Apptivate

Launch Mac apps with custom keyboard shortcuts

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Pascal Andy@_pascalandy · Cofounder at a "stealth startup"
Just go with Alfred guys!
Pallav Agarwal@pallav_agarwal · Passionate for technology and startups
Very well made! Good job!
Tim AnderssonMaker@boerworz · Founder, Cocoabeans Software
@pallav_agarwal Thanks, Pallav! I'm glad you like Apptivate.
Tim AnderssonMaker@boerworz · Founder, Cocoabeans Software
Hey, Product Hunt! I created Apptivate back in 2010 when I needed a small and simple app for launching applications and running scripts using hotkeys. There were other similar applications at the time, but either they only launched applications or they were too bloated, so I decided to write my own app. The development on Apptivate has stagnated since I don't have as much free-time as I used to (and since there are no critical issues), but I do make some progress on the entirely rewritten Apptivate 3.0 now and then. Since I use Apptivate every day myself, I'm quite motivated to keep the app alive. If you have any questions about Apptivate, let me know here or on Twitter (@boerworz or @apptivateapp)! Cheers, Tim
Michael Ahdoot@mikeyahdoot · Co-founder of Habit Nest
@boerworz @apptivateapp Is there a way to change the menu icon to not have a blue background? It's very distracting like that. Otherwise awesome app
Tim AnderssonMaker@boerworz · Founder, Cocoabeans Software
@mikeyahdoot Unfortunately not. The only workaround for that issue is to restart Apptivate. Thanks!
Michael Ahdoot@mikeyahdoot · Co-founder of Habit Nest
@boerworz Any plans to fix this?
Tim AnderssonMaker@boerworz · Founder, Cocoabeans Software
@mikeyahdoot I do have plans to fix it, but I can't say when it will be done. I need to update the code base (which has gone untouched for ~3 years) to not use GC and other deprecated technologies before I can fix this seemingly simple-to-fix issue.
Roberto Mateu@rmateu · 5typos.com
Great app, but it's basically abandonware.
Shayne O'Sullivan@shayneosullivan · Developer Relations at Vinli
such a solid menu bar app.