LaunchControl Alternatives

    LaunchControl is described as 'is the new face of launchd(8). It allows you to manage system- and user services on your Mac' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LaunchControl for Windows, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Autoruns, which is free. Other great apps like LaunchControl are Startup Delayer (Freemium), Lingon (Paid), HiBit Startup Manager (Free) and Plisterine (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys.
    1. Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimize your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer.

      Discontinued

      has not been updated since 2015.

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    2. [The Lingon open-source project on SourceForge.net (http://sourceforge.net/projects/lingon/) is no longer developed.] Lingon is a graphical user interface for creating an editing launchd configuration files for Mac OS X.
    3. HiBit Startup Manager makes managing your startup programs very simple. On startup, you are shown a list at the top and details at the bottom for each startup item. There is also a list of all startup items, including new and potentially dangerous programs.
      • Mac
      An application that helps you easily create, edit, and manage launch agents.

      Discontinued

      App developer is MIA, hasn't been updated since 2016. Uservoice support goes unanswered.

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    4. LaunchD Task Scheduler is a very simple to use and intuitive task scheduler for your Mac. It Creates, Edits and Delete Tasks which are used to automate launching application or scripts based on your specified schedule.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      CronniX is an Aqua frontend to the powerful Unix tool "cron". Cron is a Unix system service that allows scheduled execution of scripts, programs, applications - in short anything that can be started from the command line.

      Discontinued

      App is permanently discontinued from developer.

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    5. Launchd Editor provides a graphical way to edit the property lists that launchd uses to start programs.

      Discontinued

      Homepage & author not available.

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    6. Improve the loading time of Windows by delaying the startup of programs! Every time you start Windows a lot of programs starts automatically making Windows really unresponsive for minutes.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Oolauncher is an application launching management. It gets auto-start applications from registry and start folders and starts them one by one. It offers much more options than windows to launch an application, like order, priority, window show style and etc.

      Discontinued

      Website and app unavailable.

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