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  • Everything icon

    Everything

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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

    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 Zeitgeist engine.

    Open Source Linux

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    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

    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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
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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 in LiberKey.

    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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  • 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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  • Folders Popup icon

    Folders Popup

    Folders Popup lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders and documents!.

    Open Source Windows GitHub

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  • Lookeen Desktop Search icon

    Lookeen Desktop Search

    A fast and next-generation desktop search and productivity tool for standard and virtual desktops, for private and enterprise search requirements. Finds documents, outlook archives and e-mails, contacts, appointments, folders, etc.

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

    • Lookeen is a desktop search but not a launcher. MrAlternativeJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Quick Access Popup

    The freeware Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, web pages and much more! Save thousands of clicks while browsing your favorite folders in windows...

    Free Windows

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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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

    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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    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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    Direct Folders

    Direct Folders guarantees you quick and direct access to your favorite and recent folders. Jump to any deeply nested folder in a single mouse click. Direct Folders automatically resizes every standard file dialog, so you can see...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued An application with last real change in July 12 (quick fix in Dec 12) really seems to be discontinued. The application was well working - but with NO feature update in almost 21/2 years I feel sorry for the 25$ I spent. Many parts of the application need a makeover - the graphics too. The modern logo they present on the product site is only there, the graphics of the app is from last millenium almost. More than 2 years ZERO maintenance - a pity.Please mark this app as discontinued - eventhough Code Sector still sells it. same price. a pity too.
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    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

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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 Microsoft Windows or GNOME Do for Linux. It also includes a...

    Open Source Android

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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 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.
  • 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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  • 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

    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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    FlashFolder

    FlashFolder is an open source tool that extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows applications. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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    • Discontinued Only inofficial versions for Win7 up ... buggy and no support from Zett42, developer that seems to be out of office. So pls mark as discontinued - average user will have too many problems.
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    Flashlight

    The missing plugin system for Spotlight. Flashlight is an app that supercharges OS X's built-in search. Check the weather, search the web, send an iMessage, find an emoji — all by typing in the search box. With more than 70...

    Open Source Mac

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    PowerPro

    PowerPro lets you take control of how you use Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP. Run commands and configure your system any way you want. PowerPro gives you a compact and powerful launch bar, menu, and tray icon facility. But this is just...

    Free Windows

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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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    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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    Super Finder XT

    Replacement for Windows built-in search. Search files, folders and other data efficiently and easily.

    Free Windows

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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

Listary Comments

Boost productivity on PC? Use Listary! 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by MrAlternative
about Listary Jan 2017

I tried to explain why Listary will do this but i think you just need to download it and try it. I mean, its free.
For me, Listary means i don't have to remember where my folders are, i don't have a flooded desktop just to be faster opening a specific program, helps me with quick searching on the internet and much more.
It's the perfect butler. No matter in which program or on what i am working on. Listary is just a shortcut away :-)
It's the tool i use a hundret times every day.

[Edited by MrAlternative, January 04]

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Some of the Best Freeware You Are Likely To Find 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by davewitkin
about Listary Dec 2016

Listary is an excellent Windows productivity enhancer. The details are hard to explain without trying the application or watching some short (1 minute) videos, but it is worth taking the time. Now, I can't imagine not using Listary.

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Fast, cleverly integrated keyboard style launcher

Positive Comment by pixelspartan
about Listary Sep 2014

Works without a hitch on Windows 8.1. Gets faster to use once the contextual keyboard shortcuts are applied. I hate manual folder tree navigation in the open/save dialog. Listary solves this elegantly (like Default Folder X).

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Must Have

Comment by ClusterX
about Listary Jan 2014

Cannot imagine windows expolorer without this havyvery usefull app!

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Excellent program

Positive Comment by ln8998
about Listary Aug 2011

Well-conceived and with polished execution. Very nice indeed!

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This is a really nice app that makes your browsing of folde ...

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Listary Jun 2011

This is a really nice app that makes your browsing of folders quicker - just start typing! - I use this app all the time!

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