I’m a big fan of keyboard-based app launchers such as Launchy for Windows or Quicksilver for OS X. If you have a large number of apps installed on your computer, it’s often easier to pull up the program you’re looking for by hitting a hotkey combo and then typing in the first few letters of the app than by sifting through the Windows Start Menu or OS X dock.

WiMoRun brings the same sort of experience to mobile devices running Windows Mobile 6.0 and up.

Basically, once the app is installed, you just select the Run app from the program list, and then type in the name of the app you want to launch.

Honestly, I’m not convinced that WiMoRun is much of a time saver, since it generally takes a lot longer to type using a Windows Mobile on-screen keyboard than a PC keyboard. But if you happen to have a ton of apps on your device, I suppose WiMoRun can save you a bit of scrolling.

The app also includes an auto-complete feature, and a dropdown list of available programs.

WiMoRun is available as a free download from the xda-developers forum, although you’ll need to register for an account to download the installer. You can also download it from Freeware Pocket PC, no registration required.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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