Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!
- Freemium • Proprietary
- File Search Utility
- Application Launcher
- Web Search Engine
- Windows Explorer
What is Listary?
With Listary you’ll never have to go through the tedious process of browsing through folders, looking for the right file names and hunting through Windows’ limited menus ever again.
Listary puts smart search technology at your fingertips so you can keep working without dealing with cumbersome native Windows navigation.
With a lightweight interface that doesn’t bog your system down and strain system resources, Listary puts Windows Explorer on steroids.
For power users, Listary integrates with your favorite tools such as Total Commander, Directory Opus, XYplorer, Xplorer2, WinRAR, FileZilla and many more!
With just a few clicks you can quickly and easily:
- Search the entire disk drive from any window or folder
- Quickly find any file you need with a few short key strokes
- Instantly find & launch programs with a quick keyboard command
- Copy or move files to any folder from any folder with easy context menu commands
- Open a file with a specific program from anywhere
- Instantly jump from file manager to a target folder with a simple key command
- Create a Favorites list of commonly used files and apps for fast access
- Right-Click any search result for a robust Action+Context menu
- Quickly browse your recent app and file history to continue working where you left off
- Search the web with Listary’s keyword query engine
Comments and Reviews
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Recent user activities on Listary
- BondInterface added Listary as alternative(s) to Program Picker
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I tried to explain why Listary will do this but i think you just need to download it and try it. I mean, its free. For me, Listary means i don't have to remember where my folders are, i don't have a flooded desktop just to be faster opening a specific program, helps me with quick searching on the internet and much more. It's the perfect butler. No matter in which program or on what i am working on. Listary is just a shortcut away :-) It's the tool i use a hundret times every day.
[Edited by MrAlternative, January 04]
You can find any file instantly, or go immediately to a folder in a file browser. You can assign hotkeys to go to a specific folder in the windows explorer, or to execute commands. I couldn't live without it. It's a productivity booster beast.
I put only 3 stars for the moment and may change this but Listary’s development is very unusual. I pay for Pro version (dec 2022) and features listed on site’s page… don’t exist for the moment ! The most evident is theming
Listary is a very interesting (and ambitious) search/launch utility. It can be integrated in your favorite files manager (XYplorer for me), you can use it Windows Explorer, you can speed Open file action in every program with Explorer synchronization. You can add shortcuts for files or programs or use Fuzzy Search. You can manage a Favorites list and call it everywhere through a shortcut. You can preview images. Pro version added more advanced search - files in a chosen directory by example.
The Bad : documentation is not complete for v6 and you need the forum to discover how it works. You need some learning to master the features. 230 Mo Memory used (35 Mo for Keypirinha) Some announced Pro features are not implemented for the moment (Quick Move a file, it sounds so nice)
If the developer manages to put all announced features, Listary will be a very handy tool that deserves five stars. For the moment, it’s an interesting search utility with some original features. I put only 3 stars because it’s the first time (and I’m an old man) that I see a program that don’t embark all the features promised on site’s page.
Listary's easy file finding on system works similarly to the Win F3 shortcut, but it is more flexible with more convenient options .. such as going to the containing folder .. Win F3 sits in the middle of desktop & can't be moved, while Listary can be moved about. There is one instance where FileSearchy performs better.. In the case of files names consisting of initials/single letters.. eg. filename is R A I N.. a whole word search and each letter will count as a word; I don't see this sort of option with Listary. Portable style Listary.. just not the same.. I don't see how to enter the search info, only a way to hop around quicker. Sometimes Listary becomes unresponsive even if it is running in the background. I will be trying more process priority programs to see if I can fix that.
Does it have a web server, like Everything?
Great in many aspects and a great alternative for those coming from macOS using the best launcher on that platform, Launchbar. Let's hope development on Listary may continue some day soon.
very customizable and helpful