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.
- - PortableApps.com is the most popular Web-based, Windows & Linux alternative to 8start.
- - PortableApps.com is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to 8start.
Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System and more..Discontinued
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.
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
ASuite is a simple open source portable launcher for Microsoft Windows. Designed to run portable applications, you can start anything runnable (software, documents and other file types) from removable storage media (USB keys, hard drives, iPods, etc.).
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.
developer no longer working on it
Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start 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The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
Wise Hotkey is a launcher for installed applications, folders located anywhere on the hard disk, areas of the Control Panel and various system tools (Wordpad, Camera, Calculator, Disk Cleaner, Notepad, Task Manager, and many more), as well as website addresses.
- - Wise HotKey is the most popular commercial alternative to 8start.