1.1b6 12 Mar 2016

Slick radial contextual menu for opening documents.


Developer website: ZoomingCube Interactive

Orb is a drag-and-drop, radial contextual menu that allows you to swiftly open files with various applications without having to drag them all the way to your Dock. This is particularly useful on larger screens (such as those of iMacs), where you might have to drag a document across the screen to open it.

Orb menu is triggered by a "short-distance drag-and-wait" gesture, which brings up various choices of applications to open the file, including Trash and Get Info preset functionalities. Orb features a special Preview (only available for image-type formats) that displays an enlarged preview of the image at the center of the menu. Among various settings are the ability to choose the size and color of Orb, and to enable "frosting" for a matte-glass look. A direction-sensing feature allows the default application to be placed in the direction of gesture. Orb also allows you to choose which applications will show up for a particular file type.

It tightly integrates itself with Finder on OS X, although it can also be triggered inside of any application. It is compatible and has been tested with virtually all recent versions of OS X, from 10.7 to 10.11. The new update (v1.1) features full compatibility with El Capitan, without having to disable SIP.

What's New

Version 1.1b6:
  • Fixed occasional miss on drag activation
  • Fixed compatibility with older versions of OS X (10.7 and later, now)
  • Fixed Enable/Disable Orb
  • Fixed up helper app
  • Fixed registration stuff


  • OS X 10.7 or later


Current Version (1.x)


Version Downloads
12 Mar 2016
Intel 64 / OS X