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 Nov 26, 2021

    1. Colibri combines the raw power of the command line with the intuitive nature of a modern graphical user interface to define a revolutionary new way of managing your computer.

      Discontinued

      Latest version (17a) was released on 04.25.2007

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    2. FindeXer customize your Explorer windows locations area for quick access to your most frequently used folders. After you install FindeXer, you need to restart Explorer and then view it by going to View -> Explorer Bar and selecting FindeXer.

      Discontinued

      Last updated 2008-12-04

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    3. Pipy is a free Windows utility designed to gradually improve one’s productivity during typical desktop tasks. It does so by combining a launcher and a desktop search tool within a single application.

      Discontinued

      The application seems to be no longer being developed. The latest version 1.1.0 was released on November 16, 2012. See: http://pipyapp.com/download/

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    4. Advanced Launcher is a completely free award-winning toolbar and tray launcher.
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    5. Advanced Run is a replacement for a standard Windows Run dialog. Advanced Run allows you to run any program, run any command line command, open and edit and print documents on behalf of any user account without switching between user accounts.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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      • Android
      Quad Drawer is the quick way to launch apps. It’s a simple app drawer: using the predictive keyboard, just type a few letters of the app you’re looking for and Quad will bring it to you.
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      • Mac
      NuKit is a bundle of lightweight everyday tools to increase productivity and save time. Launcher and Shortcuts provide instant access to applications, files, URLs, Search Engines, System Actions, Scripts, and Dictionary.
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    6. [Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com on http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/LaunchTab.shtml ]

      LaunchTab is a freeware skinnable pop-up file launcher for Windows.

      Discontinued

      Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      AddToRun is a small utility that will allow you to open any file or application from the Start Menu's Run Command dialog box (WIN+R). It has a very simple interface which will allow you to select a file and assign it an alias or friendly name.
    7. A  user-friendly graphical shell  with tons of features that empowers non-technical people to do complicated stuff  faster than ever before with simple, natural commands. Opening, Quiting, Installing or Uninstalling apps is now a breeze.
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