Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: OS X 10.9 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
More Info: http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/index.html
LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.
You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.
Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web--LaunchBar will be your essential servant.
What's New Version 6.6
Added optional Modifier Tap for accessing Snippets. Can be configured in Preferences > Shortcuts.
The iCloud Drive item can now be used as a target for Send To operations.
Info Browsing of images in the Clipboard History now shows metadata like image dimensions, resolution, color profile, etc.
Back browsing with the Left-Arrow key after invoking an action that returns new items now brings back the previous selection -- either the action itself (if it was opened via Return or via Text Input), or the source item of a Send To operation (the item that was sent to the action via Tab).
Improved Send To (pressing Tab) in Calculator. If there's no text selected (i.e., the cursor is blinking), the result of the current calculation is sent, as before. But if you select a part of the calculation, only that selected text is sent.
Attempting to play a remote track while the computer is offline now shows a message explaining why the playback is currently not possible.
When browsing the Albums category (which shows a list of all albums) the display now includes the album artist in addition to the album title.
The iTunes/Now Playing info (shown when pressing Right Arrow while iTunes is selected) now displays artist or album information for the currently playing track.
Improved heuristics to determine which tracks belong to the same album (should now work same as in iTunes).
Fixed an issue causing some iTunes actions to fail if the iTunes Today Widget was enabled in Notification Center.
Fixed an issue when re-indexing the iTunes Library.
Fixed an issue with Identically Named Songs.
Improved Emoji Support
Added a dedicated hotkey for opening the list of Emoji (Default is Shift-Command-Space).
Browsing the Emoji indexing rule with Right Arrow now first shows a list of all Emoji Categories (like "Activity", "Objects", "Smileys & People", etc.). Pressing Right Arrow again then only shows Emoji from the selected category. To get a flat list of all Emoji, browse the Emoji rule with the Space key.
Emoji are now sorted by "last access". The most recently used Emoji are therefore shown at the top of the list. You can still get all Emoji sorted alphabetically by browsing the Emoji rule with Command-Right.
Added "Skin Colored Emoji" category. This category contains all Emoji whose skin tone can be modified.
Info Browsing now provides a link to Emojipedia for the selected Emoji.
Added "Calculate SHA256 Checksum" action.
Added actions for removing line breaks from text
Join Lines With Space
Join Lines With Comma
Added "Send Little Snitch Feedback" action.
Added "Send Micro Snitch Feedback" action.
Added support for Quick Look in the Resources tab of Action Editor.
"Copy (and Paste) File Contents" now works with more plain text file formats (including Markdown).
Improved backwards browsing (with the Left-Arrow key) when switching between different input modes (Text Input, Send To).
Instant Calculate (sending an arithmetic expression to LaunchBar via Send To) now ignores currency symbols in the sent expression.
Applying file path(s) via ⌘V (Paste) or ⌘D (Drop Finder Selection) to a selected item now behaves the same as when these path(s) are sent to that item via Send To (i.e., a list of available file operations is shown [instead of the former pop-up menu]).
Improved dragging of files onto LaunchBar. Dragging to right end of the bar selects the dragged file in LaunchBar. Dragging to the left side of the bar applies the dragged file to the selected item.
Improved "Duplicate" action.
Removed "Show text input title" option from preferences.
Fixed: After running an AppleScript "LaunchBar AppleScript Runner" would sometimes not terminate properly and instead run indefinitely.
Fixed: Missing color of Finder Tags when running on OS X 10.11.
Fixed: When dragging the LaunchBar window, snap to center / snap to default position didn't work on external displays.
Fixed an issue causing 1Password bookmarks indexing to fail.
iTunes indexing now ignores iOS apps, iPad apps and iBooks.
Fixed: Instant Send of whitespace string no longer triggers Calculator.
Fixed wrong Merriam Webster Search Template URLs in factory configuration.
Fixed an issue causing rules that were configured to not search subfolders to be never re-indexed.