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Magic Launch
Magic Launch
1.4.3
3.9
0.0
Magic Launch free download for Mac

Magic Launch for Mac1.4.3

20 July 2010

File launching preference pane.

What is Magic Launch for Mac

With Magic Launch users can take true control over which application is launched when double-clicking on a file. You can reinstate creator codes on a per file-type basis, or create personalized rules to select a different application depending on the folder the file is located in, its color label, the name of the file, or its content. It is also possible to run a terminal command instead of an application.

What's new in Magic Launch

Version 1.4.3:
  • Changed registration code format and process
  • Various minor fixes

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mklengel
mklengel
Aug 17 2015
1.4.3
0.5
Aug 17 2015
0.5
Version: 1.4.3
It doesn’t work anymore with OS 10.10.5. Is there a solution?
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
Nov 18 2012
1.4.3
4.5
Nov 18 2012
4.5
Version: 1.4.3
My old boss in the Army (a lieutenant colonel) used to say "I'm sorry Bill, you just can't fix 'stupid' but thanks for trying." when we would run into the occasional brick wall. Moving from the elegant and superior file type and creator of Mac OS 9 to retro style file extensions like DOS under Mac OS X was just plain *stupid* on Apple's part. It brought on problems and user difficulty for no good reason. Somewhere there is a dictionary with a definition of "stupid" and one of them mentions this maneuver. And Metakine thank you for fixing "stupid". Awesome utility. Maybe a little pricy but nicely done.
Hermie
Hermie
Jul 4 2011
1.4.2
5.0
Jul 4 2011
5.0
Version: 1.4.2
YES! Finally my Nisus.rtf docs when double clicked open in Nisus again and for instance the TextEdit.rtf ones in TextEdit. Same for PDFPenPro & Preview. Creator is back, the way it should be. Are you listening Apple? Probably not and the dumbing down will continue, why doesn't that surprise me anymore? Thanks to the developer for this one! The changed Snow Leopard behaviour was driving me nuts. And with a kazillion unmissable Rosetta apps that's where I have been bolted down. Apple calls it progress, you know.
Funjoy
Funjoy
Feb 23 2011
1.4.2
4.5
Feb 23 2011
4.5
Version: 1.4.2
Handy and useful app to open links in one's choice of browser. Solid and stable and works transparently.
Designer
Designer
Dec 22 2010
1.4.2
5.0
Dec 22 2010
5.0
Version: 1.4.2
I use Magic Launch to get around the mind-numbing process of having two or three different versions of Adobe Creative Suite apps installed. Say you need to have both CS3 and CS4 to work with newer and older jobs. Adobe hogs the launch process by always forcing an InDesign, Illustrator (etc.) document to open in the latest version. Even if you try to choose CS3 as the default app, the OS ignores this and still opens your document with CS4. Magic Launch takes control and allows you to set all InDesign documents to always open with CS3. Secondly, I can specify a simple rule to look for either CS3 or CS4 in the file name and the document will always open with the right version of the app. A brilliant app that deserves recognition and your support and worthy of all these 5 star review. Here's another!
F451
F451
Aug 7 2010
1.4
5.0
Aug 7 2010
5.0
Version: 1.4
I find this app exceeding helpful. I have used RCDefaultApp for years now and greatly appreciate it, but Magic Launch provides more features than the others in its category. The developer is very considerate and helpful too. No regrets.
Djemp
Djemp
Jul 30 2010
1.4
5.0
Jul 30 2010
5.0
Version: 1.4
Really handy application, a bit expensive, but does what it claims very well.
Michel-Fortin
Michel-Fortin
Jan 22 2010
1.0.1
0.0
Jan 22 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
There's certainly an overlap between what the two preference panes do, but RCDefaultApp doesn't restore the creator code behaviour on Snow Leopard, nor does it allows customized launch rules depending on the file name or the file location on the disk for instance.
Easer
Easer
Jan 22 2010
1.0.1
0.0
Jan 22 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This is free and has always worked fine: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14618/rcdefaultapp
$19.95
3.9
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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