Foreman: The $2 Mac Power Tool
for Reducing Clutter
Is this a familiar sight?
Look at all these open apps:
What a pain in the patootie! All those apps clutter up your screen and turn ⌘+tab into a joke. But look what happens when Foreman closes the apps you don't need:
My heavens! What a relief!
If you find yourself with a bunch of unused apps open throughout the day, then Foreman will help you.
Foreman reduces clutter and helps you focus. It opens the apps you need and closes or hides the rest.
How it Works
You define app groups by dragging apps from the Finder into the space that says "Drag Apps Here To Create New Group".
Click a group to hide all applications which aren't in that group; shift+click to close apps instead of hiding them. Foreman also opens all the apps in the group that aren't already open.
Watch It in Action
It only takes a couple keystrokes with Foreman:
Like it or your money back!
Purchase Foreman for only $1.99. If you don't like it for any reason whatsoever, your $1.99 will be refunded.
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More Instructions on Using Foreman
⌘⇧. (command+shift+period) a global hotkey to show foreman
Activating a group launches all the apps in that group. You can either hide or close the other apps:
- click hide other apps
- shift+click close other apps
You can also use the keyboard:
- ↑ and ↓ select an app group
- ⏎ activate group and hide other apps
- ⇧ + ⏎ activate group and close other apps
That's all there is to it! Foreman just does its thing and gets out of your way.
Free Version Still Available
- Hide apps instead of closing them
- Preview which apps will get hidden or closed
- A global hotkey to launch foreman
- Keyboard navigation
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If you're looking to turn your brain to viscous goop from having your mind blown so many times, then please do check these out:
- Witch - switch to individual windows, not just apps
- ColorSchemer Studio - a great, cheap app for coming up with color sets
- Things - a todo manager
- OmniFocus - another todo manager
- OmniGraffle Pro - the de facto standard for making diagrams on a Mac
Although it's not obvious at first glance, Foreman is not perfect. Here are some upcoming features:
- Create a command line version
- Set per-app options like "always close", "always hide" etc
- Make it keyboard-friendly
- Make it possible to define a list of apps to never close
- Have a window show what apps will be closed and what will be opened when you mouse over an app group
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