Like other launchers, RecentX gathers recently accessed items in one convenient spot on the desktop. The good news is, RecentX is more advanced and polished than the glorified widgets typical of desktop launchers. The bad news is, it's not free.
Efficient: RecentX collects your most recently accessed Files, Folders, Programs, Websites, and Clipboard data in a pinnable window with tabbed list views you can search, sort, tag, and filter.
Multiple points of access: In addition to RecentX's desktop app, a tray menu and an unobtrusive desktop gadget known as the Sidebar provide easy access to controls and settings. Custom hotkeys are another option.
Options: RecentX has both general options, such as column headings and always-on-top, and Advanced Preferences like Indexing and file paths for an external File Manager and Command Prompt.
Help: Clicking Help produced an apologetic note that the Help file was under construction, which, though polite, was no help (and not encouraging for shareware).
Cost: Windows can display recent files and programs, and many free tools, widgets, gadgets, and apps go further, though very few match RecentX's range of superlatives.
Though not free, RecentX is less obtrusive and more efficient than most desktop launchers we've tried. If you're always hunting up the last file or app you opened, RecentX can bring order to your life. But try it (and the freeware) first.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of RecentX 4.0.11.
RecentX is a launcher designed to make your computing life joyful. It is stuffed with innovative ways of accessing your stuff on your Windows PC with lightning speed. With RecentX, you can access any file, folder, program, or website in about 2-7 seconds. It may be anywhere on your computer.
This way, you will achieve more in a day with less physical stress. You do not have to waste time finding scattered files, navigating through deep folders, program menus, accessing cluttered desktop shortcuts, unorganized bookmarks & slow network paths.
What's special about RecentX? RecentX automatically remembers & shows your recent & favorite items first. This makes launching lot quicker than any other file search utility. Your best items are searched faster than other less important stuff. RecentX integrates with Windows file open/save dialog window so that you can quickly choose your file or folder instead of browsing the file open/save dialog window, which is tedious. Plus, RecentX also has an in-built clipboard manager. It keeps history of all the text & images that you copy to clipboard. It will save you from several repetitive tasks of copying/pasting and accidental deleting of important text from an email, document.