Download Application Launcher - Best Software & Apps

  • Free Alarm Clock

    4.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Set up multiple customizable alarms on Windows

    7
    773 votes
    • PROS: Attractive minimalist interface, Built-in alarm sounds, Lets you use custom audio files
    • CONS: May be too simple for some users
  • Google Now Launcher

    1.1.0.1167994

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A smarter way to use your phone or tablet

    8
    5 votes
    • PROS: Neat integration with Google Now, Always-on voice search and commands, Fast access to wallpapers, widgets and setup
    • CONS: Not as customizable as other launchers
  • Nexus

    16.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customizable Mac-style dock with widgets

    7
    214 votes
    • PROS: Tons of features and options to configure, Useful widgets, Featured packed free version
    • CONS: Overwhelming customization features, Not as easy to use as ObjectDock
  • RocketDock

    1.3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Highly customizable Mac-style navigation bar for your desktop

    7
    489 votes
    • PROS: Easy to install and use, Uses very little system resources, Very simple setup
    • CONS: Trash icon cannot be used to delete files
  • XLaunchpad

    1.03

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    OS X's application menu on Windows

    5
    44 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Identical to the original, Adjustable icon sizes, Accessible with keyboard
    • CONS: New shortcuts must be addded manually
  • My Suite

    2016.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Portable and easy to use Application Launcher.

    10
    20 votes
    • ObjectDock

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Slick replacement for your taskbar

      7
      287 votes
      • PROS: Beautiful animations and icons, Highly customizable, Great performance, Useful widgets
      • CONS: System tray and Aero Peak only in paid version
    • Application Launcher for Drive

      3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Connect your online and offline worlds

      5
      16 votes
      • PROS: Really easy to use, Suggests other programs to download to open a file, Recognizes programs installed on your computer
      • CONS: Only works in Chrome
    • Launchy

      2.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Say goodbye to the Start menu

      10
      10 votes
      • PROS: Cuts down on clicking time and requiring shortcuts, Doesn't require Start Menu
      • CONS: Tapping two keys would be better replaced by one
    • Launcher Dock

      1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A simple and easy to use application designed to help you manage the way your applications launch and on which screen they a

      9
      7 votes
      • TurboLaunch

        5.0.10

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Provides you with a little window full of icons

        7
        17 votes
        • XStart

          2.4.1

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          An easy to use application launcher

          3
          6 votes
          • PROS: Easy to use and configure, Allows you to create groups
          • CONS: Doesn't always speed up badly defragged PC's
        • System Scheduler

          3.41

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Schedule the execution of multiple tasks

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: Makes scheduling very straightforward, Enables you to schedule keypresses, Also includes notifications and reminders,
          • CONS: Does not integrate into Outlook
        • Tray Commander

          2.3

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Advanced tray launcher

          -
          No votes yet
          • MadAppLauncher

            1.6.0.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Open apps and folders the easy way

            10
            8 votes
            • PROS: Quick access to apps and folders, Up to 300 customizable buttons, Lots of configuration options
            • CONS: You need to set up each app manually, Not very attractive design
          • LaunchPro

            1.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Simple yet handy application launcher

            10
            3 votes
            • PROS: Launch menu can be classified into categories, Support for drag and drop
            • CONS: Lacks advanced functions
          • Radial Menu

            1.7

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Radial Menu is a application launcher / desktop organizer for Windows.

            7
            2 votes
            • Quicksilver

              b71 1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Excellent multi-application launcher

              6
              96 votes
              • PROS: Large library of plugins, Powerful search tool, Use of keystrokes to act on files
              • CONS: Stability issues
            • Find and Run Robot

              2.95.01

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Rapidly find programs or documents from within the depths of the start menu

              7
              4 votes
              • Kana Reminder

                1.5.0.61

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Never forget an important event again

                10
                4 votes
                • PROS: Handy, easy-to-use tool, Support for periodic reminders, Choose between different actions for each reminder
                • CONS: No categories for reminders
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