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  • PortableApps.com icon

    PortableApps.com

    PortableApps.com is a website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for portability. These portable applications can be used from removable media such as USB flash drives. User data...

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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

    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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    LiberKey

    Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System and more.. LiberKey is free, ready to use, consists of only Portable...

    Free Windows

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  • PStart icon

    PStart

    PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications, you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or removable disks.

    Free Windows

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    ASuite

    ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed to work with removable storage (uses relative paths) media like USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc.

    Open Source Windows

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    SyMenu

    SyMenu is a portable menu launcher that allows to organize and find your portable applications in a quick and easy way. Moreover SyMenu can automatically link any application residing on host pc. Any linked item (SyItem) can be...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning This software contains Trojan.GenericKD.3446874 according to F-Secure Client Security Premium.
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    Quick Cliq

    Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else! Quick Cliq speeds up your daily computer activities by giving you links to folders, files, programs...

    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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    Freeter

    When you work on projects, you have to do lots of repetitive actions, such as launch editing tools, open project files, navigate to a task manager and so on. Such actions take just a small slice of your time and efforts. But when you...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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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    Lupo PenSuite

    The collection of portable software for everyone. A completely free Suite of programs and games, all in one package for your USB flash drive.

    Free Windows

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  • CodySafe icon

    CodySafe

    CodySafe is a software tool that turns any portable drive from a simple data carrier to a computer-on-stick. Carry your computer programs with you, manage them, launch them on any PC, and leave no footprint behind. Manage you...

    Freemium Windows

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    FramaKey

    FramaKey is a package of portable and ready-to-use Free Software that can be carried on a USB key designed to make the user’s life much easier. It aims to offer the best Free Software, ready to use directly from a USB key. There is...

    Open Source Windows 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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  • QRun icon

    QRun

    QRun a simple, easy and free application launcher

    Free Windows

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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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    WorldDesk

    Currently in Beta: "WorldDesk leverages a unique patent-pending abstraction layer to decouple all aspects of a user's Microsoft Windows workspace from the underlying OS and device. This technology allows the free...

    Commercial Windows

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  • FCorp File/Folder Launcher icon

    FCorp File/Folder Launcher

    File/Folder Launcher (FFLauncher) is a simple, very easy to use application specially designed to help you launch files and folders. This utility will also offer you the possibility to launch any item on your computer by simply...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Ceedo Personal  icon

    Ceedo Personal

    Ceedo is unique virtualization technology creates a portable virtual desktop, which launches on any Windows host PC with no need to pre-install any software, drivers or agents.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Colibri icon

    Colibri

    Colibri combines the raw power of the command line with the intuitive nature of a modern graphical user interface to define a revolutionary new way of managing your computer.

    Free Windows

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  • 8start icon

    8start

    8start Launcher is a free portable application launcher. This program is a whole new way of launching programs and applications on your system. Starting programs from shortcuts on desktop and start menu is an obsolete and cumbersome...

    Free Windows

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    ubSpawn

    ubSpawn is a small and simple application to manage an unlimited number of files and folders for quick access. It's especially suited for portable applications on USB drives or mobile mediums. The program was inspired from the...

    Free Windows

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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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    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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  • Tray Commander Lite icon

    Tray Commander Lite

    Tray Commander is a multifunctional utility that lets you launch your frequently used programs, files, folders and documents directly from the system tray. It adds a single icon to the tray which, when clicked, displays a customizable...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Prayaya V3 icon

    Prayaya V3

    Not only a portable launcher, but also a mini virtual operating system. Prayaya V3 could be installed on any USB device or local harddisk. It helps you take your favorite applications, setting and data with USB device and use on any...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available.
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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 icon

    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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    Skylight

    Skylight is an experimental keyboard launcher. It lets you quickly find and open anything on your computer or the web. Start apps, documents or search websites with a few keystrokes, it even learns from your habits. After some use...

    Free Windows

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