Way back in the day, back to a few years after the turn of the century, back when blogging was more fun than profitable, Mac360 started as a platform for a handful of Mac users to talk about Apple, the Mac, and Mac apps.
Way back then our focus was much the same as it is now. A little spicy commentary, and reviews of apps that seldom get reviewed, apps that are almost off the beaten path, yet apps that deserve to get a look see. Today, we Mac users have more applications than ever to clutter up our screens. Here’s a quick way to change that.
A View To A Kill
How do you shut down your Mac at the end of the day? The tried and true method is rather straightforward and certainly time honored. Just Quit each app, either by selecting Quit from the Mac’s app Menubar, or cycle through all the open apps and hit the keyboard with Command-Q for each one. It works. It’s tedious at times. But it works.
Is there a better way?
Frankly, this one is just too easy. AppKiller is the Mac killer app for killing– as defined by using Command-Q to quit an open and running app– applications when you’re in a hurry.
Hit Command+Shift+K. That’s it. That simple keyboard combo quits all your open Mac apps. No more one-by-one Command-Q for each one. No more searching the Menubar menu to find Quit. One killer app named AppKiller kills all the open Mac apps.
How long does it take to kill a dozen open Mac apps and utilities? Is it a one-by-one thing? Is it one-after-the-other?
Nope. It’s the whole shebang all at once. Or, as all at once as it can be. Select Kill All Open Applications from the drop down Menubar menu, and by the time you look back to your screen, most of the apps are dead. Or, if you’re a Mac power user, hit the keyboard combo and the same thing happens. All the apps quit.
AppKiller has a nominal price tag and it’s one of those utilities that can save you a minute or two every day, and since life on earth is a proposition based in time increments, every little bit helps. Can you do the same thing from the Terminal app? Probably. There’s also a way to quit apps using the Automator app, and perhaps a few others, but nothing is quite as simple as AppKiller.