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  • Launchy

    Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • PortableApps.com

    PortableApps.com is a website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for portability. These portable applications can be used from removable media such as USB flash drives.

     

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    Free Open Source Windows Web Wine

  • RocketDock

    RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Alfred

    Alfred is a quicklaunch application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.

     

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    Freemium Mac OS X

  • Gnome Do

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver & http://HyperVTX .

     

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    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
  • Docky

    Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop and features a no non-sense approach to configuration and usage.

     

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    Free Open Source Linux

  • Wox

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching. Since the local search is powered by Everything you will start receiving results as you type.

     

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    Free Open Source Windows

  • Quicksilver

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac OS X

  • Synapse

    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.

     

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    Free Open Source Linux

  • Find And Run Robot

    FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more.

     

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    Freemium Windows

  • Keypirinha

    A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

     

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    Free Windows

  • RecentX

    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

     

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    Commercial Windows

  • LiberKey

    Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System and more..

     

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    Free Windows

  • Executor

    A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a portable app and can be integrated in LiberKey.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 0.99.12b, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from the official site, but it isn't fully compatible with Windows 10.
  • Cairo-Dock

    A light, eye-candy, fully themable, MacOSX-like animated dock for any Linux desktop.

     

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    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Avant Window Navigator

    Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list.

     

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    Free Open Source Linux

  • ObjectDock

    ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock.

     

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    Commercial Windows

  • PStart

    PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications, you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or removable disks.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Free Alarm Clock

    Free Alarm Clock, free version of Hot Alarm Clock, is a portable and full-featured and user-friendly computer alarm clock and program-launcher for Windows in 23 languages.

     

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    Freemium Windows

  • LaunchBar

    LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.

     

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    Freemium Mac OS X

  • Pokki

    Pokki puts web-connected apps in your taskbar, so they're always only one click away. Welcome to the modern desktop.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Social pages are not updated since 2014. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • kupfer

    Kupfer is a command tool heavily inspired by Quicksilver ; you do not use it to search your files, you use it to summon an application or document quickly by typing the first parts of its name.

     

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    Free Open Source Linux

  • True Launch Bar

    True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

  • XLaunchpad

    XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder.

     

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    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20160327003239/http://www.xwidget.com/
    • Warning XLaunchPad setup installs adware extensions for browsers. VirusTotal result: http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2a8eca9357cfae211564426dc461832ca2de70a9318ecba0468c4586fc4f4ffc/analysis/1426619620/ WOT comments: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/xwidget.com
  • Smart Launcher

    The innovative launcher that makes your Android more intuitive and well organized.

     

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    Freemium Android Android Tablet