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. Typhoeus Hotkeys is an application that runs in your taskbar at all times, you can create "Hotkeys" which you can use in seconds by using your keyboard.
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    2. Tray Commander is a multifunctional utility that lets you launch your frequently used programs, files, folders and documents directly from the system tray.
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    3. Search inside Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio), Libre Office, Rich Text Format and text/ASCII files (TXT/CSV/MD/source codes etc.). Can add your own text file types for searching. Search using ANY or ALL conditions.
    4. Fingertips indexes the Windows start menu so you can launch items with a keyboard shortcut. Also custom shortcuts, shortcuts for Outlook and auto-typing text are included.
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    5. LaunchOne is a keyboard Launcher similar to Launchy . It allows you to start applications and documents via keyboard using completion on EVERY arg (major lack of Launchy).

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.1.2, released in May 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    6. A handy tool to start application by keyboard.
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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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    7. Disklens, the Spotlight alternative, lets you quickly and easily find about anything on your Mac.
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    8. Free portable tray launcher and hotkey manager that greatly increases your productivity. Lots ot layouts and color schemes will allow you customize popup menu appearance up to you.

      Discontinued

      The company stopped development for its applications. Last versions can be still downloaded from the official website.

    9. PortAL is very light portable software launcher which is based on hotkeys, menus and system tray icons. All of PortAL configuration is based on a single XML file which contains the list and the organisation of applications.

      Discontinued

      Latest release v1.5.2 on May 12, 2019

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