Apptivate
Apptivate
2.1

4.8

Apptivate free download for Mac

Apptivate2.1

30 July 2013

Assign system wide shortcuts to applications and more.

Overview

Apptivate lets you assign a system-wide shortcut for any application, script, or other file on your system for easy access at any time. Simply launch Apptivate, select an application or any other file, choose a key combination, and there you have it! Instant access any time.You can also take a quick peek at any application by pressing and holding the hotkey. When the hotkey is released, the application is hidden.

What's new in Apptivate

Version 2.1:
  • Now free!
  • It's now possible to resize the window (hold Shift while resizing to freely resize the window).
  • You can click on an item's icon to launch/open/execute it.
  • Added support for executing Ruby, Python and shell scripts. Any output from the script will be shown in a notification.
  • A "Suggestions" window can now be displayed. Read more at http://www.apptivateapp.com/support/#suggestions.
  • Apptivate's window is no longer displayed when launching Apptivate (except for on first launch).
  • The preferences window has been improved.
  • Made the list items 33% smaller.
  • Hovering an item now displays the full path.
  • Fixes a bug that would cause Apptivate's window to be displayed when switching spaces.

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How would you rate Apptivate app?

14 Reviews of Apptivate

4
Iaian7
25 May 2010
Version: 1.0.5

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Incredibly simple to use, and performs its task flawlessly - super fast application launching and (if selected in the preferences) hiding. Runs in the task bar instead of as a Preference Pane, which can take up more visual space than necessary IMHO, but I'd still give it 4.5 stars just for sheer simplicity and usefulness.
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5
meme12
16 May 2017
Version: 2.1
I just upgraded to Sierra, and was so happy to see this updated to 2.2 on the developers website with support and bugs fixed. This application is simply amazing, to me it beats all those type to launch tools by providing immediate access. I use it to mimic the windows taskbar feature of cmd/win + number to focus on the set application. I am so happy and love cocoa beans. Sincere thanks.
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5
s-vusatyi-1
22 January 2017
Version: 2.1
Updated to 2.2, works like a charm in Sierra
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5
cka3o4h1k
26 October 2014
Version: 2.1
Time saver app number 1 over years But hard to manage many items (over 20 favourite folders, scripts, many many apps)
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4
Thyx
07 July 2012
Version: 2.0.2
It still works like a charm. 4 stars rather than 5 because it'd be nice to simplify the setup, say, by choosing from running apps. Last year I thought it'd be a good idea to switch to some Nu Kit, which was de facto abandoned.
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5
xati-ba
02 November 2011
Version: 2.0.2
App does exactly what it says, is reasonably priced, and the developer responded to my queries. Highly recommended if you spend a lot of time at the screen. For example, I toggled F6 to be my browser shortcut and it saves me so much time.
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xati-ba
29 September 2011
Version: 2.0.2
Is there any way to remove the menu bar icon? I've got all my shortcuts in place and don't need to add modifications, and now the menubar icon is just taking up space. As for the app itself, it is excellent, does what it says and does it well.
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4.5
willhopkins
08 March 2011
Version: 2.0
Apptivate is a fast, stable app. It does exactly what it says, and it does it quickly. Unfortunately, the UI is a bit clunky and you can't delete an item from your list once you've added it. You can delete a hotkey just fine, but the app remains to clutter up your list. Still, it's a minor annoyance and has quickly made itself indispensable.
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Thyx
21 February 2011
Version: 2.0
The site has been down for some days. I hope Tim gets it back up. It seems to sell well and it's so close to be fully functional.
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Thyx
21 January 2011
Version: 2.0
Well, I was ready to support them since I've been using Apptivate for quite some time. But I'm not sure if 2.0 adds any value... clear case of losing a customer for now because I can't try out the new version. Seriously, holding Option just to get a serious list, which appears to contain only 3 instead of 8 entries? As soon as they add some proper window/pref pane to organize the short cuts I'm bought.
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5
GonzoMode
07 January 2011
Version: 2.0
Simple and handy.Excellent!
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4.5
Thyx
14 December 2010
Version: 1.0.7
Does it exactly what it promises. No delays - crucial advantage over full-fledged launchers such as Quicksilver. Only minor issue I found is kind of an : it does not restrict the shortcuts at all. So, you can assign 'A' to an app.
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4
Iaian7
25 May 2010
Version: 1.0.5
Incredibly simple to use, and performs its task flawlessly - super fast application launching and (if selected in the preferences) hiding. Runs in the task bar instead of as a Preference Pane, which can take up more visual space than necessary IMHO, but I'd still give it 4.5 stars just for sheer simplicity and usefulness.
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Thumbmaster
21 May 2010
Version: 1.0.5
Thank you for putting the shortcuts in the listing! And I notice you fixed the bugs where apps are accidentally hidden even though the prefs says "no"; and the "about" box not displaying. I can't recommend this app enough. Thank you for the great work!
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4
Thumbmaster
12 May 2010
Version: 1.0.4
This app was exactly what I was looking for to replace my much-beloved iKey. iKey, a PowerPC app, was bogging down my Intel iMac pretty badly. I've finally had it and searched for a worthy replacement and I found Apptivate. Its interface is simple and unintrusive. It does its thing fast and well. The only things I would like to add are: the ability to "expand" the shortcut list so I don't have to scroll; show the shortcut key right next to each item (ala normal menu commands) so I don't have to click on it to see it; add shortcuts for tasks such as "type today's date", etc. Overall this app is a must-have for anyone looking for a lightweight app launcher.
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Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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