Many computer users have a routine that kicks in after the operating system has loaded. This often includes the start of several applications, for instance to check emails, play music or to open websites.
Most of the applications can be started with the operating system, but this has the negative side effect of a prolonged system start.
Start My Day is a configurable program and media launcher for Windows. The software can be started with Windows or configured to do its workings at a specific time of a day.
The application can launch apps, websites and music automatically. Programs can be added by dragging and dropping the program executables (only .exe supported right now) on the main interface, or by clicking on the Add button to select an application in the file browser.
The web listing accepts websites in the .url format, which are only supported by Microsoft's Internet Explorer. An option to add urls directly would have been handy, especially for users who work with another default web browser.
The music listing finally accepts mp3 music files. It will automatically generated a playlist file in WPL format. The configuration file is stored in C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Start My Day, which is unfortunate again, as it breaks the portability of the software program.
We have already mentioned that Start My Day can load all configured programs, websites and mp3 files on startup or a specific time of the day. The application does offer controls to launch them manually from the header bar as well. Helpful if users have missed the scheduled time of the day.
The biggest disadvantage of the application is the limited file type support. Being able to add other files to the launch would add tremendous value. A new category to load documents might be welcome by many users as well, as there is currently no option to do that.
Start My Day can be downloaded from the Windows Club website. It is compatible with Windows 7, and likely with previous Windows systems as well (the developer has not tested the program on previous versions).Advertisement
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