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    PStart Alternatives

    PStart is described as 'simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications, you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or removable disks' and is a Application Launcher in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PStart for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, BSD and PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac). The best alternative is PortableApps.com, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PStart are LiberKey (Free), SyMenu (Free), Portapps (Free, Open Source) and CLaunch (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 21, 2022
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    • FreeProprietary
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    PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications, you can start...
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    1. PortableApps.com is a website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for portability. These portable applications can be used from removable media such as USB flash drives.
    2. Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System and more..

      Discontinued

      no updates since 2015



      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • .NET Framework
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      SyMenu is a portable menu launcher and Start Menu replacement to organize your applications quickly and easily. On top of that SyMenu is able to automatically index any application installed on the host pc.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      Portapps is a collection of portable apps for Windows. You can download your favorite application as a portable setup or a 7z archive.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      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.


    3. ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed to work with removable storage (uses relative paths) media like USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc.

      Discontinued

      This program is slowly sinking into neglect and abandonment since 2011.

    4. Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else!
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      ks1 it also has other nice features, such as clipboard manager, etc. the source code is available at their website. it is written in AutoHotkey
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      FramaKey is a package of portable and ready-to-use Free Software that can be carried on a USB key designed to make the user’s life much easier.

      Discontinued

      developer no longer working on it

    5. Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs.
    6. LaunchBar Commander is what is commonly referred to as an "Application Launcher"; it is typically docked to the side of your screen and lets you configure buttons and menus which will launch your favorites programs.
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