Switch apps instantly just by their first letter!
• Hold down the right side |⌘ command| and press the first letter of the app name to focus apps instantly
• The Dynamic algorithm will choose the most useful app for each letter
* The algorithm will adapt in real time to your workflow
• If apps live on separate spaces, rcmd will switch to the relevant space
* Switching spaces needs the following setting enabled:
- System Preferences --> Mission Control --> "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application"
• When pressing the key while the app is already focused, you can use one of 2 useful functions
* HIDE: Show/Hide the app instantly
* CYCLE: Focus other apps with the same first letter
Assign custom keys for your favorite apps
• Hold down |⌘ command| + |⌥ option| and press any letter to assign that letter permanently to the currently focused app
• When an app is in the STATIC list:
* the assigned key can launch the app when it isn't running
* the HIDE/CYCLE setting can be adjusted on a per-app basis
Customize the app to your liking
• the Trigger setting allows you to change the Right Command trigger to any combination of modifiers
* this will come in handy if you have a keyboard without a Right Command key
• disable specific letters from being registered by rcmd
* click on the Settings button to find the Enabled Keys setting
• App Switcher UI
* you can optionally see running apps with their assigned keys while holding Right Command (or your custom trigger key)
• Fix "Ignore"/"Unignore" button size being squished
Ratings and Reviews
Responsive devs, thoughtful product
I reported a bug and received a productive response very quickly -- love to see that.
And in my first hour of usage, I realized I couldn't use my muscle-memory shortcuts for selecting the url bar or page zooming anymore. I almost wrote a feature request before seeing that we could toggle keys off easily in the rcmd menu app. Love the thoughtful design!
Really useful tool!
Great first version.
I wish it would give some kind of visual feedback to help understand what's happening. For example, if you push "cmd-A", you don't know which app will come up when you cycle. Any kind of overlay similar to the Apple default "cmd-TAB" interface would probably be enough.
Not full-fledged window switcher
I enjoy using this app!
However, when I switch to an app that has multiple windows (e.g. Finder with mutiple windows), it only shows the active window of the app. It would be great if it is a full-fledged window switcher.
Developer Response ,
Unfortunately the macOS sandbox that’s being enforced by the App Store doesn’t allow us to get a list of an app’s windows and switch between them.
After switching apps using rcmd, I use the free AltTab.app to do the visual window switching: https://alt-tab-macos.netlify.app/
Here’s a video demo of how I use it:
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- Alin Panaitiu
- 5.8 MB
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2022 The low-tech guys
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