WorkspacePro

Launch a bunch of macOS apps from menu bar just in 1 click!

#1 Product of the DayApril 22, 2019
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WorkspacePro allows You to launch and close a bunch of macOS apps from the menu bar.
- Create group of apps - workspaces
- Launch and close all apps of these workspaces only just toggling button in the menu bar
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Orxan
OrxanMaker@orkerimli · Software developer
Hi, PH 👋 I am a software developer and after every starting macOS, I needed to launch routine apps (like design apps, different developer tools, and other daily apps). This process annoyed me and I decided to create an app to help other macOS users like me. :) How it works 🤩: - Create a group of apps - workspaces - Open and close all apps of this workspace only just clicking to button in the menu bar Other features 😎: * Can create unlimited workspaces * Workspaces can contain unlimited apps * Hide launched apps * Create new instances of apps if one is running already * Force terminate running workspace apps * Edit already created workspaces (name and contained apps) * Launch WorkspacePro on startup We will add new cool features in the next updates and You will get lifetime access to new updates and versions. Let me know what you think about WorkspacePro 🙂
Ahmad Awais ⚡
Ahmad Awais ⚡@mrahmadawais · Google Dev Expert / Node.js CommComm
@orkerimli Noice work.
Orxan
OrxanMaker@orkerimli · Software developer
@mrahmadawais thank You very much :)
Cerda
Cerda@jorgecerda · http://cerda.me
@orkerimli Does it have or do you have plans to have custom positions for apps on the screen? I'm a paid user of Lay Auto @layautoapp and that seems to be the only missing feature to make the switch.
Orxan
OrxanMaker@orkerimli · Software developer
@jorgecerda Yes, Cerda. I've already added this feature to next update plan. I'll add this cool feature soonly ;)
Marcin Krzywonos
Marcin Krzywonos@m_krzywonos · CEO at @Apptorium
It feels like you "borrowed" our product name (Workspaces) and added PRO suffix to it. And the idea. I'm aware that they are not the same products, but it makes confusion.
Orxan
OrxanMaker@orkerimli · Software developer
dear @m_krzywonos, I did not know anything about your product. But "workspace" is just a word in english. Apple uses "workspace" word also and it inspired me when I named WorkspacePro. "WorkspacePro" describes very well what app does and it does not match with any other app's name. As You noticed, our apps are for different tasks :)
Marcin Krzywonos
Marcin Krzywonos@m_krzywonos · CEO at @Apptorium
@orkerimli I think you should consider to change your app name. Now it makes confusion to our users and yours.
Sam Ayres
Sam Ayres@sam_ayres
@m_krzywonos Please change your name because vmware has a product called workspace one. It's confusing. /s https://www.vmware.com/uk/produc... On a non-sarcastic note, if you don't want overlapping on a product name, try not to use the most general term possible. You don't own the word workspace.
Marcin Krzywonos
Marcin Krzywonos@m_krzywonos · CEO at @Apptorium
@sam_ayres Well, our Workspaces was first than vmware product, as I remember :) I agree with you that there might be other apps with similar name. Or even with same name. The problem is that WorkspacePro does almost the same – it's a subset of Workspaces app features (starting resources with one click) + ability to close the apps. And when there are 2 apps that do very similar things, with very similar name, for the same operating system, it might be confusing.
Sam Ayres
Sam Ayres@sam_ayres
@m_krzywonos I think you know that saying you did something first is a poor argument. If this is an issue for you, then you should have picked a more unique name then legally protected it in some form.
Pathik Botadra
Pathik Botadra@pathik_botadra
Hi, Congrats on the launch of your product. I would like to know if there is any difference between your App and Workspaces App that I bought recently from Apptorium (https://www.apptorium.com/worksp...). The name of your App and what it does is strikingly similar to them. Not sure how I feel about it, to be honest.
Orxan
OrxanMaker@orkerimli · Software developer
@pathik_botadra thanks a lot. I did not know anything about the existing of this app. And yes, names are similar :) But they are different apps - my app launches and closes groups of apps at the same time and allows to control launching and closing behaviours (such as hide apps after launching, force terminate apps if some app does not respond, create new instance of app one instance already running), but your app is quick access app. :)
Thomas Paul Mann
Thomas Paul Mann@thomas_paul_mann
Nice idea! I’ll give it a try. Any plans to include browser windows with URLs? Could be quite useful for all the web apps.
Orxan
OrxanMaker@orkerimli · Software developer
@thomas_paul_mann Thank You very much ;) Yes, URL feature is in my next update plan. I've some other new cool feature ideas for the new updates. 🤩
Nick Simard
Nick Simard@nicksimard · Customer Champion, Zapier
Very cool! When I saw this, I immediately thought of this app that’s part of the Setapp suite: https://setapp.com/apps/workspaces. And possibly this one: https://setapp.com/apps/switchem. For anyone who already pays for those apps (along with the dozens of others you get in Setapp) does Workspace Pro offer any super compelling differentiating features?
Orxan
OrxanMaker@orkerimli · Software developer
@nicksimard İn first look they may seen similar but they are not. Let me explain: WorkspacePro (my app) launches and closes groups of apps at the same time and allows to control launching and closing behaviours (such as hide apps after launching, force terminate apps if some app does not respond, create new instance of app one instance already running). There is difference :)