Alternatives to Advanced Run for all platforms with any license

  • Launchy icon

    Launchy Discontinued

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Listary icon


    Listary is an excellent enhancement utility for list controls used everywhere: Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Registry Editor, and...

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • RocketDock icon

    RocketDock Discontinued

    RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With...

    Free Windows

  • Synapse icon


    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents...

    Open Source Linux

  • Find And Run Robot icon

    Find And Run Robot

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

    Free Windows

  • Gnome Do icon

    Gnome Do Discontinued

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. ...

    Open Source Linux

  • Quicksilver icon


    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly....

    Open Source Mac

  • Executor icon


    A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a...

    Free Windows

  • XLaunchpad icon

    XLaunchpad Discontinued Warning

    XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different...

    Free Windows

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    kupfer Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Linux

  • MadAppLauncher icon

    MadAppLauncher Discontinued

    A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher. It introduces several...

    Open Source Windows

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    OpenWith Enhanced

    OpenWith Enhanced is a small freeware application which replaces the standard Windows 'Open With...' window with an improved...

    Free Windows

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  • dmenu icon


    dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

    Open Source Linux

  • SlickRun icon


    SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun...

    Free Windows

  • FCorp My Suite icon

    FCorp My Suite

    My Suite is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you create a user-defined list with programs that can be run...

    Commercial Windows

  • Mutate

    Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your...

    Open Source Linux

  • FSL Launcher icon

    FSL Launcher Discontinued

    Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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  • FlashTray Pro icon

    FlashTray Pro

    Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive...

    Free Windows

  • Promptu icon


    Say goodbye to repetitive, time-consuming tasks, like hunting through your programs, folders, files, and bookmarks for the ones you...

    Free Windows

  • PaperPlane Smart Launch icon

    PaperPlane Smart Launch

    Launch your desktop like an iPad and get instant access to your apps, games, files, urls and more...

    Free Windows

  • 8start launcher icon

    8start launcher Discontinued

    8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites. Launcher...

    Free Windows

  • Middleclick icon


    Welcome to MiddleClick. The next generation application launcher from CodeLogic Software. MiddleClick displays a dashboard of your...

    Commercial Windows

  • AddToRun icon


    AddToRun is a small utility that will allow you to open any file or application from the Start Menu's Run Command dialog box...

    Open Source Windows

  • LaunchTab icon

    LaunchTab Discontinued

    [Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from on...

    Free Windows

  • Typhoeus Hotkeys icon

    Typhoeus Hotkeys

    Typhoeus Hotkeys is an application that runs in your taskbar at all times, you can create "Hotkeys" which you can use in...

    Free Windows

  • GNOME Launch Box

    Launch Box is generally an application launcher. It's very influenced by Quicksilver for Mac OSX. Remember that this is only a...

    Open Source Linux

  • Scherlokk icon


    Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria....

    Commercial Mac

  • Mini Run icon

    Mini Run

    A handy tool to start application by keyboard.

    Free Windows

  • Disklens icon


    Disklens, the Spotlight alternative, lets you quickly and easily find about anything on your Mac.

    Commercial Mac

  • JetStart

    Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? JetStart offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched...

    Freemium Windows

  • LaunchOne icon

    LaunchOne Discontinued

    LaunchOne is a keyboard Launcher similar to Launchy . It allows you to start applications and documents via keyboard using...

    Open Source Windows

  • LaunchIt icon


    LaunchIt is an Android application similar to the likes of QuickSilver for Mac, Launchy for Windows, and GnomeDo for Linux. It allows...

    Commercial Android

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