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    WinLaunch Alternatives

    WinLaunch is described as 'Mac OS X Lion Launchpad for Windows. Features: Instant access to all your important applications and documents from everywhere! Perfect Mac OS X look and feel Tons of customization options Optimized controls for touchscreens and tablets!' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WinLaunch for Windows. The best alternative is RocketDock, which is free. Other great apps like WinLaunch are XLaunchpad (Freemium), Stacky (Free, Open Source), 7stacks (Free) and FlashTray Pro (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 23, 2022

    1. 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      The program is no longer updated, but last version, 1.3.5, released in September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.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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    2. 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.
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    3. Simple app enhancing windows task bar functionality with stacks of shortcuts. - pawelt/stacky Stacky is a small program for Windows that displays contents of a given directory as a list of clickable, labled icons.
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    4. 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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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.

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    5. 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.
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      FlashTray Pro is more about macro optimization, similar to AutoHotKey. It has very little to do with visually organizing and shortcutting applications.
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    6. TaskbarDock offers a few extra features to customize your Windows 10 taskbar.
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    7. LaunchBar is a small Windows freeware program that mimics the behavior of the dockable QuickLaunch toolbar that was available in all Windows versions before Windows 7.
    8. DeskTidy comes in the form of a drop-down menu that you can place anywhere on your desktop and include files, folders, programs, etc. in it. Then you can use it as a program launcher to access to your applications and other stored items.
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    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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