- Launch an app, open a website, or run a script.
- Spacebar S -> launch Safari
- Spacebar N -> launch Notes
- Spacebar G -> open a website
- Simulate a keystroke (with/without modifiers)
- Spacebar Q -> simulate F11
- Spacebar X -> simulate Control-Option-Shift-Command-A
- More keys, more actions
- Spacebar F then D -> open Documents folder
- Spacebar F then W -> open Downloads folder
- Spacebar A W E S O M E -> launch your AppleScript to say "you are awesome"
How to type space?
Just type spacebar.
SpaceLauncher is smart to recognize it.
I can't memorize these
Don't memorize. Just practice. Your fingers can memorize them easily.
And, SpaceLauncher will show you a hint,
depending on your typed keys after pressing spacebar down.
Moreover, only rarely used actions are highlighted (the keys used recently are gray), so you can find out the action you actually need quickly.
Stop reading, try it.
Feel safe to download. The app is signed, and it will not connect the Internet without your permission.
Questions and Answers
- How to type a lot of spaces continuously?
- What does the option "Disable SpaceLauncher for 0.2 seconds after your last typing." mean? Why do I need it?
- What does the option "After space key down, ignore pre-defined keys within 0.2 seconds" mean? Why do I need it?
- What's wrong with the hint window? Some rows are gray.
- Can I change the hint window's location and size?
- Can I change the hint window's appearance or theme?
- Is SpaceLauncher free?
- Are you going to add new features?
- Support synchronization and/or import/export preferences.
- Support more actions
- Support app-specific actions
- Show current hotkeys in menu bar extras.
- Easy to input dozens of spaces
- Easy to add new/delete actions
- Generate actions for a folder / all applications
- How to launch an AppleScript to say "you are awesome"
- SpaceLauncher is ready, you can press spacebar.
- You are holding spacebar for SpaceLauncher. You can press a pre-defined key now.
- You are typing. SpaceLauncher ignores typed spacebar.
but if you really need it, hold shift and spacebar.
From SpaceLauncher 1.2, you can type spacebar, then press and hold it quickly (by defaults in 0.2 seconds, you can set it in the option "Disable SpaceLauncher for 0.2 seconds after your last typing").
(SpaceLauncher 1.3 +)
You might notice that, in most case, you type a space quickly after finishing a word. This space shouldn't be treated as SpaceLauncher's hotkey. This option means, if you type a space in 0.2 seconds after your last keystroke, the space will be ignored by SpaceLauncher.
If the above option "Disable SpaceLauncher for 0.2 seconds after your last typing." works for you, just ignore this option.
If you often trigger SpaceLauncher actions when inputting text, that is because you type fast so that the letter after space go before releasing spacebar. This option gives a delay. After you pressing spacebar, SpaceLauncher waits for a delay, then start to recognize keys for actions.
This is intended. The keys used recently will be gray. The keys never used or used several weeks ago will be white or less white depending on your last usage.
I also considered reordering the rows in hint window to show less used rows first. But I noticed if I referred to a row several times, I would expect it to appear in the same place. Reordering made me difficult to locate it.
Yes, you can. Holding spacebar until the hint window appears, then you drag the title bar to move the window, or drag the edge to resize width (height will be changed automatically depending on contents).
No, you can not, at least not now.
I lack confidence in user interface design, so I just chose the native Translucent Panels. If you think the hint window is really ugly, let me know.
No, SpaceLauncher is a paid application.
You can try SpaceLauncher without limitation forever, but after trials, you should purchase for further use.
You can also find my free apps/tools on my GitHub page.
There are lots of features I wanted to add when I make SpaceLauncher. I had to stop myself to add new features before release. e.g.
Thanks to AppleScript, most of these can be implemented via AppleScript. But making them native in SpaceLauncher will be more user-friendly. Before that, you can try AppleScript for your customization.
Let me know what you have done with AppleScript or what you are going to do with AppleScript if I can help. And don't forget, tell me the new feature you want. You make SpaceLauncher better!
In Script Editor, type
say "you are awesome", save as Application or Script.
In SpaceLauncher, add an action to open URL, choose the AppleScript file.
(SpaceLauncher 1.3 +)
The icon indicates the state of SpaceLauncher.