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RecentX Comments

Good applicatiaon

Positive Comment by andersg
about RecentX Aug 2016

Works as described.


Super Utility - RecentX

Positive Comment by marchanzo
about RecentX Jun 2016

RecentX is your one stop shop - from launcher, file search - all in one neat little package. This is one awesome package. Definitely not one to miss.


No similar app like RecentX

Positive Comment by abdullahumar
about RecentX Apr 2016

if yo find a app that having a very useful feature and small in size at the same time, that's RecentX. I never found another app like this, seriously.


Awesome Product

Positive Comment by BPJW64
about RecentX Feb 2016

Excellent, stable and mature product. Definitely increases my productivity. Well worth the price of the product. Come on download a trial, you'll see.


Very helpful

Positive Comment by mrkuramoto
about RecentX Dec 2015

Everyone who is a frequent user of Windows knows how boring is to surf among dozens of folders.

The concept of folders came from the real world, when we use to storage things inside folders. The same concept was introduced in Windows and remain until today. Who have the opportunity to play with Apple knows what I’m talking about.

RecentX helps a lot because the program is a truly short cut when we are talking about folders in Windows. I spend approximately 8 hours a day using a computer and RecentX is a program that I cannot leave without it.


Great program

Positive Comment by chesterwang
about RecentX Aug 2015

I have to access to a lot of folders on the company server everyday, and it wastes a lot of time switching between the folders and files. I found this program by chance, and it really helps me a lot and saves me a whole chunk of time. A really great one for productivity. The clipboard manager is another bonus!


The best way to find anything on your computer

Positive Comment by rinofrasc
about RecentX Dec 2014

I'm using RecentX from about three years and I can't imagine how to make a search inside my huge archive without it. It's fast, really cheap and reliable.
Only 2 small but useful things can be added: search history and import export of filters