Launchy

Launchy 2.5

Say goodbye to the Start menu

Do you get tired of using desktop shortcuts or the Start Menu to access programs in Windows? If so, don't fret because Launchy can make your life a lot easier. View full description

PROS

  • Cuts down on clicking time and requiring shortcuts
  • Doesn't require Start Menu

CONS

  • Tapping two keys would be better replaced by one

Very good
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Do you get tired of using desktop shortcuts or the Start Menu to access programs in Windows? If so, don't fret because Launchy can make your life a lot easier.

Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your Start Menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks in just a few keystrokes! Launchy is very fast and ultra discreet because it runs quietly in the background or system tray ready for use.

When you need Launchy, simply bring it the fore by holding the Alt key and tapping the space key. Then type in a few letters of the program you are searching for and hit enter once it has been found. To make Launchy disappear, just hit escape or alt+space. It's a bit annoying to have to hit two keys but a small price to pay for a quick launch method such as Launchy.

Launchy can help boost your productivity and cut down the amount of mouse clicking time you need to do every day - you won't be disappointed.

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Launchy 2.5

User reviews about Launchy

  • brianpals

    by brianpals

    "Brilliant little but effective program"

    If you like keyboard shortcuts and don't like having to use your mouse to navigate through the Windows XP programs menu ... More.

    reviewed on May 29, 2012