What's new ?
What is Clonch ?
Why Clonch ?
Where to find Clonch ?
How to use Clonch ?
Is there a screenshot ?
How can I help ?
What about the future ?
Why does this page suck ?
A small bugfix release (0.41) is out. With version 0.4, one couldn't see the "Clonch Preferences" icon the very first time Clonch is launched. It is useless to download this version if you've already used a version prior to 0.4.
Clonch version 0.4 has just been released. You can now filter the icons in the launcher window by typing the beginning of the name of the application you are looking for. Besides, the preference window is no longer accessible using the 'c' key. There is now an icon named 'Clonch Preferences' in the launcher window. Clonch version 0.4 is available here.
Version 0.31 has been released today. It is a minor release, with just one new functionality (the possibility to check for new versions from the preference window), and new icons (but application icon yet...).
Clonch is back with version 0.3, which adresses the problem of not being able to sort your applications in the preferences window. Download Clonch 0.3 here.
Clonch is a little keyboard-centric MacOS X desktop utility which makes it easy and fast to launch applications.
The idea of Clonch came from the experience of messy and overcrowded Docks. The Dock is cool, but is also completely inefficient when you have it hold more than 15 icons. Moreover, the Dock permits very few classification.
What we wanted was a Dock containing only the icons belonging to the running applications. For that matter, we needed a way to efficiently launch our prefered apps, a utility which would always be one keystroke away. That's exactly what Clonch is (meant to be).
You can download the last (and first) version of Clonch from the sourceforge project page.
When you start Clonch, you don't see anything (if you do, there's something wrong). Whenever you fill the desperate need to launch an application, just hit the "cmd+enter" keys. Once you've found the right application using the arrow keys, just hit "enter" and you're done. Simple, isn't it ?
Now you may want to put your own applications in it. Just look for the 'i' shaped icon in the launcher window, select it and press 'enter'. You'll get the preferences window. Add any file you like then press the OK button. You can then drag and drop the lines in the table so that your apps are sorted just the way you want. Another tab allows you to look for new version of the software.
Note : there isn't a way to completely close Clonch, unless you explicitly kill it, but you don't want to do it anyway.
The first thing that you can do is giving feedback. Either post a message to the Clonch forums, or just send an email.
Any feedback is welcome : what you like, what you don't like, what you would like... anything.
The second thing is drawing a logo and/or icon for the project. We don't have any at the moment, and no one here seems to be able to do something correct...
Clonch is still very young, and will evolve a lot in the next few months. What you can expect is:
I definitely think I should not spend more time designing this website than working on Clonch...
Pierre DOUCY Last modified: Tue Feb 23 23:03:58 CET 2005