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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...

    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...

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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

    Keypirinha

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

    Free Windows

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  • Quicksilver icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac

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  • Hain

    Hain is an ALT + SPACE launcher for Windows that looks and works similar to Alfred. FEATURES Searching Executable files us very fast with Fuzzy Matching Plugins...

    Open Source Windows GitHub

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  • Albert icon

    Albert

    Omnilauncher for Linux to help you quickly find and run apps and do other useful things.

    Open Source Linux

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  • Flashlight icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac

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  • Atlas Recall icon

    Atlas Recall

    If you can see it, you can search it and share it from any device. Everything seen is remembered devices across all of your devices. Atlas pulls together all the...

    Free Mac iPhone Chrome

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  • Yal icon

    Yal

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

    Open Source Windows

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  • HoudahSpot icon

    HoudahSpot

    HoudahSpot is an advanced file search tool for Mac. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach. HoudahSpot builds upon...

    Commercial Mac

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