JumpTo: access favorite apps, files, folders, or URLs from anywhere

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JumpTo is a free menu-based launcher that provides access to favorite folders, files, apps, or URLs in the form of a hotkey-enabled context menu.

It can be accessed on the fly at any time on the desktop or via the system tray icon. In addition it provides on-the-fly note taking functionality as well as a few other functions such as hiding and showing windows, stripping formatting from the clipboard, and others.

I have a soft spot for little apps that access to favorite items on-the-fly. JumpTo provides access to folders, files, apps, and URLs from anywhere and can be displayed in any program.

It is very similar to previously mentioned Folder Menu, with some differences. Here’s a list of pros and cons.

PROS:

  • Launch your favorite folders, files, apps, or URLs from anywhere: simply launch the app via its keyboard shortcut and you can be quickly on your way.
  • Memos: JumpTo also includes a simple notes app. It can quickly
  • Create your own submenus: which is to say it lets you create and organize the cascading menu entries as you like.
  • Adding items: can be performed via the context menu entry, by highlighting an item and pressing Alt+shift+S, or by opening the add items dialog and dragging and dropping items into it.
  • Less than 4 megs in memory: makes this program truly lightweight.
  • Extra functions: via the “extra functions” context menu entry launch a run box, insert dates dynamically into your text, or strip any text in the clipboard from any formatting. You can also hide and display windows.
  • Portable version: is available for download on the site.

CONS:

  • Does not provide access to favorite folders in Windows open/save dialogs: unlike for example similar apps such as Folder Menu.
  • Does not support icons: which is to say your app shortcuts and other shortcuts will be represented using text only. Not a big deal, but could have looked better with icons.

The verdict: a nice little app that and is truly lightweight. It has room for improvement in terms of accessing folders in open/save dialogs but as it is it can be extremely useful and a huge time saver.

Version Tested: 1.0

Compatibility: WinAll.

The program page no longer exists, but you can download ver. 1.0 of the program here.


 
 
 
  • This is a really cool app launcher. Microsoft should get some idea/inspiration from the beautiful app launchers that are available out there, and implement something natively in Windows.

  • Andy

    Nice little app, but I think the free version of Direct Folders from CodeSector is better IMHO :o)

  • Sridhar Katakam

    @Andy: The free version of Direct Folders doesn’t let us arrange items in menus. You can only have one level of items.

  • I am the developer of JumpTo and I want to thank you for trying the application.
    I haven’t tried Direct Folders but it looks like a cool little app, I’m gonna play with it tonight.
    I wanted to let you guys know that i am currently working on an update to version 1.1.
    Some of the things that will be added are:

    ~The ability to add multiple items at once
    ~The ability to arrange items
    ~Customizable HotKeys to show the menu
    ~Change the display color of the menu

    Thanks Again!

  • Kryxy

    Do not download this!!! Contains a high-risk Trojan.Win32.AutoHK! Don’t you guys test these application before you start recommending them?

  • John-Paul

    @ Kryxy

    This app was developed with Auto hot key and AHK apps will sometimes give off false positives
    You can read about it here:
    http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27562&highlight=virus

    There is nothing malicious in the code.