Butler 4.1.18

A light, unobtrusive and powerful menulet that enables you to quickly access applications, file and folders and search the web
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Butler is a flexible and highly customizable Mac OS X application mainly designed to speed up your workflow and ease your daily tasks.

Launch apps and search the web with just a few keystrokes

With Butler’s help you can take control over iTunes, launch applications, open files and documents, switch between users, search the web and more. As mentioned above, Butler can be personalized and allows you to rearrange and customize your triggers by assigning them to any given task.

What is more, Butler can be expanded and improved using a wide variety of plug-ins and helpers such as Current Track Desktop, IP Numbers and Let My Docklet Breathe.

Personalize Butler by adding new items and modifying existing ones

Once installed, Butler populates your menu bar with two icons and a Google search field that you can use to search the web, visit webpages and launch apps and access files. As expected, you can simply type in the term or name you want to search on Google and Butler will automatically open a new tab in your default browser with the Google results page for that word.

At the same time, the Bookmark Browser helps you access and organize your bookmarks, create new ones and find entries in your Contacts / Address Book list. In addition, “This Mac” menu helps you switch users, access your volumes, view your apps, open the System Preferences window, control iTunes and more.

Install plug-ins and helpers to expand Butler’s feature list

The great thing about Butler, is that you can configure it and modify it according to your needs and preferences. Consequently, you can use additional menu bars in the left, right or center of the status bar, add or remove items from its menus, enhance your Mac’s Pasteboard capabilities and more.

By accessing Butler’s Configuration window, you can view all existing items the app is capable to manage. From here, you can move items around, check the Inspector window for detailed information and tweak options.

Reviewed by , last updated on August 6th, 2014

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file size:
2.2 MB
license type:
developed by:
Many Tricks
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • Prepared for upcoming Gatekeeper changes.
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Butler is a file launcher that provides you quick access to applications and any other kind of document by browsing fu...

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