SuperTab
SuperTab
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SuperTab free download for Mac

SuperTab

Version 5.1.1

Supercharges your Mac's app switcher.

SuperTab 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 version 5.1.1

Updated on Apr 02 2021

Version 5.1.1:
New:
  • Stock Quotes to monitor your stock porfolio and each stock's value to you
  • Access any Tab Row from the System Menu Bar
  • Access Meta-Folders from the System Menu Bar
  • Activate SuperTab via custom Hot Key
  • Activate any individual Tab Row via custom Hot Key
  • Choose Custom Colors for Tab Rows
  • Applications can now show Active Indicators
  • Exempt any documents from being tracked in the Recent Documents Tab Row
  • Exempt windows of any Application from appearing in the Application Windows Tab Row
  • Passwords used by 1Password users will not be tracked in new Clipboard History Tab Rows

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    1.0
    Ease of use
    5.0
    Features
    1.0
    Reliability
    5.0
    Customer support
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    Zunga
    Zunga
    Feb 1 2021
    5.0
    5.0
    Feb 1 2021
    5.0
    Version: 5.0
    I'm using SuperTab since v1; it's a real time-saver! I started working on 14” CRTs in the Nineties, and I can’t get rid of my habit to constantly close the Finder windows to get some extra space… on my dual-24" configuration :) Having SuperTab to quickly access all of the latest Finder items is great.
    ahmedhatata-ah
    ahmedhatata-ah
    Nov 21 2019
    4.0.1
    5.0
    Nov 21 2019
    5.0
    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.
    dont88
    dont88
    Aug 18 2019
    4.0.1
    5.0
    Aug 18 2019
    5.0
    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.
    david-503
    david-503
    May 29 2019
    4.0.1
    5.0
    May 29 2019
    5.0
    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.
    mrussell7934
    mrussell7934
    May 27 2019
    4.0.1
    4.0
    May 27 2019
    4.0
    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.
    kg6n4ty4ug
    kg6n4ty4ug
    May 24 2019
    4.0.1
    5.0
    May 24 2019
    5.0
    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.
    Maclover1-1
    Maclover1-1
    May 8 2019
    4.0.1
    4.0
    May 8 2019
    4.0
    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.
    Snaporaz
    Snaporaz
    Mar 26 2019
    4.0.1
    0.0
    Mar 26 2019
    0.0
    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...
    Brandish
    Brandish
    Oct 10 2018
    3.0.4
    5.0
    Oct 10 2018
    5.0
    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.
    Piecyk
    Piecyk
    Sep 3 2018
    3.0.3
    0.5
    Sep 3 2018
    0.5
    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!
    RJC.NJNYC
    RJC.NJNYC
    Jun 30 2018
    3.0.3
    0.0
    Jun 30 2018
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.3
    downloaded v3.0.3, but Preference Pane says its v3.0.2
    Maclover1-1
    Maclover1-1
    Oct 5 2017
    3.0.2
    4.0
    Oct 5 2017
    4.0
    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.
    Jamesehale
    Jamesehale
    Sep 2 2017
    3.0
    5.0
    Sep 2 2017
    5.0
    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.
    Christo777
    Christo777
    Aug 9 2017
    3.0
    5.0
    Aug 9 2017
    5.0
    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.
    afm369
    afm369
    Aug 3 2017
    3.0
    5.0
    Aug 3 2017
    5.0
    Version: 3.0
    After last update "Active applications" does not work but anyway still 5 stars app.
    YHC
    YHC
    Aug 2 2017
    3.0
    3.0
    Aug 2 2017
    3.0
    Version: 3.0
    Hope it can show Hide Apps in "ACTIVE APP" or Create a sort for "OPEN APP." Thank you so much.
    Mr-Mike
    Mr-Mike
    Jul 31 2017
    3.0
    5.0
    Jul 31 2017
    5.0
    Version: 3.0
    It's a must-have app. Support is great!
    anonymous-lynx-5546
    anonymous-lynx-5546
    Feb 5 2017
    2.3.1
    0.0
    Feb 5 2017
    0.0
    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%.
    wolf-5
    wolf-5
    Sep 14 2016
    2.2
    4.0
    Sep 14 2016
    4.0
    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.
    Sergesouszero
    Sergesouszero
    Sep 9 2016
    2.2
    5.0
    Sep 9 2016
    5.0
    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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