Launchy Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Launchy for Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows Explorer, Android and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 124 apps similar to Launchy.

Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.. If your looking for more info about Launchy like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/26/2018 7:35:00 AM

Alternatives to Launchy for all platforms with any license

  • Wox

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching. Since the local search is powered by Everything you will start receiving results as you type.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Perfect Drop in replacement to launchy and the developer is quite active in maintaining Guest • Mar 2016 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Listary

    With Listary you’ll never have to go through the tedious process of browsing through folders, looking for the right file names and hunting through Windows’ limited menus ever again. Listary puts smart search technology at your fingertips so you can keep working without dealing with cumbersome native Windows navigation. With a lightweight interface that doesn’t bog your system down and strain system resources, Listary puts Windows Explorer on steroids.

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows PortableApps.com Windows Explorer

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    • Completely different purpose to this software. Guest • Mar 2017 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Listary is primarily an Explorer enhancement which provides advanced searching and file management. Launchy is primarily a program launcher (hence the name) with extra searching features. TMA_2Aug 2016 • 7 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Too much features, launchy is way more simple Guest • Nov 2016 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Listary is primarily an Explorer enhancement rather than an application launcher. Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Keypirinha

    Keypirinha is a fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows. Features: * Quickly find and launch plethora of items like applications, files, bookmarks, URLs, sessions (PuTTY, WinSCP, FileZilla), registry keys, ... * Launch a search on any configured website or online dictionary * Language translations on-the-fly * Evaluate mathematical expressions * Convert numbers * Base conversion of numbers * Launch a copied URL directly (http, mailto, skype, ...

    Free Windows

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    • It's fast and flexible. It has a SublimeText look'n'feel. Love it! Guest • Jun 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Synapse

    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Find And Run Robot

    FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more. Build and share custom commands or install plugins to add tons of new features, like live search features for your clipboard history and your internet bookmarks; a popup a calculator with history tape and persistant variables; and many more..

    Freemium Windows

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    • Low memory footprint, decent speed, handy keyboard shortcuts, configurability. Guest • Dec 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Executor

    A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a portable app and can be integrated in LiberKey.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 0.99.12b, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from the official site, but it isn't fully compatible with Windows 10.
    • Executor is the most customizable launcher I've tested Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • FastKeys

    All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable start menu, shortcuts, text expander, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use. START MENU - Create a fully configurable menu to start any activity on computer. Simply touch the screen edge to call the menu. TEXT EXPANDER - Make customized abbreviations for your frequently used text.

    Commercial Windows

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  • RecentX

    RecentX gives you fastest access to your files, folders, programs, websites and also clipboard history in Windows. What's special is that it automatically remembers your recent and favorite items so that you can access them faster than searching all the files, folders etc. You can assign tags to all of them. You will be surprised to see how much hassle it saves and makes computing really enjoyable. We have stuffed this app with innovations that will boost your productivity.

    Commercial Windows

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  • CerebroApp

    Cerebro is an open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused on speed and good UI and UX. In most cases you don't even need to open another application, because you can see results right in Cerebro, like google maps, IMDB movies or contact details.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Quicksilver

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient. An introduction to Quicksilver's abilities include: * Accessing applications, documents, contacts, music and much, much more. * Browsing your Mac's filesystem elegantly using keywords and 'fuzzy' matching.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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  • Gnome Do

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver & GNOME Launch Box .

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
    • switching from windows to linux, GnomeDo makes very well the job! Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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  • EasyFind

    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing. EasyFind is especially useful for those tired of slow or impossible indexing, outdated or corrupted indices, or those just looking for features missing in the Finder or Spotlight.

    Free Mac OS X

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  • UltraSearch

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds. UltraSearch does NOT maintain an index which is stored on your harddisk, it achieves its speed by working directly on the Master File Table (MFT) of the NTFS partitions.

    Free Windows

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  • ASuite

    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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • SearchMyFiles

    SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed time, by file attributes, by file content (text or binary search), and by the file size. SearchMyFiles allows you to make a very accurate search that cannot be done with Windows search.

    Free Windows

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  • LaunchBar

    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. Get instant access to applications, documents, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, media libraries, search engines and so much more – just by typing short abbreviations.

    Freemium Mac OS X

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  • Lacona

    Lacona is a docker app for Mac OSX that accepts natural language commands. Call up Lacona with a keyboard shortcut and type whatever you want to do. It gives intelligent suggestions as you type and then follows your orders.

    Freemium Mac OS X GitHub

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  • SyMenu

    SyMenu is a portable menu launcher that allows to organize and find your portable applications in a quick and easy way. Moreover SyMenu can automatically link any application residing on host pc. Any linked item (SyItem) can be organized in a hierarchical structure with colorful folders and found with the internal search tool. You can customize SyMenu in a simple and quick way adding links to portable programs, documents, Windows commands, folders and urls.

    Free Windows .NET Framework

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  • Handy Start Menu

    Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? The Handy Start Menu, a small utility will make your computation much easier and more productive. This utility will help you to get rid of the inconveniences of the standard menu. * Automatically grouping applications and folders into their respective categories. * Safely revert back to original windows start menu. * One click access on program folders with icons.

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.98, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • kupfer

    Kupfer is a command tool heavily inspired by Quicksilver ; you do not use it to search your files, you use it to summon an application or document quickly by typing the first parts of its name. Kupfer is written using Python and has a flexible architecture. Objects that it can access are implemented in plugins, and new plugins can be written quickly. The philosophy of Kupfer is simplicity.

    Free Open Source Linux

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