Listary v5.0.0.2843

Andrew Lee on 7 Jul 2023
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Oct 2018
  • 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.

Note: The latest version is no longer portable. This entry has been updated to reflect the last known portable version of the program.

Runs on:Win8 / Win10 / Win11
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?
  • Improved: Better compatibility with recent Windows 10 updates.

22 comments on Listary  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Ennovy 2024-03-15 01:30


Andrew Lee 2023-07-07 01:27

@Ennovy: I have updated the entry to reflect this information. Thanks!


Ennovy 2023-07-02 04:36

Listary v6 is no longer portable. There is only an installer version wich indicates that settings are stored in the user profile folder. Latest portable version is v5.00.2843 for Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP SP3. Download:


Ennovy 2022-05-25 15:09

Later I noticed that there is no portable version to be downloaded at the moment. I contacted the publisher about this.


Ennovy 2022-05-25 14:09

Version 6 no longer supports Windows XP and Windows 7


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.


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