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Shareware utility promises a zippier Mac

updated 08:35 pm EDT, Wed June 25, 2008

Altomac releases Speedy Ma

Altomac has announced its new Speedy Mac utility speeds up the process of opening documents, folders, applications and even websites. The company says Speedy Mac uses a "totally new approach," creating lists of recently visited webpages and documents. Favorites are grouped by site, and documents according to the applications used to create them. The utility also includes a "task" menu providing quick access to common workflows such as quitting all applications, creating new folders, and ejecting all removable and external disks. With support for Automator, users can create their own tasks and share them with other Speedy Mac Users.

The shareware utility comes with a "current item" menu that lists exactly where a user's document is located on the hard drive, for quicker access. Speedy Mac requires Mac OS X 4.11 or higher and a 30-day trial version is now available for download. Licenses cost $27.00

by MacNN Staff



  1. Scott_R

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'm a little unclear on this. "Zipper"? The heading and first line gave me the impression that this would let the Mac literally open applications and documents more quickly--along the lines of Speed Doubler, in effect if not in technique.

    But the rest of the description implies that it's nothing more than another launcher of some sort.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Looks like it was designed by a Windows user that is new to the Apple OS... Since 10.5 we already have this in the dock called the "Documents folder"! don't use the docs folder and I can still run circles around my PC friends...


  1. ArcticBear

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Or someone who used Mac OS 9 and previous which had an easy-to-customize Apple Menu and the Control Strip, a mini launcher for customizing system prefs.

    Or someone who just hates the Dock. And rightly so.

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