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PStart


 

PStart - fire up your USB apps

review by ClifNotes, Sept 2006, permalink

 

Back in May, PierreRenaud published a tip on his blog about this PStart portable app launcher. I thought it looked cool but I never tried it. Most of the portable launchers I've tried didn't make it easy enough to add new items to the menus.

 

I recently tried PStart and I'm glad I did. This sucker is going to go on my USB sticks from now on. The killer feature is PStart's ability to scan the portable drive for all executables. I tried it out and it picked up all of my portable apps and even named most of them correctly. Another 10 minutes of editing the links and I had them all looking nice and neat. You can also drag and drop executables or documents on the PStart panel for another way to add quick links.

 

While running, PStart resides as an icon in the system tray. When you click on it, a list of all your apps pops up. When you double click the icon, it open's the PStart panel.

 

 

Quote from the website

PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications (like portable Firefox & Thunderbird), you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or removable disks.

 

Install PStart locally to your hard disk to have an additional start menu with a quick program search feature.

Install PStart to your USB stick to launch portable applications easily and open important documents or folders.

 

PStart website: http://www.pegtop.de/start/

 

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PStart - launch portable applications

tip from Pierre at Pierre's Lucky Finds, May 2006

 

Notes from Clif

Pierre seems to have found the perfect program launcher for portable applications like those in the PortableApplicationsSuite.

 

 

Quote from the website

PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications (like portable Firefox & Thunderbird), you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or removable disks.

  • Install PStart locally to your hard disk to have an additional start menu with a quick program search feature.
  • Install PStart to your USB stick to launch portable applications easily and open important documents or folders.

 

visit Pierr's Lucky Finds to see more cool websites and tools

 

try the PStart application launcher