SlickRun 4.4.8.4 for Windows

by Bayden Systems

Avg. Rating 4.0 (37 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,798
Publisher Bayden Systems
Homepage SlickRun

Publisher's Description

SlickRun is a floating command line utility. It allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe becomes MAIL. Enter a Web URL into SlickRun and it will launch your browser and navigate to the specified address.

Latest Reviews

Blackholesun

Blackholesun reviewed v4.2.5.3 on Sep 29, 2014

Great Application. I have been using it since 4+ years. Simple and easy to use. Takes less memory than other similar programs. Easy to export and import the list of shortcuts. One of the first three programs I installs if I have to reinstall windows.

genivf

genivf reviewed v3.9.8.3 Beta on Nov 3, 2010

Great program for people who dislike having to navigate to the desktop or the quicklaunch to get the program they want to run. It's also great if you don't have any desktop icons like me, since I run utbox (a version of OpenBox for windows) instead of Explorer as my shell. Can't recommend the program highly enough.

Darc

Darc reviewed v3.9.8.3 Beta on Dec 29, 2008

This utility has completely changed my ability to work on a computer. Whenever I don't have it, I feel as lost as a regular user without a mouse.

Reasons why SlickRun puts Win+R (With .lnk or .bat files) to shame:
1) Longer auto-completion history. Pretty self-explanatory.
2) No system setup. I don't have to change my environment variables or anything else... I just run a setup program. Also, SlickRun doesn't require Administrator access to work (although some functionality is removed without this access), whereas changing the PATH variable does.
3) The window grabber. There's no need for me to dig through my file system to find where the executable for a given app is. I just need it to be open, and I can use the grabber to set up a shortcut for it. I've used this to actually stop virii, as it opened a window and I was able to use the window grabber to get the full path of where the executable was, and get it deleted.
4) Full versatility. .bat files require you to know the full path of any executables you want to run (see window grabber, above), and .lnk files can't actually use any variables (my favorite is 'google ' as a command).
5) Portability. While this is a bit of a repeat of 2, the import/export words functionality requires fewer steps than zipping up a 'shortcuts' directory and carrying it around to any new machines.

Adequat

Adequat reviewed v3.9.8.3 Beta on Mar 14, 2008

This small utility does it job pefectly and with elegance. Some negative reviews about it tell the same can be performed with Win+R. This is only roughtly true, because SlickRun remembers the last keywords more smartly than the Windows command, and for a productive user, this is important. Moreover, there is a comprehensive setup that list all our commands. And Win+R, despite my long fingers, is not confortable to trigger ;-)
Yes, the memoy footprint would deserve to be smaller, but that does not prevent me giving 5 stars.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v3.9.8.3 Beta on Apr 11, 2007

I've been looking for something like this for a long time. I did come across many such programs in the past, but they all had huge and ugly interfaces.

Basically, I wanted something exactly like the Windows Run, but run sometimes takes a lot of time to load if you're system is under heavy load (like when a program crashes, etc). Also, I don't have the Win key on my laptop, so getting the run box means waiting for the start menu to load and pressing extra keys. Finally, the Run box isn't available if you're using explorer. Many times I find myself not using explorer (as its a memory hog), but I miss the run box.

This program solves all my problems. Kudos to the author for making what I was planning to do anyways ;)

gundamboyzack

gundamboyzack reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 8, 2007

Interesting concept for the floating bar, but as far as these 'Magic Words' you can just make a shortcut for the program you want, name the shortcut whatever you want the command to be called, and dump it in system32. Then you can just use the run box to access it. Guess what, the run box offers web url compatibility too! The only thing this program really has to offer is the floating bar. I don't know about you, but Win+R is pretty easy already.....

ppinheiro

ppinheiro reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 8, 2007

No cue Icons, not fancy graphics, nothing!!! it just does it job perfectly!!!
I cant cont the number of working hours this little app saved me.

sls_beta

sls_beta reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 7, 2007

Very useful for people who prefer the keyboard to the mouse. A real time-saver. With just a few keystrokes you can launch programs or folders, display a one-year calendar - plus the small launch window can be configured to display the time/date in whatever way you choose. Tough to appreciate this program from just a description - really need to use it for a week. I just had a laptop drive crash on me and just a few days without this app made me realize how much I've grown accustomed to it.

Find-and-Run Robot is similar but more ambitious -worth a try too. For people who prefer to navigate with a mouse QuickDir is a nice alternative.

stone80a

stone80a reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 7, 2007

I guess it is a question of taste, but SlickRun is among my 3 most important utilities for Windows.

Instead of having a desktop bloated with icons, this little handy utility is just perfect.

tasty

tasty reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 7, 2007

I can't find one thing this offers that hasn't been available with `set' for over a decade.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (37 votes)
Your Rating
Blackholesun

Blackholesun reviewed v4.2.5.3 on Sep 29, 2014

Great Application. I have been using it since 4+ years. Simple and easy to use. Takes less memory than other similar programs. Easy to export and import the list of shortcuts. One of the first three programs I installs if I have to reinstall windows.

genivf

genivf reviewed v3.9.8.3 Beta on Nov 3, 2010

Great program for people who dislike having to navigate to the desktop or the quicklaunch to get the program they want to run. It's also great if you don't have any desktop icons like me, since I run utbox (a version of OpenBox for windows) instead of Explorer as my shell. Can't recommend the program highly enough.

Darc

Darc reviewed v3.9.8.3 Beta on Dec 29, 2008

This utility has completely changed my ability to work on a computer. Whenever I don't have it, I feel as lost as a regular user without a mouse.

Reasons why SlickRun puts Win+R (With .lnk or .bat files) to shame:
1) Longer auto-completion history. Pretty self-explanatory.
2) No system setup. I don't have to change my environment variables or anything else... I just run a setup program. Also, SlickRun doesn't require Administrator access to work (although some functionality is removed without this access), whereas changing the PATH variable does.
3) The window grabber. There's no need for me to dig through my file system to find where the executable for a given app is. I just need it to be open, and I can use the grabber to set up a shortcut for it. I've used this to actually stop virii, as it opened a window and I was able to use the window grabber to get the full path of where the executable was, and get it deleted.
4) Full versatility. .bat files require you to know the full path of any executables you want to run (see window grabber, above), and .lnk files can't actually use any variables (my favorite is 'google ' as a command).
5) Portability. While this is a bit of a repeat of 2, the import/export words functionality requires fewer steps than zipping up a 'shortcuts' directory and carrying it around to any new machines.

Adequat

Adequat reviewed v3.9.8.3 Beta on Mar 14, 2008

This small utility does it job pefectly and with elegance. Some negative reviews about it tell the same can be performed with Win+R. This is only roughtly true, because SlickRun remembers the last keywords more smartly than the Windows command, and for a productive user, this is important. Moreover, there is a comprehensive setup that list all our commands. And Win+R, despite my long fingers, is not confortable to trigger ;-)
Yes, the memoy footprint would deserve to be smaller, but that does not prevent me giving 5 stars.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v3.9.8.3 Beta on Apr 11, 2007

I've been looking for something like this for a long time. I did come across many such programs in the past, but they all had huge and ugly interfaces.

Basically, I wanted something exactly like the Windows Run, but run sometimes takes a lot of time to load if you're system is under heavy load (like when a program crashes, etc). Also, I don't have the Win key on my laptop, so getting the run box means waiting for the start menu to load and pressing extra keys. Finally, the Run box isn't available if you're using explorer. Many times I find myself not using explorer (as its a memory hog), but I miss the run box.

This program solves all my problems. Kudos to the author for making what I was planning to do anyways ;)

gundamboyzack

gundamboyzack reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 8, 2007

Interesting concept for the floating bar, but as far as these 'Magic Words' you can just make a shortcut for the program you want, name the shortcut whatever you want the command to be called, and dump it in system32. Then you can just use the run box to access it. Guess what, the run box offers web url compatibility too! The only thing this program really has to offer is the floating bar. I don't know about you, but Win+R is pretty easy already.....

ppinheiro

ppinheiro reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 8, 2007

No cue Icons, not fancy graphics, nothing!!! it just does it job perfectly!!!
I cant cont the number of working hours this little app saved me.

sls_beta

sls_beta reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 7, 2007

Very useful for people who prefer the keyboard to the mouse. A real time-saver. With just a few keystrokes you can launch programs or folders, display a one-year calendar - plus the small launch window can be configured to display the time/date in whatever way you choose. Tough to appreciate this program from just a description - really need to use it for a week. I just had a laptop drive crash on me and just a few days without this app made me realize how much I've grown accustomed to it.

Find-and-Run Robot is similar but more ambitious -worth a try too. For people who prefer to navigate with a mouse QuickDir is a nice alternative.

stone80a

stone80a reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 7, 2007

I guess it is a question of taste, but SlickRun is among my 3 most important utilities for Windows.

Instead of having a desktop bloated with icons, this little handy utility is just perfect.

tasty

tasty reviewed v3.9.8 Beta on Mar 7, 2007

I can't find one thing this offers that hasn't been available with `set' for over a decade.

petiot

petiot reviewed v3.9.6.2 Beta on Nov 3, 2005

Hummm I am sorry for People who dont see the usefulnes of such apps. This one is good but the memory usage is simply unacceptable for such a small and simple application. I give a rating of 3 because as far as i know it is the only stand alone apps around that does this. As reference i suggest to look at the litestep module called LSXcommand.

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v3.9.6.2 Beta on Nov 2, 2005

It does seem to do what it says, but in some ways it's re-inventing the wheel. Shortcuts and the Windows menu can handle most application needs.

This version also required an extra download of a library which makes it difficult to install on an non-Internet machine. I assume the final will include it.

Straspey

Straspey reviewed v3.9.6.2 Beta on Nov 2, 2005

I haven't tried this program, so I cannot comment on it specificaly. However, correct me if I'm wrong, but is it not possible to write simple batch files anymore ?

I wrote a small batch file which would open my mail client by simply typing "MAIL" about 10 years ago.

I guess my age must be shoing here...hmmm...

cane_

cane_ reviewed v3.9.6.2 Beta on Nov 2, 2005

Memory footprint is a bit large for my tastes, BTW the idea is nice.

zhatka

zhatka reviewed v3.7 Beta on Aug 29, 2005

I have been using this for probably 8 months now. It is a musthave on my machines. Up there with Snag-It as a utility I cannot work without. I simply export my MagicWords list every few days, then whenever I setup a new rig at work or home, just import the latest list I have. Excellent.

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