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RecentX is a launcher for Windows designed to make your computing life joyful. It is stuffed with innovative ways of accessing your stuff on your Windows PC with lightning speed. With RecentX, you ca...n access any file, folder, program, or website in about 2-7 seconds. It may be anywhere on your computer. This way, you will achieve more in a day with less physical stress. You do not have to waste time finding scattered files, navigating through deep folders, program menus, accessing cluttered desktop shortcuts, unorganized bookmarks & slow network paths. What's special about RecentX? RecentX automatically remembers & shows your recent & favorite items first. This makes launching lot quicker than any other file search utility. Your best items are searched faster than other less important stuff. RecentX integrates with Windows file open/save dialog window so that you can quickly choose your file or folder instead of browsing the file open/save dialog window, which is tedious. Plus, RecentX also has an in-built clipboard manager. It keeps history of all the text & images that you copy to clipboard. It will save you from several repetitive tasks of copying/pasting and accidental deleting of important text from an email, document. Read moreless

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RecentX Reviews

We have 12 reviews for RecentX. The average overall ratings is 4.8 / 5 stars.

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Convenient access to frequently-used files and folders, but needs better Windows integration
written by Jeff on 2019-09-12 02:00:03
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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.

Jeff is using RecentX almost every day since a couple of month.
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written by on 2019-09-12 02:00:03
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Overall Opinion: A handy tool which saves time

Pros: -

Cons: -

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So glad I found RecentX - only wish it had been earlier
written by Randal Vaughn on 2021-01-15 19:16:53
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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.

Randal Vaughn is using RecentX almost every day since a couple of month.
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Great utility!
written by Marc Coulombe on 2021-02-11 19:20:42
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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

Marc Coulombe is using RecentX almost every day since at least a year or more.
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Excellent tool
written by Roberto Amorim on 2021-03-17 11:50:46
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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.

Roberto Amorim is using RecentX almost every day since a couple of month.
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RecentX just makes me more productive
written by Richard Lissimore on 2021-03-17 15:35:29
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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.

Richard Lissimore is using RecentX almost every day recently.
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Find and locate anything on your PC !
written by Steve Smith on 2021-10-02 07:31:16
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Overall Opinion: Came across this search program at 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

Steve Smith is using RecentX almost every day since a couple of month.
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Time-saving goodness
written by Neil on 2021-10-13 22:57:40
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Overall Opinion: I've used this thing for over a decade now. Handier than the native Windows searchbar by far. Exceptional tech support. It makes finding files and copying/paste-ing them effortless. The clipboard manager makes moving text and pics a cinch.

Pros: I appreciate the clean ui and keyboard shortcuts. I get tonnes of value out of the clipboard manager and being able find and drag and drop files.

Cons: Not much. It does what it says. Well. And continues to be optimised. I like that.

Neil is using RecentX almost every day since at least a year or more.
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Excellent adjunct SW
written by Elliott Brooks on 2021-11-01 03:23:46
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Overall Opinion: I'm always on the lookout for software that saves me time and effort. This is one of the best. I have multiple files spread over several folders that I use every day. RecentX makes it extremely easy to find recently downloaded files, It really makes my life easier to get access to these files and folders. Thank you,

Pros: Easy to find files, programs. Can tag files.

Cons: None that I can find.

Elliott Brooks is using RecentX almost every day since a couple of month.
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RecentX: Time Saver
written by Tony Summerfelt on 2022-03-25 21:08:16
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Overall Opinion: I have been using Notezilla for ages, I discovered RecentX... recently :). I don't think I've used it for a month yet, but the time it has saved me is very noticeable. When I want to go to a file or folder that I know I accessed recently... TA DA! there it is is the list. I can't tell you how many times I've searched for a file or folder and I just relied on my memory. No more. RecentX is a program I've been wanting since I started using Windows... I originally bought this for the clipboard functionality alone.

Pros: - Price: for what it does, can't be beat. What is your time worth?

Cons: - I'd like the option to move it to either side of the screen. Top works ok, but I'd like the option

Tony Summerfelt is using RecentX almost every day since a couple of month.
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A Wonderful Tool
written by Ronald Sigrist on 2022-04-18 21:08:51
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Overall Opinion: This is a wondeful tool and very useful. I am glad I found it. It is very useful and has come into use a number of times. RecentX is very helpful and useful, It provides a very helpful usage. I find it very useful and helpful.

Pros: The way it stores information is very useful.

Cons: There are no cons that I know of.

Ronald Sigrist is using RecentX almost every day since at least a year or more.
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I am loving RecentX
written by Robert In Hawaii on 2022-07-31 00:26:39
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Overall Opinion: Having a Google Drive and a Microsoft Drive in the cloud, I was always getting confused about where my docs. were. RecentX has helped me immensely in keeping track of where my stuff is. I am loving RecentX and I have only been using the FILES tab so far. Using RecentX, you can, also, see what FOLDERS; PROGRAMS; WEBSITES you have accessed recently And WHAT YOUR CLIPBOARD ACTIVITY has been. I am inclined to go back and revisit to check out their other products in light of how successful RecentX has been for me. They, also, have Notezilla and Copywhiz at

Pros: Simplicity and that it points to where a doc. is located.

Cons: None to date.

Robert In Hawaii is using RecentX almost every day recently.


  • Tag organization and search tool
  • Innovative Style
  • File Management
  • Access the clipboard with a single click
  • Clipboard access
  • Search
  • Website bookmarks
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