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  • 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

  • Alfred icon


    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

  • Wox icon


    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching. Since the local search is powered by...

    Open Source 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

  • RecentX icon


    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It...

    Commercial Windows

  • LaunchBar icon


    LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital...

    Freemium Mac

  • Avant Window Navigator  icon

    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...

    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...

    Free Mac

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    Dunno is a crowd-searching platform. Find bundles with results others have found useful. It's everything related to your...

    Free Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • 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

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    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

  • Namely icon


    Namely is possibly the fastest way to open applications. And unlike some other launchers, it doesn't require any learning. You...

    Free Mac

  • Conjure icon


    Conjure is the fastest, smartest launcher for Android. Use it to open apps, make calls, toggle wifi, adjust volume, and much more....

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

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  • Phlo icon


    Phlo is the quickest way to search your favorite websites. Phlo can be summoned with a global hotkey and in a few keystrokes it...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • Found icon

    Found Discontinued

    Found provides a lightning-fast, intuitive search experience that finds files across your Mac and personal cloud services, including...

    Free Mac

  • Promptu icon


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

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac

  • 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

  • aLaunch icon


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

    Free Mac iPhone

  • Apptivate icon

    Apptivate Discontinued

    A simple, beautiful hotkey manager. Launch applications, execute scripts, run automator workflows and open files or folders. All of...

    Free Mac

  • Yal icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • DFind icon


    DFind lets you perform advanced file and folder searches on your Mac. Need to find all files containing a certain text? Need to find...

    Commercial Mac

  • Spotlight icon


    Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger). Backed by...

    Free Mac

  • 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

  • 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

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