My buddy Sung showed me some software today and I have to say – pretty dang cool.
The first one is a Mac style program launcher, but for Windows and Linux systems. It’s called Launchy. Basically, you install it and when you need to run a program hit alt+space bar and it will pop up a load bar. Start typing the program you want to run and it will autocomplete – hit enter and it launches. No need to click around and find what you need.
The other one is pretty slick, called Bumptop. It’s hard to explain – basically it makes a drag and drop desktop experience … uh .. ok, watch this video:
As you can see, it’s awesome. Works fine on my laptop – though I personally haven’t found tons of use yet – I’ll probably play later.
The last one is a dock for launching your software:
RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.
Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.
I use this a lot and I love it. It’s easy, smooth and uses a lot less power than it’s competition.
While people will argue that you can have most of this stuff on a Mac, I say .. this software is free and my laptop was way less expensive than a Mac. So I’ll stick with this thank you.