Bins Alternatives

    Bins is described as 'utility which allows you to group icons in your Windows Taskbar' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to Bins for Windows, Linux and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is dmenu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bins are Stacky (Free, Open Source), 7stacks (Free), TaskbarDock (Free, Open Source) and FSL Launcher (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    1. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
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      BINS is a Windows only program used strictly for WINDOWS taskbar consolidations into folders (Bins) instead of separately.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

    2. Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky Stacky is a small program for Windows that displays contents of a given directory as a list of clickable, labled icons.
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    3. 7stacks is an easy to use, free app that lets Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) users have "stacks" of icons in their Taskbar (in 7) or QuickLaunch Toolbar (in Vista and XP).


      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v1.5 beta 2, released on June 27, 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. TaskbarDock offers a few extra features to customize your Windows 10 taskbar.
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    5. Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some features: Shortcuts management for applications, documents, url links, folder paths and more...


      The program is no longer updated. Last version,, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    6. Lightweight application that lets user create and pin groups to the Windows taskbar.
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    7. 8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites.


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

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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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