JetStart Alternatives

    JetStart is described as 'Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? JetStart offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched programs and system commands' and is a Application Launcher in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to JetStart for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows Explorer and BSD. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like JetStart are Listary (Freemium), Alfred (Freemium), ueli (Free, Open Source) and RocketDock (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.


    3. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
    4. MaxLauncher is a simple tabbed launcher that was designed to reduce the amount of time to find and run a program. It is capable of creating multiple data files, each of which can have a maximum of 10 tabs. Each tab and button is assigned a key(eg. F1-F10, 0-9, A-Z, etc.
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    5. 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.



    6. 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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    7. 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.
    8. Access your folders from anywhere.
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    9. Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list.

      Discontinued

      Doesn't seem to be activaly maintained anymore. Last update was in 2017.

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    10. XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder.
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