LaunchBar 6.1.5 Build 6112
Right off the bat, to use LaunchBar you must allows the app to control your computer (in the System Preferences window, navigate to the Security&Privacy panel, and check the LaunchBar box in the Accessibility tab), and set up a hotkey for the app search bar (it is highly probable that the default one will conflict with the Spotlight hotkeys).
Powerful search bar just one kotkey away
LaunchBar indexes the data stored on your Mac and then enables you to launch any file, folder, or application via its main search bar. All you have to do is invoke the LaunchBar window, start typing a keyboard, navigate the results list using the arrow keys, and then select the item you want to open.
The application comes with a collection of actions that can be used to manipulate the data, integrates Automator workflows, contains small text snippets, includes a clipboard history manager, can recognize abbreviations, can perform web searches, and much more.
Personalize the indexing rules
The built-in LaunchBar tools are available at all times, but to be able to quickly access your own documents, the application must scan and index your Mac’s content beforehand.
Via the LaunchBar Index window you get to to specify what type of files and folders get to be included in the search results. The same area allows you to manage the built-in actions, workflows, snippets, and search templates.
Easily accessible search and launch bar for your Mac
LaunchBar combines powerful search functions with a collection of efficient data management tools, in order to provide access to virtually any data stored on your Mac. The best part is that most action can be performed solely via keyboard combinations.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on November 13th, 2014
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- Added support for third party sharing services (accessible via Actions indexing rule).
- Automatic formatting of displayed phone numbers (same format as in Contacts.app).
- Fixed an incompatibility with 1Password 5.
- Fixed an issue when indexing the latest Developer Documentation.
Application descriptionLaunchBar is a sturdy Mac OS X productivity utility that gives instant access to your apps, files, contacts and bookma...