Windows has launched a new application launcher known as Skylight from Candy Labs. It is a small, light and quick launching program that can open up your documents and programs with just few keystrokes of keyboard and without you having to move your mouse cursor on screen in the search of desired program from a hassling list of programs. Skylight is based on the Microsoft .NET framework and runs like a script which is programmed on hotkeys. This launcher is similar to Launchy in many ways such as initiating when the ALT+SPACE hotkeys are pressed.
For example: if you want to launch opera web browsers, then just press ALT+ Spacebar key, which brings up Skylight. Now just start typing few initials like ‘opera’. As soon as you start typing the initials, programs with similar letters in their names will appear on screen you just have to choose your desired option and get your desired result
This software is very easy to use with some additional features like fully fledged desktop search for various files, folders, emails etc., an in built calculator, integrated web search, instant messenger, media indexing, download and playback of MP4 video file from You Tube.
The basic strength of Skylight lies in its hotkeys. Holding the tab keys allows you to perform actions like opening the files and starting the programs. This launcher makes the work easy and comfortable and saves your valuable time in searching the files, folders and programs. Moreover it provides you an easy way to navigate.
Launchy was a big application that consumes almost 3.9 MB of space but Skylight is less than 1MB of space and thus allows you more storage space. It is therefore very light on system resources. Skylights works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and it requires Windows.NET 3.0.