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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. Launchy indexes the...

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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

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

    Freemium Mac

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    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...

    Open Source Linux

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    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...

    Free Windows

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    Keypirinha

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

    Free Windows

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    • Much faster to find and display its results timnsDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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...

    Open Source Windows

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    dmenu

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

    Open Source Linux

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    OpenWith Enhanced

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

    Free Windows

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    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...

    Free Windows

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    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...

    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.
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    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...

    Open Source Android

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Find And Run Robot Comments

Launchy replacement for XP machine

Comment by MarloBlando
about Find And Run Robot Sep 2013

Hi,

I installed FARR as Launchy became a real memory hog for an old, but decent and dependable, XP machine.

Getting used to it but I was impressed too for the same reasons as CaseyTech points below.

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I love FARR. I have been a die hard Launchy user for years, ...

Comment by CaseyTech
about Find And Run Robot Jun 2011

I love FARR. I have been a die hard Launchy user for years, but with the horrible memory that came out after version 2, I decide to find an alternative. I tried every keystroke launcher listed as an alternative to Launchy and none of them had the quick simple setup and learning/re-ranking system that Launchy does.
Then I found FARR and was very impressed! It has all of the great features of Launchy and more! It uses very little memory (<15mb) and has no index, but searches super fast. It also learns/ re-ranks files and programs as you select them.

It also has a ton of settings and ways to extend its features and capabilities. I literally would have a hard time working without this program.

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I cannot imagine to work without FARR:"Find And Run Robot" ...

Comment by em4020
about Find And Run Robot Jun 2011

I cannot imagine to work without FARR:
"Find And Run Robot" (FARR) is very useful, if you have installed very many programs, to preserve the overview, where is what application installed, or where is the setup-file for an installed application. Additionally, FARR finds very quick internet links to applications or folders, which stand in context with a searched expression or application. You can individually define, which especially weights some folders or file-extensions should have. So files or folders, you individually search very often, can get more weight in the search-and-find-process.
My summary: Since I know, that this application exists, I cannot imagine to work without it each day.
If you try it, you will like it!

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