As the name suggests, Ring Menu adds a circular menu allowing you to quickly launch apps and open files and folders. With either a trackpad gesture or keyboard combination you can call up Ring Menu around your cursor’s current position.
Ring Menu is available on the MacOS App Store for $4.99 and works fine across the OS X range, whether MacBook or iMac or Mac Mini or Mac Pro. The only requirements are OS X 10.9 or later and a 64-bit processor.
By default, Ring Menu will show common apps and currently running apps. You can change the apps shown by removing existing ones from the menu and adding new ones by dragging and dropping them onto the menu.
You can organise your menu items into collections and configure the colour scheme. It also works just as seamlessly within full-screen apps.
Note that Mac Store applications run in a controlled sandbox on your Mac, which restricts some functionality such as being able to close (not just launch) an app. To solve this you can also download and install a free companion toolkit from the developer’s website.
Ring Menu is a simple yet elegant app launcher, especially for power users who routinely switch between a specific set of apps. Ring Menu allows you to keep your focus on productivity, moving from app to app almost at the speed of thought.