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Free Freeware
Martin Bresson
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Mar 24, 2014
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Executor Review

Felix Cheng
Replaces the File->Run feature in Windows start menu
A review of Executor by Felix Cheng

Executor is a program that launches applications, web pages, commands, etc. just typing the first few letters of the action inside of a text box.

It is designed to be similar to the Mac OS X style of searching and opening things which essentially saves time when accessing applications and commonly visited web sites. In keeping with this purpose, has a large number of key combinations to have all the resources more accessible.

Executor can be customized to your own liking; it can be customized in both visual presentation and function. Many free skins and tips are available from the author's site.

Executor features and highlights:
  • Keywords have properties like shortcuts
  • Auto-completion for keywords, file system and history
  • Url detection, Enter URLs directly
  • Keywords support parameters
  • Besides keywords Executor can also optionally and dynamically add matching start-menu items, control panel items and others
  • Ability to add your own paths to scan for user defined file extensions
  • Keyword "find [text]" for using Windows Instant Search
  • Can add keyword integration with popular services like GMail, Twitter, GCal, RTM and many others
  • Optional show icon for current keyword/input
  • Optional show drop-down box for current keyword/input (auto-completion)
  • Optional drop-down box can be set to auto-open (like windows run) displaying auto-completion suggestions
  • Optional Vista like list displaying matching items
  • Layout can be customized. Set colors, font, dimensions, position, transparency and more
  • Skinable. Supporting alpha blending effects and free positioning of all elements
  • Each keyword can be assigned a hotkey
  • Many settings to customize the program as you like
  • Can be launched from an user defined hotkey
  • One keyword or text input can start multiple keywords/urls/programs/documents/files etc.
  • Each keyword has properties

Executor is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from windows shell software without restrictions. Executor 0.99.12b is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This launcher software is filed under:
  • Executor Download
  • Freeware Windows Shell Software

Compatibility with this launcher software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Executor may be available from Martin Bresson.

Executor has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Executor has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Executor 0.99.12b against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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