Executor v0.99.12b

freakazoid on 26 Jan 2015

Executor is a program launcher and replacement for the Windows "Run" tool. It supports user-defined keywords, hotkeys for apps, auto-completion for keywords/file system/history, optional Vista-like results list, integrated calculator etc.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank file called Executor.ini in the same folder (otherwise settings will be stored in the user profile folder)
  3. Launch Executor.exe
What's new? Fixed Several stability bugs (fixes ported from latest test build 0.99.17).

21 comments on Executor  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Chad 2007-06-11 12:19

I use the windows run dialoge all the time. This handy little app is going to make my life so much easier. Very customizable and fast. Once I deleted the unwanted skins it took less than 1MB of my USB key.

Rolli 2007-06-11 13:19

I believe that the decision for using this or that launching application is very much an individual thing. I dont know why - but I think that this one is much better than Launchy or Keylauncher ...
...very easy to start with - very fast and slim ...

Tigger 2007-06-11 17:26
mbirth 2007-10-22 01:50

SlickRun doesn't give you that nice results list. btw: If you UPX Executor.exe, it gets down to 350KiB ... nice!

Steve 2007-10-23 17:16

I've tried a good many of these "launch" programs, and Executor is by far the best. It has a simple, easy-to-use keyword interface, is highly customizable, and is generally very user-friendly. Highly recommended.

shark 2007-12-07 17:06

this is a great app. easily customizable and comparatively fast.

maddog 2007-12-27 10:28

Amazing and real portable app! ++++++++++++++++++

seeker 2009-05-02 01:46

web site is gone and can't find this program anymore

Ratatosk 2009-09-19 16:00

Actually this program does right to the HKEY element of the registry. I've been using Excecutor for ages and in my view easily is the best Launcher out there. So, a little disappointed to see that it does, in fact, make some for of registry entry.

Danny 2010-08-10 11:53

The best application launcher I have ever seen and used. Saves time unlike any other..

Officer 2010-09-08 09:56

No doubt it is very fast. I have tried almost all launchers mentioned by the portablefreewares.com and others like LiberKey, Lupo PenSuite,win PenPack, this is the fastest launcher. However, it has three deficiencies. If these are removed, this one will be the best of all. The deficiencies are:-(1) It can not import data from XML of other launchers as others do. (2)It can not scan files from the given folders, as others do and (3)We have to make many entries to find an application, for example for "Burning Text". We require four entries under "Burning Test", "Test", "Processor" and "System". A system has to be evolved to enter once to find under all headings-whether by ;, ||, etc.

name 2010-09-22 22:51

What is going on.. it seems that executor development is stalled. Shame, such a promising program, maybe the developer should release the code and make it open source.

Checker 2011-08-06 15:37

@ hyjonh: Thanks ... DB updated.


TP109 2012-04-24 01:18

Lightning fast after it indexes. Indexed over 1k folders in a portable directory quickly. Interesting to see if this further develops.


bro 2013-10-23 09:51

New version is released. Also some test builds:



smaragdus 2013-12-17 02:05

Excellent tiny launcher.


petiot 2015-04-28 13:08

Best launcher ever. Puts to shame an other similar software developed and sold commercially. Super flexible, configurable, customizable and enjoyable. I really hope the developer will keep supporting this software. The setting windows UI layout could be refreshed, but you rarely have to use it anyway. THANK YOU


Carl 2015-08-11 17:30

Is anyone using executor with windows 10? I have been a long time user and executor has always worked great for me. It was working great with windows 8 but for some reason it is slow in windows 10 64 bits.
There is sometime a delay for the indexed items to appear. Both the 32 bits and 64 bits version has the problem... Is there something I can do to make it work. Executor is quite important for me and I even consider downgrading my windows if I have to.
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.


freakazoid 2015-08-11 20:01

Carl - I am using Executor on Windows 10 and it's working fine for me.

I'm using Executor 0.9.9 (Build 18) (64-bit) though. You can find a link here:

See if that fixes your problems.


Carl 2015-08-14 18:22

Thanks freakazoid but I am already using this version and nothing seems to fix my problem.It could be an option causing this freezing behavior.


Carl 2015-08-16 11:30

Nevermind, I was not waiting long enough for the indexing to finish. It seems a bit longer with windows 10. Last 64 bits version work fine.


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