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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 best Windows alternative is Wox, 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 Keypirinha, Microsoft PowerToys, FastKeys and Cerebro.

Launchy alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Launchy.
This page was last updated Nov 17, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop,...

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  1. Wox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.

    Discontinued

    The last update was in February 2018.

    Wox vs Launchy opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Wox is a great alternative to Launchy.

    Perfect Drop in replacement to launchy and the developer is quite active in maintaining

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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  2. A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

    Keypirinha vs Launchy opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Keypirinha is a great alternative to Launchy.

    It's fast and flexible. It has a SublimeText look'n'feel. Love it!

    Positive comment about 6 years ago
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    great! super fast and configurable!

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    A bit faster, more powerful to configure

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  3. Windows system utilities to maximize productivity.

  4. All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, 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.

  5. 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.



  6. FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more.

    Find And Run Robot vs Launchy opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Find And Run Robot is a great alternative to Launchy.

    Low memory footprint, decent speed, handy keyboard shortcuts, configurability.

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  7. Executor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Executor vs Launchy opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Executor is a great alternative to Launchy.

    Executor is the most customizable launcher I've tested

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  8. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

  9. UltraSearch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

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  10. SyMenu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • .NET Framework

    SyMenu is a portable menu launcher and Start Menu replacement to organize your applications quickly and easily.

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