Launchy Reviews

Marvelous little tool. Still use it.

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I haven't seen an alternative even close in feature set and precision. A genuine time saver. Still works on Windows 10. And no, even though you can type your way to a program in Windows, it doesn't compare to Launchy where you use very fuzzy shorthand and still get what you want. The only program so far, that Launchy consistently fails to start is Microsoft Hyper-V Manager.

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Incredibly good, even discontinued

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I used it all the time on Windows XP. I didn't think it would work on Windows 10, but it does. It's way, way more gentle on resources and incredibly accurate.

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Used to be good

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Used Launchy for 2-3 years without issue. The past year has not been good.

  • crashes on a daily basis (counter-productive)
  • often becomes unresponsive for no identifiable reason (eating up as much as 1GB of RAM and enough CPU to noticeably slow a computer down)

Would no longer recommend this application. I haven't found an exact alternative... but Listary is nice if you need to combine the features of Launchy with Everything search.

[Edited by DillonSylvestre, December 13]

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It may be discontinued but its amazing!

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Amazing I use it everywhere!

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a must in my software list.

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has been using it since Window Vista. Even after the release of Window 7, launchy with a bit of customization greatly out perform the search bar within the start menu.

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