K.F Tools

By Kasper FærchMay 6, 20242 min read

A multi shortcut tool for Windows users

Screenshot of K.F Tools 3

A long time ago, in a teenage room far, far away, I made a small tool for Windows 2000 and XP called K.F Tools.

It was a hobby project I made in Delphi back around 2003 to 2005.


The tool was a multi-shortcut tool that could launch applications and open folders, from the systray (An icon besides the clock in Windows). It also included a lot of different tools like:

  • A simple text editor
  • Image converter
  • Alarm clock with custom sounds
  • Simple encryption and decryption tool
  • A frontend for misc. Danish online radio stations
  • Able to shuffle desktop wallpapers from a folder
  • Timed shutdown of the computer
  • Show the system uptime
  • And much more...

Public release

It was a simple tool, but it was fun to make, since it was my first real software project intended for public use.

Image of one of the Alt om data CDs

The software was published on the CD with a monthly Danish computer magazine called "Alt om data", and I received many nice emails from people who used the tool. I even got a few feature requests, which I implemented in the following versions.

Another screenshot of K.F Tools 3

Open source

The project is now released as open source on GitHub, after I made it compatible with Windows 10.

The original version was intended for Windows 2000 and XP and written in Delphi 7 and Delphi 2005. But since some of the functionality are now outdated, I removed them from the project. The rest of the tools were updated to work on Windows 10, and can be compiled using Delphi 10.3 CE.

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