Process Manager for Windows Alternatives

    Process Manager for Windows is described as 'utility which allows you to to set process priority, minimize windows to the system tray, and more—all via taskbar window button right-click menus'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Process Manager for Windows for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, Thunderbird and Windows Live Messenger. The best alternative is RBTray, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Process Manager for Windows are SmartSystemMenu (Free, Open Source), 4t Tray Minimizer (Freemium), Clicky Gone (Free, Open Source) and TrayIt! (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 21, 2019

    1. NuonSoft ShellEnhancer is a powerfull utility designed to enhance the default shell of Windows. Learn more about ShellEnhancer.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 3.0.0.91, was released on December 2006, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    2. Processes is a power tool to help you monitor and control the processes running on your Mac. It provides both a wide overview of the activity on your system, while also allowing you to drill-down to the inner workings of each individual process.
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    3. TopMenu is a functionality clone of PowerMenu, but designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and 64-bit systems.
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    4. HideWin sits in the system tray and enables you to hide any top-level window with its popup tray menu or an ALT+letter hotkey that it assigns automatically. It appears to be abandonware, but it is only 13KB and still works.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0, released on June 13th, 2008, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Thunderbird
      Thunderbird-Tray is a system tray launcher tool for Mozilla Thunderbird.
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    5. MinimizeToTrayTool is a utility that allows the user to minimize any application to the Windows system tray with its icon.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      KDocker will help you dock any application into the system tray. This means you can dock Openoffice, xmms, Firefox, Thunderbird, anything! Just point and click. Works for all NET WM compliant window managers - that includes KDE, GNOME, Xfce, Fluxbox and many more.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Trayconizer allows you to minimize virtually any application to the system tray rather than having it take up valuable space in your taskbar. The screen shot to the left shows Trayconizer minimizing Notepad to the system tray.

      Discontinued

      released 19-Jan-2003

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Live Messenger
      WLM Tray Patch is a small tool that will patch your Windows Live Messenger 2011 and force it to minimize to the system tray in Windows 7 instead of staying at the task bar just like in Windows Vista.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1, released on April 24th, 2012, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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