Speed Up Your Windows Workflow with 7Plus
7Plus is an Open Source software for the Windows 7 operating system that adds many features to the system to speed up your workflow or improve certain features of the operating system.
It is a tweak software at its core that provides you with options to change core Windows features.
The feature set of the program is divided into Windows Explorer, general Windows related tweaks, window handling and misc features.
Some examples of what 7Plus adds include folder favorites in Windows Explorer, shortcuts to create folders, to paste text or image clipboard contents into a file automatically, enabling ftp server uploads with a shortcut, a clipboard manager storing the latest ten entries or displaying the Windows Task Manager when double-clicking on empty space in the Windows Taskbar.
The developer has created instructional videos that demonstrate the functionality of several of the features of 7Plus.
Each feature can be disabled in the settings window of 7Plus so that only those that you may require need to be activated. All you need to do is check or uncheck tweaks to enable or disable them on the system.
A quick overview of important tweaks provided by 7Plus:
- Double-click on empty space on taskbar to run a program.
- Close programs on the taskbar with a middle-click.
- Middle-click on title of program window to close program.
- Right-click on title of program to set to "always on top".
- Add new Explorer keyboard shortcuts, e..g F7 to create a new file, F8 to create a new folder, Alt-C to copy filenames, or Ctrl-I to invert the current selection.
- Show free space and size of selected files in the status bar.
- Select first file automatically when a folder is opened in Explorer.
- Automatically check "apply to all operations" checkboxes.
7Plus is a well though out application that makes it a lot easier to work with Windows on a daily basis.
The program is compatible with most 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system. Some features are OS specific, this is always mentioned next to the option in the program's settings.
The portable program uses between five and six Megabytes of computer memory while running on our 64-bit Windows 7 test system, an acceptable value for the wealth of features that it brings to the table.
Please note that some features may not work if you run it on newer versions of Windows.
Update: The program has been updated several times ever since it was first published on the Google Code project website. You can read more about an update that introduced 64-bit program support and another one that added hotkeys and Explorer tabs to the software program.
Please note, however, that the program's last update dates back to 2012 and that it has been abandoned by its author.Advertisement