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TypeAndRun is described as *'This program is a hot-key enabled console which allows you to start any applications, open any documents, URLs, mail addresses and folders. Forget shortcuts and various fast start panels. This program will suit those who love nix systems, who are used to run applications' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to TypeAndRun for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Listary, which is free. Other great apps like TypeAndRun are Alfred, RocketDock, Quicksilver and RecentX.

TypeAndRun alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Web Search Engines. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TypeAndRun.
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  1. Listary icon

    Listary

    • Windows
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    • Windows Explorer
    103 alternatives to Listary 

    Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionListary can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  PortableListary can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Alfred icon

    Alfred

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    96 alternatives to Alfred 

    Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlfred can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Full-Text SearchAlfred lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    RocketDock

    • Windows
    63 alternatives to RocketDock 

    RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website. "It is true, RocketDock has been discontinued. [...] The app remains available on https://rocketdock.com, but is unsupported."

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    typeandrun is more of a customizable command line or console alternative used purely with keyboard, while rocketdock is a link/icon launcher

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    Quicksilver

    77 alternatives to Quicksilver 

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.

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    RecentX

    • Windows
    266 alternatives to RecentX 

    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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    1.  File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Gnome Do

    79 alternatives to Gnome Do 

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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    • Executor icon

      Executor

      46 alternatives to Executor 

      A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a portable app and can be integrated in LiberKey.

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      1.  PortableExecutor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      dmenu

      71 alternatives to dmenu 

      dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

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    • Find And Run Robot icon

      Find And Run Robot

      57 alternatives to Find And Run Robot 

      FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more. Build and share custom commands or install plugins to add tons of new features, like live search features for your clipboard history and your internet bookmarks;...

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      1.  PortableFind And Run Robot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFind And Run Robot can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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      SlickRun

      41 alternatives to SlickRun 

      SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe becomes MAIL.

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      1.  Ad-freeSlickRun doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      2.  PortableSlickRun can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      3.  LightweightSlickRun consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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