Bumpr — A Nifty Utility to Handle your URL Clicks

Bumpr — A Nifty Utility to Handle your URL Clicks

Bumpr is a nifty utility for macOS that lets you choose where you want to open the link you’ve just clicked on. There’s a very good chance you have at least two browsers installed on your Mac and even more emails apps, considering just how many mail clients have made their debut in recent years after Sparrow. On my Mac, I have the Safari and Chrome browsers installed and 5 different emails apps, 3 of which I use regularly. To open a link in a non-default app, I have to copy the link and then open the app I want to use and then use the link there. Bumpr makes this whole process easier for you.

Every time you click on a link, Bumpr pops up a small window that displays the icons of all the apps that could potentially open the link. For example, when you click on a web link (http/https), Bumpr will display the icons for the browsers you have installed. You simply have to click on the icon you want. Similarly, every time you click on a mailto: link that’s supposed to open your mail client, Bumpr offers you the option to open that link in any of the mail apps installed on the system. Bumpr can display up to 10 apps, which is more than a typical user has installed.

Unfortunately, Bumpr only really works in apps that aren’t browsers. This means that if you’re click on a link on a page that you’ve opened in Safari, Bumpr is largely ineffective in this case. You also cannot set a default browser for a certain app or links to specific domains, but this is something that developers are considering.

Bumpr is available for $7.99 on the Mac App Store.

Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit