This is still an early beta, so some things might not work
ZLaunchy was written mainly for those who like the way Windows Mobile dialer allows searching for contacts in a T9-like way - so that finding Adam means choosing 2326 in the phone application. ZLaunchy uses the same idea to run programs on your device. What it does is gives you a dialer keypad and when you type in a series of digits, it searches for all programs that match - for example to start Internet Explorer, start typing 4683 - Internet Explorer and Internet Sharing should show up in the result list.
Application performs a search using all items in the Start Menu. It also skips showing application icons, which causes it to work faster than usual application launchers. This makes ZLaunchy a perfect candidate for an application that's bound to a hardware key (using system settings) and have it always handy when you want to find an application quickly.
In order to search for a particular text as beginning of words, type the specified digits - for example 4683 to find Internet explorer. In order to search for specified letter(s) not only at beginning of words, add "1" at the end - for example 4681 will find PowerPoint Mobile.
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Change history for version 0.2
* Added support for square QVGA (240x240 and 320x320) devices
* Support for entering digits or text using hardware keyboard
* Configuration panel - vibration feedback, additional search location
* Added possibility of searching My Documents and one additional directory (multiple directories coming soon)
* Searching for strings not only at beginning of words (by appending 1 at the end)
* Optionally run on startup - starts and hides ZLaunchy in the background
* Minor bugfixes
Plans for future releases
* More configuration options
* Configurable, easily switchable "profiles" - i.e. "start menu", my documents, custom directories
* Ability to search in settings items - not sure on how to list items in there from C#
* Multi-language support - both translations and better locale-specific searching (only supports English and Polish nicely for now)
* Support for theming (result list and buttons separately)