Workspaces

Workspaces
Project-based launcher that opens your files, folders, websites, apps etc. with one click.
Workspaces requires macOS 10.14 or newer

What does Workspaces do

  • Resources
    The app stores links to all the resources for a given project, so they are easy to access.
  • Start
    It lets you choose which resources open when you click START.
    You can also launch them individually whenever you need.
  • Finish
    The app helps you to clean everything up by launching things (like QuitApps plugin) when you click FINISH.
  • Open Things Open what you need without searching
  • Organize Resources Create workspaces (projects) with links to resources
  • Launch Open a whole project with one click
  • Switch Switch from project X to Y painlessly
  • Clean Up Clean up with one click (using QuitApps Plugin)

How does it work

Create once. Launch anytime.

What can you use as a resource for a workspace?

  • Folders Folders
  • Files Files
  • Applications Apps
  • E-mails
    E‐mails
    (Mail app only)
  • Terminal Terminal
  • Websites Websites
  • Actions Actions (plugins)
  • URLs URLs
  • Shortcuts Shortcuts
You can perform additional actions with Plugins.
For example: quit apps, play favourite playlist or run a shell scripts.

How to create a workspace

To build a workspace drag chosen apps, links to websites, files, folders or choose them from the app menu. Like in the video below.

When it's useful

  • It’s perfect for long-term projects and multi‐project workflows
  • It cuts your every day preparation process — searching, organizing, opening
  • It remembers those rarely used apps, files and websites whose names you usually forget
  • It helps you keep your desktop clean

How people use Workspaces

Workspaces is one of the few apps that I use everyday, all the time, for a few years now. It's like one click - boom, all apps and files needed for a project is ready to go.
Sometimes "getting started" can be a hurdle for actually getting started "working". Before Workspaces, I would even procrastinate because switching from project A to project B means closing and opening a number of different things. Workspaces gets me started doing real work straightway, effortlessly!
As a researcher and teacher at a university, I am constantly dealing with changing tasks. Workspaces helps me to quickly access all the relevant resources. It's easy to use, yet very powerful and looks nice too. It has become an indispensable tool for me.
Marco Fraatz
Marco Fraatz
PhD, Academic
This app is fantastic. As an example, I shoot screencasts fairly often but I also tend to forget to open some small apps that help in the recording process: an app for showing keyboard keys, app for custom highlighter, app for enlarging a part of the screen, and so forth. Plus I tend to forget some shortcuts. In one go Workspaces opens all the relevant apps (especially the small ones I often forget about) and a general cheatsheet that reminds me of various shortcuts and other things I need to do before I press record. Workspaces makes the process simple, effective, and reduces my silly mistakes by about 90%.
Mathew Mitchell
Mathew Mitchell
Professor Emeritus, Learning & Instruction, School of Education, University of San Francisco

Getting started

Getting Started Watch the video and easily create your first workspace
Workspaces requires macOS 10.14 or newer