Sapiens
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Sapiens is an application launcher, it helps you access all the applications in your Mac. Sapiens is clever because it learns from you, so unlike any other launcher it predicts the applications you will likely need and offers a visualization of this prediction in an intuitive way. Sapiens is activated by moving the mouse in a circle (yes, it is a mouse gesture that finally works), therefore touching the keyboard is really the last resort to be used in case you want to search for a specific application. Sapiens was created because we recognize that users are tired of launching
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Dock Icon is optional now
  • 100% Compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Command-Click on an icon reveal in Finder
  • Forget application functionality improved
  • Brain memory empty on restart bug fixed
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



MacUpdate - Sapiens




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Sapiens User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Edanrogo reviewed on 26 Sep 2011
BEWARE! This developer is sort of a thief! He originally charged $20 for Sapiens. Then never responded to any inquiries from his clients. After several years of zero development/upgrades for Sapiens now he reappears and wants to charge another $4.99 for an upgrade that's way overdue... And soon he'll be charging $14.99!!!! PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS KIND OF DEVELOPER!!!! DON'T BUY THIS APP!!!! There are much more honest and serious developers out there that are worth our support. This people should've stayed closed and never reopen.
[Version 1.3]

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Edanrogo replied on 26 Sep 2011
UPDATE - I just got an email from the developer of the app and he apologizes for the lack of support and communication over the last few years. No excuses he says in the email. He's intentions seem to be genuinely good, so perhaps a second chance for his come back wouldn't be a bad idea at all. And who knows... maybe SAPIENS IS BACK THIS TIME TO STAY...
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Drdul reviewed on 24 Aug 2011
Much improved! With version 1.3 the Brain appears to learn batter, and it doesn't forget what it's learned on restart. It's also great to be able to lose the dock icon.

I use Sapeins on a Mac Mini that's hooked up to my HDTV, mostly in screen sharing mode but also using TouchPad on my iPad (a virtual trackpad/keyboard app). In both cases, Sapiens works well, and is easier than using Spotlight or any other launcher. Sapiens is well-suited to this situation because I don't use a lot of different apps on my Mac Mini, so the limited number of apps that Sapiens shows is still enough.

I don't use Sapiens on my work Macs, however, as I use too many different apps, and in most cases I would end up typing the app name in Sapiens anyway. Spotlight and Overflow work better for me on my work machines.
[Version 1.3]


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Phoenix⚡⚡ reviewed on 10 Aug 2011
Very Useful Application. But Please add the option to remove the Dock Icon.

Thanks!
[Version 1.2.2]


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Drdul reviewed on 21 Jul 2011
It's a promising app at a reasonable price, but (and it's a big BUT) the "Brain" feature doesn't remember anything if you restart your Mac. The "Brain" slowly learns which apps you use in what circumstances, and with a little assistance (right-click and select "Increase/Decrease Importance" or "Forget About It") it gets pretty good. Then you update Safari or something else that requires a restart, and you're back to Sapiens presenting you with a jumble of useless apps. Unfortunately, there's no way to manually edit the "Brain" settings or save them for a later restore.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Stickman67 reviewed on 30 Jun 2011
I like this. I have it set so that I can open it using a command key at times when I'm doing keyboard intensive work, or using the mouse or tablet stylus at other times. This makes it more flexible than other, similar apps that I've tried (and there are plenty out there).

It's been stable and fast, and I don't find $4.99 prohibitively expensive – although admittedly many of the similar apps out there are free.

Having said that, in terms of productivity and usability, given the way I work, this is a winner for me.
[Version 1.2.2]


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tzoi516 commented on 27 Jun 2011
I've e-mailed the developers numerous times in the past and haven't heard from them, and now it's in the Mac App Store. I'm disappointed that they haven't made an update to people who originally bought the app prior to this. I'd rather give my money to developers who communicate and work with the people who fund their projects, like Many Tricks (Butler, Witch, Moom), Smile Software (PDFPen), Circus Ponies (Notebook), and Tool Force (ForeverSave).
[Version 1.2.1]


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Trustme commented on 27 Jun 2011
Version 1.2.1 already exist (in Mac App Store). Also, a new website (www.sapiensapp.com) and a new icon. Now only $4.99 (instead of $19.95).
[Version 1.1]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 27 Jun 2011
Thanks for pointing that out, I've updated the listing :)
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Drdul commented on 09 Apr 2011
FYI: In response to a feature request, the dev says "yes we are planning to offer the option to hide the icon in the dock."
[Version 1.1]

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tzoi516 replied on 27 Jun 2011
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/12516/dockless
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Piman commented on 17 Mar 2011
It's alive! I was so disappointed when I first heard of this app and that it wasn't working for Snow Leopard. Well, today I noticed it's now on the Mac App Store!
[Version 1.1]


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RiyadhDesigner reviewed on 10 Dec 2010
oh this , i has difficult use with it in first time . but now it's easy.
ummm it's good apps but the price expensive a little
[Version 1.1]


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Gary30 had trouble on 07 Oct 2007
I really like this application! Unfortunately, shortly after I installed it I got application freezes with Entourage, Safari, and the Finder itself which led to having to reboot via the Power buttion. Having removed it, my system is stable once more. Unfortunately, I ran both Disk Utility and Onyx which deleted my crash logs. I need this system for my business but may still try messing with Sapiens but not without a couple of backups and some time.

MacBook Pro Core Duo 15" 2.16, 2G ram
[Version 1.0]

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naidu.sarojini replied on 10 Oct 2007
Well I seriously doubt it was a fault of Sapines, Mac OS X has protected memory, which means that an app can mess around as much as it wants but cannot modify other applications or the system itself.

I think the source of your issues need to be found somewhere else. It might have been just a coincidence that you ran Sapiens when you had those problems
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Gary30 replied on 10 Oct 2007
I don't think I identified any "fault," merely a correlation. As for your confidence, there are thousands of posts on thousands of forums suggesting that particular programs can cause problems with other programs including the Finder. Happens all the time. To say this isn't the case is a bit optimistic in my view.
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O-Jeff replied on 11 Oct 2007
GARY30 don't you think that if Sapiens conflicted with Safari, the Finder (!!!), and other applications... you would see here lot of negative comments about Sapines. Instead you see quite positive feedbacks...
I personally have been using Sapiens 10+ days and I am pretty happy with it.
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Gary30 replied on 11 Oct 2007
Yes, you are correct. 272 downloads (as of this writing) does suggest that all possible permutations of OS X versions, software installations, and machine configurations are fully covered and there is absolutely no reason whatsoever for my having the temerity to make such a ridiculous observation. In fact, it is possible that I was hallucinating as I had taken an apririn a couple of hours before I tried the product.

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Sliwkaj rated on 19 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1]


Downloads:8,878
Version Downloads:2,830
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:19 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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Sapiens is an application launcher, it helps you access all the applications in your Mac. Sapiens is clever because it learns from you, so unlike any other launcher it predicts the applications you will likely need and offers a visualization of this prediction in an intuitive way. Sapiens is activated by moving the mouse in a circle (yes, it is a mouse gesture that finally works), therefore touching the keyboard is really the last resort to be used in case you want to search for a specific application. Sapiens was created because we recognize that users are tired of launching applications by typing (whether by using Spotlight or any other keyboard-based launcher). These launchers make us feel like we're back in the '80's when the keyboard was the only input device. Everyone wants to have visual access to their favorite applications, but it's inefficient and frustrating to organize applications in different folders or in different docks. Life is too short, and there's not enough time to waste fighting against the entropy of the system. Sapiens is next evolutionary step in application launchers. It is a visual tool that predicts the applications you will want to launch and lays out the application's icons in way that makes interaction with the mouse simultaneously intuitive and revolutionary.


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