Launchy Alternatives for Windows

Popular Alternatives to Launchy for Windows. Explore 25+ Windows apps like Launchy, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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: 1/7/2018 4:35:00 PM

Alternatives to Launchy for Windows 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 • 2 agrees and 3 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Keybreeze

    It's a small toolbar that you can activate by pressing a hotkey. Then you can type keywords to open programs and websites, search the internet, check the weather, shut down your computer, run macros, and a whole lot more.

    Free Windows

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    • Offers same functions as Launchy plus so, so much more. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very powerful option that has current/recent development. Much more than just an app launcher, Keybreeze is highly configurable and offers tons of options. Best Launchy alternative I've found. JitteryJimJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Index Your Files

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc., and boolean operators are available to to perform multiple keyword searches. You can invoke Windows Explorer context menus on found files to perform operations such as drag/drop, copy, rename, delete etc.

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version, 5.0.2.6, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • FlashFolder

    FlashFolder is an open source tool that extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows applications. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and more.

    Free Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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    • Discontinued Only inofficial versions for Win7 up ... buggy and no support from Zett42, developer that seems to be out of office. So pls mark as discontinued - average user will have too many problems.
  • XSearch

    XSearch is a free search tool that with more features that Windows Search didn't provided. It can search files on your computer in high speed. When searching for special words in files, you can specify the words option such as "Any of the words", "All of the words", "Exact phrase", "Without the words" etc, you also can search files in hexadecimal. XSearch also automatically supports to search words in files in Unicode or UTF8 format.

    Free Windows

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  • FSL Launcher

    Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some features: Shortcuts management for applications, documents, url links, folder paths and more... Categorical organization (multi-tab launcher) with fast selection menu:

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.4.4, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • RadialMenu

    RadialMenu Features: - Each RadialMenu can have up to 8 buttons. Buttons that aren't being used won't be displayed. - Each button can open a submenu. Submenus are RadialMenus that are activated by clicking the assigned button. They are customizable just like normal RadialMenus are. - Customize what's displayed on the button; Image, Text, or Both! - RadialMenu and the Toolbar can be setup to use custom profiles based on the active application.

    Free Windows

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