DelayedLauncher
DelayedLauncher
2.2.1

4.5

DelayedLauncher free download for Mac

DelayedLauncher

2.2.1
02 February 2011

Delay the launch of specified login items.

Overview

DelayedLauncher... Have login items that you want to open a little later? DelayedLauncher should cover all your delayed launching needs!

Add DelayedLauncher to your login items, and add the login items you want delayed to it.

What's new in DelayedLauncher

Version 2.2.1:
  • NEW: New icon by @lorenzorlandi -- thanks!!
  • NEW: Reveal In Finder contextual menu item (bugfix in 2.2.1)

14 DelayedLauncher Reviews

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larrymcj
15 March 2013

Most helpful

There are several decent apps available that rearrange your menu bar icons, but I think DelayedLauncher does a better job at it because this is all it does. Instead of adding code to each menu bar app to rearrange the apps, it simply delays the apps' startup to coincide with your configuration. I've tried all the other apps that do this, and for me, this is the best since all I want to do is keep the four or five menu bar icons I use the most, positioned furthest left from the system icons. While I gave DelayedLauncher 5 stars, I only gave it 3 stars for ease of use because, for the casual user, it is counterintuitive with regard to assigning the delay times for each app and how they should be listed in the UI. I'm a retired geek and it took me several tries before the light bulb went off on how to arrange the apps and what times to assign to them. Additionally, there is no help file so you're on your own, and also why I decided to write an informative review. The first thing you need to know (but no one tells you) is the menu bar apps you add to DelayedLauncher MUST be in the exact order that you want them launched. E.g., the first listed app will launch first, then go on down the list. Based on this you need to assign the longest delay to the first app, then about 4 seconds (this worked for me) for each of the subsequent apps. The last app you list will be the furthest from the system icons in your menu bar, so in my case that was my most used app (MailTab Pro) and it's now the first app in my menu bar. Here's how my configuration looks and it works great...you may have to experiment with the times depending upon your hardware and apps. App 4 - listed first - 20 seconds App 3 - listed second - 4 seconds App 2 - listed third - 4 seconds App 1 - listed fourth - 4 seconds So, what happens is after 20 seconds all other apps have populated in my menu bar, then these four begin launching, starting with App 4, ending with App 1. The apps show up now in the priority I want (App 1 | App 2 | App 3 | App 4). Another thing you need to know and you're not told is you must first remove the apps you're adding to DelayedLaunch from your user|Login Items in Preferences (if they're listed there). Also, if the apps have a configuration option for "Start at Login", disable this as well...and also if it has a "Hide on startup" disable this. The "Hide" box should be checked beside the app in DelayedLauncher if you don't want the app to open on your desktop when it starts. IMHO, the developer of this app could add a good help file, some extra features and more documentation, and spiff up the UI and sell this for a few dollars. Apple would never allow in the MAS, but that's probably a good thing :-)
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Version 2.2.1
MercilessFir
03 February 2019
The program has been abandoned. As a 32 bit app macOS Mojave may not be support it with the next update.
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Version 2.2.1
YHC
07 March 2018
The following sentence was copied from the developer's website, ------ And you thought I’d abandoned it. ? ------
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Version 2.2.1
larrymcj
15 March 2013
There are several decent apps available that rearrange your menu bar icons, but I think DelayedLauncher does a better job at it because this is all it does. Instead of adding code to each menu bar app to rearrange the apps, it simply delays the apps' startup to coincide with your configuration. I've tried all the other apps that do this, and for me, this is the best since all I want to do is keep the four or five menu bar icons I use the most, positioned furthest left from the system icons. While I gave DelayedLauncher 5 stars, I only gave it 3 stars for ease of use because, for the casual user, it is counterintuitive with regard to assigning the delay times for each app and how they should be listed in the UI. I'm a retired geek and it took me several tries before the light bulb went off on how to arrange the apps and what times to assign to them. Additionally, there is no help file so you're on your own, and also why I decided to write an informative review. The first thing you need to know (but no one tells you) is the menu bar apps you add to DelayedLauncher MUST be in the exact order that you want them launched. E.g., the first listed app will launch first, then go on down the list. Based on this you need to assign the longest delay to the first app, then about 4 seconds (this worked for me) for each of the subsequent apps. The last app you list will be the furthest from the system icons in your menu bar, so in my case that was my most used app (MailTab Pro) and it's now the first app in my menu bar. Here's how my configuration looks and it works great...you may have to experiment with the times depending upon your hardware and apps. App 4 - listed first - 20 seconds App 3 - listed second - 4 seconds App 2 - listed third - 4 seconds App 1 - listed fourth - 4 seconds So, what happens is after 20 seconds all other apps have populated in my menu bar, then these four begin launching, starting with App 4, ending with App 1. The apps show up now in the priority I want (App 1 | App 2 | App 3 | App 4). Another thing you need to know and you're not told is you must first remove the apps you're adding to DelayedLaunch from your user|Login Items in Preferences (if they're listed there). Also, if the apps have a configuration option for "Start at Login", disable this as well...and also if it has a "Hide on startup" disable this. The "Hide" box should be checked beside the app in DelayedLauncher if you don't want the app to open on your desktop when it starts. IMHO, the developer of this app could add a good help file, some extra features and more documentation, and spiff up the UI and sell this for a few dollars. Apple would never allow in the MAS, but that's probably a good thing :-)
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Version 2.2.1
hwgray
05 May 2011
Why is it not possible to download this app, whether from here or whether from the author's site? WTF?
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Version 2.2.1
2 answer(s)
Thyx
Thyx
15 May 2011
As of now, it works. Welcome to the mysterious world of Internet, ‘person with interesting nickname’ ;-)
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hwgray
hwgray
16 May 2011
I don't know what to tell you, but I'm *still* SOL, WRT being able to download DelayedRelease!
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EndoLab
05 February 2011
Very smart and useful app.Use it every days
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Version 2.2.1
rwebber
02 February 2011
Sometimes system login items "loses" items. This has made my life easier and controls the login arrangement of the menubar apps.
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Version 2.2.1
gcoghill
31 January 2011
Works great and very handy! Love the fact that I can reorder the applications. Didn't realize the delay times were successive (the delay for each app is the amount of time it delays after the last app launched). Discovered that after using it the first time. Pause button is handy too. Can't really think of anything missing here. Good stuff!
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Version 2.2
Bill9583
26 January 2011
Great app and developer quick to respond to questions... always a good sign. I always feel bad asking for more features from free apps, but I really wish I could have different configurations/sets of apps to choose from when I start my computer... at work I might choose one combination of start up apps, while at home or on the road I might choose others. Keep up the good work!
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Version 2.2
Roro01
26 January 2011
Works as described.
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Version 2.2
Px9-855
09 August 2010
Great little tool for solving the annoyance of menubar icons getting juggled up on restart. Thank you.
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Version 2.0
Free

4.5

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