Snard
Snard 2.6.4
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Application launcher, creates worksets.   Shareware ($10.00)
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Snard is the Swiss Army Knife of launcher programs. It provides many of the functionalities of the old Apple and Application menus, yet it can be customized to your heart's content. Snard can be used as a system menu, hot key activated popup menu or you can assign individual Snard items via hot keys - for even quicker access. Maximize your Mac OS X navigation experience, and try Snard today. Snard's feature list includes:
  • Easily Open Applications as root
    • Option-Select an Application in the Snard menu
    • Use the "Open App as Root..." Menu
What's New
Version 2.6.4:
  • Fixed crasher with orphaned files/folders ( ie owned by _unknown )
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later









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Snard User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(4)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(5)

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Foulger commented on 07 Nov 2009
Best thing since fried eggs! Just so intergratable into Snow Leopard
[Version 2.6.2]


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Gideon Softworks, Inc. (developer) commented on 21 May 2007
snard does not scan anything. the user is in total control of what is in the menu. Snard and Dragthing are two different kinds of launchers. One is a dock the other is menu based. If anything they compliment one another.
[Version 2.5.2]


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-5

Razz reviewed on 10 Apr 2006
Snard, Butler, Quicksilver and others are applications with tortured interfaces. They don't enhance the user experience, rather, they make it incomprensible for little value. I just want to ask, what were you thinking when you caused this catastrophe to happen????

Users, try out DragThing for an excellent example of a launcher program. You are the scanner though because DragThing doesn't comb through your entire hard drive, building indices and such as these programs do.

I am not affiliated with the DragThing developers. I just know a sweet app when I see one and have been using it for 5 years.
[Version 2.4.8]

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Easer replied on 19 Oct 2009
I've been a licensed owner of DragThing for longer than you, and I've yet to figure out how Butler meets even one single characteristic you ascribe to it. If you want to praise an application, fine. But don't condemn another on the basis of misguided information.
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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jul 2005
Very cool app. The only thing that concerns me is when activating hotkeys for launching apps everytime I press the appr. key comb. OS X asks for my password. Everytime!:/
[Version 2.4.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jul 2004
I find Snard indispensible. My only gripe: the activation scheme they introduced in v2. By default, you get two activations. Unfortunately, activations are at the account, rather than system, level. So if you have 3 accounts on your machine, you need to send mail to Gideon asking for additional activations. If you replace your hard disk, you need to ask Gideon. If you need to reinstall your OS from scratch and have used both activations, you need to ask Gideon. AND you must have an active Internet connection in order to activate in the first place. I hope Gideon fixes this in their next release.
[Version 2.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jul 2004
No common sense... the ability to sense sarcasm. So much vitriol for the US it clouds the eyes, huh?!

The funny thing about Iraq is that all you see is what a bunch of degenerates are doing because they put it on TV. Do you seriously think the US has for the last 18 months inflicted less than a 1,000 casualties on their side? One can only speculate that between the insurgents and the Saddam regime, that tens of thousands of them are gone. 1,000 casualties for an army of between 350,000 - 120,000 in 18 months... I'd say that's indicative of a superior, well-trained force at work, especially on hostile foreign soil.

How any one can even appease much less glorify scum that beheads innocent people is beyond me. But then again, I guess no one in the US is flying a plane into your office!! You gotta be some piece of work, pal!
[Version 2.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Apr 2004
I was hoping to see a bigger American flag on the desktop featured in the screenshot. A real big one -- like, totally super huge, waving in patriotic glory while fireworks cascade down the sky behind it. That would be so cool.
[Version 2.2]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Apr 2004
Yeah, it's a pretty poor effort, isn't it? I mean, how can someone with such a small pe I mean flag show their face in public? Don't they realise everyone in the world wants to be American, just like them?
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Anonymous commented on 13 Jul 2004
Yeah, because pretty much every other country could give a rat's a** about itself much less the rest of the world. That's why everyone expects the US to always do something... because we own all the money in the world, we have all the cars, we have the beautiful smart people, we have the only army, we have the only companies, we have all the right ideas.

It makes you just hate that you're not able to give everything you have to every one else who is unable to get it for themselves.
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Anonymous commented on 13 Jul 2004
Re: Anonymous -(7/13/2004, Version: 2.4)


No wonder you degenerates are been beheaded and charred. 1000 dead in iraq now. Fancy enrolling?
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Anonymous commented on 13 Jul 2004
No common sense... the ability to sense sarcasm. So much vitriol for the US it clouds the eyes, huh?!

The funny thing about Iraq is that all you see is what a bunch of degenerates are doing because they put it on TV. Do you seriously think the US has for the last 18 months inflicted less than a 1,000 casualties on their side? One can only speculate that between the insurgents and the Saddam regime, that tens of thousands of them are gone. 1,000 casualties for an army of between 350,000 - 120,000 in 18 months... I'd say that's indicative of a superior, well-trained force at work, especially on hostile foreign soil.

How any one can even appease much less glorify scum that beheads innocent people is beyond me. But then again, I guess no one in the US is flying a plane into your office!! You gotta be some piece of work, pal! (7/13/2004, Version: 2.4
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Anonymous commented on 13 Jul 2004
No joke! No way I'd want to be on the insurgent side. Kill one US soldier, lose 10 comrades. No wonder they have to go after defenseless citizens.

Still, what does any of this have to do w/ Snard?!!!
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Apr 2004
Snard works in a different paradigm than Launcher, Butler and QuickSilver. Where those are dynamic, context-driven solutions, Snard harkens back to the old Mac standard of the Application menu.

If that regards, Snard is at the top. It's breadth of features and functionality makes it worth the shareware fee. Grouping capabilities and contextual selections are the hallmark of this app menu. It's fast when displaying its apps list including the icons, and it has no problem w/ multiple sublevels.

While the Launcher options are great, Snard is the best at providing the "old" method of application selection.
[Version 2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Apr 2004
Thank you D9 for providing quality, on-topic comments (unlike the previous two bozos cheerleading other products and not even addressing Snard). You said it better than I could, so I'll just underscore your review.

I use Snard regularly, though I like Butler and Quicksilver and am considering adding one of them to my environment. And no, I don't know the developer of Snard, I just appreciate his product.
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Peter Maurer replied on 29 Jun 2004
D9, could you please e-mail me at mail@petermaurer.de? I'd like to ask you a question about the differences between Snard and Butler. Thanks!
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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Apr 2004
Yes, Butler is free (actually donation-ware), but it's not the "best" launcher. It's similar to Quicksilver or LaunchBar in terms of that functionality, and while I have all 3, I prefer LaunchBar for launching / navigating purposes.
Butler does offer many more features, support is great, and the program, currently in beta, keeps getting better and better.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Mar 2004
three words: Butler is free.

Give the app called Butler a try before you even download this one.

1) Butler is free.
2) It's the best launcher, not because it's free, but because of all the amazing features it offers.
3) Butler is free.
[Version 2.0]


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Version Downloads:863
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:21 Aug 2010
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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Snard is the Swiss Army Knife of launcher programs. It provides many of the functionalities of the old Apple and Application menus, yet it can be customized to your heart's content. Snard can be used as a system menu, hot key activated popup menu or you can assign individual Snard items via hot keys - for even quicker access. Maximize your Mac OS X navigation experience, and try Snard today. Snard's feature list includes:
  • Easily Open Applications as root
    • Option-Select an Application in the Snard menu
    • Use the "Open App as Root..." Menu Item
  • Flexible Menu access - Snard works the way you want it to work
    • Option-Space shows the Snard menu under mouse pointer
    • Use from the Menu bar
    • Use Hot Keys to access items - open worksets/files/applications, and paste snippets from your keyboard
  • Perform a search locally or Internet wide using Sherlock
  • Use Worksets to specify a list of files to open with one click of the mouse
  • Easily access all your System Preferences
  • Organize items into Groups for easy access
  • Place your favorite folders in Snard for quick access
  • Quickly enter text using Snippets
  • Add and launch URLs directly from Snard
  • Snard is Multiple Monitor aware
  • Location menu - quickly access recent servers and favorites
  • Preferences menu - quickly access all your system preferences


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