Do you love using portable apps? It is definitely a good habit. More and more complex applications get portable counterparts, so you can have hundreds of these little programs lying around your entire hard disk. Keeping them all in one place is difficult and you probably lose time every time you search for one. The problem is that they do not appear in the Start menu as installed applications do. SyMenu is a menu that keeps track of all your portable applications. Launching a program is as easy as expanding the menu and clicking the app. The program can keep track of anything from portable applications and documents to URLs and Windows commands.
All these items are displayed in a clean menu that has a search function. In fact, the menu is not that different from the default Start menu in Windows. All you have to do to add an item to the menu is drag and drop it onto the menu. The icon of the application sits in the system tray and clicking it expands the menu. Things like Recent Items and Options are present as well. You have the option to change the icons of your portable apps and documents. In addition, you can customize the program to run at Window startup and can even apply various skins to it.
It checks for updates periodically and supports keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures. The program supports absolute paths, so you can add a program or any kind of file using its absolute path. In addition, you can run items as administrator, open containing folders, show the properties of various files, and configure specific items.
This software is 100% portable, so it can be used in any IT environment without requesting support from the IT department. You can take it with you anywhere on a thumb drive and use it on any Windows machine. You may be surprised to find out that the program works flawlessly with very few CPU and RAM resources. The menu is very responsive, opens instantly and provides access to your items in no time.
Applications are launched immediately after you click their shortcuts in the menu. Because the application doesn’t need to be installed, its footprint is minimal – no changes are made to the system folder or Windows Registry.
We found this application to be of great help when trying to organize our portable apps, documents, URLs and various other files. We were able to customize the appearance of the menu and enable or disable specific built-in elements. SyMenu comes with over 1000 portable apps that you can use for free immediately. In our tests, the menu did not hang or crash and did its job with excellence. We could even export sets of items and import them on another computer in just a few simple steps. This is one awesome application!