Direct Folders Alternatives

    Direct Folders is described as 'Access your folders from anywhere' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Direct Folders for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows Explorer and Android. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Direct Folders are Keypirinha (Free), Wox (Free, Open Source), Microsoft PowerToys (Free, Open Source) and Listary (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Dec 6, 2021

    1. 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/

    2. Gumbleville Launcher is a simple replacement for your windows Desktop. Do your computers settings sometimes look more like a jungle? Gumbleville Launcher simplifies your Computers settings, desktop and apps.
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    3. With Chameleon Folder you can open recent and favorite folders and files in Windows Explorer, Open/Save dialog boxes, on the Desktop, etc... Just click the middle mouse button and select the necessary folder or file in the menu to open it.
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    4. Advanced Recent Access is designed to see more properties of your recent used resources (files and directories). Key features: can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created. And more.
    5. Skylight is an experimental keyboard launcher. It lets you quickly find and open anything on your computer or the web. Start apps, documents or search websites with a few keystrokes, it even learns from your habits.
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    6. TextSeek helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other formats. The core feature is that TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      HQ.app is a central place to work with multiple online services (including connectors for Dropbox, Gdrive, Slack, Gmail, Chrome Bookmarks, and more).
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    7. A great tool for any power user: Launch any file, directory, application, and website with a single click. Lightweight Launcher provides customizable launch routines that are easily accessible system wide via the menu bar.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Smart app organizer that automatically sorts your apps.
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    8. nDroid is a blazing fast keyboard based application launcher. But not just that, it can open documents, play songs, open browser bookmarks, lookup web references, find torrents, do online searches, find your files .. plus a lot more.
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