Mac power users who love to keep their hands on the keyboard will use another time honored method. Command-Tab. That brings up the OS X app switcher where either the Tab key or the arrow key will move to another app. Is there a better way? Actually, yes.
Or, rather, a different way that combines both the keyboard and the Command-Tab switch methods. It goes by the odd name Manico, an app switcher utility which lets you switch from one Mac app to another. But it’s also a launcher (just in case the app you want to switch to is not open at the time).
Manico doesn’t have much to configure and little to remember. Assign a number to the apps you use the most and Manico gives you keyboard shortcuts to open or switch to the app you want.
Keyboard shortcuts bring Manico’s app list to the middle of the Mac’s screen. Each app has a corresponding number which is part of the shortcut. You control which apps are assigned to which numbers. That makes Manico work like the Command-Tab switcher, but it’s also an app launcher so it’s better. And, it’s faster to use than the Dock.
Each Mac app can have its own keyboard shortcut, too, perfect for switching to frequently used apps, or for launching the app you want.
Manico is inexpensive and adds a little more efficiency to your daily workflow, perfect for typical Mac users tired of the Command-Tab or click-the-Dock routines.