7plus

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.5
File Size:
1.23MB
Date Added:
February 25, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
12,949
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

7plus adds numerous tweak options to Windows 7, Vista, and XP; however, 7plus differentiates itself from its competitors with an in-depth array of how-to videos and a couple of feature surprises. There are far too many tweaks to document here, but suffice to say that the drab interface houses five tabs of customizations: two for Windows Explorer, one for non-Explorer tweaks, and the ever-present Miscellaneous tab. Oh, and the kicker: the FTP tab. 7plus lets you upload files from Windows Explorer to your FTP site at the touch of a hot key, which is an unusual but very welcome addition.

7plus is mainly built around hot keys, and as such is a keyboard fanatics dream. You can set hot keys for opening text or image files in an editor of your choosing, opening files, creating new folders, copy folder paths with file names, and append files to the clipboard instead of replacing what's currently there. 7plus can create "fast folders," which are specific folder paths accessible from the center wheel mouse button or the open/save places field. Outside of Explorer, users get an array of mouse-button and hot key features, including one-click options for keeping windows on top, toggling wallpaper, or "slide windows" for keeping windows open but off-screen.

There are many more features in the utility, not the least of which is one aimed at XBox and XBox 360 players who have a joystick or gamepad connected. They can use those peripherals to control the mouse when not in full-screen mode. Replete with useful features, 7plus only has two drawbacks. One is that the comes with the hot keys bound to their functions, so you can change them. The other is that there is so much the program can do, a slightly more visual interface could help users parse through the text-only options. Note that several features are limited to Vista and 7, or just Windows 7 alone, but this is a lightweight utility that any Windows user should check out.

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  • 4 stars

    "The best app of it's type!"

    June 14, 2010   |   By CadWizard

    Version: 7plus 1.11

    Pros

    Adds several useful features to both Windows XP/Vista without getting in the way or causing any strange behaviors.The developer is dedicated to future development of new features and gratefully accepts ideas. Worthy of a donation!

    Cons

    After viewing ALL of the Help videos online, the only con I have is probably just that. No local help files.

    Summary

    What can I say, the program and all of it's features did exactly what they were supposed to do. That is, once I viewed ALL of the feature help videos and gained an understanding of the purpose for some of the more complex features, like the "Fast Folders" feature. Version 1.1 may require a "well known hack" using the Windows Task Scheduler to get it to load at startup without being blocked by the UAC. I happen to know that this has already been addressed by the developer and fixed in Version 1.2.0. Out of 10 customization apps installed, it's 1 of only 2 apps that are still on my PC. I recommend this app to everyone!

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  • 1 stars

    "Not worth the time to use."

    May 04, 2010   |   By pmishler

    Version: 7plus 1.0

    Pros

    Possibly good or the nerds

    Cons

    Few people would use its features.

    Summary

    Useless for me. It is just unnecessary.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very Helpful"

    May 01, 2010   |   By Diamondz_R4_Ever

    Version: 7plus 1.0

    Pros

    Very useful and helped my computer alot

    Cons

    not the easiest program to acess

    Summary

    Good program

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  • 4 stars

    "Great piece of software for the savvy windows users."

    April 25, 2010   |   By ahmedn1986

    Version: 7plus 1.0

    Pros

    MANY features; video tutorials for EVERY feature; easy to use, although simple, interface.

    Cons

    On first run with all features enabled, had an issue with my alt+tab switch, it wouldn't show up and would only switch between the 2 windows that I was using. Had to uncheck all the options and check them again one by one to find the issue.

    Summary

    Really a great tool for savvy windows users, and I stress savvy. The program has many options to making the windows experience that much easier and more intuitive.

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