TypeAndRun Alternatives

    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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to TypeAndRun for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows Explorer and Android. The best alternative is Listary, which is free. Other great apps like TypeAndRun are Alfred (Freemium), RocketDock (Free), Quicksilver (Free, Open Source) and Executor (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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.

      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      The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

      GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver & GNOME Launch Box .

      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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    8. FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more.
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    9. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
    10. LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.
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