Notice the trend in the Mac App Store. It’s toward lower priced apps. Developers supposedly make it up on volume. What of apps that don’t make it to the Mac App Store? Often, those apps carry a price tag that only a mother could love.
Here’s the tale of a Mac app that launches Mac apps.
Tap TapTap To Launch Apps
TapTap is an on-command Mac app that serves as an app launcher, a file launcher, and a web page URL launcher.
Tap the command key combo and TapTap launches. Click an app icon to launch an app. Or, enter a few letters of an app in the search field to find the app and launch it.
Setup abbreviations for specific apps or files and use those to launch them by typing them into TapTap.
This odd little app also searches for Address Book entries and displays name and phone number. Define files and folders and access those from within TapTap.
As if your Mac’s Menubar wasn’t crowded enough, TapTap also resides there, and can be invoked with a quick click.
On the surface, TapTap seems useful enough. It’s yet another way to launch apps, files, and web pages.
What I find missing is the ability to do anything different than your Mac does already, and rather easily. Opening apps in the Dock is also a one-click proposition. Browsers take care of web page launching with bookmarks.
Drop often used files or documents into a folder and drag it to the Dock. A single click will open the file or document of your choice.
What’s gained by using TapTap? What’s the value proposition? It’s yet another way to do the same basic functions that Mac users have know for years, except it’s more complicated to setup and use.
Customizing the Dock is free and requires little effort. If you must have a keyboard driven launcher app, even Spotlight does some of what you get with TapTap.
The disk browser is handy in TapTap, but the exact same hierarchical drill down can be obtained by dropping a volume into the Dock. TapTap does notes? Why? What do notes have to do with app and file launching?
It’s not that TapTap isn’t bad. It just doesn’t bring much to the party that’s not already there.