Bevy
Bevy
1.1.2

4.5

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Bevy

1.1.2
22 October 2016

Application launcher shows you all apps in one window.

Overview

Bevy is a launcher that shows you all of your application icons in a single window that can be opened with a global hot key, from the menu bar or by clicking its dock icon. You just specify folders where your applications are located and Bevy creates visual groups of icons for each folder. To help you quickly find the application you're looking for, a key press will highlight applications with matching names or you can drag-and-drop a file to highlight compatible applications. How cool is that? In addition, you can hide rarely used apps and un-installers so they won't clutter your window. And Bevy is always up-to-date because it uses Spotlight to keep track of changes so you don't have to.

What's new in Bevy

Version 1.1.2:
  • Fixed - Various fixes for macOS 10.12 Sierra quirks
  • Changed - Alphabetical app sort is now based on the localized name

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Oak
25 July 2009

Most helpful

Since my writing of the preceding comments, the developer has gone "above and beyond" in helping me resolve the difficulties that my iMac (Tiger 10.4.11) had in digesting this App. The alacrity with which he went to work on my problem was most gratifying. Bevy itself is phenomenal. Overall appearance and graphics make for eye-candy that looks good enough to eat. The workings are intuitive- It does not require a PhD to figure out how to use all the features. The user's guide and support leave no questions unanswered. It is very reasonably priced. This application is simply a pleasure to use. Do yourself a favor- Take Bevy for a demo drive. I bet you will like it. In fact, have your credit card handy, because you will want to buy it as soon as you try it. Based upon my latest experience I give Bevy five stars for the reasons stated. This is my honest opinion. Nobody asked, offered, or gave me anything to write it. I do not know the developer.
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Version 1.0.4
Rob-h
05 November 2019
Really useful app launcher that I have been using since I bought a Mac in 2008. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work properly in macOS Catalina (it doesn't display system apps like Music, Podcasts, TV etc.). Could be down to security in Catalina even though I have given the app Full Disk Access.
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Version 1.1.2
eli-ny
18 July 2017
one of its kind. super useful replacement of launcher
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Version 1.1.2
homepary2
13 April 2017
it's looking great
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Version 1.1.2
Marcossi
05 March 2016
Not impressed and no reply from support.
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Version 1.1.1
1 answer(s)
Brock-Brandenberg
Brock-Brandenberg
14 April 2016
I apologize if you've emailed me at support@ and I haven't responded. I do ultimately respond to everyone and after looking through my received messages, I can't seem to locate anything that I can identify as you or that I've missed. Please email me again and I'll be glad to help.
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MacUpdate-Ishaq
02 March 2016
The developers at Apple are known for rolling existing 3rd-party software into OS X releases; every major release features some previously niche software solution integrated into the fabric of the OS. This typically spells the end of development for these 3rd party utilities as their developers are forced to work on new projects or pivot the progress of their apps. Bevy, however, is the rare example of a 3rd party developer remaining unfazed by Apple’s releases, going forward with resolve and conviction, improving on an experience in which Apple falls short. Launchpad has never quite convinced of its utility. The genesis of the feature was contained in its stark similarity to the iOS home screen with its rows of apps and folders, but it remained a fundamentally clunky experience, surpassed by Spotlight, the Dock, and many other application launching utilities. Bevy, on the other hand, offers a creative take on the same idea Launchpad failed to perfect: showing you all your apps in a digestible manner for quick viewing and launching. With its customizable triggers, Bevy can feel like a seamless part of the OS. But its unique way of inviting user engagement makes it something that’s not only useful, but fun to use. The initial presentation of all your apps at once feels overwhelming, but a minute or two with the app breaks down that fear, leaving the user empowered to find, open, organize, and remove apps as they wish. It’s quite the user experience — one that would make Apple jealous.
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Version 1.1.1
jack2001
07 October 2014
gradevole e funzionale
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Version 1.0.12
1 answer(s)
WetNet
WetNet
13 March 2016
^^^ FROG!
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jims525
07 October 2011
Great app, works very well as an app launcher or a dock replacement. It is very customizable, and works well with a lot of apps, just a few apps, running apps, favorite apps, etc. You can set up keys, hot corners, and ever hot-sides to activate. As I tend be obsessive about these things, I tried all the others and found this to be the best. I also emailed the developer with some ideas and he emailed back within minutes and was very open to suggestions.
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Version 1.0.10
meme12
25 March 2011
Excellent program. I currently have it triggered from a screen edge, and have been using it as a dock replacement. Actually is effective for launching and switching between running apps without getting in the way. Glad to reclaim all that screen space.
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Version 1.0.8
Pengman
12 March 2011
Simply great. Simple but indispensable.
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Version 1.0.8
Whitebuck
08 February 2011
Excellent App and Support. Give it a try, you'll buy.Download from eSellarate and not Apple App store if possible. "Just say no" to Apple App store.
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Version 1.0.8
3 answer(s)
meme12
meme12
29 March 2011
Just as a check to this, while the App Store isn't my favourite way to purchase apps (i'm in Australia, and everything is more expensive.. for some reason..) in this case i'd say esellerate is worse. I recently purchased bevy via the in trial application, only to find out that esellerate requires online activation. On communication with the developer, he suggested that there's a 5 activation limit for the purchase, which is good enough for me, but keep in mind there is a limit to the number of machines you can run your purchase on (unlike the app store), and to be able to do a backup that will install offline, you're going to have to go through some extra hoops to make the app use the manual activation code. While i do have my purchase, not having my application as "mine" is a concern, what if the developer or esellerate go bust in the meantime? Though Let me lastly say i heartily recommend bevy. I use it by triggering it to the right edge of the screen, get amazing productivity gains, and i can loose the dock. Welcome back the pixels taken by the dock into your workspace :)
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schmappel
schmappel
09 September 2012
@Stkmks Thanks a bunch for the heads up on eSellerate's activation limits! I was about to pull the trigger on a Mac Bundle when I came across your comment. I backed away slowly... ;) Thanks again! Ps. There seems to be no way to reply to a reply, so hope you still get to see this.
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meme12
meme12
10 September 2012
Yes, i got this thanks. Can verify that in 2012 you're still required to activate via esellerate, AND that i'm still using this damn app every day. It puts LaunchPad to massive shame.
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$9.95

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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