Work with Applications

In this chapter, I’ll tell you how to launch applications with abbreviation search, superpower #1, and explain how LaunchBar learns from your abbreviations to streamline app launching. I’ll also show you how to assign custom abbreviations to your apps.

Then, I’ll look at how you can access your applications’ data and files using the Six Superpowers that I discussed in the previous chapter. I’ll also discuss using LaunchBar for Switching Applications.

Abbreviation Search

The gateway method of using LaunchBar, and an example of its first and most important superpower, is abbreviation-searching to launch or switch to an application. In fact, I’ve found that this is the only way many faithful LaunchBar users use it—they figure ...

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