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Launch an app in a snap. Ridiculously easy shortcut management for the Mac.

Lifehacker’s Download of the Day, June 15, 2011.

"I like Snap because it’s simple and allows me to quickly open apps using easy to remember shortcuts — always faster than heading over an icon with your mouse cursor." –

"No mousing equals increased productivity. … Simple, straightforward, easy to remember, and as inexpensive as an app can get." –


Automatic Shortcuts


Snap automatically assigns keyboard shortcuts to apps pinned in your dock using a modifier key (command, option, control, or shift) and the number keys. For example, command+1 opens the 1st app in your dock, command+2 the 2nd, etc. Rearrange or add new apps to the dock and the shortcuts will automatically reset.

Manual Shortcuts

iMac '24

Set a custom shortcut for any app on your Mac. Open apps faster than you can say "Launchpad".

App Peeking


Press a shortcut once to reveal an app window, and again if you want to hide it, allowing you to quickly glance at running apps.

– Fixed + and – buttons in the Manual tab
– Apps are now sorted alphabetically in the shortcut list

© 2011, Indragie Karunaratne & Tyler Murphy

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