LaunchBar Commander

LaunchBar Commander 1.123

Configurable docked bar to launch programs

Launchbar Commander is an alternative launch menu from which you can open applications and access your favorite files and folders. View full description

PROS

  • Completely customizable

CONS

  • Having more than one bar takes too much space

Good
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Launchbar Commander is an alternative launch menu from which you can open applications and access your favorite files and folders.

It features a wide range of configuration options to customize both its appearance and functionality: you can choose which folders and apps are included in the menu or whether the launchbar should be displayed docked or not, among other possibilities. However, such a high level of customization requires some time and dedication.

Launchbar Commander allows you to have as many bars ("docks") as you wish, but just having two of them takes way too much screen space.

LaunchBar Commander is what is commonly referred to as an "Application Launcher"; it is typically docked to the side of your screen and lets you configure buttons and menus which will launch your favorites programs.

LaunchBar Commander has a slightly different focus than some other launch bar tools:

  • It's designed for power users who value efficiency over eye candy - although you can choose some nice appearance skins for the program, if you are looking for a super fancy animated mac-style dock with dancing icons, LaunchBar Commander is not the tool for you (but see the help file for links to other freeware/shareware alternatives you might like).
  • It's designed to store docking bar configurations in self-contained files - so you can back them up easily, move them to other computers, switch between configurations, etc.
  • It emphasizes the use of highly configurable Menus rather than just buttons - you can build hierarchical menus of any depth and varying types.
  • It has a very powerful tree configuration tool which supports copy and paste, drag and drop, easy temporary disabling, multiple configuration files, etc.

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LaunchBar Commander 1.123