A fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows

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What is Keypirinha

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

  • Language translations on-the-fly

  • Evaluate mathematical expressions

  • Base conversion of numbers

  • Search your environment variables

  • Launch a copied URL directly (http, mailto, skype, …)

  • Split a URL and convert its arguments to JSON

  • Switch to a running application by name

  • Hash a string (CRC32, MD5, SHA, …)

  • Generate random UUIDs, passwords, bytes sequences

  • Naturally associate a keyword to a specific item

  • Machine-specific and/or user-specific configuration in separate config files

  • … and more, see Shipped Packages and Third-Party Packages


  • Plugin-oriented architecture (C++ at its core, Python3 for its plugins)

  • File-driven configuration

  • Lightning fast

  • Fairly small memory footprint

  • Battery friendly

  • Customizable GUI (colors, fonts, toggling and positioning of elements)

  • Steep but rewarding learning curve

  • 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.


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