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Trickster
Trickster
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Trickster free download for Mac

Trickster

Version 3.9.1

Quickly access recently used files.

3.7
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$29.99
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Trickster overview

Trickster (was Blast) is a productivity booster application that places all recently used files at user's fingertips, providing him with a fast and easy access to them.

Trickster keeps track of all the files the user has been recently using on his Mac. With Trickster, all these documents are just one click away. The user can access the file list anytime by clicking on the application icon in the menu bar, and perform multiple actions on the files: open, preview, move and more.

What’s new in version 3.9.1

Updated on Mar 24 2023

  • Added a setting to select what should be displayed in the Favorites sidebar: Icon, Title or Both (like previously).
  • Improved integration with Hookmark and DEVONthink:
    • Change name from Hook to its rebrand name Hookmark.
    • Display Hookmark button for tracked DEVONthink documents that have hooks.
    • Invoking Hookmark on a DEVONthink item in Trickster will provide expected URL to DEVONthink.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

6.4 MB

Downloads

32389

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14.4 or later
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Sigil
Sigil
Apr 20 2021
3.6
1.0
Apr 20 2021
1.0
Version: 3.6
The price is now $29.99.
Hydester
Hydester
Feb 22 2020
3.3
5.0
Feb 22 2020
5.0
Version: 3.3
Very handy for tracking recent files. Use it in combination with another great app called Workspaces and you really will have super-quick access to files you used to have to dig for.
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Aug 20 2019
3.1
5.0
Aug 20 2019
5.0
Version: 3.1
the most convenient and powerful application ever for the Mac , works as promissed and let me keep track for my recent folders and files and even applications and with the ability to flag some items I can access what I want when ever I want with ease if I am working on a certain project or file . the favorites panel make it easy to access what I want in a simple and intuitive way . this application is amazing and deserves 5 stars rating without any doubt
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Mar 29 2019
3.0
5.0
Mar 29 2019
5.0
Version: 3.0
Yeah, Trickster 3.0 now with Mojave design – I love it! And for those really ;) experienced Mac Pros: Trickster is something like the modern version of legendary and unbeatable "Super Boomerang" 30 years ago which reliably "remembered" everything opened on the Mac…
cohen-2
cohen-2
Feb 19 2019
2.8
4.0
Feb 19 2019
4.0
Version: 2.8
2.8 fixed the memory issue for me, which I only noticed with Mojave. It seems so strange that all apps have 'File/Open Recent' but Finder does not.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jan 20 2018
2.6
5.0
Jan 20 2018
5.0
Version: 2.6
Next to App Tamer, Trickster is one of my "hidden champions" on the Mac, which makes my daily work a lot easier and I don't want to miss. Highly recommended!
gcoghill
gcoghill
Dec 25 2017
2.6
5.0
Dec 25 2017
5.0
Version: 2.6
It took me a while to wrap my head around Trickster at first, but now I use it all the time. I love having all the recent files of my choosing accessible from one consistent place in the menubar. I never have to think about where to look for files now. Helpful and friendly developers as well. Part of my macOS EDC.
bobembry
bobembry
Jan 8 2016
2.4
5.0
Jan 8 2016
5.0
Version: 2.4
A real convenience for anyone who opens many documents from many applications. It works great
Rmorden
Rmorden
Jul 30 2015
2.3.2
0.0
Jul 30 2015
0.0
Version: 2.3.2
I have tried to remove the pop up menu from my start up screen. I have trashed all app information and still no luck. I wrote to the company several times and they still refuse to respond to my request. How do I remove this pop up menu item?
IloveBurma
IloveBurma
Aug 26 2013
2.1.1
4.5
Aug 26 2013
4.5
Version: 2.1.1
Works as adverstised.
bbw7
bbw7
May 16 2013
2.1.1
0.0
May 16 2013
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
As a heads up to people not aware, OS X (SL anyway) has a "Recent Items" menu option: Apple->Recent Items which gives access to recently used applications, documents and servers. Not dissing this software in any way (I assume it is more powerful than the native option); just letting folks know what is natively available.
Sandrine
Sandrine
Feb 13 2013
2.1.1
4.5
Feb 13 2013
4.5
Version: 2.1.1
I use it every day, and it's really helpful!
Drdul
Drdul
Dec 14 2012
2.1
4.0
Dec 14 2012
4.0
Version: 2.1
Trickster is the best app I've found for accessing recent files (and I have tried them all!). I like the ability to create categories that are limited to specific folders and file types, as that allows me to find certain files quickly. Some other similar apps also offer this feature, but in my experience they miss some files. Trickster shows me all files that have been opened or modified, including files in my Dropbox that were modified on another computer. One of the (minor) downsides of the way Trickster is programmed is that it shows files for any modification, including hiding the file extension or changing the colour label, even if the file has not otherwise been modified. There are two reasons I'm giving Trickster only four stars. The first is that it occasionally goes nuts and eats up a lot of CPU, as others have reported below. I only encountered this problem once in the two weeks I evaluated Trickster before purchasing it, but nevertheless it is an issue. The second reason is that the selection of icons to assign to categories is fairly small, with no option of adding custom icons.
Sigil
Sigil
Jul 28 2012
2.0.2
1.0
Jul 28 2012
1.0
Version: 2.0.2
Anyone know of an alternative to this app that supports Evernote or can be modified to do so? I'd appreciate the info. Perhaps, I should at at least comment on Blast. I purchased Blast via the MAS this past February. I really liked the UI. However. it was really taxing my Mac. (I have screen shots of Activity monitor showing the memory issues.) So, I couldn't have it as a Login item or even leave it running. I wanted it to be my go to Evernote app. I simply couldn't. That said, the app is dead. I don't think anyone who purchased Blast less than a year should buy this app. I'll gladly take the sad faces.
FalstaffA
FalstaffA
Jun 5 2012
2.0.1
0.0
Jun 5 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
From Trickster's developers' (Apparent Software) webpage: "Note that Trickster requires Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or later - so if you have an older OS X version, you're stuck with Blast :-)" Well, for starters I find the apparently facetious tone of such statement unprofessional at best and less than knowledgable at worst (the word 'ignorance' comes to mind,) a cursory review of Mac owners' opinions of Lion when compared to Snow Leopard clearly indicate a preference for the latter, a significant number of Mac owners who "upgraded" to Lion came to regret having done it, many of them even have gone so far as to downgrade to Snow Leopard, basically Lion is a Service Pack for OS X that leaves much to be desired, there is no need to code applications solely for Lion, as they can easily be coded to simultaneously work on both Snow Leopard and Lion with the Lion exclusive functions and features disabled for Snow Leopard users. I urge the developers at Apparent Software to reconsider their decision to limit this application's appeal and its concurrent potential loss of sales/revenue/income.
pnn314
pnn314
Jun 4 2012
2.0.1
2.5
Jun 4 2012
2.5
Version: 2.0.1
Does not works on external drives!
Kitmos
Kitmos
Jun 4 2012
2.0.1
0.0
Jun 4 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Note that all these comments are referring to Blast, the Old version of Trickster
gripmedia
gripmedia
Mar 27 2012
1.7.5
2.5
Mar 27 2012
2.5
Version: 1.7.5
I like this App. But it leaks memory really badly on my Core i7 quad core Lion mac. If left running it will consume up to a half gig of memory, which is far too much for a small helper App.
markflanagan79@yahoo-com
markflanagan79@yahoo-com
Mar 22 2012
1.7.5
4.5
Mar 22 2012
4.5
Version: 1.7.5
This app was very useful for me.
Kristan
Kristan
Mar 9 2012
1.7.5
4.0
Mar 9 2012
4.0
Version: 1.7.5
Just purchased this a few days ago and already it is saving me so much time I feel like I'm actually getting younger. I had tried Fresh before, but somehow it never got into my workflow. Something about actually having to drag from the big unwieldy Fresh "green bar" just didn't work with me. Plus, there was a smaller selection of items not really organized in any way, so I always had to think a bit (heaven forbid!) to find what I wanted. As soon as I downloaded Blast I was off and running and it is already an integral part of my workflow. Few apps have done that so quickly. I give it four, since there is room for improvement ( .. a quick filter field would do wonders and solve the problem of obscure file types, I think > [ filter > ".ogg" ] for ex). It's also not revolutionary. I also really really don't like the menubar icon. Either of them.
Sigil
Sigil
Aug 14 2022
3.8.1
1.0
Aug 14 2022
1.0
Version: 3.8.1
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 26 2022
3.8.1
5.0
Mar 26 2022
5.0
Version: 3.8.1
Hydester
Hydester
Feb 22 2020
5.0
Feb 22 2020
5.0
Version: null
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Aug 20 2019
5.0
Aug 20 2019
5.0
Version: null
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Mar 29 2019
5.0
Mar 29 2019
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Mar 29 2019
5.0
Mar 29 2019
5.0
Version: null
cohen-2
cohen-2
Feb 19 2019
4.0
Feb 19 2019
4.0
Version: null
gcoghill
gcoghill
Dec 25 2017
5.0
Dec 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
nicolasfolliot
nicolasfolliot
Feb 18 2017
3.0
Feb 18 2017
3.0
Version: null
bobembry
bobembry
Jan 8 2016
5.0
Jan 8 2016
5.0
Version: null
deputat
deputat
Aug 8 2015
4.5
Aug 8 2015
4.5
Version: null
Jacklarm
Jacklarm
Jan 15 2014
2.5
Jan 15 2014
2.5
Version: null
Dochoz
Dochoz
Nov 24 2013
0.5
Nov 24 2013
0.5
Version: null
IloveBurma
IloveBurma
Aug 26 2013
4.5
Aug 26 2013
4.5
Version: null
myservice9944
myservice9944
Jul 20 2013
1.0
Jul 20 2013
1.0
Version: null
guycharlesrinauro
guycharlesrinauro
Feb 27 2013
3.0
Feb 27 2013
3.0
Version: null
Sandrine
Sandrine
Feb 13 2013
4.5
Feb 13 2013
4.5
Version: null
Drdul
Drdul
Dec 14 2012
4.0
Dec 14 2012
4.0
Version: null
Physhbourne
Physhbourne
Sep 13 2012
5.0
Sep 13 2012
5.0
Version: null
Anna-M
Anna-M
Sep 3 2012
5.0
Sep 3 2012
5.0
Version: null
Scott-S
Scott-S
Jul 8 2012
4.0
Jul 8 2012
4.0
Version: null
Laujeman
Laujeman
Jul 3 2012
3.0
Jul 3 2012
3.0
Version: null
Jred21
Jred21
Jun 13 2012
4.0
Jun 13 2012
4.0
Version: null
Jacob-Gorban
Jacob-Gorban
Jun 6 2012
5.0
Jun 6 2012
5.0
Version: null
pnn314
pnn314
Jun 4 2012
2.5
Jun 4 2012
2.5
Version: null
Macdamien1
Macdamien1
May 28 2012
2.5
May 28 2012
2.5
Version: null
i®ipa
i®ipa
Apr 11 2012
5.0
Apr 11 2012
5.0
Version: null
gripmedia
gripmedia
Mar 27 2012
2.5
Mar 27 2012
2.5
Version: null
fresnoharry
fresnoharry
Mar 23 2012
1.5
Mar 23 2012
1.5
Version: null
markflanagan79@yahoo-com
Mar 22 2012
4.5
Version: null
Mark-Fl
Mark-Fl
Mar 19 2012
4.0
Mar 19 2012
4.0
Version: null
Uncle-Lar
Uncle-Lar
Mar 15 2012
3.0
Mar 15 2012
3.0
Version: null
Kristan
Kristan
Mar 9 2012
4.0
Mar 9 2012
4.0
Version: null
Tazpizzazz
Tazpizzazz
Mar 7 2012
4.0
Mar 7 2012
4.0
Version: null
Jdehnert
Jdehnert
Feb 29 2012
2.5
Feb 29 2012
2.5
Version: null
Dialing-wand
Dialing-wand
Jan 4 2012
3.0
Jan 4 2012
3.0
Version: null
Maluisa
Maluisa
Oct 4 2011
4.5
Oct 4 2011
4.5
Version: null
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Sep 7 2011
3.5
Sep 7 2011
3.5
Version: null
Ficiro
Ficiro
Aug 9 2011
4.0
Aug 9 2011
4.0
Version: null
Vinkri
Vinkri
Jun 9 2011
4.5
Jun 9 2011
4.5
Version: null
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