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. 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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    2. 8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites.

      Discontinued

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



    3. PaperPlane Smart Launch is a free launcher program aka. shortcut manager which enables you to launch your desktop like an iPad. If you are familiar with Mac OS Launchpad, you could say that it's a better Launchpad just for your Windows.

      Discontinued

      App unavailable at official url, though still available through download sites.

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    4. 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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    5. Tray Commander is a multifunctional utility that lets you launch your frequently used programs, files, folders and documents directly from the system tray.
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    6. Fingertips indexes the Windows start menu so you can launch items with a keyboard shortcut. Also custom shortcuts, shortcuts for Outlook and auto-typing text are included.
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    7. A handy tool to start application by keyboard.
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    8. Disklens, the Spotlight alternative, lets you quickly and easily find about anything on your Mac.
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    9. 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).

      Discontinued

      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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    10. PortAL is very light portable software launcher which is based on hotkeys, menus and system tray icons. All of PortAL configuration is based on a single XML file which contains the list and the organisation of applications.

      Discontinued

      Latest release v1.5.2 on May 12, 2019

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