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Just a quick note to say we’ve updated Bumpr—the simple but indispensable Mac utility that lets you choose which app you want to open your links in, on the fly—so that it works beautifully with the newly released macOS High Sierra. Bumpr 1.1.8 is available right now in the Mac App Store.
If you haven’t used Bumpr before, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Here’s how it works:
Click on a web link in, say, Slack or Preview or your desktop Twitter client—basically any desktop app—and Bumpr seamlessly intercepts the link. Basically, Bumpr is acting as your default web browser, but instead of opening your page, it very, very speedily displays a simple, compact menu of the web browsers you have installed. Click on one and that link opens in that browser. It’s simple and easy and fast, and it’s particularly useful if you have more than one Gmail or G Suite account and want to use a different browser for each.
Bumpr also handles email links the same way, so if you use more than one mail app, Bumpr will let you choose which of them to use with any given link. Just as with web links, Bumpr gives you the power of choice, letting you use the right mail app or browser for whatever your needs are at any given time. I still use Bumpr every day on every one of my Macs, and I can’t live without it.
As a side note, we’ve been cooking up some pretty cool enhancements to Bumpr for a big new release coming up soon. Stay tuned for that, but in the meantime, grab the latest version in the Mac App Store right now.+