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We have 7 reviews for RecentX. The average overall ratings is 4.8 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: RecentX offers useful functionality for Windows users—the ability to call up frequently-used folders and files (and websites, among other things) with a few clicks. It's handy when using apps that constantly bring you back to the same default folder when opening a Save or Open dialog. macOS users can benefit from a similar feature using the excellent third-party Default Folder X tool by St. Clair Software, but Windows users don't have many options when it comes to the same kind of functionality. RecentX does a pretty good job of putting these much-needed elements together in Windows, making it somewhat easier to navigate folders and dialogs and get to where you want to go. It can be a little clunky, though—many clicks are still required to navigate to the folders you want, for instance, which may or may not save you much time in the end.
Pros: Fairly straightforward UI, small footprint, good sorting options in the respective file/folder dialogs and menus. Offers helpful and some powerful features at a moderate cost.
Cons: Not well integrated with Windows—you need to call up (open) the app, click on the desired category menu (files/folders/programs/websites), click on the desired item to select it, return to the app you were using, and then actually press the "Select folder" button (in the case of folders) to jump to that folder. Lots of steps required—it would be much more convenient if RecentX would actually make a Windows API call to the Explorer shell of the target app, and take you directly to the folder.
Overall Opinion: A handy tool which saves time
Overall Opinion: I love being able to quickly find documents and files on my computer. My problem; I'm not a naturally organized person. So, I've been working hard to be more organized, especially with my computer since I spend so much time there. I finally discovered the idea of using "tags" to identify files and folders. If you don't know; tags are basically just words that you make-up to remind you what the file or folder is about. Maybe you make-up two or three words about the file so that when you see them (weeks or months later) you say, "Oh yes, I remember now. That's what that file is about.". What RecentX does is make it easy for you to give those special words, those "tags" to each file (or folder). Of course you don't give tags to all your computer files at once, you can do just a few each day. Or just put tags on the files you happen to use that day. After a while, you be surprised how many you'll have done. It's very easy, and kind of fun actually. I researched many of the other programs that do "tagging" of files. Now, I'll skip all of the details and say that one of the most thorough review sites I found listed RecentX in the top two or three programs of this type. So, I tried RecentX and I tried the other top program. I found RecentX to clearly be the best of the group. It's intuitive, easy to use, it does much more than just tagging and you can see that for yourself if you take the free trial - which is what I did. The comments above are from my experience. I suggest you take it for a drive yourself and see what you think.
Pros: 1. The intuitive interface. 2. The pop-out on demand tabs that sit "out of the way" on the edge of my PC desktop. 3. Even before adding tags, it seems to automatically use filenames or folder names to organize many files & folders 4. It's fast. The results come back very quickly.
Cons: 1. It shows a list of all the tags. That's good because it's a reminder for me of the tags I've used. But as the list of tags grows, the list of results gets pushed down on the screen. I wonder if the developer could either; (a) allow me to set the size of the tag window and then scroll through it if the list is long or; (b) when I mouse-over the tag list the whole list is visible then when I move off of the tag list, the list shrinks to a smaller size and reveals the results window.
Overall Opinion: RecentX is a great time saver for me. Searching for files or web sites recently visites is very handy and the added possibility to group them with tags is very useful. I also like its capacity to manage items sent to the clipboard. I needed help to customize RecentX to use my prefered file manager, TotalCommander, and I had a fast answer within hours even on a Sunday! Thanks a lot! NB. I use RecentX since 2008 (version 2.0)
Pros: ease of use, reliable
Cons: nothing in my opinion
Overall Opinion: RecentX is an excellent and extremely helpful product. It rests inconspicuously on your desktop at a place of your convenience and is always ready when you need it. I've been using it for only a couple of months, and I still haven't made use of much of what it can deliver, but already can't live without it. I strongly recommend it.
Pros: A quick, handy, and efficient file search tool.
Cons: None that I can see.
Overall Opinion: RecentX just makes me more productive - it massively speeds up finding the files you've been working on previously at the most useful moment, i.e. when you've got a file open dialog box open. Add into jumping to folders and more and this is a tool that you just think "Why isn't this part of the operating system?" and then be happy you picked it up at a good price.
Pros: It's quick, stable and doesn't take a great deal of system resources.
Cons: Nothing really, the UI is a bit dated but it works and more importantly it means that it takes very little RAM unlike these modern apps taking several hundred MB.
Overall Opinion: Came across this search program at https://www.conceptworld.com when using Notezilla. RecentX is definately worth the few dollars as it is very fast and unique, in that it sits on the edge of your screen as a sidebar ready to use. I had no problems setting it up and configuring. I did look at everything and ended up reinstalling RecentX as I just love its interface. There are popup screen that assist in its usage, that can be individually turned off once you know how to use each feature.
Pros: Readily available at startup and et the edge of the screen; tabbed into files, folders, webpages and clipboard; reliable and thorough searches
Cons: cannot find any deficiency as is a well thought out program
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