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 an app 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 (Paid), Docky (Free, Open Source), Cairo-Dock (Free, Open Source) and ObjectDock (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    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.
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      These two tools have nothing in common
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    4. Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows).
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    5. ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts. ObjectDock can also automatically hide itself when not in use and will reappear when you move your mouse to its position.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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



    6. 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. As of version 0.
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    7. Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky Stacky is a small program for Windows that displays contents of a given directory as a list of clickable, labled icons.
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    8. 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.
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    9. DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop. It puts all your documents, folders, and applications just a single click away. Highly flexible, it allows multiple docks, each customised to suit your exact needs.

      Discontinued

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

    10. Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list.
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