Find and Run Robot

Find and Run Robot

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

Version:
2.206.01
File Size:
5.87MB
Date Added:
January 10, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
28,343
Downloads Last Week:
6
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 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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