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. 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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    2. Colibri combines the raw power of the command line with the intuitive nature of a modern graphical user interface to define a revolutionary new way of managing your computer.

      Discontinued

      Latest version (17a) was released on 04.25.2007

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    3. Luncher is a simple Windows application and file launcher. It allows you to setup buttons that act as shortcuts to open any application, file or folder. Luncher appears as a small panel on the top of the screen that is always easily accessible.
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    4. Advanced Launcher is a completely free award-winning toolbar and tray launcher.
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    5. QRun a simple, easy and free application launcher


    6. Advanced Run is a replacement for a standard Windows Run dialog. Advanced Run allows you to run any program, run any command line command, open and edit and print documents on behalf of any user account without switching between user accounts.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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      • Mac
      NuKit is a bundle of lightweight everyday tools to increase productivity and save time. Launcher and Shortcuts provide instant access to applications, files, URLs, Search Engines, System Actions, Scripts, and Dictionary.
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    7. 8start Launcher is a free portable application launcher. This program is a whole new way of launching programs and applications on your system. Starting programs from shortcuts on desktop and start menu is an obsolete and cumbersome process.
    8. [Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com on http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/LaunchTab.shtml ]

      LaunchTab is a freeware skinnable pop-up file launcher for Windows.

      Discontinued

      Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      AddToRun is a small utility that will allow you to open any file or application from the Start Menu's Run Command dialog box (WIN+R). It has a very simple interface which will allow you to select a file and assign it an alias or friendly name.
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