Free Launchy Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Launchy for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The most popular Windows alternative is Small Wox iconWox, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Launchy and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Launchy are Small Keypirinha iconKeypirinha (Free), Small CerebroApp iconCerebroApp (Free, Open Source), Small FastKeys iconFastKeys (Paid) and Small Find And Run Robot iconFind And Run Robot (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 19, 2021

    • Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Launchy.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      Perfect Drop in replacement to launchy and the developer is quite active in maintaining
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      Positive comment almost 5 years ago 5 users agree and 7 don't

    • A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Launchy.
      • Free
      • Windows
      It's fast and flexible. It has a SublimeText look'n'feel. Love it!
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      Positive comment over 4 years ago 6 users agree and 2 don't

      A bit faster, more powerful to configure
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      Positive comment over 2 years ago 4 users agree

      great! super fast and configurable!
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      Positive comment almost 5 years ago 1 users agree



    • 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.

      Discontinued

      Latest release (0.3.2) was on December 2017.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Launchy.
      • Freemium
      • Windows
      Low memory footprint, decent speed, handy keyboard shortcuts, configurability.
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      Positive comment about 4 years ago 2 users agree

    • 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
      Executor is the most customizable launcher I've tested
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      Positive comment over 3 years ago 1 users agree

    • UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
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      • Free
      • Windows
    • SyMenu is a portable menu launcher and Start Menu replacement to organize your applications quickly and easily.
      On top of that SyMenu is able to automatically index any application installed on the host pc.
      • Free
      • Windows
      • .NET Framework
    • Alternative to 'Search For Files And Folders' module of Windows + Duplicates Search.
    • Zazu is a new open source productivity app, that allows developers to be in the drivers seat.

      Discontinued

      Repo archived by authors. No updates or releases, and no recent commits. Based on obsolete versions of underlying tools/platform.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access.

      Discontinued

      This program is slowly sinking into neglect and abandonment since 2011.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows