The quicker switcher launcher for macOS

Seamless app switching with minimal learning curve

  • Use spatial memory to put your desired app in focus more quickly
  • Cut out trips to the dock or cmd tab with just one modifier key combo

What makes Charmstone so great

How many times do you change which app has focus in a day? Before building this, I used to use a combination of cmd+tab, Spotlight, and good old-fashioned window or dock clicking to switch and launch apps. I didn't think there was a problem there to solve, but it turns out that all of this added up to a significant amount of mental friction. All the other solutions I found required a lot of memorization, muscle memory, and customization to overcome this friction.

With Charmstone, all of that memorization, muscle memory and customization overhead is miniscule; you can skip straight to efficiency. There's a memorization technique called the memory palace where your brain can rapidly recollect where something was placed. Combine that with only having to remember one or two modifier keys instead of a whole slew of keyboard shortcuts, and you have something brilliantly fast with practically no learning curve.

You can use the modifier+cursor movement, modifier+arrow keys, or a highly optimized trackpad gesture that is simple to perform but not so easy to accidentally trigger.

Access your apps like a CPU accessing a cache rather than going all the way out to RAM or disk.