Wanted to put some thrill in finding a particular application without clicking the start menu of your monitor? Of course, the process of finding a file stored within your computer system only to find that it was hidden under obscure file name I very frustrating. That is why when I heard about Launchy, I was pleased to know that it efficiently indexes the applications right at the start menu and launches my files, project files, bookmarks and documents with just a couple of keystrokes.
With Launchy, I never have to go through the tiring and frustrating task of locating programs in my PC system. The program is worth trying as it greatly helps me in locate files and folders quickly thus improves my work productivity. Read on some of the facts and features of Launchy that makes it a must-try.
I was using the Launchy 2.5 version that is compatible with several operating systems such as Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista with a file size of 4.34MB.
After I downloaded the program, Launchy is set at the background with a combination of hot keys and small, skin-able pop-up box. I really liked how the program works because by simply entering the program’s first few letters, Launching automatically shows all the names close to that program name and simply hitting the enter tab, the selected program immediately launches.
In case you didn’t find the program you wanted to launch at the initial results given, then within few seconds, Launchy presents a drop-down listing of likely candidates of the files you wanted. I was totally amazed when I configure the program to select from several directions in my systems’ other user folder, Launchy also present the names of the websites from my systems’ browser default Favorites file.
The latest version holds several additions such as the .ico support and plug-ins support which is very useful in downloading other plug-ins. In fact, python plug-ins could be made. Also, problems on multiple tabs were fixed in Launchy 2.5 version.
Pros and Cons
I liked how efficient Launchy was in opening programs with just a couple of keystrokes completely free of charge. However, there are times that Launchy was not able to find the programs I wanted to launch and it is quite tricky in establishing search folders.
Despite some limitations it never stops me from recommending Launchy for your file management utility in pleasantly easy and clear-cut interface offered all for free. Launchy is certainly worth a try since it is totally free of any charge.