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Mighty Box, an application launcher

Mighty Box is an open source application launching utility for Windows, that is touted as the Windows version of the QuickSilver software for Mac.

Mighty Box allows users to use the keyboard to rapidly perform tasks such as launching applications, manipulating files and data, running scripts, or sending e-mail. Mighty Box runs in the background invisibly to the user. Invisible because there are no icons on the taskbar or system tray. That the program is running can be verified by looking at the running process tab in the Task Manager, or by invoking the program by pressing CTRL+Space.


The program however has a weird behavior. When you type an application name to open, you have to type it at once. If you pause midway, the next character you type would start a new search. Let me elaborate. Say I want to open Photoshop. If I type P…H…O, and then pause a tad bit longer and then type T, the first three characters P,H,O will get wiped out and Mighty Box will start a new search beginning with T.

Yeah, it’s annoying and for people who are slow with the keyboard, it’s practically impossible to use. Quick users wouldn’t find it a problem, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s bad programming. Mighty Box is still in development stage, for last several months.

Want a different application launcher? There are plenty.


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