Editors' reviewQuickly access folders, programs, or Web sites through shortcuts with this useful application, but it may prove too complex for novices. The concise AppPlus interface smartly displays most needed options. AppPlus creates a floating menu bar and system-tray icon for easy access to programs, folders, and URLs. Adding menu-bar items is simple. You can go to the properties window and create a shortcut for a file or a folder, Web address, and e-mail address with complete attributes such as icon, captions, and tool tips. The easier method is to drop the shortcut or folder on the menu bar. The program also manages hot keys for quick item access. The program includes a lock feature that lets you set a password to protect AppPlus settings. Novice users will prefer the simplicity of Windows toolbar, but intermediate to power users will find this application performs like a toolbar on steroids.
AppPlus is a menu bar or tray launcher that docks to your desktop, floats, or sits in your system tray. (It can auto-hide, if desired.) You can create an unlimited amount of graphic/text-based buttons that launch programs, Websites, e-mail addresses, or load a folder's contents into an AppPlus menu. Each shortcut can be set by dragging & dropping any file or folder on the shortcut (for quick setting of shortcuts) or by the 'Properties Window' of that shortcut. Set hotkeys, custom icons, and the color for each shortcut. A tray-based icon gives you access to instant activation of your screen saver and Windows shutdown commands. AppPlus can also load when Windows starts up.