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Keypirinha Reviews

A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable).

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Keypirinha and what they use it for.
  • Recommendation of Windows software [A long read]
    Keypirinha another launcher, I’ll have to check out flow, though. [Free]. - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Just finished installing Windows 7. What are some must-have programs I should install?
    Keypirinha, a very fast keyboard launcher. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • No Start Menu for You
    > That's the mistake right there, use a proper app launcher (like to avoid the freeze and many other issues Sorry, no! I am not going to install a whole new application only to launch programs - the most fundamental operation we could ask the OS to do). If the OS cannot launch programs, it needs to be investigated and fixed. The OP article does half of that very well! - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • No Start Menu for You
    > I tend to launch most programs on my Windows 10 laptop by typing the key, then a few letters of the program name, and then hitting enter. That's the mistake right there, use a proper app launcher (like to avoid the freeze and many other issues (like having to move your focus off screen center) with this neglected core OS functionality. While you're at it, you could also rebind it... - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • No Start Menu for You
    I _really_ recommend Keypirinha [1] for any sane use of Windows. This little tool has rocketed my productivity. [1]: - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Raycast wrapped 2022
    Keypirinha is the best Windows launcher application out there in my opinion. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Not-so-great features coming soon to Windows 11
    Install Keypirinha [1] and you don't need the Start menu anymore. [1]: - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Which third party programs start with your OS on your PC/laptop?
    DXtory (I use it to screenshot level scores when I play classic Doom mods) and Keypirinha to quickly open programs that I use often. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Alternative Windows Desktop
    Cool, that still exists. Some years ago I was into all that desktop customization and tried this, LiteStep [0] and Blackbox/bb4win [1] but ended up with BlackBox. Nowadays, all the customization I need is a tool to fix the taskbar position that someone who probably uses a portrait mode monitor moved to the wrong spot [2] and a launcher [3] [0]: [1]:... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Just can't stop modifying...
    Or get a proper keystroke launcher and live that clean, blank desktop life! - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Sol: Open-source Alfred/Raycast alternative for macOS
    I shared the exact same sentiment when I transitioned to Windows after a long period of only using macOS. I eventually began building a launcher myself using C# and over time it has become my daily driver. Feel free to check it out at, PRs welcome :-) A few other nice candidates I found include: - Keypirinha: - Wox: -... - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Bookmarking Application
    As for my experience using it, I don't use it. I use a Keyboard Launcher for exploring my bookmarks; much much more convenient than using a dedicated bookmark manager. Its not visual, so it might not interest you. Yet, if you wanna try it out, I'd recommend Keypirinha (has a portable version): . You can see how it works here: - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • I am genuinely curious - why Microsoft thinks this is an acceptable default search behavior?
    Because you're not using Keypirinha. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • I am genuinely curious - why Microsoft thinks this is an acceptable default search behavior?
    It might work, but I'd consider it abandonware at this point. Keypirinha is IMO a suitable replacement that's still in active development. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • It is indeed terrible
    Everything + keypirinha does the job for me. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Installed windows as a linux user. Recommendations for a status bar and a program launcher?
    I switched from Launchy to Keypirinha as my launcher, and haven't looked back. I'd consider looking into the new Powertoys one though. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Using Windows after 15 years on Linux
    Since you mentioned that the tool that act's like Mac's Spotlight was very slow. I have found two better alternative which works wonders: 1. FluentSearch: I highly recommend trying this out. It's magically and amazing, and I think this is the closest a tool has got to Spotlight on windows and also has amazing amounts of customizability. I recommend using Everything as the Search... - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • Things I wish Android would copy from iOS (and vice versa)
    However, keypirinha is a great alternative! - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • "Hidden gems" to improve our Windows experience
    Keypirinha+Everything: forget Windows Search and that messy Start Menu, swiftly launch any application and any Control Panel or Options item, search for file in moments on any disk with a stroke of the keyboard. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Fast File Finder for Windows is a tool for quickly finding files by name
    Best one I've found is which can be expanded via Python plugins (if I remember correctly). It also have Everything integration. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • 7zip gang where u at?
    7zip, Rufus, BleachBit, Bulk Crap Uninstaller, SpeedCrunch, ShareX, Keypirinha, Everything, OBS, qimgv and of course Nextcloud are all the essential free/open source software I need. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Keypirinha

7 Best Alfred Alternatives To Maximize Your Productivity
Keypirinha is a launcher for Windows that helps users find and launch applications, evaluate mathematical expressions, and complete other technical tasks quickly.
Looking For Spotlight for Windows 10? Here Are Five Alternatives
The problem with KeyPirinha which bugs me the most is that you cannot select the search results with your mouse. To enable this, you have to make tons of changes in the configuration file. The app almost recognizes Windows shortcuts except for the ones in Control Panel.

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