launcher (was Bullseye).

Overview

Trampoline (formerly Bullseye) is the shortest route to the things you use most. You have a set of core tools, the things you use many many many times a day. With Trampoline, those things are never more than a few pixels away.

Press a hot key, and a circular launcher appears all around your cursor. Every tool you put in the Trampoline is within easy reach. Just move your mouse in the direction of the thing you want, and then click.

Very shortly, you become used to the placement of your favorite things. Your hand begins to associate moving in a certain direction with opening a certain thing. This is when Trampoline really becomes useful. Before long, it's not something you even think about. Trampoline gets out of your way so you can get your work done.

That's the philosophy of Trampoline: stay out of your way until you need it, then be quick about getting you to the tools you need. No complex learning curve, no training, no time wasted on manuals, although there is a manual if you'd like to read it. In fact, there are even Video Tutorials that show Trampoline in action.

Give Trampoline a week and see if it doesn't make getting to the things you use most quicker and easier.

Note: Trampoline was once known as Bullseye, but has since gained a new look, many many new features, and a new attitude.

What's new in Trampoline

Version 2.4.1:
  • Scroll wheel to advance between pages - a scroll wheel event causes a page advance.
  • Fixed a bug where quitting an app from the Trampoline could cause Trampoline to crash on non-English systems
  • Fixed another crash in the Add Special menu
  • The Add Special menu will no longer follow aliases to other folders inside the Applications folder.
  • Moved the quit menu item to the top of the contextual menu for running applications

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How would you rate Trampoline app?

22 Reviews of Trampoline

hmurchison
05 July 2009
Version: 2.4

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Installed Trampoline to check it out. Nice app but it used roughly 70MB of system RAM which is way too much for this app. It needs to be down around 20-30MB which is were Overflow resides. When you have a Mac with 2GB maximum you can't afford to be giving up RAM in such chunks.
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Lvdoc
18 November 2016
Version: 2.4.1
It seems to have stopped working again in 10.11.6. Is anyone else having that experience? If so, has anyone found a solution? Thanks!
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Tachy0n
20 April 2016
Version: 2.4.1
The newer site oldjewelsoftware.com is also suspended.
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Tachy0n
15 September 2014
Version: 2.4.1
The developers website is completely down or has moved http://www.old-jewel.com/ - no longer resolves to a website.
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hmurchison
05 July 2009
Version: 2.4
Installed Trampoline to check it out. Nice app but it used roughly 70MB of system RAM which is way too much for this app. It needs to be down around 20-30MB which is were Overflow resides. When you have a Mac with 2GB maximum you can't afford to be giving up RAM in such chunks.
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5
Plasterpyrus
25 August 2008
Version: 2.3.3
Very cool application, I have used it since its inception and keeps on going. I use it for a variety of uses great way to access all kinds of files
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5
Dradrienyouell
20 February 2008
Version: 2.3.3
I love Trampoline, it's not just another launcher, it has a wonderful user interface. Just as the developer says, you get used to where your applications are, left, right, top, wherever in the circle. [I should be talking of compass points ;-) Initially you can load Trampoline from your Dock apps. Thereafter I pulled off Dock items I rarely used and ADDed them to Trampoline. I also pulled from Dock apps I rarely open first such as TextEdit, I will be double clicking on a txt document. Trampoline is the BEST launcher with a fascinating opening using Option-Space. My `dock has shrunk leaving only most used apps for opening of for dragging files onto Dock icon. Though valid 'Jefflass' misses the point about limitations to Apple's Dock... [and I dislike multiple Dock apps]. I have up to 64 icons in Trampoline's circle, some are apps to test or learn. That's a Dock of 64 items, so far only apps, not documents, including a slimmed down Dock. 'Easer' makes a great point of using Mouse centre button to launch Trampoline. In my assessment I give high marks also for innovation and usefulness. Yours Adrien UK
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Easer
18 February 2008
Version: 2.3.3
I want to make my comments more overt here. This program has significantly reduced my pending carpal tunnel problems. Instead of having to make numerous trips to the dock (or other program switchers), I programmed my center mouse button to pop up the Trampoline menu when I click it. It's a lot easier for me to traverse a small piece of screen realty to find what I want. This might sound trivial, but as I've gotten older, it has made a significant difference. (I've been using Macs for nearly 20 years.) In addition, the program is highly configurable and fast. The developer has also always been prompt with replies and consideration of feature requests. This is a program one should check out before dismissing it as "yet another program switcher and launcher." I'll take it over the dock any day.
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Jefflass
08 October 2007
Version: 2.3
Why would software developers continue to spend so much time and effort developing software for Mac OS 10 that is essentially obsoleted by an OS feature that already exists, such as THE DOCK? The DOCK started out as a prominent desktop feature of the wonderful NeXT OS that has since morphed into Mac OS 10. A similar comment was made recently about the SAPIENS software (also a circular popup menu), though which is somewhat different in that it continually adapts and changes according to app usage, and is activated with a circular motion of the mouse. BOTH the Mac OS 10 and the Windows XP have DOCKs that enable one-click access to often-used apps. I currently have 40 favorite apps in my DOCKs on my Macs. The Mac DOCK's magnification feature is superb. LEOPARD will be providing a DOCK feature that springs up in an arc from the DOCK to offer access to apps, utilities, and files. I have had essentially the same thing for years on my Tiger DOCKs, and it's so easy to do: (1) create a folder in the home directory and give it an appropriate name; (2) drag new folder to DOCK on the right side of the vertical separator; (3) drag aliases for desired apps and utilities into the new folder; (4) click and hold mouse on DOCK folder to reveal a popup list to quickly select from. The following DOCK folder popups have proven very useful for me: Utilities, A/V apps, iApps, Scripts, Documents. Since the latter is already a 'provided' folder in the home directory, the DOCK version also cleverly displays a cover icon. If the DOCK didn't already exist, then both Trampoline and Sapiens would prove to be indispensable. Still needed though are unique and deft utilities and apps that are NOT already essentially provided by Mac OS 10 ...
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Jefflass
08 October 2007
Version: 2.3
Why would software developers continue to spend so much time and effort developing software for Mac OS 10 that is essentially obsoleted by an OS feature that already exists, such as THE DOCK? The DOCK started out as a prominent desktop feature of the wonderful NeXT OS that has since morphed into Mac OS 10. A similar comment was made recently about the SAPIENS software (also a circular popup menu), though which is somewhat different in that it continually adapts and changes according to app usage, and is activated with a circular motion of the mouse. BOTH the Mac OS 10 and the Windows XP have DOCKs that enable one-click access to often-used apps. I currently have 40 favorite apps in my DOCKs on my Macs. The Mac DOCK's magnification feature is superb. LEOPARD will be providing a DOCK feature that springs up in an arc from the DOCK to offer access to apps, utilities, and files. I have had essentially the same thing for years on my Tiger DOCKs, and it's so easy to do: (1) create a folder in the home directory and give it an appropriate name; (2) drag new folder to DOCK on the right side of the vertical separator; (3) drag aliases for desired apps and utilities into the new folder; (4) click and hold mouse on DOCK folder to reveal a popup list to quickly select from. The following DOCK folder popups have proven very useful for me: Utilities, A/V apps, iApps, Scripts, Documents. Since the latter is already a 'provided' folder in the home directory, the DOCK version also cleverly displays a cover icon. If the DOCK didn't already exist, then both Trampoline and Sapiens would prove to be indispensable. Still needed though are unique and deft utilities and apps that are NOT already essentially provided by Mac OS 10 ...
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mday108
26 September 2007
Version: 2.2.3
Please ignore my previous comments...I did not realize that when I had downloaded 2.2.3 that I was still looking at 2.2.2. Good Work Trampoline...2.2.3 looks like the first moment the public should now take a good look at your work. Worth downloading and checking out now...FOLKS...Try a bounce on this trampoline...No Negative Impact!
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mday108
26 September 2007
Version: 2.2.3
2.2.2 still crashes...if you try and change hot key...crash...if you have prefs open and touch desktop crash...if you doubleclick on it it opens but closes and always has to opened twice....How about you guys TEST for awhile before rushing out to give us all another buggy tease!? G5 dual processor 4gig ram - 10.4.9.
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Drummist53
24 September 2007
Version: 2.2.2
2.2.2. crashes as well...had to revert to 2.2 too
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Aeschylus
23 September 2007
Version: 2.2.1
Version 2.21 crashes every time I open the prefs on my iMac G5 1.8. Reverting to 2.2 is fine.
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Easer
23 June 2007
Version: 2.0.3
The main benefit for me is that it reduces wrist strain. I do a lot of program switching, and after awhile, it does get to be a bit of a strain to move my mouse to the dock, hover around until I find the icon I want, etc. That might not seem like much, but I find Trampoline to be much faster and easier. It also has a lot of nice features built in that might not be immediately obvious (e.g., the ability to drag a file to an icon and open it; the ability to right-click a folder and launch items; etc.). I have found it well worth the money.
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Leo-Spill
18 April 2007
Version: 2.0.3
I don't get it ? Seems to be an Emperor's New Clothes kind of application. What does this do that the dock doesn't already accomplish ? That the developers charge for this is nearly criminal. It's an alias to apps and folders and you can 'drill'/ navigate into folder hierarchies/nested folders - Isn't that the very definition of the dock ? For those looking for a real power-user launcher with real tools you can use and enhance your productivity try Quicksilver ( http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14831/quicksilver) Or try using the dock that comes with your OS.
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4.75
Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 1.4.2
Bullseye is an excellent implementation of an excellent idea! i use it all the time, i do however have one comment about it, while all round its an excellent file launcher, i would like to see the preferences and register icons change size like the application icons, this maybe a hidden feature or something but with bullseye on my computer i have over 30 items in the app, and the preferences and register icons are huge, if this is not a hidden feature, can it be added into bullseye.
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5
Frankp
16 May 2005
Version: 1.4.1
Along with DragThing, this has become my favorite way to launch frequently used programs. It's quick, easy, reliable, and inexpensive.
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3.25
Anonymous
22 February 2005
Version: 1.2
Nice program to launch applications, but the icons get too small when a lot of those are displayed. It would be one of the best with recognizable icons to quickly use it.
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2.25
Anonymous
22 February 2005
Version: 1.2
While somewhat clever in that it centers a launcher at wherever your mouse happens to be, it doesn't offer nearly enough benefit over existing freeware applications to justify purchase.
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Anonymous
13 February 2005
Version: 1.1
nice program!
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Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 1.0
Giving is good, Freeware is Great!
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3.75
Flash1296
06 February 2005
Version: 1.0
I would pay $6.50 - which is more than 1/2 of the asking price.
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