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We have 1 review for RecentX. The average overall ratings is 4.5 / 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.
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