Snap

Developer: Indragie Karunaratne

Current Version: 1.5

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 371.3 KB - Download

Description:

Launch an app in a snap. Ridiculously easy shortcut management for the Mac.

Lifehacker's Download of the Day, June 15, 2011.

"I like Snap because it’s simple and allows me to quickly open apps using easy to remember shortcuts — always faster than heading over an icon with your mouse cursor." - MacStories.net

"No mousing equals increased productivity. ... Simple, straightforward, easy to remember, and as inexpensive as an app can get." - Mac360.com

FEATURES

Automatic Shortcuts
Snap automatically assigns keyboard shortcuts to apps pinned in your dock using a modifier key (command, option, control, or shift) and the number keys. For example, command+1 opens the 1st app in your dock, command+2 the 2nd, etc. Rearrange or add new apps to the dock and the shortcuts will automatically reset.

Manual Shortcuts
Set a custom shortcut for any app on your Mac. Open apps faster than you can say "Launchpad".

App Peeking
Press a shortcut once to reveal an app window, and again if you want to hide it, allowing you to quickly glance at running apps.

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Release Notes:

- Fixed + and - buttons in the Manual tab
- Apps are now sorted alphabetically in the shortcut list

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.5
Review by kigma.com

Works on OS 10.8.2 A+ - When I switched from Windows several years ago the only thing I missed was easy creation of shortcuts. Now I can do the same on Mac, thanks to SNAP! It works great on Mountain Lion. Loads at start. Custom shorcuts as well as dock shortcuts work as described. Love it, thank you! Several sudjestions (don't know if it's possible to impliment though): 1) Would be nice to open several windows with just one shortcut. Example, I usually open following aps on start - Safari, Firefox, Mail, Notes, Skype… wonder it it's possible to create just one shortcut so all asigned windows open at once. 2) Not sure if it's system limitation or not, but Finder is always number 1 in dock, however, pressing Command + 1 opens app that folows Finder in dock, in my case Finder - 1, Safari -2, Mail - 3, etc. Presing Command + 1 opend Safari, not Finder.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
1/5
Version 1.1
Review by Raidah

WASTE OF MONEY! - I had a keyboard with its own preference pane that allowed me to run an application with some of its special keys. I was using that feature to switch between headphones and speakers. Said keyboard broke so I was looking for a way to do the same without it. Snap can't run the applescript app that was switching the output, so it's COMPLETELY USELESS! My search goes on.

Found helpful by 1 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 1.5
Review by jesflory

READ the Discription! - I also thought if you actually snapped your fingers, the app launches. But this app works fine.

Found helpful by 9 out of 11 people
5/5
Version 1.5
Review by kigma.com

Works on OS 10.8.2 A+ - When I switched from Windows several years ago the only thing I missed was easy creation of shortcuts. Now I can do the same on Mac, thanks to SNAP! It works great on Mountain Lion. Loads at start. Custom shorcuts as well as dock shortcuts work as described. Love it, thank you! Several sudjestions (don't know if it's possible to impliment though): 1) Would be nice to open several windows with just one shortcut. Example, I usually open following aps on start - Safari, Firefox, Mail, Notes, Skype… wonder it it's possible to create just one shortcut so all asigned windows open at once. 2) Not sure if it's system limitation or not, but Finder is always number 1 in dock, however, pressing Command + 1 opens app that folows Finder in dock, in my case Finder - 1, Safari -2, Mail - 3, etc. Presing Command + 1 opend Safari, not Finder.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
5/5
Version 1.5
Review by patrickriley2010

After snapping for 3 minutes - I realized i was a moron.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
5/5
Version 1.5
Review by k^2

Great productivity tool - This tool is awesome! For a person like me who likes keeping their fingers on the keyboard, this app is perfect. Highly recommended for those who want to quickly switch between dock apps!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
5/5
Version 1.5
Review by calibornstahp

Awesome - Snappy! It works like a charm, I love how you have both automatic and manual modes - automatic is for all dock apps, and manual is for any app you want to have a shortcut - but my only suggestion is to have the option to remove the bezel that appears every time you open an app with snap. It's not that bad, but it slows down the transition between apps. I know some people like it, but at least the option to remove it would be nice.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
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