November 16, 2010 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Perth, Western Australia - Stairways Software Pty Ltd today is pleased to announce Switcher Maestro 1.0, a great new way to launch applications on the Mac. Switcher Maestro takes the window and application switching features of Keyboard Maestro and adds a fantastic new application launcher.
At the recent Apple Special Event, Steve Jobs gave a glimpse of Launchpad, which will eventually bring the iPhone/iPad home screens to the Mac so people "don't have to go hunting around for their apps". Its rare we don't agree with Apple, but organising applications on the iPhone has never seemed like much fun to us, so we've got our own solution - just press a hot key, type a few characters of the application name, press return and your application launches.
Watch the 4 second (literally!) video to see just how easy it is. No organizing, no folders, no navigating multiple screens.
Switcher Maestro 1.x requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater, including 10.6 and is native PowerPC, Intel and Intel 64-bit.
Pricing and Availability:
New customers can purchase Switcher Maestro for $9.99 (USD). A volume discount of 50% is available for purchases of 5 or more copies. Switcher Maestro is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and distributed by FastSpring. Switcher Maestro is licensed on a per workstation basis (individuals can choose to license it on a per user basis).
Stairways Software was founded in 1995 by Peter N Lewis to further develop and sell the world-class Mac software that made him famous. Stairways is a privately held Propriety Limited company based in Perth, Western Australia, and Peter continues to lead the company as president and chief executive officer. Peter's goal was to bring high quality Internet and Unix tools to the Mac, combining the traditional Mac ease-of-use with the power of the Internet and Unix. This placed Stairways Software in exactly the right position to capitalize on the massive growth of the Internet from less than one million computers to hundreds of millions. The familiarity with Unix also proved invaluable as Apple transitioned Mac OS to the Unix-based Mac OS X. Along the way we acquired Keyboard Maestro which we ourselves found to be an indispensable productivity tool, and have continued to enhance it. Stairways Software remains a small efficient company which means when you contact us you will be dealing with someone who can directly and personally handle any questions.