SlickRun doesn’t have the most beautiful interface in the world, but this small freeeware program is extremely useful nonetheless. Think of it as a Launchy rival, a pop up command tool which accepts normal words to execute whatever Windows function you want.
There are a couple of standout points. First is the Jot function (WinKey-J) which is a universal text clipboard. Just copy/paste into this pop up box to save text instantly for future use. Great for filling out forms and stuff. The program ships with a bunch of useful keywords to start with, including movie, book, weather and babel, each of which delivers a valuable function instantly (some of them don’t work as well as advertised though, which is a shame).
If you’re in the market for a speedy, unobtrusive utility to help speed up your Windows productivity, this is definitely worth a look.
SlickRun is a powerful but surprisingly complicated little application. It takes time to learn, but we think you’ll find it well worth your effort. So what is a SlickRun MagicWord, you ask? A MagicWord is a “friendly name” for a program. For instance, C:\Program Files\Outlook\Outlook.Exe” might be how you start your mail program from the command line. However, “Mail” is a lot more descriptive, and a lot easier to type. To that end, SlickRun allows you to create MagicWords to programs or document files.