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 1, 2021

    1. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      FlashFolder is an open source tool that extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows applications. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and more.

      Discontinued

      Only inofficial versions for Win7 up ... buggy and no support from Zett42, developer that seems to be out of office. So pls mark as discontinued - average user will have too many problems.

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    2. LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.
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    3. Zazu is a new open source productivity app, that allows developers to be in the drivers seat. Unlike other solutions, there is no built-in integrations, so every plugin has the full scope of what Zazu has to offer.

      Discontinued

      Repo archived by authors. No updates or releases, and no recent commits. Based on obsolete versions of underlying tools/platform.

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    4. ChaseApp brings all the scattered pieces of data from your cloud and computer right to you. You can search across your workspace, launch web pages and take quick actions from one search bar, such as: RSVP events, start AWS instances and more.
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    5. Instant file search, showing results as you type.
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    6. The freeware Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, web pages and much more!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      KFind can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu. It allows you to find files by name, type or content.
    7. Save your files effortlessly and open your folders instantly. Default Folder X makes Mac OS X's Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do.
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    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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