Launchpad-Control
Launchpad-Control
1.63

3.3

Launchpad-Control free download for Mac

Launchpad-Control for Mac1.63

24 July 2012

Hide and unhide apps from Launchpad in OS X 10.7.

What is Launchpad-Control for Mac

Launchpad-Control is a small tool which allows you to easily hide/unhide apps (and groups) from Launchpad in OS X 10.7.

A huge disadvantage of Launchpad is that every app located in your /Applications folder is shown. That means that you will see little helper programs like uninstallers or updaters, too. These apps can't be hidden from Launchpad easily because Apple does not provide any preference pane or tool to do so.

That's why I developed Launchpad-Control.

What's new in Launchpad-Control

Version 1.63: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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How would you rate Launchpad-Control?
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James
James
Oct 24 2012
1.63
3.0
Oct 24 2012
3.0
Version: 1.63
The developers website has been shut down. I suspect no further development will occur with this app.
James
James
Aug 23 2012
1.63
3.0
Aug 23 2012
3.0
Version: 1.63
Frankly I have looked at a few of these and none of these, other than 'hiding' Apps in the Launchpad seem to be very helpful in organizing it. What I would like to see is a dialog box with a list of all of installed apps on the left and a list of launchpad pages and folders on the right, with the option of creating a new page or folder underneath, and a sort button. Then all a user would have to do is drag the desired Apps to the desired folders and pages and the ones left on the left hand side would not be visible. Folders could be created on the right with the folder button and renamed in the right hand box. Folders and/or pages could be sorted. Then such an app would be useful.
EndoLab
EndoLab
Feb 20 2012
1.60
0.0
Feb 20 2012
0.0
Version: 1.60
I've found this: http://launchpadmanager.com/ But the best for me are the terminal tips from Macworld: http://www.macworld.com/article/164600/2012/01/clean_out_launchpad_completely.html#lsrc.nl_mwhints_h_crawl
Sig1
Sig1
Dec 3 2011
1.3
1.0
Dec 3 2011
1.0
Version: 1.3
Very unstable - loses settings and regenerates double- and triple-length lists of apps which aren't accurate. Minimal control of organizing apps.
hubby
hubby
Nov 27 2011
1.3
1.5
Nov 27 2011
1.5
Version: 1.3
Great idea but it is not at all stable - the settings change almost every time I restart. And the developer is totally non-responsive.
thedarkknight79
thedarkknight79
Nov 23 2011
1.3
5.0
Nov 23 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3
Perhaps this review is a little premature as I've just installed the program, but so far it seems to be working well and I haven't had the issues mentioned in some of the other comments, namely that it doesn't retain the changes after restarting. When I installed this, I chose the option to "Install for all users". Then, I selected the apps I wanted to show, I clicked "Apply" and then "Refresh" and it made the appropriate changes. I rebooted my computer, launched LaunchPad and initially it showed "Loading Applications" and then it showed it just as I had set it up, i.e. only the apps I had selected in Launchpad Control were in my LaunchPad - just as I wanted it. I will write a follow-up should I notice any glitches but so far, so good.
Leo-Telles
Leo-Telles
Oct 24 2011
1.3
2.5
Oct 24 2011
2.5
Version: 1.3
People are complaining, but for me worked just fine. The only thing that you should keep in mind is to use the refresh button all the time.
Iv11
Iv11
Oct 13 2011
1.3
1.0
Oct 13 2011
1.0
Version: 1.3
It seems to work at firs, but then you re-start your computer and all your changes are lost. The potential is there, but right now it's a huge waste of time :(
Radarnav
Radarnav
Sep 13 2011
1.3
0.5
Sep 13 2011
0.5
Version: 1.3
Downloaded and installed Launchpad-Control 1.3. When attempting to open the pref pane, I get the following "preferences error": You can’t open Launchpad-Control preferences because it doesn’t work on an Intel-based Mac. I've deleted, downloaded and reinstalled several times, each with the same result. Will gladly try again when the next update is released.
Craigin
Craigin
Sep 2 2011
1.3
1.5
Sep 2 2011
1.5
Version: 1.3
As others have pointed out, it doesn't save the changes. After restarting, It also creates duplicate entries in the Dock database for the items that were deselected. This file is located at: ~/Library/Application Support/Dock. Hope the developers continues working on it.
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3.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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