Lightening

By Pixelsize Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Lightening is a free, multifunctional program that is designed to save you time performing common tasks while you work with your computer.

After installation, a helpful tour introduces users to each feature and its basic usage. The neat, multipaneled main interface houses a number of useful features, including a Clipboard manager, frequently-used document list, a screen-capture tool, and a reminder tool. The program is very comprehensible even for novices, and you can quickly hide and unhide its skinnable interface by using hot keys.

The Clipboard tool extends the Windows Clipboard functionality by saving up to seven clip items. From the Execute panel, you can quickly execute programs by typing just the first few letters of the name of the program on the text box. The Temporal Files feature allows you to add your commonly-used documents in a list, and we were impressed with the quick file launch by simply clicking the name of a document in the list. The program also can capture screenshots of an active window or the whole screen by using hot keys, but images can be saved in Bitmap format only. There is a simple but handy reminder feature that lets you create to-do lists, but the tool lacks an alarm for each task.

Overall, this freeware is easy to use and offers a number of useful tools that can help simplify your common computer tasks.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.42

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added June 7, 2006
Version 1.2.42

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 908
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Developer's Description

Lightening let's you take many screenshots with only one key, take control over an advanced clipboard, use drag and drop everywhere, execute any application in seconds, temporal files list, task lists and notes. Very easy to use, skinnable, many languages, fast, and configurable. Everything you do on computer, now faster, more comfortable and in one place.
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