QuickPick
QuickPick
2.1.3

4.0

QuickPick free download for Mac

QuickPick2.1.3

24 December 2013

Seamless document launcher.

Overview

QuickPick is an application and document launcher designed to feel as if it's part of Mac OS X itself. Just drag and drop any number of applications or documents into the QuickPick window, and they'll only ever be a mouse click, flick, or key press away. Watch video tour.

QuickPick is a great place to store documents and applications that you use frequently. When it comes to launching, QuickPick replaces the roles of Finder, Spotlight, Stacks, and the Dock with one quick and easy interface, that is fast to use with the keyboard or the mouse.

QuickPick keeps any number of applications just a mouse flick (or keyboard shortcut) away. When you activate QuickPick, all of the windows on your system will zoom off into the distance, and the documents and apps you want close by will fly right into view. It's like having a fourth dimension just for your files.

QuickPick displays files, folders, and application as clickable icons which can be arranged in any way you want by simply dragging them around, similar to the Desktop in Finder. To launch an application or open a document from inside of QuickPick, just click on it. You can also select and launch items with the keyboard.

  • To launch an application or open a document from inside of QuickPick, just click on it. QuickPick will hide itself when an item is launched or switch to another application.
  • To reactivate QuickPick, you can click on it in the Dock, press a keyboard shortcut, or flick the mouse cursor into the corner of your screen.
  • To close QuickPick, you can press the Escape key or just switch to another application. You can also launch an item in QuickPick using the keyboard. When one or more items are selected, simply press the Return key to launch them. Typing to select an item is also easy. Simply start typing and QuickPick will begin looking for the item, immediately showing you what it has found. Once you've narrowed in on the item you want to launch, just press the Return key.
  • You can add files into QuickPick at any time by drag and drop.
  • To remove items select them, and press the Delete key.

What's new in QuickPick

Version 2.1.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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39 Reviews of QuickPick

clakes
12 January 2011
Version: 2.0

Most helpful

it does look like an interesting and fresh idea of a launcher application. how about making a free demo available demo though?! =\ come on guys, this stands for more or less 99% of current software policy!
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5
8enoit
12 November 2018
Version: 2.1.3
Will QuickPick work good on macOS 10.13.6? Yes, on iMac 2017
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4
JohnV2458
19 May 2014
Version: 2.1.3
This app has been discontinued by the developer.
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5
Jazzyguy
02 December 2013
Version: 2.1.1
I have this app on my SnowLeopard versions of the OS and now I have it in Mavericks.It runs great and took a lot of maneuvering to get it right because I have a lot of Apps. It runs great and I like it.I am looking forward to further versions for improvements.
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5
Maclover1-1
08 September 2013
Version: 2.1.1
Excellent app. Allows me to keep sets of apps. and sets of folders and files etc. as projects I'm working on. I wish it would support QuickLook for previews of files whole in a hierarchical view, similar to say.. FolderGlance or DragThing (which I'm trying to replace hereby.. as it does not fit my style anymore though have loved it for many years).. The browsing of files in folders should IMO be something between these: FinderPop/FolderGlance/DragThing. PS: Also the "Icon" file (inside folder that have a customized icon) should be hidden (for those folders. But overall this app is already quite useful, and could be improved to be perfect..
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2.5
Thehobbo
20 March 2013
Version: 2.1.1
Found v2.2.1 to be really buggy under 10.8.3. When the app opened the icons would 'jump' down to the left making the page off-center. Then when trying to organise icons by dragging a selection the offset would completely mess up the true selection. The sliders to adjust icon size, horizontal and vertical spacing are awful - no live feedback as dragging. Again making it really hard to use. Shame as the hot corner shortcut made it really accessible.
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Drdul
04 February 2013
Version: 2.1.1
I wanted to like this, but bugs and other glitches made it too awkward and time consuming to set up. There's an option to rename items, which would be handy for apps with ridiculously long name (I'm looking at you, Lightroom), but every time I tried to change the name, it just reverted to the old name. The screenshot in the MU listing shows icons arranged symmetrically on the screen, but that can only be achieved by manually setting the icon spacing at exactly the right amount. On my 15" MacBook Pro, I had a big gap down the right side where I wanted to put some more icons, but to do so I had to shrink the icon spacing slightly. Unfortunately, the only way to adjust the spacing is with a clumsy slider that doesn't show the new value until you let go of the slider, so I could never get it right. The app should be able to automatically calculate and set an optimum icon spacing. While selecting and dragging icons around I accidentally launched a few apps. It would be easier to set up QuickPick if app launching was disabled while editing pages. By this point I gave up. QuickPick may be a useful launcher, but for me it became too annoying to set it up that I gave up. As always, YMMV.
(1)
5
Julsa1
04 February 2013
Version: 2.1.1
One of those app you'll use every day and improves the mac experience even more. Worth every penny
(0)
3
ndfan77
20 December 2012
Version: 2.1.1
Label text on my 13" MBP Retina display is fuzzy (which is in significant contrast to the icons, which are very sharp). Seems like it would sure be nice to have an option where one of the pages could be marked as "all applications" (e.g. a page that automatically has all of the icons that would normally appear on Launchpad) so we can completely forget about Launchpad and/or keeping a separate page that has all the stuff we rarely use, but don't want to lose track of. The lack of this type of functionality has me wondering whether the $10 purchase was worth it.
(1)
Lvdoc
04 December 2012
Version: 2.1.1
Oh dear. In this newsest version, if I click on a folder, it doesn't just open the folder. It now gives me a popup with options that include "open in Finder." I don't like that. But I don't see any option anywhere to let me have it automatically open a folder in Finder if I click on it. I hope that build that option back into this.
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4.5
frostFloxer
22 June 2012
Version: 2.0.9
this is a wonderful app that lets you customize launcher (which feels useless without quickpick)
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5
aaffonso
06 June 2012
Version: 2.0.9
This is the perfect Launchpad, and the developer support is fantastic.
(0)
5
JetsSetter
06 November 2011
Version: 2.0.9
Review is coming soon… Best Regards Vitaly.
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5
Tlance
16 August 2011
Version: 2.0.7
The best just got better. I've gone from MaxMenues to DragThing to OverFlow. QuickPick is the best for my uses. One of two things I have been needing just came about. And of the two this Drag/Drop ability was my priority. Now when QP can "remember" unmounted network shares, reconnecting just by clicking the QP item, I will be in launcher heaven.
(1)
5
8enoit
02 August 2011
Version: 2.0.6
Rapide Modulable (< > LaunchPad) Bien intégré à Mac OSX Appel par coin actif Pas d'icône ni dans le Dock, ni dans la barre des menus Fonctionne sous Snow Leo !
(1)
5
Sgginc
27 July 2011
Version: 2.0.6
This is what Launchpad should have been. Great utility. Add/remove/arrange: Try that in Launchpad!!!
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4.5
Lvdoc
21 July 2011
Version: 2.0.5
QuickPick is definitely near the top of the list on memory use, but it hasn't noticeably slowed my system. I just spent $40 to upgrade to Lion. $30 for Lion, and $10 for QuickPick. To me, QuickPick is the sane version of LaunchPad. Unless I'm missing some magic manual, everything I've read in terms of trying to work with LaunchPad tells me that (1) once I've added an app, I can't get rid of it unless it was an App Store purchase; (2) the only way to "get rid" of an app is to either create a folder and stash it in there or kill the dock and start LaunchPad from scratch. For that matter, QuickPick lets me include and open folders, not just apps. I can readily rename apps. Frankly, it's a much better thought out program than LaunchPad at this stage of the game. I'd like to be able to change the background colors, but that's a pretty small deal. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.
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Acheteur
27 June 2011
Version: 2.0.5
150 Mo RAM at launch ??? And screen corner activation is no longer acting after a while ??? Beurk!!!
(0)
Macsterdam
19 June 2011
Version: 2.0.5
Having only tried the demo for a few days, I have to say QuickPick works and looks great. I won't be using it anymore though, as it uses way too much RAM. Even after launching it and adding one or two things, it already used 125mb. That's way too much for what this program does.
(0)
Acheteur
17 June 2011
Version: 2.0.5
Always the same problem for applications that do not place in the foreground? The programmer finds that there is no problem? Very damaging!
(0)
Irishrg
01 May 2011
Version: 2.0.4
"Reversed horizontal "scroll wheel" behavior so that on a magic mouse or touch pad, it's more like iOS flick." I really wish there was an option to turn this back to the way it was before, its really annoying.
(0)
5
novalue
18 April 2011
Version: 2.0.4
2.0.4 - better look (minimalist, all is shade) and smart feature access
(0)
4.5
Blueillusion
18 April 2011
Version: 2.0.4
I had some major problems with launch times in version 2.0.3 but version 2.0.4 is great. Launch times in this version are instant and the app can be used as intended. A lot of cluster from the desktop can be removed and access to often used apps is very convenient.
(0)
4.5
Dcannis
17 April 2011
Version: 2.0.4
Good App, very usefull!
(2)
5
sbri
11 April 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Fantastic app keep up the good work!
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4
novalue
10 April 2011
Version: 2.0.3
quick access and modern appearance
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2
DJMarkM
02 April 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Hi, I have a big problem with the new version of QuickPick 2.0.3, this version doesn't work when I try to open an application with it nothing happens at it's like I didn't nothing. It seems like shortcuts don't work for me I don't know why. I used the 2.0.2 and it worked fine whenever there were some bugs with it. I don't know if it doesn't work because I've done the apple update 10.0.6.7 So before to buy it people wait for some update, if you've done like me the major update from apple just wait Anybody here meets the same issue?
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Blueillusion
26 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
I like the idea of this app. But it doesn't work well for me at all. Launching other apps from quickpick quite often takes + - 30 seconds, in that time i can open application folder...find the app...and open it...These extreme long app launching times completely ruins the point of quickpick. If this is fixed i will absolutely change my rating.
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4
tzoi516
24 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Great app. I don't like a lot of things on my dock, but I also hate going into the overwhelming Applications folder. For awhile there Overflow fit the bill, but QuickPick allows me to have a cleaner dock and does the same thing. My only complaint is the stacking of icons; when I drag and drop app shortcuts, sometimes one won't go to where I dropped it and go on top of another icon. However, I can work with that. Too bad OS X Lion will negate this app when it comes out.
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0.5
James-Simon
24 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
I just found this to be really clunky. Seems just having folders in your dock is more convenient, or even Launch Bar is a better idea. I only gave the value 5 stars because I got it for free. And I didn't have stability issues as I used it for only one day. I'm sorry, I"m not impressed.
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Marius-Meyer
24 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
On the one hand it’s a great application. On the other it’s much too slow. It takes a long time to start an app or open a document.
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Stephane2956
23 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Yah gratos!!
(0)
5
Cimmerian
23 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
elle est super cette application
(0)
SawtoothRising
23 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
is it me or is memory usage rather high for an application like this? 30mb/60mb 32/64bit processes, and I haven't even done anything to it yet!
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4.5
Loureed51
22 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
very cool
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5
Konstantin-Ruhl
22 March 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Really Cool and USEFULL App! THANKS A LOT !!!
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Px9-855
27 January 2011
Version: 2.0
Would like to demo this before deciding on buying... My reason? As for someone who was more nauseated by the way Dashboard swooshes around and disabled it, QuickPick might easily go either way. It might be great but it might also end up getting the same treatment as Dashboard. Consequently, I'll add to the requests for a trial/working demo-version.
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Zeekust
14 January 2011
Version: 2.0
I'd really like to try this out before buying it. Is that possible?
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4.5
pl-svn
12 January 2011
Version: 2.0
first time in +10 years I may seriously consider retiring DragThing asked the developer to allow splitting long filenames on two lines, hope he is listening ;-)
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clakes
12 January 2011
Version: 2.0
it does look like an interesting and fresh idea of a launcher application. how about making a free demo available demo though?! =\ come on guys, this stands for more or less 99% of current software policy!
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$10.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

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