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. LaunchOne is a keyboard Launcher similar to Launchy . It allows you to start applications and documents via keyboard using completion on EVERY arg (major lack of Launchy).

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.1.2, released in May 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    2. Luncher is a simple Windows application and file launcher. It allows you to setup buttons that act as shortcuts to open any application, file or folder. Luncher appears as a small panel on the top of the screen that is always easily accessible.
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    3. [Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com on http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/LaunchTab.shtml ]

      LaunchTab is a freeware skinnable pop-up file launcher for Windows.

      Discontinued

      Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      AddToRun is a small utility that will allow you to open any file or application from the Start Menu's Run Command dialog box (WIN+R). It has a very simple interface which will allow you to select a file and assign it an alias or friendly name.
    4. Launch Box is generally an application launcher. It's very influenced by Quicksilver for Mac OSX. Remember that this is only a first release so don't get your hopes up too much. Launch Box is written for the GNOME 2.10 platform and depends on GTK+ 2.

      Discontinued

      This app seems to be totaly discontinuited. The official page on Gnome project points to an inexistant git repo. In Debian archives, last known version is 0.2-1.1:
      https://archive.debian.net/fr/source/lenny/gnome-launch-box

      Activity at FTP link dates back to 2009:
      http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-launch-box/



      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Coolbarz is a very efficient app launcher or desktop toolbar for easy access to your most commonly used programs or folders. Working and tested on Windows 10.

      Discontinued

      official website gone

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    5. Open Any File show compatible apps installed on your Mac and helps you to search on the web with the click of a button Open Any File also shows advanced information about your files: - Checksums: SHA1, SHA256, MD2, MD5 - HEX Dump: raw file content - General...
    6. xstarter - Terminal-based application launcher for Unix-like systems Features - a clean, simple interface that works on various terminals - able to search for applications using environment variables (e.g.
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