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. Application launcher with bash-like completion.
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    2. Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips.

      Discontinued

      The last commit to the GitHub repo was on November 5th, 2015.

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    3. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Namely is possibly the fastest way to open applications. And unlike some other launchers, it doesn't require any learning.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      It's a Quicksilver clone written in c# for windows

      Discontinued

      No new release in since 2009.



    4. Say goodbye to repetitive, time-consuming tasks, like hunting through your programs, folders, files, and bookmarks for the ones you need.
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    5. Conjure is the fastest, smartest launcher for Android. Use it to open apps, make calls, toggle wifi, adjust volume, and much more. Search results are prioritized according to use so your favorite apps and contacts are always a keystroke away.
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    6. 8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites.

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      WhichFiles allows you to copy file names and paste them into another application
    7. gRun is a GTK based Run dialog that closely resembles the Windows Run dialog, just like xexec. It has a intelligent history mechanism and a dual level fork() mechanism for launching the application in its own process.
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