* Help http://manytricks.com/timesink/support
* Download http://manytricks.com/download/timesink
Time Sink 2.0 requires OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or newer. You can try it for free. The change log http://manytricks.com/timesink/releasenotes
is an interesting read. For the nostalgically inclined, you can still download older versions http://manytricks.com/museum
of Time Sink.

Butler alternatives

  • Listary

  • Listary is an excellent enhancement utility for list controls used everywhere: Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Registry Editor, and innumerable third-party applications.It searches folders, files or anything else as-you-type. Autocomplete, masks, hotkeys, regular expressions (pro version only) are good time-saving features.

    tags: Portable browsing enhancing explorer-integration export-to-excel
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com Windows Explorer
  • Synapse

  • Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.

    tags: app-launcher app-launchers application-launcher applications-launchers launch-bar
    platform: Linux
  • Quicksilver

  • Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.

    tags: application-launcher file-management launcher mac-apps os-x-lion
    platform: Mac OS X
  • RecentX

  • RecentX gives you fastest access to your files, folders, programs, websites and also clipboard history in Windows. What's special is that it automatically remembers your recent and favorite items so that you can access them faster than searching all the files, folders etc. You can assign tags to all of them. You will be surprised to see how much hassle it saves and makes computing really enjoyable. We have stuffed this app with innovations that will boost your productivity.

    tags: Portable app-launcher app-search application-launcher bookmark-manager
    platform: Windows
  • LaunchBar

  • LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.

    tags: application-launcher keystroke-launcher launcher
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Keyboard Maestro

  • Keyboard Maestro is the leading software for Mac OS X for customizing keyboards. This automation software will increase business productivity just by using simple keystrokes. It is the first choice for all your business efficiency needs.

    tags: automation desktop-customization desktop-enhancement macros text-expander
    platform: Mac OS X
  • kupfer

  • Kupfer is a command tool heavily inspired by Quicksilver ; you do not use it to search your files, you use it to summon an application or document quickly by typing the first parts of its name. Kupfer is written using Python and has a flexible architecture. Objects that it can access are implemented in plugins, and new plugins can be written quickly. The philosophy of Kupfer is simplicity. The implementation is simple, makes the easy things work first, and does not overdesign unnecessary parts of the program. When you run kupfer, it launches, then anytime you type Kupfers keybinding -- immediately its window is presented ready for a new query. »

    tags: application-launcher configurable extensible keyboard-shortcuts-support keystroke-launcher
    platform: Linux
  • Hammerspoon

  • Staggeringly powerful OS X desktop automation with Lua. Making the runtime, funtime.

    tags: automated-tasks automation hotkeys lua macros
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Atlas Recall

  • If you can see it, you can search it and share it from any device.Everything seen is remembered devices across all of your devices. Atlas pulls together all the threads of your digital life .Atlas Recall works with all the apps, websites, and services you love. No account authorizations required.Your digital life is more than just files. It’s the web pages, apps, emails, texts, chats, videos and more you use everyday. If you’ve seen it, you can search it with Atlas Recall

    tags: cloud-based desktop-search
    platform: Mac OS X iPhone Google Chrome
  • Freeter

  • Smartest way to work on your computer. Freeter is a productivity app that allows you to gather everything you need to work in one place and access them quickly and easily.

    tags: application-launcher creative-workflow dashboard dashboards file-tools
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • dmenu

  • dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

    tags: application-launcher keystroke-launcher launcher
    platform: Linux
  • FCorp My Quick Launch

  • Faster access to your favorite files, folders, programs, etc.

    tags: Portable app-launcher application-launcher file-tools launcher
    platform: Windows
  • FSL Launcher

  • Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop?Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts.

    tags: Discontinued add-ons addons app-categorization application-launch
    platform: Windows Windows Explorer Discontinued
  • Scherlokk

  • Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily. Search can be made on any kind of build in volume, portable volume (pendrives, memory cards, USB drives), network drive (AFP, SMB, FTP), Thunderbolt or Firewire device (CD/DVD, external HDD, slave computer), etc.

    tags: find-files file-finder lost-file find-file file-search
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Quick Search Box

  • Google Quick Search Box is an open source search box that allows you to search data on your computer and across the web.

    tags: application-launcher launcher
    platform: Mac OS X