KeyboardLink is a very easy to configure application that allows you to launch programs with the help of user-defined shortcuts.
Once installed, KeyboardLink runs in the background and places an icon in the Windows System Tray to make sure that your configured hotkeys are active.
Setting it up is piece of cake because the configuration screen gives you the power to define media player, software, Office and system shortcuts. What's more, you can set up your very own key combinations for custom apps, again with minimum effort.
While the media player hotkeys enable you to play, pause, stop or adjust the volume, the “Software” tab gives you access to Notepad, calculator, web browser and MS Paint hotkeys. As for Office, you can launch the word processor or Microsoft Outlook with the press of a key.
KeyboardLink doesn't comprise a help manual, but the user-friendly approach takes care of everything, so it's very unlikely to need more information, even if you're a rookie.
The app launches and runs flawlessly on all Windows versions and doesn't require more than standard computer privileges on Windows 7 machines.
To sum up, KeyboardLink is undoubtedly a helpful product if you don't own a multimedia keyboard. It lets you launch a wide array of apps using simple key combinations and can even control system volume or empty the Recycle Bin with the press of a key.
Last but not least, KeyboardLink can be configured to run together with Windows, just to make sure you can benefit from all its features without manually launching the app.