Launch and switch apps like a pro

Manico is a fast app launch and switch tool designed for macOS.

If you are a person who would like to use keyboard to make effective use of operating system, Manico will help you maximize your efficiency.

What is Manico?

Manico is a tool designed to launch and switch apps quickly. By using it, launching and switching apps on macOS will be incredibly smooth.

By default, Manico supports Option + number keys to launch or switch to the corresponding app, so users no longer need to use Command+Tab to traverse to the desired app one by one or find on the Dock, which brings efficiency and experience improvement.

In the process of long-term use, users will also develop muscle memory, and thus become more and more efficient in the use of macOS.

Manico supports three modes to facilitate users' needs in various scenarios.

  • Dock mode: mapping the apps on macOS's Dock for launching and switching.
  • Switcher mode: mapping the currently opened apps to switch.
  • Custom mode: fully customize the apps you want to launch and switch, including customizing different shortcut keys.

In addition to the three basic modes, Manico supports a rich set of preference features, including:

  • Customized appearance
  • The launch bar position
  • Whether to show the status bar icon or not
  • "Silent Mode" to be invisible and non-intrusive on certain apps

Manico also comes with a "Usage" feature, which allows users to see how many times they call the app each day with a graph to get a clear picture of their usage.

We hope that Manico will live on your Mac and provide you with a smooth and efficient experience!


You can enjoy the free trial for up to 14 days. After the trial period, please purchase a license to use it without limitation.License supports activation of up to three devices for a single user.


0. Can I customize the apps?

Yes, you're allowed to customize the apps whatever you want.

1. Can I customize the hot key?

Absolutely! Manico uses the Option + Number combine key by default, but you are also allowed to set any other combine key.

2. Why sometimes Manico hot key doesn't work?

Please check if your cursor is focus in the password input. Because of macOS's security mechanism, the option hot key will be disabled when password input field is focus.

3. How can I use the default Option feature?

The original Option+Number combine key will output the characters like: ™, £. If you need to input these character, you can change the Activate Key, or enable the "Double press the hotkey to disable or enable Manico temporarily" in Preferences - Advanced.

4. I have other question which is not listed here

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Special thanks to Unity desktop, it made me inspired the idea of Manico. Thanks to ghawkgu, ohsc, keke, kevinzhow, who helped me during the development of Manico.