XLaunchpad

XLaunchpad

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.09
  • Total Downloads:
    231,396
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2013
  • File Size:
    5.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    187
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.09
    Version 1.0.9
  • Add: Auto Backup When Exit Application
  • Add: Tray icon popup menu add item "Backup/Restore"
  • Fixed: crashes when click close button to delete some shortuct
  • Improved stability
General
Publisher XWidget Software Studio
Publisher web site http://www.xwidget.com
Release Date May 18, 2013
Date Added May 19, 2013
Version 1.09
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.29MB
File Name xlaunchpad_setup109.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 231,396
Downloads Last Week 187
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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