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RecentX Launcher lets you quickly open any document, folder, app or bookmark in just 3 steps and in less than 3 seconds.

What's special about RecentX Launcher? It automatically tracks & shows your recent & favorite items first. This makes launching lot quicker because of a shorter & more familiar list of recent & favorite items. Alternatively, you can also search all files & folders using RecentX Launcher.

You do not have to waste time finding scattered files, navigating through deep folders, program menus, accessing cluttered desktop shortcuts, unorganized bookmarks & slow network paths.

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 users: Annoyed that you can't find your programs? Drowning in a sea of tiles? You get the idea. RecentX should be a godsend for everyone who answers "Yes" to those questions!


  • Launch any file and save time

    Saves a lot of time

    Instantly launch any file, document, folder, app, web history or bookmark using very few keystrokes.
  • Access favorite folders instantly

    Avoids outdated ways of accessing folders

    Avoids tedious folder navigation. No need to access deep folder trees & sub-menus in order to launch any document, folder, program or website. Just type & go!
  • Tag files & folders

    Made even more easier

    Assign tags to files & folders. Group them based on projects. Access them in a single click.
  • Fast file access

    Whole computer on your Windows desktop

    Traditionally, one would keep only essential files on Windows desktop for faster access. But with RecentX Launcher, accessing any file, any level deep is equally fast.
  • Zero configuration

    There is nothing to learn

    RecentX Launcher is simple & works out of the box. You don't need to configure your favorite files or folders. Just install & see it working.
  • Shoes best files

    Shows you what is best

    Automatically gets the files and folders that are more important to you. Items that are recently & frequently accessed are shown before other trivial items. Makes launching easier.
  • Quick file manager

    Quickie file manager

    Perform frequent file operations such as copy, move, delete, rename without launching a file manager such a Windows Explorer.
  • Bookmark launcher

    One stop for all your bookmarks

    Get fast access to bookmarks & history from Mozilla Firefox, Internet Exporer, Google Chrome & Opera.
  • Launch remote folders quickly

    Access remote folders like local

    Automatically lists the network folders that you access. Launching a network folder any level deep takes less than 3 seconds.
  • Find files, attach files etc

    Does more than just launching

    Find any file or folder on your computer in less than 3 seconds, attach a file to email using drag & drop, use Windows Explorer plug-ins from RecentX Launcher.
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This is an exceptionally useful little application. A "must have" application

- Holy_Officer

Just installed latest RecentX and it blew me through the ceiling!! You guys really maxed out on this. It is amazing.

- Barry Jaques

It really is addictive, and a great timesaver as well!

- Eliezer Shore

I consider RecentX to be one of the top ten applications I have used in 25 years of computing

- Stephen Strum

Worth every penny! Online demos sold me--and I'm still a believer

- Drbb

I have both NoteZilla and RecentX. Nothing but classy programs from this company

- Sazzen

I can't imagine working without it. It saves me several minutes every workday, and FAR MORE in LOWERED FRUSTRATION - I can find WHAT I NEED WHEN I NEED IT! RecentX ROCKS!!!

- Bruce

It is quickly becoming one of my favorite programs, right up there with Clipmate and Treepad!

- Dan Monk

Excellent design, stable, professionally executed

- Peter Wirth

I grow to use and love this program more and more! You guys are awesome!

- Bruce Koehler

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Effortlessly launch any file or folder

RecentX Launcher lets you open any file, folder, program or bookmark.

It avoids tedious navigation through deep folders, menus, files list or shortcuts. Just type & go. It saves immense time and improves efficiency.

Launch with very few keystrokes

Launch anything using a keystroke.

Each listed item is assigned a unique number (as shown in picture). Typing that number opens the item immediately.

Finds in recent items first

Most often we open the same files & folders again and again.

For this very reason, RecentX Launcher lets us find just the recently access files & folders instead of searching the complete hard drive. This saves a lot of time.

Alternatively, you can also search all items (files, folders, programs & websites).

Automatically knows your favorite files

RecentX Launcher automatically shows the files & folders that you have accessed recently & frequently.

This is very special feature of RecentX. You do not have to spend time configuring it with your favorite items as it is quite hard to keep updating a program with favorite files & folders.

Quickly find & launch programs

RecentX Launcher lets us run an app much faster than Windows. The list is cleaner as it does not show other files or folders like Windows.

It assigns a unique shortcut key number to each program. This makes launching even faster.

Access bookmarks created in any browser

Directly open Internet bookmarks & history from within RecentX Launcher.

No need access Internet Browser's cluttered bookmarks & history menus.

Supports Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer & Opera browsers.

Tag files and folders

Tags let you group files & folders based on categories, file types etc.

This comes handy if you often find yourself opening the same set of folders for a particular project. Avoids folder navigation.

Work with files easily

Copy files, rename or delete them directly from RecentX Launcher without running any file manager such as Windows Explorer.

Drag and drop files from RecentX Launcher to any other window to copy files, attach files, create shortcuts etc. Use tools such as Copy Paths, Command Prompt here, Send To menu from within RecentX Launcher.

Quick access using the sidebar

RecentX Launcher can be accessed using a convenient desktop sidebar. With a single click you can go to any category (Files, Folders, Programs or Websites).

RecentX Launcher can also be accessed using hotkeys.

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What is special about RecentX Launcher?

Zero navigation. Zero configuration.

Zero navigation. Zero configuration

Traditional computing teaches us to open several folders before opening a file. It teaches us dig in to menus before launching a program or bookmark. But all this is pointless effort.

With RecentX Launcher, any file, folder, program or bookmark is equidistant from us. Meaning, it takes the same amount of time to launch any item irrespective of where it is. Zero navigation. Zero configuration. This innovation brings a new life to computing. It saves a lot of time.

Have we calculated the wasted effort?

Some of the trivial tasks have been stealing our time

Save time

When accessing one file from a list of 100 files, a significant amount of time is wasted viewing the other 99, listing the other 99, eliminating the other 99 mentally.

When accessing a particular folder a significant amount of time is wasted on opening its parent folders, listing of parent folders and their siblings etc. And we are habituated to do this task again & again each day. RecentX Launcher gifts you back all this stolen time and boosts your productivity.

Non-installer Version

The Non-installer version of RecentX lets you directly run RecentX without installing it on your computer. Use this version if you do not have enough permissions to install programs on your computer.

You can download the Non-installer version from the download page.