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True Launch Bar Alternatives

True Launch Bar is described as 'Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts' and is a application launcher in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to True Launch Bar for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is Winstep Nexus, which is free. Other great apps like True Launch Bar are RecentX, Cairo-Dock, Docky and ObjectDock.

True Launch Bar alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of True Launch Bar.
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  1. The Winstep Nexus Dock is a FREE professional dock for Windows. With Nexus, your most frequently used applications are only a mouse click away - and Nexus turns working with your computer into a fun and exciting experience.

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  2. 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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    Cairo-Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCairo-Dock can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Docky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop and features a no non-sense approach to configuration and usage. It just works.

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    Discontinued

    Last commit and last available version from 2015-09-02

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    ObjectDock

    • Windows

    ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.20, released in 2016, can be still bought from the official website

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    MaxLauncher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    MaxLauncher is a simple tabbed launcher that was designed to reduce the amount of time to find and run a program. It is capable of creating multiple data files, each of which can have a maximum of 10 tabs. Each tab and button is assigned a key(eg. F1-F10, 0-9, A-Z, etc.

    ⚫︎ PortableMaxLauncher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Stacky

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky

    ⚫︎ PortableStacky can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    It was last updated in 2013.

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    tint2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar unintrusive and light (memory / cpu / aestetic). We try to get virtual desktop and multi-monitor easier to use. We follow freedesktop specifications.

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    XLaunchpad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder.

    ⚫︎ PortableXLaunchpad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Dragthing

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.

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    Discontinued

    Notice on https://www.dragthing.com/ of discontinuation as of 2019.

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