SuperTab
SuperTab
4.0.1

4.7

SuperTab free download for Mac

SuperTab4.0.1

05 March 2019

Supercharges your Mac's app switcher.

Overview

SuperTab allows you to fully customize the Mac's built-in Command-Tab app switcher. Before SuperTab, the app switcher only gave you access to your currently active apps. With SuperTab installed, you now have access to a whole lot more when pressing Command-Tab, such as:

  • Active apps
  • App Windows
  • Recent apps
  • Recent documents
  • Recent folders
  • Dock items
  • Folder contents
  • Any files, folders or applications
  • Calendar Items
  • Dropbox items
  • Clipboard history
  • Multiple clipboards
  • Customizable screen shots
  • Web site shortcuts
  • Tagged items
  • Finder sidebar items
  • Saved spotlight searches
  • Display configurations

SuperTab also gives you powerful control over your applications by allowing you to configure any application to automatically:

  • Open itself to ensure it is running when users need it: during work hours, week days, week day evenings, weekend days or all the time.
  • Hide itself after it has been in the background for a user-selected time period.
  • Quit itself after it has been idle for a user-selected time period.
  • Prevent System Sleep or Screen Saver activation when it is the foreground application.

There's a lot more too!

  • Assign custom hotkeys to any file, folder or app -- as well as to many actions within SuperTab.
  • Preview Text, Image and PDF file contents directly within SuperTab.
  • Drill down into folders to access virtually any file or folder with ease.

What's new in SuperTab

Version 4.0.1:
  • A bug fix release

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38 Reviews of SuperTab

5
Lvdoc
04 May 2014
Version: 1.0

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This program is excellent. It provides any number of options for configuring various launchers (as well as being a program switcher). It’s highly customizable. And the developer has been exceptionally responsive to a number of requests I’ve made.
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5
ahmedhatata-ah
21 November 2019
Version: 4.0.1
this application in the best on the platform for multi tasking and application switching , it add a lot of features and option to boost the productivity , while many other application switchers apps on Mac are trying just to focus on one thing , supertab add a whole lot of things at your keyboard command tab or command option , once I tried it for the first time I was blown away from how this application can access all current , hidden and other application with clipboard and option to do quick action just from the same window . very powerful and convenient and deserves 7 stars not 5.
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5
dont88
18 August 2019
Version: 4.0.1
I like that this little app will allow you to easily switch open apps, but also provides in the same app, access to items I have copied. I also like that I can program it to open quickly with a double tap of the Command key.
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5
david-503
29 May 2019
Version: 4.0.1
I was looking for a replacement for Dock Thing because they have stopped developing it. This is it! It's great.
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4
mrussell7934
27 May 2019
Version: 4.0.1
Useful add-on that makes access to recent apps and files much easier. Loses one star because the maximum width of a tab bar is not enough (even at its max setting); reducing icon size doesn't make more room, just narrows the tab bar. Would be nice if active apps were excluded from Dock Items - saving space and duplication.
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5
kg6n4ty4ug
24 May 2019
Version: 4.0.1
Very good and useful application. I recommend leaving Cmd-Tab unchanged, activating SuperTab with Option-Tab, and its preferences (found in System Preferenes) enabling "Persist" after activation. It's easy and fun to experiment with various features and options, for which the QuickStart guide and other docs are quite helpful. The app is loaded with features, so it took me a couple of hours to really work out how best to use it. Well worth the nominal cost.
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4
Maclover1-1
08 May 2019
Version: 4.0.1
Well-improved since version 3, speed being the one issue that had me stop using it then. Now am back using it. I still think it could be improved a lot in terms of ergonomy, customization and overall appearance.
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Snaporaz
26 March 2019
Version: 4.0.1
nice app, but the developer is unresponsive. i asked for a receipt of my purchase twice and never got an answer. little snitch keeps warning me that SuperTab is a suspicious process - no code signature...
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5
Brandish
10 October 2018
Version: 3.0.4
I couldn't live without it! It is simple to use and easy to have tabs organized by your work load.I find none of the delay mentioned below. My advice, understand the preferences and how to set it up. Look at http://www.supertab.me/SuperTab.html before you buy. It does everything on my iMac OS 10.4 that is adveertised.
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0.5
Piecyk
03 September 2018
Version: 3.0.3
If you want to go back to 1995, go for it! Super slow (there is an annoying delay when switching between apps). 10-15% CPU usage (for such an innocent tool is just not acceptable). Ugly (there is definitely no designer's input, just DEV's execution). I would not use that app even if someone pays me to do so. This is ridiculous how bad this app is, why the h... people do products like this. Nothing personal, all best!
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RJC.NJNYC
30 June 2018
Version: 3.0.3
downloaded v3.0.3, but Preference Pane says its v3.0.2
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Maclover1-1
05 October 2017
Version: 3.0.2
Decent to access top level stuff.. but extremely slow to show content of folders, subfolders etc.. Very disappointing what it can do versus how slow it is to actually do it. A great idea sadly implemented. Trashing it for good today, the Apple Dock is so much faster.. why bother.

PS: I got it way back at its inception.. and keep hoping it'll get fast.. or that something is the matter with my setup.. but my top of the line MacBoook Pro with 16GB of Ram is fine with everything else.
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5
Jamesehale
02 September 2017
Version: 3.0
Has quickly become indispensable for my workflow.
Can now choose between not only open apps, but the open windows of the apps (named with previews!), clipboard contents and recent docs. Still learning other actions such as dragging and dropping between displayed icons.
Developer is super responsive if there are issues. Really great support.
Cannot recommend highly enough.
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5
Christo777
09 August 2017
Version: 3.0
I wish ... to see recent apps in decreasing order of "popularity" if I want, instead of by most recent. Most often used first. Same for recent docs. Option to choose an open app with cmd-tab but also pass sequentially through all lists with alt-tab or ctrl-tab. Add "Do not show item" in all lists.
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afm369
03 August 2017
Version: 3.0
After last update "Active applications" does not work but anyway still 5 stars app.
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3
YHC
02 August 2017
Version: 3.0
Hope it can show Hide Apps in "ACTIVE APP" or Create a sort for "OPEN APP." Thank you so much.
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5
Mr-Mike
31 July 2017
Version: 3.0
It's a must-have app. Support is great!
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Alex-Macinsky
05 February 2017
Version: 2.3.1
Love it, but it constantly stays at 10% CPU usage on ElCapitan. Maybe the dev can fix this. Other similar apps use .5 to 1.5%.
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wolf-5
14 September 2016
Version: 2.2
Really wanted to use it, but it pops up on the first monitor only. I use a dual monitor setup and couldn't get it to show on the second. Actually I'd expect it to pop up on the same monitor as the currently active application when pressing the hotkey. Good choice for a single-monitor setup, but not useful for me currently.
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5
Sergesouszero
09 September 2016
Version: 2.2
This is a must have. And it’s worth mentioning that the developer is very responsive. I was having a small issue with SuperTab and the developer always replied to my emails within the hour and ultimately fixed the problem.
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5
Khadrelt
05 September 2016
Version: 2.2
An indispensable tool. I use it every day and love it.
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5
Diarbyrag
22 August 2016
Version: 2.2
Supertab 2.2, cheers ! at last I can tell my Mac which programs to open, hide or select from the Finder, works great on El Cap
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4.5
Bob-T
07 March 2016
Version: 2.0
Once I figured out how to register this application, installation was easy, and it works just fine with the current version of El Capitan on my computer. I had to contact the author of this app for support, and, he was very responsive and helpful. I am just beginning to tap the potential of this app.
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Sonnendeck
26 October 2015
Version: 1.2
Does NOT work with El Capitan!
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4
CollinBl
07 October 2015
Version: 1.2
Well it seems El Capitan hands out grief - not only is Super Tab not able to function as before but it seems to break other 3rd Party add ons as well. Pity - makes me wonder about going back to 10.8, all my extras worked nicely then.
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4.5
Filou53
13 February 2015
Version: 1.2
Good software. Very promising. And an excellent developer support ! Purchased promotion on MacUpdate ;-)
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5
Sonnendeck
02 February 2015
Version: 1.2
For me, it works brilliant. Seems to be very useful. Bought it today with a promo. Thanks.
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ylwdog
02 February 2015
Version: 1.2
After installing the demo I don't see the app loading- I have it in my applications folder and click on it, but it does not load. At this point I have to give it a 1 start. I am using 10.10.1
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Brookhaven
11 September 2014
Version: 1.1
Still haven't decided if this works for me or not yet, but I have noticed it seems to do a lot of phoning home. e.g. wants to connect to www.supertab.me on port 80 (http) wants to connect to syndication.twitter.com on port 443 (https) wants to connect to p5-fqp57e3hmk2wk-uiowjbzkacsz73ki-678969-s1-v6exp3-v4.metric.gstatic.com on port 80 (http)
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Maclover1-1
04 September 2014
Version: 1.1
You cannot drag&drop onto it, it seems to work once in a while when dropping onto an app to open a file, which is something I'm so used to doing for so many years that I find it a real hindrance. The dev told me indeed the drag&drop does not work (not sure why it does once in a blue moon btw). In any case he also asked me if it was "an important feature to me".. you bet.. So now I need to remember another hotkey when I want the regular switcher to show.. So I actually waster white a bit of tome everyday forgetting that I need to do the other keys.. to the point that I'm perceiving SuperTab as more of a hindrance than helpful. Isn't drag&drop an important feature on Mac ? Isn't it one of the most important ? To me it is. Also for some reason I cannot open its settings window.. dev has no idea why. So my take at this point is that it is a smart and hopefully taking a good direction, yet it sort of feels like an unfinished product. The way you need to click a little arrow to actually get an action done etc.. It feels Mac-like, and not Mac-like at all.. a bit of an oddity this app. I cannot quite rate it, in some aspects it's a 5 and in others a 2.. Will see what the future has in store with it.
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4.5
stuff-7
19 July 2014
Version: 1.1
Fantastic help for my workflow! It is fast, easy to configure and gives you a great number of options to make life faster while at work. A few requests / suggestions: - Have the option to add a 'group of websites' - so that each of the websites open in new tabs in Safari. An option to load in current or new window would be amazing. This would be my most useable addition I can think of at this stage. - Have an option for a 'group of applications' and 'group of files' - so that they all opened when that group was selected. Ie a photographer might have an 'Photo edit group' which opens Pixelmator, Aperture and whatever other useful apps he uses. Then a 'close all for that group, then select a group 'DVD creation' which would open whichever apps he uses for that etc. I would use this a lot. - Have the ability to 'mass' quit or close apps. I currently use CMDquit for this but thinking I'll be using super tab so much it would be great if it could get rid of some other smaller items! - Make it easier to add a new tab bar - I can't figure out how to do it after deleting a few of the standard ones - will read documentation shortly. Otherwise everything in UI is logical. - Make an option to somehow make super tab 'persistent' without using the mouse, but not when using the standard Mac OSX keys. Maybe you could have an option to 'make persistent when the up & down arrows are used (or a hotkey) as an additional option. This way for standard use it is the same but if you want super tab to remain open when you go down into the super tabs rows it will without touching the mouse. After playing with it for 15 minutes I now wouldn't use this option but left this suggestion in case it helps you offer something others might use. Otherwise very, very happy I tested (and purchased within 5 minutes) this!
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j-st
17 July 2014
Version: 1.1
when adding folders from an external drive, after booting (10.9.4) you will see just a lot of "????" instead of the folders, the folders are accessible, but do not show correctly in SuperTab.. next trouble is that because there is no start-stop or refresh in the settings, you have to kill supertab via the activity monitor... and start it again.. come on.. thats beta software.. :( fix that and it will be useful
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4.5
mikokim
17 July 2014
Version: 1.1
After playing around with SuperTab this afternoon, I determined that it does come in handy; of particular value to me: the ability to have a Custom tab row that I can populate with whatever folders and files I want, and the option to expand quickly and easily the contents of any folder into its own tab row. The developer, too, has proven to be very responsive to questions and feedback. In short, I bought it at the MacUpdate Promo price, and I'm happy. Although, I do agree with Pugwash, it could benefit from a design refresh; I'm sure the developer will address this by the time Yosemite hits MAS.
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3.5
Pugwash
17 July 2014
Version: 1.1
Just bought this on promo after trialling it for a few hours. Fantastic functionality! But for me, and I know to some this will be a minor point, it seriously needs a bit of a design overhaul. Aesthetically it just looks 'old', the design of the 'visual separators' for example. Would have been five stars otherwise. I've been a big fan of QuickPick but unfortunately it seems the developer has abandoned it so bought this.
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5
Aprilmayjune
16 July 2014
Version: 1.1
This is the most versatile tab switcher out there. Well thought out, easy on the eye and easy to use. It took only three minutes of playing with the demo before I decided to buy.
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0.5
TeRRyZx
16 July 2014
Version: 1.1
This is junk. The icons are small as can be and they fill the screen to where you can't decide what to do. Then if you want to Uninstall it, it's a miracle if you can final all the files. Then when I did locate them, a lot of them are stuck in the private var folder that is real hard to deal with and then remove. NO instructions on how to remove this junk. HORRIBLE app!!!
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5
afm369
16 July 2014
Version: 1.1
I'm just testing this app now but still 5 stars...
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5
Lvdoc
04 May 2014
Version: 1.0
This program is excellent. It provides any number of options for configuring various launchers (as well as being a program switcher). It’s highly customizable. And the developer has been exceptionally responsive to a number of requests I’ve made.
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5
Mountabe
27 March 2014
Version: 1.0
It's the bomb doggy.
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