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Talk about doing repetitive tasks and you would think of the command line to be the best place to do them. However it is not always easy for everyone to remember how to run Windows commands. Commands in Demand provides you with an interface to perform a number of such tasks at the click of a button.

Sadly there is no portable version of the application. It would have been an excellent tool to keep on your USB drive had there been a portable version available.

The commands or actions are categorized into sections displayed towards the left. There are as many as 70 actions that you can perform with Commands in Demand. We have to say though, that some of them are easier and quicker if done the conventional way!

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Some of the salient features of the application are:

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Tools to deal with non responsive applications. You can kill non responsive applications at the click of a button, it even lets you create a shortcut to do so, like we showed you some time back How To Kill Unresponsive Programs without The Task Manager How To Kill Unresponsive Programs without The Task Manager Read More . You can restart Windows Explorer with a single click or fire the Task Manager to take things in your hand!

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A real time clipboard editor that lets you edit the contents of the clipboard. It automatically reads the text on your clipboard and then you can edit it as you would do in notepad. You can also drag and drop additional text to add to the text already on your clipboard. Print from here, save to a file or paste anywhere and the updated text will be pasted at the destination.

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A list alphabetizer application that lets you create a list, sort it and then create a directory structure according to the list. You can even read in the contents of a folder as a list and then perform various operations on the list. The files and folders section also allows you to quickly launch common folders or open command prompt in a said folder.

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An icon extractor that can extract icons from exe and dll files. Here are some icons that it found in Google Talk executable:

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A memory and CPU usage Monitor with a memory cleaner. The memory cleaner would essentially free up memory by dumping to the virtual memory, so make sure you don’t use it when you are working in an application. It would be helpful if you are going to launch a memory intensive application and don’t need the other applications for some time as they will become less responsive till they are swapped back into the memory.

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It also lets you search and compare results from two search engines side by side. Check the search engines (no Bing sadly) you want, type in your query and hit enter. It will open up the search results in your web browser.

You can also change Commands in Demand’s settings. You can adjust transparency and control behavior like loading on startup and minimizing when a button is clicked to perform an action.

Commands in Demand is a nice application that lets you run several windows comments and perform a number of tasks from within a single application. It is a mix of a tweaker, launcher and a whole bunch of other tools. Definitely worth checking out. I would really like to see a portable version of an application like this. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments.

  1. pregunton
    March 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

    not updates in 2016

  2. IHF
    September 13, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I do not assume this can get pass computer restrictions? Could someone please reply with an answer.

  3. Vasilios Freeware
    August 23, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Dear Webmaster,

    You recently published my application: Commands in Demand 9.6 in your page:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-windows-commands-easily-with-commands-in-demand/

    After some reports for a possible alert of some Anti Virus programs, I recompiled it with a different method and fixed the problem.

    The new dot upgrade is: Commands in Demand 9.6.1 and you can find it in:
    http://www.freebyte.gr/commandsindemand.zip

    Please also go to:
    http://www.vasilios-free.gr/freesoft/commands_in_demand.htm
    to read my detailed commends.

    Have also in mind that Commands in Demand must:
    1) Run with administrator rights, otherwise error messages will pop-up.
    2) Used with a simple 101 Keyboard. Changes in Keyboard behavior through the Registry or Control Panel of the user, may cause problems (Commands in Demand uses keys combination).

    Regards,
    Vasilios Freeware

    • sourabh
      September 4, 2009 at 11:32 pm

      It is running soomthly here.. thanks

  4. Varun Kashyap
    August 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Guys, make sure you download the latest version ==> 9.6.1
    I used it and it is clean: [http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/076bad89dd83147b3c0af6ea5b5010aff3dc2b5d351c5548eee482b1a9d3814f-1251050079]

    The virus alert is caused by the earlier version which is still floating around on some download sites mentioned on the Commands in Demand Website

  5. Reginald Bridges
    August 23, 2009 at 5:07 am

    I downloaded this program and when I tried to run it I got an error message that said," access denied". Whats up with that?

  6. melvyn
    August 23, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Take the review down! It's malware. Do you not run any checks on apps for their legitimacy before posting reviews?

  7. Ankit
    August 22, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Microsoft Security Essential report some part of it have virus...!!....creates some problem on Windows 7...!!

  8. Schvenn
    August 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Agreed.

    Avast! nor VirusTotal found a virus in the FreewareFiles version.

    Phew!
    I'll contact the authour.

  9. Wooot
    August 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    wanna a portable version!!

  10. Santanna
    August 21, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Strange things happen with this software.

    1- http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-windows-commands-easily-with-commands-in-demand/www.vasilios-free.gr/freesoft/commands_in_demand.htm doesn't work and you you receive an OOPPSSSS.....

    2-I tried this one : http://www.vasilios-free.gr/freesoft/commands_in_demand.htm.
    In the right side you will find : Downloads's place
    and I choosed :http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloads_counter.php?programid=50820

    This site have two option:
    Server 1:Software Author and
    Server 2:FreewareFiles U.S. Line Speed (100 MBPS)

    Now the surprise:
    If you download from the Server 1 You will find problems like trojan.

    Now if you download from the Server 2 It's OK.
    Working fine without problems.
    Give a try.

    SantAnna

  11. Schvenn
    August 21, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    WARNING!!!!

    13/40 MALWARE PROTECTION PROGRAMS ON VIRUSTOTAL.COM REPORT THIS PROGRAM AS HAVING A VIRUS!

    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/f485cc8d8ea23fadcda58b15b490fc7be5c9a40ab4a7d2a44a03ab60ff63f3f7-1250720688

  12. Amit Kapoor
    August 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    The exe I downloaded was reported to have virus in it by my antivirus.

  13. Emmit
    August 21, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Why would you want to have all the links go to http://www.name.com ? The deletes the purpose of having links if they all go to the same place. Jeez.

  14. Adrian
    August 21, 2009 at 6:41 am

    The url you linked the Commands in Demmand doesn't work, it's not constructed properly.

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-windows-commands-easily-with-commands-in-demand/www.vasilios-free.gr/freesoft/commands_in_demand.htm

    I guess it should be http://www.vasilios-free.gr/freesoft/commands_in_demand.htm

    I've got a suggestion for the directory of web apps. When you link something you link it with http://www.name.com so when you make a bookmark of the link it doesn't get the title from the web, could you try it the other way?

  15. Santanna
    August 20, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Avira Security and A2squared found trojan and don't allow to install.

  16. Dave
    August 20, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    So far i can say i really like this app. I was able to make it portable but would anyone be willing to test it? its working but it never hurts to have it checked. Anyway great find. thanks

    • Dave
      August 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm

      I stand corrected. Not all things are working. Found 3 items not working including disk defrag. Back to the drawing board.

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