Launchy

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 137 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    141,759
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 20, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    69
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This very handy tool lets you open nearly any program, file, folder, or Web site on your system with just a few keystrokes. Launchy is called from the background with a hot key combo, and a small, skinnable box pops up.

Enter the first few letters of a file or program, and Launchy automatically displays the rest of the name. You simply press Enter to open or launch it. If the displayed name isn't the item you want, a few seconds later the tool displays a drop-down list with other likely candidates from which you can choose. In our tests, we were easily able to configure the tool to choose from multiple directories among our system's other users' folders. Besides files, folders, and apps, Launchy also displayed site names from our default browser's Favorites file.

This easy-to-master tool--free and unlimited--performed without a hitch in all our tests, and soon may completely replace our using the Start menu or Windows Explorer. We recommend it for any user.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star 30
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 137 votes

    • 5 star 72
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 20
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5 stars

"Great program, give this guy money!"

August 09, 2008  |  By jeffrobwinter

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Pros

Finds programs, videos, pictures, whatever you want it to.. really. Also remembers stuff that you type.. so the stuff that you use often is easily recalled

Cons

Newer version availible on launchy.net

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5 stars

"Awesome software!"

August 06, 2008  |  By ashitaka1016

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Pros

Easy to find and launch programs

Easy to find folders

Easy to launch music and other multimedia

Easy to add items to the catalog

Cons

None so far!

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1 stars

"there are other ways not to use your startmenu"

July 21, 2008  |  By toudai

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Cons

in windows you can set up your own linkbar which you can put anywhere on your desktop, drag files, folders, application shortcuts, internet favorites to it and you can quick launch it from there

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4 stars

"Great little tool"

June 12, 2008  |  By confused...

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Pros

Launchy 2.0 is a pretty cool tool it opens up anything I need quickly right from my desktop... all and all its pretty good

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5 stars

"Wonderful!"

June 04, 2008  |  By randolphgp

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Pros

Easy to use. Quite intuitive.

Cons

A bit slow. Not that flexible.

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5 stars

"Revolutionised the way I used XP, providing rapid access to programs and files... Install this and you will never regret it. "

May 25, 2008  |  By neurotoxic

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

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1 stars

"NO MAC"

May 15, 2008  |  By paulvalach

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Pros

NO MAC

Cons

NO MAC

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5 stars

"Worthy"

April 22, 2008  |  By NYJohn413

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Pros

I can't believe some of the reviews of how worthless of a program this is. Yes, if you like your mouse and scrolling through multiple shortcuts and windows, then this proggy is not for you. Are you saying, that out of the 150 or so of my most accessed files and shortcuts the easiest way of launching them is through the quicklaunch bar? HA! Never again since I found this program. [/rant]

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5 stars

"Very good program launcher"

April 17, 2008  |  By Delmar77

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Pros

If you are a fast typist, Launchy is a good program launcher. Just press ALT Space, and Launchy appears. Then, just type a program's name, or just a part of a program's name, then push ENTER and that program will be started. And best of all, it's free. This is very good especially for people with very large Start Menus.

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5 stars

"It's swell!"

March 28, 2008  |  By vestige

 |  Version: Launchy 2.0

Pros

Simple, fast, elegant---what more could you want?

Cons

I can always think of a few extra features to add to software---can't everybody?---and Launchy's no exception. I can hardly consider that a "con", though.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 has been completely rebuilt using QT, with a new look, better skinning support, simplified options, and other new features and improvements.
General
Publisher Josh Karlin
Publisher web site http://cs.unm.edu/~karlinjf/
Release Date December 20, 2007
Date Added December 20, 2007
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 4.34MB
File Name Launchy2.5.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 141,759
Downloads Last Week 69
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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