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Disklens Alternatives

Disklens is described as 'the Spotlight alternative, lets you quickly and easily find about anything on your Mac' and is an app. There are more than 50 alternatives to Disklens for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows Explorer and X11. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Disklens are Listary, Alfred, ueli and Pulover’s Macro Creator.

Disklens alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Text Expanders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Disklens.
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  1. Keypirinha icon

    Keypirinha

    • Windows
    151 alternatives to Keypirinha 

    A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

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    1.  LightweightKeypirinha consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableKeypirinha can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKeypirinha can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    smart search
    customizable interface
  2. Listary icon

    Listary

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Windows Explorer
    101 alternatives to Listary 

    Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionListary can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  PortableListary can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Alfred icon

    Alfred

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    95 alternatives to Alfred 

    Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlfred can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Full-Text SearchAlfred lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    ueli

    • Mac
    • Windows
    71 alternatives to ueli 

    Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings. It creates an icon in the system tray at startup, where it sits silently throughout its runtime, without disturbing you with...

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    1.  Portableueli can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsueli can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  5. Pulover’s Macro Creator icon

    Pulover’s Macro Creator

    • Windows
    57 alternatives to Pulover’s Macro Creator 

    Pulover’s Macro Creator is a Free Automation Tool and Script Generator. It is based on AutoHotkey language and provides users with multiple automation functions, as well as a built-in recorder.

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    1.  No Coding RequiredPulover’s Macro Creator can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  PortablePulover’s Macro Creator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Support for scriptingPulover’s Macro Creator supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Bundleware

    From version 4.5.1, during installation, the user is presented with an offer for software by Lavasoft and a button to decline.

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    AutoKey

    • Linux
    • X11
    62 alternatives to AutoKey 

    AutoKey, previously known as AutoKey Py3, is a Python 3 port of the discontinued OldAutoKey , the desktop automation utility for Linux and X11.

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    1.  Support for scriptingAutoKey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Fluent Search

    • Windows
    81 alternatives to Fluent Search 

    Fluent Search (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use search application that lets you search for running applications, browser tabs, bookmarks, files, and more. Unlike Windows Start Menu, Fluent Search focuses on continuing existing work, it let you jump easily between running...

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    RecentX

    • Windows
    264 alternatives to RecentX 

    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

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    1.  File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Executor

    45 alternatives to Executor 

    A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a portable app and can be integrated in LiberKey.

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    1.  PortableExecutor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Gnome Do

    77 alternatives to Gnome Do 

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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