Stacky Alternatives

    Stacky is described as 'Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Stacky for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like Stacky are MaxLauncher (Free, Open Source), Bins (Paid), WinLaunch (Free) and True Launch Bar (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

    1. menuApp is an application which allows you to configure menus and use them to launch your favourite programs, music files, documents, websites, etc. It's fast, doesn't hog a lot of resource and is easy to setup and use (so long as you can handle a text editor).
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    2. LaunchBar is a small Windows freeware program that mimics the behavior of the dockable QuickLaunch toolbar that was available in all Windows versions before Windows 7.


    3. A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.10.0.0, released on March 26, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. DeskTidy comes in the form of a drop-down menu that you can place anywhere on your desktop and include files, folders, programs, etc. in it. Then you can use it as a program launcher to access to your applications and other stored items.
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    5. AstoundingDock is an application launcher and dock for Windows. It is designed for power users to give easy access to every single application on your computer.
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    6. Jumplist Launcher is a free portable tool for Windows 7 that allows you to add your favorite programs in a single jumplist so that they can become easily accessible. You can add up to 60 jumplist-items and they can be categorized into self-defined groups easily.

      Discontinued

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    7. PaperPlane Smart Launch is a free launcher program aka. shortcut manager which enables you to launch your desktop like an iPad. If you are familiar with Mac OS Launchpad, you could say that it's a better Launchpad just for your Windows.

      Discontinued

      App unavailable at official url, though still available through download sites.

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    8. Jumplist Extender is an easy-to-use program that lets you add custom jump lists to any of your programs on Windows 7!

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be abandoned. Latest version, 0.4, was released on March 2011. The program and the source code are still downloadable from the official website.

    9. Luncher is a simple Windows application and file launcher. It allows you to setup buttons that act as shortcuts to open any application, file or folder. Luncher appears as a small panel on the top of the screen that is always easily accessible.
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    10. [Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com on http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/LaunchTab.shtml ]

      LaunchTab is a freeware skinnable pop-up file launcher for Windows.

      Discontinued

      Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com

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