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Yet another change in Paradise

The past two days have been kind of hectic, what with illness striking my sister and all the painting going on. Now that things have settled down, I have some time to write. 

One my favourite apps that I use all the time is Launchy. Its small, skinnable and does what it is supposed to do very well. Launchy opening a .doc file using the Gantchy Blue SkinThe only flaw if you can call it that is, it uses way too much RAM and sometimes (very rarely) locks up my CPU with high usage. Considering that I don’t exactly have a high end PC, I was always looking for a replacement. Well, my search has come to an end (for now). 

farr screenshotIt is Find and Run Robot or FARR in short. It has all the advantages of Launchy, without any of its drawbacks plus some very useful features. It is also way more customizable than launchy. Even with all these inducements, I was reluctant to ditch my favorite app.
Everything 
My ‘AHA’ moment came when I found out that it has a plug-in which integrates FARR with one of my other indexing app, that is, Everything. So what is the difference between all these apps you ask? they all pretty much do the same thing, they index your hard drive. 

But, where they differ is the way they do it. Launchy builds an index of all the folders and files you specify which means it scans your PC quite often in the background. 

On the other hand, FARR uses a heuristic model and scoring system to give results close to what you want (the system can be modified for your needs). And Everything does real time search of literally everything on your PC. I have never seen it take more than a few seconds to find anything I can throw at it. So now I have ditched Launchy to use a combo of FARR and Everything.

If I want to launch any app, then FARR does the job. If I want a folder/file, then everything to the rescue (all I have to do is type ‘en’ then the name of the folder/file name). Yet another change in Paradise! 

P.S: The painters moved out of the room today. It is looking very good (even with peach walls! you heard me right). I’ll post some screens soon.

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  1. hey lazy lazy person.
    i am waiting for a post here, write some thing.
    as an only follower you dont wanna disappoint me do you?

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