Wise HotKey Alternatives

    Wise HotKey is described as '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'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Wise HotKey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is PortableApps.com, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wise HotKey are Keypirinha (Free), RocketDock (Free), FastKeys (Freemium) and LiberKey (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 4, 2021

    1. Advanced Launcher is a completely free award-winning toolbar and tray launcher.
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    2. 8start Launcher is a free portable application launcher. This program is a whole new way of launching programs and applications on your system. Starting programs from shortcuts on desktop and start menu is an obsolete and cumbersome process.


    3. ubSpawn is a small and simple application to manage an unlimited number of files and folders for quick access. It's especially suited for portable applications on USB drives or mobile mediums.
    4. 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.

      Discontinued

      No longer updated.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

    5. [Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com on http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/LaunchTab.shtml ]

      LaunchTab is a freeware skinnable pop-up file launcher for Windows.

      Discontinued

      Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from Softpedia.com

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Coolbarz is a very efficient app launcher or desktop toolbar for easy access to your most commonly used programs or folders. Working and tested on Windows 10.

      Discontinued

      official website gone

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    6. A free and improved clone of the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.
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    7. macOS Transformation Pack will give you all new macOS user experience such as theme, wallpapers, system resources, and new OS X features combined altogether in single package working on Windows platform.
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    8. SliderDock is an application launcher that will allow you to easily drag and drop icons to access them later on by double clicking on them. It will be a unique dock where you wont have to chase behind you icons to run an application.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer developed. Last version, 1.22, released in February 2012, can be still downladed from the official website.

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    9. This pendrive suite is an application launcher that runs in the notification area. It uses a Vista-like menu style. The suite is preloaded with multiple free applications and users can choose which type of bundled software package to download.
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