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start

Version 7.1

Open applications, documents or folders quickly and easily.

4.6
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start overview

innovative::bytes' start is an unique launcher for macOS that allows you to open applications, documents or folders quickly and easily. Create tidiness in your Dock and start items with the smart launcher app start instead.

start supports you and your workflow with a well planned organizational system for your items and quick access to what you need.

Features:
  • Tag it and love it! Use tags to create collections for your applications, frequently used folders, scripts or any other file. It has never been so easy to organize and sort items on macOS. Save a lot of time - searching was yesterday!
  • Comments and notes! Add comments and small notes to your items to describe them in more detail. The comments will remind you what the items can do for you. Small notes with big effect - so you always keep track!
  • Highlight your items as you like! With just a few clicks you can highlight your items with colors and find them even faster. Choose colors for more clarity and organization - effective and visually appealing!
  • Start with a simple keystroke! Assign a key combination to your individual items and start them immediately from anywhere with a customizable keyboard shortcut. Your workflow is no longer disturbed - you'll love the hotkeys!

What’s new in version 7.1

Updated on Mar 27 2023

  • New: Start now supports favicons for URLs.
  • New: The generation of thumbnails as well as favicons can optionally be disabled.
  • New: The cache for thumbnails and favicons is now stored locally.
  • New: Start now supports more file types for thumbnail creation.
  • New: Individual thumbnails or favicons can be updated via the context menu.
  • New: Start now supports Quicklook via space bar.
  • Bugfix: Adding multiple graphic files at once could cause Start to crash in certain cases.

Information

License

Demo

Size

13.4 MB

Downloads

1836

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12 or later
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Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
May 18 2021
4.5
0.0
May 18 2021
0.0
Version: 4.5
Downloaded and started using this in the last few days. Useful utility in providing menu-based access to all your apps and utilities through customizable hierarchical folder structure. It uses Spotlight to assign apps to categories by default to get some content to folders, but all the tags and structure can be tweaked. Definitely spend time reading the manual to get the most out of this app as it has some features not immediately obvious. It's not a replacement for FinderPop - that legendary CM that old(er) users will remember. Think more like FolderGlance without the CM accessibility. Based on trialling/using other Menu bar apps, this is the most sophisticated and most useful in terms of features in my opinion. Def worth trying if you're looking for a menu bar utility under the ever-tightening/choking restrictions that is Big Bur.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
May 15 2021
4.5
0.0
May 15 2021
0.0
Version: 4.5
Looking to purchase - wondering if anyone has set it up to open with a trackpad rather than a mouse? From various blogs, users have set trigger using mouse wheels etc to open Start, but that's not an option w trackpad and various one/two/three finger touches already assigned to other actions. Seems promising as potential replacement for FinderPop and FolderGlance for Big Sur+
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Feb 26 2020
3.3
5.0
Feb 26 2020
5.0
Version: 3.3
This application is incredibly helpful and stunning seriously , it combines all my documents, folders and URLs that I use every day in one place at a single click away and the features of tagging and color picking make it convenient and super quick , seriously one of the most amazing applications that enter the OS X platform since a while , it deserves more than 5 stars hands down . It let save a lot of time and save me space on my Mac as I deleted 2 essential Mac apps I have one the menu bar to access applications and folders . Very useful app.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Nov 17 2019
3.1
5.0
Nov 17 2019
5.0
Version: 3.1
Amazing launcher. Takes the place of the need to se multiple launchers to create your own special tool.
anonymous-thrush-1121
anonymous-thrush-1121
Feb 13 2018
1.2
0.0
Feb 13 2018
0.0
Version: 1.2
use LaunchPad. or drop Dock from folder that app alias. no more Mac resource and no more money. If you are so obsessed with the ghost of the start menu, return to Windows.
Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
Jan 29 2018
1.1
5.0
Jan 29 2018
5.0
Version: 1.1
This app is a must-have utility for everyone. It resides in your menu bar and after an easy* configuration, you've got your apps neatly sorted into functional categories. I have a fair number of photo apps and Start allows me to create categories inside the main "Image" category: Editing, browsing, filters, f/x, DAM, Utilities, and Gallery. Since many photo apps are multi-functional, an app can be added to different categories. The cost is much less than what it's actually worth if you have a number of apps that you use only occasionally and hate scrolling through the /Applications folder looking for something whose name you might not recall. This update with the ability to add comments and to hide all uncategorized apps makes it even better.
Azzrael
Azzrael
Oct 30 2022
6.0
5.0
Oct 30 2022
5.0
Version: 6.0
jesse-33
jesse-33
Dec 17 2021
5.3
1.0
Dec 17 2021
1.0
Version: 5.3
firewall00110
firewall00110
Sep 21 2021
5.1
5.0
Sep 21 2021
5.0
Version: 5.1
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Feb 26 2020
5.0
Feb 26 2020
5.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Nov 17 2019
5.0
Nov 17 2019
5.0
Version: null
makareim
makareim
Aug 12 2019
5.0
Aug 12 2019
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Aug 10 2019
5.0
Aug 10 2019
5.0
Version: null
Screentom
Screentom
Aug 9 2019
5.0
Aug 9 2019
5.0
Version: null
Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
Jan 29 2018
5.0
Jan 29 2018
5.0
Version: null
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