Luncher Alternatives

    Luncher is described as 'simple Windows application and file launcher. It allows you to setup buttons that act as shortcuts to open any application, file or folder. Luncher appears as a small panel on the top of the screen that is always easily accessible' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Luncher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, GNOME and BSD. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like Luncher are TaskbarX (Free, Open Source), Winstep Nexus (Freemium), Docky (Free, Open Source) and Cairo-Dock (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website. "It is true, RocketDock has been discontinued. [...] The app remains available on https://rocketdock.com, but is unsupported."

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    2. TaskbarX gives you control over the position of your taskbar icons.
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    3. The Winstep Nexus Dock is a FREE professional dock for Windows. With Nexus, your most frequently used applications are only a mouse click away - and Nexus turns working with your computer into a fun and exciting experience.
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    4. Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop and features a no non-sense approach to configuration and usage. It just works.

      Discontinued

      Last commit and last available version from 2015-09-02

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    5. Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows).
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    6. Plank is meant to be the simplest dock on the planet. The goal is to provide just what a dock needs and absolutely nothing more. It is, however, a library which can be extended to create other dock programs with more advanced features.
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    7. Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and trys to be there only when it is needed.
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    8. ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts. ObjectDock can also automatically hide itself when not in use and will reappear when you move your mouse to its position.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.20, released in 2016, can be still bought from the official website

    9. tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar unintrusive and light (memory / cpu / aestetic). We try to get virtual desktop and multi-monitor easier to use. We follow freedesktop specifications. As of version 0.
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    10. Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky Stacky is a small program for Windows that displays contents of a given directory as a list of clickable, labled icons.
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