Rolan is a simple, tabbed launcher for programs, files, folders and websites. It comes in two versions- Rolan Lite, which is free, and Rolan Pro, which requires registration.
- Different layouts- horizontal, vertical, single page;
- Minimize to tray;
- Stay on top;
- Convert to absolute path;
- Convert to portable path;
- Run as administrator;
- Reset icon cache;
- Sort items by name and by count;
- Items name location- bottom, right, hidden;
- Hot keys;
- Small and big icon size;
- Lock the size and position of main window;
- Lock the order of groups and items;
- Copy full path;
- Create desktop shortcut;
Some features in Rolan Lite are disabled but they are not greyed out, selecting such a feature results in This feature requires Rolan Pro. Upgrade now? prompt:
Unavailable features in Rolan Lite:
- Auto lock when main window is hidden;
- New folder group;
- Clean up duplicate items;
- Alt + number keys to switch groups;
- Shift + right mouse button to open Explorer menu;
- Hold down Ctrl key to unlock the order of groups and items;
- Hold down CTRL key to prevent automatic hiding;
- Synchronous configuration;
Website (in Chinese) - https://www.irolan.com/
Download Page (in Chinese) - https://www.irolan.com/download
Documentation (in Chinese) - https://www.irolan.com/docs
FAQ (in Chinese) - https://www.irolan.com/feedback
Pro (in Chinese) - https://www.irolan.com/pro
Softpedia - http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Lau ... olan.shtml
Direct download link for Rolan version 2.1.0 (released on 2017-07-20).
Rolan - horizontal layout:
Rolan - vertical layout:
Rolan - selected item - context menu:
Rolan - blank space - context menu:
Rolan - group - context menu:
Rolan - new item - system items:
Rolan - new item - custom item:
Rolan - search:
Rolan - hamburger menu:
Rolan - hamburger menu - others:
Rolan - settings - about:
Rolan - settings - general:
Rolan - settings - action:
Rolan - settings - appearance:
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Rolan - settings - customize:
Rolan - settings - auto-hide:
Rolan - settings - search:
Rolan is portable by design but since it is a .NET program it is not stealth- it writes a log file (Rolan.exe.log) to AppData (C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Rolan.exe.log).
Download the archive (rolan2.zip).
Extract the archive to a folder of your choice.
Run the executable (Rolan.exe).
Data and settings are saved inside program folser (Cache, Data, Lock, Session, Settings).
Rolan requires .NET Framework 4.6.2.
Rolan Lite is freeware with limitations, Rolan Pro requires a license to be purchased.
I prefer true freeware with no limitations but Rolan is a nice launcher (even with the limitations mentioned above) and I suppose some users may find it useful.
Rolan reminds me of FSL Launcher which is most likely abandoned.
According to Softpedia 1-year license of Rolan Pro costs 0.36 USD but I think they are wrong- it seems that Rolan Pro costs 40.00 CNY (Yuan)- 40.00 CNY = 5.92 USD.
It seems that Rolan Pro can only be purchased via the Chinese service Alipay.
I could not take good screen-shots because program main window seems to be non-standard.
File details for Rolan version 2.1.0 (released on 2017-07-20).
File Size: 487865 Byte(s) (476.43 KB)
Modified Date: 2017-07-20 17:03
File name: rolan2.zip
Detection ratio: 3 / 61
Analysis date: 2017-07-26 03:17:12 UTC
False positives by Baidu, Cylance, TrendMicro-HouseCall.