Listary v5.00.2843

billon on 15 Oct 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Jacob125

Listary is an enhancement that allows you to quickly search almost any listing in Windows by simply typing your search terms. The program will pop up a small, semi-transparent window in Explorer windows (including open/save dialogs), Task Manager, Registry Editor and even directly on your desktop. The program works with almost any application with a system-generated list.

Although some programs will automatically jump to the first letter you type (a find-as-you-type feature of Windows Explorer), you must type quickly for more than one letter and cannot see your output. Listary brings a long-time feature of Linux to Windows, letting you enter whole words and type slower with automatic changes. Additionally, it allows wildcards and has the ability to edit your input with immediate results.

Advanced features include hotkeys, autocomplete, blacklists, favorites, a customizable window. Note that the program contains many "pro"-only features, but the program is very functional in its basic version.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Listary.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed some rare crashes on recent Windows 10 updates.

17 comments on Listary  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Ennovy 2016-05-26 06:18

Version 5 has been released with many new features:


smaragdus 2015-11-02 15:48

Listary 4.23.1728 has been released. By the way extraction instructions are not up to date- ListaryPortable folder doesn't contain Win32 or x64 sub-folders- there is one single Listary.exe for both x32 and x64 versions of Windows.


ancientimages 2012-01-01 19:20

@kiwichick: Do you still have ListaryPortable_2.0.392_English.paf.exe?

I'm looking for a copy of Listary version 2.

V3.50 (Build 714)

yogi 2011-12-10 15:41

Got a reply from Listary support - they cant support windows 2000, since it seems their IDE (Visual Studio 2010) dropped support. Oh well, I'll get started with autoit.


dany 2011-12-10 15:31

@juvera: don't count on it. A friend of mine thought himself immune because he was running win98 and didn't bother with anti-virus and firewalls. After a week his machine was thorougly trashed.


yogi 2011-12-10 09:29

fyi, for those who ridicule support for windows 2000 - I had contacted Listary support last year, and they were very nice. They sent me an unofficial version that ran on windows 2000.
I have misplaced that file, and I have asked them again.
In the worst case, I'll implement at least the "find as you type" feature with autoit, if they are unable to help this time.


kiwichick 2011-05-06 10:17

JohnTHaller: Thanks for reply. Sorry, I don't mean to doubt you but I currently have ListaryPortable_2.0.392_English.paf.exe ( format, yes?) installed and those features are included.

V3.02 (Build 490)

JohnTHaller 2011-04-24 18:21

kiwichick: They have been pro features since we began packaging it in Format. Not sure how much before that they were.

V3.01 (Build 477)

kiwichick 2011-04-24 10:02

This version loses some free features like "favorite special folders" and "commands". They are now Pro features.

V3.01 (Build 477)

juvera 2011-04-01 17:05

Sorry if my comment seems off topic!
The advantage of running an exotic OS, is that it is immune to modern malware. These oler systems can be used to go on the internet safely. Therefore, YES, versions for older (I mean "exotic") OSes are always welcome!

V3.00 (Build 451)

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