True Launch Bar Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Docky, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 43 alternatives to True Launch Bar so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting True Launch Bar alternatives are Winstep Nexus (Freemium), RecentX (Paid), Cairo-Dock (Free, Open Source) and ObjectDock (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Oct 11, 2019

    • 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).

      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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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
    • MaxLauncher is a simple tabbed launcher that was designed to reduce the amount of time to find and run a program.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows


    • In OS X, the Dock is used as a repository for any program or file in the operating system.
    • 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.

      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
    • TaskbarDock offers a few extra features to customize your Windows 10 taskbar.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Flashtray - Our system tray application launcher and macro tool makes you work more efficiently by automating a lot of repetitive keyboard tasks by using custom macros and hotkeys.
    • Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop?Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts.Some features:

      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      The program is no longer updated.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
    • PyPanel is a lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C for X11 window managers. It can be easily customized to match any desktop theme or taste.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • 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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Faster access to your favorite files, folders, programs, etc.

      Discontinued

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

      • Windows