Software recommendation: quick and easy to use super toolbar uTools

We usually need to use various software tools to complete complicated tasks, but the scattered tools are not easy to manage and often can not be found when needed. Now with uTools, a cross-platform desktop enhancement software, this problem is solved, it provides a search box that can be called out at any time, the tools you want to use, a one-click search can be quickly called. It also integrates a number of useful tools in the form of plug-ins, which can also be called up quickly.

Quickly search for software to start in seconds

We first start with https://u.tools下载安装uTools, and after we finish, we can see its icon at the system tray. When you want to do any computer operation later, just double-click the icon and a search box will appear in the system desktop. Enter the keyword of the software name or the file name in the search box to quickly find the software program or the file to be operated.

For example, if we want to start the player “QIANQIANJINGLISTEN”, we can enter the Chinese word “QIANQIANJINGLISTEN” in the search box, or we can enter its abbreviation in Pinyin, or we can enter its program file name (Figure 1). No matter which way you choose to type, you can quickly find the player, and when you find it, you can quickly launch it by pressing Enter.


In order to activate the search box more quickly, we can also use the default software shortcut Alt+Space to do so. If the default shortcut is already occupied by other software, right-click on the system tray icon and select the “Preferences” command in the menu. In the pop-up dialog box, you can reset the “Global Display Shortcut” (Figure 2).


It’s not just about launching software, uTools can also invoke some functions of the system. For example, sometimes when we want to make some settings on the system, we need to go to an area such as the Control Panel and then make a series of clicks to finally open the settings window. In uTools, you can search for items in the Control Panel to open them directly, such as “System Configuration” to quickly open the configuration window.

Disk files can also be found quickly

If you type the file name of the software directly in the search box, you will find that it is not possible to search for the relevant file information. This is because by default the software is unable to search for files on the disk and requires the installation of a plug-in for this purpose. Again, right-click on the software icon in the system tray, and select the “Plug-in Management” command in the pop-up menu. Then in the pop-up dialog box on the left side to find the “Local Search” item, click the right side of the “Download” button, you can complete the download and installation of the plug-in operation (Figure 3).



Next, when we enter the name of the disk file to be searched in the search box, a “Local Search” item will appear at the bottom of the search box. Clicking it will first index the disk files, and when the indexing is done, the files searched will be displayed in the list in order (Figure 4). Since the plug-in is developed with Everything as the kernel, there is no difference between the search speed and the operation of Everything.


Password management can also be very convenient

Nowadays, many services are done through online services, so each service needs to register a network account to do so. But the number of accounts brings trouble to the management of users, so many people take the method of using a password to solve. But this method is very insecure, so we can only operate with the help of password management plug-ins.

First we follow the previous method to open the “plug-in management” interface, find the “password management” plug-in after installation. Later when we want to password management, first in the search box, type “password management” and press enter, so that you enter the password management login page (Figure 5).


The first time you use this plug-in you need to enter a master password, its main role is to confirm the identity of the user, to avoid other users feel free to view the saved password information. Next, enter the title, account name, password, link, etc. in the window, where the “title” information is mainly used to distinguish between different account passwords, and later through the search bar in the management window to quickly search for accounts (Figure 6). In addition, you can manage the account password information through the Add or Delete button at the bottom of the window.


For those who do not know how to create strong passwords, uTools also provides the appropriate tools, enter “random password” in the search bar and enter, you will be able to help users create passwords through the plug-in.

Easy and fast task creation

We have to deal with a lot of tasks every day, big and small, and we may add some other tasks temporarily. In order to avoid forgetting the tasks to be handled, there are now many task management software available on the web. Unfortunately, these task management software is very professional, but for ordinary users there is a sense of helplessness. In fact, you can quickly create a list of related tasks through plugins.

Follow the previous method to first install Todo plugin, after the installation is complete when we want to create related tasks, just type Todo in the search box and enter. Then in the pop-up dialog box, select the “Pending” option in the list on the left, then click the plus button in the upper right corner of the right window and enter a task you want to handle in the input box (Figure 7). And so on, we can create all the tasks to be processed that day, and when a task is completed, you only need to check the checkbox in front of it, which means the task has been successfully completed.


QR code editing and recognition

With the rapid development of the mobile Internet, QR codes have also become very popular. Nowadays, many articles have a QR code image underneath, which can be quickly scanned by users. However, it is very difficult to scan the QR code on the computer, but now it can be easily solved by using a plug-in.

In accordance with the previous method first install the “QR code processing” plug-in, after the installation is complete when we want to analyze the QR code, just select the QR code image by mouse to drag and drop it to the search box release. This will pop up a “QR code parsing” option, click it to parse out the content of the QR code (Figure 8). However, in some Windows systems can not complete the picture drag and drop operation, then you only need to first copy the QR code picture, and then paste it into the search box through the Ctrl + V shortcut key.


If you want to create your own QR code, then just type “QR code” in the search box and enter. At the bottom of the pop-up dialog box, type in the content of the QR code, and the corresponding QR code image will be automatically displayed at the top of the window.

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