When you launch an app from the MostRecent menu, it automatically moves to the top. As you keep using MostRecent, your most used apps gather at the top of its menu. This makes launching your favourite applications very fast and efficient.

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There are many excellent keyboard-oriented launchers for the Mac, but users who prefer the mouse have fewer choices. Dock is limited, and Launchpad is chaotic. With MostRecent you can use your mouse or trackpad to launch apps most efficiently.

Launch at logon

You can set MostRecent to launch at logon so that it is always available, and watch it become an indispensable tool for you.

On the first launch MostRecent shows all open applications. Use Discover Applications menu command to find all installed apps, or update the app menu after installing a new application on your Mac.

Primary and secondary menu

You can change the number of apps in the primary menu in Preferences. MostRecent shows the rest of the apps under the More menu.

Keyboard shortcut

If you prefer keyboard over mouse, you can define a system-wide keyboard shortcut to open the apps menu.

TouchBar support

If TouchBar is available, it shows the same apps in the same order as the menu. Combined with a keyboard shortcut it allows you to bypass the menu completely.

Exclusion rules

Option-select an app in the MostRecent menu to exclude it in the future. Edit and combine filtering rules in Preferences by matching application name and/or location path.

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