Pinner : Manage Shortcuts to Favorite Programs, Files, Folders and Websites

Only a decade ago, all the programs that people used were desktop applications that you can install on your hard drive and launch through their shortcuts from Desktop or from Start menu. But now more and more people are using web apps for their everyday work. The problem with these web apps is that they do not create shortcuts on your Windows desktop or in the Start menu. With the popularity of the web apps soaring everyday, now you should be able to have a way to access them without having to launch the web browser.

Using a free program called Pinner, you can manage all types of shortcuts in Windows including your favorite programs, apps, files, folders and websites. The program allows you to add groups and in the each group, you can add shortcuts of your favorite programs or web apps. When you right-click on the Pinner icon in the notification area, these shortcuts become easily accessible. Pinner calls these shortcuts pins.


All the shortcuts in Pinner are saved inside a database file. You have to create at least one database file. But you can have many database files to hold shortcuts of various types. Pinner gives you options in the toolbar to create and load database files easily. Once a database file has been loaded, you can right-click in Pinner and choose to add a new pin (shortcut).


The pin can be of three types file, folder and shortcut. You have to specify the name and path for the new pin along with some other information. You can also place the newly created pin into a specific group to categorize it better. If you do not want a website to launch in your default web browser, then you can choose a particular web browser in which this website should be opened.


Conclusion: Pinner is basically a third-party Start menu replacement. You can create shortcuts to your favorites programs, files, folders and websites. You can group these shortcuts in various custom groups. It is portable and works flawlessly.

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