QuickJump is a free portable file launcher for the Windows operating system that is easy to use and runs only when it is required.
The program has no dependencies and requires no configuration at all before it can be used. It has been primarily been designed to be placed in a directory with files and folders that you want to launch quickly.
Once you have placed the software in a folder, you can execute it to get a list of all files and folders in the directory.
All that is left to do then is to pick one item from the listing either by using the mouse or the computer keyboard to run it.
Programs will be executed, files opened, and folders opened in the default system file browser.
The program works best with medium sized directories as it will take up the whole screen and display scroll bars if too many items in a directory are encountered.
One thing that is missing is an ability to search for items or at least to jump to a matching item right away when you hit letters on the keyboard.
This is problematic specifically if scroll buttons are displayed by the program when too many items are listed in the directory it was executed from as you will have to use the scroll buttons to find files or folders not listed in the visible area of the menu.
On the positive side of things, QuickJump is -- very -- fast and displays the items without delay right away so that you can pick a file or folder with virtually no delay.
Since it is portable, it may be a good choice for USB drives filled with tools, or even burned CDs with files on them.
QuickJump does not necessarily have to be placed in the directory containing the files. You can run it with a path parameter to display the directory structure of the path without placing the program inside.
This can be useful, for instance by using shortcuts on the taskbar or desktop that point to often used program or file folders on the PC as you can launch files from these locations without having to navigate to those folders first.
QuickJump is a handy program that works really well but it is held back somewhat by the lack of a search or "quick jump" option in its interface as it may delay the launch of files. It would become really useful if its author would add that option to the application.
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