One of my favorite high productivity tools is the Mac’s Menubar. It’s loaded with over two dozen one-click apps that do this or that (sometimes, there are so many they get cut off by the front app’s menus).
If you’re interested in a one click way to launch apps and the Mac’s Dock has just become to cluttered with tiny app icons, you might like aLaunch. There’s not much to it, but that might be why it’s free and useful.
aLaunch is an app launcher. It resides in the Menubar. Click the icon and you get a list of apps, files, and folders in a drop down menu.
There’s also a hotkey combo which opens the menu using only the keyboard.
The only configuration you need is to decide which apps, files, and folders you want to display in aLaunch. That means is completely customizable.
One click to the Menubar brings up the pop down menu. Then all you need to do is navigate to the apps or files you want to open.
aLaunch is somewhat similar to the Apple menu on the Mac OS Classic. It’s cheap, easy to install and use, and requires a bit of configuration, but works well.