While MiniWE works on Windows 7/8. Windows 8 users may find this of interest, as it can be used as a quick launcher. MiniWE is basically a combination of Windows Explorer and a Quick Launch bar or a Quick launch program that can launch anything on your PC, and make your navigation and browsing through files process easier! It has many other interesting and cool features too.
MiniWE is a .NET 3.0 based application, and so is supported by all versions of Windows. When you click on the program icon, it will pop up as an app launcher. It also has the ability to let you browse through folders like Windows Explorer. When you click on a file, it will be launched by its default program and miniWE will get automatically minimized.
MiniWE offers the drag and drop functionality. It shows file thumbnails, can create more MiniWE and can create MiniWE shortcuts. I would say this is a good way to organize your apps, folders, files and pin them on your desktop with MiniWE free.
The program is packed with some nice and interesting features. Let’s see what they are:
- Looks good, not 100% opacity.
- Displays file icons
- Works as an application launcher
- Can be used to browse folders
- Displays browsing URL
- Auto resizing
- Icon size can be changed
- Displays file names (optional)
- Can create more MiniWE shortcuts, that runs files/folders instantly
- Drag and Drop functionality
- User friendly interface.
The program is good at its features, but there are some features that you might not like. Firstly, the application is fixed at its place i.e. bottom center of your desktop. It can’t be moved or resized according to our wish. Secondly, the icons displayed or the image preview is without or no clarity, the icons are pixelating when they are displayed on MiniWE.
The program has a user-friendly and a good interface. There aren’t many dialogs that pop-up, after a minute or two. There are simply three buttons at the bottom, one for settings, one close button and other for navigating between folders. To create MiniWE shortcuts, there is a wizard that helps you while your create your own MiniWE.
The app is nice and makes navigation and launching easier. Click here to visit the download page of the application. I hope you like it!