updated 03:00 am EST, Tue January 14, 2003
Chronos has released , a system utility that uses a "Launch Pad" (invoked by pressing the F10 key): "The semi-transparent Launch Pad instantly appears filling the entire computer screen. The Launch Pad contains large icons representing applications and documents on the userís computer. An application can be launched simply by clicking the appropriate icon, upon which the Launch Pad immediately disappears leaving the userís desktop completely unencumbered. The software also has an Auto-Discovery feature that searches the computer hard disk for applications and intelligently assigns them to different categories." The $30 utility is available for Mac OS X 10.2.