Usage Examples

At the first glance LaunchBar appears to be just an inconspicuous little search tool. But under the hood it offers an outstanding feature set with countless possible uses. Here are just a few examples to demonstrate the power and the flexibility of LaunchBar.

Working with files and folders

Searching for items of a particular kind

Browsing and searching the web

Interacting with Terminal

Depending on your current configuration, some of the abbreviations suggested in the examples above may deliver different results. Just use somewhat longer abbreviations in that case, e.g. type BOFOL instead of BF in order to select the "Bookmark Folders" category.

Note also that once you’ve trained shorter abbreviations for your favorite items you will be able to use these shortcuts as well and type things like A<Space>NU to search for “Network Utility” within the “Applications” category.