Reinstate creator codes

Reinstate creator codes

Reenable creator codes to magically reopen files using the applications which created them. Use them only for the file types of your choice.

Customize launch rules

Customize launch rules

Create custom rules to further refine the choice of application to launch. Control is always at your fingertips. Learn More

Run shell commands

Run shell commands

Simply double-clicking a file executes any custom shell commands. Harnessing the infinite power of the terminal has never been easier.

Magic Launch 1.4.3

Released 7/19/2011

Magic Launch 1.4.3 changes registration process and includes various minor fixes.

  • Changed registration code format and process
  • Various minor fixes

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.4.2

Released 12/21/2010

Magic Launch 1.4.2 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Multi-user licenses can now be installed without having to register each user separately

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.4.1

Released 11/4/2010

Magic Launch 1.4.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Added file size as a rule criterion
  • Fixed an issue where the default application is known but the Magic Launch preference pane was displaying it as "Not Set"

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.4

Released 7/12/2010

Magic Launch 1.4 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Can now use multiple versions of the same application in rules and as the default application
  • AppleScript applications can now be used
  • Fixed an issue with the ASCII and hex content criterion editor

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.3.1

Released 6/11/2010

Magic Launch 1.3.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed a crash for 32-bit version of the color label picker caused by a bug in Mac OS X

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.3

Released 4/22/2010

Magic Launch 1.3 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Added the capability to open files by executing a shell command instead of launching an application. The shell command can be run in a Terminal window or faceless (ideal for X11 apps)
  • Implemented a workaround for a System Preference bug that could make the preference pane unstable the first time it opens after it was upgraded

Magic Launch 1.2

Released 3/23/2010

Magic Launch 1.2 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Added a criterion checking if the application is already launched, which allows files to open in an application only when the application is already open
  • Added a criterion to match the access path of a file

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.1.1

Released 3/2/2010

Magic Launch 1.1.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Dragging a file to the file type list will now check for a file-specific association and propose to remove it if there is one
  • Fixed a bug where rule ordering was not saved correctly

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.1

Released 2/22/2010

Magic Launch 1.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Added a criterion to match a file’s color label

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.0.1

Released 1/22/2010

Magic Launch 1.0.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Corrected an issue with files having no extension. This makes it possible to create rules for files like "Makefile" or ".htaccess" (when the later is visible)
  • Corrected a few typos and an language mismatch in the English version of two dialog boxes
  • Corrected an issue where Magic Launch would appear enabled while in reality it was disabled

This update is free if you bought Magic Launch 1.x.

Magic Launch 1.0

Released 1/7/2010

Magic Launch 1.0 is now available. is a preference pane that lets you customize the experience of opening files on your Mac.