Apptivate Alternatives

    Apptivate is described as 'A simple, beautiful hotkey manager. Launch applications, execute scripts, run automator workflows and open files or folders. All of this at the press of a key combination. Apptivate 2.0 introduces hotkey sequences, which are simply a sequence of key combinations'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Apptivate for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Google Chrome, iPhone and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Alfred, which is free. Other great apps like Apptivate are ueli (Free, Open Source), Quicksilver (Free, Open Source), Fluent Search (Free) and Krunner (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 2020

    1. Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.
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    2. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.
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    3. Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.
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    4. Fluent Search (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use search application that lets you search for running applications, browser tabs, bookmarks, files, and more.
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    5. KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.


    6. Key Manager reveals the full potential of your keyboard and mouse and allows you to save time and efforts while working with your computer.
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    7. Simple shortcut manager for macOS 10.8 or higher. It lets you execute any command that works in your terminal by pressing a combination of keyboard keys. No rocket science involved!.
    8. Search all your tools from one place. Clew is your central hub for workplace productivity. Search shouldn’t be stealing 25% of your workweek. Find files, act on them, and share blazingly fast with Clew.
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    9. Spark is a powerful and easy shortcuts manager. With Spark you can create Hot Keys to launch applications and documents, execute AppleScripts, command iTunes, and more... You can also export and import your Hot Keys library, or save it in HTML format to print it.
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    10. XMenu adds one or more global menus to the right side of the menu bar. They give you access to your preferred applications, folders, documents, files, and snippets.
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