Executor Alternatives

    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 OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Executor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows Explorer and Xfce. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Executor are Wox (Free, Open Source), Listary (Freemium), Launchy (Free, Open Source) and Albert (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe becomes MAIL.
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      Easy to use out of the box; better gui; same functionality; very stable
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    2. It's a small toolbar that you can activate by pressing a hotkey. Then you can type keywords to open programs and websites, search the internet, check the weather, shut down your computer, run macros, and a whole lot more.
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    3. Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily.
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    4. File/Folder Launcher (FFLauncher) is a simple, very easy to use application specially designed to help you launch files and folders. This utility will also offer you the possibility to launch any item on your computer by simply pressing a previously selected hotkey.


      The program is no longer developed. Last version, released in August 2016, can be still bought from the official website.

    5. Tray Commander is a tray launcher that lets you gain quick access to your most frequently used applications and system commands via a customizable menu.

    6. Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips.


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

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      • Windows
      It's a Quicksilver clone written in c# for windows


      No new release in since 2009.

    7. 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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    8. 8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites.


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

    9. 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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