Menu-Based App Launchers
menuApp is an application which allows you to configure menus and use them to launch your favourite programs, music files, documents, websites, etc. It's fast, doesn't hog a lot of resource and is easy to setup and use (so long as you can handle a text editor). What's more, it doesn't drop any extraneous files on your system and it stays well clear of the registry.
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 organized in a hierarchical structure with colorful folders and found with the internal search tool.
You can customize SyMenu in a simple and quick way adding links to portable programs, documents, Windows commands, folders and urls. Its easy to add new SyItem dragging & dropping file from host pc or using the mass importer tool. Linked items can reside on the same USB device or even on host pc ever since SyMenu supports absolute path (such as C:\Windows\Explorer.exe).
LaunchBar is a small Windows freeware program that mimics the behavior of the dockable QuickLaunch toolbar that was available in all Windows versions before Windows 7.
New buttons can be added to the toolbar in three different ways:
- Any shortcut created by external programs which are placed in the QuickLaunch directory will automatically be added to the toolbar.
- By selecting the "Add Button" entry in the main menu it is possible to select an existing shortcut or an application to be added to the toolbar.
- Drag and drop an application or shortcut on the LaunchBar toolbar and it will be added at the actual position as a new button.
LaunchBar automatically updates its buttons and menus whenever the directory structure changes. Changes in directories referenced via shortcuts are however not detected but it always possible to do a manual update via the "Refresh" item in the main menu.
Launchbar is being maintained on Github: https://github.com/plerup/LaunchBar.
Advanced Launcher is a completely free award-winning toolbar and tray launcher.
It can show several fully customizable toolbars at a time. When you click a toolbar button it can either run an application (open a document) or show multilevel customizable menu. Menus can also show contents of folders (e.g. Programs folder from the Start menu or Desktop folder). You can minimize toolbars to tray and access them as menus.
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.
Tray Commander is a tray launcher that lets you gain quick access to your most frequently used applications and system commands via a customizable menu. Not only can you open applications and files, but also launch screen savers, shutdown, reboot your computer and much more, all from the system tray! Also you can use this multifunctional utility for everything, from opening multiple applications to optimizing your computing environment! All commands may be executed by pressing hot key.
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 menu that contains the shortcuts you selected. It supports commands to open and close your CD drives, reboot, shutdown your system, run any of your favorite applications, launch a screensaver, send emails to specified recipients, open folders and more.
True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts. But there is one huge difference. True Launch Bar allows you to combine your shortcuts into groups. This feature looks like popup menus. This vastly improves the management of your shortcuts and save working space on your desktop. By using True Launch Bar, you speed up the launching of your applications like never before.
The application went free due to war in Ukraine.
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.
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 an USB-Stick, running applications can be closed automatically, too.
Thunderbird-Tray is a system tray launcher tool for Mozilla Thunderbird.
Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts.
Shortcuts management for applications, documents, url links, folder paths and more... Categorical organization (multi-tab launcher) with fast selection menu:
Customize Windows 10 Taskbar with few extra features - vhanla/TaskbarDock
Keypirinha is a fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows.
- Quickly find and launch plethora of items like applications, files, bookmarks, URLs, sessions (PuTTY, WinSCP, FileZilla), registry keys, ...
- Launch a search on any configured website or online dictionary
- Language translations on-the-fly
- Evaluate mathematical expressions
- Convert numbers
- Base conversion of numbers
- Launch a copied URL directly (http, mailto, skype, ...)
- Split a URL and convert its arguments to JSON
- Switch to a running application by name
- Hash a string (CRC32, MD5, SHA, ...)
- Generate random UUIDs, passwords, bytes sequences
- Naturally associate a keyword to a specific item
- Machine-specific and/or user-specific configuration
- Freeware, no nag screen, no time limit, no ads
- Customizable GUI (colors, fonts, toggling and positioning of elements)
- Lightning fast
- Fairly small memory footprint
- Battery friendly
- File-driven configuration
- Steep but rewarding learning curve
- Written in C++, exposes a Python3 API for its plugins
You can think of |project| as an alternative to Launchy and a cousin of Alfred
Free portable tray launcher and hotkey manager that greatly increases your productivity. Lots ot layouts and color schemes will allow you customize popup menu appearance up to you. You can add various elements to your Windows system tray - programs, documents, folders or files, Internet links and set up shortcut keys to access these elements. You can dragndrop elements or add frequently used applications and installed programs. Clear interface with multiple languages support (English, Deutsch, Hungarian, Swedish and Russian) is customizable and easy-to-use. You can select one of pre-defined layout and color scheme or customize interface to your taste. Portable version of SE-TrayMenu is available and you can use it everywhere - just copy application executable file to your USB flash drive and work with program on any PC.