SuperTab
SuperTab
4.0.1

4.7

SuperTab free download for Mac

SuperTab

4.0.1
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

37 SuperTab Reviews

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Lvdoc
04 May 2014

Most helpful

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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Version 1.0
dont88
18 August 2019
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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Version 4.0.1
david-503
29 May 2019
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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Version 4.0.1
mrussell7934
27 May 2019
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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Version 4.0.1
kg6n4ty4ug
24 May 2019
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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Version 4.0.1
Maclover1-1
08 May 2019
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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Version 4.0.1
Snaporaz
26 March 2019
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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Version 4.0.1
1 answer(s)
SpriTec Software
SpriTec Software
16 May 2019
Hi Snaporaz, our apologies if we did not reply to you. If you contact me directly at ando@supertab.me I will indeed provide you with a receipt for your purchase. As for little snitch, we have a FAQ on that. It says: "When you have Web Site items in SuperTab, SuperTab runs WebPageImager to load those web pages behind the scenes and create pictures of the web sites for SuperTab to then use as the icons of those Web Site items. This generates the web traffic that Little Snitch sees. If you were to remove all Web Site items from SuperTab you'd see this web traffic stop."
Like (1)
Brandish
10 October 2018
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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Version 3.0.4
Piecyk
03 September 2018
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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Version 3.0.3
1 answer(s)
SpriTec Software
SpriTec Software
16 May 2019
Hi PIecyk, thanks for your feedback and we understand if SuperTab doesn't suit you. But I do want to point out that SuperTab has been designed to consume no more than 1% of your CPU (and often less) when it is idle. Yes, it will use more when you activate and use it, but once you dismiss it, wait a second or two and you will see it return to its idle state and use no more than 1% on average....
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RJC.NJNYC
30 June 2018
downloaded v3.0.3, but Preference Pane says its v3.0.2
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Version 3.0.3
1 answer(s)
SpriTec Software
SpriTec Software
16 May 2019
Hi RJC.NJNYC. Yes... that was an unfortunate bug that the version number wasn't updated. But we quickly addressed that (and we are also now on version 4.0.x)
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Maclover1-1
05 October 2017
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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Version 3.0.2
2 answer(s)
SpriTec Software
SpriTec Software
16 May 2019
HI Maclover1-1, we have made many improvements since you last tried SuperTab. We invite you to try out the latest version to see how it has improved and all its new features. Feel free to reach out to me directly as well: ando@supertab.me
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Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
17 May 2019
Thanks, I actually reviewed again on May 8 this year.. and gave 4 stars this time.
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$10.00

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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