Keystroke launcher tool for PC
Pinpoint is a free and open-source keyboard program for PC that was created by an independent developer named, Gustav V. Y., also known as dkgv. This utility tool is a keystroke-based app launcher that helps users search and open applications on their computers faster and easier.
Just like other similar programs, such as LaunchBar Commander and Ueli, Pinpoint utilizes a search-style toolbar to help users do quick app searches and launches straight from their desktop and without having to open and navigate their start menu list. It can be used to do web searches, as well.
How do I use Pinpoint?
After installation, you can start using Pinpoint right away by pressing Alt + Space on your keyboard. This will open a floating search bar wherein you can type the name of the program you want and double-click on the result to launch it. Alternatively, you can also use your keyboard for this by pressing Ctrl + Number corresponding to the program on the list.
Pinpoint's program icon is located on your system tray and you can right-click on it to access its settings menu. Inside, you can find options for the various plugins that it supports, including weather, a clipboard manager, and even one for controlling Spotify. Each one also features a short description/shortcut examples which serve as a good reference point if you forget.
Other things worth noting is that Pinpoint is available as an installable or portable program and it is still in its early stages of development. As such, the occasional random crashes that occur are to be expected. Another is that while it supports a good amount of plugins, using them is rather hit-or-miss and is still inconsistent in terms of operation.
A promising and capable keystroke launcher
Overall, Pinpoint is a capable keystroke launcher that is easy to use and has a nice collection of plugins that add its overall functionality and use. It's still in its early stages of development, but this utility tool shows promise and is worth checking out and keeping tabs on for future updates and features.