Thursday, January 1, 2009

Software Review : Launchy v 2.1.2


Application Name:
Launchy

Type:Free Software

Version: 2.1.2 (As on 1.1.2009)

Size: 3.87 MB

Description:

Launchy is a free,open source software,which aids users to open programs and applications quickly and easily and also,saves you in dangerous situations,like the one I had recently.

Extremely useful for people who have lots of softwares installed and their desktop is crowded with shortcut icons.

Advantages:
  1. Does not cloud or congest your desktop with short cut icons.
  2. Very small,yet very effective.
  3. Opens applications quickly.
  4. Can be called easily with "Alt+Spacebar" and can be dismissed by hitting "Alt+Spacebar" again.
  5. Can be used in both Windows XP and Linux
More tips can be found at the author's website,here.

Disadvantages:

  1. Can't think of any!

Screen shots:
Author's Rating: 10/10

Download Link:

You can download launchy from here.(For both Windows and Linux)

5 comments:

  1. Personally I really like this one for his extra features; I added my mp3s and playlists (which are radiostations on my comp) into the catalog.

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  2. Yup, I've been using this utility for ages :)

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  3. Oh this is interesting. I didn't know about this one. Any bugs or anything like that? I find that sometimes after I've installed new software onto my system, something always goes wrong.

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  4. @Choopixie,

    There are no bugs,and it also has lot more functions like searching the web,built in calculator,weather forecast for your locality and lots more(Check the Readme file)

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  5. It does have bugs. Not dramatic ones, but still. First, it displays several icons wrong, both in Xp and Vista (for instance, it fails to display the proper icon when typing a web address or doing a Google search. Second, it doesn't access the bookmarks in Firefox 3.x. It is also a bit less snappy than the previous version was, but that is not a big deal (in case anybody is wondering, I'm typing on a nearly state-of-the-art laptop, so it's not a resources issue). As I said, nothing dramatic, but bugs non the less.

    That said, I'd like to thank the developer or developers for creating such a useful piece of software and make it free to download and use. It has revolutionized my experience in front of the computer. Thank you guys!

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