Keyboard LaunchPad

Keyboard LaunchPad

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.6
File Size:
1.48MB
Date Added:
August 20, 2009
Price:
Free to try (Limited number of shortcuts); $9.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
74,867
Downloads Last Week:
101
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Macros and keyboard shortcuts are nothing new, but many shortcut programs are too complicated for the average user. In contrast, this launcher makes it easy to set up shortcuts that launch applications, visit Web sites, paste saved clipboard data, and even control MP3 players.

Using Keyboard LaunchPad is a cinch. First you create new hot keys with a few mouse clicks, or by just dragging and dropping shortcuts, files, or folders into the main window. Next you assign a key combination that triggers the hot key. Then you apply actions to each hot key from a pull-down list of commonly used actions such as linking to a shortcut or URL. You can add actions to the list with plug-ins once you purchase the full version.

All in all, Keyboard LaunchPad is a practical, powerful, and easy-to-use utility. Our only complaint is that the trial does not provide enough hot keys or actions to test the more advanced features.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "don't know- could not launch it"

    April 24, 2010   |   By herbe1234

    Version: Keyboard LaunchPad 1.6

    Pros

    easy to download

    Cons

    could not launch it

    Summary

    have yet tom use it

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  • 5 stars

    "Lightest keyboard shortcut program out there."

    January 29, 2010   |   By kielimed

    Version: Keyboard LaunchPad 1.6

    Pros

    Only uses below 1000k memory usage when idle.

    Cons

    After you use a hotkey assigned, usage jumps to about 6000k. Although, this is still low compared to other hotkey programs. Also, if you open it's configurations, and then close it, it slide back down to <1000k. This should be automatic.

    Summary

    I like my background programs to be as light as possible. Stardock is one of the best at making programs use less memory and I recommend this program to all.

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