How do you find files? From the Finder, right? How do you open web sites in a browser? Bookmarks in the browser, right?
What if you could do all three of those functions from a single pop up app that’s always available? TapTap is the Mac app, file, and URL launcher that shows why it’s hard to compete against the Dock.
TapTap vs. Click Click
Mac app launchers are definitely not a dime a dozen. Some are downright expensive, considering they’re all competing with the Mac’s Dock, and that’s built-in.
To rise above the crowd of launcher noise, TapTap thinks different by combining a few features that all of us use and love, but require different apps to accomplish.
TapTap gives you quick keyboard access to launch apps. It also finds files buried in the Finder. And it opens bookmarked URLs in the browser of your choice.
But wait? There’s more! TapTap can search through Address Book (soon to be renamed Contacts in Mac OS X Mountain Lion), and find and display your notes. So much for focus, right?
Invoking TapTap is what you think it is. Tap twice on the Command key (or any key you assign) and TapTap pops up onscreen, ready to do your bidding.
Simple enough so far, right?
Tap on the Command key twice to get TapTap to the screen. Then, click icons to launch apps, search, or reveal other menu options.
TapTap gives you quick access to creating an email from a contact, and displays the contact’s phone number in a large, easy-to-read font. You can even use abbreviations to find files or open apps.
Therein lies the problem. TapTap is a bit complicated.
Once learned, TapTap can be useful for keyboard driven power users, but isn’t as elegant as launching apps from the Dock. This is a tool for more advanced and experienced Mac users.
The interface itself is small and cramped and not intuitive. There’s a substantial learning curve just to make TapTap useful so the real value isn’t available until after you’ve devoted some time just to figure out where all the options reside.
Still, once you’re over the learning curve hump, TapTap can save you time by keeping your hands on the keyboard, not on the mouse.