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Author Topic: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?  (Read 4400 times)

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Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« on: April 09, 2006, 10:24:37 PM »
spotted a mini-shootout between mayk & f+rr: http://www.lazyandus...net/txp/mayk-or-farr

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 10:30:35 PM »
neat.

this might be considered a datapoint for integrating launchbar commander with farr.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2006, 10:32:16 PM by mouser »

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 05:56:30 AM »
FR+R gets the super-efficient smart software prize, loses points for clicky-clicky-mouse users and both lose in the name department :)

FR+R is immensely keyboard friendly, hence my extreme dependence on it.  Those buttons on mayk . . . <shrugs> Meh, what's the point when you've got a snappy little command line?

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 06:07:08 AM »
I believe mayk also has a similar function to farr, using only the keyboard. But it doesn't search your harddrive for results (making it far inferior to farr ;) ).
Still, it has got some fans out there, i found it before i found farr, and saw it referenced quite a few times.

both lose in the name department :)
;D ;D

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 06:20:45 AM »
I'm sure it's a great program, but FR+R works better for me.  The reason I use it, as opposed to a tray launcher or something, is simple: I can't be bothered to "configure" everything.  I want to type and have it magically know what I'm talking about.

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 06:50:21 AM »
I'm sure it's a great program, but FR+R works better for me.  The reason I use it, as opposed to a tray launcher or something, is simple: I can't be bothered to "configure" everything.  I want to type and have it magically know what I'm talking about.

:) ... I gotta start using FARR! Sounds just like me, I like the idea of customization, but I'm too durn lazy to actually do it. Especially with the number of format+reinstalls I do.

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 08:05:06 AM »
It sort of cuts out the need for the start menu ;)

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2006, 08:56:10 AM »
It sort of cuts out the need for the start menu ;)
That's quite a simple approach.
For me, it takes out the need for start menu, windows run box, calculator, alias in opera (for some sites), and sometimes, even takes out the need for file browser (since i have my disk very organized, i can use farr to search for my documents) :D

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2006, 09:20:44 AM »
Firstly, I wrote the article comparing Mayk and FARR.  ;)

I had been using Mayk for a really long time, and I was very pleased with it. When I decided to write a review about Mayk, I found out that it had been updated. Well, I was a bit dissappointed, as it integrated many buttons.

I had chosen Mayk, because its interface was really simple, neat and fast. With the buttons, it didn't impress me any more.

I switched to FARR since then.  ;D

I have to admit that, FARR is by far the best file launcher. It's so great that I uninstalled a file searching tool immediately, and hide my All Programs section in Start menu forever.  :)

Needless to say, thank you for your wonderful FARR.  :Thmbsup:

« Last Edit: April 10, 2006, 09:24:47 AM by VSiAQ »

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2006, 09:35:46 AM »
:) VSiAQ
This is part of today's irc log from #donationcoder:

[10 Apr 06 13:41] * mouser * mad about = really really really likes
[10 Apr 06 13:42] * bro_therS * like madly in love?
[10 Apr 06 13:42] * bro_therS * I would NEVER say that about a program
[10 Apr 06 13:42] * jgpaiva * bro_therS: that's because you never tried FARR!
[10 Apr 06 13:42] * JoTo * i am mad about FARR! <- I DO! :-)
[10 Apr 06 13:43] * JoTo * havent seen your line before sending mine
[10 Apr 06 13:43] * JoTo * two persons ... one thought :-)

As you can see, Farr is one of those apps that when you try it.. You fall in love with it :)

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Re: Mayk or Find And Run Robot?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2006, 09:51:27 AM »
It sort of cuts out the need for the start menu ;)
That's quite a simple approach.
For me, it takes out the need for start menu, windows run box, calculator, alias in opera (for some sites), and sometimes, even takes out the need for file browser (since i have my disk very organized, i can use farr to search for my documents) :D

Truth be told, I use it for most of those things things, too . . . perhaps I should have said

"It's cuts out the need for any other software . . . except the software you launch from it." :)