Find and Run Robot

Find and Run Robot

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.206.01
  • Total Downloads:
    28,637
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Small and swift, Find and Run Robot makes searching files and launching programs go faster than a Black Friday deal. Also known as FARR, the program is great for those who love options. If you're the indecisive type, you may want to stay clear.

Running in your system tray, FARR is innocuous and uses little RAM. Hit the Pause/Break key to bring up the launching window; as you type, FARR narrows down your choices. In that sense, FARR functions like many other launchers. Search results are numbered and automatically sorted using built-in scoring systems unique to the program. If you want returned-result number nine, for example, simply type ALT+9 and hit enter--there's no need to touch the mouse or continue typing a longer string. A Launch History tab keeps track of what you've launched.

While the launching and searching functions are fairly basic, the options are almost overwhelming. Users can do nearly anything with the app, from adjusting the font size, style, and color to monitoring your clipboard, taking basic screen captures, Web searches, customizing hot keys, and calculation functions. FARR is also fully portable, making this a must-have whether you're on a desktop or a laptop.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 20

5 stars

"Amazing program launcher!!"

November 19, 2010  |  By wongjai

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.90.02

Pros

Best launcher I've used. It seems almost intelligent, plus with customization, one could make it do incredible things. Love it!! The designer is a genius!

Cons

No complains.

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5 stars

"An excellent launcher"

October 17, 2010  |  By riyaz_md

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.90.02

Pros

Pretty customizable

Cons

UI can be improved

Summary

Nice product, I've replaced FARR as my launcher from launch

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5 stars

"Fast and low memory!"

October 10, 2010  |  By caseydavis

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.90.02

Pros

Fast
Low memory usage
Learns and re-ranks from past searches!
Tons of options
Live searching -no index!

Cons

None!
May seem confusing to those who have never used a keystroke launcher before.

Summary

I switch to this program because Launchy's memory leak problem was getting out of control. Other than Launchy this is the only keystroke launcher I have found that will learn/rerank resaults based on your selections. For example to launch Opera the first time I had to type "Oper" before it selected Opera. The next time I just typed "op" and Opera was the first result!
The memory usage of FARR is also very good. After extended use it only uses 12mb of ram. I've seen Launchy use up to 200mb after a few days. This is because FARR doesn't use and index so the only thing in memory is the program. This lack of an index also gives you up to date resaults with out constant reindexing.

This program has tons of features, and options but the two described above are what make this program awesome and a great replacement for you favorite keystroke launcher.

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5 stars

"Great, but unnecessary for Vista and up"

October 17, 2009  |  By giggedyguy

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.77.02

Pros

Does what it says

Cons

Not a con, but Vista and up already has this function. Just click Start and at the bottom is your search box. Type in the first few letters and your done.

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2 stars

"searching only for c drive"

January 31, 2009  |  By sr2u

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.45.01

Pros

search is simple and efficient, but only for c drive.

Cons

not able to search for files or folders in other drives

Summary

searching only for c drive

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4 stars

"So far so good. I am the original "dummy"! More later!"

December 30, 2008  |  By PapaDadZ

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.30.01

Pros

Love the 'finder' part! Still working on the 'run' part!

Cons

Too complicated! lacks simplicity in search parameter explanations. Nooeds more 'KISS'.

Summary

Fast but a bit overwhelming at first! Only used it briefly in my research but still trying to figure out better approaches. Any help I can get please!
PapaDadZ @ superzipzap@earthlink.net

Updated on Dec 30, 2008

That is 'NEEDS more 'KISS' ! Did not run spell check!

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4 stars

"Does the job"

December 23, 2008  |  By Owyn

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.30.01

Pros

Worked out of the box.
Remembers and prioritizes previous selections.

Cons

Bit of a learning curve to figure out it's options (there are a lot).
Prefers to use a special update application. Disabled, will use Download.Com notification of updates.

Summary

Works. Staying on my Vista system as a base application.

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5 stars

"it's very good"

December 17, 2008  |  By sharmeer

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.30.01

Pros

very easy to find anything and anywhere in my computer

Cons

nothing say anything at this moment

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5 stars

"Simple and Simply WORKS!!"

December 10, 2008  |  By gringoviejo49

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.30.01

Pros

Unobtrusive, very quick and it works 90% of the time. Not flashy, but gets the job done.

Cons

None yet, have been using it only a week so far.

Summary

I have been using "Start Ease" for years (Which is offered by PC World) and it has done a decent job. I rate Start Ease as 6 on a on a scale of 1 to 10. So far, Find and Run Robot 2.30.01, gets an 8 out of 10.

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2 stars

"More than a bit of over-reaching."

December 10, 2008  |  By Pete Robinson

 |  Version: Find and Run Robot 2.30.01

Pros

A good idea, but not yet what I'd like to see.

Cons

Too many responses with not enough discrimination as to file-types/actions.

Summary

I couldn't use it and uninstalled it.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DonationCoder
Publisher web site http://www.donationcoder.com
Release Date January 07, 2013
Date Added January 10, 2013
Version 2.206.01
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.87MB
File Name FindAndRunRobotSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,637
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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