LaunchBar 5 by Objective Development


LaunchBar 5 by Objective DevelopmentLaunchBar 5 by Objective Development is one of the programs available as part of the MacLegion Spring Bundle.

Overview

LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.

Features

Abbreviation Search
LaunchBar’s powerful, blazing fast adaptive abbreviation search technology allows you to find items just by typing short acronyms of their name.Keyboard Shortcuts
Invoke LaunchBar quickly with a system wide hotkey, or just by tapping a modifier key.

Clipboard History
Preserve the data of your most recent Copy operations, and use the copied objects again later.

ClipMerge
Combine subsequent Copy operations into one single clipboard object just by pressing ⌘C twice.

Web Searches
Searching the web has never been easier. Choose the desired web service, enter your query and get the result instantly shown in your web browser.

Calculator
From simple numeric calculations up to complex scientific expressions – just open LaunchBar, type your calculation and press Return to get the result.

Quick Look
Get a quick preview of your current selection just by tapping the space bar.

Instant Open
Open items even more quickly. Just hold down the last entered abbreviation character and the selected item opens immediately.

Browsing
Navigate folders, contacts, bookmarks, recent items, libraries or any other kind of hierarchy with the arrow keys to reveal related information.File Operations
Manipulate your files efficiently with the keyboard. Move, rename, compress, assign color labels, create folders and much more.

Services
Call up Mac OS X Services by name to quickly manipulate text or file selections.

Address Book
Enjoy the convenient access to your address book data to quickly create new email messages, retrieve phone numbers, postal addresses and other contact details.

Bookmarks
Get instant access to all of your web browser’s bookmarks, bookmark folders and history.

iTunes
Browse your iTunes Library, find your favorite tunes and enjoy your most beloved albums and artists.

iCal
Create events and to-dos in your iCal calendars within seconds.

Instant Send
The most efficient way to send files or text selections to LaunchBar, and then hand them over to applications, folders, email contacts, search templates, services and more.

You can read more about LaunchBar 5 on the Objective Development site. Normally, it retails for $39 for a family licence or $24 single user licence. The promo site says $35 so maybe the price has changed very recently.

Skype 5.0 Beta for Mac now available


Skype 5 Beta for Mac now availableThis version of Skype now incorporates everything into a single window, enhancing usability. It also integrates your address book to make searching for contacts easier than before. Another feature is the new call control bar, so you can manage calls etc whilst working on other stuff, such as browsing the web. The control bar sits on top of other windows, a bit like the minimised iTunes control bar.

You can also now hold a group video call with family, friends or colleagues. For the group video call everyone on the call needs Skype 5.0 Beta for Mac or Windows for group video to work.

You can download the new version from http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/beta/

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