Flashlight Alternatives

    Flashlight is described as 'gives you control over Spotlight. There are tons of options for customization so you can do things how you want to. Flashlight is designed to make enhancing Spotlight easy and enhance it's usefulness on macOS 10.9 and up' and is a Application Launcher in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Flashlight for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Flashlight are Wox (Free, Open Source), Listary (Freemium), Alfred (Freemium) and ueli (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 22, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      aLaunch is an application launcher of the types to access from menubar.
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    1. 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

    2. Conjure is the fastest, smartest launcher for Android. Use it to open apps, make calls, toggle wifi, adjust volume, and much more. Search results are prioritized according to use so your favorite apps and contacts are always a keystroke away.
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    3. Typhoeus Hotkeys is an application that runs in your taskbar at all times, you can create "Hotkeys" which you can use in seconds by using your keyboard.
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    4. DFind lets you perform advanced file and folder searches on your Mac. Need to find all files containing a certain text? Need to find files created in the last hour? Need to find large files that take up all your disk space?

    5. A handy tool to start application by keyboard.
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    6. Disklens, the Spotlight alternative, lets you quickly and easily find about anything on your Mac.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? JetStart offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched programs and system commands.
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    7. LaunchOne is a keyboard Launcher similar to Launchy . It allows you to start applications and documents via keyboard using completion on EVERY arg (major lack of Launchy).


      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.1.2, released in May 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    8. QR Mirror is a revolutionary new way to launch files, folders and apps on your Mac with QR-Code.
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