NirLauncher – complete set of Nirsoft utilities

nirlauncher_icon I had posted about quite a few Nirsoft apps by now (and still only covered a fraction of those). But it kinda slipped me to try out and review NirLauncher – complete package of all utilities from the developer.

Devastator1294 had commented about it on a really old post and it poked me to try it at last.

What it does

Launcher comes bundled with near-complete (very outdated apps are skipped) set of utilities and their help files.

nirlauncher_interface

Apps are split into groups and displayed in usual multi-column interface. Clicks (configurable) on different columns can launch app, its help file or web page.

Strong features

App performs core function decently. It is fully portable (itself and apps both) and comes with autorun.inf file for quick launch on external drive.

Aside from native utilities launcher is extensible with additional packages. Package is defined by plain text .nlp file, example is available on site that adds Sysinternals utilities.

Downsides

App could use some kind of quick global search. There is generic search, but it doesn’t work between groups and packages.

There is an option to show tray icon, but it provides no access to utilities, which would be staple function for launcher.

Developer had mentioned that update capabilities are often requested and will be added in the future, but it was over year ago.

Overall

I am not especially impressed with app’s launcher functionality, but it it is perfect way to download and drag around comprehensive set of Nirsoft utilities.

Home http://launcher.nirsoft.net/

Download http://launcher.nirsoft.net/download.html

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5 Comments

  • “Windows System Control Center” is a tool that incorporates Nirsoft and Sysinternals apps into one launcher. It can also work portably off an external drive. It also can check and download updates for the individual applications.

    The App can be found at http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/

  • I use Windows Control Center for this kind of functionality, it even brings its own console so that cmd-only programs can be executed very easily, is fully portable, has a favourites section and has a global search and update-function. includes Nirsoft and Sysinternals utilities…
    No loader though…. Free for private use. give it a whirl!
    http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/index.php

  • oh, I had overlooked that in its newest version “WSCC Portable Edition is designed for use on the PortableApps.com Platform.” and “WSCC U3 Edition is designed for use on the U3 smart drives and integrates itself into the U3 launchpad.”

    So it seems that it can be integrated in the launchers of those platforms if those are your cup of tea

  • @Olt @w1re

    Thanks for suggestion (in unison on top). :) Bookmarked to check out.

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