Bevy
Bevy 1.0.11
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Application launcher shows you all apps in one window.   Demo ($9.95)
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The application launcher with a 50,000 foot view. 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
What's New
Version 1.0.11:
  • Fixed - Bevy will now properly report when it is not assigned to "All Desktops" in Mission Control in OS X 10.7 Lion
  • New (experimental) - You can now scroll left and right with the trackpad or scroll wheel to switch sets, like tab and shift-tab
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Bevy User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Your rating: Now say why...
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+3

jims525 reviewed on 07 Oct 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.
[Version 1.0.10]


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+11

Stkmks reviewed on 25 Mar 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.
[Version 1.0.8]


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+13

Pengman reviewed on 12 Mar 2011
Simply great.
Simple but indispensable.
[Version 1.0.8]


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-8

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Whitebuck reviewed on 07 Feb 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.
[Version 1.0.8]

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+4

+11
Stkmks replied on 29 Mar 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 replied on 09 Sep 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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+11
Stkmks replied on 09 Sep 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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+5

+121

JetsSetter reviewed on 15 May 2010
Bevy - a simple and convenient tool for quick access to your shortcuts and programs. By pressing a hot key Bevy displays icons for all installed applications, dividing them into groups for easier navigation and search programs.

Bevy has a very flexible configuration - you can specify the folder from which the client will skip the program and removing from the list of unwanted software, show only the active applications and call itself the panel via hot keys.
Moves on the panel Bevy file on it will be highlighted programs that can open it. It remains only to throw the file on the desired icon.

Also worth noting that the program is stable and fast to use!

Thanks to developers for an interesting product!

Best Regards Vitaly!
[Version 1.0.7]


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+3

+21
Oak tipped on 23 Feb 2010
I am not experiencing your problems, sorry you are having them. I just wanted to tell you to contact the Developer directly at the 'Bevy" home page. He does not scan this site as often as he would like and may not see your question for a while. If you contact him, he is most responsive and helpful. I am sure you will get your answers.
Still a BIG Bevy fan!
[Version 1.0.6]


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+3

+10

Macbird reviewed on 16 Oct 2009
I previously used a free app called ParaDocks. It stopped working on the newer OS's & I felt lost without it. I purchased this app which is similar in part (but does so much more) and tried it out. I love it!
[Version 1.0.6]


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+5

+21

Oak reviewed on 24 Jul 2009
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.
[Version 1.0.4]


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+21
Oak commented on 14 Jul 2009
I have downloaded the Demo of this App. twice now, once from MU and once from Apple Downloads. Both times I get a brief view of some kind of 'blank' information sheet (too brief a view to really see); then a screenshot of Bevy, showing all my Apps. If I click on anything, it all disappears, and I am looking at my desktop. The designer's site has no contact info for asking questions, so I am taking this route... Since I cannot get Bevy to work as a Demo, if I pay for it up front, will it all work then; or will it be more of the same?
[Version 1.0.2]

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+1

+3
Patrick Savelberg commented on 16 Jul 2009
Bevy is not shown until :
- you click its icon in the dock
- use the icon in the menubar
- once it shows all your app you have te option in the left uper corner under the gear icon.
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+1

+21
Oak commented on 16 Jul 2009
Thanks, Mr. Savelberg, for your reply. However, I guess I was not clear enough in my earlier comment... The problem does not start until after I have downloaded the Bevy .zip, opened it,put the App in my Applications folder and the icon in the dock. When I then click on the dock icon, a white page appears for three seconds- it says,"Welcome to Bevy--- 1 of 9". Then it disappears and the Bevy screen appears (it really does look impressive); but as soon as I click on the gear icon, or the menu bar icon, or the screen image, everything literally disappears and I am looking at my desktop, no Bevy in sight. Also, something I noticed the last time I tried to open Bevy... The menu bar stays in Finder, so I cannot access Bevy System Preferences. All the preceding happens both with version 1.0.3 (from MacUpdate) and with version 1.0.1 (from Apple Downloads). I have never seen this behavior before, even with other Apps downloaded about the same time. I am driving an iMac, 10.4.11. Any ideas?
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+1
Brock Brandenberg commented on 19 Jul 2009
Hi THEOAK. I'm sorry I don't frequent the comments often enough, so I missed your issue until now. I have not tested on Tiger 10.4, so you could be seeing something that I haven't encountered yet, but can fix. It sounds like Bevy is quitting for some unknown reason, so please email me at support at bergdesign dot com and I'll help you track down what's happening. Thanks, Brock Brandenberg
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+2

+13

Pengman reviewed on 27 Jun 2009
Very nice, easy to use/setup.
Nice to see all apps at once.
[Version 1.0.2]


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+1

+1
Brianva had trouble on 28 Dec 2009
I use Bevy on my laptop and want to use it on my Mac Pro. It works perfect on my laptop but crashes every time on my Mac Pro. Bevy starts fine on the Mac Pro but, when I go to start any app using Bevy, Bevy crashes every time. Both machines are running 10.6.2 and are completely up to date. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks.
[Version 1.0.6]



+8

Roes rated on 21 May 2012

[Version 1.0.11]



+143

Rob.h rated on 06 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0.10]



+48

Cookie08 rated on 15 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.9.1]



Imlhaas rated on 29 Jan 2011

[Version 1.0.8]


Downloads:8,631
Version Downloads:1,742
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Demo
Date:20 May 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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The application launcher with a 50,000 foot view. 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.


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