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On Windows, I've been using Switcher and the one feature that I really like is being able to switch to applications by typing in portions of their title. Is there an application for Mac OS X (10.7) that provides similar functionality?

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Alfred (free)

  • find any application or file
  • this app will learn and prioritize your searches
  • system commands and extended features (google search, bitly...)
  • you can get more powerful features when purchasing the powerpack

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Quicksilver (free)

  • find any application or file
  • this app will learn and prioritize your searches
  • lots of free plugins with extend the functionalities

    • move files
    • execute bash commands
    • ...

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Spotlight (built-in)

...which is part of the OS and be triggered using +space (default shortcut).

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+1 for Spotlight –  patrix Jun 18 '12 at 18:14
    
Not to be too picky, but all of these apps only switch by Application Name, not Window Title. Ideally, I would like to use document names or web page titles to switch between apps. –  Soumya Jun 18 '12 at 19:34

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