Launch Me, Baby
There isn’t much to Web Launchey but what you get is useful to most Mac users who use Safari to engage with Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, or any other web-based app that requires a browser window.
Fill in all the account information you need, and Web Launchey is ready to go with a click to the Menubar.
Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail are integrated already, but you can add others. Web Launchey features autofill so it will fill in the browser blanks with username and password. Because it’s a Mac Menubar app it stays hidden when not in use.
How is this any different than a browser bookmark?
Well, other than convenience– it’s in the Menubar and there are limits to how many web apps you can setup and use– it’s not. Bookmarks are absolutely great so long as you don’t have dozens of folder categories and hundreds of bookmarks to navigate through just to find the one for Gmail.
That means Web Launchey should be used for the most frequent web app bookmarks.
For some reason, Mac life in 2016 is all about convenience and not complications. A click to open Gmail or Facebook in your Mac’s browser is more convenient and faster than rummaging through a gazillion browser bookmarks in Safari.
That might explain why Apple hasn’t bothered to do anything with bookmarks except make them even easier to use by shifting some of bookmark functionality to the Sidebar in Safari with shared links and read later options. They’re not as robust or easily organized, but they are convenient.
That’s what sets both Launchey and Web Launchey apart. They dirt simple with limited functionality but just enough usefulness to, well, use.