True Launch Bar Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to True Launch Bar for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD, Windows Explorer and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to True Launch Bar.

True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. If your looking for more info about True Launch Bar like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 12/22/2017 12:01:00 PM

Alternatives to True Launch Bar for all platforms with any license

  • Docky

    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. Some of Docky's amazing features include themes, plugins, 4 different hiding modes, advanced indicators, zeitgeist integration, and window management.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • RecentX

    RecentX gives you fastest access to your files, folders, programs, websites and also clipboard history in Windows. What's special is that it automatically remembers your recent and favorite items so that you can access them faster than searching all the files, folders etc. You can assign tags to all of them. You will be surprised to see how much hassle it saves and makes computing really enjoyable. We have stuffed this app with innovations that will boost your productivity.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Cairo-Dock

    Cairo-Dock is an animated application launch bar for the desktop, comparable to the dock in Mac OS X or Rocket Dock (for Windows). It is compatible with Compiz-Fusion, Beryl, Compiz and Xcompmgr, but it can also run without a composite manager (using fake transparency). Cairo-Dock can run under GNOME, KDE and XFCE.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • ObjectDock

    ObjectDock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock. By allowing users to have more control over how they organize their desktop, users can take control of their desktop icons and shortcuts to have them be available when where and how they need them. This, all with the unique style and top-rate performance that ObjectDock is known to deliver!

    Commercial Windows

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  • Winstep Nexus

    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.

    Freemium Windows

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  • 7stacks

    7stacks is an easy to use, free app that lets Windows 7 (and Vista and XP) users have "stacks" of icons in their Taskbar (in 7) or QuickLaunch Toolbar (in Vista and XP). By using stacks, users can reduce icon clutter, and combine a group of related icons into a single icon. For instance, if you use application suites such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or Adobe CS4, you can have all the suites icons combined into one icon!

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v1.5 beta 2, released on June 27, 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • Avant Window Navigator

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • tint2

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Circle Dock

    The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock like with other programs. This is accomplished by making the dock a circular or spiral shape so that it can be placed anywhere, even near the edge of the screen. The offscreen portions of the dock are easily reached by just scrolling with your mouse wheel or arrow keys. A user defined hotkey combination is used to make the dock appear and disappear.

    • Discontinued Project is dead since 2008. Have a look at the forum: https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=d4239krfp6h6ghtdigpph6v7o0&topic=42700.0

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • XLaunchpad

    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. You can name the folder whatever you like when you open the folder.

    • Warning XLaunchPad setup installs adware extensions for browsers. VirusTotal result: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2a8eca9357cfae211564426dc461832ca2de70a9318ecba0468c4586fc4f4ffc/analysis/1426619620/ WOT comments: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/xwidget.com

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows

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  • Appetizer

    Appetizer is a free application launcher, or dock, for Windows. It allows organizing your shortcuts and folders into a convenient dock. The app is open source, which means that its free and will remain so. It is entirely customizable and is available in multiple languages.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • FSL Launcher

    Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some features: Shortcuts management for applications, documents, url links, folder paths and more... Categorical organization (multi-tab launcher) with fast selection menu:

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.4.4, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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  • MadAppLauncher

    A simple application launcher. It is very fast and easy to use. It is unlike your common dock or menu launcher. It introduces several different features such as QWERTY based launching, tab group navigation using numbers, custom window placement for programs, and the ability to create an unlimited number of data sets.

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Dock

    In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system. It can hold any number of items and resizes them dynamically to fit while using magnification to clarify smaller resized items. By default, it appears on the bottom edge of the screen, but it can also instead be placed on the left or right edges of the screen if the user wishes. Applications that do not normally keep icons in the Dock will still appear there when running and remain until they are quit.

    Commercial Mac

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  • CleverDock

    A simple dock for Windows which features extensive theming capabilities and blurry reflections. The dock is fully compatible with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1.

    • Discontinued See notice at https://github.com/ldom66/clever-dock

    Free Open Source Windows

  • FCorp My Suite

    My Suite is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you create a user-defined list with programs that can be run with minimum effort. It comes in handy for all users who got tired of having their desktop crowded with many icons or the taskbar pinned with multiple utilities, as it can help them launch their preferred programs from a single pane. Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed. Last version, released in August 2016, can be still bought from the official website.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Jumplist Extender

    Jumplist Extender is an easy-to-use program that lets you add custom jump lists to any of your programs on Windows 7! With Jumplist Extender, you can: - Add your own Program Tasks You can add any action you want on your jumplist, provided it has a keyboard shortcut to your program.

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • MaxLauncher

    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.) based on the current keyboard. Simply press the hotkey(eg. CTRL+`) to activate the program then press the key that corresponds to the program you want to run. MaxLauncher is a redesign of MadAppLauncher.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Jumplist-Launcher

    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. Here is how it works, extract the zip archive, run the program(no installation required) and start adding groups, files, and folders.

    Free Windows

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  • FCorp File/Folder Launcher

    File/Folder Launcher (FFLauncher) is a simple, very easy to use application specially designed to help you launch files and folders. This utility will also offer you the possibility to launch any item on your computer by simply pressing a previously selected hotkey.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed. Last version, released in August 2016, can be still bought from the official website.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Dragthing

    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. It stores frequently-used clippings such as text and pictures, and lets you easily paste them into other applications with just a click. DragThing also allows you to define a wide variety of hot keys.

    Freemium Mac

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