MacLaunchpad
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Incorporate Launchpad for Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier (beta).   Free
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MacLaunchpad Brings OS X 10.7's Launchpad feature to Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. Every application installed in your computer can be launched via MacLaunchpad. You can set an app as a favorite and access it directly from a favorite's tray. It also allows you to find an application with a real time search system and to remove applications from the system.

Features:
  • Better performance, faster graphics response. Objective-C system;
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.x;
  • New user interface and better preferences pane system;
  • Set an application as a favorite;
What's New
Version 1.2 (Beta 5.3):
  • Uninstaller included
  • Minor Interface issues fixed
  • Hotkeys and Active Screen Corners issues fixed
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.6.8
  • Note: This app should not be installed in OS X 10.7
  • Adobe Air



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MacLaunchpad User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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RRmacUser reviewed on 25 Feb 2013
Nice App!
[Version 1.2]


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Mikmaksen reviewed on 28 Feb 2012
I deeply regret fiddling with this app on my system. Looking for a way to uninstall since the uninstaller (!) does not.
[Version 1.2]

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KyleOLIVER replied on 28 Feb 2012
To manage to uninstall Maclaunchpad you simply need to follow this Steps:
1: Go to System preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items then remove Launchpad from your login items. If you don't have any entry called "Launchpad" just go to step 2.
2: Right Click on MacLaunchpad icon at System preferences and select "Remove MacLaunchpad Preference Pane". This will require authentication, once the pane is installed at your library folder. This process will uninstall MacLaunchpad preferences pane.
3: Open Activity Monitor and terminate every MacLaucnhpad Process (Launchpad and LaunchpadCorners). This will allow you finally remove MacLauchpad from your system.
4: Drag MacLaunchpad Icon from your Applications folder and Drop it in the Trash icon at your dock.
5: Empty your trash. This will completely remove MacLaunchpad from your system.
The uninstaller provided here will only uninstall complete installations of the 1.2 version that came with the uninstaller. It seems the uninstaller crashes after trying to find a Login Item called "Launchpad". if your system doesn't have entry with that name then it will crash (You've got an incomplete installation). There is also a tiny script located at /Applications/MacLaunchpad/Contents/Resources called "register.app"
that will registrate Launchpad as a Login Item and will allow the uninstaller to work properly. One of those options will surely work for you.
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KyleOLIVER replied on 28 Feb 2012
To manage to uninstall Maclaunchpad you simply need to follow this Steps:
1: Go to System preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items then remove Launchpad from your login items. If you don't have any entry called "Launchpad" just go to step 2.
2: Right Click on MacLaunchpad icon at System preferences and select "Remove MacLaunchpad Preference Pane". This will require authentication, once the pane is installed at your library folder. This process will uninstall MacLaunchpad preferences pane.
3: Open Activity Monitor and terminate every MacLaucnhpad Process (Launchpad and LaunchpadCorners). This will allow you finally remove MacLauchpad from your system.
4: Drag MacLaunchpad Icon from your Applications folder and Drop it in the Trash icon at your dock.
5: Empty your trash. This will completely remove MacLaunchpad from your system.
The uninstaller provided here will only uninstall complete installations of the 1.2 version that came with the uninstaller. It seems the uninstaller crashes after trying to find a Login Item called "Launchpad". if your system doesn't have entry with that name then it will crash (You've got an incomplete installation). There is also a tiny script located at /Applications/MacLaunchpad/Contents/Resources called "register.app"
that will registrate Launchpad as a Login Item and will allow the uninstaller to work properly. One of those options will surely work for you.
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KyleOLIVER replied on 28 Feb 2012
To manage to uninstall Maclaunchpad you simply need to follow this Steps:
1: Go to System preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items then remove Launchpad from your login items. If you don't have any entry called "Launchpad" just go to step 2.
2: Right Click on MacLaunchpad icon at System preferences and select "Remove MacLaunchpad Preference Pane". This will require authentication, once the pane is installed at your library folder. This process will uninstall MacLaunchpad preferences pane.
3: Open Activity Monitor and terminate every MacLaucnhpad Process (Launchpad and LaunchpadCorners). This will allow you finally remove MacLauchpad from your system.
4: Drag MacLaunchpad Icon from your Applications folder and Drop it in the Trash icon at your dock.
5: Empty your trash. This will completely remove MacLaunchpad from your system.
The uninstaller provided here will only uninstall complete installations of the 1.2 version that came with the uninstaller. It seems the uninstaller crashes after trying to find a Login Item called "Launchpad". if your system doesn't have entry with that name then it will crash (You've got an incomplete installation). There is also a tiny script located at /Applications/MacLaunchpad/Contents/Resources called "register.app"
that will registrate Launchpad as a Login Item and will allow the uninstaller to work properly. One of those options will surely work for you.
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KyleOLIVER replied on 28 Feb 2012
To manage to uninstall Maclaunchpad you simply need to follow this Steps:
1: Go to System preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items then remove Launchpad from your login items. If you don't have any entry called "Launchpad" just go to step 2.
2: Right Click on MacLaunchpad icon at System preferences and select "Remove MacLaunchpad Preference Pane". This will require authentication, once the pane is installed at your library folder. This process will uninstall MacLaunchpad preferences pane.
3: Open Activity Monitor and terminate every MacLaucnhpad Process (Launchpad and LaunchpadCorners). This will allow you finally remove MacLauchpad from your system.
4: Drag MacLaunchpad Icon from your Applications folder and Drop it in the Trash icon at your dock.
5: Empty your trash. This will completely remove MacLaunchpad from your system.
The uninstaller provided here will only uninstall complete installations of the 1.2 version that came with the uninstaller. It seems the uninstaller crashes after trying to find a Login Item called "Launchpad". if your system doesn't have entry with that name then it will crash (You've got an incomplete installation). There is also a tiny script located at /Applications/MacLaunchpad/Contents/Resources called "register.app"
that will registrate Launchpad as a Login Item and will allow the uninstaller to work properly. One of those options will surely work for you.
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KyleOLIVER replied on 28 Feb 2012
To manage to uninstall Maclaunchpad you simply need to follow this Steps:
1: Go to System preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items then remove Launchpad from your login items. If you don't have any entry called "Launchpad" just go to step 2.
2: Right Click on MacLaunchpad icon at System preferences and select "Remove MacLaunchpad Preference Pane". This will require authentication, once the pane is installed at your library folder. This process will uninstall MacLaunchpad preferences pane.
3: Open Activity Monitor and terminate every MacLaucnhpad Process (Launchpad and LaunchpadCorners). This will allow you finally remove MacLauchpad from your system.
4: Drag MacLaunchpad Icon from your Applications folder and Drop it in the Trash icon at your dock.
5: Empty your trash. This will completely remove MacLaunchpad from your system.
The uninstaller provided here will only uninstall complete installations of the 1.2 version that came with the uninstaller. It seems the uninstaller crashes after trying to find a Login Item called "Launchpad". if your system doesn't have entry with that name then it will crash (You've got an incomplete installation). There is also a tiny script located at /Applications/MacLaunchpad/Contents/Resources called "register.app"
that will registrate Launchpad as a Login Item and will allow the uninstaller to work properly. One of those options will surely work for you.
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Andu commented on 21 Feb 2012
DONT USE WITH MACUPDATE DESKTOP - DONT DONT DONT USE WITH LION - it takes away the original apple Launchpad ... and how can you get it back???
[Version Beta 5.1]

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@timi replied on 21 Feb 2012
By... um... opening it?
Have you looked in your Applications folder?
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Fyreflye replied on 22 Feb 2012
The description of the app clearly states that its purpose is to bring the capabilities of OSX Lion Launchpad to Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.6.8. If you're running Lion why did you download it in the first place?
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Lvdoc replied on 22 Feb 2012
I was about to try it until the warning. MacLaunchpad seems to advertise itself as being better-featured than Apple's Launchpad. That being so, why wouldn't a Lion user want to check it out?
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@timi replied on 22 Feb 2012
Why would anyone use Launchpad anyway? It's a terrible piece of software.
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Lvdoc replied on 22 Feb 2012
Oh, you'll get no argument from me about that. I use QuickPick, which is what Launchpad should have been. But it's not free (although it's well worth it). I just wanted to give MacLaunchpad a spin to see how it compared. But I think I'm just going to stick with what I've got and move on.
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Lvdoc commented on 21 Feb 2012
Why does this need Adobe Air to work? I'm confessing ignorance here, but from I read, Adobe Air is related to the web. Does this mean that Launchpad is connecting me to the web, or just using web program features? I'd simply like to have some idea of what I'm getting into before adding anything more to my system than I need. Thanks.
[Version Beta 5.1]

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Original Talent (developer) replied on 21 Feb 2012
It requires Adobe Air to run the main graphic engine. Adobe Air does the dirty work while Cocoa stays at the background :D Launchpad doesn't require internet to run.
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Lvdoc replied on 21 Feb 2012
Okay, thanks.
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sjk commented on 21 Feb 2012
> Launchpad is a tiny application …

Not if the 35MB size currently shown here is accurate. :)
[Version Beta 5.1]


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Robotank commented on 21 Feb 2012
Launchpad was easily my least favourite new Lion feature. I want to give this app a quick spin though. Being able to set favourites could actually make Launchpad useful. +1 vote on changing the name, though.
[Version Beta 5.1]

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Robotank replied on 21 Feb 2012
I guess I'm not trying it after all because, FYI, it requires Adobe AIR, which I'm not wiling to install for this alone. The installer is included, but there's no mention of AIR at all until the Adobe licence agreement pops up.
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Higherterrain commented on 21 Feb 2012
LaunchPad is better kept on the iPad. It's a waste of room on a Mac.
[Version Beta 5.1]


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Psychos commented on 21 Feb 2012
This looks neat for 10.5/10.6 users who want Launchpad, but it really needs a name that isn't also "Launchpad." (Probably best to keep Apple's lawyers from beating at your door...)
[Version Beta 5.1]


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Robotank had trouble on 24 Feb 2012
A tip for anyone who may have installed this app on Lion (initially there was no warning against doing so): If MacLaunchpad (formerly Launchpad) replaced your existing Launchpad.app with its own app, don't panic! The functionality of Lion's Launchpad remains intact. Like Mission Control, Launchpad actually runs as part of the Dock process--Launchpad.app only activates it. That's why Launchpad and Mission Control appear in the regular Applications folder, while the application bundles for the Dock, Finder, and other system essentials are located in /System/Library/CoreServices. You can restore Launchpad.app from a backup (or Lion install external disk/DMG if you have one; this method requires using Pacifist to dig into the installer packages and extract the individual app), but if you have no means of recovering it, you won't actually lose anything other than the ability to activate Launchpad by opening its app bundle (i.e., clicking the Launchpad icon in the Dock). You can still activate Launchpad using a gesture, screen corner, etc. Obviously, it would have been better if MacLaunchpad had included a warning from the start to prevent this issue. But I think it's worth understanding exactly what the loss of Launchpad.app entails because, if your only way of recovering it is to reinstall Lion, you may decide it's not worth the trouble given the minimal impact Launchpad.app actually has.
[Version 1.2]


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Mikmaksen had trouble on 22 Feb 2012
How do you uninstall this?
[Version 1.0]



KyleOLIVER rated on 31 Mar 2012

[Version 1.2]



Marccc rated on 21 Feb 2012

[Version Beta 5.1]


Downloads:7,719
Version Downloads:6,898
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:23 Feb 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MacLaunchpad Brings OS X 10.7's Launchpad feature to Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. Every application installed in your computer can be launched via MacLaunchpad. You can set an app as a favorite and access it directly from a favorite's tray. It also allows you to find an application with a real time search system and to remove applications from the system.

Features:
  • Better performance, faster graphics response. Objective-C system;
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.x;
  • New user interface and better preferences pane system;
  • Set an application as a favorite;
  • Find an application with a realtime search engine;
  • Delete installed applications right from MacLaunchpad;
  • Fully customizable keyboard and screen active corners Shortcuts;
  • Set application icon amount per page;
  • Lightweight application;
  • Includes user's quick guide;
  • Free app.


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