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Giveaway of the day — True Launch Bar

True Launch Bar is a superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar with unique system of switching toolbars and expandable menus gives instant access to files, applications, and settings from the taskbar.
$19.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 287 (87%) 42 (13%) 82 comments

True Launch Bar was available as a giveaway on January 14, 2007!

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True Launch Bar is an ultimate experience of a manageable file system. It gets the best of MS Windows OS and streamlines it for greater comfort of use. Its unique system of switching toolbars and expandable menus gives instant access to files, applications, and settings from the taskbar. In addition, overlay images and skins give system polish and slick looks.

True Launch Bar is a superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts.

But there is one huge difference. True Launch Bar allows you to combine your shortcuts into groups. This feature looks like popup menus. This vastly improves the management of your shortcuts and save working space on your desktop.

By using True Launch Bar, you speed up the launching of your applications like never before.

True Launch Bar Features at a Glance

  • Compatibility with Quick Launch;
  • Ability to group shortcuts into menus under separators and titles;
  • Ability to switch toolbars with the change of active application (Auto Sensing);
  • Support for Drag-n-Drop;
  • Support of Windows XP Visual Styles;
  • Menu for recently accessed files (last run or run count);
  • Ability to display thumbnails and file properties on a menu;
  • Customisable hot keys;
  • Customisable design (buttons, menus, toolbars);
  • Customisable default commands for buttons and mouse behaviour;
  • Password protection for shortcuts and settings;
  • Additional plug-ins and skins available online.

System Requirements:

Windows 9x/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista. If you run Windows 95/NT4 you must have Internet Explorer 4.0 or newer installed with integrated shell (Active Desktop).

Publisher:

Tordex

Homepage:

http://www.truelaunchbar.com

File Size:

4.6 MB

Price:

$19.90

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#83

Had the same problem. Simple reboot fixed it. No more demo version on taskbar.

Reply   |   Comment by John S  –  9 years ago
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I downloaded & installed True Launch Bar on 1-14-07. Everything works great but I can't get rid of the "DEMO VERSION' in the taskbar. Please help.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry L Martin  –  9 years ago
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I hate that I Missed out on this one, it looks like such a great program, I think I'll go to tha site & purchase it tonight.

AQUA'boogie' iz...
puttin his money where it counts!!!

Reply   |   Comment by AQUA'boogie'  –  9 years ago
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This program is great but if you don't need some functionality, ie various workspaces, I find that rocketdock is much better

Reply   |   Comment by Jose  –  9 years ago
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[...] Giveaway of the Day » True Launch Bar (tags: giveaway software windows daily) [...]

Reply   |   Comment by randomosity &raquo; links for 2007-01-15  –  9 years ago
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#4 RANDY WROTE: "Ok, is this another trialware just for consumer to try for limited period ? if thats so then sorry i’m out.. .

#21 DEBBIE WROTE: "I just spend half an hour responding to #6 and lost it when I tried to submit ....."
- Debbie... and in fact, to everyone, what you should always do, is have a little notepad.exe text editor open, always, and always select-all then copy and paste your post into NOTEPAD before you click the SUBMIT button. Then if something messes up, you won't lose what you spent all that time typing. You can even copy/paste into your little notepad once in a while if you notice you've spent some *thinking* time composing it. Then, not only will you have a backup, but you'll have a little history record of things you posted now & again. But always paste a copy of your text into Notepad before clicking submit. Get in the habit of it. Then you can just paste it again in 2 seconds rather than losing your whole message. :-) Helpful tip from the 'Specialist'.

#21 Debbie Wrote: "You can edit the startup menu by running MSCONFIG and deselecting programs from the startup tab..." --Giveaway site also had a little free startup utility just for that purpose a couple days back. And... a tip from me... you can get a program called "Windows Startup Inspector" from WindowsStartup.com and it's free. Not even shareware. FREE. Either way, you're right that one can deactivate any of the programs as people wish.

#33 DJeni aka Minuette wrote: "i cracked it." --You cracked a program that you could get here for Free? wow. you're pretty smart, huh. lol. Hey! Maybe next you could 'crack' INTERNET EXPLORER and Firefox for us.

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  9 years ago
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LOL @ #77. I can't believe they would attempt to crack a free program. This isn't good for the software distributers to keep contributing to the free downloads if this crap keeps happening. Next step, they keep doing this garbage and noone will allow any free downloads in fear of this, mainly the ones you usually wouldn't get a trial or free download from. What's next, breaking their own file encryption??

Paul

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72>>
But did anyone crack the crack to crack the crack to crack the crack? Now that takes some brains.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  9 years ago
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Not a bad program but a bit OTTP for my needs and doesn't really add to the way I use my PC. By the way, this is not meant as a criticism of the program simply that it is not for me but I like the GOTD concept as a means of trying out programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Jcymru  –  9 years ago
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[...] Today’s giveaway is True Launch Bar. So, go and grab a copy for yourself. So, bookmark them or subscribe to their RSS feed. You might just something useful.But, remember that the software is free for personal use and also comes without any support. So, if it doesn’t work in Vista then you can’t call the call center and give them a piece of your mind. [...]

Reply   |   Comment by Get Free Licensed Software &laquo; Weird Musi  –  9 years ago
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well i was using it and suddenly explorer crashed .. now even after reboot i still have my OLD, casual launchbar

Reply   |   Comment by student  –  9 years ago
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This program is useless , I would go for Lunchy instead.

Reply   |   Comment by Rackmanager  –  9 years ago
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I thought it was an overall good program. It's not for me though, I can do pretty much what it does only without it. However, my son loves it, it's right up his alley. I don't hate it or anything, I gave it a thumbs up. Nice for some but not for everyone.

#33 & #36 > Takes a lot of brains to crack a FREE program, lolll. If you can't afford it, go without it, you'll live. I think there may be a lot more to do with Crack than the program here.

Paul

Reply   |   Comment by  –  9 years ago
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Looks like a nice program. I'm happy with what the start menu has for now (I use Firefox extensions in my browser for the extras like weather). Thanks anyways GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by John J.  –  9 years ago
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I'm debating if I should install this or not. It looks pretty useful, but also it seems to "bloated" - like a toolbar in IE that has a hundred buttons.

I think it would be better to keep my desktop & toolbars "bare-bones" in order to keep my computer running fast and smoothly and not be cluttered with too many buttons.

What do y'all think?

Reply   |   Comment by zipzap  –  9 years ago
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nice

Reply   |   Comment by seshu  –  9 years ago
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[...] This is a very interesting business model. Tonight, I tried out the True Launch Bar from the site. The way it works is you download from their site and un-zip the file. With the installation routine, you will get a file called Activation.exe. You run that file first, which basically sets up your license for you. You then install the software. Very easy. Share and Enjoy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

Reply   |   Comment by Paid Software - Given Away : WebbyOnline  –  9 years ago
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awesome software. nicer than the regular windows quick launch bar!

Reply   |   Comment by jonjesbuzz  –  9 years ago
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Very nice...A very useful tool!

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  9 years ago
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Neat application! I wish GOTD would abandon the "comments" section. Ungrateful novices seem to clutter them when they don't do their research on GOTD's operation or policies, much less the app's operations first. Thanks GOTD for your efforts in supplying neat applications that benefit someone everyday. But, let's end the insanity with the comment section! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  9 years ago
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Nice... I can't wait till you guys bring out PowerISO (I love that program)

Reply   |   Comment by DigitNSM  –  9 years ago
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THIS THING IS PRETTY COOL. THINK I'LL KEEP IT! ENABLES ME TO GET TO STUFF I USE ALL THE TIME VERY QUICKLY. NEAT TOOL!

Reply   |   Comment by CLAUDIAPATX  –  9 years ago
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Great for the old 98, but XP has Tweak UI, something from Microsoft for free, that is better for XP imho

Like I said though, 9x machines will love this.

Reply   |   Comment by Yert  –  9 years ago
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Im not sure if its the program or me but I am having terrible luck with this program, it sux the life out of my CPU.... it is pretty much past 80% all the time WHEN I RUN TRUEBAR!!! Anyways I dont want to uninstall it because I find it would be very usefull for me so can someone please let me know if I am doin something wrong maybe???

Reply   |   Comment by VixenX  –  9 years ago
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A better alternative, I find it really handy.

http://pws.ukhosting.org.uk/mitabs.html

Reply   |   Comment by delta  –  9 years ago
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Well, ran the activate, and WE22.TMP had a fight with my firewall anti-leak, attempting to modify memory of another process, though it did eventually tell me it had registered, of well, lets see if it did...

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  9 years ago
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This is a Nice program.
#54, one of the plugins allows virtual desktops and other active elements, (motherboard monitoring, wifi monitoring, command line, etc. Kinda like linux) SO.. If a crash happens, I could dual boot to linux and fix it... nvm Anyway, this program does not do away with my quicklaunch menu, I just disabled it temporarily. Read? Who reads instructions? I havent formatted in years either, But I believe in opensource. There are many freeware programs that are great and are just that FREE. GOTD has a great freeware library too.
Thank you GOTD. I do now check this site everyday and enjoy the occasional software.

Reply   |   Comment by HS  –  9 years ago
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I've been using this app for many years and am a licensed user. makes grabbing apps, lacunhing VPNs or RDPs to the many servers I look after very fast.

#54: I guess you haven't sat down and investigated the app. You create a folder structure in a specific directory, and you can place your shortcuts in that. You then reference this directory from within TLB.

After a format all it takes is an install and pointing to the directory you created. Simple.

Don't know why you feel sad though - I'm a system/network admin, IT manager & web developer, with 15+ of years experience...

Reply   |   Comment by phuzzy  –  9 years ago
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Quick question. Will we be able to download plugins, old or new, for free after today?

Reply   |   Comment by pauloparra  –  9 years ago
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Thanks team. A good way to clean up your desktop space. A nice gadget to play with and fine tune. That's half the fun - changing the settings on skins, etc. to see what happens. Hours of fun, and a useful function besides.

Reply   |   Comment by kc  –  9 years ago
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NOTHING IS FREE. I have not had to format for 4 years now, after learning that freeware is Not. I don't have spam coming at me anymore. I appreciate the work on this proggy, but I don't have a problem placing quicklaunch Icons in the order I want, Windows allows it, takes 3 seconds. If a Crash Happens and you reformat, The bar is gone and needs to be reinstalled so how will it put back QuickLaunch Items that aren't even reinstalled. As a Comp Tech, I feel sad when People don't read up on their operating system to find out what it will do without downloading Program after Program.

Reply   |   Comment by barrierejer  –  9 years ago
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Does the license allow this program to be used on a work PC since nothing created by this program will be sold or otherwise provided to customers? Is using this program in a work environment for helping with personal productivity an acceptable personal use?

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  9 years ago
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I've been using TLB for years, and its inclusion here only proves to me -- and should prove to any doubters -- that Giveaway of the Day truly is the real deal. Their fingers are on the pulse of the most useful types of software from quality software developers. TLB is an excellent example of a quality piece of software that is supported by an active user community. "Skins" for the toolbar are readily available, so if you're all about color schemes, you'll be happy. In my opinion, it is both more useful and more useable than JetStart, which was another recent GotD offering. JetStart is good at a few little things but doesn't allow quite as much in the way of true customizability as TLB does. I already strongly recommended this software for pay, so for those of you reading this today, I certainly urge you to take advantage of this gift!

I also want to take this opportunity (longtime downloader/lurker, first-time poster) to not only throw my support behind the GotD team and the business concept they've employed here, but also to tell those who care to do the same NOT to be discouraged by the frequent negative posts here in the comments section every day. I'm guessing (or at least hoping) that the majority of the supporters out there are like me -- they don't "look a gift horse in the mouth," but instead quietly appreciate the daily offerings and do their best to ignore the naysayers. We really are out here, GotD team, and we thank you!

For the rest, though, here you go:
* If you can't download from the main link, try the mirror instead. Still doesn't work? Patiently wait 5-10 minutes and try again.
* Read the instructions. Most d/ls either have a complete and integrated 'setup.exe' that will both install and activate the software (or display a popup that tells you how to do so, gives you a key, etc.) OR an 'activate.exe' file that you need to run separately. ALL d/ls have a README text file. Read it first and follow its instructions.
* Many users have suggested running the 'activate.exe' file first, when available. That seems to be an easy solution to the next issue.
*If, after you think you've done everything right, it still looks like the program in question is running in 'demo' mode or isn't the full, unlocked version, it's user error, not a sudden change in GotD's policy for the day. COMPLETELY shut the program down (or, at the end of the install routine, choose NOT to run the program), and then activate it. If it's still within the giveaway-day window, I promise it will work!
* If you are especially distrustful and run anti-spyware or anti-virus programs that you have set to lock things down tightly, expect to run into difficulties every once in a while. (Pay particular attention to this if you can successfully install a program on one machine but not another.) Again, this is a user issue, not GotD's problem. Figure out what's causing the blockage and temporarily disable it on your computer.
* This site offers one program -- one that normally costs money -- for FREE... for ONE DAY and ONE DAY ONLY. If you d/l a program from this site, you are not somehow granted immunity with regards to paying for that program for life. "What happens" if your hard drive dies and you need to reinstall everything from scratch (and don't have a ghost/snapshot you update frequently)? If you like the software enough to want it on your new hard drive, you will need to go to the software developer's website (follow the link from GotD's site!) and BUY IT. Same goes for if you want to upgrade to a new version or need full support for the software for some reason. That's the idea. The developer gets to get the word out on the street and earn greater consumer loyalty, and you get free software, at least for a limited amount of time.

Enjoy today's download, and future ones as well. If you like 'em, let people know. If you don't, AND you have something constructive to say, feel free to post those constructive thoughts. Otherwise, while you might enjoy the momentary thrill of seeing your username posted on a website, don't get too excited; most other people seeing it are most likely just rolling their eyes and ignoring you.

Thanks again for TLB!

Reply   |   Comment by F4vrefly  –  9 years ago
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I have been using TB for over 3 years (I paid it ) and I am more than happy with it.
I also use "Start Killer" (Freeware from the same company) in addition to TB, it removes the START button completely, so you only have the TB which is really all you need.

Excellent software.

Reply   |   Comment by Mentallo  –  9 years ago
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This toolbar is fantastic! I got hopelessly lost in their tutorial - I'll try it again later - but by clicking on the toolbar I was able to get most of what I wanted done. :) Just highlight "new" and go from there.

Thank you again, GOTD team!

Reply   |   Comment by Lyn  –  9 years ago
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True Launch Bar: free today...

I recently mentioned True LaunchBar as a solid UMPC launcher and one of our readers, Jesse, left a comment indicating that the software is free today only. I double-checked and sure enough Jesse gave us a gem of a tip! Apparently, there's a website ca...

Reply   |   Comment by jkOnTheRun  –  9 years ago
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Many thanks, to GOTD and to KIP, #8. Some I hadn't heard of there, and Sideslide looks worthy of a place on my system, beautiful cleanware - that you just copy over to upate and delete the folder if you don't want it any more. Might give TLB a shot as well, but don't want to depend on something I can't re-install later if it all goes belly-up. Took me long enough to get used to finding stuff in WinXP.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  9 years ago
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PS

For those genuinely interested in today's FREE programme and want to read an unbiased report on it - click onto this website for the lowdown -

http://www.tucows.com/article/1265

Keep taking the tablets!!

JC

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What absolutely staggers me beyond belief is just how ungrateful some people can be! Listen dumbos, the software is FREE. If you don't like it, then don't visit the site. Simple!
Keep up the good work GOTD team - I have recommended you to loads of computer users in the UK who I know appreciate this very valuable service!! Thank you very much.

Love, Light and Peace to the world!

JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  9 years ago
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Yep, TrueLaunchBar is even better than FreeLaunchBar! The plugins are great! Thanks, GOTD team!

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  9 years ago
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I've been using their free product (http://www.freelaunchbar.com/) for about a year now and it is FANTASTIC. A wonderful enhancement to my start bar (and to my desktop, since I can remove so much from it and put it in a quick menu).

Assuming that the normally-pay-for version is even better, this is a MUST GET. Downloading it immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  9 years ago
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[...] What software is available for free from them today? True Launch Bar [...]

Reply   |   Comment by TechBoggle &raquo; Licensed software &#8230;  –  9 years ago
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Poor uninstall, several bugs. A good idea but needs some work. For now, AVOID.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  9 years ago
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OK, downloaded the program and installed it, went through the very large skin data base, and started playin with it.

Sorry, not impressed at all. A poor program that has problems makeing the changes when applied.

Reply   |   Comment by terflip  –  9 years ago
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I shall say something both for the program and for GOTD team. First, today's soft is realy usefull in terms of desktop enhacement. Not a waste. Second, congratulations to the GOTD team, since yestarday's and today's softs are really THE programs. In other words, congratulatiosn for the type of soft you've posted for us.
A really grateful "thank you"!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Antonio  –  9 years ago
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>> 6
You missed that already. Absolute Startup, back on 1 January 07. :)

>> 4
Everyone gets a legit, full install of the software here, provided that they install it on the same day that it is a giveaway.



Unfortunately, this piece of software can't be used by me -- I do run Windows, but I don't use explorer.exe as the shell.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  9 years ago
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I'll have it. A Tucows 'must have' recommendation is good enough for me. I'd rather listen to them than a bunch of eternal pessimists.
Thanks for the good software GAOD.

Reply   |   Comment by CJ  –  9 years ago
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cracked it? I want to install it next month again, how can this be done? Like this program a lot. Can not find a key in the program to write down.....

Bjorn

Reply   |   Comment by Bjorn  –  9 years ago
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RE 32 thats me that twit,did not activare properly reinstalled all ok now,also some one mentioned the look of it,well their seems to be in menu a way to alter this,also a skins sight?

Reply   |   Comment by maurice  –  9 years ago
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This is a nice program.. Been using it for over 3 year and Im sad that I am having problems with my PC that effect the True Launchbar (NOT COS OF THIS PROGRAM! As there is more programs that I cant run!)

If you come to love it and are paying for it you sould get lifetime use of it! (I did.. Every time a new version comes out I get a new regi-code!) So I find the money well spend..

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