I maintain a very organized folder structure on my computer. Doing this allows me to find documents and information quickly. The downside of that organization is that it often takes many clicks to get to the specific folder with the information I’m looking for. I have found a quick and easy solution – QuickJump.
QuickJump is a simple program that allows you to do one thing well — navigate to folders quickly using search parameters. I’ve been using it for the last couple of years and am surprised how much I rely on it to find the exact folder I want quickly.
As you can see in the accompanying graphic using QuickJump, I search for partial phrases of the folder name, and the program sorts through thousands of folders to find the exact one I want to access.
Benefits of QuickJump
- Find and Open folders
Quickly: The program sits in the background, waiting for you to activate it with a control-shift-J command. You can control what folders are indexed, including network holders.
- Works with Microsoft Office: the program also works with “File Open,” “Save As,” and “Browse for Folder” windows of any application.
- Enterprise Ready: for large installations, an enterprise version allows for centralized deployment and management of configuration settings.
- The Standard version (for individuals) is $3 per month (paid annually).
- The enterprise version is $5 per user per month (paid annually).
- A 30-day trial is available so you can download and test it out to see how much time it might save.
QuickJump is one of those little tools that doesn’t cost much and save a lot of time and frustration. For me, it has quickly faded into the background. The biggest issue I found is breaking my habit of using Windows Explorer to navigate to folders. QuickJump is a fast and easy way to find any folder quickly and easily, especially when you don’t remember where you put it.
What tools do you find helpful to navigate to folders?