App launchers and file openers abound for Mac users. Here’s an elegant solution that can improve efficiency and productivity and make it easier to open up the most frequently used files on your Mac without resorting to the Dock. It’s called Trickster and, once you get over the new routine and the learning curve, it’s an app you’ll end up using all the time.
What Price Productivity?
What Trickster does is something your OS X already does, but does it much better. Trickster watches which files and applications you use on your Mac. Then, when you’re ready to use a file again, Trickster is the one-stop place to go because it remembers where you put the file. Think about that. How many times have you search around the Desktop or the Documents folder trying to find a file you know is there– but you can’t find it.
Check out the pop down from the Menubar. Everything you need to get to what you want to open is a click away.
If you used it, Trickster remembers where it is and makes it a one-click process to find and open. Trickster’s app window is a mini app and file toolbox complete with one-click access to favorites, applications, photos, downloads, and, more importantly any file you’ve used recently.
Want to add a file to Trickster’s list? Just drag and drop. Trickster remembers. Files can be previewed in Trickster, too, and it’s completely controllable through the keyboard which saves you even more time.
Plus, you control which folders get watched in the app’s Settings, and the filters give you more options. Trickster does what you want it too. It remembers. But only what you tell it to remember. It even does a good job navigating folders on Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive.
Files in Trickster can be opened, or displayed in the Finder, too. If your Mac has many tens of thousands of files, Trickster can filter them during a search (photos only, Word documents only, spreadsheets only, etc). That makes it a better tool to use than OS X’s built-in Spotlight. The Favorites settings makes it easy to find specific files or folders. Mac power users will appreciate the options for keyboard shortcuts (faster than using mouse or trackpad).
This is exactly the kind of Mac utility which helps to improve both efficiency and productivity, while saving time and reducing the number of clicks to get things done. Wait a minute. Doesn’t OS X already have a Recents menu selection for files and apps? Yes. And that’s it. Recents is buried in the Apple Menu and does not have options, favorites, pathway navigation, or keyboard shortcuts, all available within Trickster.