There are plenty of productivity boosters available on the Internet but most of them refer to reaching specific files or launching certain applications easily, regardless of the current location.
Listary is a search tool that increases the functionality of the file manager included in Windows. It seems invisible to the user but a look in the system tray area shows that it is running and ready for action.
Its purpose is to quickly reach any file on the disk by simply starting to type in the explorer window for a file name. As soon as you start typing Listary automatically rules out the irrelevant results thinning the list until it determines exactly the searched file.
One of the best parts is that it does not matter the location where you start typing or where the target file resides, Listary finds it. Obviously, this way you can also launch applications.
The functionality of the product is not restricted to launching files and programs as the developer included the possibility to perform a list of actions that are most frequently required by users.
As such, once a file is selected it can be copied, cut or opened with a specific program. Additional actions include copying the path or the entire folder to the clipboard or move it to a different location.
Listary moves very fast and at the first run it launches a brief tutorial that explains exactly how it works. Working with requires just typing in the explorer window the name of the file you want to reach. Results are displayed as you type.
Navigating the files using Listary can be done not only in Windows’ file browser but also in alternatives from other developers, such as Total Commander or Xyplorer and it also works straight from the desktop.