February 8, 2010 · General · Email This Post

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Hawkscope is a productivity tool that allows you to access your hard drive contents quickly via system tray / menubar icon with dynamic pop-up menu.

Main features

* Completely Free and Open Source
* Cross platform, runs on Windows, Linux and Mac
* Navigation through hard drive contents via dynamic popup menu
* System wide global hotkey for invoking menu right under mouse location (on Windows and Linux only)
* Configurable favourite locations for quick access
* Hide unwanted drives, folders or files by adding them to blacklist
* Plugin system

Features provided by Plugins

* Open With plugin: Choose your preferred applications
* Gmail Checker plugin: Shows unread items from your Gmail inbox
* Delicious plugin: Instant access your delicious.com bookmarks
* Twitter plugin: Twitter client for Hawkscope
* Execute plugin: Execute system commands
* Googlescope plugin: Google search integration

Install Hawkscope in Ubuntu

First you need to download .deb packages from here

wget http://hawkscope.googlecode.com/files/hawkscope_0.6.1-1_i386.deb

For 64-bit users

wget http://hawkscope.googlecode.com/files/hawkscope_0.6.1-1_amd64.deb

Install .deb packages using the following command

sudo dpkg -i hawkscope_0.6.1-1_i386.deb

Download hawkscope plugins from here

Using Hawkscope

You can open Hawkscope from Applications--->Accessories--->Hawkscope

Once it opens you should see similar to the following icon in your notification area from here you can access all your files and folders in one click

Hawkscope Settings screen

Hawkscope plugins screen


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