Just use the keyboard…

Back in the day, computers didn’t have mice.  And they were ace; you could do everything from the keyboard.

1226706400_1304762475Now, computers have mice, and touch pads, and touch screens, and all sorts of other input devices as well.  And that’s ace too; but sometimes it’s nice to be able to do everything you need with just the keyboard – and now with the power of .net behind it.  That’s right: PhatBar is now written entirely in C#!

Key Features…

 It’s keyboard-only here folks

PhatBar is designed from the ground up to be used solely from the keyboard.  Use the WIN+Space key combo to make it appear, type what you want and then use the arrow keys or Return depending on what you want to do next.

 Built-in scientific calculator

Just begin your calculation with an equals sign (the input icon will change to a calculator to signify you’ve entered calculator mode) and type away.  The result is prefixed with an equals sign in case you want to add further calculations.



Create aliases to commonly used files, URLs, extensions and anything else.  Once you’ve created an alias, just enter it and off you go.






Open URLs as quickly and as easily as you would a file or folder.  PhatBar recognises namespaces added to Windows by other applications and will support its own namespace functionality in future releases.

 Browse your files.

View files and folders on your computer quickly and easily with just the arrow and Return keys.  Once you’ve found the file want, launch it by hitting Return.



Open a command prompt by typing ‘|cmd’.  Follow it with a folder path to open the command prompt at that folder.

 Email people.

Create an email by typing ‘|mail’ followed by the recipient’s address and subject.  Or create an alias to do it for you!

 Open development

Create AddOns that extend the functionality of the input field and  augment what can be done with the results of the input field.