Bunch is a macOS automation tool that takes a folder of plain text files containing lists of apps and commands to launch and provides an easy-to-use menu for triggering them.
Its intuitive syntax makes it easy to get started, and its array of features allows you to automate everything you need to work smarter and faster. Build “contexts” of apps and settings for your different modes of work and play, and switch between them with a couple of keystrokes.
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What can you do with a Bunch?
Prepare to record a screencast with a Bunch that hides your Dock, changes your wallpaper, hides your Desktop icons, hides all open windows, and loads your screen recording app. When it closes, it can quit apps, restore your wallpaper, unhide the Dock, and show your Desktop icons.
Get ready to podcast with a Bunch that opens your recording software, starts a new show notes document, and sets your audio inputs and outputs. It can also pause your backups to save bandwidth, and put everything back in place when you’re done.
Switch coding projects with a Bunch that closes all your Finder windows and opens your project folder, opens iTerm to your project directory and runs a git pull, and opens your project in your text editor or IDE. It can even integrate with your time tracker to start project timers.
Silence social media during set times with a scheduled Bunch that closes Twitter and other social apps. Launch them again when you’re ready just by toggling the Bunch.
Do some web development by opening a project in your editor, starting a local web server, and creating a single-site browser to monitor changes while you work.