Alternatives to True Launch Bar for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • Docky icon

    Docky

    Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop and features a no non-sense approach to configuration and usage....

    Open Source Linux

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  • Cairo-Dock icon

    Cairo-Dock

    A light, eye-candy, fully themable, MacOSX-like animated dock for any Linux desktop.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • ObjectDock icon

    ObjectDock

    ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock. By allowing users to have more control over how they organize their desktop, users can take...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 7stacks icon

    7stacks

    7stacks is an easy to use, free app that lets Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) users have "stacks" of icons in their Taskbar (in 7) or QuickLaunch Toolbar (in Vista and XP). By using stacks, users can reduce icon clutter, and...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v1.5 beta 2, released on June 27, 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Avant Window Navigator  icon

    Avant Window Navigator

    Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list.

    Open Source Linux

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  • XLaunchpad icon

    XLaunchpad

    XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder. You...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160327003239/http://www.xwidget.com/
    • Warning XLaunchPad setup installs adware extensions for browsers. VirusTotal result: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2a8eca9357cfae211564426dc461832ca2de70a9318ecba0468c4586fc4f4ffc/analysis/1426619620/ WOT comments: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/xwidget.com
  • Winstep Nexus icon

    Winstep Nexus

    The Winstep Nexus Dock is a FREE professional dock for Windows. With Nexus, your most frequently used applications are only a mouse click away - and Nexus turns working with your computer into a fun and exciting experience.

    Freemium Windows

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    MadAppLauncher

    A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher. It introduces several different features such as QWERTY based launching, tab group navigation using numbers, custom window...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.10.0.0, released on March 26, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Appetizer icon

    Appetizer

    Appetizer is a free application launcher, or dock, for Windows. It allows organizing your shortcuts and folders into a convenient dock. The app is open source, which means that its free and will remain so. It is entirely customizable...

    Open Source Windows

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  • tint2 icon

    tint2

    tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar unintrusive and light (memory / cpu / aestetic). We try to get virtual desktop and multi-monitor easier to use. We follow freedesktop specifications. As of version 0.9 features include: * panel...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Circle Dock icon

    Circle Dock

    The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock like with other programs. This is accomplished by making the dock a circular or spiral shape so that...

    Open Source 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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    GnomePanel

    GnomePanel is a highly configurable launcher and taskbar for GNOME. It forms a core part of the default GNOME desktop.

    Open Source Linux

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  • CleverDock

    A simple dock for Windows which features extensive theming capabilities and blurry reflections. The dock is fully compatible with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued See notice at https://github.com/ldom66/clever-dock
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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

  • Jumplist-Launcher icon

    Jumplist-Launcher

    Jumplist Launcher is a free portable tool for Windows 7 that allows you to add your favorite programs in a single jumplist so that they can become easily accessible. You can add up to 60 jumplist-items and they can be categorized into...

    Free Windows

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  • XWindows Dock icon

    XWindows Dock

    XWindows Dock - or XWD for short - is the newest free Windows Vista and XP program of the class Application Launcher and Desktop Organizer. But its not just another one: its the result of years of use and observation of the many dock...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last version: 2.0.3. Updated: 11/15/2010.
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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 with minimum effort. It comes in handy for all users who got tired of having their desktop crowded...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Y'z Dock icon

    Y'z Dock

    Y'z Dock is a program launcher like the dock in MacOS X. This application is currently in beta, so please send all reports to the author. In order to add icons, drag and drop a file (.exe, shortcut, etc.) straight from Explorer to...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last program update was on July 29, 2003, although reports are that it still works as far as Windows 8, maybe farther.
  • Jumplist Extender icon

    Jumplist Extender

    Jumplist Extender is an easy-to-use program that lets you add custom jump lists to any of your programs on Windows 7! With Jumplist Extender, you can: - Add your own Program Tasks You can add any action you want on your...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be abandoned. Latest version, 0.4, was released on March 2011. The program and the source code are still downloadable from the official website.
  • Quick Pop Menu icon

    Quick Pop Menu

    A simple program menu-type launcher, calling with a hotkey. It is easy to set up. Launches a list of program shortcuts with your favorite hotkey.

    Free Windows

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  • FSL Launcher icon

    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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    Dock

    In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system. It can hold any number of items and resizes them dynamically to fit while using magnification to clarify smaller resized items. By default, it...

    Commercial Mac

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  • FlashTray Pro icon

    FlashTray Pro

    Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive keyboard tasks by using custom macros and hotkeys.

    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. This utility will also offer you the possibility to launch any item on your computer by simply...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Wise HotKey icon

    Wise HotKey

    Launch applications and system tools, Control Panel items, folders on your computer, and website addresses using simple key combinations.

    Free Windows

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  • BarLaunch

    BarLaunch is a program launcher which starts up the program. It is a convenient tool to start the program quickly. BarLaunch has a lot of customizing. Button type launcher which lines up icon on bar. Convenient program launcher ...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued No longer updated. Last version, V8.10, was released on October 2003, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    PyPanel

    PyPanel is a lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C for X11 window managers. It can be easily customized to match any desktop theme or taste. PyPanel works with EWMH compliant WMs (Openbox, PekWM, FVWM, etc.) and is...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Dragthing icon

    Dragthing

    DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop. It puts all your documents, folders, and applications just a single click away. Highly flexible, it allows multiple docks, each customised to suit your...

    Freemium Mac

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  • BMPanel

    BMPanel (bitmap panel) is a lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for X11 Window System, which contains a desktop switcher, taskbar, system tray and clock. The application is inspired by simplicity of fspanel. BMPanel has a modern look...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Radian icon

    Radian

    Radian is a simple radial application launcher. The interface is triggered by a continuous right-click and is divided into four slices. Each slice can be configured differently.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Krento icon

    Krento

    Krento is a modern application manager and widget engine for Microsoft Windows. Krento can save your desktop space and assist you in boosting your productivity. With Krento you can launch your programs or open web pages from a...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 3.2.135.9, can be still downloaded from the official website.

True Launch Bar Comments

One of my core tools

Positive Comment by cogmios
about True Launch Bar Jun 2011

I have been using this since 2008 and it is definitely one of my core tools. The master plugin is the screenshot plugin. It automatically stores all screenshots in my temp folder so that I can much later on track back what the I did and e.g. document it or just look up the info in my screenshot archive.

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