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 Post subject: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:22 pm 
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I have been using ASuite for the longest time now, after leaving PStart. Now I am looking for a launcher that lets me enter notes about an application and be able to search for it. ASuite let's you enter description and notes, but only searches in the app name. I tried all the launchers in the database but none fit my requirement. I even tried .Net -based launchers like SyMenu, but sadly that searches in the app name as well.

Any good recommendations?


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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:01 pm 
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Andrew Lee wrote:
Now I am looking for a launcher that lets me enter notes about an application and be able to search for it.

Something like this?

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http://www.liberkey.com/en.html

The description only reflects a personal opinion... based on scientifically proven facts.


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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Thanks! Just what I am looking for. It's a little heavy at 19MB, but then it does a lot more. The keyword search works beautifully!

The user experience is also quite different from the simple tree-based menu of ASuite and PStart, but just for the keyword search feature alone, I am going to give it a go and wrap my head around it. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:37 am 
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I have added it to the database: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2306

Basically, it was quite straightforward to get the ASuite/PStart experience. After unpacking and running it for the first time, click on the down arrow above the color palette icon and select "Create new menu...":

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Give the menu any name. I called mine "Applications". Once you are done, a new tab appears and you can start creating the menu tree by right-clicking on the tab and creating new categories and application shortcuts under those categories:

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Now you can right-click on the tray icon and select from the menu tree:

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Or left-click to bring up the main window to add shortcuts or reorganize the menu (and to perform search on descriptions, which was why I needed to move away from ASuite in the first place).

This coming from a former ASuite/PStart user. Obviously LiberKey has a lot more to offer (such as portable desktop shortcuts and file associations), which I will no doubt get to experiment in due course. The ability to get prepackaged apps from their catalog with automatic update is definitely neat for some people. But LiberKey is a great portable launcher in its own right, and I am glad they didn't restrict the launcher to their catalog but allow DIYers like myself to add our own apps to the launcher.


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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:56 am 
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Quite interesting !
Is there a way to change the skin ?

Edit,
Oh, i just browsed their english forum and i found this: LiberKey Portabilizer Documentation ... :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:11 am 
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procyon wrote:
Oh, i just browsed their english forum and i found this: LiberKey Portabilizer Documentation ... :?:

Keep in mind that this isn't a true portablization launcher like JauntPE, WinPenPack or PortableApps.com's are. It's just a way to package software to work with the illegal LiberKey suite. It won't work on its own.

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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:12 am 
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Andrew Lee wrote:
I have been using ASuite for the longest time now, after leaving PStart. Now I am looking for a launcher that lets me enter notes about an application and be able to search for it. ASuite let's you enter description and notes, but only searches in the app name. I tried all the launchers in the database but none fit my requirement. I even tried .Net -based launchers like SyMenu, but sadly that searches in the app name as well.

We've been debating adding in searchable notes and allowing search on the app descriptions to the PortableApps.com Platform for a while now but only a couple users expressed interest. The code for most of it is already done, just unused. If there is interest, I can add it in.

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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:15 am 
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JohnTHaller wrote:
We've been debating adding in searchable notes and allowing search on the app descriptions to the PortableApps.com Platform for a while now but only a couple users expressed interest. The code for most of it is already done, just unused. If there is interest, I can add it in.
IMHO, I think you should -- if you build it, they'll come... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:15 pm 
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JohnTHaller wrote:
Keep in mind that this isn't a true portablization launcher like JauntPE, WinPenPack or PortableApps.com's are. It's just a way to package software to work with the illegal LiberKey suite. It won't work on its own.
As usual John, when LiberKey appears somewhere, you're there!
Yes it is a true portabilization. And it has nothing to do with a way to package software.

The way LiberKey portabilize apps is different from yours. The main part of the code is always the same, that's why we made LiberKey Portabilizer. To portabilize an app, all instructions can be inserted in a XML/Script file. Most of time the XML part contains all needed info to run an app in a portable way.
And all apps can share the same LiberKeyPortabilizer.exe (inside or outside our platform..). This way, when a bug is found we can correct it for all apps.

And please.. Stop your smear campaign against LiberKey.
You're the only one saying that LiberKey is illegal.
LiberKey has never had a problem with software editors.. except you !
The reason is that our menu is far better than yours and we have taken a part of your users.
You see us as a real competitor. Thank you for your interest, but please, stop boring us with your lies..


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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:45 am 
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First of all, sorry to continue the Off Topic

JohnTHaller wrote:
procyon wrote:
Oh, i just browsed their english forum and i found this: LiberKey Portabilizer Documentation ... :?:

Keep in mind that this isn't a true portablization launcher like JauntPE, WinPenPack or PortableApps.com's are. It's just a way to package software to work with the illegal LiberKey suite. It won't work on its own.

What are you talking about ? Did you test it ?
"True portabilization" ? Despite your great work at portableapps.com , you don't define (for me) which is the portabilization or which is not. "Keep in mind", that are "your guidelines", not mine :wink:

I try and i use several ways to "portabilize" applications that i use which are not natively portable or not stealth enough: Portableapps.com launcher, X-Launcher (winpenpack), JauntPE, yaP (tproli) and even Cameyo and some others.

I'm currently reading the LiberKey Portabilizer Documentation and i'm pleasantly surprised. Now, i know that i have another way to portabilize applications that i use.
Doesn't mean that i will stop to use others. It's a new alternative (1.) and it is the most important, again ... for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:11 am 
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procyon wrote:
I try and i use several ways to "portabilize" applications that i use which are not natively portable or not stealth enough: Portableapps.com launcher, X-Launcher (winpenpack), JauntPE, yaP (tproli) and even Cameyo and some others.

Ah, apologies. When I'd looked at the docs months ago, it seemed it was tied to the platform. It does still seem to be from the docs looking at them now, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Which portable launcher lets you search in description?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:06 pm 
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And please.. Stop your smear campaign against LiberKey.
You're the only one saying that LiberKey is illegal.

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