Easy, right? Except for that open and front-most app problem which strikes fear into the hearts of Mac-using politicians. You may not have 127 open apps, but it’s likely that the number of apps you have open is increasing faster than the national deficit.
How can you tell at a glance which Mac app is in the front?
How Much Is That App In The Window?
From Mac 360’s famed “Duh!” Department comes the obvious. Check the Apple icon in the upper left of the Mac’s Menubar. What do you see next to it? Safari? Google Chrome? Firefox?
It’s the frontmost app’s name, in glorious black and various shades of gray staring you right in the face. Duh!
If you have a dozen Mac apps open, running, and awaiting your beck and call, that’s where you go to look to see which app is in the front.
What if that obvious clue isn’t enough for you? Well, dear reader, here’s your opportunity to help stimulate the economy by purchasing a Mac app that makes it even easier for short attention span Mac users to figure out which app they’re using.
That’s Applidude, dude!
What it does is the obvious, but saves you the mind boggling energy drain of looking up to the Menubar, and, instead, it displays the app’s icon (floating over everything so you’re sure not to miss it). And then it verbally informs you which app is frontmost when you switch.
Is that cool, or what?
If necessity is the mother of invention, then some mother somewhere is happy that their Mac-loving child, a child with an attention span so short that he or she cannot remember which app was just switched to, now has an option (other than the obvious one of looking at the Menubar).
Every time you switch to a new app, Applidude, like Ryan Seacrest announces the recording industry judges on American Idol, announces the Mac app you’ve just switched to.
I jest, but only a little. While Applidude’s functionality might be suspect to those of us who are absolutely, positively sure of which app we have running in the front, there are Mac users who are not so well blessed.
For example, the sight-impaired now have a new way to know which app is frontmost. For those with either a short attention span or short term memory problems, Applidude is like God himself granted an answer to their prayers.
That’s about all Applidude does, dude, but it does it well, quickly, with minimal fuss or effort, and runs automatically in the background until you switch from one Mac app to another.