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Executor is described as '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' and is a popular application launcher in the file management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Executor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Windows Explorer, Mac and Xfce. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Executor are Listary, Wox, Launchy and Albert.

Executor alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Web Search Engines. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Executor.
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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
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    Keypirinha vs Executor opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Keypirinha is a great alternative to Executor.
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    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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    Wox

    • Windows
    46 alternatives to Wox 

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.

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    Discontinued

    No stables releases since Feb 24, 2018.No pre-releases since May 25, 2020.2 years without any public development and 4 years without any releases is essentially discontinued, IMHO.

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    Launchy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    122 alternatives to Launchy 

    Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a...

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    1.  PortableLaunchy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLaunchy can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Both are discontinued yet stable enought. But setting Launchy up seems a lot easier to me.

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    Albert

    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce
    39 alternatives to Albert 

    Access everything with virtually zero effort. Run applications, open files or their paths, open bookmarks in your browser, search the web, calculate things and a lot more. See wiki for more information.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlbert can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  LightweightAlbert consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    FastKeys

    • Windows
    118 alternatives to FastKeys 

    All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use.

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    1.  AutocompletionFastKeys can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    2.  PortableFastKeys can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Raycast

    38 alternatives to Raycast 

    Raycast lets you control your tools with a few keystrokes. It’s designed to keep you focused.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRaycast can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Privacy focusedRaycast is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Support for scriptingRaycast supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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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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    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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      dmenu

      70 alternatives to dmenu 

      dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

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