App Launcher

The gist: build an app that launches with a global shortcut where you can type in an app to open.


Here's a screenshot of the Alfred launcher I use:

screenshot of Alfred program with Firefox typed in showing results for Firefox Developer Edition and Firefox


  • Desktop development
  • Global shortcuts
  • File system browsing for app locations

Extra Credit

  • Keep track of launches and rank those more often used higher
  • Support math calculations for entered values
  • Support OS commands like sleep, restart, lock, etc.
  • Find and open files on the disk