Discover a superior way to launch and organize applications on your Mac.


Launching programs - redefined

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 a quick access to what you need.

An efficient, streamlined, and customizable launcher.

Craig Grannell (from

It's incredibly easy to use: start automatically collects all applications available with Spotlight. Further you also can add files and folders manually according to your wishes.

Open your items with a simple mouse click or even faster and more convenient: with a hotkey! Also use tags, colors and notes to keep track of your items. Enjoy the simply operation and the comfortable features of start!



Using Drag'n'Drop you can easily drag files and directories to an entry. The dropped files and directories will then be started with the selected application.

Dark mode

innovative::bytes start supports the Dark mode theme and accent colors available in macOS Mojave 10.14 onward


Easy configuration

innovative::bytes start is flexible and can be adapted to your wishes. Colored entries? No problem! You do not want to display unimportant entries? One click to get it done!



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!



Easy drag'n'drop! Simply drag your files and directories into start to launch an application with the given files and directories



Quick access to your important things! Define important applications, files or directories as favorites.


First off - Gerald, when I read about your Start app, it was an immediate purchase for me - great app! Love the concept, thank you.

Nick Cates from

This app makes my daily work easier. I like the functionality and the quick access to all my items. I also like the clean and modern design. The hotkeys are my favorite. Keep up the good work! Best regards

Michael Charif (Customer)

My recommendation! This app is a clever solution to sort my endless list of programs and keep track of them. I like the features and am very happy with the app.

Sarah Smith (Customer)

start has exactly the functions I was looking for. I appreciate tidiness in my Dock and no eternal search for programs and other items. Thanks for the practical implementation! Good work!!!

Liam Mitchell (Customer)

Full Version

innovative::bytes start is available as full version in the Apple Appstore. Don't wait any longer and launch your apps faster today!

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Trial Version

The trial version is fully functional, but displays a message screen after 30 minutes and then exits.


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