If you got tired of having to arrange all the shortcuts from your desktop into folders or even having to create new toolbars for them, then Easy Launcher will certainly make all of these problems seem like a bad dream. This small application can keep your desktop organized and maximize your workflow by allowing you to store shortcuts in a way that you have never done before.
Using it means not only having every shortcut a click away, but also keeping your desktop organized so that you can enjoy your wallpaper - just think how great it would look like if it weren’t crowded with so many icons. A launcher tool such as this one can easily transform into an essential component for your computer, mainly because access to any application will no longer have to depend on the number of icons from your desktop or the amount of time spent browsing for the right .exe or icon file.
Easy Launcher places a shortcut in the system tray so that you can easily gain access to its features and no matter what application you are running, you don't have to minimize everything so that you can get to it. With more than one tabsheet, it provides enough space to place all the shortcuts that you need and use, and you can even rename the tabs according to the applications they hold; for instance you could have one named "Games" and another one called "Software". Either way, the decision is yours and Easy Launcher lets you customize everything.
Placing a shortcut in a selected tab is a matter of seconds. You don't have to browse for a designated location on your HDD or write down the complete path to the .exe file; all you have to do is simply drag and drop the file that you want to have instant access to. You can add as many shortcuts as you want, provided that you don't exceed twelve on each tabsheet; however, in case you do, there’s always the next tab that you can use.
Considering that you might want to take advantage of its features from the moment your OS starts, you can easily access the Options window and set the application to run at startup, which could also save you time when reaching for the tools that you need. Also, from the same window you can assign a certain set of hotkeys to launch the application without clicking on it in the system tray.
Backing up and restoring your configuration along with all your designated shortcuts can easily be performed by clicking the right button, and in this case Backup Set and Restore Set are more than intuitive when it comes to the role that they play. Saving the current configuration is performed in an XML file and can even be placed on removable media, in case you want to load it up onto another computer.
Even if it's a small piece of software, this doesn't mean that Easy Launcher can't be customized. Both the style and the number of used tabs can be modified from the Tabsheet menu, while the visual effect of the tabs can be changed from FlatButton to Button or Tabs. Also, the tab number can be adjusted to better facilitate the access to all the applications from your computer. If you really think that your desktop has become way overcrowded with shortcuts, almost all of which you work with on a regular basis, use Easy Explorer to clean it up and organize your applications according to your needs. Now is a perfect time to take matters into your own hands and manage your apps the way you should.
Easy Launcher is a very small, lightweight piece of software that can manage all your shortcuts and the fact that it can launch at startup and keep your desktop organized makes it a perfect tool. You can even create shortcuts for audio or video files so that you won't have to browse for them.
The fact that you have to pay to manage your shortcuts isn't exactly thrilling. Still, you can take advantage of the 60-day trial before you decide to take 15 dollars out of your pocket for the full version with no restrictions.
Easy Launcher can prove to be very efficient when it comes to managing and organizing all the shortcuts from your desktop and if you use it appropriately, you will never lose or delete (by mistake) another shortcut again.
Here are some snapshots of the application in action: