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Promptu Alternatives

Promptu is described as 'Say goodbye to repetitive, time-consuming tasks, like hunting through your programs, folders, files, and bookmarks for the ones you need' and is a application launcher in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Promptu for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows Explorer and iPhone. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Promptu are Listary, Alfred, ueli and RocketDock.

Promptu alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Promptu.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Keypirinha icon

    Keypirinha

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

    ⚫︎ LightweightKeypirinha consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKeypirinha is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableKeypirinha can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKeypirinha can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Listary

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
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    • Windows Explorer

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

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionListary can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ CustomizableListary is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableListary can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Alfred icon

    Alfred

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableAlfred is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlfred can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchAlfred lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  4. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.

    ⚫︎ Portableueli can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsueli can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    RocketDock

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    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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    Quicksilver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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  7. Fluent Search (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use search application that lets you search for running applications, browser tabs, bookmarks, files, and more.

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    Gnome Do

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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  9. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Executor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a portable app and can be integrated in LiberKey.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableExecutor is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableExecutor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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