Application LaunchPad XP

By Cambiel Software Solutions Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

While its presentation is dull, Application Launchpad XP effectively lets you set up shortcuts to your favorite files and programs.

The program adds a shortcut toolbar to your desktop. You can drag the bar to any side of the screen, add shortcut icons, and organize them into categories. To add shortcuts, simply browse items from the program's interface or drag and drop icons into it. We appreciate that you can add files, programs, and even Web sites to the toolbar, but unlike similar applications, folders are not supported. Application Launchpad XP doesn't automatically hide when not in use; it just stays on top of other windows, allowing quick access to your favorite items.

On the minus side, the toolbar doesn't look very snazzy, doesn't offer customization pleasantries, and comes with a stingy 14-day trial period. Even so, if you find Quick Launch too small for all the shortcuts you need, try Application Launchpad XP.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3

Version 1.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added May 17, 2007
Version 1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 1,225
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Application Launchpad XP allows the user to quickly launch Applications, reducing the need to use the Windows Start Menu. The Software provides Quick Access to up 200 Applications and/or Documents on your hard drive, organized by Category. Windows user accounts are accommodated, maintaining separate lists for each user. Application Launchpad XP helps you to remove the clutter of multiple Desktop Short cuts.

Version 1.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

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