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    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially...

    Free Windows

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  • Launchy icon


    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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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 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 is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching. Since the local search is powered by Everything...

    Open Source Windows

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    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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    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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    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...

    Open Source Mac

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  • Keypirinha icon


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

    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...

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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

    Freemium Mac

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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...

    Commercial Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

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

    Freemium Windows

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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]


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.


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).


Must Have

Comment by ClusterX
about Listary Jan 2014

Cannot imagine windows expolorer without this havyvery usefull app!


Excellent program

Positive Comment by ln8998
about Listary Aug 2011

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


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!