Less than 25 years later, Apple did it all again with the touch interface in the iPhone and then iPad. Along the way to this second revolution, Apple ended up with something special. A few hundred million customers who loved the iOS touch interface.
Hmmm, Apple thought, “What if we bring some of those iOS interface touches to the Mac, and make it more comfortable for the tens of millions of iPhone and iPad users?”
The perfect example of iPhone and iPad design which has influenced the Mac is OS X’s Launchpad. It’s that scree full of icons that look like a giant iPad screen.
Launchpad Manager brings customization and configuration to OS X’s Launchpad.
What does it do?
- Deletes Icons Or Groups
- Renames Icons Or Groups
- Organizes Groups
- Saves Launchpad Layout
- Opens Launchpad Layout
- Reorders Icons Alphabetically
- Moves Icons To Another Page
- Moves Icons To A New Page
Some of that functionality is already built-in to Launchpad, but takes extra clicks or plenty of manual effort to accomplish.
The free version is feature limited, but the Pro version of Launchpad Manager has no restrictions.
Any negatives? Yes. Who uses Launchpad? It’s not like it takes long for Windows PC users who switched to the Mac to figure out how to use the Dock.