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  • icon is a website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for...

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud

  • 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

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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...

    Open Source Linux

  • LiberKey icon


    Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games...

    Free Windows

  • RecentX icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • PStart icon


    PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications, you can start anything...

    Free Windows

  • ASuite icon


    ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed...

    Open Source Windows

  • SyMenu icon

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    SyMenu is a portable menu launcher that allows to organize and find your portable applications in a quick and easy way. Moreover...

    Free Windows

  • Portable Start Menu icon

    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...

    Free Windows

  • 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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  • CodySafe icon


    CodySafe is a software tool that turns any portable drive from a simple data carrier to a computer-on-stick. Carry your computer...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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

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    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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

  • QRun icon


    QRun a simple, easy and free application launcher

    Free Windows

  • Quick Cliq icon

    Quick Cliq

    Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else! ...

    Free 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. ...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Promptu icon


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

    Free Windows

  • 8start launcher icon

    8start launcher Discontinued

    8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites. Launcher...

    Free Windows

  • Blaze icon


    Blaze is an application launcher that distinguishes from amongst the others by being able to automate recurrent tasks performed in the...

    Free Windows

  • Middleclick icon


    Welcome to MiddleClick. The next generation application launcher from CodeLogic Software. MiddleClick displays a dashboard of your...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Lupo PenSuite icon

    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...

    Free Windows

  • WorldDesk icon


    Currently in Beta: "WorldDesk leverages a unique patent-pending abstraction layer to decouple all aspects of a user's...

    Commercial Windows

  • Prayaya V3 icon

    Prayaya V3 Discontinued

    Not only a portable launcher, but also a mini virtual operating system. Prayaya V3 could be installed on any USB device or local...

    Free Windows

  • Colibri icon


    Colibri combines the raw power of the command line with the intuitive nature of a modern graphical user interface to define a...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Skylight icon


    Skylight is an experimental keyboard launcher. It lets you quickly find and open anything on your computer or the web. Start apps...

    Free Windows

  • nDroid icon


    nDroid is a blazing fast keyboard based application launcher. But not just that, it can open documents, play songs, open browser...

    Free Windows

  • JetStart

    Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? JetStart offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched...

    Freemium Windows

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