External Application Launcher

External Application Launcher

Run any external application with custom arguments from the browser toolbar or context menu to send links, text and more

External Application Launcher
What is External Application Launcher?
'External Application Launcher' is an Edge extension that offers the possibility to define toolbar buttons or context menu items for executing external applications. It can be used to send webpage data, selected text, or image URLs to other browsers, text editors, photo editors, or download managers. Please note, a minimal native client needs to be manually installed for functioning.
By: Bermet
Rating: 4.00 (1)
Version: (Last updated: 2024-04-07)
Creation date: 2021-05-09
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
  • downloads
  • notifications
  • scripting
Size: 159.42K
Stats date:

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External Application Launcher
External Application Launcher (v0.5.4.1)
4.26 (43) 5,000
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"External Application Button" extension allows you to define customizable toolbar button and context menu items that can execute external executables by passing command-line arguments of your choice. Using this application, for instance, you can send the current page to another browser or send selected text to a text editor. It is even possible to directly send image URLs to a photo editor of your choice or send download links to an external download manager!

Note that for this application to work, there is a minimal native client that needs to be installed manually.

User reviews
It does work, although there's a lack of documentation as to how to exactly set up certain commands, if you're not that familiar with command line. It took about 20 minutes but eventually I got it to successfully execute an "Everything" (the search app) search for the text I had highlighted in the browser. Very useful. Thanks!
by Bradford, 2023-02-16
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Risk impact

External Application Launcher is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

External Application Launcher is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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