Objective Development today announced the availability of a new beta version of LaunchBar 4.1, bringing new features and improvements to its popular, award-winning search utility. LaunchBar provides instant access to thousands of documents, folders, bookmarks and email addresses, applications, preference panes, and more just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item’s name. Version 4.1 beta 2 delivers a number of new options for opening items (which are now listed in detail in LaunchBar’s context menu); supports color labels; vastly improves iTunes support (introduces “Best Of Lists,” “Primary Artists,” Party Shuffle support, and more); improves Address Book support (simplifies the opening of contacts, supports contact notes); features new “Search in Spotlight” and “Look Up in Dictionary” functionality; provides significantly improved startup performance; as well as numerous other improvements and bug fixes. LaunchBar 4.1 is priced at US$39 (commercial use), $19.95 (private use) and $29.95 (family pack).