Fast Launcher

Fast Launcher 3.5

Create shortcuts to applications, files or folders
4.4  (9 votes)
3.5 (See all)

Place frequently used applications, files and folders on a tabbed taskbar that's visible on the desktop. Organize the shortcuts into categories and access them quicker than you normally would.

Fast Launcher is a handy application that allows you to launch applications, files or entire folders faster and easier. It is mainly composed of a compact tabbed toolbar divided in different used-defined categories. The program is not really attractive, but it is really intuitive and customizable. You can create and edit as many categories as you want and include as many programs, documents, websites, etc. in them. To add them you can simple drag&drop the items in the toolbar or you can do it through the system tray menu. You can set backup and restore settings, and set your own preferences regarding the appearance, startup, activate, and launch. To open the toolbar you just have to click on the system tray icon or press CTRL+ALT+X keys. What is great about the program is that you can launch several items at the same time and supports custom parameters for each of them. The appeareance of the program can somewhat be adjusted and you can change the transparency level for the main window. All in all, even though Fast Launcher has a few more options than Windows Quick Launch and Start Menu, it certainly deserves a try.

Silvana Mansilla
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Review summary


  • Allows you to launch multiple items at the same time
  • Easy to use
  • Customizable


  • Unattractive user interface
  • Only a few more options than Windows Quick Launch and Start Menu
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