The battle of application launchers on Windows.
I chose to do this review about an interaction that I have dozens of time every single day – launching an application on my Windows machine. Launching an application seems like a fairly straightforward interaction, as it should be, and I am always very annoyed by how Windows handles it. Here, I show the default way to launch applications on Windows, using the default Start menu, versus a custom application launcher called Wox.
Windows Default Start Menu:
- Automatically searches using BING
- automatically opens EDGE
- Too large – takes up most of screen, for simple search
- Not optimized for keyboard
Introducing Wox Launcher
- Searches using custom browser & search engine
- Fully customization with custom scripts & plugins
- Automatically searches files, folders, & settings