To be fair about analyzing a stock, out-of-the-box, unaltered, non-custom Mac, Apple gives us most of what we need and I won’t fault anyone for adding utilities or apps or trying anything different with their Macs.
Boring is so 1999. Sure, the Mac’s Dock works fine as a launcher. The Finder doubles up to find and organize files and folders and even launches files. Even the Menubar gets into the action act as a place for useful utilities. But not one of Apple’s built-in functions is the CogMeow. Or, is it Cat’s Meow?
CogMeow is one of those cleverly designed utilities that out of the box thinkers will adore. First of all, it has cats. What’s not to like about a Mac app with cat icons? They’re cute to the point of adorable, and unlike actual cats, these are fully functional and totally reliable.
With a keyboard shortcut your Mac’s screen gets a new launcher where each cat icon has functions you assign, and each one can have its own keyboard shortcut.
See? Totally different.
Each of the seven buttons can perform different tasks so it acts as a launcher. An app launcher, a file launchers, or even a website launcher.
Setting up CogMeow takes a minute or two and editing a selection is simple. All you need to do is remember what function was assigned to which cat.
Each cat button is assigned a color, too, so the function becomes easier to remember. The keyboard shortcuts are visible, too, but a global shortcut opens CogMeow so it’s visible on your Mac’s screen.
Sure, Mac users have plenty of launchers to choose from but not one of them is a circular table full of cats.
Did I mention that CogMeow is free?