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. 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.
    2. Flashlight gives you control over Spotlight. There are tons of options for customization so you can do things how you want to. Flashlight is designed to make enhancing Spotlight easy and enhance it's usefulness on macOS 10.9 and up.
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    3. A command launcher for Chrome.
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    4. Keysmith lets you create keyboard shortcuts for any string of actions you can do with your mouse and keyboard. And Keysmith is smart. It isn't just clicking on coordinates, it's aware of apps, windows, buttons, lists, and more.
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    5. Salmon is a powerful search tool specifically for files and folders in macOS. Think of it like the Spotlight tool but only for files and folders. When you type anything in the search bar, which can be access anywhere by using a global shortcut).
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    6. Keyboard shortcuts help you work efficiently. Add keyboard shortcuts to common tasks. Use shortcuts that are easy to reach and easy to remember. Get your work done faster. Use CustomShortcuts to add keyboard shortcuts to menu items in most Mac applications.
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    7. LaunchPanel is a completely FREE application that allows you to quickly launch applications, open files and folders. The selection panel is activated by a hot key (by default Control Space), by clicking on the icon in the Apple Dock or from Menu bar.
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    8. A fast and light utility that provides instant access to apps, search engines, scripts, Dictionary, and more. * Application Launcher Use application names, abbreviations, and short commands to launch any app.
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      • Windows
      Multimedia keyboard (with a lot of extra function keys) today are very frequent, but by themselves, these keys are usually no action is produced. That's for what would use all these many keys and a program called MKey.
    9. Yal - Yet Another Launcher Yet Another Launcher Yal can help you speed up the way you interact with your Windows based PC. You can easily access your favorite programs, documents, even browser bookmarks.
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