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Author Topic: Enso - Another FARR similar app, but not quite  (Read 2416 times)

skajfes

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Enso - Another FARR similar app, but not quite
« on: August 26, 2009, 02:34:38 PM »
I just stumbled upon this launcher and i must admit that I like it. It is really different from anything I've seen before. I love the idea that it is displayed like OSD rather than a full app. And I can't decide if I love or hate the idea of Enso Quasimode. That is - it is active as long as you hold the modifier key.

Of course, it is not as nearly as powerfull as FARR but it has some interesting features. For example - the learn command. Basically, what it does is automating the creation of aliases. You open the app you wish to automate, or select text or something, and then activate Enso, type in learn <alias name> and you have a new alias.
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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Re: Enso - Another FARR similar app, but not quite
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 02:47:53 PM »
Discussed long ago on the forum: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=7197.0

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Re: Enso - Another FARR similar app, but not quite
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 02:48:32 PM »
There are quite a few threads on DC about enso ;)

Dang, mouser beat me to it :)

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Re: Enso - Another FARR similar app, but not quite
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 03:24:00 PM »
Figures :)
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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Re: Enso - Another FARR similar app, but not quite
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 05:44:31 PM »
Figures :)

Don't feel bad.  I just noticed it on Gizmo's site today.  I think I may have tried it awhile back because I vaguely remember rejecting some utility as soon as I found out they expected me to type while holding a key down(like a dead man's switch driving a train.)

The main interest is redirecting stuff to other apps without a bunch of hotkeys.  But even with "sticky" mode having to type "open with" is going to get old fast.  Guess I'll have to code my own redirector app(take selected text or clipboard and pass it as param to a bunch of apps user configurable as buttons in a GUI is how I see it now.)

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Re: Enso - Another FARR similar app, but not quite
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009, 11:40:02 PM »
I just noticed it too. Yeah, it gets pretty old with open blah blah. Latest beta is a bit different, but i think they missed the point with commands and launching and sticky argument window. If they are making me hold the damn caps lock key then I expect to be over with it in a few keystrokes (and without Tab etc) but typing open or o <tab> window is just too much.
Commands with selected text are great, but it's a but cheap with just lowercase and uppercase. I love that it doesn't use the clipboard for that functionality, though.
I love the learn functionality.
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.