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Avant Window Navigator Alternatives

Avant Window Navigator is described as '(AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list' and is a popular application launcher in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Avant Window Navigator for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Alfred, which is free. Other great apps like Avant Window Navigator are ueli, RocketDock, Fluent Search and Cairo-Dock.

Avant Window Navigator alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Avant Window Navigator .
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  1. Alfred icon

    Alfred

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    96 alternatives to Alfred 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlfred can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Full-Text SearchAlfred lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  2. ueli icon

    ueli

    • Mac
    • Windows
    72 alternatives to ueli 

    Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings. It creates an icon in the system tray at startup, where it sits silently throughout its runtime, without disturbing you with...

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    1.  Portableueli can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsueli can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    RocketDock

    • Windows
    63 alternatives to RocketDock 

    RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website. "It is true, RocketDock has been discontinued. [...] The app remains available on https://rocketdock.com, but is unsupported."

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    Fluent Search

    • Windows
    82 alternatives to Fluent Search 

    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. Unlike Windows Start Menu, Fluent Search focuses on continuing existing work, it let you jump easily between running...

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    Cairo-Dock

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    47 alternatives to Cairo-Dock 

    Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows).

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCairo-Dock can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Cairo-Dock.
    3.  Ad-freeCairo-Dock doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Winstep Nexus

    • Windows
    35 alternatives to Winstep Nexus 

    The Winstep Nexus Dock is a FREE professional dock for Windows. With Nexus, your most frequently used applications are only a mouse click away - and Nexus turns working with your computer into a fun and exciting experience.

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    Gnome Do

    79 alternatives to Gnome Do 

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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    • Latte Dock icon

      Latte Dock

      • Linux
      • KDE
      16 alternatives to Latte Dock 

      Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and trys to be there only when it is needed.

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      Docky

      • Linux
      47 alternatives to Docky 

      Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop and features a no non-sense approach to configuration and usage. It just works.

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      Discontinued

      Last commit and last available version from 2015-09-02

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    • Plank icon

      Plank

      14 alternatives to Plank 

      Plank is meant to be the simplest dock on the planet. The goal is to provide just what a dock needs and absolutely nothing more. It is, however, a library which can be extended to create other dock programs with more advanced features.

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