Smart Launcher for Windows

Extraordinary Windows app that gives fastest access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history.

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Revision History

Version 5.0.6

  • RecentX did not run successfully when the user name (Windows account) contained non-english alphabets.

Version 5.0.5

  • RecentX now picks up shortcuts from Windows desktop also.
  • Improved search-as-you-type behavior.
  • The programs, websites and clipboard lists did not show tags in the Tags column. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when exiting RecentX.

Version 5.0.4

  • After using a tag in clipboard list, the list wasn't sorted based on 'Date Added'. So the most recent item did not appear on top. This has been fixed.

Version 5.0.3

  • You can now disable clipboard monitoring on specific programs.

Version 5.0.2

  • New version 5.0 launched!
  • Search is atleast 3x times faster.
  • Recently downloaded files are automatically detected.
  • Added support for Hi-DPI display resolution.
  • Preview picture files (jpg, png, gif, bmp etc) on mouse hover in files list.
  • Disable clipboard monitoring on specific apps.
  • Launch Windows Universal apps from RecentX programs list.
  • Added option to Open with Microsoft Edge.
  • Option to list all matching files, folders etc (Not limited to 250 items).
  • Find-as-you-type can be disabled. Type the keyword and hit Enter key to search.
  • Clipboard monitoring can be instantly disabled from the side-bar menu and from the system tray menu.
  • Multiple files can be deleted from within RecentX.
  • First time indexing doesn't wait for the user to be idle. This way, the files and folders are indexed within minutes after installation.
  • Sometimes, the keyboard focus was not set inside the find text box when activating RecentX. So the user had to click inside the find text box before typing the keywords. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed several bugs and improved usability.

Version 4.0.16

  • On Windows 10, RecentX would hang when Cortana is enabled. This has been fixed.
  • On some systems, symbolic links and junctions caused RecentX to index files indefinitely. This caused the data files to grow and slowed down RecentX. This has been fixed.
  • Backslash is automatically added at the end of folder address in Windows file/save dialog when the folder is selected in RecentX.
  • RecentX window now hides automatically when a clipboard item is selected (Copied).

Version 4.0.15

  • On some systems, opening RecentX window was not snappy. It window appears sluggishly. This has been fixed.
  • Added tutorial videos option to the Help menu.

Version 4.0.14

  • NOTE: Fixed a very critical bug that made RecentX extremely slow after few days of usage. It is important that you update your copy of RecentX.
  • Automatic check for updates stopped working. This has been fixed.

Version 4.0.13

  • The data files that RecentX creates are now smaller & faster to access. Improves RecentX performance significantly.
  • Spinning wheel (mouse cursor) appeared frequently not allowing the user to access RecentX for several seconds. This has been fixed.
  • Sometimes the sidebar would disappear permanently. This has been fixed.
  • In certain cases, Clipboard list would show 'Out of memory' message. This has been fixed.
  • It was not possible to show or sort the columns by 'Tags' using the Options menu. This has been fixed.
  • Columns settings under Clipboard category weren't saved. This has been fixed.

Version 4.0.12

  • Help documentation added

Version 4.0.11

  • Improved performance of search results.
  • Sidebar position was not remembered after restart. This has been fixed.
  • Internet bookmarks & history were indexed even after disabling it. This has been fixed.
  • Clipboard items were monitored even after disabling it. This has been fixed.
  • When searching items, the first item was not selected by default. This has been fixed.
  • Hiding programs using keywords did not work. This has been fixed.
  • 'Show more items' renamed to 'Load more items' for more clarity.

Version 4.0.10

  • Windows Explorer menu has been enabled for programs also.
  • Network folder access was not being monitored. This has been fixed.
  • F2 key now renames clipboard items.
  • Searching just the bookmarks, listed history also. This has been fixed.
  • Clicking on an already selected item in RecentX did not reflect in file open/save dialog window. This has been fixed.

Version 4.0.9

  • RecentX 4 launched! Read what's new in RecentX 4.

Customer Reviews

Know that I can’t live without this application! (RecentX). As a Product Manager, I wish that users could have affinity for my product the way I have for your product. Great job!

- Jim Rutherford

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