More info about Linpus Gesture2Launch
Linpus Gesture2Launch is a powerful gesture based application designed to for those with disabilities that make it more difficult to use a mouse and keyboard and negotiate the launcher menu system on Windows 8. It is also a useful all round productivity tool as it makes it easier and faster to launch applications on Windows 8 and help Windows 8 users who miss the Windows Start menu. It offers an alternative to the familiarity of the Windows Start menu by delivering productivity, speed and ease-of-use by means of touch gestures: simply write a gesture anywhere on the screen to launch an application or a complete a task like restarting your computer. By writing directly on the screen it means you don't have to swipe and tap through many layers of the Windows 8 unfamiliar menu system.
Linpus Gesture2Launch not only allows you to launch applications but also predefined actions like – as mentioned above – restarting your computer, turning off or on Wireless, taking a screenshot and locking the screen, among many others. In the case of restarting your computer you are clearly saving 3 or 4 taps and swipes as well the effort of negotiating the Windows 8 menu system.
Linpus Gesture2Launch Basic - This is a major upgrade for this version. It is now possible to: write on both Metro as well as the traditional desktop to launch apps, use the Charm bar to freeze the screen, and map to any application in your system.
Linpus Gesture2Launch Basic is free while Linpus Gesture2Launch Full is available for just 4.99 USD. For full details of the difference between these editions see the features tab.