MadAppLauncher Alternatives

    MadAppLauncher is described as 'A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MadAppLauncher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like MadAppLauncher are Winstep Nexus (Freemium), Docky (Free, Open Source), Cairo-Dock (Free, Open Source) and Nimi Places (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 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      The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Organizes desktop into customizable containers - showing folders (e.g.: local folders, network locations) contents, displayed as icons/thumbnails on scrollable surface.
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    6. 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

    7. You are free to choose double-click on the desktop and move mouse to the corner of the screen, such as a hot key, how to display more than 100. Since the issue disappears as soon as the mouse pointer out of the launcher window, I do not get in the way of work.
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    8. 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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    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. MaxLauncher is a simple tabbed launcher that was designed to reduce the amount of time to find and run a program. It is capable of creating multiple data files, each of which can have a maximum of 10 tabs. Each tab and button is assigned a key(eg. F1-F10, 0-9, A-Z, etc.
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