Chronos ( has released F10 Launch Studio 3, an upgrade to its launch manager for Mac OS X. The upgrade adds the “Application Blaster.”

“The new Application Blaster works just like the application switcher built into Mac OS X where you press Command-Tab to switch applications,” says Jerry Halls, vice president of Sales at Chronos. “Instead of just switching applications, the Application Blaster lets you select the application you want to launch.”

Also in F10 Launch Studio 3:

° The Application Info window shows comprehensive information for the selected application.

° You can now exclude specific paths from automatic application searches.

° There’s a new option to specify paths for automatic application searches.

° New auto-detection feature automatically detects if other versions of the software are running.

° There are improved user experiences for entering hot keys and enhanced performance of software so it uses less CPU when in the background .

F10 Launch Studio costs US$29.99 and is available in a family pack for $49.99. A demo is available for download.

Version 1.x and 2.x customers can upgrade to version 3 for $14.99. F10 Launch Studio requires Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later.