Keypirinha is a fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows.
- Quickly find and launch plethora of items like applications, files, bookmarks, URLs, sessions (PuTTY, WinSCP, FileZilla), registry keys, ...
- Launch a search on any configured website or online dictionary
- Evaluate a mathematical expression
- Convert numbers
- Launch a copied URL directly (
- Switch to a running application searched by its name
- Associate a keyword to a specific item
- File-driven configuration
- Machine-specific and/or user-specific configuration
- An embedded Python3 API to extend Keypirinha‘s features
- Lightning fast
- Fairly small memory footprint
- Battery friendly
- Extensible by writing plugin scripts in Python3.
- Freeware, no nag screen, no time limit, no ads
You can think of Keypirinha as an alternative to Launchy and a cousin of Alfred.
See the First steps chapter for more information.
There are already existing launchers for Windows out there and we have tried a lot of them before deciding to develop Keypirinha. Including the inspiring Synapse, which unfortunately supports Linux only.
They are either not keyboard-only oriented, not flexible enough, not always extensible, too bloated, too slow or just outdated (implying a broken support for recent platforms).
Keypirinha has been started as a personal project and is not meant to be better than all of them. It offers a recent alternative that is fast, flexible, memory efficient, battery friendly and smart about the search results it provides.
By battery friendly, we mean that with the default configuration and plugins, Keypirinha consumes zero CPU cycle once it has been initialized and when not used (i.e. most of its lifetime).
That being said, by design, its graphical user interface (GUI) is (very) minimalistic and supports functional tweaking only. Also, its learning curve can be more steep, depending on how you want to use it and extend it. That makes Keypirinha quite a niche project, mostly addressed to advanced users.
The application itself is distributed as a
Its official plugins however are open source and will always be.
You can show your support to the Keypirinha project by:
Keypirinha is a combination from the terms Keyboard and Caipirinha, the brazilian cocktail, which the author really encourages you to try if you haven’t yet!