Best Music Freeware: Launchy

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Title: Launchy

Description: A time saving tool to find and launch frequently used programs and files on your computer.

License: Open Source

Screen Snapshot:Tested On Which System (before posting): XP Professional


Platforms Supported: All Windows and Linux

Expanded Description: Although not a Music-Specific program,  Launchy is unbelievably useful for expediting the launching and finding of frequently used programs.  It is always ready to go (TSR) and updates its indexes every ten minutes (selectable).    This program is so useful that I’ve installed it on all of our MIDI computers in the Music Technology Lab.  

Launchy is easily “launched” by pressing ALT-SPACE (customizable) and allows you simply start typing the name of a file to find it and ultimately launch it.  This program allows you to select which directories and file-types you would like to have it store for quick retrieval.  It also allows you to pull up your web browser simply by typing in a web address.  I KNOW you will find this program as useful as I do!

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Best regards,

   J. Pisano

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

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