Orbiter
Orbiter
1.3.3

3.5

Orbiter free download for Mac

Orbiter1.3.3

23 April 2020

Side addition to the Dock to launch apps quickly.

Overview

Orbiter allows you to launch applications quickly. Orbiter is meant as a side addition to the Dock.

What's new in Orbiter

Version 1.3.3:
  • Fixes failed opening of folder items through menu.
  • Cancel updates by pressing 'Esc' or command+W.

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8 Reviews of Orbiter

4
Dr-Girlfriend
22 September 2009
Version: 1.2.5

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This application launcher requires you to double or single click on the icon of the app you wish to open. Also, you must manually add each application to the list before using this program. If you prefer to use quick keyboard shortcuts (as with QuicksSilver or Launchbar), you might not like this mouse-dependent app. The GUI is clean, but a bit limited and on the bland side. Suggestion for the dev: add the option for user configurable colors and text. The available choices are too few. Things you might like: Orbiter allows item tagging which can really come in handy if you want to organize a group of disparate items and open them simultaneously. Ex: You're building a webpage about bikes. You can tag your source material including pics, docs, sketches, icons, and other media along with the client's invoice and ichat transcripts in Orbiter and open it all at once. In this situation, Orbiter is much quicker than using other apps like QS or Launchbar because these items must be opened individually there. The simple interface might be preferable to users who find Quicksilver and Launchbar too overwhelming. Since you manually add only the items you want, the list will stay as small or as large as you like. In other words, you will only be shown choices that you've put there, so you won't have to scroll past "BootCamp Assistant" when you're looking for "Calculator". All in all, a nice effort. Very nice that it's free ... and Snow Leopard compatible. Cheers!
(5)
miladg69
23 April 2020
Version: 1.3.3
Where is the link?
(0)
misterjspencer
18 August 2011
Version: 1.3.3
Its a pity and it makes you wonder why someone would write such a harsh review. Then to come upon this app and find that development has stopped and the site is no longer in existence shows that expectations by users on developers is not a one way thing. As users surely we have some duty to help people develop their software. bye bye orbiter, I hope you develop a killer app someday
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PorkPieHat
21 July 2010
Version: 1.3.3
It's nice that this app is free, but I guess it would have to be, because who would pay for it? The developer's description says almost NOTHING about what it is, just that it "allows you to launch applications quickly," and that it's "meant as a side addition to the Dock." It gives no indication about how [NOTHING] works, what [NOTHING]'s strengths are, how to invoke [NOTHING], why I might like [NOTHING], why I should try [NOTHING], or anything else that might be useful to someone looking for a launcher on MacUpdate.com. And the dead zone doesn't stop there. If, like me, you're hyper-curious about useless things laying around, and despite its MacUpdate.com post's nearly complete lack of a description, you downloaded Orbiter to figure it out, you might as well tell your secretary to hold all your calls and cancel your afternoon appointments because the app itself is just as unhelpful as the description. It has NO help files and NO in-app links to the developer's website. Even the disk image you downloaded from MacUpdate has NO README file that describes [NOTHING] or instructs you how to install [NOTHING]! But it does contain a list of changes to [NOTHING] in case you're curious about how [NOTHING] has developed since [NOTHING] was first released on October 19, 2008! So, you spend 20 minutes trying to figure out what [NOTHING] is, how [NOTHING] works, and whether [NOTHING] can improve your workflow in any meaningful way. What did you discover? [NOTHING].
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4
Dr-Girlfriend
22 September 2009
Version: 1.2.5
This application launcher requires you to double or single click on the icon of the app you wish to open. Also, you must manually add each application to the list before using this program. If you prefer to use quick keyboard shortcuts (as with QuicksSilver or Launchbar), you might not like this mouse-dependent app. The GUI is clean, but a bit limited and on the bland side. Suggestion for the dev: add the option for user configurable colors and text. The available choices are too few. Things you might like: Orbiter allows item tagging which can really come in handy if you want to organize a group of disparate items and open them simultaneously. Ex: You're building a webpage about bikes. You can tag your source material including pics, docs, sketches, icons, and other media along with the client's invoice and ichat transcripts in Orbiter and open it all at once. In this situation, Orbiter is much quicker than using other apps like QS or Launchbar because these items must be opened individually there. The simple interface might be preferable to users who find Quicksilver and Launchbar too overwhelming. Since you manually add only the items you want, the list will stay as small or as large as you like. In other words, you will only be shown choices that you've put there, so you won't have to scroll past "BootCamp Assistant" when you're looking for "Calculator". All in all, a nice effort. Very nice that it's free ... and Snow Leopard compatible. Cheers!
(5)
5
Pat320
27 July 2009
Version: 1.2.4
Orbiter is great! I like it because there is not so much free launcher around that use the mouse pointer instead of keystrokes (Filegazer, Sapiens … are shareware). thx to the developper for this freeware!
(1)
Legal-Eagle
17 March 2009
Version: 1.2.2
I wish I could work out (a) what this application is actually supposed to do and (b) how to get it to do it !! Others may be able to fathom it out but, in the total absence of ANY documentation or "Help" I simply cannot. Is it intended as some sort of poor relation to "aLunch" ? I have aLunch, and love it. Any explanation of Orbiter would be appreciated
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Mitch-Bicquet
03 November 2008
Version: 1.1.7
This application has seen 5 updates since it's release 2 weeks ago - all listed on macupdate front page. I'm all for frequent updat, but when the changes are so minor, can't the developpers group them and make a release every couple of weeks? it's also a hassle for users to download a new version every couple of days.
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4
Oldmacuser
10 October 2008
Version: 1.0
Although I still like the dock better since it is a little more integrated with the system, Orbiter works really well and resembles the old System 9 Launcher, so for those old users like me, you might enjoy the app. I would like to have a little more control on the background color and also I would love to have the ability to create categories. but overall excellent work!
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Free

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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