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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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

    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.

    Open Source Windows

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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 Zeitgeist engine.

    Open Source Linux

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    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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    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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
  • RecentX icon

    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.

    Commercial Windows

  • 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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    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.

    Open Source Linux

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  • Brow

    Brow adds your Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks to the OS X Spotlight Service. Spotlight will show the bookmarks (including previews), as it already does now with Safari bookmarks, and will open them with your default web...

    Free Mac

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    Dunno

    Dunno is a crowd-searching platform. Find bundles with results others have found useful. It's everything related to your search, selected by people who understand what you're looking for.

    Free Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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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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    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.
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    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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    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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    Phlo

    Phlo is the quickest way to search your favorite websites. Phlo can be summoned with a global hotkey and in a few keystrokes it lets you jump right to the search results of anything that you need to lookup on any site. Key...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

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  • Conjure icon

    Conjure

    Conjure is the fastest, smartest launcher for Android. Use it to open apps, make calls, toggle wifi, adjust volume, and much more. Search results are prioritized according to use so your favorite apps and contacts are always a...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

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    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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    Found

    Found provides a lightning-fast, intuitive search experience that finds files across your Mac and personal cloud services, including Dropbox, Google Drive/Docs, and Gmail (attachments). With a double tap of the control key, Found...

    Free Mac

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    • Discontinued No longer supported actively and not available on Mac app store.
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    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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    Middleclick

    Welcome to MiddleClick. The next generation application launcher from CodeLogic Software. MiddleClick displays a dashboard of your desktop and web applications whenever you press the scroll wheel on your mouse. Style, speed and...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Yal icon

    Yal

    Access your files, programs, browser bookmarks, search engines and windows with a few key presses.

    Open Source Windows

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  • aLaunch icon

    aLaunch

    aLaunch is an application launcher of the types to access from menubar.

    Free Mac iPhone

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  • Hain

    Hain is an ALT + SPACE launcher for Windows that looks and works similar to Alfred. FEATURES Searching Executable files us very fast with Fuzzy Matching Plugins in Pure JavaScript

    Open Source Windows GitHub

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    Apptivate

    A simple, beautiful hotkey manager. Launch applications, execute scripts, run automator workflows and open files or folders. All of this at the press of a key combination. Apptivate 2.0 introduces hotkey sequences, which are simply a...

    Free Mac

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded for FREE from the official website.
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    DFind

    DFind lets you perform advanced file and folder searches on your Mac. Need to find all files containing a certain text? Need to find files created in the last hour? Need to find large files that take up all your disk space? Only...

    Commercial Mac

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    CerebroApp

    Cerebro is an open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused on speed and good UI and UX. In most cases you don't even need to open another application, because you can...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Typhoeus Hotkeys

    Typhoeus Hotkeys is an application that runs in your taskbar at all times, you can create "Hotkeys" which you can use in seconds by using your keyboard. Each hotkey is linked to a file, program or website and when activated...

    Free Windows

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    Scherlokk

    Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily. Search can be made on...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Disklens icon

    Disklens

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

    Commercial Mac

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  • JetStart

    Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? JetStart offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched programs and system commands. Just type a few letters and JetStart will show matching applications...

    Freemium Windows

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