AppScript Launcher

Script Cream

An AppleScript to quickly launch applications

AppScript Launcher 0.1 | Source Code

I find it a bit of a time waster to open up my Applications folder everytime I want to open an application I don’t use that often (as in: it’s not in the Dock). In KDE on linux I can press Alt-F2 to bring up a box that I can type the name of an executable file and it will load – I wanted something similar on my Mac. So I wrote this Applescript that will bring up a window so you can type in the name of the application you want to start. Then I improved that so that it saves the applications you run in a list so you get a list of the most recently run applications you used it to launch – plus an “Other Application …” option for a new application. You can change the number of entries it saves by changing the number 10 on the first line of the script. I then use Keyboard Maestro to bind it to a key (I use F13).

BTW: I know LaunchBar, Butler, Quicksilver and so on do this along with a whole lot of other things … but I know I don’t need all the other functionality, maybe you don’t either.

Tested on:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Download the script application and source (.zip) or the source code. Licensed under the GPLOriginally posted to

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  1. October 28, 2007 at 2:50 am
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