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Listary Pro

Find Files and Folders as You Type

$19.95
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Platforms: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP SP3
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We've all done it before - built a folder that's so deeply nested it takes forever to drill down to it. Who knew that you would end up needing to access it so often? Moving the folder is impractical, because so many of your programs depend on that folder location. The best way to instantly improve your productivity, then, is to grab a copy of Listary Pro, available at a discount with today's software promotion!

Listary Pro gives you instant access to folders and files, no matter how deeply nested they are in your hierarchy. With Listary Pro you'll experience instant gains in efficiency and productivity as a single keystroke puts you exactly where you need to be. Not just for favorites, you can also use Listary Pro to quickly access recent folders and files, with instant access to the last opened file. Now Listary also supports searching and launching apps. A handy Quick Switch feature lets a file dialog box switch to the folder that you're viewing.

Has a forest of thousands of files, folders, and other entries taken over your hard drive? Thanks to Listary Pro, you'll now be able to find any file or folder, anywhere, as you type. You don't even need to know the complete file name! Just start typing what you can remember, use the space bar for wildcard, and BOOM, Listary Pro gives you exactly what you're searching for.

Bonus features include advanced search syntax, actions, theme support, and so much more!

Hi folks, please notice the movies below showing a few of the product’s features:
Find As You Type
Disk Search
Quick Switch
Actions & Context Menus

The Conversation
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Sara User Very satisfied customer here. Just some weeks ago, Chai the developer helped me out with something very kindly, and I promised myself to repeat here what I then told him to thank him:

I've got some special work folders where I've got a lot of files and sub folders (also with files, sub folders...). So for finding folders and files in this compound, out of thousands, by the starting characters of their names, the abc-sorted lists in the panes of my file manager would suffice, but for finding them by just some sub strings within their names, I entirely rely upon Listary which thus helps me out and again, and the relevant findings are on top of the list and are thus immediately accessible (since current folder, then its sub folders).

Some file managers come with similar functionality, but then mostly only for the current folder, which is far from being enough in most cases, and anyway: It's then regularly much more fuss to get to that special "filter" list and then back to the regular abc list, so you won't use that functionality but in desperate cases, while the Listary file filtering is always there and brings immediate results, so you quickly rely on it to greatly speed up your work.

And even if your file lists are shorter than mine and in a very well ordered folder tree: What about files which are accurately sorted into their main context, but which you need within some other? Most of the time, you will remember one key sub string indeed, and just typing that will bring the needed file at your immediate disposal, from anywhere else, no need to do extensive navigational work within your file manager in order to access them.

And this is just one of the numerous uses Listary can be brought to and where it's a big time saver. Now consider the incredibly low price, and this purchase is an absolute no brainer - if you don't own this absolutely essential tool already anyway, that is. ;-)
Sep 1 at 1:12am Copy Link
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Ali Ahmad i did purchase listary old version almost one year ago. can i upgrade that one to this latest version of it?
Sep 1 at 2:23am Copy Link
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Channing Dai @Ali Ahmad

Yes, you can upgrade to the latest version.
Bopsoft - Sep 1 at 2:28am Copy Link
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Channing Dai @Sara User

Thanks for your comment!
Bopsoft - Sep 1 at 2:29am Copy Link
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Vivaldi I just purchased 2 licenses. I was sent 6 license codes - 3 for each license.

The fine print says that each purchased license may be installed on 3 computers, but can't be used on them at the same time. That's why I paid for 2 licenses. I will probably, at some point, need to use it simultaneously on 2 computers.

Are the first 3 codes in the list for the first license, and the next 3 for the second? If I install codes 1 and 4 in the list, am I actually installing both licenses, one on each computer? I'm assuming that's the case, but I would like clarification.

Also, if I install the other codes to my other computers (I have 5 total right now), what happens if I accidentally use the codes to the same license at the same time?

A thought: It's going to be an inconvenience to keep a list of which computers shouldn't be running Listery Pro at the same time. I'm willing to try it because the software has received excellent reviews over many years. But if it becomes a problem for me, I'll uninstall and find something else. You might want to reconsider that part of your licensing.
Sep 1 at 9:36am Copy Link
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Markus J Satisfied customer since 2011!

This is an excellent piece of software. Easily worth double its normal price.
Sep 1 at 9:38am Copy Link
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Channing Dai @Vivaldi

Hi, it's actually ONE 6 line code.

All you need to do is keeping this 6 line code safe, and use it to activate Listary Pro on all your computers. Everything else works automatically. You don't need to worry about which computers can run Listary at the same time.
Bopsoft - Sep 1 at 12:12pm Copy Link
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Vivaldi @ Channing Dai

Thank you! I just installed it on the first computer. Very easy install and activation.

I did a fast look at the tutorial. OMG!! How did I ever live without this software?

This just became one of the programs on my list of 'install immediately' whenever I have to do a clean install.
Sep 1 at 12:41pm Copy Link
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Mary Wilson I want to thank you very much as I downloaded the free version of Listary Pro. Was thinking of upgrading and found an old email that said I had all ready purchased it. Your system automatically upgraded my free version to pro version. Thanks. I look forward to learning all about this program.
Sep 1 at 2:02pm Copy Link
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Robert Bull My only "problem" with Listary Pro is that Channing didn't write it earlier :) It's hard to explain the benefits without trying it (hint: there is a freeware version), but if like me you "live inside" a compatible file manager, and Listary supports most of the popular ones, Listary makes it vastly easier to get to the files and directories you want, because it points standard Windows File Open dialogs to where you are in your file manager. Favorites, global and per program, make it easy to control File Open dialogs when you don't have a file manager open. Those features are only a fraction of what it can do.
Sep 1 at 2:37pm Copy Link
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Viks User Great little software. Just try it once and you won't be able to use windows without it ever again, its that good.
Sep 1 at 8:05pm Copy Link
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Javier Gil Just watched the video. A couple of questions:

a) How much HD space does the database take once it's been built? (I'm presuming it builds one, not sure if it does!)

b) You know when you get the list with all the file suggestions? is it possible to set it up so that it displays more data for those? such as date of creation, size, etc.? If you have dozens of files with the same name, but you don't have additional data, you might need to open them all, one by one, before you know it's the one you're looking for.

c) can it find files with that a particular string of words within its name or does it only find files which begin with that string?

Cheers.
Sep 2 at 1:12am Copy Link
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DimL. Hello all,
I opened this offer out of curiosity. I read the comments. I thought of giving the software a try and a few minutes ago I purchased it. My review, even after playing with this software for only a few seconds: it is AMAZING! So fast and seamless operation! I am loving it already.

@Javier Gil: Regarding your question (a) it seems it starts running out of the box, so I assume it may be already using the default search index of windows - no additional DB needed. Regarding (c) as you may see from the scr4eenshpts (and I can confirm) it searches the typed keywords everywhere within the file-name/path.
Of course I may be mistaken so please verify with the developers.
Sep 2 at 2:08am Copy Link
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Sara User @Javier Gil:
a) not even worth mentioning, even on the tiniest mobile devices, there is no problem whatsoever

b) for specific metadata, use (the free) "Everything" or (the paid) "DeskRule", but bear in mind there is no ease in using those tools so you will not use them but in special cases whereas Listary's incredible advantage is immediate, effortless access to anything (anything simpler than specific metadata that is), see c)

c) just read my comment (first here for this week-end's Listary offer): Listary's incredibly EASY access to files/folders with ANY substring (at the beginning of the name, somewhere in it, or at the end (think of "tagging in file names", too, if you like that concept!) is its main advantage over ANY file manager (and over "Everything", too!)!

Btw, and I wasn't specific/correct enough in my post above about this: Even for sub strings at the beginning of the names, it's only in the current / main / "parent" folder that your file manager will find you the list entries, and only one-by-one, not as a list, but with Listary, you will find the entries - and, as said, by ANY substring - even within the "child" folders of your current folder, and all neatly sorted (first those within your current folder, then those within its sub hierarchy, then others, from elsewhere in your system.

As said, it's incredibly handy, it's a big, big time saver, and no, I'm not paid for saying this in any way, I'm just very thankful for this tool which is one of the finest there is out there in the Windows world - together with "Everything", for the very special cases.

Get BOTH programs: Listary for everyday use, for immediate access to "things in your vicinity" dozens of times a day, and Everything for those rare "where the heck far away did I put ..." cases. And yes, Listary integrates admirably into all the relevant file managers for immediate availability of what you'll be in need of.
Sep 2 at 2:36am Copy Link
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Channing Dai @Javier Gil

a) Normally 20-50 MB. The index is very small.
b) That will be supported soon in a later version.
c) Listary uses Google-like keyword search and can match any parts of file names.

And many thanks to @DimL. and @Sara User for your replies.
Bopsoft - Sep 2 at 3:30am Copy Link
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Robert Smith I also have purchased 2 licenses! What a great piece of software! Exactly what I've been needing!
Sep 2 at 6:27am Copy Link
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Nelson Carvalho This software is very fast and efficient. I had already tested others similar. But none compare to the Listary Pro.
Sep 2 at 6:39am Copy Link
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Orochi User A must have! that is all I can say, thank you for this great little software
Sep 2 at 2:19pm Copy Link
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David H (Seattle) Totally indispensable bit of software! I used to balk at paying for what I felt was "adding a single feature", but the perfect and pointed utility of this makes it a must-buy and it made a convert out of me. Seamlessly integrated, you won't want to be without it.
Sep 2 at 7:49pm Copy Link
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Michael R. I bought it sometime ago and have it running mainly to quickstart often used programs and like it a lot.

Here some feature-requests:

My desktop is quite full of Icons, so instead of selecting an icon directly it's mostly easier to use Listary to select and find it. Unfortunately - due to the background - even if it is selected I can often hardly detect where it is. If Listary could make it move for a short time, this would be quite easy.

Because of these much Icons I decided to move the most used down to the quickstart-panel. Unfortunatley Listary now does not display it entering the program-name, so because of that I currently let their Icons also on the desktop... So perhaps an option to combine desktop and quickstart-icons would make sense).
Sep 2 at 9:32pm Copy Link
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Channing Dai @Michael R.

Try to press Ctrl twice and type the program name to launch it directly.
Bopsoft - Sep 3 at 4:41am Copy Link
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smaragdus Is there a way to disable "Find as you type" feature, which prevents me from using Listary. I want to call the program via shortcut keys only, without the annoying, distractive and intrusive "Find as you type".
Sep 3 at 6:46am Copy Link
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DimL. Hi smaragdus,
I think there is the option to disable it. You open the Listary Options --> App Settings --> Windows Explorer ---> remove the check from the "Find as you type" option.
(Btw, just for the record, I do not find this feature to be intrusive - in fact I like it, yet I see your point).
Sep 3 at 6:53am Copy Link
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smaragdus @DimL.

Thank you for your friendly response.

In fact I newer ask questions before I exhaust the exploration of available options.

Before I asked my question I disabled all programs and dialogs (including Windows Explorer) but even though the file manager I use most often- Q-Dir (besides tabs it also offers four panes) is not supported, "Find as you type" always pops up. I was able to disable "Find as you type" for other programs I have (7-Zip, FlashFXP, XnView, XYplorer, etc) but it always appears in Q-Dir and its seem that this cannot be disabled. I would appreciate an option to disable "Find as you type" generally for all programs and dialogs (with one click).
Sep 3 at 9:20am Copy Link
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Channing Dai @smaragdus

Check if this link is helpful: http://www.listary.com/do...pplication
Bopsoft - Sep 3 at 11:34am Copy Link
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smaragdus @Channing Dai

Yes, the link you provided was helpful, I managed to disable successfully "Find as you type" in Q-Dir, thank you.

One last question- the icons in the search bar appear as dots and they are shown only when mouse pointer hovers over them. In Listary version 4 the icons in the search bar were always visible. Is it possible to make these icons always visible in the search bar (no need to hover the mouse pointer over the dots to see the icons)?
Sep 3 at 12:15pm Copy Link
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Brandon User I just purchased 4 licenses to cover family, but only received one key from BDJ. I am expecting 4 unique license keys?
Sep 3 at 12:57pm Copy Link
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Robert Smith I also only received one key for my 2 license purchase. Is this normal, BDJ?
Sep 3 at 1:11pm Copy Link
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Vivaldi I asked a question - it's up there in the thread - about licenses also. Channing's reply two below my question (copy+paste):

Channing Dai @Vivaldi

Hi, it's actually ONE 6 line code.

All you need to do is keeping this 6 line code safe, and use it to activate Listary Pro on all your computers. Everything else works automatically. You don't need to worry about which computers can run Listary at the same time.
Sep 3 at 4:41pm Copy Link
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Channing Dai @Brandon User & @Robert Smith

That is normal. You always get one registration code when you make a purchase, but the number of users bound to it and the number of computers can be activated depends on the order details.
Bopsoft - Sep 3 at 8:06pm Copy Link
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Robert Smith Thanks, Vivaldi and Channing Dai!
Sep 4 at 6:08am Copy Link
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Brandon User That may be normal but it's not what I intended. Licenses are tied to name and email, which means my name and email are attached to computers that aren't mine.

Another question: how do I get to the file date to show in the results list? This is a pretty critical piece of information when searching against multiple copies of files.
Sep 4 at 6:32am Copy Link
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Channing Dai @Brandon User

Showing and sorting by modified date will be supported soon in the next version.
Bopsoft - Sep 4 at 6:36am Copy Link
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Brandon User Fantastic!!! Will modified date be shown in the search results, or are you just auto-sorting?

This will be a significant boost to workflow. As an example, if I type "white paper .doc" then that will show me at the very top the current (last edited) white paper I am working on. This is how I use Everything. At the moment with Listary, it's just a random(?) list.

I have been looking for an app that could encompass Everything + Direct Folders (which is also great but I have given up on due to bugs). You've got something really great here - and it's good that you are continuing to improve it.

By the way, you probably want to change the default Win+F for launching Listary as I think Creators edition prevents it from being mapped away from the Feedback hub.
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