has updated F10 Launch Studio, a document and application utility for Mac OS X, to version 1.1.
Press the F10 key on the keyboard and F10 Launch Studio’s “Launch Pad” is invoked. The semitransparent Launch Pad instantly appears filling the entire computer screen. The Launch Bar contains large icons representing applications and documents on your Mac. An application can be launched by clicking the appropriate icon. Once it’s launched, the Launch Pad vanishes.
F10 Launch Studio also boasts an Auto-Discovery feature that searches your Mac’s hard drive for applications and assigns them to such categories as Productivity, Utilities, Games, and Lifestyle. It also constantly monitors activity on a Mac. Run a new application, and it’s automatically added to the software’s database.
F10 Launch Studio 1.1 adds two new features. The first involves F10 Launch Studio’s built-in application switcher. A new separate Switch & Hide hot key can now be employed that will hide the current application after switching to a new app.
The second new feature lets you specify any hot key you’d like to invoke F10 Launch Studio’s Launch Pad and switch between running apps. Before you could only choose between several pre-defined hot key combinations (which are still available).
F10 Launch Studio costs US$29.99. It requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later and 10MB of hard disk space. Version 1.1 is a free update for registered users. A fully functional, 30-day trial version can be downloaded from Chronos’ Web site