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launch does everything open (Apple's command-line launching program) does, and:
  • opens URLs, directly or in your preferred helper application
  • lets you specify applications by their four-character creator (e.g. 'ToyS') or Java-style bundle ID (e.g., both of which allow you to move or rename an application without changing references to it
  • asks applications to print documents, something the OS X Finder doesn't let you do any more
  • launches applications in the background
  • launches Carbon applications in Classic
  • reports errors intelligibly
  • shows information about any item on

What's New

Version 1.2.3:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Display display names for bundles
  • Display localized file sizes which match Mac OS X 10.6 and later (base 10) also now uses EB for larger-than-TB units
  • Display localized numbers (with grouping separators if applicable)
  • 64-bit Intel binary, built for OS X 10.8 and later (tested on 10.8.5, 10.9.5, and 10.10.4)


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 4,883
Version Downloads 178
License Free
Date 30 Jul 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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