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What are people saying about Listary Pro

James Kenney Oh, YES!
I got this program free on and thought that is might be somewhat useful.
MAN, was I wrong.
It is VERY useful. As a matter of fact, it has become indispensable!
I am going to buy this for all my computers when it goes on sale.
It does not look like much, and I did not use it for quite a while after I installed it, but once you start using it, it quickly becomes your method of choice for switching directories.
It's search functionality is just gravy!
It is not a general search, but a very specialized search that just searches for the kinds of things you are searching for when you are using it or the desktop.
Kind of like everything search, but just for the current location.
Don't miss this one people!
Dec 14 2011 at 4:22pm Copy Link
aladdin T Excellent and very useful program. I paid the full price.
Dec 17 2011 at 12:24am Copy Link
Ennovy This is indeed excellent software. Used the freeware version for some time, but now I purchased a license. Thanks for this deal!
Dec 17 2011 at 12:31am Copy Link
Channing Dai Hello guys, please don't hesitate to post here if you have any questions or suggestions.
Thank you James, aladdin and Peter for your comments. Glad Listary can help you!
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 12:38am Copy Link
Gerard Booth I agree with the previous posters, I purchased Listary a short while ago, at the full price, and its worth every penny.
Dec 17 2011 at 1:03am Copy Link
h yl I have just buy one.
Dec 17 2011 at 1:04am Copy Link
Channing Dai
Dec 17 2011 at 1:18am Copy Link
Channing Dai Hello Yulong,

Thank you very much for your order, and I want to thank you again for the suggestion of adding PinYin support (in June). I got many positive feedbacks about it from Chinese users.

Also thank you Gerard for the comment!
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 1:21am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ Channming Dai:

Do I need multiple licenses if I want to use Listary Pro on several private PCs?
Dec 17 2011 at 1:51am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bertie Brummel

No if you are the only user of these PCs.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 1:55am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Wow, thanks for the ultra-quick response. I just placed my order.
Dec 17 2011 at 2:17am Copy Link
Bennet Immanuel @Channming Dai,

Policy tab states that, this product has lifetime license. So I will get all future upgrades without having to pay again right? please confirm.
Dec 17 2011 at 3:33am Copy Link
R. Leo This software is one of the best I use - I've bought now the Pro after using the free version on I must tell, that I like it very much
Dec 17 2011 at 3:34am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bennet Immanuel

Yes, you'll get all future updates (major and minor) for free.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 3:40am Copy Link
Allan Winston Is the licensing on a per-computer basis or will on license suffice if I have 2 or 3 computers in my home?
Dec 17 2011 at 7:30am Copy Link
Channing Dai Hello Allan,

It's per user license. You can use it on more than one computers as long as you're the only user of these computers.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 7:34am Copy Link
Chinchih Lu Does Listary support "Windows explorer replacements" other than "Total Commander" (e.g. xplorer2 -
Dec 17 2011 at 9:45am Copy Link
Channing Dai Hello Chinchih,

Yes, Listary supports xplorer2 perfectly.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 10:01am Copy Link
Antoni Labuszewski Beloved, this is one of the best programs to do this for what it does. The only program that I do not regret the money spent. Very easy to use and also makes it easier and more enjoyable life. Without a doubt, worth a much higher price. Praise and congratulations to the producer of the program.
Dec 17 2011 at 10:08am Copy Link
James Kenney Any plans to support xyplorer?
Dec 17 2011 at 10:08am Copy Link
Frank Stephens I've mentioned in the past what a great product this is. Channing Dai, thanks for the continued development. I noticed that Listary didn't automatically add a couple of my external drives to the Favorites list. That's a tad inconvenient because Listary doesn't pick up the drive names when you manually add them, you have to enter the names manually. Other external drives were listed automatically.
Dec 17 2011 at 10:26am Copy Link
Jeff T Excellent!
Dec 17 2011 at 10:27am Copy Link
Channing Dai @James Kenney

Listary also supports XYplorer (except the find as you type search feature). You can use mouse middle click or hot key Win + W to activate Listary in XYplorer. Quick Switch ( also works perfectly with it.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 10:28am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Antoni Labuszewski

Thank you very much for your comment and your kind donation to the free version of Listary!
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 10:30am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Frank Stephens

Sorry for the inconvenience. The Computer menu is fixed (built on the first run of Listary) in current version. It will become dynamic in the next major update.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 10:33am Copy Link
Bill Blackledge Congratulations first of all on producing software which seems to have wide compatibility. Other similar software I have tried (and purchased) does not play well with Firefox or CorelDraw. I have just tested with Listary and it seems fine with both applications.

Is it possible to buy mulitple (3) licenses? When I click 'buy now' above and go to Avanquest for payment, the number of units is fixed at 1.
I can do this 3 times of course - is that the only option?
Dec 17 2011 at 11:24am Copy Link
BENNET User @Channing Dai

Thanks a lot for the response. I just purchased the program, received license in seconds. Thank you Bopsoft.
Dec 17 2011 at 11:24am Copy Link
Emil Kucera What exactly is the advantage of Listary with XYplorer? I seem to get "no items fit the search" when I invoke the Listary's search window, even when the particular directory is in the Listary favorits.
Am I missing something?
Dec 17 2011 at 11:27am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bill B

I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, but BDJ is running the order page and it's out of my control…
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 11:31am Copy Link
Emil Kucera I mean when I invoke it from inside the xyplorer, sorry.
Dec 17 2011 at 11:39am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Emil Kucera

So many benefits! I'll just give some quick examples:

1. After opening any file open/save dialogs, you can press Ctrl + G to jump to the folder you're viewing in XYplorer.

2. You can also do this by simply switch to XYplorer (after opening a file dialog) and then switch back. You'll find how convenient this feature is as soon as you give it a try.

3. You'll have a united favorite/recent collection for all applications. You can get instant access (mouse middle click) to your favorite folders that were added somewhere else in XYplorer or vice versa.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 11:50am Copy Link
Constantin Florea Hi guys, just letting you know that the Buy Now page now allows you to choose the quantity you want to purchase, please see this when you press the Buy Now button.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 17 2011 at 11:53am Copy Link
Channing Dai Cool, thank you Constantin.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 11:57am Copy Link
Chinchih Lu Just bought the app -- very impressed. I have tried some other "competitor software" (FileBox eXtender, Direct Folders, FolderJump, etc), but none of them offer xplorer2 support and regular expression search.
Dec 17 2011 at 12:48pm Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
I bought listary pro at a earlier bdj offer, and can recommend buying - with the free lifetime updates and the userfriendly license policy (license per user) and the xplorer2 compatibility there is no reason for waiting any longer for buying this useful software.
Dec 17 2011 at 1:05pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson All sorts of great comments today folks, Listary is a hit!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 17 2011 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Matthias Wagner I started my experience with Listary when ist was on GOTD promo. Since then there were so many situations with a "good to have" sigh.
I'm that convinced of this peace of software, I just bought it twice.
Just for supporting the author and further development.

I don't want to miss the usability any more. It speeds up browsing in my folders unseen before. Why this software idea hasn't come up ealier? ;-) But, at last. Good for BopSoft.

When may we reckon the next piece of helpful technology? Just dive in daily workflows and surprise us!
Dec 17 2011 at 1:10pm Copy Link
VLM Great software ... and a question for Channing: Any plans to support Directory Opus?
Dec 17 2011 at 3:04pm Copy Link
Emil Kucera @Channing
Thanks, I bought already, not yet convinced how much I am going to use it, but it takes up very little memory so far, so I rather expect it will 'grow on me' , like some of the other comments indicate.
Regards Emil
Dec 17 2011 at 3:31pm Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Can the double-click feature be turned off, as this might interfere with Directory Opus? If yes, I'll give Listary a short try and probably buy it.
Dec 17 2011 at 4:23pm Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear Developer,

Can Listary Pro be used with Directory Opus or Servant Salamander? Considering the fact that those are two of the best full-fledged file managers on the market, what would be the advantages that Listary would bring in terms of functionality and ease of use?

Kind Regards,
Dec 17 2011 at 5:08pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler From their website:

Famous file managers (like Total Commander, Directory Opus and xplorer2) are also supported. You can also use all features in some utilities like 7-zip, WinRAR and FileZilla.

Why are people asking about support for these programs when this is clearly stated on the website? If you are asking exactly HOW it is supported, that is another matter! However, the statement above was right on the first page and I had no trouble finding it.
Dec 17 2011 at 6:32pm Copy Link
VLM SoftCollector: Thank you for expressing the question better than I did!

Channing, if you would be willing to comment in this regard, apparently several here would feel grateful!
Dec 17 2011 at 7:05pm Copy Link
Channing Dai Sorry for the delay in responding guys, I slept a bit :-)


Listary supports Directory Opus (except the find as you type search feature). You can use mouse middle click or hot key Win + W to activate Listary in Directory Opus. Quick Switch ( also works perfectly with it.

@Jan-Christoph Ihrens

Yes. Go to Options Keyboard and Mouse and uncheck the "Double click in empty area…"


The answer is yes for Directory Opus. Sorry that I haven't tested Listary with Servant Salamander before, you can download it (you don't need to purchase to use the free version) and try it yourself.

I'll post the examples I gave to Emil again here:

1. After opening any file open/save dialogs, you can press Ctrl + G to jump to the folder you're viewing in DOpus.

2. You can also do this by simply switch to DOpus (after opening a file dialog) and then switch back. You'll find how convenient this feature is as soon as you give it a try.

3. You'll have a united favorite/recent collection for all applications. You can get instant access (mouse middle click) to your favorite folders that were added somewhere else in DOpus or vice versa.

Listary is much more than a file manager extension/plug in. It can boost your file browsing experience in all file open/save dialogs and many other applications.
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 7:15pm Copy Link
James Kenney Another thing that has not been mentioned, is that it has the ability to create program specific shortcuts.
So, if you are in a program that has several directories that are used all the time, and the program does not seem to know that when you, for example, want to open a macro, that it should not default to the data directory, you can use Listary to bookmark them ONLY in that program.
That way you do not end up having so many bookmarks that you do not end up using them!

Just to be sure, before the sale is over... I just bought a copy and have four computers at home. I live alone. I only need one license, correct?
The POLICY tab says NO, but it is frequently wrong, and seems to contradict the info given in this thread.
So do I need to buy another licence?

P.S. I am posting this from the hospital(Had a possible heart attack), but I was not going to miss this offer!!!
How is that for a testimonial!
Dec 17 2011 at 7:21pm Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Channing Dai: Thank you very much for your reply. I just purchased Listary Pro. :)

@James Kenney: I hope you get well soon!
Dec 17 2011 at 7:30pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @ James Kenney

Yes, you only need one license. I wish you a speedy recovery!
Bopsoft - Dec 17 2011 at 7:33pm Copy Link
James Kenney Thanks all!!!
Dec 17 2011 at 7:44pm Copy Link
Jean Sibe Bought this due upgrade and user policy, fast response times seen here and good features. :)
Dec 17 2011 at 11:37pm Copy Link
Diego SEO I have been reading nothing but very good reviews of this tool (everywhere). I hope to see it offered here soon.
Jan 19 2012 at 9:41pm Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Diego SEO: It's just a month ago that it has been offered here - I fear you'll have to wait a bit... :(

Apart from that: I picked it up in December, and I really like it very much. After switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 x64, I urgently searched for a replacement for the PowerDesk Dialog Helper (part of PowerDesk Pro). I tried several tools, including Direct Folders, but I wasn't happy with them. Then I found Listary Pro, and now I can work as productively as before. ;)
Jan 20 2012 at 6:00am Copy Link
Diego SEO Thanks Jan,

Yes, you're right. For some reason I have been unsubscribed so I missed this one.

Anyhow, I have to evaluate it in depth to make a decision. Currently I use Windows Search and Everything to find folders fast.
Jan 20 2012 at 9:31pm Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Can Listary be set to just search for folders and NOT for files? Can this be a "permanent" setting?
May 6 2012 at 3:47pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bruno Verschraegen
I'm sorry that this is not supported. In the current version Listary always searches files and folders at the same time.
Bopsoft - May 6 2012 at 10:14pm Copy Link
BENNET User Nice software with great support & constant updates from the author. Purchased at BDJ during the previous sale.

I have one question. The policy tab states that each license can be installed on one computer and a laptop (Non simultaneous use). But I remember during the previous sale at BDJ, listary was offered to install on unlimited number of PCs(as long as he/she is the owner of all PCs). Am I missing anything? Kindly confirm.
May 7 2012 at 10:19am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bennet Immanuel
You're right. Listary can be installed on unlimited number of PCs (as long as he/she is the only owner of all these PCs)
Bopsoft - May 7 2012 at 9:06pm Copy Link
Channing Dai Answer to one frequently asked question about find-as-you-type search (

The find-as-you-type search feature currently supports file open/save dialogs, Windows Explorer and xplorer2. It will support almost all file managers in Listary 4 (powered by Everything search

Listary 4 is almost finished and you can upgrade to it (and all future versions) for free if you purchase now.
Bopsoft - May 8 2012 at 8:22pm Copy Link
Tore Hoyem I found Listary to be very good for what it does.
It's one of a select few items purchased on BDJ that sees use every day on my systems.

@Channing Dai: Do you have a list of features for v4 somewhere? I couldn't find much on the website.
May 9 2012 at 12:19am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tore Hoyem
Thank you very much for your testimonial. Here are some of the major changes of Listary 4:
- Ultra fast full disk and subfolder search (using Everything as backend).
- Support for more file open/save dialog and application types
- Specifying behavior of Listary (like toolbar position and how to handle mouse/keyboard events) per application
- Fully customizable toolbar
- Fully customizable double click popup menu
- Setting your own icon for favorite and command items
- Improved performance and stability
- Smaller installer size
- And much, much more...
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 2:39am Copy Link
JesusInsideMe Purchased done!, this is a must have for savvy and novices!, God bless Listary developers and u, bye.
May 9 2012 at 3:40am Copy Link
Marco Pivetta I'm using the free version for a while and it is in my list of the MUST HAVE software.
The free version is a true contribution to get things done and really helps to locate files easily, especially in folders containing many of then.
If many files contais the same keyword, even in the middle or in the end of the name, the software allow you to find all of then easily.
I was waiting for an opportunity to buy the Pro version up to thank for all the time that the free version helped me and helps me every day. Fortunately that day arrived.
I confess I'll need to learn what features of the pro version will help me further.
May 9 2012 at 4:10am Copy Link
GBB I've been using this program for a couple of months now and it has become a "must have" program for me. I don't really need the features in the Pro version, but I'm going to take advantage of the offer and buy it just to support these folks.
May 9 2012 at 4:38am Copy Link
Mary Wilson I have been looking at the program, but have yet figured out how to use it. I tried reading the on-line manual, but was unable to get it to work on my laptop.
May 9 2012 at 6:15am Copy Link
Marco Pivetta Mary, I suggest you watch the video.
May 9 2012 at 6:21am Copy Link
Don Canaan Received the activation code but there is no place to paste it. How do I get program to work?
May 9 2012 at 6:40am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Don Canaan
Please follow these steps:
1. Right click Listary's tray icon and then click "Options".
2. Copy and paste your registration information to the right panel.
3. Click the OK button at bottom right.
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 6:47am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Mary Wilson
Please watch the overview video at the top of this page (below the big logo) or follow this link ( )

Please don't hesitate to post here or send me an email at if you have a specific question.
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 6:51am Copy Link
Highend Will upcoming versions of Listary (including v4) still be fully portable? I'm asking because I'm unsure if the inclusion of Everything as a search backend will change the portability of Listary in any way.
May 9 2012 at 7:12am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Highend
Yes, they will still be fully portable, but a UAC dialog may show up on the portable version startup (it can be removed if you disable Everything integration).
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 7:18am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Jesus InsideMe
@Marco Pivetta
@G Gbb
Thank you very much for your praise and purchasing the Pro version!
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 7:24am Copy Link
GBB Mary - just guessing, but do you realize that you won't see Listary in action until you use an Open or Close dialog? Start NotePad or your word processor and open a file. You should see the Listary dialogue underneath the Windows Open dialog. That's one of the great things about the program: it stays out of the way until you need it. Anyway, you should watch the video as has been suggested.
May 9 2012 at 8:34am Copy Link
lisba f Is Listary Pro a continuation of Virtual Disk, and even earlier Virtual Folder?
May 9 2012 at 8:52am Copy Link
Yvonne Renfrew Will Listary find files and folders only on computer on which it is installed, or will it also find files and folders located on "mapped drives" pointing to other storage locations?
May 9 2012 at 12:50pm Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner I just installed the trial. I opened explorer and typed in clients into the listary search box, but nothing. I have a folder named clients which should have appeared. Before that I typed in the last name of several of my clients; again listary shows no hit. After installation does listary need time to index folders and files? I want to use the software primarily to speed my access to folders and I thought by typing in the search dialogue a word associated with a folder, listary would list it as a possible match for my search.
May 9 2012 at 1:45pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson I got it to sort of work on my laptop. It works enough that I can at least see what it sort of does and decided to get it anyways. Still trying to use the videos to figure out what I am doing. It will just take time to figure out what I am doing.
May 9 2012 at 2:04pm Copy Link
VLM I just wish to say that Listary is GREAT software!! It works in Open and Save As dialogs. It works in Windows Explorer ... and in Total Commander, DOpus, and various others. It enables you to assign shortcuts that take you directly where you wish to go, eliminating all that up-and-down navigating in dialog boxes. It enables you to jump from within an Open or Save As dialog straight to the "right place" in Win Explorer or equivalent. It eliminates tedium and saves time. And it works flawlessly, in my experience, first time and every time.

My only requested improvement, which I THINK ?? is coming in version 4, is shortcut strings or compound shortcuts. (These may not be technically correct names. :) What I mean is the ability to create something like

... winkey-a, b, c

or the like. Not sure of timing for v4, perhaps this summer. (I hope! :):) But regardless of that, this program is a superb tool, and USD 10 for a lifetime license is, for all intents and purposes, free. So get it today!

(No, I don't work for the company. I don't sell for the company. I just genuinely like the product ... a lot.)

One technical note: Listary shortcuts are just that, not Windows global shortcuts. So Listary must be running in the background in order for the shortcuts to work. Just set it to launch on startup (it'll appear in the tray or whatever substitute you may have), and you're all set!

One personal note: Channing ALWAYS responds in a reasonable time frame, on topic, very clearly and accurately. Very effective, very efficient.
May 9 2012 at 2:28pm Copy Link
Faisal Humayun Truly worthwhile. Picked up a license for this long awaited gem.
Thanks @ BDJ and Channing for making this possible.
May 9 2012 at 2:29pm Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner Update. As far as I can tell you must first navigate to the folder in which the file or subfolder is located before Listary will find the subfolder or file. Windows search is more powerful and so is Avafind. I do not believe therefore that Listary creates a database of folders and files as does Windows Search and the aforementioned Avafind.

None the less, I do intend to purchase the license because of the money back guarantee; the positive reviews leave me uncomfortable that I might miss out on an important utility. Still for the inattentive the promotional video might leave one to conclude that you can find any file or any folder on the computer regardless of the directory (folder) you begin the search. Not so as far as I can tell.
May 9 2012 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson According to your video, you are suppose to get the listary tool bar when ever you open or save tool bar. I have opened tool bar a number of times and I do not see it but if I start typing over the opened folder I can use the program. How do you get the program to open when you open something or does it not work completely with Windows 7
May 9 2012 at 4:20pm Copy Link
bai bai I like listary, and I used free edition.

I want to ask a question about listary pro?

If listary upgrade to v4, will v4 introduce new features for listary pro?

The main changes listed above (evertying ultra speed, more file manager support) are all free edition features?

One more question, does author come from China? I find listary support pinyin.
May 9 2012 at 5:08pm Copy Link
VLM Hi bai bai, I am not the developer, but I have interacted with Channing for a long time. As I understand it, V4 will have new features. I don't know all of them, I leave that to Channing to describe when he feels ready.

But this is a lifetime license, so if you buy V3 now, you will get V4 when it becomes available.

A feature comparison between free and pro is available here:

In addition, speaking only for myself, I enjoy supporting excellent developers who respond timely to user questions and suggestions. Channing has shown himself to be quite good in this respect.

About China, I do not know.

I hope this is helpful!
May 9 2012 at 5:33pm Copy Link
Fletch This is probably a no brainer based on the comments so far and Total Commander integration. I figured I might as well try it before I buy it though.

So, Options/Display/Window position. Is that a Pro feature?

I see the Pro button in numerous places on the options dialog. Is that an ad or does it designate a Pro feature? Many don't correspond to your comparison chart and only one that displays the logo is disabled - because it is clearly a Pro feature. Not that any of this matters because I'm definitely getting Pro - I'm just curious.

Nice work!
May 9 2012 at 6:27pm Copy Link
James Kenney Listary Pro 4 is not going to be limited by it's use of Everything search to NTFS is it???
May 9 2012 at 6:32pm Copy Link
Channing Dai Hello guys, sorry for the delay in responding.

@lisba f
Listary is not exactly a continuation of Virtual Disk, but they can both provide easy file/folder access.
P.S. Sorry that Virtual Disk and Virtual Folder are no longer being maintained.
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 7:08pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Yvonne Renfrew
@Mitchell Kastner

I'm sorry that Listary is not a search tool. The current version of Listary can only find files and folders in the folder you're viewing. Version 4 will support full disk and subfolder search (using Everything

Listary is designed to provide easy access to your important files and folders. You can check the features list on the home page
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 7:09pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @VLM
Thank you very much for your suggestion and the testimonial :)
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 7:10pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @bai bai
Here are some new features of v4 for *Listary Pro* only:
- Launching applications
- More variables available for custom command
- Creating menu lists
- Some Pro only smart commands
- Extra search methods
- And some more...

The main changes listed above (evertying ultra speed, more file manager support) are all free edition features?

Yes, they will all be available in the free edition.

The idea and some necessary data of Pinyin search came from a Chinese customer h yl. He also purchased a Pro license at Listary's last BDJ promotion. You can get some posts about this if you click the "Load 52 Older Comments" above.
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 7:38pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Ron.
Sorry that the version comparison chart is a little out-of-date. I'll make a new one when version 4 is out.

Pro buttons at the most top-right are ads for the Pro version. They don't designate Pro features.
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 7:43pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @James Kenney
Thank you very much for your testimonial!

Listary 4 is not going to be limited to NTFS. It doesn't depends on Everything. It just uses Everything to provide extra search results.
Bopsoft - May 9 2012 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Innuendo Many thanks to Channing for bringing this back. I missed out on this deal the last time it was offered. (I saw it being offered, but didn't do my due diligence in checking out what this fine program could do.)

A month later, I found out what Listary could do and panicked. I emailed the author begging him to bring it back to BDJ.

When I saw the announcement in the newsletter I've been checking diligently every day for the deal to go live & immediately bought it when I woke up this morning!

I hope more integration with Directory Opus comes in v4. :)
May 9 2012 at 8:42pm Copy Link
VLM Channing, what is "menu lists"?
May 9 2012 at 9:48pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I was on the fence but this discussion and testimonials convinced me. Got it.
May 9 2012 at 10:10pm Copy Link
Sarah K I missed Speedcommander ( integration ? Any chance for build in?

May 9 2012 at 11:24pm Copy Link
Tortuga Hi
I've used Everything for a few years which I love & have AnVir installed which provides some nice Open/Save dialog features, so when Listary was offered some time bk on GOTD I thought I neither wanted nor needed it.
The glowing recommendation from BuBBy got the better of me so I did install it. And darn, am I glad I did!! Like someone said previously, it stays out of the way & makes one's life MUCH easier!! Have it installed on all PCs/Laptops. Like it enough that I want to encourage the Dev.
@Channing Dai
Thank you for being here & providing answers.
Even though you already answered, I still don't understand the License Terms & would not want to mess up v3.23 I have installed. 1) BdJ says its for 1PC+1Laptop «not» to be used at same time! 2) You say its unlimited if it belongs to same person. I do have several PCs & Laptops around the house networked on a LAN, they all are always ON & I switch from one to the next, whichever I'm nearest to since I can access the others from where I am.
So, is this license going to cover my setup? Was thinking maybe I wd buy 2 licenses instead of 1, to make sure I cover everything. What says you?
May 9 2012 at 11:40pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Bopsoft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - May 10 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Sarah K
Added to my to-do list.
Bopsoft - May 10 2012 at 12:20am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tortuga M.
Thank you for the testimonial! One license is enough in your situation.
Bopsoft - May 10 2012 at 12:24am Copy Link
Pavi Johnson This works amazingly well, and saves a lot of time in those hard to navigate dialog boxes.

I didn't get a change to purchase yesterday, and jumped on it today.

Highly recommended!

Best, /Pavi
May 10 2012 at 12:55am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Bopsoft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - May 10 2012 at 12:59am Copy Link
bai bai Already buy it! I hope v4 will support xyplorer 11 find as you type feature.

And I hope there are more pro features in v4 too :)
May 10 2012 at 2:42am Copy Link
Bob User I am looking forward to V4 but the current V3 is well worth the purchase too. I have been using it for close to a year and it has been a great help. Well worth it!
May 10 2012 at 3:43am Copy Link
Tortuga @ Channing Dai, hello :)
Many thanks for your answer!!
I bought a license yesterday while awaiting moderation!
Since the offer was extended, I might buy another later today to help a friend get organized.
This is indeed a maaahvelous app!! It integrates so seamlessly into everyday tasks, is impressive. Take advantage of the offer people, IT IS WORTH IT!!

N.B.: @BdJ My comment stayed in moderation for almost 3hrs!! :(
Anyway, bought it b4 it was published, but ... seemed a looong wait, staring at the page, not knowing what to do!! :O
Just saying :O
May 10 2012 at 6:46am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Hey Tortuga, even though we're 24 hours we do occasionally like to get a few minutes of sleep :-)
BitsDuJour Admin - May 10 2012 at 6:48am Copy Link
Francesco Savastano I bought your program, however I was a little disappointed to see I cannot be much faster as I first thought. It would really help if the computer menu (the one that shows all folders with an arrow to open subfolders) in listary would open immediately the nested folder tree (whithout needing the arrow) while the mouse goes over it (as it is in the windows start programs menu).
Also why doesn't the listary toolbar come out by default also with any normal explorer window (it happens only for the open and save dialog)
May 10 2012 at 6:57am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Fabrizio Mosca

Thank you for the feedback.

"It would really help if the computer menu (the one that shows all folders with an arrow to open subfolders) in listary would open immediately the nested folder tree (whithout needing the arrow) while the mouse goes over it."

This has already been implemented in Listary 4 (which will be available soon).

"Also why doesn't the listary toolbar come out by default also with any normal explorer window (it happens only for the open and save dialog)"

After opening an Explorer window, you can start typing something you'd like to search directly and the toolbar will show up automatically. You will be able to configure how the toolbar is shown in version 4.
Bopsoft - May 10 2012 at 7:15am Copy Link
Joseph Haynes I bought, neve got the download link.
May 10 2012 at 8:22am Copy Link
VLM Nico - Sleep is irrelevant. Resistance is futile.

Oh ... wait ... wrong script. ...
May 10 2012 at 8:35am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Joseph Haynes

Listary Pro uses the same installer as the free version, please download it here:

Then follow these steps to activate your Pro version after installing:
1. Right click Listary's tray icon and then click "Options".
2. Copy and paste your registration information to the right panel.
3. Click the OK button at bottom right.
Bopsoft - May 10 2012 at 8:54am Copy Link
John H Looks like a great addition to all my other tools.

I don't have a center mouse button to call up Listary from anywhere. Any suggestions?

I have two other programs that use "double clicking anywhere"; Fences and Direct Folders Pro. Any way to sort this mess out and disable Listary double click feature?

I would settle for a hot key combination.

Speaking of Hot Keys, I am also looking for a good hot key programing program. I had been using Flow but after a year it seemed to slow things down and still wanted to phone home even after it is an orphan program.

Thanks for any replies to this.
May 10 2012 at 11:58am Copy Link
VLM John H - AutoHotKeys.
May 10 2012 at 12:36pm Copy Link
DroidLuvr I installed this just a couple of days ago, and still haven't found that it will be so useful to me; I kind of don't understand the differences between this and Everything?

Since you are talking about version 4 being used with Everything, maybe you could explain the benefits?

Based on the rave reviews here, I'll probably buy it today just because so many people have found it so useful after they've had it for a while!! I'd still appreciate an idea about this versus/with Everything, though. Thanks!
May 10 2012 at 2:45pm Copy Link
Channing Dai Sorry for the delay in responding, just slept a little :)

@John H
"I don't have a center mouse button to call up Listary from anywhere. Any suggestions?"

You can use the hot keys (which can be configured in Options - Keyboard and Mouse). They work the same way.

"Any way to sort this mess out and disable Listary double click feature?"

Uncheck the "Double click in empty area to activate Listary..." in Options - Keyboard and Mouse.

"Speaking of Hot Keys, I am also looking for a good hot key programing program."

I also recommend AutoHotkey
Bopsoft - May 10 2012 at 8:25pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @DroidLuvr
Listary is not a search tool and it doesn't do the same thing as Everything.

Please check the Overview Video first (

Here are some of the highlights:

Quick Switch:
Favorite and Recent Folders:
Access Listary from Anywhere:
Smart Commands:

You can also check the homepage for more information:
Bopsoft - May 10 2012 at 8:34pm Copy Link
VLM Just 2 comments:

Comment #1: Channing, sleep is not permitted here. Perhaps you did not receive the memo. :)

Comment #2: The links Channing has just provided, immediately above, have not changed in as long as I've used the product. I take this as a sign of great stability in the product and great clarity of mind on the part of the developer.
May 10 2012 at 9:12pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @VLM
There are two global hot keys. They are both in Options - Keyboard and Mouse:
Show Listary toolbar
Show popup menu

All other hot keys (like those for commands) are internal. They will only work if you activate Listary toolbar first (Explorer is an exception, these hot keys always work in Explorer even if Listary toolbar is hidden).
Bopsoft - May 10 2012 at 9:47pm Copy Link
John H Channing
Thanks for such a great little program at a great price. Am still learning it. Have the Hot Keys customized already! Yay!

Here is my wish list:

1- Give me the option to select Double Click on just Explorer and File Dialog but not Desktop..... or any possible combination if possible. Looks like the Hot Key will be good enough though. At least I can continue to use Fences which is centered around a Desktop Double Click.

2- Allow me to access any open application through Listary. I keep my toolbar hidden and Alt- Tab-Tab-Tab-Tab get tiresome. This would be great when my IBM Thinkpad is in Tablet mode and am using a stylus .... Would have to use a double tap since the keyboard is hidden or would probably set up a Pen gesture to call up Listary. ... Argh! :-) Is a triple click option possible?

3- Allow me to set up URLs in Listary.

This could be a single solution to accessing everything which is why I was seeking a Hot Key program.

The Best to You!

May 11 2012 at 5:41am Copy Link
Channing Dai @John H
Thank you very much for your suggestion.

1. Already implemented in Listary 4.
2 & 3. I may add them as plug-ins of Listary.
Bopsoft - May 11 2012 at 7:06pm Copy Link
GBB Channing,
I've learned a lot about using Listary by reading these comments. While exploring, I've found a couple of things to put on a wish list: 1) I always have TotalCommander open with four tabsheets and Listary only lists one of them under Currently Open Folders. It would be nice if it could list all four (or whatever number). 2) It would also be nice, supposing that all open tabsheets in TotalCommander were listed, if it could open TC to the selected tabsheet when TC is minimized. Currently it just opens TC but doesn't select any particular pane or tabsheet.
BTW, I like this program more every day. You've done a great job!
May 12 2012 at 9:20am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Gbb
Thank you very much for the suggestions!

1) I'll work on this after finishing Listary 4.

2) I'm sorry that I don't quite get this one. Do you mean you want Listary to activate TC window and then select the corresponding tabsheet instead of opening a new TC window (or tabsheet)?
Bopsoft - May 12 2012 at 10:37am Copy Link
GBB Right now, if TC is minimized on the taskbar and I click on some directory in Listary (let's say 'c:\mystuff'), TC is opened and takes focus on the previously active tabsheet and whatever folder it was using and 'c:\mystuff' is nowhere to be seen. The ideal thing from my pov would be to open the previously active tab to 'c:\mystuff'. I hope it's clearer now. Please let me know if it's not.
May 12 2012 at 12:45pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Bopsoft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - May 13 2012 at 12:54am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Gbb
I assume you've set TC as the default file manager in Listary Options - General?

Please try to set the "Parameter:" field to the following (full line, including quotes):
"%1" /O /S
Bopsoft - May 13 2012 at 3:34am Copy Link
GBB It now works just like I suggested on my wishlist, opening the last focused tabsheet to the folder I click in Listary. I wish all my wishes were fulfilled so fast! Thanks, Channing.

PS: Yes, I had filled in the path to TC and although I can be forgiven for not knowing the /O /S switches, I confess that I didn't even notice the second line of the "Fill this...other than Windows Explorer" message where it says to put %1 in the path. I realize that it's from my own carelessness, but you might want to put the second line in red to make sure people like me see it.
May 13 2012 at 10:04am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Gbb

I'll set "%1" as the default value for "Parameter".
Bopsoft - May 14 2012 at 3:55am Copy Link
ron r I really really recommend this tool.
I purchased this a few weeks ago and I can tell you right now that this tool besides totalcommander makes every other file explorer / explorer add-on useless (well ....there may be exceptions...)

This tool takes about 30 minutes to get used to (maybe a bit more or less) but after that, you just refuse to work without it.

File browsing and managing gets way more faster and pleasant.
Saving / opening files get's a hell of a lot faster to.

I really was getting tired of filling up the left side of the windows explore folder view with shortcuts and such...Now I let listary do the "heavy lifting" when it comes to file management/ file access.

And I really love the license model where one purchase sets you up for lifetime updates/upgrades (while the product lasts). Forget about the % off "deal" ... waiting for that to happen you just makes your current way of file managing / browsing / saving / loading , last that much longer. (For this prize and license model do your self a big favor just buy it and start using it).
Jul 30 2012 at 1:00am Copy Link
Steven Martins Does Listary Pro support Windows 8?
Oct 16 2012 at 2:37am Copy Link
Matt I'm looking forward to this purchase! I missed it last time.

Channing Dai is a very friendly and responsive developer.
Oct 16 2012 at 3:55am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Steven Martins

Yes, Listary supports Windows 8.
Bopsoft - Oct 16 2012 at 6:31am Copy Link
ron r This application is a true and worthy add-on in your tool-set although I run totalcommander this tool boosts effective file managing even further.

And the developer responds to questions in a timely and friendly matter.

Do not let this deal go if you do a lot file managing.
Oct 17 2012 at 3:18am Copy Link
Robert Bull Run to get it, folks. This utility not only makes targetting particular items in a list, but also folder navigation and file opening/saving so vastly improved over vanilla Windows that it should have been a built-in feature. The integration with Total Commander, XYplorer, DOpus, WinRAR and several other programs is a delight. Don't overlook the same author's freeware Text Editor Anywhere, invaluable to connect your favourite editor with online forms and forums; Disclaimer; I have no connection with Listary except as a user, and paid for my license through an earlier BdJ deal. If it looks like I'm glad I did - I am :)
Oct 17 2012 at 12:27pm Copy Link
VLM Are we at version 4.x yet?
Oct 17 2012 at 6:37pm Copy Link
richard moorer @VLM: not yet, current is 3.51, but it should come out soon http://discussions.listar...omment_385
and AFAIK its a life-time license with upgrades (but don't pin me on that).

I'm currently using the free version but I think I'll go over to Pro with this.
Oct 18 2012 at 12:55am Copy Link
K X Highly recommended. This is one of those programs I would not have heard of if not for it being featured on Bits du Jour. I think it was recommended in some discussions of other file management software. I read so many enthusiastic posts about this and even read the description above, and I still didn't get what all the fuss was about.

However, once I installed the trial version and started using it, I realized it's very handy and now I use it all the time.
Oct 18 2012 at 1:50pm Copy Link
Channing Dai Hello Everyone,

The totally new Listary 4 beta is out:

It's not fully completed, but if you've been with Listary for a while, you can give it a try!
Bopsoft - Oct 18 2012 at 9:45pm Copy Link
Craig Haywood Hi Channing,

Love the new 4 beta. Just one thing, my registration code for version 3 does not work in the 4 beta. Does that mean I must upgrade again?
Oct 19 2012 at 12:19am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Craig Haywood
Listary Pro license is lifetime and you don't need to upgrade.

The only reason it doesn't work in v4 beta currently is that the beta version hasn't implemented the registration system yet...
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 12:24am Copy Link
Danny Is this Listary Pro similar like Copernic Desktop Search?
Oct 19 2012 at 2:41am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Danny Thys
They are two very different kind of software. I recommend you take a look at the overview video. You can find it at the bottom of the intro article.
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 3:13am Copy Link
MBe Channing Dai wrote:
"@Craig Haywood Listary Pro license is lifetime and you don't need to upgrade."

Is this offer with 50% Off with lifetime licence too, or do we get the lifetime licence only for the full price?
Oct 19 2012 at 3:38am Copy Link
Stanislav Cermak Hi.

There are about five thousands of folders and files on my disk. Is there any limit for trouble-free work with Listary? And how much disk space is needed?

I like there is support fot Total Commander - it is my favourite tool.

Oct 19 2012 at 3:41am Copy Link
Channing Dai @MB H
You get a lifetime license with this offer (50% off).
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 3:42am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Stanley Cermak
Listary is not exactly a search tool, and it can work perfectly with any number of files. In most situations both the disk space and memory needed = 10MB.
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 3:47am Copy Link
Neil I've had the free Listary installed quite a while and I have not found it useful unfortunately. Part of this is that I usually use Search Everything as my file selector for finding files, since I have a couple hundred thousand files that I work's much easier to just type part of a file name in Search Everything, the list instanftly appears, then I double click to open, or I can copy the file name and path to the clipboard and open it in any dialog.

That being said, I had HOPED that Listary would give me the power of Search Everything convenitently in the dialog box. But the Search portion of Listary appears to only search the current folder! It doesn't even appear to search subfolders--making it useless since the dialog itself gives you easy navigation including type-to-find.

Does PRo have better search capabilities than Free? Your feature matrix doesn't seem to suggest that. But if it did, or the new beta does, I'd definitely consider it!
Oct 19 2012 at 6:36am Copy Link
Metta Zetty Thanks for your feedback, Neil. I've run into the same issues too -- both in terms of the extremely limited search capability and the integration with Directory Opus. Will be looking forward to the feedback we receive on this before I make a buying decision..
Oct 19 2012 at 6:49am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Neil
If you love Everything, you must love the new beta version. Please take a look at it:

I've been using Everything since the very first version (before starting developing Listary). It's a must-have and Listary makes a great combination with it. I'll let Listary integrate with it more.

@Neil @Metta Zetty
Here are some Directory Opus integration examples (using Listary 3.51):
1. After any open/save file dialog pops up, you can press Ctrl + G to jump to the folder you're viewing in DOpus directly.
2. If you switch from any file dialog to DOpus, do some work, jump to a new folder and then switch back to the file dialog, Listary will let the dialog open your working folder in DOpus automatically.
3. Press your mouse middle button or the hot key Win + W, Listary will show up with all your important and recent opened folders.
4. And many more...

Listary is not a search tool, it's much more than that. I developed it hoping to bring a united file browsing experience to Windows. You love DOpus? That's great, then you don't have to feel the pain of navigating in file dialogs anymore. Do all your file browsing work in DOpus and let Listary takes care of these dialogs. Just started a new project in DOpus? Middle click your mouse and add the project folder to Listary's favorites, and then you can access it everywhere (file dialogs, Explorer, 7zip...)
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 7:35am Copy Link
Hitman Hello Channing, Listary reminds me of the ceased FlashFolder

which is deeply loved by

Is FlashFolder the original inspiration for Listary? Clearly Listary is much beyond FF now, but I'm curious about how the "seed" started.
Oct 19 2012 at 8:45am Copy Link
Neil Channing...yes, that's a marked improvement in the beta using Everything. And I tested the integration with DO and the navigation etc. and that worked even in the current edition.)

So I'll leave the beta on and see how it goes. If it 's reasonably stable I'll license by the end of the day (since you say it's a lifetime license!)

But a few early comments: The search doesn't really work well unless you manually turn on search everything using the > The auto "use everything" seems to do something, but doesn't turn up much. For example, I type "psyche xml" and I only get one match in paths. But ">psyche xml" and there are 100+. Why is that?

Also, the only way to scroll through the list appears to be the arrow key. The mouse and mouse wheel don't work. The page up and page down keys dont work either. Those were my first choices, in that order, and what I'd expect.. Finally, I tried the arrow key and that worked. But it's more awkward to page through a bigger list.

And you might think about extending the list, offering the path to the right of the file name, so more fit in the drop down. Most people have wide enough's height that's limited.
Oct 19 2012 at 8:58am Copy Link
GBB This program is the find of the year for me. It's saved me a lot of time getting to folders I use a lot, but which are buried deep down like c:\users\user\appdata\roaming\somefolder, etc. I got it last time round and can only recommend it to everyone. Also, the developer is very responsive and happy to work on suggested improvements. Go for it! (Disclaimer: I'm just a guy who found out about and bought the program - no other relationship with them).
Oct 19 2012 at 9:13am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Huidong
Listary started as an enhancement to all kinds of lists in Windows - Exploer file list, file dialog file list, Task Manager process list and lists in many third-party applications. It can help you search / select / export data from these lists. This is also where the first four letters in the name came from. (P.S. The current version can still search your Task Manager, give it a try!)

Then I found that almost all users were only interested in those file lists, I decided to focus on file browsing. Other features like favorite folders were added gradually. I tried many applications in the file management category, and FlashFolder was one of my favorites. I really love its clean design.
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 9:26am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Neil
Without the Greater-Than sign (your first example) Listary will only search the current folder (and its subfolders). If a leading Greater-Than sign is appended, Listary will search all your disks (same as you type it directly in Everything window).

Page Up/ Page Down/ Home/ End/ Mouse wheel are supported in version 3.51. I haven't added them to the beta version yet. They will be available very soon.
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 9:33am Copy Link
Stanislav Cermak Thanks Channing Dai.

Please - Do you offer The Money back if case of problems with Listary?

I´d like to buy it, but...

You see - a while ago We installed The Free version of Listary, all seem to be fine (it will help me a much!!), but I had to solve one error several times when I try Curently Opened Folders in Microsoft Word and Total commander was running in Total Commander (Access violation of address 0050BCF2. Read of address 00000008. Please report this error to the Author.)
Total Commander is 7.01 32 bit version.

Oct 19 2012 at 1:31pm Copy Link
Teri S I don't need the features in Pro version, but I am planning to buy one Pro license to support the development. It is an amazing software.
Oct 19 2012 at 4:03pm Copy Link
Emil Kucera Just a note from another happy user (lifetime since last BdJ offer) - reading the comments in here and watching the video showed me some things that I was unaware of and that make me even happier. (I know, should have spent more time with the help :-)
Will look forward to try the beta.
Thanks, Channing!
Oct 19 2012 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Stanley Cermak
Sorry for the delay in responding.

Yes, you're offered a 30-day money back guarantee. You're perfectly safe to purchase now.

P.S. I highly recommend you to update to the latest version of Total Commander.
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 6:15pm Copy Link
Danny How should I later my old registered email address to new email address change?
Oct 19 2012 at 10:16pm Copy Link
Tim Parsons I like this software so much I just bought a second license. :)
Oct 19 2012 at 10:38pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Danny Thys
Please send an email to with your old and new registration information.
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 10:42pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tim Parsons
Thanks! If you love Listary, you can recommend it to your friends, just don't purchase the third license :P
Bopsoft - Oct 19 2012 at 11:25pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Has anyone else had a Problem with PayPal ???
It seems that Avangate & PayPal do NOT get along well for ME!!!
I always go through my entire PayPal Login & Pamyment method selection and complete what SHOULD be a successful sale...
THEN Avangate refuses to accept it and Says that I must go back to the Merchant and "possibly" select another method of payment!!!

I havwe already been successful using my VISA as I didn't want to miss out on this GREAT Deal, but I can't believe (how???) AvanGate keeps its Merchants if many others are having problems like ME!
I'm no newbie... I've been using PayPal successfully HUNDREDS of times over the past 15 years and Avangate and ONE Other Processors are the only two that give me these kind of "fits" !!!
Oct 19 2012 at 11:48pm Copy Link
Tortuga Discovered this little gem through GOTD
At first I thought: what does this actually do? T'was puzzling, as it integrates so well into the system, I didn't actually "see" anything
Well anyway, now when I am at someone else's PC, I'm just discombobulated, as navigating into deep nested fldrs is just a nightmare. I too use Everything, glad to see more integration

Absolutely love this little app! Even though already had it (GOTD), decided to buy a license to encourage this fine developer, that's how great I think it is!!!
Highly recommend to anybody, it really really speeds up everyday tasks!!
»NOT affiliated w the developer in any way
Oct 19 2012 at 11:51pm Copy Link
Danny @Chris Roy Jackson

Then this problem occasionally! With me everything went smoothly in a Flash of a few seconds!
Oct 19 2012 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Garry Camps does this use hardware fingerprinting or similar activation methods, because i often change or upgrade hardware in my pc and it would be a a MAJOR hassle to request a new license or whatever each time i upgraded.
Oct 20 2012 at 1:46am Copy Link
Lee Garber To everyone - buy this program - it is indispensable - I cannot recommend it enough - Channing you are a legend for creating it - v4 beta has everything search integration - what more could you ask for....
Oct 20 2012 at 1:52am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Garry Camps
No. It only uses your name and email address.
Bopsoft - Oct 20 2012 at 2:06am Copy Link
Anand Tulpule I have purchased your software but could not get e-mail. Normally Avangate sends email in few seconds.My Order No.13922863.
Your help needed.
Thanks and Regards,
Oct 20 2012 at 5:00am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Anand Tulpule
I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I just sent an email to your email address. Please check it.
Bopsoft - Oct 20 2012 at 5:19am Copy Link
Garry Camps i purchased 2 licenses today with this offer but only got 1 license in my email. can you please send the second license to my email address or by private message
Oct 20 2012 at 12:30pm Copy Link
Berry Taylor With such an endorsement from Mr Bull, I'm in.

Oct 20 2012 at 3:35pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Garry Camps
The license is bind to your email address. Please send the new registration information (name and email) to .
Bopsoft - Oct 20 2012 at 6:24pm Copy Link
VLM I realize that I'm chiming in late in the day, but I wish to add my voice to those who have praised this product. This is simply one of the very best, most useful, most well-designed, and most stable products I have ever used ... going all the way back to 1976, when I began programming for the first time. IF that sounds like an exceptional endorsement, that's how I intend it.

The thing that strikes me about Listary is that I continue to discover new features and new uses for existing features. The program is amazing ... and beyond.

And Channing responds to EVERY email ... ALWAYS.

The pro version has a few nice features that I use regularly. But even if it didn't, I'd buy just to support Channing in a heartbeat. In fact, we've purchased more than 1 license just for that reason. Worth every penny, and a whole lot more IMO. In fact, I think I'll sign up for another license right now. I don't need it ... but I want it!!! :)
Oct 20 2012 at 8:28pm Copy Link
Martyn User Why is Bopsoft asking for photo ID and copies of my cheque card front and back to purchase the software?
Oct 21 2012 at 2:21am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Martyn Green
I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but Bopsoft will never do that. The request should come from either your bank or Avangate, the e-commercial provider.
Bopsoft - Oct 21 2012 at 2:57am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale VLM I've let Avangate know you're having trouble
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 21 2012 at 4:31pm Copy Link
John Li Hi Channing Dai,
Have been waiting for this deal for a while now. Is it coming up in the near future or do you have another discount code we can use?
Dec 19 2012 at 7:24am Copy Link
Channing Dai @John Li

Sorry that you need to wait for about 2 months.
Bopsoft - Dec 20 2012 at 8:02pm Copy Link
Northern sp. z o.o. I have and strongly reccomend :)
Mar 11 2013 at 1:04am Copy Link
Michael R. A very! useful tool...

Can I change the font/size in current v4 somehow?
E.g. I would prefer to set the more discret font/size of v3...
Mar 12 2013 at 1:09am Copy Link
h j Does the BitsduJour offer include Lifetime updates as does the regular Pro offer ?
Mar 12 2013 at 3:11am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Michael R

A smaller UI will not be able to display full paths of search results which are necessary for the new features introduced in v4. However, version 4.1 will add theme support, and I may add some font/size settings.
Bopsoft - Mar 12 2013 at 3:32am Copy Link
Channing Dai @h j

Yes. You can use it on all future versions.
Bopsoft - Mar 12 2013 at 3:33am Copy Link
Lito I highly recommend this program. I bought it last time it was on sale here, and it's worth every penny. My one minor complaint is that when it brings up a large list in a subdirectory, I can't scroll with my middle mouse wheel, I have to go hover over by the bottom or top of the list to scroll. Other than that, it's one of those great utilities you will take for granted is there as you use it. Then you will find yourself working on some other person's machine and remember how inefficient it is without it.
Mar 12 2013 at 9:40pm Copy Link
Pavi Johnson Simply superb! Integrates with nearly all programs, customizable.

It saves massive amount of time and headaches when saving and loading files.

Best, /Pavi
Mar 13 2013 at 3:24am Copy Link
David H (Seattle) HIghly recommended. This was an on-intuition purchase for me, it looked like a small tool that did its job simply and well, and stayed out of the way until used - and it delivers. SUPER-quick navigation, and it also pre-fills the last filename if desired, which often saves me making extra moves. $10 well spent! Kudos to the dev for identifying the specific need and filling it so well. Never crashed, no overhead, nice piece of work.
Mar 13 2013 at 7:12am Copy Link
Atalay Tan I just can say it is a masterpiece of software with all its features. Highly recommended. I use it with Directory Opus and it is perfect. Even it is not totally integrated, it is still very useful and I know that both developers are working together nowadays to deeply integrate DOpus to Listary. I have already bought Listary Pro by the previous BitsDuJour deal and i recommend it now to everyone who missed the previous deal.
Mar 13 2013 at 10:02am Copy Link
Craig Haywood This is one of the best investments I ever made. Highly reccomended
Mar 14 2013 at 1:06am Copy Link
Glenn Crouch Strongly recommended product :)
Mar 14 2013 at 1:11am Copy Link
John Van Dijk Too bad you can't pay with iDEAL.
Mar 14 2013 at 2:53am Copy Link
Zoran Paljevic There's not many things made me nostalgic after I left Mac and went to PC, beside aesthetics.. Now it's even lesser, thanks.

Little font size customization, as mentioned, would be good to see in a future.
Mar 14 2013 at 3:26am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Zoran Paljevic

I'm currently working on designing a compact UI and I need some help. A smaller UI cannot display as much information as the current version. If any one can provide a mockup, I would be very happy to implement it in the next version.
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 3:56am Copy Link
h j Thanks for the info Channing. Also what's the best way to upgrade in order to retain my folder favourites from the previous version? The old version had a Data folder with config.xml but I don' see this in the new one.
Mar 14 2013 at 4:01am Copy Link
Channing Dai @h j

Listary 4 should import your old settings automatically on the first run. If it's not working, please follow these steps:

1. Exit Listary 4 first.
2. In the same folder as config.xml, you'll find a UserData folder, delete or rename it.
3. Start Listary 4.
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 4:11am Copy Link
Mike Murphy How does this integrate with Directory Opus? I am trying the demo and it does not seem to bring up the Listary search box.
Mar 14 2013 at 7:19am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Mike Murphy

Just press Win + S in Directory Opus.
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 7:26am Copy Link
Mike Murphy OK. That works. I have a file named VehicleInspection.pdf in the open folder. I hit the Win + S key and start typing v or V and absolutely noting shows up except to say "No items match your search". Am I missing something here?
Mar 14 2013 at 7:33am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Mike Murphy

I'm sorry if Listary doesn't work with your Directory Opus. GPSoftware will release a new beta version of Directory Opus tomorrow which adds Listary support, and a new version of Listary with deep Directory Opus integration will be available next week. In the new version you don't need to press Win + S, and everything is as perfect as it's in Windows Explorer. So I suggest you try Listary in Windows Explorer at this moment :)
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 7:48am Copy Link
Moomin I just bought it, installed it, started it, searched for sth. and oh! YEAH. Great! I'm impressed at first sight. Now I have to learn the Pro features..
Mar 14 2013 at 7:53am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Moomin

Be sure to check the four demo videos in the article or on Lstary homepage :-)
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 7:56am Copy Link
Renaud Duval Just Bought the software. I have been using free version for a long time now. But want to support the company as this is really a software that helps you save time and navigate quickly where you want. You must buy it, really. Direct access to latest folders and preferred folders. Change your life.
Mar 14 2013 at 8:08am Copy Link
Bo Lee The Listary is very good, but why the new version 4 (portable) has the Windows Jump List ?
Mar 14 2013 at 8:12am Copy Link
Moomin @Channing Dai, thanks, yes I only skimmed over them so far but will watch them more carefully now... .. :)
Mar 14 2013 at 8:13am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bo Lee

I'm sorry that I don't quite get what you mean. Could you please send a screenshot to ? Thank you.
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 8:15am Copy Link
VLM Fabulous, helpful product, very responsive and helpful developer (Channing). Outstanding changes in version 4 to an already-5-star product!!! At this price and with a lifetime license (if I understand correctly), this one is truly a no-brainer. (Or is that "nobrainer"? The new fuzzy navigation will see you through!!!)
Mar 14 2013 at 8:35am Copy Link
Bo Lee @Channing Dai
I'm sorry. I mean that when I run the new version Listary , the Windows "User Account Control" warning appear. not Windows Jump List. How can I make the new version Listary skip the UAC.
Mar 14 2013 at 9:09am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bo Lee
You can open Listary Options and check "Start Listary when Windows starts". Listary will then start with Windows automatically without UAC prompt.
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 9:19am Copy Link
Joe M I purchased Listary Pro v 3 on 12/17/2011 from BitsDuJour.
I don't know if this purchase was for lifetime upgrades? I see now you have a new version 4 on BitsDuJour with lifetime upgrades.

I did download the new version 4 and installed it over the old version 3 and it did take the serial number.

Does that mean that my purchase was for lifetime upgrades back then?
Mar 14 2013 at 10:58am Copy Link
Cyrus I appreciate the prompt response I received from the Listary Pro support. To me, that is the sign of a good developer.
Mar 14 2013 at 12:18pm Copy Link
Mike Murphy OK, thanks for the info about Opus Directory. I purchased based on your word and your quick responses to our queries.

Mar 14 2013 at 12:52pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Joe McCormick
Yes, you'll get life-time upgrades for free. You can use the license on v4, v5, v6...
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 5:06pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Mike Murphy
Thank you for purchasing Listary Pro! I'm sorry that mapped network drives can't be supported at the moment.
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 5:09pm Copy Link
Scott Youngman A perfect experience purchasing via FastSpring -- license information was sent immediately. Thank you.
Mar 14 2013 at 7:14pm Copy Link
Michael R. On my Win7, x64 system I have the problem (with v4), that the option 'Start Listary when Windows starts' does not stay: Checking it, clicking in the OK-button and choosing Options again displays the options again without this option checked. I tried another option (Fuzzy matching) and this stays as intended after pressing OK.

Unfortunately the option-display is right: Listary does not start with windows on my system. And when calling it, Listary seems to need administrator-rights. I have them, but need to confirm the appearing messagebox, after calling it.

I tried to insert Listary into my 'Startup'-directory - I don't know why it has been rsomewhen automatically renamed by win7: In former days it's name was Autostart - but it is as if it is not there: Listary is not called at startup automatically.

In the last time I had another (similar) experience with another program, when startup-options, which I have to reinstall everytime an option is changed. Unfortunately uninstalling and reinstalling Listary v4 does not help. (With v3 I did not have this problem).

Perhaps my problem is similar to the one of Boo Lee?

@Boo Lee: Is it?
Mar 14 2013 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Michael R
I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Please check the following things:
1. You are logged in as administrator instead of a normal user (i.e. you are not using a normal user account you created yourself).
2. Task Scheduler service is not disabled on your system.
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 10:08pm Copy Link
Michael R. @Channing Dai
Thanks for your fast answer.

I tchecked/tried out this, but without success:

2. I checked it and the TaskScheduler-service (on german systems: Aufgabenplanung) is running.

1. I created temporarily explicitely an administrator account (net user Administrator /active), called Listary from there, but the result was the same. Cchecking the option 'Start Listary when Windows starts' does not persist: I called the options again and it was again unchecked. Btw. would there be any difference to calling Listary within my user-account with administrator-rights?
Mar 14 2013 at 11:30pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Michael R.

Could you please try to logon Windows instead of just run Listary using one of your accounts with administrator rights and then check "Start Listary when Windows starts"?
Bopsoft - Mar 14 2013 at 11:47pm Copy Link
Michael R. @Channing Dai

I am not sure, what you mean. Probably what I did described under 1. of my last posting. Here a little bit more explained:

Since I am the only person using my computer, when starting win7 I just have one user (me) and gave him admin-rights.

As said before I did the following:
Temporarily I just created an addional user: Admin.
I did this with the command-line command:
c:\windows\system32\net.exe user Administrator /active
So when logging out the current user I have a new 'user';: The Administrator.
From there I called Listary again.
And had the same result: Checking 'Listary when Windows starts' did not persist.

When clicking on this option and OK, what does Listary trying to do and does Listary check, if this is done correctly - this check should fail in my situation - and what does it check, when the options are called again, so it thinks, it shouldn't start itself at windows-start?
Mar 15 2013 at 12:48am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Michael R.

Sorry again for the inconvenience.

Could you please try to follow this blog post ( http://www.techrepublic.c...eduler/616 ) and add Listary.exe to system startup using Task Scheduler manually? Normally Listary should do this automatically, but since it's not working on your system, maybe we can figure out what's going wrong by doing it one step at a time.

Thank you!

P.S. I tried to send you an email, but it seems that the email address you left on BDJ is not working?
Bopsoft - Mar 15 2013 at 1:12am Copy Link
Michael R. Thanks again for your fast responses.

I have to go out-of-house now, but I'll try when I am back...

P.S. And thanks for the hint: I just updated my email-address.
Mar 15 2013 at 1:20am Copy Link
InterestedParty Just wanted to second Scott's comments - quick, efficient purchase experience. Thank you Bopsoft and Fastspring!
Mar 15 2013 at 1:28am Copy Link
robert gamson If I buy using this offer I get updates on the product forever?
Mar 15 2013 at 2:14am Copy Link
Channing Dai @robert gamson

Yes. You'll get all future updates for free.
Bopsoft - Mar 15 2013 at 2:20am Copy Link
Mike Murphy Is there any way to increase the size of the output window (make it taller) so there isn't so much scrolling?

Mar 15 2013 at 6:27am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Mike Murphy

A setting for this will be added in version 4.1 with the skin feature. I'm currently working on a compact UI. It should be available very soon.

P.S. Directory Opus beta with Listary support has just been released ( ), the corresponding Listary version will be ready next week.
Bopsoft - Mar 15 2013 at 8:10am Copy Link
Mike Murphy OK, thanks for all the quick replies.
Mar 15 2013 at 8:52am Copy Link
Joe M My computer is running Windows 8 Pro 64. I am now running the latest version 4 of Listary.
It works with PowerDesk Pro 9, xplorer2, and Xnview without having to do anything.

I have downloaded the latest Opus 10 software. When I do a search a small one line window will open up in the bottom of the directory column. I do not get a pop-up menu like I do with the previous programs I mentioned.

I also cannot get it to work in XYplorer 12.30.0000 which is the latest version. When I start a search, your program will flash the search window very briefly and then a window will pop up saying something about XYplorer Scripting. I have a choice of continuing or canceling the script. Any idea why this is happening?

In the Listary options settings under "By Window Type" all of the programs I mentioned, except for PowerDesk Pro 9 which is not listed, all have a check mark in the box.
Mar 15 2013 at 11:14am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Joe McCormick

In Directory Opus you need to press Win + S to activate Listary manually. GPSoftware has just released a new beta version of Directory Opus with Listary support, and a new version of Listary with deep Directory Opus integration will be available next week. In the new version you won't need to press Win + S, and everything would be as perfect as it's in Windows Explorer.

Please make sure your XYplorer license is Standard License Pro (this is the only available license type now), the old Home license is not supported. If this is not the case, please send a screenshot of the XYplorer Scripting error message to . Thank you.
Bopsoft - Mar 15 2013 at 6:17pm Copy Link
Wide Glide The prog isn't working at all over here;
W7 64 bit.
Mar 16 2013 at 8:50am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Wide Glide

Hello, could you please send more information to ? The following informaiton would be helpful:
1. What is the expected behavior?
2. What is the current behavior?
3. Some screenshots.

Thank you.
Bopsoft - Mar 16 2013 at 9:14am Copy Link
João Benedito dos Santos Filho I tried other similar programs and Listary is the best. I´m buyng my copy right away.
Thank you folks for the discount.
Mar 16 2013 at 3:13pm Copy Link
Tortuga Soooo glad you extended the promo another day. Got quite sick past few days, didn't come around ...
Anyway, this prog has a *terrible problem!*, as in, one can NOT use another computer without feeling perplexed by the complex navigation & lack of intuitiveness !!!
Already bought this from past BdJ
Just bought it again, as my husband loves the way I can zip around fast!! :)
Everybody, just buy this now, the software is great, the Dev is great, your (computer) life will be great ... !!! ;)
Mar 16 2013 at 9:39pm Copy Link
VLM I just sent you a private support message via your website. Can you confirm that you received it? I ask, because there was no feedback on-screen.

Mar 16 2013 at 10:47pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @VLM

I'm sorry that I haven't got your message yet. I just tested and the contact form worked well. Could you please try to send it again or drop an email to directly?
Bopsoft - Mar 16 2013 at 10:55pm Copy Link
VLM Channing, the link you provided above, http://www.techrepublic.c...eduler/616, is not presently working. Is this a TechRepublic issue?

Anyone ... Am I the only one having this difficulty?

Mar 16 2013 at 10:57pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @VLM

The link is too long and has been trimmed by BDJ. Try this:
Bopsoft - Mar 16 2013 at 11:21pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks Channing. The problem is apparently not with your link, I still can't get in. Either I have something blocking this site and don't know it, or the site is down for maintenance or the like.
Mar 17 2013 at 6:29am Copy Link
Martin Myhre This isn't happening! Only a few days late for the discount on this great piece of software.
Mar 17 2013 at 12:57pm Copy Link
Loco78 * It is a wonderful app-easy to use and smooth in action, amazing. I would recommend.
Sep 20 2013 at 12:29am Copy Link
Glenn Crouch Very worthwhile tool!
Sep 20 2013 at 12:43am Copy Link
GBB This program saves me LOTS of time, and I don't even use half of its features. It's near the top of my list of "must-have" programs. Said by a satisfied customer - no relationship with the company.
Sep 20 2013 at 2:36am Copy Link
erioforo It's a very useful tool. Fast and easy! It worth the purchase.
Sep 20 2013 at 3:45am Copy Link
Konstantin Taranov Great utility! It's really make your life easy. Must have for all my PC.
Sep 20 2013 at 4:16am Copy Link
Ela S. Thanks for this great deal!!!

Using the free version already for about 3 years, I would estimate that Listary does save me about 20 MIN PER DAY. Esp the "Recent files" lists do dramatically speedup the work-flow.

It has replaced my good old prog Folderguide, which unfortunately does not work in Win7 any longer.

So my questions now are:

1. How to install the new Listary Pro version, when an older version already does exist, to save the old settings and links? Have one to deinstall the older version?

2. How to generally save/backup the settings of Listary Pro? Honestly, the first settings need quite some time for finalisation.
Sep 20 2013 at 7:00am Copy Link
Channing Dai Thank you very much for your kind words! I really appreciate that.

@Ely S.
1. Just install the new version. All your old settings will be converted and imported automatically.
2. Please check this link:
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 7:09am Copy Link
a a Can I control what gets remembered by Listary and what doesn't ?

Also, is it possible to set it so that what's remebered only applies to current session and is stored in RAM (ie. nothing written to disk and on reboot recent folders/searches are gone) ?
Sep 20 2013 at 7:31am Copy Link
Channing Dai @a a

1. Yes. In Listary Options - History, you can exclude folders and add wildcard filters.
2. Sorry this is not supported.
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 7:36am Copy Link
VLM This is one of the truly indispensable applications on every computer I have, or would ever have. And Channing is AMAZINGLY responsive! At this price, it's a complete no-brainer.
Sep 20 2013 at 7:52am Copy Link
a a @Channing Dai

2. Sorry this is not supported.

Can you consider adding this feature to a future version (ie. only remember for Session, and keep in RAM).
Sep 20 2013 at 8:01am Copy Link
Eddie Tex Agreed on all counts. This is one of the first applets I install whenever reformatting an existing machine or moving to a new machine. The more files you have to manage, the more valuable this becomes.
Sep 20 2013 at 8:03am Copy Link
Channing Dai @a a
This may be a little hard as History is saved in a totally different way from other settings. Anyway, I've added this to my to-do list with a low priority.
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 8:10am Copy Link
a a @Channing Dai

OK, thanks for adding to to-do list.
Sep 20 2013 at 8:14am Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Can Listary be set to just search for files and NOT for folders? And If yes, can this be a permanent setting.

I hate it when folders and files get mixed and all show up in search results.

I asked the question the other way around last year (searching only for folders) and that feature was not supported. I am since using another programme for quickly searching and accessing folders only.

If Listary could do the job of files only, it would make for a great combination.
Sep 20 2013 at 8:27am Copy Link
Richard Stone Is there a portable version that doesn't require an install?
Sep 20 2013 at 8:34am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bruno Verschraegen

I'm designing a new custom search feature. It should be able to do this.
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 8:38am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Richard Stone

Yes. Check the official download page:
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 8:39am Copy Link
Software Seeker
Sep 20 2013 at 10:55am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Software Seeker

Yes. Here is a screenshot of Listary working with Windows 8 open file dialog:
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 10:58am Copy Link
Software Seeker Thank you for your quick reply. Does this alos work in XP and Windows 7?
Sep 20 2013 at 11:01am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Software Seeker

Yes, it works perfectly.
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 11:04am Copy Link
Software Seeker Thanks again!
Sep 20 2013 at 11:11am Copy Link
Cary Adams After some procrastination, I bought this last time, and it has become one of my most useful tools.

Knowing just a partial file name, I can launch my memos with ease, far quicker than looking for shortcuts, or drilling down through file manager. An awesome tool

Optionally it can return results from my Evernote as well.

And it comes with lifetime upgrades... Why are you still waiting... the "Buy Now" button is just above ;)
Sep 20 2013 at 12:03pm Copy Link
DroidLuvr I purchased Everything through BDJ last year, and have just updated to the latest version. I have re-read the comments above and gone to the link about the beta of DOpus that is better integrated with Listary.

It states: "Added a command to DOpusRT (/info) that allows third-party tools to access the list of currently displayed folders and files in Opus (this will allow improved support by tools like Listary)."

So in the options for Listary, under the Default File Manager settings, what .exe file and parameters should I be using for the best integration with my DOpus??? -- [I have the latest beta 10.5.2 I think....] and it should include any Listary integration improvements.

Thanks Channing!
Sep 20 2013 at 12:57pm Copy Link
D Rogers Can you clarify why a PC user and a laptop user in the same house cannot use Listary Pro at the same time under the same license? I don't understand the reasoning.

Are we supposed to yell "Honey, power down the laptop and stop using listary pro. I"m using it downstairs on the pc" ?? It sort of reminds me of sharing telephone lines in the 1970's.
Sep 20 2013 at 3:08pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @DroidLuvr

1. Here are the settings for DOpus:
Path: C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe
Parameter: "%1"

Note that parameter includes the quotes.

2. Sorry that Listary can't use an ETP server as source currently. I've added this to my to-do list.

3. Listary doesn't support Evernote at the moment. I think it should be a typo...
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 7:28pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @D Rogers

Because one user can't use two computers at the same :) You can't type or move mouse on two computers simultaneously.

Listary Pro is licensed per user. If it's just you, one license is enough. If your family also want to use it, you should purchase more licenses.
Bopsoft - Sep 20 2013 at 7:37pm Copy Link
Anwar Ben Tanfous I didn't buy it yet but I highly recommend using this software... it's a MUST have!!! really I love it so much and the dev is so passionate by improving it and adding features... I will probably buy the pro version very soon even at full price.
Sep 21 2013 at 1:37am Copy Link
VLM Anwar Ben Tanfous (and others :) - Must my opinion, but sometimes, I choose to buy a product even when I don't "have to", just to support a developer. That's true of Listary --- more than once, in fact! :) It's a basic principle of life that free goods tend not to last. Somewhere, someone is paying to create and distribute them. When I benefit, I choose to give something back, both in gratitude and out of self-interest.
Sep 21 2013 at 6:43am Copy Link
erioforo @VLM

It's wonderful to read your words; I admit that often I do that too. But not for Listary: I find it actually useful for me! Today I purchased a copy also for my husband (I was already a registered user). However your comment made me happy. Thank you :-).
Sep 21 2013 at 8:54am Copy Link
Gray Lox May I join in the chorus? I am also a very happy (paying) long-time Listary user and would be lost without it.
Thanks to the developer for a great piece of software.
Sep 21 2013 at 6:19pm Copy Link
Anwar Ben Tanfous @VLM : that's the reason why I wrote the comment actually... it's another way to support the developer and this is because I knew about this software since few years and I have seen how it evolved and the passion behind it... very clean UI with nice icons, small in size but big in feature, never bloated with adwares and other craps like most freewares do... and it's price is very reasonable compared the amount of time it save to anyone of us even those who do not need it for professional reasons... this is a why I wish all the best to Bopsoft and I cross my finger that it will never be bought buy a big corporate like winamp and other great softwares who just "died" after that.

@eriotoro : I'm happy because you are happy and also because there is women who buy softwares for their husbands :D
Sep 22 2013 at 1:07am Copy Link
VLM erioforo - Thanks for your kind words! Glad you found my comments constructive and perhaps even a bit uplifting! :)
Sep 22 2013 at 1:12am Copy Link
Mappi75 Instant buy! :)


can you tell me if the path ist correct for DO?

"C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe" /autolister "%1"

Should this work?
Sep 22 2013 at 1:45am Copy Link
Matei M. is lifetime license?
Sep 22 2013 at 3:06am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Mappi75

Please try the following settings.
Path: C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe
Parameter: "%1"
Bopsoft - Sep 22 2013 at 3:21am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Matei M.

Bopsoft - Sep 22 2013 at 3:21am Copy Link
Matei M. Thanks a lot!
I already bought!
I do not know to use it outside of Win + S

I use Total Commander with license! have targets that can improve Total Commander? How?
Sep 22 2013 at 4:12am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Matei M.

Open Listary Options - General.

You may find this link useful:
Bopsoft - Sep 22 2013 at 4:42am Copy Link
Matei M. path:C:\Program Files\Total Commander\TOTALCMD64.EXE
parameter:/O /T "%1"

is that correct? I use Total Commander x64 bits
Sep 22 2013 at 4:56am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Matei M.

Try it yourself :) I don't have access to Total Commander at the moment.
Bopsoft - Sep 22 2013 at 5:02am Copy Link
Matei M. I live in Romania.
I was wondering if you could add Romanian language along with future updates?
Sep 22 2013 at 5:35am Copy Link
Ela S. GREAT! Using the purchased Pro version for three days now, I wasn't aware that there is still such a huge improvement possible between the Free and the Pro version of Listary.

Listary Pro does replace me following progs now: (1) Folderguide, (2) Launchy, (3) QTabBar, and (4) Windows Search.

One can reach a folder or file destination in 1-2 mouse clicks and few mouse moves only.

And it does work fine in other explorer apps (Directory Opus etc).

Without Listary, Win Explorer would be a NIGHTMARE!
Sep 22 2013 at 6:32am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Matei M.

I will definitely add it if I can find a translator.
Bopsoft - Sep 22 2013 at 6:43am Copy Link
Nick Kobe
Sep 22 2013 at 12:38pm Copy Link
Gde Swart I'm so happy you kept this deal around for another day as I just found it. I've been using the free edition for a while, always meaning to buy the Pro version soon, but never getting around to it. 50% off? It's a no-brainer (Hey, that's me!) now I get all of the features; Woo hoo! For anyone else who's on the fence about this program, just get it. It's a great deal for a great utility.
Sep 22 2013 at 4:55pm Copy Link
Tortuga I already bought 2 licenses, this is how much I *LOVE* it, it's just incredibly helpful throughout everyday tasks. It's brilliant & very innovative !!!
@Channing Dai
Since I upgraded lately, have been having a hard time when I disconnect external HDDs. After many tries, always need to kill Listary w TaskManager, to be able to disconnect. This happens on both XP, W7 x64 systems. (I use Zentimo as USB manager) Thought you wd like to know.
Sep 22 2013 at 5:25pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tortuga

You can try to add your external HDDs to disk search exclusion list in Listary Options - Search.
Bopsoft - Sep 22 2013 at 7:25pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Channing Hi :)
Well, no! That wont do at all !! :(
All (and I really mean ALL) my data resides on portable HDDs, external enclosures & Plug&Pay drawers. Internals are for OSs only.
Hope you'll find a solution, as w so many HDDs attached, Listary is even more valuable to move from one to another, I cant work without it anymore ;)
Sep 22 2013 at 9:05pm Copy Link
Matei M. Last 2 hours!
Do not miss this great software!

if you want you can find a translator for Romanian-language

I hope to do this as quickly!
Sep 22 2013 at 9:11pm Copy Link
Loco78 * You know well that the promotions were submitted for the next two days because I could last night to buy another license of the program. It is simply the best in its field has simplified my life a lot of time on the day.
Sep 23 2013 at 11:19am Copy Link
Dude The Ahhh, just stop teasing us with this "DEAL COMING SOON!" thing. Shut up and take my money! :)
Feb 13 2014 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Loco78 * I have two licenses of this program and I wonder if I do not buy a third for the next laptop. This is one of the best software for finding and folders that I know I can not imagine working on the computer without him.
Feb 19 2014 at 11:17am Copy Link
Harry Stadman Agree, best search tool around. A no brainer for this kind of money!

Also, the developer is very responsive and regular updates.
Feb 20 2014 at 6:51am Copy Link
Glenn Crouch I've found this product to be very useful - highly recommended :)
Feb 21 2014 at 12:10am Copy Link
Wiggle I highly recommended this product if you have lots of folders on your PC/laptop. It makes finding the file that i want easier. It will track the file even if i'm on the "Download" folder and the file is actually under "Download/test" (a subfolder of the main folder). I could bookmark my favorites too. Don't sit on the fence, you can't go wrong with this product. It's simply one of the best search tool. :)
Feb 21 2014 at 12:52am Copy Link
Michael R. I have it bought at a former offer and like and use it a lot.

Is there a way to select a tool by entering letters, if the mouse is on the taskbar?
Often the desktop is invisible because of a big window in the front. But when moving the mouse down, some bars appear (taskbar, quick-launch, user-defined bars) - I have choosen the small icons, so there fit a lot of programs in there. So it would be quite useful to be able to quickly select a program in these visible bars by pressing some keys too.
Feb 21 2014 at 2:34am Copy Link
Craig S. Adding my two cents. I also love this program. Such a time-saver. Saves me huge amounts of time and frustration drilling down with double-clicks in my file manager (Directory Opus, another app to scarf up next time it appears here). Love Listary Pro...jump on it!
Feb 21 2014 at 2:56am Copy Link
_*_ Maybe I am missing something here, but I cannot seem to make this program work/popup/reveal itself...

I have installed given permission to start with windows, set its global hooks in to the system but when I am in Windows Explorer (I typically/rather use xyplorer) I do not see Listary at all.

Not sure what to do, or what I am doing wrong.

I have watched the short videos but they go by so fast as to what is taking place it is hard to recreate them.
I never see the Listary screens that it shows though.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Feb 21 2014 at 4:39am Copy Link
Channing Dai @_*_

Just type something directly after opening Windows Explorer. Listary will show up automatically.

Listary also fully supports XYplorer.
Bopsoft - Feb 21 2014 at 5:19am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Michael R.

Listary 5 will add plugin support, and that would be a great idea for a plugin.
Bopsoft - Feb 21 2014 at 5:21am Copy Link
Cary Adams @_*_ There's different ways of making it happen. Do this. Click anywhere on your Desktop surface and start typing something related to what you searching for. A live search window should magically appear updating with every keypress.

Or... Open an Explorer window and double-click on any open whitespace. A different window will appear with access to your favorites, recently used, commands and options.

You should fund the app parked in your tray if it has been loaded.

I've had this for sometime, and am still learning how to take advantage of its features. Basically it is an awesome tool to quickly find your stuff. Yes, you can drill down in Explorer, but I've gotten lazy. I have files I update weekly, and I can type just a few characters of the filename and launch the file directly from my Desktop. FWIW, this is a filename search tool. It won't search for file contents (use Xyplorer for that).
Feb 21 2014 at 5:53am Copy Link
_*_ Thank you all for the replies.

I am still encountering no response when I open Explorer, type directly on the Desktop, or type within xyplorer.

What does work is if I double-click on the Desktop, or in Explorer it will display a Favorite, Recent, Currently Opened, Commands, and Options dialog box.

I really want to try this out and buy it, but I am having trouble making it operate.
Feb 21 2014 at 7:28am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Bopsoft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 22 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Cary Adams _*_ ... If it's running you should see an icon in your tray that is similar to the one at the top of this page (with the magnifying glass). If you don't see that, run the Listary.exe executable in the install folder. You should also see ListaryService running in your services list.

If it still doesn't appear in your tray, you might try re-installing.
Feb 22 2014 at 1:22am Copy Link
MrZebulon Hello,
it seems that Listary does not 't work properly with the latest version 8.5 of Total Commander anymore.
Up to now I had no problems.
But may be it's only on my machine. Anyone else?
Btw. I love this nifty peace of software!!
Feb 22 2014 at 9:47am Copy Link
Elizabeth Bright Does this work for searching network drive locations (NAS - mapped drive letter or not) that are not and cannot be indexed with Windows (7 Pro)?
Feb 22 2014 at 11:45am Copy Link
Disco79 Hi.

I am currently evaluating this program and it seems good so far, but I have trouble opening the "favorite folders" directly from the icon on the taskbar. I fall all the time in the "my documents" and that's what the favorite is not pointing to. It's the same if I double click on my desktop and select a favorite folder. I am using Windows 8.0, Swedish version.

Bye bye
Feb 22 2014 at 11:50am Copy Link
Harry Stadman @Elizabeth Bright,

yes it probably can since you can specify wich drives you want to index.
Feb 22 2014 at 1:08pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Roland Fischer

Listary should support TC 8.5. I'll look into this.
Bopsoft - Feb 22 2014 at 5:11pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Elizabeth Bright

Yes. Listary can search mapped network drives. Just add it to index in Listary Options - Search.
Bopsoft - Feb 22 2014 at 5:13pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Michael

Have you changed the Default File Manager setting in Listary Options - General?
Bopsoft - Feb 22 2014 at 5:15pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Bopsoft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 23 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Disco79 Hi!

Thanks for the feedback.

No, I only use Windows Explorer. My problem is when I choose a favorite when I double-click on the desktop, or select a favorite directly from the Windows taskbar. I will then move all the time on "my documents". Windows Explorer is not started in any window. If Windows Explorer is running in a window, so do the Favorites work with double click. But still does not work the favorites from the taskbar.

Feb 23 2014 at 2:52am Copy Link
Robert Bull @Roland Fischer, Channing Dai: Listary 4.10.1446 (registered) works fine for me with Total Commander 8.50 (registered), if you mean the ability to switch a File Open/Save dialog to the active directory in TC by Alt-Tabbing between them. I'm running Vista Home Premium, 32-bit, UAC On, user account. Listary is invaluable - my only grouse is it wasn't invented ten years earlier!
Feb 23 2014 at 9:09am Copy Link
Harry Stadman Purchased my 2nd license for listary pro today. I use it for quite some time now and it is invaluable!

I think Channing Dai does a great job with listary pro and sales of licenses will encourage him to go on. Can't wait to see listary pro 5!
Feb 23 2014 at 11:21am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson NOTE: If you are a previous user and are having any trouble with some of the actions described above, be sure to check that you are using the current version!
What's new in this Current version? ... 4.10.1446
•New: Huge performance improvements!
•New: Support adding custom locations (NAS, shared network folders…) to search index.
•New: Support dragging search results directly.
•New: Rewrite disk search exclusions. Exclusion filters now work with parent folders too.
•New: Support using right-click to enter Action mode.
•New: Support using left arrow key to exit Action mode.
•Improved: Improve history searching.
•Improved: Improve auto-expand folder sorting.
•Improved: Improve icon showing.
•Fixed: Many bug fixes
I hope that helps someone!
Feb 23 2014 at 9:46pm Copy Link
VLM Listary is one of the great products for Windows. It's just indispensable. Channing provides as good or better support than anyone, period--and I don't just mean software.

That having been said, I just discovered that the Listary Store apparently does not allow an https connection. Is this really true? Or perhaps one of my Firefox extensions is causing a hiccup?
Feb 24 2014 at 2:28am Copy Link
Channing Dai @VLM

It'll change to https when you proceed to the order page.
Bopsoft - Feb 24 2014 at 7:11am Copy Link
VLM Thanks Channing. FYI, more and more users are becoming aware of the extension HTTPS Everywhere, which can force sites that have https to use it. You might wish to update that front page to use https; I think it is becoming "expected" by many users. Just a suggestion.
Feb 25 2014 at 2:44am Copy Link
Santhosh R This is awesome software, I'm glad I have paid for it. Uber fast, never thought Voidtools Everything can be beaten, now Everything seems dull way to browse.
- Santhosh R.
May 1 2014 at 1:54am Copy Link
Tortuga @Channing, Hi :)
I'm a bit confused: the dwld page says the current version is 4.23.1727, but the last entry of the changelog is 4.23.1728.
Since there are no dates on the changelog (there should be!!) & the setup exe does not specify the file version either (ALL setups say version, I don't know which version it is, nor if there is a newer version than the one I hv installed.
And even though 4.23.1727 was issued in September, when I hover over the dwld on the dwld page it says 13.Nov.2014
So... very confusing

Dec 20 2014 at 1:08pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tortuga
Hi, I'm sorry for the confusion. The latest version should be 4.23.1728, however 1727 and 1728 are almost identical. 1728 contains a very minor fix for a feature used by specific users. There is no need to update unless you're told to.
Bopsoft - Dec 20 2014 at 9:58pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Channing Ah ok, Thank You! Wd be easier if either the exes had the version embedded or there were dates on the changelogs, or both :)

Have another question:
I bought XYplorer & Xplorer² here on BdJ, Listary can integrate w both.
I do use Explorer, XY and X², so was wondering how to integrate ALL 3 w Listary, still leaving Explorer as default?
Most useful wd be to be able to call Listary by double-click on XY & X², as it does on Explorer (that option is greyed out in Options for XY & X²), and to hv Listary toolbar at the bottom on XY & X² - No tb appears on XY or X² !
It's probably simple to do, I've searched but can't find how.
Any help wd be much appreciated. Wd use XY & X² much more often, just hard to do anything without Listary, this app is just so fantastic, can't do without it

Dec 20 2014 at 10:55pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tortuga

> Most useful wd be to be able to call Listary by double-click on XY & X²

Unfortunately this is not supported. You can use mouse middle click or assgin a hotkey for the popup menu in Listary Options - Hotkeys.

> and to hv Listary toolbar at the bottom on XY & X² - No tb appears on XY or X² !

The toolbar will show up automatically when you type anything to search. You can also use the hotkey to activate it manually.
Bopsoft - Dec 20 2014 at 11:59pm Copy Link
Tortuga Hi Channing :) Appreciate you taking the time!
Something I don't understand, what does it mean then that Listary "integrates" w XY & X², if dbl click is not possible & tb does not appear?
Is it bc Explorer is still my default file mngr?
Does this change if XY or X² become the default instead of Explorer?
If not, you should look into this, bc *anybody* that uses Listary just can't be without, this app is just indispensable!!! I really mean it!
I wanted to move to either XY or X² but now ... Having Listary is my priority! What to do!!? *sigh*
Thank you & Merry XMas :)

N.B.: People, just buy this app, it's just fantastic, accessing any folder is just soooo easy, fast, intuitive.
Absolutely BRILLIANT tool (despite this little hiccup I just encountered)
Dec 22 2014 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tortuga

> if dbl click is not possible & tb does not appear?

The toolbar appears automatically when you type anything in xplorer2 or XYplorer *exactly the same* as in Explorer. Try to type something in xplorer2 and you'll get the idea.

Listary can't support double-click in XYplorer because XYplorer handles double-click itself (going up one level), and there is no way to distinguish whether the user double clicks on a folder or on empty space in both XYplorer and xplorer2.

Trust me, I want features of Listary to be fully supported in all applications more than any of you. But it's 2-way support: it's necessary for Listary to support the file manager, and the file manager also needs to provide interfaces for Listary to access. Many file manager developers have their own road maps and want to implement some features on their own instead of letting Listary do the job, or they simply just don't have the time to implement the interfaces some of which may be complex indeed. I fully understand it and respect it. So in some applications not every feature of Listary can be supported. I'll focus on what Listary can do on its own and provide a better experience based on that.
Bopsoft - Dec 22 2014 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Atalay Tan Happy to see this wonderful software here on BitsDuJour again. I have purchased it in one of the previous deals and thank god I did. Great time saver. Also Channing is a very friendly, active and responsive developer. I recommend this software to everyone.
Dec 23 2014 at 7:11am Copy Link
Pavi Johnson The most useful software I have ever bought. Period.
Dec 23 2014 at 1:43pm Copy Link
David User Great software, tho the bitsdujour download process is terrible

You get emailed a HUGE (six line) hexadecimal key

Guess what. The "paste from clipboard" button in Listary does not work so you get to type it all in which takes more than the $10 saving in time

The free version is ace. Stick to that and save your effort
Dec 23 2014 at 4:47pm Copy Link
Gerard Booth Already have a licence for this software. One of the most invaluable apps installed on my system. I have just bought another licence purely to support the developer.
Dec 23 2014 at 11:16pm Copy Link
Tim Parsons @David User: you need to copy just the code bit, not the email and name part of the key. Paste from clipboard works fine.

@Gerard Booth: couldn't agree more :) Just done exactly the same thing.
Dec 23 2014 at 11:49pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Bopsoft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 24 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Ela S. Using this excellent productivity software for years now.

There is even a huge difference jump between the useful Free Version and this Pro Version - worth every little penny.

Windows 8.1 would be a nightmare without it.
Dec 24 2014 at 6:08am Copy Link
ron r Let me be short about this:

It will make file/folder management a much more pleasant experience.

Even the video's don't do this tool justice.
There is a free version and a paid version with lifetime free MAJOR upgrades (4.0, 5.0 ...etc...), this means you're restricted to those small one version updates e.g: 1.1, 1.2 until 2.0 where you have to pay for 2.0.

And now it's 50% off...

(Any news on when the next version, 5.0, will come out?)
Jul 25 2015 at 12:47am Copy Link
Javier Gil How well does Listary integrate with Xplorer2?
Are upgrades free for 12 months?
Jul 25 2015 at 1:04am Copy Link
ron r @Javier
Sorry made an typing error in my earlier post.
I meant: "this means you're not restricted to those...", meaning: Upgrades are lifetime. And you can choose to have listary not to interact with Xplorer2 OR to have it interact with Xplorer2.
(My apologies for the typing error)
Jul 25 2015 at 1:10am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Javier Gil
Listary integrates very well with Xplorer2.

You'll get life-time updates for free.
Bopsoft - Jul 25 2015 at 3:21am Copy Link
Channing Dai @ron r
Thanks for the comment! Listary 5 will still take some time ;)
Bopsoft - Jul 25 2015 at 3:22am Copy Link
Sputnik I have bought this software 3 years ago and I think that I don't use more than maybe 5% of its capacities, but even for these 5% it is really worth the price !
Jul 27 2015 at 8:49pm Copy Link
Neo Alive Hi

I use this program with great pleasure. I never had a better deal then this one a couple of years ago.

Great program and worth buying !

Best regards,
Jul 28 2015 at 1:18am Copy Link
D Rogers I have listary pro and have been using it for two years. It is indispensable. I use it daily. Once you start using it, you will feel completely lost without it. You need this tool.
Jul 28 2015 at 3:09am Copy Link
Atalay Tan Great software, simple, effective and timesaving. Looking forward for version 5.
Jul 28 2015 at 6:52am Copy Link
Cary Adams Can't say enough good things about Listary, I've had this for 2+ years and still don't use it as I should. But when it occurs to me how easy it is to search or locate something I recently did, this comes through hands down.

One of the nest BDJ offers (I include Syncovery and Screenpresso on that list BTW).
Jul 28 2015 at 7:25am Copy Link
Andrey Tuliev Excellent program. I bought when still only the first version appeared. It is a pity that the author did not update it for a long time. I recommend to all - very comfortable and no bugs.
Jul 28 2015 at 7:45am Copy Link
tech club I purchased this app on the previous sale, for me is one of my must install software. It really saves a lot of time, browsing file and switching back and forth between folders. It also help to quick launch any application or file you wish, with a couple of clicks!. Great job from the developer!
Jul 28 2015 at 9:26am Copy Link
Northern sp. z o.o. I'm using many years and strongly reccomend listary pro.
Jul 29 2015 at 2:47am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Do you have a comparison with Void Tools "Everything" search tool, which is remarkably fast and free. I guess what I'm asking is there anything that this does which "Everything" doesn't? [if so I'd be very interested]. Thanks.
Jul 29 2015 at 2:48am Copy Link
Atalay Tan @bvssunnydale

I use both Everything and Listary together. Everything is good to find quickly what you are looking for and yes it is fast and free. What makes Listary different for me are;
- Integration with Directory Opus and all other major file managers, find-as-you-type almost in every dialog, file lists, programs..
- Customizable Favorites menu accessible with one click or hotkey to easily navigate between your most used folders, files etc.
- Integration with any Open/Save as file dialogs to quickly switch to a specific folder, favorites, recent folders or you can choose from already opened folders in Directory Opus or your preffered file manager including windows explorer.
Jul 29 2015 at 3:26am Copy Link
Ela S. The best productivity tool ever for Windows!

Just buy the PRO version - there are so many amazing features in addition to the free version.

Most important question today: Will it work with Windows 10???
Jul 29 2015 at 7:24am Copy Link
Channing Dai @bvssunnydale

Listary is much more than a search tool. I'll just list a few examples.

Listary integrates with apps. For example, when you need to save your work in Photoshop, you can do a search and open the target folder in the Save File dialog directly.

Find-as-you-type allows you to type directly (you don't even need to press a hotkey to activate it!) within your favorite file manager to filter and select files. It can improve your productivity dramatically. Check this video for more info:

Listary also adds Favorite and History feature to all open/save file dialogs.
Bopsoft - Jul 29 2015 at 8:03am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Ela S.

The current version works well on Windows 10 with only a few minor issues.
Bopsoft - Jul 29 2015 at 8:04am Copy Link
CodeDog Bought this a couple years ago, great little utility that I make use of daily.

Been looking forward to version 5 for quite a while just to see what cool new things it might add.

Like everyone else said, just buy it...
Jul 29 2015 at 8:35am Copy Link
Ela S. @Channing Dai: For your answer conc the Win10 support

Jul 29 2015 at 10:17am Copy Link
ron r MUST HAVE!
After using this you'll soon be wondering how you ever did without this one!
Feb 10 2016 at 5:47am Copy Link
_*_ Pasted on this software many times here, and finally bought it. I use it all the time to locate files in an instant. Works as it should, and is very useful. Great deal for some great software.
Feb 10 2016 at 8:05am Copy Link
Type Listary absolutely changed the way I interact with computers.
I've set up my own personal shortcuts & macros and always have immediate access to my files, folders and applications (even when I forget where I placed them!). I can even access search engines and query websites at any time. I really has increased my productivity.

The developer, is always super helpful regarding customer support and listens open mindedly to users ideas for feature requests. The Listary forum has a wealth of knowledge and tips too.

Fantastic software and worth every penny!
Feb 11 2016 at 4:58am Copy Link
Roger Rines Listary Pro is a surprisingly useful tool. I work with thousands of market files most days. Finding them by opening and scrolling through folders would be a huge time sink. With Listary Pro, all I need is a few characters of the file's symbol prefix for it to appear in Listary's access area. Listary Pro makes finding and moving files so easy I wonder why it hasn't been installed by Windows.
Feb 11 2016 at 7:48am Copy Link
Fletch My initial impression when I came across this on BDJ was uncertainty.

Almost 4 years later, I keep finding it more and more useful every day.

If you don't have time to try it - just buy it! You'll be glad you did later on.
Feb 11 2016 at 8:40am Copy Link
Markus J Highly recommended. A true timesaver.
Feb 12 2016 at 12:16am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ vendor: Back in 2011 I purchased this software and must have deinstalled it soon. This promotion reminded me to try it again in the upgraded version.

My guess is, there's an incompatibility with Total Commander ( TC, or something else on the PC): With a folder name selected in TC, tand F7 hit to change the name, I can delete letters in the folder name, but not add new letters.

Testwise I restarted TC , then even re-booted the computer, the problem persists.
After de-installing Listary Pro again TC works as it should.

Looks like Listary is the culprit. Any idea how to fix this?
Feb 12 2016 at 4:37am Copy Link
Ela S. Time to renew my declaration of love to this out-standing program: What would Windows be without Listary Pro :-)

Pls don't use the free version only, the Pro version offers an extra-ordinary bunch of additional features. Life-time updates is offered free for all future versions. Even full price for this would be too low.

Mainly using the context menu for favorite folders and files, one minor point which might be improved is how to add items to this menu. Actually, there is an "Favorite - Add here" command line in the Listary menu window. This puts a new favorite at the bottom of the whole context menu. One has to edit this new entry and drag it to the desired position.

Maybe a simple right click in Windows Explorer on a folder/file "Add this to Listary", or in Listary context menu "Add favorite at this position of the context menu" might be added in future?
Feb 12 2016 at 6:18am Copy Link
Shawn Murdock I have downloaded the free version and tinkered with it and really like it. Then I saw the website and read that this software works with XYplorer (which I highly HIGHLY recommend) and I think I am in.
My questions before I push the buy button is, does the pro version work in portable mode?
Even thought I dont carry all my apps around with me, I love portable apps because all my configurations are outside of Windows; so I dont lose anything if M$ screws up my computer with another update.
Feb 12 2016 at 7:46am Copy Link
Ennovy @Bertie: why don't you send an email to the support team:
@Shawn: I use Listary Pro for some years now and it is fully portable:
Feb 12 2016 at 10:25am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ Ennovy: IMHO it's always of interest to see whether a seller is responsive or not in BDJ offers .......
Feb 12 2016 at 10:32am Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Shawn

There are portable versions.
Feb 12 2016 at 10:59am Copy Link
Petr I purchased this in 2012. This BitsDuJour deal today prompted me to update and re-install on my new computer. When I purchased the Pro version, it provides lifetime updates. Great deal. Good software.

I assume the Pro purchase still provides lifetime updates.
Feb 12 2016 at 12:37pm Copy Link
Toyzrme I'll add my vote - bought it last time it came around - $10 isn't a big risk - but was surprised how useful it is. You literally don't have to remember exactly which file is where anymore - just start typing.

It's truly amazing how fast it is, without having to build an index, and only ~45MB - I think they're using some kind of BLACK MAGIC....
Feb 12 2016 at 12:38pm Copy Link
Bill Sech There have been times where I've found this to be an extremely usefull program. I like how, with listary you can just start typing in "Desktop" or "Windows Explorer" and it automatically comes up. Very quick, though you must have the desktop icons turned on for it to function. Occasionally it wasn't working with it being prompted to do so however with a rebooting of the computer it was restored to functioning though I have no reason why. I like it overall and have been glad to have it.
Feb 12 2016 at 2:39pm Copy Link
Petr I like the Beta 5.x features and additions. How solid is the beta for Windows 8.1?
Feb 12 2016 at 2:44pm Copy Link
Channing Dai Thank you all so much for the positive reviews. I really appreciate it!
Bopsoft - Feb 12 2016 at 3:01pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bertie Brummel

Hi, please make sure you're using the latest version of both TC (8.5x) and Listary (4.23 or 5.00). I've just tested it and everything worked great.

Can you also tell me the exact function that you bind F7 to? The default action of F7 in TC is creating a new folder.
Bopsoft - Feb 12 2016 at 3:12pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Shawn Murdock

Yes, Listary Pro works in portable mode.
Bopsoft - Feb 12 2016 at 3:15pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Petr

The latest beta is pretty solid.
Bopsoft - Feb 12 2016 at 3:16pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Bopsoft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 13 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @Channing Dai:

"Hi, please make sure you're using the latest version of both TC (8.5x) and Listary (4.23 or 5.00). I've just tested it and everything worked great.

Can you also tell me the exact function that you bind F7 to? The default action of F7 in TC is creating a new folder."

I've WIN 7 Ultimate, TC 8.5x and (had) the latest Listary Pro offered here installed. I made no changes in TC; you're right F7 starts the "create directory" dialogue. By default it offers the selected folder's name. If one has to create folders with similar names - f.e. if the only difference is a date at the end of the new folder name -TC's F7 is very comfortable because you only need to change the date :-)

My suspicion: With Listary Pro running in the background changes of folder names may be blocked? Perhaps there's a setting to stop this in Listary?

Feb 13 2016 at 1:48am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bertie Brummel

When you press F7 in TC, a "New folder (directory)" dialog pops up. Do you mean that you can't type in this dialog if Listary is running in background?

P.S. I used the following steps to test the bug, and TC worked as expected:
1. Select a folder "1234" in TC.
2. Press F7.
3. The "New folder (directory)" dialog pops up with the default folder name "1234" highlighted.
4. Type "5678" directly to change the folder name.

Folder "5678" was created successfully in my test.
Bopsoft - Feb 13 2016 at 3:34am Copy Link
Craig S. Logged in today just to comment after receiving an e-mail that Listary was on BDJ again.

As a regular BDJ-er, there are many programs I've purchased that I find useful. However, there are just two that I absolutely wouldn't live without. One of those is Listary Pro. Saves me so much time, and is such a pleasure to use. And yes, the current beta is very stable...installed it and never looked back.

Download it. Use the Tutorial. Put the small effort into learning how to use it. I think you'll find it's time well-spent.
Feb 13 2016 at 6:07am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ Channing Dai:

> When you press F7 in TC, a "New folder (directory)" dialog pops up. Do you
> mean that you can't type in this dialog if Listary is running in background?

Not quite correct. Like I already wrote in my first post, I could delete letters in this dialogue but could NOT add new letters.

Example: If the folder name shown bei TC was

The Bat_2015_12_28

I could delete 15_12_28

but not replace it by


To test your suggestions I reinstalled and re-registered the actual trial ofListary Pro again today and to my surprise the problem has gone.

Looks like the previous installation failed somehow.

Thanks for your support.
Feb 13 2016 at 6:29am Copy Link
John User This program looked interesting to me after reading the description, but what really sold me was the number of very positive comments from users. Purchased, downloaded and installed. I went through the brief tutorial and this program on first usage is pretty amazing. I think over time when I learn how to use it more this could be one of the best programs I have.

Thanks to the vendor, BDJ and particular those users who took the time to comment on this program!
Feb 13 2016 at 8:44am Copy Link
Wiggle I bought this software last year and would highly recommend it to all people. This software makes my life easier and it really saves my time. I no longer need to wonder where I put certain files. I just type the name of the file and it will show. You can easily access your favorite files too. This is an honest review. If my review is not that convincing, read others or try the non-pro version. :)
Feb 13 2016 at 6:04pm Copy Link
Bruno User I'm a long-time license holder of Listary Pro, but not a happy user; instead, about once a year, I re-install to look up for updates, then quickly de-install again; I had bought without first trialling, exceptionally, because of all the rave "reviews" that abound, and that was obviously a mistake. If this program worked fine, the very low original price would be more than justified, let alone 50 p.c. off.

But, the developer knows about the problems but never did something efficient about it yet, to my knowledge (well, my last re-try has been around some months now), and that's a real pittance.

The options/settings in the program that include/exclude some programs from Listary jumping in, never have worked as expected for me, so it has never be possible for me to designate some file manager(s) where Listary takes over, and others where it does not; the settings are there, but they seem unreliable, and I tried really hard, and so this program is unusable for me since it displays all the time and everywhere whenever you try to go, within any file manager, to go to a specific file or folder.

To understand how Listary works: In a file manager, you enter the very first characters of some file or folder, and then the active window display jumps to the very first entry which meets those characters, example: Your input: ex, file manager display jumps to example.doc., within the currently displayed folder in the active pane - so much for file manager standard behavior.

Now Listary overrides this standard behavior, insomuch as it intercepts your "ex", for "looking up" ALL possible files and folders anywhere in your system which names begin with "ex", and it displays a list of (most of the time, unwanted) "hits", and it does this not anywhere else on your screen, by as overlay precisely where you would have wanted to look up your "ex..." within your current (!) folder only, thus hiding the real hits.

So in order to understand how this program works, you must bear in mind that there is no special trigger key (let's say some Alt-Control-x which could then be reassigned in Listary to F8 any other key of your choice) which then would open a tiny dialog in which you would put your "ex", and which, after your stopping entering more such character for let's say 600 or 800 ms (to be perfect this delay should be able to be personalized by each user), would then trigger the "all ex... files/folder" search, BUT your entering the "ex" within your browser alone will trigger all that, so Listary spares you exactly 1 key press, but at the expense of making the similar, current-folder-only "search" unavailable.

So, in order to avoid Listary jumping in every time, the only theoretical solution seems to be to have the current folder in two different file managers, and to switch to the "other one" whenever you just want to access something in your current browser; this alone is far from perfect, but let alone that I never succeeded in preventing Listary from jumping in anytime, even in browsers I had entered in the "exclude list".

So there are two problems: The exlude list being reliable, and then, I think, i would also be a good thing to do the exclude in a different way: Not "jump in vs. do not", but "jump in here automatically vs. work here, too, but only by an additional, leading, trigger key" (as explained above): This would enable the user to use just ONE standard file manager, but do the normal jump, within the current folder, in the traditional way, while at the same time having Listary jumping in by a simple key press.

Btw, behind the scenes, if I'm informed well, Listary uses Voidtools Everything (you'll need the voidtools part of your google search in order to find the too-generic-called free software Everything), in order to instantly list all possible hits, which Listary will then, also instantly, group and display much more handy and visually attractive than Everything alone will do - except for the fact that in my tries with Listary, I also have always been unable to change the very un-office-like looking orange red (for a red, it's the equivalent of what grass-green would be for green) to a some more less fun-for-children looking, soberer color.

It's possible that in the meanwhile, some of my points do not hold anymore, and I would be happy to be rectified insofar, in order to de-shelf my Listary version again, update it again, and trial it again, this time possibly NOT shelving it again almost immediately afterwards.
Aug 17 2016 at 3:30am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bruno User

Thanks for your comment. If you have any problems using Listary, instead of uninstalling it again and again, simply send an email or ask on the forum. Usually you'll get a reply within 24 hours.

It seems that you've tried a VERY old version of Listary. All the issues you listed have been resolved long ago. Please give the latest version (5.00.2410) a try:

1. To disable the automatic find-as-you-type feature, simply open Listary Options - App Settings, select your file manager from the list, then uncheck "Find as you type" on the right panel. You can always activate Listary manually in a file manager by pressing Ctrl twice even after disabling find-as-you-type. This feature has been supported for a very long time. I'm not sure why it didn't work in your case.
2. Listary doesn't use Everything.
3. You can change the color scheme in Options - Appearance. P.S. Orange red is Microsoft Office theme color (, and what can be more office-look than Office ;)

If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to post here.
Bopsoft - Aug 17 2016 at 4:07am Copy Link
Bruno User Hello Channing,

(oh, sorry, probably it would have been Hello, Dai,?)

Thank you for your fast answer. The main problems subsist; perhaps we can straighten some things out, for the benefit of other users, too. (I had installed Listary 4.23 on my pc, but never using it, i.e. with the option "Start with Windows" un-checked. So I updated again, had to restart my pc, did this, but then, my license was correctly updated, i.e. the About field showed my license. So nothing to criticize here.) (I had asked for help years ago, but with no real result, i.e. your answer did not resolve the problem, so I didn't force it.)

Also, I now find, unter the "Skins", an edit field, for adjusting colorrs, which I may have overlooked some time ago, as well as the other "Skins": "Orange-Red" problem solved.

I spoke from memory above, now I speak from my new tries today.

As said above, from my experience, Listary jumped in in ANY file commander. Today it is different


I have serious problems with the Listary window, which goes against intuition. (I stay with my above "ex = example" example.)

First, why show the entries to which the current file manager window jumps anyway, i.e. example.txt, example1.txt, example abc.text and so on? This is a duplication of entries, before your eyes, while the Listary list only contains some 11 and a half entries anyway (I think I can make the window full window heigh though), so that Listary should show additional entries, not duplicate entries.

Then, in Listary, the existant entries (current folder) are NOT listed in alphabetic order, as you would expect though. Leaving aside the bad example with a space, since that would create discussion with regards to the right sorting order, when I have 3 entries example.txt, example1.txt, example2.txt, they are listed by Listary in any which aleatoric order, not in the abc one, and this is so irritating that for this additional reason, I consider the Listary window, as far as these double entries are concerned, a real nuisance.

Then, below the current-folder entries beginning with "ex", Listary lists the current-folder entries containing "ex" somewhere within the name; it is undeniable that this is a real plus value of Listary over what the file manager shows for "ex" - without Listary, you would need to access some "quick view" function within the file manager, and providing the file manager came with such a function, and it coming with the correct settings, in FreeCommander XE for example, there is a setting "quick view displays entries starting OR entries having the characters in question", but you first must access that setting, and there is no handy toggle for that.

Now in the Listary window, there are the "starting" entries, unnecessarily doubling those in the file manager, then the "having" entries, but without a divider / separator line within the two groups, and further groups below all come without a divider line on top, so that it is visually not that easy to distinguish one group from the next, the missing abc order of the entries even working to additional confusion.

Also, the Listary window comes with headers "List... 78" entries, "Path... 100+" entries, but clicking on these headers does nothing, e.g. filter the list down to a sublist, and then, in an optimized Listary, further down again perhaps: Neither with dozens, nor especially with "100+" entries in a list you can do much in real life, so "filtering further down" would be more than welcome.

Or at least and to begin with, the aforementioned divider lines separating the groups, all the more so since scrolling the Listary window is not really easy and is similar to the "Lost in hyperspace" phenomenon, since scrolling is endless scrolling, unexpectedly: When you reach the end of the list and expect that scrolling ends, a "Home" key pressing bringing you back to line 1, scrolling continues, so that you are lost very quickly in lists that are too long, especially since Listary does not seem to have an option (a toggle, with visual indicator, would be so helpful!) to just search for "beginners" vs. "containers" (see above), and thus the list you find yourself in can quickly become virtually "endless"; all this being said, too, in the respect to Listary's current not yet allowing for "throwing out" entire (parent) folders out of the list, or of selecting the relevant (parent) folders only, especially when the very first list becomes too broad in scope: it's always "all or nothing" instead.

So all this above is not about "bugs", not even about "promises not met", but of, if you like, "illusions", about what a program like Listary could and should do, in order for being extremely helpful in everyday office life, but what it, unexpectedly so if your expectations are high, does not do yet (years later).


Now for the above-mentioned application lists.

I said (or meant) above, Listary jumps in everywhere, even if the file manager in question is not in the list. This was the case when I last tried (in 4.23), and as far as I remember, among others, with SpeedCommander, which was not in the list (from start on, I think, so no need to uncheck it there), and in which Listary jumped in though; at least unwanted jumping-in of Listary was true with several such file commanders, among them SC, and being them in the list to begin with and/or after unchecking them in that list.

Today (5.00), Listary's behavior is even weirder: FreeCommander XE is in the list, checked (i.e. "jump in"), and Listary does not appear with it; on the other hand, SC is un-checked (for "do not overtake"), and Listary intercepts every time.

Now, I shall again re-start my computer, in order to see if the problem for the last problem lies perhaps in Listary needing a restart after such uncheckings, but even success now would not explain its doing nothing in FC XE.

Now, after restarting my pc (and now, as expected, automatic start of Listary with Windows), I get the following results:

inclusion list: everything checked = included, except SC (unchecked = excluded):
(btw, that list - "App Settings" here in 5.00 now) is not in alphabetical order either, which is really not helpful)

FC XE: Listary does nothing!!!
Total Commander: Listary does nothing!!!

FC (old version): Listary works as expected (jumps in since not excluded)
X2: ditto
XY: ditto

FileBoss: Listary jumps in, while FileBoss is not even mentioned in the list; so if I wanted to exclude File Boss from Listary taking over, I could not even do so; the same would apply to several other non-listed file managers

MultiCommander and others: Cannot say since I all threw them out before

SC (unchecked = "excluded"): Listary jumps in!!! (I have SC 11.67, not 15 or 16, which could be the reason of the unchecking being disregarded)

Now, without restarting my pc again, I do more un-checks, with the following results:

- unchecking does not work with "exotic" file managers not listed (or is there a trick for that (registry/ini file tweaking?), without them being in the list?)
- SC is in the list, but unchecking does not work (yet), but rectifying this should not be a problem
- there seems to be another minor problem with FC XE since even checked = Listary activated, Listary ignores it
- in TC, Listary's not jumping in could be my fault, since an "ex" in the list pane makes jump focus to TC's address line (I don't know TC well enough)
- in general, in-the-list-unchecked file managers are left alone by Listary now (= big advantage over old(er) Listary versions I had tried before)

This being said, there is no toggle (yet) for "your entry at start vs. ex in the middle".
And there is no toggle (yet) for "jump in (if not excluded anyway) everytime vs. just by an additional trigger key", meaning you would use Listary whenever needed, but not when not needed since the current file manager will jump to the "ex..." (not: "...ex...") anyway.

(I know the time difference between Asia, Europe and the Americas, will check again tomorrow, too: no problem with that.)

(Just by curiosity, no harm whatever intended: Was is not that Listary itself at some time, years ago, announced something in the line of "Now with Everything implementation, it is even faster"? Does my failing memory really invent this "info"? (I cannot exclude this, just that I certainly do not invent this on purpose.) But whatever, Listary is as fast as Everything is, while more "handy", it's use being somewhat integrated in the current file manager, while Everything is outside of that and with the charm of a raw spreadsheet.)
Aug 17 2016 at 9:00am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bruno User

Thank you for your reply.

First I highly recommend that you check the 4 demo videos at the bottom of the article on this page. They can give you some simple ideas about how Listary is used in real-life.

First I'll answer your questions about the application list. I guess you're confused because you mixes Listary itself with the find-as-you-type feature (FAYT, "jump in" in your words).

The standard way to activate Listary is to press Ctrl twice.

Find-as-you-type is only an *additional* way to activate Listary. It can save you a few key presses. *It has nothing to do with the core features of Listary*. For example, Total Commander doesn't support FAYT, but all major Listary features work very well with it. After pressing Ctrl twice, you can open a search result folder directly in your current TC window. You can also add/open favorite folders in TC, or use Quick Switch and many other features.

FAYT supports the following applications:
1. Applications that have added support for Listary (e.g. XY, DOpus). Adding FAYT support requires some extra work of the file manager developers, so not all file managers support FAYT.
2. Applications that use the standard Windows list control can be supported by FAYT automatically. That's why Listary shows up in some apps that are not listed in Options - App Settings. FAYT even supports Task Manager because the task list is a standard list control.

To disable FAYT:
1. If the app is listed in Options - App Settings, select it, then uncheck "Find as you type" on the right panel. You do NOT need to uncheck the app itself.
2. If the app is not listed, follow the "Listary conflicts with an app" section here:

Answers to some of your specific questions:

> First, why show the entries to which the current file manager window jumps anyway

Sorry I don't get the question. Imagine that you type "ex" and Listary don't show "example.txt", then "example.txt" is selected in Explorer and "another example.txt" is selected in Listary. So which file is really selected?

Besides, because Listary lists all these "example..." files, you can simply press Tab to cycle through them. You can also keep typing "ex 2" to select "example2.txt" directly.

> Then, in Listary, the existant entries (current folder) are NOT listed in alphabetic order

They are sorted by relevance to your search query. I may change this to use your current Explorer sorting order in a future version.

> Now in the Listary window, there are the "starting" entries...
> Also, the Listary window comes with headers "List... 78" entries...
> Or at least and to begin with, the aforementioned divider lines separating the groups...

Note that Listary is a search tool. It uses Google-like keyword search and you can type multiple keywords. So instead of navigating and scrolling the result list, simply keep typing a more accurate search query or add more keywords to narrow the result list.

> Was is not that Listary itself at some time, years ago, announced something in the line of "Now with Everything implementation, it is even faster"? Does my failing memory really invent this "info"?

I can guarantee that your memory is excellent. The message was Listary implemented (added) Everything-like fast file searching feature.


If you still have some questions, please don't hesitate to reply.
Bopsoft - Aug 17 2016 at 11:39am Copy Link
Bruno User Hello, Dai,

Thank you for answering. First part:

Your comments are very helpful, you should perhaps consider that by simply clicking the checkboxes in the above-mentioned App list, the user currently will never see the corresponding info on the right side; it's been only now, after reading your comments, and thus especially looking out for them, that I discovered them, after clicking in the textlines, vs. just the checkboxes before. Thus, if a user clicks a checkbox, without having clicked into the app name, or otherwise when the info to the right is not yet visible, you should make visible the additional info. This my not seeing that info explains why I thought the checkbox (to the left of the app name) triggered Listary's jumping in when typing into the list field.

Now, the checkbox to the left is something other than the jump-in checkbox to the right, which I see now, but WHAT the left checkbox really does is not entireley evident then, since the double-control-key will display a dialog everywhere, i.e. also in non-file-manager applications. There you type ex SPACE (as I learnt only now I admit), and you get the usual lists discussed above, and since it's system-wide in scope, the same remarks apply, "100+" is not really manageable. Also, it would be a good thing if the user could get "display the Listary dialogue" from anywhere by any, self-assigned key / key combination, instead of the specific double key pressing "2x control".

I now fully understand your explanation "find as you type" which depends on the controls the file manager in question uses: for some of these, Listary can intercept the typing, for others not; this puts us back to the question why the latter apps are within the list to begin with, it seems Listary can interact in some way with them which I didn't find out yet.


We're speaking now of the file managers where Listary is able to intercept the character typing in the list field, and with both checkboxes, left and right, checked.

"why show the entries to which the current file manager window jumps anyway"

Let's say we have "example1/2/3.txt" in the current folder. I type "ex", in a file manager that allows for such quick access. Now in the list field of the file manager, "example1.txt", i.e. the first "hit", will be selected, and since I, and most other people, too, have their file manager lists automatically sorted in ABC order, "example2/3.txt" will be listed immediately under the selected "example1.txt".

Now these 3 entries will also be displayed in Listary (but in disorder), and I don't like that, but now that you say it, I admit the Windows keybord just having one down arrow key, not two, to access two concurrent apps, if Listary just showed other entries, not these double ones, the user would either first have to press Esc in order to hide Listary, in order for the focus reverting to the file manager, or there would need to be an additional key pressing in order to set focus to Listary: If Listary has focus, but the entries to access are only in the list of the file manager, an additional user action would be needed. So I see your point here, I hadn't thought about this before. It is evident that this mutually-exclusive access is another strong argument for the introduction of a toggle "search-as-you-type intercepted by Listary on-off", in fact the same as in the right checkbox in the settings, but immediately accessible 1-key, for real-life use:

Whenever in a file manager allowing for type-as-you-search, you don't need Listary for "ex...", but you would put it on for "...ex..." or "...ex", and you would put it on for any non-current-folder ("ex..." or "...ex...") search. This would then even allow for not listing "ex..." hits of the current folder, unnecessarily taking precious list space. An even more sophisticated solution would probably be, instead of a toggle, something like control-1/2/3... for advising Listary distinct scopes: current folder, ditto with its parent folder, ditto with its parent and sibling folders, global:

Every such means would be welcome to get away from those aforementioned "100+"-lists, considering that in many cases, you don't remember enough characters in order to reduce the list by entering more such characters.


You say, "Besides, because Listary lists all these "example..." files, you can simply press Tab [or, of course, the down arrow] to cycle through them. You can also keep typing "ex 2" to select "example2.txt" directly."

This intrigued me, so I tried this with a real example, and indeed, that works fine and would normally be EXTREMELY helpful. But here again, my real-life example (from the current folder) was hidden deep down in another "100+" list, beneath dozens of irrelevant (but always correct) hits in other folders, so the practical usefulness of this fine functionality was deeply impaired.

So it all narrows down to your "relevance" sorting, which mixes it all up for me. I understand your argument we should try to narrow down the list by entering more parts of the file/folder/etc. names (and which works fine, as said), but that is often not possible, especially for people who use tagging codes as part of the file name: Similar codes may appear in distinct parts of the file system, but their respective relevance is, most of the time (and that's why you trigger Listary from a file manager then), determined by their proximity to the current folder, determined by your choice in that file manager (displayed folder in the currently active pane).

Instead, Listary tries to establish some "relevance" of its own, and which is perfectly inscrutable; e.g. here, today, my 3 real-life examples (instead of "example1/2/3" were displayed by Listary in perfect disorder, while Listary had not been active for many months, so could not have fetched any relative access frequencies to any of them. So, Listary even introduces "relevance" when positively there is no information obtainable for it to judge about "relevance", and it's in consequence all mixed up, and, as we all know, the time to identify a single entry in a non-ordered list is several times the time needed to identify (and select/click) an item in an alphabetically-ordered list; the same problem occurs in the usual "history" lists of many applications, which most of the time are not abc-sorted, but by time of last access, so you lose an incredible time to get to the entry you need, every time you use those lists.

So please consider a toggle, at least, for "traditional, vs.: listing in groups (current folder, parent, sibling folders, same drive, other drives), with dividers/sub-headings in-between, and each group, in itself, abc-sorted".

In fact, real (!) relevance sorting would need so much AI that any attempt to introduce "relevance" just mixes up and makes very hard to browse lists which, alphabetically sorted within sub-groups, would make hits almost immediately accessible (as said above, even dozens of irrelevant "hits" in other folders got between my relevant, current folder hits, and that said again, too, IF sort order was acceptable (from current folder to remoter ones, in abc-sorted groups), any "...ex(...)" ("ex..." less so since functionality comprised in most modern file managers) and especially "...ex ix" search in Listary would be of TREMENDOUS help:

It's all there yet in the lists Listary presents, it's just all in an awful mix. I acknowledge that the additional grouping/sorting routines then would "cost" some additional milliseconds, but I'm absolutely sure users would recover these in "visual-access-to-the-really-wanted-hits" time tenfold and (much) better!

And then - please! - make the endless scrolling available by toggle only if really some users need/want that, which I doubt. At this time, the Home and End keys do not have any function assigned to them in Listary, which is quite spectacularly non-standard. In the FastStone Image Viewer settings, that toggle is called "Loop". So, please let us have some Un-loop setting!

And finally: Oh, "Everything-like" it was. That was quickly reduced to "Everything" (implemented) in some fora by third parties, and hence, false ideas spread then. So you did "just" a similar work to Everything, and as good as there: Brilliant!


EDIT: It just occurs to me that you should not "stop" at Home and End, but PgUp/Dn could jump to the previous/next group within the list. It's all there, you just should strive to add immediate availability, too, which would be easy to implement, and which would multiply the usefulness of this high-potential super tool.
Aug 17 2016 at 4:01pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bruno User

Thanks for your reply.

I can see that all the problems come down to search result sorting. In fact there is a plan to redesign the sorting algorithm Listary uses in the next major version. It should resolve some of the issues you mentioned.


> you should perhaps consider that by simply clicking the checkboxes in the above-mentioned App list, the user currently will never see the corresponding info on the right side; it's been only now, after reading your comments, and thus especially looking out for them

I'm considering moving the checkbox to the right side. This will force you to click the app names.

> WHAT the left checkbox really does is not entireley evident then, since the double-control-key will display a dialog everywhere

It's a system-wide hotkey, just like an Explorer window shows up whenever and wherever you press Win+E.

> it would be a good thing if the user could get "display the Listary dialogue" from anywhere by any, self-assigned key / key combination

You can change it in Options - Hotkeys.

> But here again, my real-life example (from the current folder) was hidden deep down in another "100+" list, beneath dozens of irrelevant (but always correct) hits in other folders, so the practical usefulness of this fine functionality was deeply impaired.

I'm a little confused. Since we're talking about Listary interfering with your file manager's FAYT feature here, I assume that your real-life example file is within the current folder and is shown in your file manager's file list. In that case, your file will be shown in a separate "List" group in Listary and no files from other folders will be shown above it, just as shown in this screenshot:

> And then - please! - make the endless scrolling available by toggle only if really some users need/want that
> It just occurs to me that you should not "stop" at Home and End, but PgUp/Dn could jump to the previous/next group within the list.

I'll definitely consider this.


If you still have some questions, please don't hesitate to reply.
Bopsoft - Aug 17 2016 at 9:55pm Copy Link
ron r I recommend you invest 9.95$ to boost your day to day file-management productivity. (even at full price, this tool is worth it's weight in gold).

There is no other tool like this, just watch the videos.
On top of this, it has a portable version.
And on top of that, all minor and major updates are free.

So does it get any better?..... There should be a plugin support upcoming (don't know when, but for now all the current goodies within Listary are well worth it's full asking price!!!).

It's one of the few applications that I run constantly and have available in the systray.

Aug 18 2016 at 12:25am Copy Link
Bruno User Hello, Dai,

Thank you for your considering some amendments.

Trigger Listary by user-assigned key(s) from anywhere: very good (I must admit I was too lazy yesterday to look this up myself).


Mixed-up groups. Since you say otherwise than I was sure yesterday, I had a good new look into this, and I now see I had been mistaken yesterday, but a new problem arises in this respect (which yesterday had led me astray).


Listary mixes up files and folders within the same/current directory, does not put folders before or after the files, but treats them the same, and yesterday, thus I had some relevant files in the list, then dozens of irrelevant folder entries but which I did not identify as such since Listary does not (no italic e.g., no icon e.g. to differentiate them from files), then again relevant file entries, so I thought these interfering folder entries were file entries from some other folder. It clearly appears here that Listary should do some sort of grouping and/or (better: and) identifying of folders, instead of mixing them up with the files in the list; coloring or background-coloring (chamois or light grey, both visually non-intrusive but clearly indicators) folders would be another means of differentiation.

I have got files and subfolders named in parallel - and deliberately so - in the same folders, and Listary presents them to me as "double entries", with currently no means of knowing which entry is the file, and which one is the folder.


Also, Listary seems to try to group entries, first the ex..., then the ...ex(...(ix...)), but it does not do that in a systematic manner, i.e. at any moment, it may decide to "rise" some (more often accessed) file from out of the ...ex... group to "higher up", but this way, you never know where to look for it, and as said, within the groups, there is "chaos" insofar as

a) Listary tries to give precedence, weight, but hampers your looking up, having destroyed quick-visual-access abc order, and

b) Listary even tries to do that when neither file has been accessed (I remember since I've been running Listary just for 2 days now), further hampering visual access.

Then, the current grouping of Listary is not really evident since there are no dividers (lines and/or subheadings): These take a row, that's right, but they speed so much up visual looking up that this sacrifice would be amply justified.


Long lists: I understand you did not really looked forward for them appearing, or then you foresaw quick shortening of them by the user entering additional characters (by "exABC" or by "ex ABC", i.e. for identifying another part of the names). But then, very often, by doing so, the user will unfortunately discard relevant hits from the list, and probably with not even becoming aware of that loss, so users will need to cope with long lists staying long while they are searching for the hits really searched for, and thus a tool like Listary should be optimized to present such longer lists, too, and this would necessarily come with, by option, abandoning the intended global weighting of entries instead of discrete, standardized grouping allowing for no exceptions, and adopting strict abc order within these groups / subgroups.

In order to not entirely abandon the idea of weighting, Listary could have, in this second, group-then-abc-sort way of doing things, a sub-toggle for "bold entries that Listary judges currently important for you": Thus, they would remain at their systematically correct position, and they would be of prominent visibility at the same time (... and users could get rid of this bolding of entries as long as Listary does not judge importance as correctly as it probably will do after running for more than 2 days ;-) ).

In the b) = "both string parts at the beginning and within the entry names" case, divider lines, could/should subgroups with abc subsorts; I deliberately left out the problem of distinguishing between (current) "and" and alternative "or", but would be happy to provide my ideas for user-encoding that, too, in case.

It should be possible to shorten the list as far as possible from start on, all the more so in the light of the above. Thus, it should be possible to get
a) files only
b) files and folders
c) folders only,
and this selection should of course be available as easily and quickly as possible, as the whole paradigm of Listary is to provide instant results.

I'll treat this below.

But let me first give a hint to another highly useful discrimination:

The user should be able to shorten the list by having Listary only present results
a) with ex... at the start of the name(s) of the searched entry/entries
b) with ex... at the start and ix somewhere else in the name: ex... ix(...) (jx...), i.e. combination between a and c
c) as in b, but without the ex...: ...ix (jx...) (...)

For this latter problem, your (and Everything's) ex space ix gave me an idea:
a) ex
b) ex ix (i.e. with a space, and ex ix jx...)
c) space ix
Systematically, this is perfect: Any search string at the beginning comes without space, and any search string "within" comes with a leading space, be it the only one or be it in combination. (And since many a time the user will search in form a) anyway, the (now necessary) additional space I suggest here will not be of a big nuisance, while introducing enormous benefit, and it goes without saying that this solution is much more convenient than the usual fiddling with and without asterisks, the space key immediately available on any keyboard.

It goes without saying that this does not interfere with selection/going to within the current file manager window, since in case, Listary intercepts anyway, and would just analyze the very first character of what the user enters, then discarding it from the search string (butsee below).

Now back to the files/both/folders problem. Since you could not use a toggle, here either, the problem presenting again 3, not 2 alternatives, I would consider a similar code character in front of it all, and in front of the above space, too.

First, we would need to identify the alternative most used, and that would be the one without any additional code character (i.e. no symbol before the space or before the first character of the search string): I suppose that would be a) = files only.

Then, less often needed searches would be for "both" and for "folders only"; my personal guess being that searching for "both" would be very rare.

So I would use a comma as first character for "folders only" searches, and a dot, respectively, for "both", but that could considered sub-optimal if the users either searches for files OR folders "all the time", and thus doesn't remember the "both" code, so why not doing it this way instead:

ex or ex ix // files only (most cases)
, ex ; folders only, here (space!) for a string part NOT at the beginning
,,ex ; both, here for a string begin

That's easy: comma meaning folders only, and 2 commas both, the user needing just to actively memorize "comma is folders only", instead of possibly mixing up two different code characters.

Why did I not present code characters AFTER the search string? Well, those could become useful for scope, and of course, there would start a quite lively discussion which scope would NOT need any code character here.

Above, I made a mistake, leaving out subfolders, so a correct scope list would probably be:
a) just current folder (as said, very useful even triggered from file managers allowing for search-as-you-type, whenever the string is not at the start of an entry)
b) current folder together with its subfolders
c) current folder, its subfolders and its parent folder
d) as c) but including sibling folders of current folder (together with subfolders (as always, of any indentation level) of these sibling folders)
e) current drive
f) all local drives
g) as f) but including network drives

As you can see, nobody will be able to memorize different codes for all those, but then, some scopes will be used much more often than others, and it would be possible to use (always behind the search string), e.g.
a) ,c
b) no code (since this is probably the most frequent search)
c) ,p
d) , (since this is probably the second most frequent search)
e) ,d
f) ,, (since this - the currently only available (?) search scope - is probably the third most frequent search; as said, these alleged frequencies would become subject to discussion)
g) ,n

With all these suggestions realized, Listary would become state of the art, function-wise, and with *preserving* its current "instant access, instant results" character, but with displaying much more relevant lists, which would also become instantly visually-accessible, on top of their current qualities.

When the results are there within the tenth of a second anyway, it's all about "how many seconds will the user need to identify the entrie(s) he's really searching for, 2, 3, or 10 or more?". Listary as described here would solve that problem, now imagine how many more people would rave about it than even do today!
Aug 18 2016 at 7:58am Copy Link
Channing Dai @ron r Thank you for your comment!
Bopsoft - Aug 18 2016 at 12:04pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bruno User

Thank you very much for your suggestions.

I realized that many of the issues you encountered were caused by the 3rd party file manager you were using not fully supporting Listary. Try Listary again in Windows Explorer and you may get a totally different experience.

Using commas to filter folder/file and set search scope is a brilliant idea. I'll consider it carefully and try to integrate it with some of Listary's existing features (e.g. advanced search syntaxes I won't use your solution directly because the learning curve would be too high for most users. The majority of Listary's users are casual users. They use Windows Explorer instead of 3rd party file managers. They're looking for an out of the box solution to help them find files in a way they are familiar with (like Google search) so they don't have to learn anything new, and Listary does a good job fulfilling their needs. However for some advanced users like you, these aspects of Listary may seem inefficient. It's not easy to find the balance, but I'll keep trying.
Bopsoft - Aug 18 2016 at 12:10pm Copy Link
Bruno User Hello, Dai,

Yes, I understand that. My idea was to not complicate the search string for standard use, but at the same time to make available quick-entry codes for more advance use, users learning/memorizing just such additional encoding as they need.

As it is, sometimes, the user cannot get access to more precise narrowing things down, e.g. the helpfile says, in advanced search: "Append a trailing \ to a keyword to indicate that it’s part of the parent folder path. It can appear anywhere in the search query."

Now we all know that Windows only allows for paths of 254 (or 255 or 256, just cannot remember, makes no difference in real life) characters in length, so I hold names of important folders / parent folders of big subfolder hierarchies as short as possible, thus I've even got many 1-char folders, so you imagine what results I get when I try e.g. some i\, \a or \e for it being "part [!] of the parent folder path". ;-) !

I can drill that down in Everything, but with lots of specific encoding to memorize, i.e. I've got to look up my notes all the time for that, so I feel deep understanding for your hesitation to spice up Listary with user-side encodings putting strains on the users' memory.

As an aside, and to clarify the idea behind my "end codes", it's not only about making available "immediate entry" (instead of time-consuming popping-up dialogs with option settings and such), but also about grouping often-used scope areas into immediate-access groups, by "grade of vicinity to the current folder (as determined by the currently active folder in the file manager from which the Listary search is triggered)"; it goes without saying that the possibility to choose specific parent folders somewhere / anywhere, as in your abc\, is also needed and of utmost importance, let alone the frequent use case Listary being triggered from within any other application or then, too, from within a file manager, but the user precisely NOT wanting to change the current folder in there, but wanting to look up something totally un-related to that.

Just a note to casual readers: My assertion that drilling down longer lists too early will often result in discarding relevants hits, and without your even getting aware of that, obviously concerns searches where you expect to see several hits relevant for your means, not just one: if you happen to have discarded a single searched-for hits, you very probably will enlarge your scope again after realizing you've just discarded what you had wanted to access.

And a little note re the application list: Just a line "Click on the respective app name in order to access more options for it.", italicized and in 8 point, after a blank line beneath the list, i.e. clearly visible but in no way intrusive, would amply do the trick for new users. (Existing users might want the clickboxes to the left, left untouched.)

Summa summarum, I think we've got a very constructive little software design discussion here, and, saying that as an endorsement, albeit an incredibly complicated one, admittedly, I would never invest so much of my time in some software I wasn't very intrigued by, so, let alone the price of either 10 (here) or 20 bucks (regular), and lifetime on top of it all, Listary Pro is an unambiguous recommendation. ;-)
Aug 19 2016 at 2:54am Copy Link
CodeDog Been using this program daily for years, excellent utility that I wouldn't want to be without. If you work with lots of files and folders on a daily basis, this is a real time saver.

The only thing I wish it had is the ability to save Windows Explorer sessions. I keep quite a few Windows Explorer windows open, and I have the system set to reopen all windows on a reboot, but if the power goes out (or system crashes) I lose all those open windows. I have session managers for my browser windows, but it would be great if Listary had that ability for Windows Explorer.
Aug 19 2016 at 5:12am Copy Link
Harlen Wiebe I've used this program for years and I don't know what I'd do without it. I set up the favorites list for all my most used clients and then I can zip to their folder instantly. Listary's "Ctrl G" hot key is a really useful shortcut. Just have Explorer (XYplorer on our case) open to the working directory and when you save a document, "Ctrl G" instantly takes you to that directory. A super time saver!!!
Aug 19 2016 at 6:34am Copy Link
unisorce I have been using this program for quite some years, I own multiple licenses so I could use it on my home and work machines. I am not a Listary power user but just the simple option to have your favorite folders and recently used folders available in every explorer window is worth having this application. Also love the fact that it works with Directory Opus.
Aug 19 2016 at 8:37am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Bruno User

Thanks again for your suggestions, they are very constructive. Based on them, I've already made some plans that can be executed immediately when creating the next version of Listary.


Thank you all for the positive comments and reviews!
Bopsoft - Aug 19 2016 at 10:54am Copy Link
Tortuga @Channing Hello :)
1) I finally (!!) got time to update from 4.23 to 5.00.2410
The ProgFolder is now FULL of 'alien' stuff ie DLLs
api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll; api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0; etc
I rebooted, they are still there looking at me, laughing ... ;)
Is it normal?
2) I asked before, back in 2014, could you please add the dates on the changelog page?
It makes it harder to follow without dates !! Pretty please ??!!!

Aug 19 2016 at 11:55pm Copy Link
Lito Tortuga - It's a new feature of the program but there is no way to disable listing the contents of the directories yet. So if you want to move to the v5 you need to use the v5.00.2334 version before the listing of non directories was put in. Hopefully we will get the option to disable it soon cause I don't like it either so I am stuck on this version I am using. I have seen Change logs posted on the discussion forums btw so you might want to look there.
Aug 20 2016 at 7:36am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tortuga
1. Yes, that's normal.
2. Just added the dates. Please check again ;)
Bopsoft - Aug 20 2016 at 7:45am Copy Link
Mark McCoid I've been using this application for over a year and it is a necessity!

Once I started using Listary, I could not imagine being without it.

It is rare that you come across such an awesome application that is executed so well.

Buy it!!
Aug 20 2016 at 8:32pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Lito Hello :)
Thank you for the reply, but ... huh? somehow ... my old brain doesn't understand what you are talking about ... Which Directories ?!...

@Channing Hello :)
Ohhh WOW!!!! DATES !!! Thank You Merci Gracias !!!! Very nice indeed !!!
When you hv time, could you please also add it on the Betas, like here
and here /listary-beta-5-00-2406/2860

-About CTRL+G:
During the walk-through after install, this shortcut is used. But when I look in Options, I can't find it. Where should I look? What is the action? Can I re-assign it?

Aug 20 2016 at 11:17pm Copy Link
Allan Winston Having read Bruno's comments and the replies, I see the suggestion is to download the latest version of Listary Pro. I also purchased an old version in 2012. With the lifetime free upgrades, it is unclear to me how to get the latest version without paying again. Can you supply a URL or alternate procedure, please?
Aug 21 2016 at 6:11am Copy Link
Craig S. There are very few programs I couldn't live without. Listary is at the top of that very short list. Ordering a second copy today for a family member as a gift. Thanks for a superb program!
Aug 21 2016 at 7:00am Copy Link
Caveman I've just bought mine after been using the free version for years. Keep up your good job :)
Aug 21 2016 at 7:04am Copy Link
franp User Hi,
I find the Find As You Type feature very intrusive but love the Quick Switch feature. Is there a way to prevent the first but keep the second ? I foud no way to do so : it is either a full stop or a full go.
Aug 21 2016 at 7:56am Copy Link
Tortuga @Allan Wiston Hi :)
You don't need a special URL for the Pro version.
Just download & install on top of your registered Pro version, and it stays registered as Pro. No need to re-register again.

Hope this helps ;)
Aug 21 2016 at 8:12am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Tortuga
You can check the post date instead for beta releases.

To change Ctrl+G, open Listary Options - Menus, select "Commands" from the dropdown, then select "Switch to Last...".

@Allan Winston
Just download the latest version and install it:

@franp User
Open Options - App Settings, select your file manager from the list, then uncheck "Find as you type" on the right panel.
Bopsoft - Aug 21 2016 at 8:15am Copy Link
Lito @Tortuga Oh I thought you were asking why all the favorite folders were listing all the files in the directories in your popup menu with the latest version. If that wasn't what you were asking then just ignore the reply. :)

In case anyone was wondering in the latest versions listary can be slower to use on directories that have lots of files in them since all those files are listed in the listary favorite popup menu. Many of my favorite folders I only want to see the subdirectories listed in the menu not the files in the directories themselves because having lots of files (like over a thousand) slows things down. It's not slow that it wouldn't be useful, but slow enough to notice and makes all lists basically stretch from the top of the screen to the bottom every time in most directories. That means a longer mouse travel time to reach the destination subfolder I am trying to get to which would be near the top of my screen. It's a bit of a nuisance right now at 2560x1600 resolutions, but once I move to a 4K screen that will be unbearable IMHO. I have confidence the developer will put the option to disable it in a future version but till then if you don't like it you have to use an older version.
Aug 21 2016 at 8:42am Copy Link
franp User @Tortuga Great ! Thanks. You got my money.
Aug 21 2016 at 9:21am Copy Link
Tortuga @Lito Hi again :D
No, I was talking abt the C»ProgFolder»Listary, where a bunch of ''mean'' looking DLLs appeared ;) Not abt the Favourite's listing
You know, your 1st post really puzzled me. Read/re-read/re-re-re-read ... could not make heads or tails of it, like you were speaking Klingon ...
I was on 4.23 till yesterday, so ALL the nw feat of 5.00+ are totally unfamiliar
Thank you Sôôô MUCH, for taking the time to explain it all again in detail on your 2nd post !
Much appreciated !!!!! THIS time, I understood everything !! Yeahhhh

Well darn, turns out what looks like an inconvenience 4u, it's a plus for me! Isn't that funny :)
I rather like not having the extra step to open the fldr to access a file. Like you, I hv deep nested directories, some w a really lg number of files.
Yup, it's a bit slower, but not overly so to become an hindrance.
So, me happy w this nw feat !! But yes, I concur, there's more scrolling
Now, gonna go explore more ...

Thank you again
Aug 21 2016 at 1:28pm Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp Is there a multiuser version of listary?

Is there an unlimited multi-user version of listary?

Can a version of listary be limited to searching for files to view but not manipulate otherwise?

What I would like is a version of listary that I could integrate with an unlimited version of WordWeb in order to allow for the search for standardized concepts in WordWeb (or any other program that contains a synonym thesaurus or concept parser) that would then yield first a set of concepts being searched for and then a list of files that contain those concepts on a set of virtualized discs, the purpose of which is to standardize the viewing but not manipulation of files by multiple students dialing into a computer with an unlimited user capability for this functionality.

Ideally listary could also have the functionality of not only automating the retrieval of files, it could also automate the ability to name files according to a synonym thesaurus of concepts.
Dec 24 2016 at 7:51am Copy Link
Channing User Delete (posted on wrong topic).
Dec 27 2016 at 7:52am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Charles

Very creative solution! Can you provide a detailed example (e.g. you want to type"abc" to locate documents "def.docx" and "zxy.jpg") to help me understand your needs better?
Bopsoft - Dec 27 2016 at 7:59am Copy Link
SoftCollector A great piece of software, very useful. All I have for it is praise.
Mar 16 2017 at 1:20am Copy Link
franp User I baught it the last time it appeared on BitsDuJour and it was one of the best buy I ever did.
I use it all day long since (win 10) ; the best feature is the Quick Switch.
It is the kind of software wich offers instant ROI.
And the licence is perfect, up to three computers and not requiring you to install it the day of the purchase or whatever non-sense.
Mar 16 2017 at 1:29am Copy Link
George Cohen Is this capable of searching across multiple hard drives?
Mar 16 2017 at 4:11am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @George Cohen, I just resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 16 2017 at 12:29pm Copy Link
George Cohen Thank you. I was a bit hasty in that shortly after I sent the request I received the registration. All is well and I find the software very useful.
Mar 16 2017 at 1:49pm Copy Link
Petr I love Listary Pro! Searches for folders and filenames. With Fuzzy Search turned "on" it can search for any part of the file or folder name. It does search mapped network drives but not a well as local drives.

I use this utility many times each day. Saves time and frustration.
I'd like to see more consistent mapped drive searches.
Mar 17 2017 at 1:13am Copy Link
Robert Crombie I always turn off Windows indexing (I hate unexplained things slowing my computer)
Does your program work when Windows indexing is turned off ?

I don't like Windows Explorer, and use XYPlorerFree instead.
Will your program work with all File Managers ?

PS Other members reading this, you really should try XYPlorerFree. It leaves Windows Explorer for dead.
It is portable(no Install), and has Tabs -
Mar 17 2017 at 2:20am Copy Link
Diam0nd Listary is absolutely amazing, life-changing pieces of software I've ever tried. I simply highly recommend anyone thinking to purchase to just download the trial and see it in action. I swear it will change your life! Seriously.
Mar 17 2017 at 2:20am Copy Link
Fletch I don't use this to its fullest extent, but the parts I do use really make life with Windows easier. Just bought my 2nd license.
Mar 17 2017 at 11:54am Copy Link
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 2017 at 1:12am Copy Link
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 2017 at 2:23am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Ali Ahmad

Yes, you can upgrade to the latest version.
Bopsoft - Sep 1 2017 at 2:28am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Sara User

Thanks for your comment!
Bopsoft - Sep 1 2017 at 2:29am Copy Link
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 2017 at 9:36am Copy Link
Markus J Satisfied customer since 2011!

This is an excellent piece of software. Easily worth double its normal price.
Sep 1 2017 at 9:38am Copy Link
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 2017 at 12:12pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 12:41pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 2:02pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 2:37pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 8:05pm Copy Link
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?

Sep 2 2017 at 1:12am Copy Link
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 2017 at 2:08am Copy Link
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 2017 at 2:36am Copy Link
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 2017 at 3:30am Copy Link
Robert Smith I also have purchased 2 licenses! What a great piece of software! Exactly what I've been needing!
Sep 2 2017 at 6:27am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho This software is very fast and efficient. I had already tested others similar. But none compare to the Listary Pro.
Sep 2 2017 at 6:39am Copy Link
Orochi User A must have! that is all I can say, thank you for this great little software
Sep 2 2017 at 2:19pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 7:49pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 9:32pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Michael R.

Try to press Ctrl twice and type the program name to launch it directly.
Bopsoft - Sep 3 2017 at 4:41am Copy Link
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 2017 at 6:46am Copy Link
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 2017 at 6:53am Copy Link
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 2017 at 9:20am Copy Link
Channing Dai @smaragdus

Check if this link is helpful:
Bopsoft - Sep 3 2017 at 11:34am Copy Link
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 2017 at 12:15pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 12:57pm Copy Link
Robert Smith I also only received one key for my 2 license purchase. Is this normal, BDJ?
Sep 3 2017 at 1:11pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 4:41pm Copy Link
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 2017 at 8:06pm Copy Link
Robert Smith Thanks, Vivaldi and Channing Dai!
Sep 4 2017 at 6:08am Copy Link
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 2017 at 6:32am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Brandon User

Showing and sorting by modified date will be supported soon in the next version.
Bopsoft - Sep 4 2017 at 6:36am Copy Link
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.
Sep 4 2017 at 8:12am Copy Link
Shazza Hi,

Seems like it could be a useful app. Can you advise whether it is a standalone windows executable or whether it installs other runtime libraries. I don’t install applications that use Java so that’s of specific interest.

Mar 25 2018 at 2:38am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Shazza

Hi, no extra runtime libraries are required to install and run Listary.
Bopsoft - Mar 25 2018 at 3:02am Copy Link
Gustavo $10 for this amazing piece of software is a steal.

This is excellent, Listary is simply one of the first software that I tell people on my suggestion list of what to install.

Been using it for 3 years already and still completely satisfied. Thanks!
Mar 25 2018 at 7:21am Copy Link
Orochi User This is a must have for everyone, if you don't have it already you don't know what you are missing! been using it for more than a year and completely satisfied as well
Mar 25 2018 at 11:45am Copy Link
franp User This is one of the first software I install when opening a new computer. Should be integrated in the OS (but no, Microsoft would break it). The Quick Switch feature alone is worth $50.
Mar 27 2018 at 12:30am Copy Link
_*_ This is a daily use program for me. It instantly locates files as you type. It is simple, stable, unobtrusive, and wildly effective. Under $10 with Lifetime Upgrades is likely the best money you will spend on software this year.
Mar 27 2018 at 5:03am Copy Link
David User I've been using the free version, just upgraded to Pro but I can't figure out how to access the place to enter the registration info.
Mar 27 2018 at 5:07am Copy Link
Luis User I tried the portable version and really it doesn't impress me much. Probably I'm missing something but comparing to, let's say Everything. there are lots of benefits in favor of the later.
Mar 27 2018 at 6:58am Copy Link
Gustavo @Luis

Then you are probably missing most of the features. I don´t know about the portable version, but on the installed one, it open with a tutorial, and that alone is enough to blow your mind. And even not all the features are shown yet.

See these videos to have a better idea:
Mar 27 2018 at 7:13am Copy Link
John User I am a long time user of this great program. I recently purchased a new computer and am migrating my programs to it. I cannot find where to download Listary Pro. The trial version here seems to be Listary Free and I cannot find the Pro version on the website.

Where can I download Listary Pro as a lifetime licensed user?

Thank you.
Mar 27 2018 at 9:34am Copy Link
Tortuga Hello all :)
For anyone using Everything, which I do EVERYDAY all-day-long, it does NOT do the same thing at all, even though both fall into the "Search" category. Both are very smart, but do different things.

This really is the most useful app !!
Been using it for a few years, have turned quite a few people into using it too ;)
The problem is, once one has used it for a little while, it's quite confusing when using PCs that do not have it installed :( It's just soooo intuitive & clever!
The Quick Switch alone is **ab-so-lu-te-ly** wonderful, so easy & practical!! Don't know how other people can endure all that clicking, when this is just so intuitive!

Can't say enough good things abt this app. At this price: GET IT !!
No, I don't work for the company, don't even know them, just love-love-love to use this :) :)

Hope this helps
Mar 27 2018 at 1:18pm Copy Link
Shazza I see that Listary creates what looks to be an index dB file in the users roaming profile. I’m my case this is on my SSD drive and I am trying to ensure that files which get overwritten frequently are not on my SSD drive. Is there a way (in the program itself - I know I could use OS junction points) to change this location so that I can point it to my non SSD drive?

Mar 27 2018 at 3:36pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @John

Listary Pro uses the same installer as the free version. You can open Options to enter your license info to unlock all Pro features.
Bopsoft - Mar 27 2018 at 7:43pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Shazza

That file is only read from and written to when you start and close Listary (i.e. when you start and shutdown your computer). So it's very safe to keep it on your SSD.
Bopsoft - Mar 27 2018 at 7:45pm Copy Link
Shazza Thanks Channing Dai,

Good to know that my SSD is not going to be thrashed. I'm a developer and during the course of a day, my dev work will result in thousands of object files (all with a *.dcu extension) being created, overwritten etc. They will be in different folder locations on the disk. I'm not sure how Listary actually does it's indexing etc. so can you please advise
1) if this kind of file activity likely to result in a large index file, either on disk, or as it seems from your previous response "in memory"
2) I only look for these files once in a blue moon, so is it possible to exclude them from the index?

In addition to these files there are also a version history of backup files created every time I save a source file etc. so there are lots of files (with the same names, different extensions) that I would ideally like to exclude from the lists that I pick from. Any thoughts on how to handle these?
Mar 27 2018 at 8:30pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Shazza

1. No. Listary only indexes file names and it keeps the index in memory while running. Those short-lived .dcu files have a totally ignorable impact to the index size and performance (it's just adding and removing some strings in a database).

2. Not recommend. Windows notifies Listary of file system changes on a whole partition base. So even if you exclude these files from index, Listary still get notified about them, then it has to filter them out which requires some extra work.
Bopsoft - Mar 27 2018 at 9:51pm Copy Link
Shazza @Channing Dai

Thanks - The dcu files do persist until overwritten again, so if I could exclude them without a performance hit that would be ideal.

I have some unused disk space so could create a partition for files like this. If I excluded the partition, would Listary still get notified?
Mar 27 2018 at 10:07pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Shazza

Yes, you can fully exclude a partition from index in Listary Options - Index without affecting performance. However there really is no need to do it unless you get many unwanted search results from that partition frequently.
Bopsoft - Mar 28 2018 at 8:53am Copy Link
Cary Adams @Shazza... I hear what you are saying about your SSD, BUT... the point of the SSD to rapidly handle files that are frequently overwritten (much like the Windows OS activity). Limiting your SSD to files that are infrequently changed forgoes the benefit of an SSD.

Worry less about SSD wear (today's units are remarkably robust); instead, consider the performance and responsiveness of your system as a whole. Indexing services like Listary are made for SSDs.
Mar 28 2018 at 12:28pm Copy Link
Ian User I've been using this tool for years. I actually have windows indexer service turned off on my old PC and I only use Listary Pro

As PCs get old Windows Indexer slows them right down.. and I simply don't need to do explorer searches at all with Listary running.. I'm not kidding.. its better.. faster.. and has a ton of handy options.

I need a copy of Listary Pro for my new PC.. and Bits delivered a half price copy once again ;) (I was loading software on it until 3am last night.. and intended to buy Listary Pro today.. thanks Bits!!)

If you code or have a ton of PDFs, pics, vids etc.. Listary will blow you away with how fast it is.

I create a couple Quick launches on my machines and make heavy use of the "SendTo" hack on Windows machines to quickly send files to where I need/want them.. add Listary Pro to your tool set and all those files (I have tens of thousands filed this way) are searched, found, accessed (or file location opened etc) in seconds.

It is my favorite utility I've ever used BY FAR!

Mar 28 2018 at 6:55pm Copy Link
Kevin D I see that Listary can export file and folder lists to CSV format. Can it also print file and folder lists directly? Thanks.
Mar 29 2018 at 12:08pm Copy Link
Channing Dai @Kevin

This is not supported. You need to export the list to a file first.
Bopsoft - Mar 30 2018 at 4:47am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber Can you say anythen about Listary v6, mentioned on your website. like when it's published and if there are any new main features?
Jul 11 2019 at 1:40am Copy Link
franp User This is a software I use a dozen of times each hours for it's "Quick Switch" feature. Probably already saved me hundreds hours of tedious switch to folders.
Jul 11 2019 at 2:09am Copy Link
Brandon User I highly recommend this product - I've been using it for some time and constantly use the favorites (customizable shortcuts) as well as the quick switch (e.g. you have an open dialog ... you click into an already open explorer window, then click back into the open dialog and it auto navigates to it). It has a lot of other handy features on the menu too. And its not a subscription!
Jul 11 2019 at 4:48am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I do not know how this program works, but it works fine and very fast. Sensational.
Jul 11 2019 at 5:31am Copy Link
Chuck Given Listary 6 is in beta, how will that affect prospective buyers?
Jul 11 2019 at 7:38am Copy Link
HJ B What is the difference between Listary Pro and Everything?
Jul 11 2019 at 7:50am Copy Link
RC Been using this software for years and highly recommend it. It really does save time to locate files and folders and to launch programs. And the program is licensed per user (up to three computers) rather than to a single PC.
Jul 11 2019 at 10:47am Copy Link
Roz Fruchtman How many computers can you use Listary Pro on?

Thanks in advance.

Roz Fruchtman aka @RozSpirations
Jul 12 2019 at 1:56am Copy Link
Craig S. After antivirus, this is the first software I install on my PCs. I won't be without it. I comment every time it comes up on BDJ to sing its praises. Buy it and never look back!
Jul 12 2019 at 2:16am Copy Link
singularity Great program. Cant do without it.
Jul 12 2019 at 3:29am Copy Link
ron r Like stated by others, HIGHLY recommended!
Jul 13 2019 at 3:08am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Stefan Hauber

Hi, please check this page for more information about Listary 6:
Bopsoft - Jul 13 2019 at 7:59am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Chuck

If you purchase now, you can upgrade to Listary 6 for free.
Bopsoft - Jul 13 2019 at 8:01am Copy Link
Channing Dai @Roz Fruchtman

You can use it on up to 3 computers owned by you.
Bopsoft - Jul 13 2019 at 8:02am Copy Link
Channing Dai @HJ B

They are not the same type of software. Just download it and try it yourself for free.
Bopsoft - Jul 13 2019 at 8:04am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Are there any advantages to this over Voidtool's 'Everything' search app?
Jul 13 2019 at 12:08pm Copy Link
Roz Fruchtman Thank You @Channing Dai!
Jul 13 2019 at 12:38pm Copy Link
Channing Dai Hi @Roz Fruchtman, you can right-click the tray icon to exit Listary.
Bopsoft - Jul 14 2019 at 9:33am Copy Link
Sebastian User This used to be a nice tool, but the latest official v5 release dates back to 2017, the promise v6 (in beta) was last releases in 2018.

I guess we can safely assume the development to be dead.
Apr 15 2021 at 7:15am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Is Listary still in development? The latest V6 beta is now over 2 years old.
Apr 15 2021 at 7:19am Copy Link
Keith User It's a great shame that development has not continued. However, this is still a great product, one I use it every day. In my opinion, this deal price is a steal for the productivity boost it offers.
Apr 15 2021 at 12:14pm Copy Link
M User Indeed, what happened to the star in the sky that was so promising? Lifetime purchased, but since then development fell moribund. Seriously, bunch of wannabe-devs with a mass of promises, but you are not perseverers like e.g. Total Commander, XYplorer Pro ...all + 25 years of active development (wit a real LTD - Life Time Deal)

And communication to users? ow to treat no-go areas ..
Apr 15 2021 at 12:14pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Such a useful tool, it would be a shame if development has stopped. I'm using the V.6 beta and it seems like it's going to be forever. Never mind, it works.
Apr 15 2021 at 12:15pm Copy Link
Pete User Can Listary be installed by a Windows User that does NOT have Administrator rights? Would like to install Listary on Windows 10 on a corporate machine where I have not Admin rights.
Apr 15 2021 at 2:13pm Copy Link
Robert Bull I can't do better than repeat what Keith User said; Listary is one of the most productivity-enhancing Windows programs. Ever.

@Pete User: there's a portable version of Listary, see their download page. I hope that solves your non-admin-rights problem.
Apr 15 2021 at 2:49pm Copy Link
Leland Whitlock I saw a while back on the forums the developer was planning on getting back to this. He had to get a real job for a while because sales were not enough to fund his needs. I don't know exactly when just that he does plan on getting back to it. On the plus side I have had no issues with the current version on the latest version of Windows 10. It really is good software.
Apr 15 2021 at 3:36pm Copy Link
Chuck This tool, despite the lack of recent development, is well worth the price. Streamlines workflow in a way that other software can't replicate. Listary gets my highest recommendation!
Apr 15 2021 at 5:40pm Copy Link
Nigel Blumenthal Listary is one of the very small number of programs that I have to have installed on any updated machine I get. I understand the concerns about the lack of ongoing development, but honestly, I can't think of anything that could be added to it that would improve it. I'm happy with my 5.00.2843. Sometimes there's just an end to the constant update cycle.
Apr 16 2021 at 4:17am Copy Link
Craig S. Yup, like others, this is one of the first tools I install on my PC. I can't imagine life without it. In fact, just bought another license to support the dev and put on my wife's PC!

I too would love to hear more from the dev, but it's been so useful to me, and without technical issues, that I'm confident buying again.

FYI, I'm running Listary 5, not the 6 beta. Perfectly happy with 5.
Apr 16 2021 at 9:30am Copy Link
John User How did you get the beta of v6? I'm not seeing it on the website and I had signed up for updates.

I am also a very satisfied longtime user of Listary Pro and it is also one of my first installs on a new computer. I hadn't really thought about an upgrade as it has been doing the job behind the scenes for me (CTL-CTL) for years and I would like to see the developer get active with it again.
Apr 16 2021 at 1:25pm Copy Link
Chuck @John User - Listary 6 beta is available via the website's forum.
Apr 16 2021 at 4:58pm Copy Link
Teguh User How do you enter the registration number ? Thank you.
Apr 16 2021 at 4:58pm Copy Link
Simon User Like many, I've found Listary indispensable since 2013. Ordered again to support the developer of this great tool.
Oct 26 2021 at 2:39am Copy Link
Nick User The file will not download for me
Oct 26 2021 at 4:20am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel I've been using the the beta version 6 for ages now but development seems to have gone very quiet, i.e. stopped. I hope I'm proved wrong!
Oct 26 2021 at 4:20am Copy Link
Nigel Blumenthal I'm just one more user who finds this product absolutely indispensible, and every time I upgrade a computer, it's one of the first pieces of non-Microsoft software that I install.
Oct 26 2021 at 4:21am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho This software is fantastic. I bought it years ago and recommend it.
Oct 26 2021 at 6:36am Copy Link
Buck Download not working.
Oct 26 2021 at 6:36am Copy Link
Nick User Constantin Florea of bitsdujour, you gave me great instruction and i have now downloaded the file.
Oct 26 2021 at 10:57am Copy Link
Johnny G It is very useful, easy to use and works well, I like the option to customize themes as well. Downloads on this site can be troublesome(not just this application), Google does not work but you can override it using edge.
Oct 26 2021 at 11:02am Copy Link
Cary Adams Does this work with Windows 11?

When will version 6 release?
Oct 26 2021 at 11:08am Copy Link
Chuck @Cary Adams - Can't say if it works on Win 11. Absolutely essential for me on Win 10. And don't hold your breath for version 6. Developer has been MIA since April 2020.

Regardless, highly recommend Listary!
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