8start Alternatives

    8start is described as 'Launcher is a free portable application launcher. This program is a whole new way of launching programs and applications on your system. Starting programs from shortcuts on desktop and start menu is an obsolete and cumbersome process' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to 8start for Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, .NET Framework and Wine. The best alternative is PortableApps.com, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 8start are LiberKey (Free), SyMenu (Free), PStart (Free) and ASuite (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2019

    1. PortableApps.com is a website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for portability. These portable applications can be used from removable media such as USB flash drives.
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    2. Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System and more..

      Discontinued

      no updates since 2015

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • .NET Framework
      SyMenu is a portable menu launcher and Start Menu replacement to organize your applications quickly and easily. On top of that SyMenu is able to automatically index any application installed on the host pc.
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    3. 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.

      Discontinued

      nothing since 2007

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    4. ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed to work with removable storage (uses relative paths) media like USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc.

      Discontinued

      This program is slowly sinking into neglect and abandonment since 2011.



    5. 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 much easier.

      Discontinued

      developer no longer working on it

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    6. Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else!
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      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 make your computation much easier and more productive. This utility will help you to get rid of the inconveniences of the standard menu.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.98, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    7. Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs.
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    8. LaunchBar Commander is what is commonly referred to as an "Application Launcher"; it is typically docked to the side of your screen and lets you configure buttons and menus which will launch your favorites programs.
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