Do you have several apps you find to be essential? You probably do, and most likely, these apps are set (or at least you want them to) start at login. I know I do.
The problem lies that by launching multiple items at login, your boot time increases-even with a SSHD-slowing down your Mac’s startup time. We all hate slow startups; preventing us from immediately doing what we intended.
So to avoid this I decided to combat this problem and find a solution. I came up with a simple way of launching every app I wanted to run while my Mac is on yet allowing my computer to still boot up normally. Meet Launcher.
Launcher is a simple AppleScript app that automatically launches pre-determined applications once you run it. In conjunction with the must-own Alfred app (download), Launcher is an extremely effective and minimalistic, yet power tool. This has helped me avoid increasing my machine’s startup time, and allows me to simultaneously launch all the apps I usually use, instead of going one-by-one.
Apply this solution with the Gist below. I provided the most useful apps and ones I definitely recommend to have, but you should modify this to your liking or needs by simply copying this into AppleScript Editor on your Mac and changing/adding your own.
Hopefully it helps solve this dilemma for other Mac users.
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