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Listary Comments

Fast, cleverly integrated keyboard style launcher

Positive Comment by pixelspartan
about Listary Sep 2014

Works without a hitch on Windows 8.1. Gets faster to use once the contextual keyboard shortcuts are applied. I hate manual folder tree navigation in the open/save dialog. Listary solves this elegantly (like Default Folder X).


Must Have

Comment by ClusterX
about Listary Jan 2014

Cannot imagine windows expolorer without this havyvery usefull app!


Excellent program

Positive Comment by ln8998
about Listary Aug 2011

Well-conceived and with polished execution. Very nice indeed!


This is a really nice app that makes your browsing of folde ...

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Listary Jun 2011

This is a really nice app that makes your browsing of folders quicker - just start typing! - I use this app all the time!