Executor

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.9
  • Total Downloads:
    22,942
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 27, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1002.83KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #34 in Launchers

Editors' Review

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Executor is a program launcher powered by hot keys and keywords, both customizable to an impressive degree. A skinnable bar appears at the top of your screen that makes up the most trafficked aspect of the program, with an extensive and organized list of settings available from the Windows Taskbar. As soon as you type in the first few characters of the program that you're looking for into the main UI, a list of potential choices appears. The more you type, the shorter the list becomes, or you can scroll down to click the item you want.

Customization here is no joke. Users can choose to drag an object onto the bar to create a keyword for said file, folder, or favorite. This is an interesting work-around for the less-than-compelling search feature, which works great with programs but needs to be told via the Settings menu to index your entire hard drive. Another built-in alternative takes advantage of the native Windows searching system, for both XP and Vista users. Users should be able to type "find [text]" and Executor will search for that text.

However, the keyword feature itself works great. Change that "find" to "addremove" and Executor automatically opens up the Windows native Add/Remove Programs options from the Control Panel. It feels like everything else in Executor can be customized, from such superficial aspects such as the skins to how the autocompletion function behaves. You can set it to override the Windows Run hot key, you can swap hot keys around, and you can set URLs, files, or programs to launch as Executor starts. Executor should appeal to power users who are looking to accomplish specific program-launching tasks within a framework that offers a lot of leeway for customization.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"I would give it 5+ stars if only it worked well for me"

April 08, 2010  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: Executor 0.9.9

Pros

Open just about anything that's on your computer with just the first few letters of keywords of your own making.

Cons

It simply kept crashing on my laptop, in spite of the best help from the Executor Forum users, such as trying different skins & configuration settings. I loved this program & desperately wanted it to work, but in the end I gave up & uninstalled it.

Summary

If it is stable on your pc, which regrettably it wasn't on mine, then you've got the best launcher there is, in my opinion. I'm now sticking with Launchy, which wasn't my first choice, but it is stable for me.

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3 stars

"nice feel to it"

April 06, 2010  |  By dedhedlivin

 |  Version: Executor 0.9.9

Pros

its customizale and easy to access.

Cons

I can't agree of it being simple to use. It list programs or files that should not be touched. it doesn't explain well enough for people with learning disabilities such as myself.

Summary

If it would let you ad and remove things richt from the list itdelf without having to goto settings and if it had a better drop down menu other than just "open" I could rate it better. But for what it does in the ling run once you understand itthink of it as a always opened start menu if you will or rocketdock or filezilla type app. in the sense of how it was intended to be used . You can customize the window thought not many variations to choose from. For myself just another wanna be start menu for the desktop and a waste of space on low mem machines though it's not a lot of space (3.xx mb)

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5 stars

"Very good piece of software"

September 06, 2009  |  By mgazzeri

 |  Version: Executor 0.9.9

Pros

Very simple and powerful.
Easy to configure and maintain

Cons

None encountered so far.

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4 stars

"Works really fine"

September 06, 2009  |  By ted0949

 |  Version: Executor 0.9.9

Pros

It does what is has to do, quickly and with a nice look. No trouble at all.

Cons

Nothing. Why not five stars? Only if a next version does not come :')

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5 stars

"Simple solution for many irritants"

August 31, 2009  |  By cbloeb

 |  Version: Executor 0.9.9

Pros

Easy set up, easy to use. Does what it promises. Great tool for those who want to reduce mouse usage, especially on Vista which has done away with accelerator keys.

Cons

UI is a dated. But so what?

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5 stars

"A must have"

August 28, 2009  |  By swizzle08

 |  Version: Executor 0.9.9

Pros

Absolutely everything about this program is great,things. I personally never use the start menu anymore, I've had this program for 1 year now and i have it tweaked to my uses, Memory usage is minimal = steady 12mb with 3,000 indexed items.

Cons

CPU usage gets high when it performs indexing, but that's the case with all search programs and such, WIth a dual core 2.4 GHZ machine and 3,000 indexed items, cpu usage jumps to 25-40% for around 8-15 seconds while indexing

Summary

Definitely recommended for those that have used launchy, or those that use the run commands on their pc. This is definitely one of the best launchers out there.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.9
Version 0.99 adds automatically launching nearest match if no exact match, clipboard commands, and a lot of other new features and fixes.
General
Publisher Chaos Manager
Publisher web site http://www.chaosmanager.net
Release Date August 27, 2009
Date Added August 27, 2009
Version 0.9.9
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1002.83KB
File Name ExecutorSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,942
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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