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What's common amongst RecentX customers? They immensely love RecentX and can't live without it. We thank all customers for choosing RecentX.

RecentX 5 is here! The new version brings new exciting features, natural looks with robust engineering.

Here's what the new version brings:

Search is at least 3x times faster

New in Version 5

Try it to believe it! The search is a lot faster than the previous version.

Recently downloaded files are automatically detected

New in Version 5

Added more intelligence to the latest version. Automatically detects files downloaded using any of the major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge & Internet Explorer).

Added support for Hi-DPI display resolution (4k monitors)

New in Version 5

You can use RecentX conveniently on Hi-DPI display monitors.

Added option to list all matching files & folders

New in Version 5

In this version, RecentX allows you to list all matching files & folders. The earlier version listed only 250 items.

Find-as-you-type can be disabled

New in Version 5

If you want RecentX to search only when you hit Enter key, then this is possible in the latest version. You can disable the 'Find-as-you-type' option. Once disabled, RecentX will not search while you are typing the keywords. This way, you can avoid the delay due to wrong spellings, etc.

Preview picture files (.jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp etc) directly from the files list

New in Version 5

Preview thumbnails of pictures directly from the RecentX files list. No need to open each picture to view it.

Preview Pictures - Files List

Preview picture files directly from the files list

Disable clipboard monitoring on specific apps

New in Version 5

RecentX automatically maintains a history of all the items that you copy to clipboard in Windows. Sometimes, you may want to disable clipboard monitoring for specific apps, which is now possible in the new version.

Preferences - Clipboard

Open a website in any installed browser

New in Version 5 - Added Microsoft Edge support

The websites list will allow you to open a particular site in any browser - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer. Convenient when some websites work only in a specific browser. Useful when testing a web page in multiple browsers.

Open a website in any browser

Open a website in any browser.

Launch Windows Universal Apps from RecentX

New in Version 5

The latest version lists all the Windows Universal apps (UAP) installed on your PC.

Launch Universal Apps from RecentX

Launch Universal Apps from RecentX

Several other usability improvements and bug fixes

New in Version 5

We have improved the usability and also fixed many annoying bugs.

Introducing "Clipboard History"

In all Windows programs, we copy text/images using Ctrl+C keys or by choosing the "Copy" option from the right-click menu. But, when we copy another text, the system forgets the previously copied text. We need to switch between several apps to copy, paste, copy-paste, and so on. This is quite hectic.

Instead, RecentX monitors everything that you copy so that you can directly pick copied items from RecentX. You don't have to go back to the original program to copy the same item. Instead, use RecentX to select your items. It will save a lot of time.

Quickly pick text/images that you had copied yesterday, last week or even last month from RecentX. You don't have to re-open the source program or document to get it.

You can also assign tags to frequently used text & re-use them in your emails, documents, etc. Think about boilerplate text.

Clipboard Manager

The Clipboard Manager

Integration with File Open/Save Window

It has always been tedious to select files from the Windows File Open/Save window. RecentX makes this lot, lot easier. When opening or saving a file, choose the file directly from RecentX. See the animation below.

RecentX Integrates with File Open/Save dialog

Integration with File Open/Save Dialog

Shift in performance

In RecentX's new version, you can easily notice the drastic change in performance. We have changed its architecture. So everything related to performance has improved. The launch time, search time, indexing time, memory usage, CPU usage, disk access & also exit time. Especially for this reason, we recommend that you upgrade to the new version. You will surely be surprised :)

Note: Although we have changed the architecture, you will not lose the files & folders history from your old version. RecentX will re-index all of them again. If you don't find your file in the 'Recent' list, you will surely find it in the 'All' list.

Enjoyable experience

You can see in the below picture how the list is less cluttered, and features are easily understandable and accessible. We have fixed several bugs and glitches to make the experience more enjoyable.

Improved looks & intuitive design

Improved looks & intuitive design

Tags are now 'very' practical

The previous version also allowed tagging of files, folders, etc. But the feature was not robust & easy to use. Tags have been revisited in the new version. You will naturally tend to use them more in this version.

Note: Since we have changed the architecture, you will need to re-create all tags again in the new version of RecentX.

Tag Files, Folders, Programs, Websites & Clipboard Items

Tag Files, Folders, Programs, Websites & Clipboard Items

Locates programs contained in any folder

The earlier version allowed you to search only installed programs. The new version will list programs found even inside other folders of your hard drive, such as portable app,s etc.

Find programs contained in any folder

Find programs contained in any folder.

Searches anywhere in the name

The new version searches for a keyword occurring anywhere in the title. See the picture below. It also finds "Women" when you type "men."

Accurate keyword match

Accurate keyword match

Access Windows Explorer menu from RecentX, faster

RecentX can show the standard Windows Explorer context menu inside its files and folders list. This way, you get access to other software's shell extensions (zip, preview, send to, anti-virus, etc). In the new version, you can use the Shift+Right Click shortcut for faster access.

Faster access to Windows Explorer context menu

Faster access to the Windows Explorer context menu

Larger text, better readability

If you have had difficulty reading lists with smaller text, you can now make the text look larger in the new version of RecentX.

Make text bigger

Make text bigger

Customer Reviews

I was using "EVERYTHING" windows search software. RecentX is better than that. Notezilla is also an excellent software. I pray God to give you more strength to develop more such type of softwares.


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


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


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


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!!!


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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