What is it?
A nifty little utility for pinning commands, applications or links to the system tray. ExeQt goes even further and provides network facilities so that your custom actions can be transfered, accesed and used from computers around the world or computers around your house.
How does it work?
ExeQt uses the system's native tray to display groups of actions with the things the user loves most such as their documents, the folder with pictures of cats or that site that lets you see how you would look in 50 years. Actions are cool little shortcut-like items that make your life easier. Anything you can run or execute on your machine can be put in one convenient menu that you can acces anywhere on your operating system.
- Ability to create shortcuts for shell commands, executable files, web links or any other file on the system
- Nice grouping of actions so the system tray is kept neat and tidy
- Support for action sets which make running multiple things together really easy by grouping the existing actions
- Actions that save locally in an XML format
- Cross platform (Windows, macOS and Linux) thanks to the cross platform Qt Toolkit
- Actions can be synced across computers using a free cloud service (andu.internals.ro) provided for the app
- Communication with other computers in LAN running ExeQt allows you to call actions on another computer in your house or office remotely from the comfort of your computer
Some sugestive pictures
Easy to work with, featuring an easy to use user interface for manging your actions
One intuitive application menu!
The web platform from where you can log in to your account and keep actions synced across computers
Accounts even for dog lovers!
Accessing other computers on the LAN
Running actions on another computer on the LAN
Compiling from Source
You must first have one of the C++ compilers (Qt pretty much supports all compilers including MSVC, GCC and MinGW) and the Qt Toolkit installed on your machine
Windows: The project must be first built using the QtCreator IDE and then if you want to create a standalone executable you must use the tool windeployqt which creates a directory with your app and all of the required DLLs so that you can run ExeQt on a system without having Qt installed
macOS: The project must be first built using the qMake script (or the QtCreator IDE) and then if you want to create a standalone executable you must use the tool macdeployqt which creates an App Bundle so that you can run ExeQt on a system without having Qt installed
Linux: The project must be first built using the qMake script (or the QtCreator IDE) and then if you want to create a standalone executable you must use the tool linuxdeployqt which creates an AppImage so that you can run ExeQt on a system without having Qt installed
I do not own any of the icons used in this project. I thank the wonderful people at findicons.com, iconarchive.com and Icons8 for making these available to the public for free. My thanks to the Canonical team for providing beautiful desktop wallpapers for their Ubuntu operating system. Also on the list of things not entirely made by me is the nice ExeQt WordArt that I used as the picture at the top of this page. That image was made with a free tool from WordArt.com