Executor – Windows Alfred Alternative Quick Launcher
As Alfred is a handy quick launch application for Mac OS X, Executor is a similar solution for Windows user. Executor works as a multi purpose launcher and a more advanced and customizable version of windows run. Windows start-menu is a collection applications that was designed to simply find and open any available program with keyword search. Over the time start-menu gets cluttered with unuseful application shortcuts and makes difficult for it to generate the best search result. Launchy, Find and Run Robot and Executor are smart alternative solutions for finding and launching apps because they are optimized with daily work flow of the user.
Launch App Quickly
As Alfred, Executor’s customizability gives full control over executing program with user-define special keyword, command-line parameter, hotkey, file indexing, smart result list - makes it more superior than Windows start-menu and other program launcher. A simple application search will show the best result from search query, which also shows keywords auto-completion from history and system file.
A Keyword is a especial action in Executor. Keywords have properties like especial word and command to execute. You can assign a program shortcut, file, folder, favorite by simply drag-drop and add it as a action for a keyword. Each Keyword also has the option to assign keyboard hotkey and command-line parameter for supported program. Each keyword have properties like optional group (to organize into groups), customizable icon and other properties.
Quick Google Search
Using the Keyword shortcut option you can easily open custom URL with typed keyword query. This opens up the possibility to search in Google, Online dictionary, YouTube, IMDB, Last.fm and other custom web search from your Windows desktop. You can also add keyword integration with popular services like GMail, Twitter, GCal, RTM and many others.
Executor built-in especial command can perform handy tasks including – calculator, set alarm, clipboard, email, admin, control panel, windows command, PC shutdown, standby (sleep), hibernate, restart, logoff. Besides keywords Executor can also optionally and dynamically add matching start-menu items, control panel items and other handy items to the drop-down/list. Its indexing option gives the ability to add your own paths to scan for user defined file extensions. Executor is Skin supported and its layout can be customized. You can set colors, font, dimensions, position, transparency and more. Supporting alpha blending effects and free positioning of all elements