If you'd like to quickly launch an application using the standard features of the Mac OS, there are a number of options. You can place an alias on the Desktop, or copy these aliases to the Apple Menu for quick access. However, if you have a large number of applications, you may start running out of screen real estate with either of these methods. If only there was another way to access your commonly access applications...
OtherMenu provides an extra menu which can be used to organize the applications or documents you would like quick access to. This is done by a very straightforward mechanism. There is the OtherMenu Extension, placed in the Extensions Folder, and the OtherMenu Folder, located in the System Folder. Once you place an alias in the OtherMenu Folder, it will appear on the menu.
Rather than manually performing this action, you can take advantage of OtherMenu "externals" which are handy little applications which can take care of things like creating an alias to an application, and placing it in the OtherMenu Folder.
But this is only the beginning. There are several more Externals which perform actions from pasting the current date in a document, to showing a current memory map, to providing an overview of all mounted volumes.
The combination of program launching and handy external utilities makes OtherMenu a bargain at $10.
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