Alternatives to LaunchBar 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Keypirinha icon


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

    Free Windows

  • Lacona icon


    Lacona is a docker app for Mac OSX that accepts natural language commands. Call up Lacona with a keyboard shortcut and type whatever...

    Open Source Mac GitHub

  • Bins icon


    Bins is a new application which allows you to group icons in your Windows 7 Taskbar. It is presently $4.99 at the developers site. ...

    Commercial Windows

  • kupfer icon

    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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Flashlight icon


    The missing plugin system for Spotlight. Flashlight is an app that supercharges OS X's built-in search. Check the weather, search...

    Open Source Mac

  • Freeter icon


    If you work on multiple projects you have to do lots of repetitive actions, such as launch editing tools, open project files, navigate...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • 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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  • Quad drawer icon

    Quad drawer

    Description Quad Drawer, your apps, quicker! How much time do you spend searching your apps on your device? A lot for sure! Now...

    Commercial Android

  • 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

  • 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

  • aLaunch icon


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

    Free Mac iPhone

  • Overflow icon


    Overflow is an application designed to quickly launch applications, open documents, or access folders while reducing the number of...

    Commercial Mac

  • Yal icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • NuKit icon


    NuKit is a bundle of lightweight everyday tools to increase productivity and save time. Launcher and Shortcuts provide instant access...

    Commercial Mac

  • Butler icon


    Butler's purpose is to make it easier for you to perform different — potentially recurring — tasks. Butler lets you arrange these...

    Commercial 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

  • Wise HotKey icon

    Wise HotKey

    Launch applications and system tools, Control Panel items, folders on your computer, and website addresses using simple key...

    Free Windows

  • 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

LaunchBar Comments

Too few likes

Positive Comment by arievanboxel
about LaunchBar Dec 2012

I do not know why this application hasn't more likes. I have tried all alike, but in the end Launchbar is really the best solution.
Start an action by keeping the keys pressed a little longer (no Return needed), grab text and finder items by just keeping your trigger pressed. And much more.
Browse the manual, be amazed and save yourself a lot of time.


since quicksilver isn't in development anymore launchbar ha ...

Comment by Paul Bailey
about LaunchBar Jun 2011

since quicksilver isn't in development anymore launchbar has become its replacement.