Pretty Run is a nice little program that provides search functionality similar to the start menu search of Windows 7, but provides even a few features in addition to that. Also, it works with Windows XP, and Windows Vista too. XP does not have any type of menu search, while Vista did come with a basic search. So, Pretty Run is quite useful for those operating systems.
It provides a nice search interface in which you can search for anything, and it will display the results. Also, the results are nicely organized into various groups.
Here are some of the features of Pretty Run:
- Search favorites in your browser. It can search favorites in IE, search bookmarks in Firefox, and search bookmarks in Chrome.
- Search all the programs.
- Search files and folders
- Search clipboard
- Search tags of mp3 files.
- Perform your search with search engines, like, Google, Bing, Yahoo, imDB, YouTube, and more.
- Search control panel items.
- Search printers.
As soon as you start typing, Pretty Run starts showing you results from the above groups, and you can click on any of the results to launch.
Some other similar programs we reviewed earlier include Launchy, FARR, and many other keystroke launchers.
Pretty Run also lets you associate words with your own shortcuts. So, whenever you type that word, you can launch your favorite programs.
Pretty Run also lets you launch a group of programs together. This is helpful when you just start your computer, and always need to launch a set of programs. One click in Pretty Run launches them all.
Download Pretty Run free.