What are your favorite uses of Launchbar?

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What are your favorite uses of Launchbar?

Post by joshuakaufman » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:52 pm

I've been a Launchbar user for a number of years and I think I'm getting a lot out of it, but I'd love to hear from the community what your favorite uses are. There's a chance that we all might discover a new and powerful use that we hadn't thought of or used before. It will also be interesting just to see the features that others use most often.

To get us started, here are my favorite uses of the app in rough order of frequency:
  • Launching apps
  • Accessing folders and files
  • Clipboard history and ClipMerge
  • Search Templates for almost every web site I use frequently
  • Accessing Address Book contact information and copying directly from Launchbar
  • Sending files to Launchbar using Instant Send and then opening them in apps
  • Making quick calculations using the built-in calculator

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Re: What are your favorite uses of Launchbar?

Post by edj » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:29 pm

In addition to most of what you do:
finding email address and then opening an email with the address already there (maybe same as one of your)
adding calendar events and tasks to iCal or Entourage

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Re: What are your favorite uses of Launchbar?

Post by ludwigschubert » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:26 am

To elaborate a little:
- The ability to blindly start a google search is invaluable. (Compare it to using the trackpad to open safari, wait for it to launch if it isn't already, navigate up to the searchfield, click and then start typing)
- typing an app's abbreviation and right-arrowing into it's last used documents. so great for resuming work on current projects.

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