XLaunchpad

XLaunchpad

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.06
File Size:
5.29MB
Date Added:
May 02, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
185,321
Downloads Last Week:
1,108
Product ranking:
#2 in Launchers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

For Windows users who covet the easy way a Mac organizes and launches app, XWidget Software Studio brings you Xlaunchpad, which is based on the Mac OS X Lion Launchpad.

Xlaunchpad, once installed, will run unobtrusively in the background until it is activated. Set up couldn't be easier -- just drag and drop the apps onto the interface. As promised, the program will create a folder if you drag one icon onto another, which we found to be a nice time saver when grouping similar apps together. And, it even supports multiple desktops if you want to further organize your apps.

Xlaunchpad doesn't offer any other bells and whistles. It has one purpose -- organizing your apps exactly as you'd like -- and it does this well. Anyone who wants a little Mac-like functionality will appreciate this little freeware. We found no issues with the installation and uninstallation.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 9 votes

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

    5.0

    out of 2 votes

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

    "it would be wonderful, if only..."

    June 16, 2014   |   By pike_TS

    Version: XLaunchpad 1.09

    Pros

    xlaunchpad offers everything I wanted but could not find in other launchers,

    Cons

    but it is rendered unusable by a bug in the backup/restore feature - it periodically reverts to a previous state of its own choosing, ignoring my attempts to restore shortcuts/pages I arranged and carefully backed up within it.

    Summary

    potentially superb - if updated so that backup/restore works properly.

    Updated on Jun 20, 2014

    I may have been too hasty - reinstalled it after completing the clean WIN7 install and now I'm not experiencing the problems I mentioned in the review. Could be some of the driver/win updating, software installing, customizing etc. rubbed it the wrong way.

    Updated on Jun 22, 2014

    PS
    Ehm... sorry WidgetSoft, cnet won't let me update my rating for some reason.

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