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Microsoft PowerToys Alternatives

Microsoft PowerToys is described as 'Windows system utilities to maximize productivity' and is a popular app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft PowerToys for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, PortableApps.com, Windows Explorer and Linux. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft PowerToys are Listary, Alfred, Launchy and ueli.

Microsoft PowerToys alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be File Search Utilities or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft PowerToys.
This page was last updated Jun 8, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Windows system utilities to maximize productivity.

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  1. AquaSnap

    Sponsored
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Aquasnap is a powerful window manager that helps you arrange and organize multiple applications on your desktop with minimum effort. It allows you to achieve maximum multitasking, especially if you own a high-resolution monitor or a multi-monitor setup.

  2. AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.



  3. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

  4. Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.

  5. 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.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.



  6. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.

  7. Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts. Rectangle is a window management app based on Spectacle, written in Apple Swift.

  8. Winaero Tweaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Winaero Tweaker is an universal tweaker software which supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

  9. AquaSnap

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Aquasnap is a powerful window manager that helps you arrange and organize multiple applications on your desktop with minimum effort. It allows you to achieve maximum multitasking, especially if you own a high-resolution monitor or a multi-monitor setup.

  10. WindowGrid is a modern window management program that allows the user to quickly and easily layout their windows on a dynamic grid.

    Discontinued

    No updates since 2016, bug reports on maintainers' BitBucket page go unresponded to. https://bitbucket.org/joshua_wilding/windowgrid-binaries/issues?status=new&status=open

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