Start applications quickly from the keyboard with Find and Run Robot

runs on Windows
screenshot of Find and Run Robot

There are two types of people in the world: those who think there are two types of people in the world, and those who don't. When all is said and done, there are a bunch of different ways that the world can be divided into two groups: paper or plastic? chocolate or vanilla? Red Sox or Yankees? Or one of the geekier indices: mouse or keyboard?

While use of the mouse has become ubiquitous with the almost universal use of GUI front ends for computer software, there are still some folks who can do things faster from the keyboard than from clicking buttons and links on the screen. For those folks, it's good to have a tool like Find and Run Robot.

Find and Run Robot (FARR) is an application launcher that lets you type your choices rather than click them. To invoke an app, just start typing its name, and you'll get a list of matches—it's like doing a search for programs on your system, with the added bonus that you can then start them up immediately. In addition, it supports all kinds of plugins and customizations, so you can tweak it to your heart's content.

Find and Run Robot is a free Windows application. You can use it on systems running any Win32 operating system, from Windows 9x on up through Vista.

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4 Responses to “Start applications quickly from the keyboard with Find and Run Robot”

  1. Ampa says:

    This is by far my favourite way to launch apps, and IMHO the very best of this style of launcher.

    Worth mentioning that FARR’s home – donationcoder.com is, no question, the most useful and friendly forum on the internet!

  2. Dima says:

    One of the best such software on market(tried a lot of them and found 2 best ones..Executor and FARR :)..)

  3. Centauri27 says:

    I’ve been using FARR for several years and it is one of my three “can’t live without” apps on my computer. I even donated twice to DonationCoder because I was so happy with this app.

  4. Niall says:

    Does this utility have a scripting language by chance? I’m looking for something like Winrunner to automate adhoc repetitive tasks.