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LuckMan212

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good idea...
« on: November 21, 2005, 11:29:40 PM »
hey this review is a great idea...

but you forgot one of my favorite ones... (which I actually bought & use all the time!) 
yes its shareware but well worth the small price...

one nice feature is that you can specify custom icons in the folder menu to help quickly distinguish between folders, also has a Places Bar Editor, a built in GUI editor for XP/2000/2003 "subst" command where you can map a folder to a drive letter -- (very handy!), and also allows you to rename the folders in your list so if you have a long folder like "C:\Some\Long\Pathname\To\My\Personal\Downloads", you can simply name it "Downloads" in the menu.

There are other cool features too, like transparent dialogs and support for Office XP/2003 dialogs, and the ability to exclude apps that conflict, etc..  a very complete and yet simple and stable program!

QuickFolders (from ByteGems -- http://www.bytegems....m/quickfolders.shtml )

 :D

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Re: good idea...
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2005, 11:41:11 PM »
great !
this is exactly why we moved to doing two part reviews - so the reviewers would get help like this from members.
excellent find - i never knew about this tool.

thanks luckman i will be adding it to the review.

and other suggestions are very welcome, including opinions of others comparing the different apps.

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Re: good idea...
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005, 11:49:21 PM »
 :D glad to help, although after checking your list of important features again it seems this one may fall short on two of them:

-Needs to be able to change default mode (into details for example).
-Needs to be able to change size of dialog.

as far as I know these features are not part of QuickFolders.  But I have made suggestions to the developer in the past, I may write to him and ask if he can implement them, and make this the "perfect" dialog extender!

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Re: good idea...
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 11:58:29 PM »
i always tell people we try to make our reviews have something for each of 3 groups:
1) for newbies who never used such a program to learn about the category and what they do and why they might be useful.
2) for the pros who use one of these tools all the time and want to learn about a new feature or a better app.
3) for the authors of these tools, to learn how to make them better

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Re: good idea...
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2005, 12:32:22 AM »
added quickfolders.