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    Overflow Alternatives

    Overflow is described as 'application designed to quickly launch applications, open documents, or access folders while reducing the number of items needed in your Dock'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Overflow for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Windows Explorer, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Overflow are Listary (Freemium), Quicksilver (Free, Open Source), dmenu (Free, Open Source) and LaunchBar (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 24, 2021
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    Overflow is an application designed to quickly launch applications, open documents, or access folders while reducing the...
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    1. A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.
    2. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

    3. Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.
    4. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
    5. LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.

    6. Access your folders from anywhere.
    7. Blazing fast, keyboard-driven, Apps and Web Apps launcher.
    8. Organizes your shortcuts/icons on the desktop.


      The program is no longer updated.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

    9. Butler's purpose is to make it easier for you to perform different — potentially recurring — tasks. Butler lets you arrange these tasks in its fully customizable configuration. There, you can assign one or more triggers to a task.
    10. Faster access to your favorite files, folders, programs, etc.


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

      FCorp My Quick Launch vs Overflow opinions
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      it's just a text launcher like a "run" in Windows. Overflow is a graphical launcher with tabs!
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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