It’s simple. We review apps we use, apps we like, apps we would recommend to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, knowing all the support issues such a personal recommendation might entail. Here’s one you might like because it enhances the Mac’s time honored Command-Tab app switcher option.
Command. Tab. Extra.
Mac users who have recognized the value of keeping hands on the keyboard instead of using the mouse or trackpad at every possible moment know that it takes less effort to switch from one app to another by using the keyboard than it does to remove fingers and hand from the aforementioned keyboard to traverse the screen to the Dock with the aforementioned mouse or trackpad.
In other words, Command-Tab is your friend but Apple hasn’t done much to improve and these clever Mac app developers have.
Command-Tab Plus – this one is a favorite because you can try it for free, it doesn’t cost much, and it’s a good bridge to more complex Command-Tab options, thanks to a customizable global hokey, an option to hide specific apps, other options to pick icon size, colors, and even fonts. Oh, and Command-Tab Plus is just as easy to use as the original.
SuperTab – the name implies more power; you know, like Superman, or Supergirl. SuperTab gives plenty of extra functions to the Mac’s built-in app switcher. For example, pressing Command-Tab can bring up active and recent apps, even recent documents. It can make visible folder contents, as well as files, folders or other apps. It even has a function for multiple clipboards.
Witch – this useful app switching utilities is Apple personified in that it dares to think Command+Tab differently. Witch gives you quick access to any open Mac app window with a click or command keys, but also displays a pop-up preview of each app window in the preview panel. It also works well on Macs that use multiple displays or Spaces, and there’s a try-before-you-buy option.
Witch just doesn’t look like other app switchers.
HyperSwitch – if free is your game and you don’t mind trying out a beta version (for now), then HyperSwitch presents a new way of viewing apps you have open. You’ll see a preview of windows for each application, which makes works somewhat like the companion HyperDock works by adding functionality to the Dock.
Each of these utilities are a variation on a theme. They function similarly to the Mac’s built-in Command-Tab app switcher, but they add utility that makes them more useful, faster in some respects, and easier to move from whatever app you’re viewing to another that’s open and ready to be used.