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    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

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    Listary

    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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    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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    RocketDock Discontinued

    RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With...

    Free Windows

  • Gnome Do icon

    Gnome Do Discontinued

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. ...

    Open Source Linux

    • Synapse, Kupfer, and Gnome Do are the three leaders in this category.
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Find And Run Robot

    FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more. Build and share...

    Free Windows

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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....

    Open Source Mac

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    RecentX

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

    Commercial Windows

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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...

    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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    kupfer Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Linux

    • Kupfer, though its development is stalled, is still very usable under current Ubuntu versions.
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Open Source Windows

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    LaunchBar

    LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital...

    Freemium Mac

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    XLaunchpad Discontinued Warning

    XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different...

    Free Windows

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    Lacona

    Lacona is a docker app for Mac OSX that accepts natural language commands. Call up Lacona with a keyboard shortcut and type whatever...

    Open Source Mac GitHub

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    MadAppLauncher Discontinued

    A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher. It introduces several...

    Open Source 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...

    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...

    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...

    Freemium Windows

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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...

    Free Windows

  • CleverDock Discontinued

    A simple dock for Windows which features extensive theming capabilities and blurry reflections. The dock is fully compatible with...

    Open Source 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...

    Open Source Android

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    Enso Launcher Discontinued

    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...

    Free Windows

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    FCorp My Suite

    My Suite is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you create a user-defined list with programs that can be run...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux

  • Mutate

    Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your...

    Open Source Linux

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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...

    Open Source Mac

  • Gnome-Pie icon

    Gnome-Pie

    Gnome-Pie is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The user...

    Open Source Linux

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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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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    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...

    Open Source Mac

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    FlashTray Pro

    Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive...

    Free Windows

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    Blaze

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

    Free Windows

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