rcmd • App Switcher 4+

Reimagined Command-Tab

Alin Panaitiu

    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings
    • $5.99



Re-imagined Command-Tab.

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)

What’s New

Version 2.3.5

• Fix "Ignore"/"Unignore" button size being squished

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Dkmar98 ,

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!

the_doob ,

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.

Wn9981 ,

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:

App Privacy

The developer, Alin Panaitiu, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

More By This Developer