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Freeware (Free)


17 May 2017


Objective Development Software


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Size: 1 KB

Downloads: 182714

Platform: Windows (All Versions)

Review by Frederick Barton (Cybersecurity Editor)

on 03 Apr 2015

LaunchBar enables you to launch applications, open documents and perform other actions with only a few simple keystrokes. You can think of it as multiple utilities in one. The application serves as an app launcher, file browser, search tool, scheduler and more. What's more, its functionality can be enhanced with various extensions. Although the application is not free, you can use it beyond the 30-day trial period without paying.

Once you install and run the application on your Mac, you only need to hit a keyboard shortcut to bring up its compact user interface. It resembles a simple search bar, but it can be used for much more than finding files on the disk. You can type abbreviations to access various locations on your disk, indexed files, as well as various commands. It is also possible to input text, if you wish to access web pages, create an appointment and so on.

Results are displayed in a list, beneath the bar and you can select them with the arrow keys. If you are looking for a location in Finder, you may also navigate through folders and sub-folders in the same list. Furthermore, once you find a file, you may issue various sub-commands, besides opening it. The application lets you send files via email, open them with a specific app and more.

The application can be used as a clipboard manager as well. If you select a piece of text or a file and hold down the aforementioned keyboard shortcut, the application will copy the item and you may paste it later, in another location, even if you copy other contents along the way.

LaunchBar places many useful options at your disposal, which can be found in separate menus. It can index folders of your choice, it lets you set up new keyboard shortcuts, define actions, rules and much more.


You can launch apps, access files and folders and perform other operations with simple keystrokes. The application serves many purposes, including file searching, clipboard organization and others. It can be installed in a few seconds and it can be used beyond its trial period.


You may have some difficulties inputting text. Anything on a Mac can be accessed or launched immediately, through simple keystrokes, thanks to LaunchBar's smart functionality.



LaunchBar Awards

LaunchBar Editor’s Review Rating

LaunchBar has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 03 Apr 2015. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated LaunchBar 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential


out of 5