Dash

Dash 0.92.5

Power at the speed of thought

Mac users often gloat about how their operating system is much more intuitive to use than PCs. Those who know and use Quicksilver value the importance of what can be considered as a real swiss army knife for all things on Mac. Luckily, with Dash, PC users can prove to Mac users that they too have a solid launcher application. View full description

PROS

  • Keywords
  • Find as you type
  • Web and application search
  • Cool skins

CONS

  • Keeps hiding in command bar

Excellent
9

Mac users often gloat about how their operating system is much more intuitive to use than PCs. Those who know and use Quicksilver value the importance of what can be considered as a real swiss army knife for all things on Mac. Luckily, with Dash, PC users can prove to Mac users that they too have a solid launcher application.

Dash is a menu bar application that can launch your applications, reveal online searches or find emails. We love how the application reveals its results as you are typing. You can even set the speed at which results appear and the number of elements in the list. The application lets you set keywords for the programs you use most often and you can customize it with more than a dozen skins.

The web search was quite impressive. Just start typing the name of your search engine, like Google, then press space bar, your search and press enter. Dash will immediately show results in a browser page.

Despite the fact that Dash keeps hiding back in the command bar, it's an ideal companion for your desktop and relieves you of the pain of searching through your PC for applications.

You usually find your way around the PC using the mouse and clicking over and over. But sometimes to do a simple task you have to click on many buttons, menus and windows.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just tell your computer: "Email John I received the files, thank you." to send email, or just "Word" to open up Microsoft Word?

Well now you can, with Dash! And it’s even better because you won’t even have to type the whole thing, as Dash will auto-complete your commands, application names, email addresses, etc.

Main features:

  • Open any application or bookmarked website on your PC by typing a few letters of its name.
  • Perform web searches without having to open or switch to your browser.
  • Send email, add calendar events, etc. with a couple keystrokes and without opening any application.
  • Perform operations on selected files, folders, or text: Zip, definitions, searches, etc.
  • Instantly search for your music and play it.
  • Control windows features: Screen saver, reboot, shutdown, fonts, printers, control panel applets, etc.
  • Browse your computer, open recent files or scanned documents from within Dash.
  • Extend current capabilities by creating new keyword commands to open anything, scanners to auto create keywords, and plugins to perform tasks on your PC.

Dash

Download

Dash 0.92.5