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File size:
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January 6, 2011
January 9, 2013

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A simple, beautiful hotkey manager.

Launch applications, execute scripts, run automator workflows and open files or folders. All of this at the press of a key combination.

Apptivate 2.0 introduces hotkey sequences, which are simply a sequence of key combinations. In previous versions of Apptivate, you could only bind an item to one key combination/hotkey. In Apptivate 2.0, it's possible to bind one item to something like ⌃A + T, and another item to ⌃A + H. To activate one of the items, you simply press the key combinations in order: first ⌃A and then either T or H.
This greatly simplifies your key combinations if you've got a lot of items.

Apptivate also includes a preference for hiding the application if it's active when the hotkey is pressed. You can also take a quick look at an application by pressing and holding the hotkey; when the hotkey is released, the application is hidden.

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What's New
  • "Re-launching" Apptivate while it's running opens the main window (or the preferences window if the menubar icon is hidden).
  • Added a preference to allow overwriting system shortcuts. This should fix the problem some people have been having with F14 and F15.
  • It's no longer necessary to hover an item to see the hotkeys while holding the Option key.
  • Pressing Enter when in the hotkeys view of an item brings you back to the list.
  • Items are saved more often.
  • It's now possible to order the items by name.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause keys not to work. This might fix the problem with the i-key not working; if it doesn't, please contact us.

  • Apptivate (se.cocoabeans.apptivate) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Copyright: (c) Cocoabeans Software, 2010