Advanced Run Alternatives

    Advanced Run is described as 'replacement for a standard Windows Run dialog. Advanced Run allows you to run any program, run any command line command, open and edit and print documents on behalf of any user account without switching between user accounts' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Advanced Run for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows Explorer and BSD. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Advanced Run are Listary (Freemium), RocketDock (Free), Quicksilver (Free, Open Source) and Executor (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 4, 2021

    1. SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe becomes MAIL.
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    2. AstoundingDock is an application launcher and dock for Windows. It is designed for power users to give easy access to every single application on your computer.
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    3. Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips.

      Discontinued

      The last commit to the GitHub repo was on November 5th, 2015.

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    4. Say goodbye to repetitive, time-consuming tasks, like hunting through your programs, folders, files, and bookmarks for the ones you need.
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    5. 8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 3.0, was released on 4th June 2011. It is still downloadable from FreewareFiles.com



    6. PaperPlane Smart Launch is a free launcher program aka. shortcut manager which enables you to launch your desktop like an iPad. If you are familiar with Mac OS Launchpad, you could say that it's a better Launchpad just for your Windows.

      Discontinued

      App unavailable at official url, though still available through download sites.

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    7. Typhoeus Hotkeys is an application that runs in your taskbar at all times, you can create "Hotkeys" which you can use in seconds by using your keyboard.
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    8. A handy tool to start application by keyboard.
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    9. Disklens, the Spotlight alternative, lets you quickly and easily find about anything on your Mac.
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      • Windows
      Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? JetStart offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched programs and system commands.
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