3.7 out of 5 with 9 ratings

RecentX Reviews

I bought it and I'm a cheapskate

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Searching and managing files is a critical aspect of any O/S, I've yet to find one that does it really well, but RecentX is better than most and I'd say better than Windows10 search as well (mostly).


  • RecentX sits nicely on the side of my desktop (pc) and is always available quickly.
  • easy view of most recent file history, decent search and filters for files. Decent view of browser history.
  • when it works it is faster than using windows, especially if i want a list of most recent files, or want to see the entire path of the file.
  • quick filters are customizable for file type
  • helps me find files, folders, recent websites, better than windows 10.


  • has been a bit buggy for me. Have had to reboot 4+ times to get it working correctly over a month period. While creating this comment in fact and comparing it to Win10 recent files, I had to close RecentX and upon reopen lost it's settings again so will have to reboot after writing this. Suspect it has something to do with having many other programs open that are "listening" or "indexing" file history like sync programs and even windows indexing etc. Still, kinda annoying. I wish I could disable some features like clipboard monitoring and program history, perhaps that would fix things performance wise.
  • is not as responsive as I'd like when refreshing view of files (does it automatically), or time to open files when clicked, but is acceptable.

Overall after a month of use I can recommend it, just wish it were a little less buggy and better on performance.

[Edited by grantspoon, March 10]


RecentX Review

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Hi All,

I'd like to share my expression about the recently discovered by me RecentX software. This is a tiny but very useful application, which can help all of us to browse through a lot of files and folders on our PCs.

Using this application we can navigate between folders just by a couple mouse clicks, it helps us to save files in the correct places and much more!

You can tag the files and folders and organize them by subjects, dates, etc.

I'm personally recommend this software very much!

Thank you!


Recent X

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Extremely useful tool, if only it had an option to open at the last used Tag instead of
the recently opened files list it would be even more helpful.


Thanks Michael, Thanks for your nice feedback. You can disable the option "Always clear keywords when hiding RecentX window" from RecentX Preferences if you wish to have the last used tag selected always.

An alternative that works

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I totally love this as an alternative to Avafind.


Great App!

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It searches your whole drives, containing server/network drives, and find anything you want just in seconds! It will be really necessary who use network drives or NAS ( like Wd my cloud etc. )


RecentX review

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I have used several programs similar to RecentX but all of them have some drawbacks:

  • DirectFolders:
    Pros: It's free and easy to use and lunch.
    Cons: Does not work in Windows 10
    Does not have Clipboard history

  • Listary:
    Pros: It's free
    Needs a lot of computer resources
    I don't like the interaction with Explorer windows.
    You type a letter in the Folder explorer and Listary is shown
    Does not have Clipbard history

  • ClipDiary
    Pros: Not too many
    Cons: It's not free.
    I hace experienced some problems: sometimes I select one item but the software selects another one
    Does not manage recent folders

After spending a lot of time trying different programs, RecentX is, by no doubt, the best one.


actually it does work in Windows 10, pretty well, and yes it does have a clipboard history. Not that I use it.

4.0.10 - Much better version!

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Took a long time coming but well worth the wait!

GUI has been revamped quite nicely.
Addition of very simple and yet quite effective clipboard is a nice plus.
The option to keep app running on taskbar only is welcome.

Would like to see more shortcuts (tags for one) and option to view and increase clipboard memory.
Sticky notes option maybe?

Great piece of software!



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Is there a way of making just the tags appear first each time I open Recent X rather than having the full list? or have I missed something?


Thanks for asking Michael. Currently there is no way to list the items from one or more tags when opening RecentX. You can improve the behavior by disabling the option 'Always clear keywords on hiding RecentX window' from RecentX Preferences. To access RecentX Preferences, click on the Advanced menu and choose ‘Preferences’.

This option will not reset the list. It will show the items from the last tag used or last keyword used.

Gautam Jain

Thanks Gautam, that is a help - a really useful bit of kit,be lost without it.

Recent Improvement

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I appreciate the recent addition of the interaction with entering folders into the Windows Explorer "Open" and "Save as" dialogs. It really can save a lot of time. Thank you for that welcome addition. The new interface is very pleasant and the program seems to have improved overall in its accuracy and speed. All in all I recommend the program wholeheartedly.


Thanks JTG :) for your concrete feedback.