Improved plain text file content search (⌘F) to show live results.
Added shortcut (⇧⌘→) to sort folder contents by Date Added.
Added bookmarks indexing option allowing to index bookmarks from Safari’s Favorites Bar only.
Extended Clipboard History capacity (up to 100 items or for a certain amount of days).
Rearranged “New Indexing Rule” menu to reflect the structure of the sidebar
Improved Theme switching: Default width will be applied only if different from the currently active theme.
Added missing localizations.
“Run Terminal Command” action only opens a second Terminal window if necessary.
Fixed issue causing last calculator result variable "a" to be not updated.
Fixed issue causing Append Text not to work via Send To (when sending text to a file).
Fixed issue causing welcome window not to appear in front.
Fixed issue causing iOS Simulator not to appear in LaunchBar’s index.
Various other bug fixes and stability improvements.
June 11, 2014
LaunchBar 6 (6011)
Brand-new User Interface with Themes
Larger default interface
Several built-in alternative themes
Theme switching via abbreviation search
Plenty of new, beautifully designed icons
New app icon
Improved Configuration Interface
Streamlined configuration UI
Rules in the sidebar are now organized in groups.
Configuration changes are now saved automatically.
Index updates now happen fully automatically. The Schedule pane for configuring index updates is therefore no longer necessary.
Deleting/adding rules is now the recommended way to select the desired set of features. Disabling of indexing rules is still possible, but only via contextual menu (no more checkboxes).
Additional Indexing Rules
Safari iCloud Tabs
Safari Top Sites
Safari Reading List
Additional Built-in Actions
Add/Remove/Replace Finder Tag
Remove All Finder Tags
Clear Text Input History
Current Safari Page
Open AirDrop Window
Send via AirDrop
Send LaunchBar Feedback
Powerful custom, script-based actions
Custom actions can return arbitrary result items or suggestions that are displayed immediately, while entering text.
Embedded resources like icons, helper scrpts, audio files, binaries, …
Optional execution in background.
Simple double click installation of third-party actions.
Optionally only allow execution of actions that have a valid code signature.
Text Input Live Results
Calendar & Reminder input live feedback.
Calculator live results and history of previous calculations.
“Open Location” provides suggestions while entering URLs.
Live Web Searches
Support for custom live web searches via LaunchBar Actions.
Press Shift-Right Arrow to access information about a selected item like:
Image Properties (dimensions, color profile, …)
Modification Date, Creation Date
Disk Capacity & Usage
Plain text file contents
XML/plist file contents
An application’s user defaults
and more, …
Info Browsing can also be triggered with ⌃⌥⌘-Right Arrow
For many items it can also be triggered just by pressing Right Arrow.
Accessible via ⌥⌘U shortcut or action menu.
Fully automatic index updates.
Improved Send To target item suggestions (e.g. File Operations, Tag Actions, …)
Improved presentation of contact cards, including contact images.
Support for FaceTime Audio as caller script.
Support for AirMail as default email client.
Sending text to an item accepting text input (e.g. search actions) and pressing the space key opens text input to allow editing the search term.
Improved Recent Documents browsing. Now includes all documents that can be opened with the selected application, sorted by access date. This allows you to access recently used documents even for apps that do not support the standard Cocoa API (like Adobe applications).
Subtitle display is now turned off by default. Subtitles can be shown temporarily by holding down the ⌃⌥⌘ modifier keys.
Back-tab (⇧⇥) during Send To now selects the previous item in the list (⇥ selects the next one).
LaunchBar 6 requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Removed and Replaced Features
The index window’s Schedule pane has been removed because it’s no longer needed. All index updates are now performed automatically.
Removed .clip.rtf / .clip.txt support. The same functionality can be accomplished with the Snippets indexing rule.
Replaced color label actions with corresponding actions for Finder tags.
Removed support for legacy contacts applications (Entourage, Eudora, …)
Removed support for legacy web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Camino, Shiira)
Removed search templates that were replaced by live search actions.