If you’re trying to create a desktop icon to quickly access important Windows tools and can’t find a way to do that, Handy Shortcuts is one of the most effective apps to address this issue.
Specifically designed to create desktop shortcuts for many Windows utilities, Handy Shortcuts relies on what can be very well considered a fairly basic interface that provides instant access to its features and nothing more.
In just a few words, Handy Shortcuts presents all options in a tabbed window and it’s usually enough to press the “Create” button to quickly create a desktop shortcut for the selected Windows tool.
The “Basic” tab for instance gives you the power to build a desktop shortcut to lock the system, switch user accounts, shut down, restart, log off or hibernate Windows, show desktop, add or remove programs, open Device Manager or launch Windows Security Center.
More experienced users may be happy to find out that more options are hiding under the “Advanced” tab, allowing them to create shortcuts for launching Windows Defender, activating Flip3D, disabling or enabling Windows Firewall or even Safely Remove Hardware.
There are no options to play with, which is quite good news because you don’t really need such a feature since it all comes down to some desktop shortcuts, but a help section could come in handy to many users out there.
Overall, Handy Shortcuts does what it says with absolutely no options. Just a crystal clear and well thought out interface that provides one-click access to the shortcuts you need.