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3.0

5.0

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start

3.0
09 August 2019

Open applications, documents or folders quickly and easily.

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 start

Version 3.0:
  • Numerous internal speed optimizations and bugfixes (more than 30% of the code has been rewritten or reworked)
  • Better adaptation to multi-screen operation
  • Drag'n'drop files and directories into Start to open them with the selected application
  • Complete revision of the configuration
  • Redesign of the main window - the individual entries are now a bit larger to make drag'n'drop easier
  • Select an alternative browser to open folders
  • Tags drop down menu is now based on substrings, so tags can be found more easily
  • Unused/empty tags are removed at the end of the program

Requirements for start

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later

2 start Reviews

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Prince-Isaac
29 January 2018

Most helpful

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.
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Version 1.1
anonymous-thrush-1121
13 February 2018
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.
Like (1)
Version 1.2
Prince-Isaac
29 January 2018
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.
Like (2)
Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
12 November 2018
This review is a bit florid. And the developer made a mistake calling his app Start Menu as there is a lot of lingering prejudice against Windows in the Mac community. I suggest he find another name for it. That said, I will probably have to try this at some point if I ever upgrade to High Sierra or Mojave. At the moment, though, my current launcher app, DragThong, still works in Mojave on my test platform. By the way, the price is a bargain considering the utility of the app. Rather than the start menu, which is far more difficult to use in any case, this is more like the old OS 9 Apple Menu, which enabled you to put both folders of apps and individual apps in the menu. Perhaps the developer wasn't around back in the day, but some version of Apple Menu would be a better name for this app. Be that as it may, this app is far more flexible than the Dock, where you can expand only one folder at a time. There are other app launchers, of course, and some people favor one over another, but that's no reason to dump on this one, especially if you haven't tried it.
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