LaunchOnFly

LaunchOnFly


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.52
File Size:
3.18MB
Date Added:
April 24, 2008
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $15.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
11,990
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' Note: This smart utility lets you launch programs and files, and open Web sites from one convenient location.LaunchOnFly is a customizable, easy-to-use context menu preloaded with several program shortcuts.Read the entire LaunchOnFly review

Editors' review

This smart utility lets you launch programs and files, and open Web sites from one convenient location.

LaunchOnFly is a customizable, easy-to-use context menu preloaded with several program shortcuts. You can access the program in several ways, including right-clicking on the desktop, pressing a predefined hot key or mouse wheel button, or through its system tray icon. You can easily drag and drop shortcuts or add them to LaunchOnFly's program list via the Windows context menu. Moreover, you can assign and use hot keys to launch each program. It also supports special shortcuts for shutting down or logging off, and offers separators and submenus for grouping entries.

We found the program easy to use and highly effective for organizing and managing several shortcuts. Overall, users looking for a robust and efficient tool for quick access to programs and documents will find lots of benefits in picking up this software.

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  • 2 stars

    "good and fast"

    November 24, 2007   |   By san_123-pani

    Version: LaunchOnFly 1.51

    Pros

    it is superb

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  • 1 stars

    "Use Quick Launch"

    November 18, 2007   |   By wooledge001

    Version: LaunchOnFly 1.51

    Cons

    This program does not seem to be different from the Quick Launch task bar that comes with Windows. Using the Quick Launch task bar does not use memory.

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  • 1 stars

    "Can't Uninstall the Trial Version"

    July 10, 2007   |   By karmologyclinic

    Version: LaunchOnFly 1.51

    Pros

    Nice, easy and low on resources but...

    Cons

    WARNING. I upgraded from an earlier version and now I want to uninstall the trial version but I can't. It keeps popping up the registration form a couple of times, then it pops up the program and then the uninstallation process freezes and it can close only by ending the task at the task manager. VERY ANNOYING. I tried many things to uninstall it but I had no success till now.

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  • 5 stars

    "I love this program"

    June 19, 2007   |   By rokalilbit

    Version: LaunchOnFly 1.32

    Pros

    I tried at least a half dozen launcher programs (some of them not free), but this one is the best I've found. It is easy to set up, easy to configure, easy to customize, and easy to use. It doesn't look cheesy like some launchers, and it doesn't take up a lot of room on your screen like some of the huge bar-type launchers. You can get to practically anything with just one mouse click or two at the most. You can't drag and drop items, but you can right-click on a file that you want to add, and it will give you the option of sending it to LaunchOnFly, a really cool feature I haven't seen in other launchers. LaunchOnFly has all the essential features I was looking for, and more are promised in future versions, although I don't see how it could get much better. Give it a try, its free!

    Cons

    No help files yet, but they say they are coming soon. I didn't really need any anyway, it is easy to figure out.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good program for sorting your apps for quick access!"

    March 09, 2007   |   By Draven

    Version: LaunchOnFly 1.31

    Pros

    Quick and Easy to setup.. a breaze to run!

    Cons

    Would be nice if you could lanch some of the programs by hotkeys.. instead i need another piece of software to do this.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great alternative easy to use"

    September 06, 2006   |   By knock_out_uk2002

    Version: LaunchOnFly 1.21

    Pros

    Quick setup love that there are multiple ways to access the menu, ie shortcut keys, mouse toggle, and hover at a set point of the screen. Or you can just click on the app as well. Just click on some of your most used programs or apps and go send to and then to on fly. Can save on desktop clutter.

    Cons

    Not the best appearance, and i guess skins or something would be nice, but you get what you pay for, and this is free, so dont complain.

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  • 4 stars

    "Best I have found!"

    June 02, 2006   |   By This Just In

    Version: LaunchOnFly 1.2

    Pros

    Great interface, nice format, generally I like everything about it. This program is absolutely FREE no cost whatsoever, no 30-day trial. I have seen a lot of programs where they say "free" and turns out they're really not.

    I love this program because, unlike most "launchers", which launch nothing but worms and spyware, it doesn't contain viruses.

    Pretty easy to use, anyone can use it, but just for a little help with some of the more clueless people...

    Shortcut=launch program, open recycle bin, etc.

    Separator=grey line in between shortuts/folders.

    Folder=sub-menu which can contain Shortcuts, Separators and more Folders.

    I hope this program helps you launch stuff easier, after all, it is a launcher. =]

    Cons

    This program, like rokalilbit said, does not have help files, but, like him (again), didn't need any. I also don't especially fancy the logo thingy.

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  • 5 stars

    "Beats similar launchers, and its free!"

    April 22, 2006   |   By rokalilbit

    Version: LaunchOnFly 1.1

    Pros

    I tried at least a half dozen launcher programs (some of them not free), but this one is the best I've found. It is easy to set up, easy to configure, easy to customize, and easy to use. It doesn't look cheesy like some launchers, and it doesn't take up a lot of room on your screen like some of the huge bar-type launchers. You can get to practically anything with just one mouse click or two at the most. You can't drag and drop items, but you can right-click on a file that you want to add, and it will give you the option of sending it to LaunchOnFly, a really cool feature I haven't seen in other launchers. LaunchOnFly has all the essential features I was looking for, and more are promised in future versions, although I don't see how it could get much better. Give it a try, its free!

    Cons

    No help files yet, but they say they are coming soon. I didn't really need any anyway, it is easy to figure out.

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