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  • Launchy icon

    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. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents...

    Open Source Mac 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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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.
  • Listary icon

    Listary

    Listary is an excellent enhancement utility for list controls used everywhere: Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Registry Editor, and innumerable third-party applications. It searches folders, files or anything else as-you-type....

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

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  • Synapse icon

    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.

    Open Source Linux

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  • 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 custom commands or install plugins to add tons of new features, like live search features for your...

    Free Windows

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  • Quicksilver icon

    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. An introduction...

    Open Source Mac

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  • Gnome Do icon

    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 &...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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

    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.

    Free Windows

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  • Keypirinha icon

    Keypirinha

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

    Free Windows

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  • ASuite icon

    ASuite

    ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed to work with removable storage (uses relative paths) media like USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc.

    Open Source Windows

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  • LaunchBar icon

    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. ...

    Freemium Mac

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  • Bins icon

    Bins

    Bins is an utility which allows you to group icons in your Windows Taskbar. - Restore sanity to your Windows taskbar Combine related icons on your Windows 7, 8 or 10 taskbar with Bins. Reduce clutter, and get at your programs...

    Commercial Windows

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  • kupfer icon

    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. Kupfer is written using Python and has a...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued No longer updated. Last version, v208, released on June 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • Portable Start Menu icon

    Portable Start Menu

    Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs. Organize your programs in a simple menu system and launch them via a tray icon. If you close Portable Start Menu on...

    Free Windows

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  • OpenWith Enhanced icon

    OpenWith Enhanced

    OpenWith Enhanced is a small freeware application which replaces the standard Windows 'Open With...' window with an improved comprehensive yet intuitive dialog box. Starting from version 1.0, OpenWith Enhanced supports user...

    Free Windows

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  • Handy Start Menu icon

    Handy Start Menu

    Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? The Handy Start Menu, a small utility will make your computation much easier and more productive. This utility will help you to get rid of the...

    Freemium Windows

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  • SlickRun icon

    SlickRun

    SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program Files\Outlook...

    Free Windows

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  • Rofi icon

    Rofi

    Rofi started as clone of simpleswitcher, written by Sean Pringle a popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher. Simpleswitcher laid the foundations and therefor Sean Pringle deserves most of the credit for this tool. Rofi...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Quickdroid Search icon

    Quickdroid Search

    Quickly search, find and launch apps, contacts, bookmarks, artists, albums and songs on your Android phone. Quickdroid is just like Quicksilver for Mac OS X, Launchy for Microsoft Windows or GNOME Do for Linux. It also includes a...

    Open Source Android

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  • Enso Launcher icon

    Enso Launcher

    Enso is dead simple to use. You just hold down the Caps Lock key and type an Enso command, which is displayed in a translucent overlay. Once the command is typed, you simply release the Caps Lock key to activate it, and the overlay...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, Build 3268, released on 2008, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
  • 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 with minimum effort. It comes in handy for all users who got tired of having their desktop crowded...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Gnome Completion-Run Utility icon

    Gnome Completion-Run Utility

    Application launcher with bash-like completion. It's a simple program which provides a "run program" window, featuring a bash-like TAB completion. It uses GTK+ interface. Also, supports CTRL-R / CTRL-S / "!"...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Albert icon

    Albert

    Omnilauncher for Linux to help you quickly find and run apps and do other useful things.

    Open Source Linux

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  • Mutate

    Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips. Features: * Find Applications & Files * Find Files * Kill process *...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Gnome-Pie icon

    Gnome-Pie

    Gnome-Pie is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The user presses a key stroke which opens the desired pie. By activating one of its slices, applications may be...

    Open Source Linux

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  • FSL Launcher icon

    FSL Launcher

    Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some features: Shortcuts management for applications, documents, url links, folder paths and more... ...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.4.4, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • grun icon

    grun

    gRun is a GTK based Run dialog that closely resembles the Windows Run dialog, just like xexec. It has a intelligent history mechanism and a dual level fork() mechanism for launching the application in its own process. gRun also has...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Quick Search Box icon

    Quick Search Box

    Google Quick Search Box is an open source search box that allows you to search data on your computer and across the web. This app is very experimental, but through it you will be able to see many of the areas we are exploring:...

    Open Source Mac

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  • Blaze icon

    Blaze

    Blaze is an application launcher that distinguishes from amongst the others by being able to automate recurrent tasks performed in the file-system or even any application on Microsoft Windows.

    Free Windows

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  • PortAL icon

    PortAL

    PortAL is very light portable software launcher which is based on hotkeys, menus and system tray icons. All of PortAL configuration is based on a single XML file which contains the list and the organisation of applications.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued
  • Colibri icon

    Colibri

    Colibri combines the raw power of the command line with the intuitive nature of a modern graphical user interface to define a revolutionary new way of managing your computer.

    Free Windows

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  • Namely icon

    Namely

    Namely is possibly the fastest way to open applications. And unlike some other launchers, it doesn't require any learning. You simply activate it using your preferred keyboard shortcut, start typing part of an application's...

    Free Mac

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  • Advanced Run icon

    Advanced Run

    Advanced Run is a replacement for a standard Windows Run dialog. Advanced Run allows you to run any program, run any command line command, open and edit and print documents on behalf of any user account without switching between user...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • Promptu icon

    Promptu

    Say goodbye to repetitive, time-consuming tasks, like hunting through your programs, folders, files, and bookmarks for the ones you need. Promptu lets you associate meaningful names with programs, folders, files, bookmarks, etc, and...

    Free Windows

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  • 8start launcher icon

    8start launcher

    8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites. Launcher Features - Organize shortcuts into groups and categories - Accessed by system tray, hotkey and middle...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 3.0, was released on 4th June 2011. It is still downloadable from FreewareFiles.com

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