Switché
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Easily CMD+Tab between applications.   Shareware ($7.99)
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  • Switché has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Kapeli
Switché can be used to switch between applications or individual windows, ordered by last use. Switché uses CoverFlow to display previews in a visually appealing way. It helps you easily find the window or application you are looking for.
What's New
Version 2.31:
  • Made the free version of Switche less nagging.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later

*Previously available here



MacUpdate - Switché




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    +10

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    +4

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    +3

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    +2

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    +2

  • Sapiens
    +1
Switché User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(7)
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Overall:
(8)

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Kohoutek reviewed on 09 Jun 2012
This is getting better. It no longer crashes, since the most recent update, on Lion. It was unusable here before that.

The full-screen coverflow needs to continue to come along, however. Compositing remains slow. It lags by about 3-4 seconds, with application windows blurred until compositing finishes.

The developer should try to get this along at least as far as Compiz in Ubuntu, including not just basic issues like compositing, but more features like semi-transparency.

One thing everyone is happy with is the dev's responsiveness. That's encouraging.

However, it's hard to justify monetizing this app in its current state.
[Version 2.31]


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-1

mauriz reviewed on 13 Feb 2012
Last week I bought this software with a Macupdate promo without (blame on me!) trying the trial version of the software.
Unfortunately I found out that I couldn't even use it, as after few seconds it crashes.
After few attempts, I then sent an email to the developer asking for a refund, but as I expected I haven't received any response yet.
I'm really astonished how this respectable MacUpdate company can offer a promo of a software that even doesn't work with the latest update of the Lion OS. No words for the developer too...
[Version 2.29]


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+3

+155
Sgginc commented on 07 Feb 2012
Let me know when it works in Lion (10.7.3).
Just crashes now.

Thanks ... Ken
[Version 2.29]


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+1

+171
Revco commented on 03 Dec 2011
Problems with Illustrator CS5. Shows the same preview for all open docs.
[Version 2.29]


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+1

-1

KLOCK reviewed on 15 Jan 2011
oddly, it does not recognize the new App Store from 10.6.6. :(
[Version 2.28]


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+1

+45

Ctkmnd reviewed on 12 Jan 2011
Did the development of Switché die off completely or what?

This used to have an update almost daily... :S
[Version 2.28]


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+1

+98
Mac007 commented on 01 Nov 2010
This is a nicely designed application but it does not have one important feature Lite Switch X has which is the ability to use the Q key to quit the highlighted application. If the developer were to add that feature he might get even more sales. As for myself I've already paid for Lite Switch X a long time ago and see no need to buy another similar application even though it is cheaper.
[Version 2.28]

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+98
Mac007 replied on 01 Nov 2010
I should add one more thought in fairness to the developer. Right now Lite Switch X works fine but the future is in doubt as only the download link works and the software now looks like it might be no longer in development. If that turns out to be true I may give this software future consideration especially if Lite Switch X fails to work with future Apple OS upgrades.
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+1
Kapeli (developer) replied on 12 Nov 2010
You can use the "Q" key with Switche as well, and a lot of other keyboard shortcuts. Check the Tips pane in Preferences for a full list.
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+3

-3
Px9-855 commented on 20 Oct 2010
Would love Switché even more if it had a "Single Application-Mode" feature... ;)
[Version 2.26]


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+4

+67

Nicksloan reviewed on 03 Oct 2010
Switché has soared in a short time, from conceptually interesting but impractical beginnings (using Exposée) to the first full-featured substitute for LiteSwitch (plus Witch) that I have found.

The developer is rather amazing: I emailed him with about 7 suggestions yesterday, and he has implemented 6 of them overnight. Apart from a few very minor quibbles, my only remaining concern with Switché is that CoverFlow is actually not quite as efficient as Cmd-Tab's straight row of icons for seeing what apps are running and getting to things in context; for window previews however it is probably preferable, and there is so much aded value to Switché on top of Cmd-Tab (exclusions, open with, reveal etc) that it is a price I am prepared to pay. Perhaps the future will bring some other options here.
[Version 2.13]

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+605
Fishscale commented on 12 Oct 2010
About it using cmd+ tab, you can benefit by downloading the app "pull tab" and you can rid the system of hardwiring cmd+tab. It's an extension so use if you wish. I found it to help a lot, I can apply cmd+tab to any app, or not at all.
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+67
Nicksloan replied on 12 Oct 2010
Thanks for the tip about PullTab Fishscale, though in fact I find it quite convenient to map Switché to other keys and retain Cmd-tab for occasionally accessing those apps which I have excluded from Switché.
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+1

+15
Jonsi commented on 02 Oct 2010
This is an interesting app combining app switching and window switching. However it is a memory hog, using more than 90 MB of real mem. LiteSwitch + Witch use laee than 30 MB.
[Version 2.13]

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+4
Kapeli (developer) replied on 03 Oct 2010
Switche is using around 40 MB of memory for me. It can, however, use around 90 MB if you have a lot of windows open. This is because Switche uses a cache to improve its performance. This cache is automatically cleared by your system if it needs extra memory. If you want to read more about how it works, check out the class reference for NSCache.
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+374
Drdul had trouble on 01 Oct 2010
When Switché is active, some keyboard shortcuts that include the Command key are rendered inactive in all applications. Cmd-H to hide and Cmd-, for prefs, for example.
[Version 2.0]

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Kapeli (developer) replied on 01 Oct 2010
I'm not able to replicate this bug. Can you please email me using the form at http://kapeli.com/contact and specify what keyboard shortcuts do you use to activate Switche?

+118

@timi rated on 06 Jun 2012

[Version 2.30]



+8

xieme rated on 06 Mar 2012

[Version 2.29]



Vardaman rated on 07 Feb 2012

[Version 2.29]



+63

Kapeli rated on 09 Dec 2010

[Version 2.28]


Downloads:7,081
Version Downloads:547
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:06 Jun 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $7.99
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Switché can be used to switch between applications or individual windows, ordered by last use. Switché uses CoverFlow to display previews in a visually appealing way. It helps you easily find the window or application you are looking for.


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