If you use either Opera or Chrome, you are probably familiar with the speed dial feature that allows you to quickly access your frequently visited sites. As far as browsers are concerned, this is a highly useful feature. Imagine having something similar on your desktop for your frequently-used files, folders and apps. Dammit is a Mac app available for $2.99 in the Mac app store that implements this very idea on you desktop. Mac users might question what the point of such an app is when you have Launchpad for launching your apps, but Dammit, literally, lets you use your number pad to open corresponding files/folders and apps. You can create stacks (groups of shortcuts, nine in each stack) and swipe through them using four finger swipe. The app runs in the background and can quickly be brought to front using custom shortcuts.
Dammit runs in the background and lets you hide the Dock icon, should you wish to do so. The speed dial can be brought to front via shortcuts. By default, there is one stack added, and your Documents folder is there in the speed dial. To add additional folders, drag & drop them on to the relative position on the speed dial. Each position corresponds to the relative number on your number pad, i.e., hitting 7 will open the folder/file/app that you’ve positioned at the top left.
To create a stack, click the heart shaped button, rename the default stack or click the New button to create one. You can use the arrow buttons next to the heart shaped button to move between stacks or use four finger swipe.
To record a shortcut for toggling the app to the front, click the wrench button at the top right and create shortcuts for activating the app and/or the Finder. You can chose to hide the app icon from the Dock.
To delete a shortcut or to flag it a different color, press the Command button and right click the shortcut you want to change. Click Clear in the box that pops up, and it will remove the shortcut. Click either one of the colored flags and the name of the shortcut (app/file/folder) will appear in that color.
The app is straight forward and simple, and the stacks feature allows you to have more than just nine shortcuts that you can open via the number pad. As opposed to using Launchpad, this app allows you to categorize your shortcuts and additionally, add folders and files.
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