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    Mar. 22, 2011
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Conceptworld's RecentX is a fast file launcher, one of many such tools designed to open frequently needed applications quickly, usually on the fly, but it focuses on recently used items. It gathers everything in one spot for quick identification and access, giving the highest priority to the most commonly and recently used files, folders, programs, and Web sites.

There are two main ways of accessing this useful tool, a system tray icon that you can also left-click to access the program's main menu, and a sidebar with quick-access tabs for files, folders, programs, and Web sites. You can adjust the transparency and other aspects of the sidebar and drag it anywhere you like on the desktop. Clicking a tab calls up RecentX's dialog-based main interface with all recently accessed items on the tab displayed by name, location, and date/time. A search field and Smart Tags further simplify locating items. There's also a Help file and Advanced options, including start-up preferences, Filters, a File Manager, and a built-in Command Prompt. Opening an item is a simple matter of clicking its icon-labeled entry in RecentX's list; left-clicking entries opens an extensive file menu. We especially appreciate the ability to easily set hot keys for the most frequently used functions as well as cut and paste from inside RecentX--time-saving extras for a time-saving program.

We've seen plenty of "timesaving" software that fails to live up to its promise. With its unique tabbed sidebar, useful organization, quick function, and handy extras, RecentX is a keeper.

Editor's note: This is a review of the full version of RecentX 3.0.8. The trial version is limited to 30 days trial only.
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2 stars

"RecentX: Nice Concept but Flawed Execution!"

July 26, 2011  |  By prston

 |  Version: RecentX 3.0.12


Great concept for improving office productivity.


Poor design of important functions diminishes RecentX's usefulness as a timesaver.


RecentX attempts to offer a solution to the need of improving office productivity. During the course of a busy day, I may open nearly 3 dozen Word documents. Consequently, it would be nice to quickly re-open a recent file by clicking on a categorized list and selecting the recent file rather than searching for it with Windows Explorer.

RecentX's CONCEPT of listing all recent activity into convenient categories (ie. files, folders, programs, & web sites) is very appealing as a time saver.

UNFORTUNATELY, RecentX's execution of its concept falls short of the mark.

Although RecentX categorizes by 'content' type (such as 'files'), the lists within those broad categories can rapidly become a cluttered mess, defeating the purpose of quickly finding a specific file.

Although RecentX offers a method--Tags--to organize a 'catagory' list into groups of common files, the Tag function is poorly designed, rendering it ineffective and inefficient. How so? Try to rename or delete a Tag category! Also, moving files (or folders) into or out of a Tag category is not as fluid as it should be.

In CONCLUSION, until RecentX improves its means to categorize files (or folders) into groups within the list of a main category, RecentX fails to live up to its potential as a productivity tool.

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5 stars

"THE Information Organizer"

May 24, 2011  |  By Kassim_Omarri

 |  Version: RecentX 3.0.12


RecentX is awesome. It organizes all your information right at your finger tips. No more rummaging thru various menus, windows and whatnot for a file, program or website.


would like more flexibility in the column chooser, such as to archive tags that are infrequently used, maybe.


This beautiful little app will save you time, pulled out hair, and your peace of mind. You literally have control over all your information right under your fingertips that is better organized than anything comming out of Redmond, WA!

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5 stars

"Finally found the file launcher I've been looking for!"

April 01, 2011  |  By Akando

 |  Version: RecentX 3.0.12


So many to name. Please read review below.


None so far.


This small program clears up all the clutter on your desktop. I got tired of constantly organizing, creating, deleting unwanted desktop icons. Other desktop organizers worked for a while but even those were not enough to control the every creeping jungle of disorganized icons growing on my desktop daily. I've tried countless numbers of program launchers and desktop cleanup utilities until I found RecentX. It easily organizes programs, files, folders, documents etc. into one quick launcher utility. It's small, unobtrusive, lightweight and very fast. It only uses up about 6 MB of memory. You can launch programs and folder from the system tray or the small launcher bar which you can reposition to your liking. You can create tags and add tags to programs and folders to customize launch lists or create several launch lists of your own. Now I can see more of my desktop and wallpaper. This is bar none the best desktop app launcher out there. Plus the interface is clean, neat and professional looking.

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5 stars

"A must have document, folders and website launcher!"

March 24, 2011  |  By LBcoolG

 |  Version: RecentX 3.0.12


Plenty - see the below summary


There are no cons with this program I have noticed yet!


Review of Recent X

I have heard much about RecentX and decided to try it. It's truly a great and time saving program.

Recent X is a fast file launcher. It allows you to open recently used documents, media, folders and websites in a flash. But why use it you ask? Why not open these files and folders manually? The answer is the fortune of time and aggravation you will save using RecentX and the refreshing convenience that comes from use of well designed program.

RecentX puts all your recently used documents, media, folders and websites in an easy accessible and searchable hotkey triggered list for super fast identification and access. The most recently used files, folders, programs and websites get priority.

Want to keep working on a Microsoft Word document you were editing yesterday, last week, last month, and know its name but forgot where you saved it in your tree file structure? Call up Recent X with CTRL+SHIFT+1 and your recently used documents list will be in front of you, type a bit of the file name you are after and in a flash and your document is there, and you can open it and work on it with a minimum of fuss. All I can say is wow! Increased productivity here I come! Also hotkeys are configurable.

The program can also be accessed from the system tray or from clicking on a floating tab panel. Best of all it is not complicated and it is user friendly and intuitive. Microsoft why don't you design software like this?

Better still you can easily configure it to open folders in any file manager of your choice. You can drag your recently used files right out of Recent X as attachments into e-mail - which is just awesome - it is worth buying for this alone. Recent X even allows you to cut recently used files from your recent files list and you can them paste them to locations of your choice within the folder list of Recent X itself!

You can also list all matching items in searches you conduct so your searches are not limited to recent documents, media, folders and websites only. Also the Windows explorer menu is also accessible while in Recent X.

In short Recent X is a wonderful, well thought out application that will save you a fortune of time, aggravation and money once you use it and you will soon wonder how you ever got by without it.

I strongly recommend you purchase a copy. It will pay for itself in no time!

RecentX can be obtained from this website (check it out!): http://www.conceptworld.com/RecentX/

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.12
Version 3.0.12 is a bug-fixing release.
Publisher Conceptworld
Publisher web site http://www.conceptworld.com
Release Date March 22, 2011
Date Added March 22, 2011
Version 3.0.12
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.79MB
File Name RecentXSetup.exe
Total Downloads 12,388
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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