Conceptworld's RecentX is a fast file launcher, one of many such tools designed to open frequently needed applications quickly, usually on the fly, but it focuses on recently used items. It gathers everything in one spot for quick identification and access, giving the highest priority to the most commonly and recently used files, folders, programs, and Web sites.
There are two main ways of accessing this useful tool, a system tray icon that you can also left-click to access the program's main menu, and a sidebar with quick-access tabs for files, folders, programs, and Web sites. You can adjust the transparency and other aspects of the sidebar and drag it anywhere you like on the desktop. Clicking a tab calls up RecentX's dialog-based main interface with all recently accessed items on the tab displayed by name, location, and date/time. A search field and Smart Tags further simplify locating items. There's also a Help file and Advanced options, including start-up preferences, Filters, a File Manager, and a built-in Command Prompt. Opening an item is a simple matter of clicking its icon-labeled entry in RecentX's list; left-clicking entries opens an extensive file menu. We especially appreciate the ability to easily set hot keys for the most frequently used functions as well as cut and paste from inside RecentX--time-saving extras for a time-saving program.
We've seen plenty of "timesaving" software that fails to live up to its promise. With its unique tabbed sidebar, useful organization, quick function, and handy extras, RecentX is a keeper.Editor's note: This is a review of the full version of RecentX 3.0.8. The trial version is limited to 30 days trial only.