Fast Launcher Alternatives

    Fast Launcher is described as 'is replacement for Quick Launch and Start Menu! This application has several features which make this program far more powerful, useful and convenient than Quick Launch' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Fast Launcher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows Explorer and Android. The best alternative is Listary, which is free. Other great apps like Fast Launcher are Alfred (Freemium), Quicksilver (Free, Open Source), Executor (Free) and Gnome Do (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.
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    4. 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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    5. GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

      GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver & GNOME Launch Box .

      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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    6. FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more.
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    7. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
    8. ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed to work with removable storage (uses relative paths) media like USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc.

      Discontinued

      This program is slowly sinking into neglect and abandonment since 2011.

    9. LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.
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    10. Bins is an utility which allows you to group icons in your Windows Taskbar. - Restore sanity to your Windows taskbar Combine related icons on your Windows 7, 8 or 10 taskbar with Bins. Reduce clutter, and get at your programs quickly.
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