NuKit
NuKit 1.1.5
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Multi-purpose launcher, shortcut editor, and more.   Demo ($19.99)
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NuKit is a bundle of handy tools to increase productivity and save time.
  • Launcher and Shortcuts provide instant access to applications, files & folders, URLs & Search Engines, System Actions & Scripts, Calculator & Dictionary.
  • Window Mover allows you to move and resize windows by clicking anywhere on them.
  • Tweaker gives you access to hidden Dock appearance settings, Finder preferences and other system settings.
  • Real Zoom & Real Close make Maximize and Close buttons much more useful.
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What's New
Version 1.1.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Zo219 commented on 21 Feb 2013
God, I hope nobody is holding their breath ...
[Version 1.2]


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Dan-D. commented on 01 Apr 2012
I would love to see some of the Features of the free app called Launcher by the same developer.

Why are such simple but useful features like "show in Finder" and "Copy Path" missing in the paid NuKit app? Navigate to a folder by simply typing the folders name is a great feature too I would love to see in the paid NuKit app!
[Version 1.2]

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Nulana (developer) replied on 06 Apr 2012
Thanks Dan-D.
The features you mentioned will be implemented in NuKit. Unfortunately we can't give an exact date of the release.
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Thyx replied on 12 Jun 2012
Dan, welcome and good luck to you hoping Nulana will ever update this app … they practically tricked people into buying this app and then switching over to others.
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Dan-D. replied on 12 Jun 2012
Well, yeah Thyx, I think you are absolutely right! I already kind'o regret I purchased that app! However, I switched to Moom anyways – In combination with Alfred it’s the killer combo!
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Nulana (developer) commented on 16 Jul 2011
A Mac App Store 1.2 version is quite the same as a non-MAS 1.1.5 version.
NuKit 2.0 is being prepared for a release.
[Version 1.2]

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Thyx replied on 12 Jun 2012
"being prepared" just like TextMate 2.0 or rather Duke Nuke'em?
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Sparrowhawk commented on 11 Jul 2011
Link is still for 1.1.5
Going to the dev's website also confirms that the current version is 1.1.5, so maybe the 1.2 announcement was a little premature.

Hopefully this will get updated correctly soon.

I am hoping that the 1.2 release fixes the keyboard/right click freeze that the previous reviewer mentioned and which I have experienced on several occasions too.
[Version 1.2]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 11 Jul 2011
We included a little note in the What's New section about the fact that the demo is still at 1.1.5. Unfortunately, it's only the commercial version (available through the 'Buy' link at the top of the listing) that is at 1.2.
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Sparrowhawk replied on 12 Jul 2011
Thanks for the head's up Warren, I had not spotted that.

However, I have the commercial 1.1.5 version installed for a while and doing a check for updates manually tells me I am up to date.

Unless they have decided to make it only available through the app store now which would seem unfair as I bought my license via MacZot and so do could not update that way without paying up for a new license. Hopefully the 1.2 update will appear via the non-App Store route at some stage.
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Drking replied on 15 Jul 2011
I was first prompted to update Nukit through MU about a month or two ago. Tried back then to update to 2.1 but never got it to work. Now yesterday, I get another prompt to update -- still doesn't work. Like Sparrowhawk, I'd also like to hear more details on this and agree that we shouldn't have to buy another license to upgrade. (I also have the commercial, paid for version)
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Sparrowhawk replied on 28 Jul 2011
Hi DrKing - just to let you know I contacted the dev and got this reply:

"A Mac App Store 1.2 version is quite the same as a non-MAS 1.1.5 version."

I have no idea why they decided on this numbering scheme as it just causes confusion, but I thought I'd pass on the info as it seems that we are in effect still fully up to date with 1.1.5
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T Kennedy reviewed on 14 May 2011
Tends to disable right click and keyboard input after a time delay. Some kind of memory leak.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Thyx commented on 28 Feb 2011
NuKit is actually a lot cheaper in the App Store. I see 7.99 € as of now.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Rmb305 commented on 05 Dec 2010
I would love it if NuKit displayed bookmarks from Safari and/or other Web browsers for ease of adding shortcuts.
[Version 1.1.5]

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Nulana (developer) replied on 07 Dec 2010
Thank you for the suggestion.
This feature will almost certainly appear in the very next NuKit release.
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Fariborz reviewed on 11 Nov 2010
I didn't know NuKit until recently when it appeared on MacUpdate promo. When I saw it for the first time I just thought it's another file launcher like many others that reside on my Mac and I rarely use them. Well, I was wrong! To begin with it functions flawlessly i.e. the program receives and responds to the commands without fail even if you type them very quickly. It's possible to assign a variation of shortcuts to all your primary files, applications, urls, scripts and system actions like muting the volume, restarting, shutting down, etc. My favorite function is bringing up the dictionary in the same window I use to type other commands i.e. if I type let's say "saf" it launches Safari but if I write "Safari" it immediately gives me a brief definition of this word. Hitting return brings up full definitions and shows the embedded dictionary. I find this more intuitive than searching my words on a full definition dictionary right from the very beginning. Words like "high" or "dry" have tens of meanings that unless you know what you want it's like searching a needle in a haystack. Well, with NuKit's function of showing only a brief description of each meaning searching for such words is not so tedious as before. Those who use Apple's Magic Mouse can surely benefit from removing or resizing functions; I don't. To put it in a nutshell, if you are looking for a fast simple utility that can handle many of your daily needs on your computer then you might consider this tiny but in the meantime great application. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
[Version 1.1.5]


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Jo* commented on 20 Oct 2010
Just bought this nifty little app via ZOT. My first impressions are pretty good.

However, a few little things could be enhanced/adjusted imho.

1. Get rid of the massive help tooltips as they cover almost the entire workarea in preferences and - at least to me - are rather annoying. I constantly have to move the mouse in order to get rid of the tooltips. Help is available via the helptray, so why tooltips anyway?

2. When I want to modify a launcher command or add a new launcher command, as soon as I choose from the command type dropdown, the intro window jumps to the lower left corner of the screen. It still works but that's very annoying ;-)

3. Give us the ability to add search engines on our own. The given list is o.k. but I'd rather add some search engines or other sites I'm using often which are not in the list.

4. Add magnetic edges (as an option) for window moving/resizing like in Zooom. Makes moving/resizing so much quicker and intuitive.

5. Add a preference to get rid of the app being listed in the Command/Tab open app-list (you know what I mean). MenuCalendarClock has a preference that allows for this so it can be done. After all, this is a keyboard launcher, right?

6. The popup hint for Caps Lock doens't work for me (or am I missing something?).What does the popup hint look like? Is it a Growl notification? Could be due to the fact that I'm on a Logitech KB/Mouse Combo. But it should still work, shouldn't it? The command to the OS when pressing Caps Lock is still the same, no matter what keyboard.

I'm on a MacBook Pro w/ OS X 10.5.8

Keep up the good work!
[Version 1.1.5]

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Jo* replied on 20 Oct 2010
I have to add: Resizing windows with Alt/Option + right mouse button doesn't seem to work...
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Nulana (developer) replied on 28 Oct 2010
Sorry for taking so long to answer your questions.
Please contact us at support@nulana.com
We need some screenshots for better understanding.
Thank you.
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Jo* replied on 04 Nov 2010
In all fairness I have to revise my above observations/comments about NuKit:

(as for the numbering, refer to my initial post above)

1. The tooltips don't show up anymore. The only reasonable explanation I have for this (the massive tooltips showing at first launch of NuKit) is that my system somehow "translated" the helptray content of the app into additional tooltips and showed them hovering above the preferences window. As of now, they don't show anymore. Apparently my fault and not the apps "misbehaviour".

2. This happens sometimes, and other times it doesn't. Possibly another glitch in my system. Mailed the dev some screenshots.

3. Adding the possibility to add search engines on our own would be awesome. I stick with this proposal for future enhancements of the app.

4. Another proposal for enhancing this already pretty nifty app.

5. I was too quick to write this. Apps icon only shows in the menubar and nowhere else (not in Dock and not in Command/Tab). My fault. Sorry!

6. Where and how the popup hint for CAPS-Lock is supposed to show I'm still trying to figure out. Mailed the dev about this.

All in all I'm having fun with this little app. Definitely adds a good amount of productivity to my workflow. 4+ stars and will get 5 stars if possibility to add search engines is integrated (if possible at all).
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Nulana (developer) replied on 11 Nov 2010
Thank you for your request.
Please check your e-mail.
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Lenny S reviewed on 14 Oct 2010
I found NuKit to be very useful. Window mover, script support, shorcuts to almost everything.. Loving it. I look forward to new NuKit features.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Maxxp rated on 04 Jan 2011

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Aerow rated on 21 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.5]



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Nulana rated on 15 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.5]



+4

Lenny S rated on 09 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.5]


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License:Demo
Date:10 Jul 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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NuKit is a bundle of handy tools to increase productivity and save time.
  • Launcher and Shortcuts provide instant access to applications, files & folders, URLs & Search Engines, System Actions & Scripts, Calculator & Dictionary.
  • Window Mover allows you to move and resize windows by clicking anywhere on them.
  • Tweaker gives you access to hidden Dock appearance settings, Finder preferences and other system settings.
  • Real Zoom & Real Close make Maximize and Close buttons much more useful.
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