start 3.3 – Open applications, documents or folders quickly and easily


innovative::bytes’ start is an unique launcher for macOS that allows you to open applications, documents or folders quickly and easily. Create tidiness in your Dock and start items with the smart launcher app start instead.


start supports you and your workflow with a well planned organizational system for your items and quick access to what you need.



  • Tag it and love it! Use tags to create collections for your applications, frequently used folders, scripts or any other file. It has never been so easy to organize and sort items on macOS. Save a lot of time – searching was yesterday!
  • Comments and notes! Add comments and small notes to your items to describe them in more detail. The comments will remind you what the items can do for you. Small notes with big effect – so you always keep track!
  • Highlight your items as you like! With just a few clicks you can highlight your items with colors and find them even faster. Choose colors for more clarity and organization – effective and visually appealing!
  • Start with a simple keystroke! Assign a key combination to your individual items and start them immediately from anywhere with a customizable keyboard shortcut. Your workflow is no longer disturbed – you’ll love the hotkeys!



Version 3.3:

New functions

  • Besides http and https URLs, any URL scheme is now supported.


Bug fixes

  • Using tab to switch between textfields in the URL-Dialog was broken
  • In the context menu in the main window any entries could be hidden. This should only be limited to applications as they are automatically added by Spotlight. This has now been fixed. Self added entries can be removed in the configuration.



  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • macOS 10.13 or later


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