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Launcher

By Microsys Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 30, 2009

Micro-Sys Launcher is a cool little bit of freeware that lets you quickly open stuff--files, folders, apps, and such--from the system tray. You can keep shortcuts to all the programs and files you use most often in one easy-to-access location, and launch them with a click. You can group your shortcuts by hierarchy in a tree view or by program association, keeping more frequently used items together. You can even create shortcuts to quickly launch several items at once.

Launcher boasts a drag-and-drop interface that makes creating a quick-launch shortcut as easy as dragging an icon from, for example, the desktop into the Manage Items window. Right-clicking the systray icon displays your shortcuts and gives you access to the Launcher menu, from which you can open the Manage Items window, select preferences such as language and menu options, and check for updates. The preferences dialog box displays helpful little tips in a side panel, a nice touch, especially on a free product. Launcher also lets you drag files and shortcuts from your favorite programs into the tree view, letting you open multiple items with a single click. There are command-line and batch file functions as well.

Launcher is generally easy to use, though now and again the documentation refers to some of the more advanced features that come with Launcher Pro, the paid version, and the Tools option is actually a sales pitch for other Micro-Sys wares. But whatever you ask Launcher to open, it opens easily, and quickly too.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3.3

Version 2.3.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release September 8, 2019
Date Added September 8, 2019
Version 2.3.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 39,348
Downloads Last Week 44
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Developer's Description

Launcher is an easy-to-use personal shortcut manager to launch all kinds of files and programs. Drag-and-drop operations are supported; this means that when Microsys Launcher is in Manage Items mode, it is possible to configure shortcuts by dragging files from e.g. Windows desktop and then dropping them into Microsys Launcher. One can create an unlimited amount of user-defined subfolders and item (e.g. program) shortcuts.

Launcher resides in the system-tray. The program initially starts with a 30 days trial in "Pro" mode. Afterwards the software switches to "Free mode".