Switché
Switché
2.31

3.7

Switché free download for Mac

Switché2.31

06 June 2012

Easily CMD+Tab between applications.

Overview

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 in Switché

Version 2.31:
  • Made the free version of Switche less nagging.

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19 Reviews of Switché

5
Px9-855
12 August 2010
Version: 1.07

Most helpful

Tried this with a lot of skepticism but it turned out a lot better than I thought. Switché makes the command + tab function more up to date in both looks and use. I also feel like I am in more control of command + tab operation. Previously, if the mouse pointer happened to be over some app in the regular command+tab window when activated I would detour and end up in another app than I intended. With Switché that user quirk doesn't seem happen. Thank you, this really improved my workflow. One small wish though, can you please add 'H' as a hotkey for 'Hide Application' (in the same way 'Q' and 'W' are currently used)?
(4)
3
Kohoutek
09 June 2012
Version: 2.31
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.
(0)
0.5
mauriz
13 February 2012
Version: 2.29
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...
(2)
Sgginc
07 February 2012
Version: 2.29
Let me know when it works in Lion (10.7.3). Just crashes now. Thanks ... Ken
(3)
Revco
03 December 2011
Version: 2.29
Problems with Illustrator CS5. Shows the same preview for all open docs.
(1)
4
KLOCK
15 January 2011
Version: 2.28
oddly, it does not recognize the new App Store from 10.6.6. :(
(1)
2
Ctkmnd
12 January 2011
Version: 2.28
Did the development of Switché die off completely or what? This used to have an update almost daily... :S
(1)
Mac007
02 November 2010
Version: 2.28
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.
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Px9-855
20 October 2010
Version: 2.26
Would love Switché even more if it had a "Single Application-Mode" feature... ;)
(3)
5
Nicksloan
03 October 2010
Version: 2.13
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.
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Jonsi
02 October 2010
Version: 2.13
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.
(1)
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Larsen2k4
02 October 2010
Version: 2.13
I've just tried the new 2.x version, but returned to 1.x - I prefer the use of Exposé - that's why I bought it :)
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Px9-855
02 October 2010
Version: 2.12
I've never preferred the whole coverflow-look, i.e. the reflections are too strong and there's too much flicking for the eye to keep up. Still, Switché is better than the rest imo so thank you for being able to at least put it in a smaller window rather than fullscreen.
(1)
Greg-C-
02 October 2010
Version: 2.0
I try it, and I have to say I like it, simple, prompt, works most of the time. Will try it one more day before I decide if I should buy it. one comment is that however when I check "Ignore application without any open windows", my Adobe Illustrator CS4 with windows open doesn't show in either application switch nor window switch. I understand Adobe series is along with the most hard to deal with windows, I was just hoping our beloved developer will have time to look into it and see if there is any quit fix (i have try to put AI into the filter and make it high, no luck) Another question is that if there is any way to turn back to traditional look of the switch. I kind of like the enlarge one, but I am more comfortable with the original. A feature request as a two-display user: I really like to see if the full-window mode can only blank the main display I am using while keep another display showing what it is supposed to show. Cheers for the great work
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Robotank
02 October 2010
Version: 2.0
Switché 2 is awesome--it's LiteSwitch and Witch in one app, and it's now free of the limitations of Exposé. The developer is fantastic too. He's helpful and extremely responsive to feature requests and bug reports.
(0)
Drdul
02 October 2010
Version: 2.0
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.
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5
Stevie-Ackerman
02 October 2010
Version: 2.0
I really like the way this software allows you to tab through apps and windows. It is very easy to configure and use. In addition, the price is a very reasonable cost for the time it saves. The only thing I would like changed is to have the window open a little wider or just make the size somewhat configurable.
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-M-S-
17 September 2010
Version: 1.11
I was going to make this a review but really haven't been able to use it enough to qualify the following as a "review". But here's my experience: I routinely have 10-25 apps running at a time and Siwtché just doesn't seem to be able to handle this configuration with so many windows open. I hit command-tab and I am taken to an app all nicely Exposé'd... then I hit command-tab again and if I'm lucky, about half the time, it will switch to the next app... I try it a third time, and it usually gets stuck -- it doesn't cycle through any more apps. I'm always keen to check out new utilities that can boost my productivity but from my experience, if you're a seasoned user with an established workflow, the learning curve that it most of these tools require (learning curve = ability to seamlessly integrate it into your workflow without thinking) negates whatever small benefits they deliver. In this case, the end result is also less desirable for me since Mac OS X's command-tab is instantaneous and Switché was super laggy for me. I run 4GB of RAM on a mid-2010 i5 17" MacBook Pro, so that should be enough horsepower.
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5
Px9-855
12 August 2010
Version: 1.07
Tried this with a lot of skepticism but it turned out a lot better than I thought. Switché makes the command + tab function more up to date in both looks and use. I also feel like I am in more control of command + tab operation. Previously, if the mouse pointer happened to be over some app in the regular command+tab window when activated I would detour and end up in another app than I intended. With Switché that user quirk doesn't seem happen. Thank you, this really improved my workflow. One small wish though, can you please add 'H' as a hotkey for 'Hide Application' (in the same way 'Q' and 'W' are currently used)?
(4)
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Frank-Martin
03 August 2010
Version: 1.05
I really appreciate the creativity of this software. I doubt that it is genuinely useful for most, but thank you for sharing it with us, and thank you for being willing to experiment!
(3)
$7.99

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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