True Launch Bar Alternatives for Windows

Popular Alternatives to True Launch Bar for Windows. Explore 25+ Windows apps like True Launch Bar, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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 Windows with any license

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • PaperPlane Smart Launch

    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. It enables you to quickly access your most used apps, open a recent file, visit a website URL, play your favorite game, or open any shortcut etc, in one place.

    Free Windows

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  • XWindows Dock

    XWindows Dock - or XWD for short - is the newest free Windows Vista and XP program of the class Application Launcher and Desktop Organizer. But its not just another one: its the result of years of use and observation of the many dock programs on the market, plus all functions you only dreamed that your dock would offer! XWD is in active development so that new functionalities are added at each new release. Features: Customize dock, Amazing icons, Stack the world, Minimize applications

    • Discontinued Last version: 2.0.3. Updated: 11/15/2010.

    Free Windows

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  • Y'z Dock

    Y'z Dock is a program launcher like the dock in MacOS X. This application is currently in beta, so please send all reports to the author. In order to add icons, drag and drop a file (.exe, shortcut, etc.) straight from Explorer to the dock area. In order to delete an icon, drag and drop the icon out of dock. Place the PNG images for your icons in the icons folder. Right-click on the icons in the dock, choose 'Property' and choose your icons images there.

    • Discontinued Last program update was on July 29, 2003, although reports are that it still works as far as Windows 8, maybe farther.

    Free Windows

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  • SSuite Mac Dock for PC

    SSuite Mac Dock is a very simple Windows utility designed to create a Mac OS X-like dock on your desktop, allowing you to launch certain programs with just a single click, just like you do with the ones in the Quick Launch. Mac Dock sports its very own shortcuts to some of the most popular applications on the market e.g. MS Office, FireFox etc. This dock may also be found in some of our premium office suites like Excalibur and The Fifth Element. Free SSuite Office Software and Suites.

    Free Windows

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  • FlashTray Pro

    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.

    Free Windows

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  • Wise HotKey

    Wise Hotkey is a launcher for installed applications, folders located anywhere on the hard disk, areas of the Control Panel and various system tools (Wordpad, Camera, Calculator, Disk Cleaner, Notepad, Task Manager, and many more), as well as website addresses.

    Commercial Windows

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  • BarLaunch

    BarLaunch is a program launcher which starts up the program. It is a convenient tool to start the program quickly. BarLaunch has a lot of customizing. Button type launcher which lines up icon on bar. Convenient program launcher The program and the associated file can be opened only by clicking the button of the bar. By drag-and-dropping, the icon of program and file can be registered to the button.

    • Discontinued No longer updated. Last version, V8.10, was released on October 2003, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Commercial Windows


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