Ambi Launcher - launch apps and AppleScript
Current Version: 1.4.2
Last Updated: 8 months ago
Download Size: 1.9 MB - Download
The AmbiLauncher application allows you to launch applications by moving the pointer quickly to the left or right edges of the screen and back. Now, you don't need to remember the key combinations for each application or aim at any buttons. You don't even need to take your finger off the touch panel or lift your hand from the mouse.
The screen boundaries are divided into sections of different colors. One quick movement of the cursor to each section of the screen and back launches the application. You can edit the color, size, and position of the sections. The assigning of applications to each of the sections is done in accordance with the applications' names.
You can also edit the width of the sections on the screen border and their transparency. When the cursor stays near the screen borders for a long time, the sections disappear and don't interfere with pressing buttons, scrolling or watching the video in full-screen mode.
Launching applications with AmbiLauncher is now fast and simple.
Minor bug fixes.
Most Helpful Reviews
Great application! - I'm the kind of Mac user who wants fast and efficient ways to get things done, particularly in terms of launching programs. Hot corners have been among my favorite approach. I've used them with the CornerClick preference pane and with Butler. These work fine, but I never liked being limited by only corners. It always seemed to me that the screen edges were wasted real estate that could do exactly what AmbiLauncher does. My only wonder is why something like this hasn't come along sooner. I've given this program a 5-star rating with good justification. I've used Macs since 1987. I've played with literally every type of launcher shareware; I know what's out there and what works. People will certainly have their preferred styles. If this type of program attracts you, I can tell you that it's worth the investment. AmbiLauncher is fast and efficient; it has been stable; it has sensible customization options; and it has had excellent customer support. If you have any ability with Applescript (and mine is very limited), you can even create applications to work with this. For instance, I have one on the bottom left screen to play/pause iTunes. Like many old-school Mac users, I am hesitant to "buy before I try." I made this program the exception to my rule because I had so hoped it would do what I wanted. I was not disappointed, so I write this for those of you who might be uncertain. It works as described, and I believe the developer will be evolving this program.
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Useless - I bought this app and it never worked. I contacted the developer who replied quickly. He informed me that his App only works on a single monitor setup. I use 2 monitors always and I was not about to change. This app is being sold without a warning for those who use more than a single monitor. A waste of time and money. Now to get my refund...