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LiteSwitch X for Mac

Keyboard application switcher.

Free
In English
Version 2.8.3
4.0
Based on 22 user rates

LiteSwitch X overview

LiteSwitch X follows the tradition of LiteSwitch as a simple solution for managing open applications using the keyboard. Like its predecessor which will continue to be available, LiteSwitch X has a clean, simple and functional style that has become Proteron's hallmark. It features an aquified transparent, resizeable window which is invoked by a configurable key-combination (default is Apple-Tab). From the pop-up window the user can switch to any application, hide, quit, or force quit any application or drag-and-drop files onto any application. Windows users migrating to the Mac can feel more at home having the Alt-tab functionality returned to them, yet enjoy it in its full Mac OS X splendor.

What’s new in version 2.8.3

Version 2.8.3:
  • Performance improvement with processing some types of background apps, a regression introduced a decade ago and made worse by all the new sandboxed background apps in Mavericks & Yosemite. If you experienced unresponsiveness with LiteSwitch on launch, or after restarting Safari with many windows/tabs open, then this was likely the cause.

LiteSwitch X for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.8.3
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4.0

(90 Reviews of LiteSwitch X)

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Gaberdine
Gaberdine
Apr 29 2022
2.8.3
0.0
Apr 29 2022
0.0
Version: 2.8.3
Sad to see this does not work in Catalina after enjoying LiteSwitchX from Snow Leopard to High Sierra. Seems can't request the necessary security permissions and they can't be added manually. System Profiler reports this as 64-bit, despite the dev saying he wouldn't release a 64-bit version. Perhaps an error in there plist file? Whatever the case, when installed in ~Library/Preference Panes the PrefPane opens but it doesn't activate. When installed for all users it seems to throw up an error. Thanks over a decade of use though!
Kuck
Kuck
Jul 21 2021
2.8.3
0.0
Jul 21 2021
0.0
Version: 2.8.3
Hi Ammon, Is there any chance you would find some time to port this app to 64bit or to be compatible with the M1 chip from Apple? I have been using it for so long and it is annoying not having the features that this tool offers. I know it is hard keeping small apps like this alive as there is very little reward, but here is me hoping. I would pay $5 to $10 bucks for having this feature back. Thank you. Best regards, Robert
Eldorado47
Eldorado47
Sep 25 2018
2.8.3
5.0
Sep 25 2018
5.0
Version: 2.8.3
Oh no! Looks like LS doesn't work with Mojave. Ammon -- I hope you are listening and will be so gracious as to update the app. I've been a user for as long as I can remember and find if hard to live without.
Scott-Winklebleck
Scott-Winklebleck
Mar 3 2017
2.8.3
4.0
Mar 3 2017
4.0
Version: 2.8.3
I have loved this app, but for various reasons I have to let it go. The one feature I am trying to replace is the "switching sends re-open event" so if there are no windows open for that app, it opens one. I can get the same effect if I hold option before letting go of cmd.. Anyone know of a script or terminal command that makes that the default behavior so I don't have to hold option every time I cmd-tab.
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Nov 12 2016
2.8.3
5.0
Nov 12 2016
5.0
Version: 2.8.3
Works perfectly now (v2.8.3) in Sierra (X.12.1). Much better than Apple's CMD-TAB (next app) and CMD-Shift-TAB (prev app) because LiteSwitch can switch using ALT-TAB (next) and ALT-Shift (prev) which is much more comfortable and easy-to-use. I dunno why Apple didn't do it just like that.
Eldorado47
Eldorado47
Sep 25 2018
5.0
Sep 25 2018
5.0
Version: null
Scott-Winklebleck
Scott-Winklebleck
Mar 3 2017
4.0
Mar 3 2017
4.0
Version: null
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Nov 12 2016
5.0
Nov 12 2016
5.0
Version: null
Gordocoop
Gordocoop
Oct 17 2016
5.0
Oct 17 2016
5.0
Version: null
Ward
Ward
Feb 12 2016
4.0
Feb 12 2016
4.0
Version: null
Marivaux
Marivaux
Jan 14 2014
3.5
Jan 14 2014
3.5
Version: null
Beige
Beige
Jul 16 2013
5.0
Jul 16 2013
5.0
Version: null
Sequoia1
Sequoia1
Jun 20 2011
5.0
Jun 20 2011
5.0
Version: null
Terrellm
Terrellm
Jan 8 2011
3.0
Jan 8 2011
3.0
Version: null
Paul-Roberts
Paul-Roberts
Jan 4 2011
0.5
Jan 4 2011
0.5
Version: null
YesThatAllen
YesThatAllen
Apr 18 2010
5.0
Apr 18 2010
5.0
Version: null
Yazsoft
Yazsoft
Apr 17 2010
5.0
Apr 17 2010
5.0
Version: null
Jmichaels
Jmichaels
Sep 27 2009
1.0
Sep 27 2009
1.0
Version: null
Stormchild
Stormchild
Feb 1 2009
1.0
Feb 1 2009
1.0
Version: null
Redsox
Redsox
Mar 4 2008
5.0
Mar 4 2008
5.0
Version: null
EZ411
EZ411
Feb 1 2008
3.0
Feb 1 2008
3.0
Version: null
Flounder
Flounder
Jul 23 2006
5.0
Jul 23 2006
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Apr 29 2005
4.8
Apr 29 2005
4.8
Version: null
Hedemann
Hedemann
Oct 26 2003
4.0
Oct 26 2003
4.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jun 26 2003
5.0
Jun 26 2003
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Dec 13 2002
4.5
Dec 13 2002
4.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Aug 25 2002
4.8
Aug 25 2002
4.8
Version: null