Download Application Launcher - Best Software & Apps

  • RocketDock

    1.3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Highly customizable Mac-style navigation bar for your desktop

    8
    1926 votes
    • PROS: Easy to install and use, Uses very little system resources, Very simple setup
    • CONS: Trash icon cannot be used to delete files
  • Free Alarm Clock

    4.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Set up multiple customizable alarms on Windows

    7
    911 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

    7
    24 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
  • ObjectDock

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Slick replacement for your taskbar

    8
    873 votes
    • PROS: Beautiful animations and icons, Highly customizable, Great performance, Useful widgets
    • CONS: System tray and Aero Peak only in paid version
  • Nexus

    18.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customizable Mac-style dock with widgets

    8
    873 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
  • XLaunchpad

    1.03

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    OS X's application menu on Windows

    7
    82 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Identical to the original, Adjustable icon sizes, Accessible with keyboard
    • CONS: New shortcuts must be addded manually
  • MadAppLauncher

    1.6.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open apps and folders the easy way

    9
    13 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
  • XStart

    2.4.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An easy to use application launcher

    5
    9 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use and configure, Allows you to create groups
    • CONS: Doesn't always speed up badly defragged PC's
  • Launchy

    2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Say goodbye to the Start menu

    9
    40 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
  • Application Launcher for Drive

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Connect your online and offline worlds

    5
    24 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
  • Tray Commander

    2.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced tray launcher

    10
    4 votes
    • 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
      4 votes
      • System Scheduler

        3.41

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Schedule the execution of multiple tasks

        6
        15 votes
        • PROS: Makes scheduling very straightforward, Enables you to schedule keypresses, Also includes notifications and reminders
        • CONS: Does not integrate into Outlook
      • SwipePad

        0.9.19

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Organize everything easier

        7
        12 votes
        • PROS: Extremely fast, Customizable hotspot locations, Can hide slots, but still use them
        • CONS: Add-ons required for more customization, Screen protectors can interfere with usability
      • Radial Menu

        1.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        7
        2 votes
        • Kana Reminder

          1.5.0.61

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Never forget an important event again

          9
          11 votes
          • PROS: Handy, easy-to-use tool, Support for periodic reminders, Choose between different actions for each reminder
          • CONS: No categories for reminders
        • PStart

          2.11

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Add a customized Start Menu to execute portable applications

          9
          17 votes
          • TurboLaunch

            5.0.10

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Provides you with a little window full of icons

            8
            15 votes
            • Key Launch

              1.9

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Open programs by entering a few characters from their names

              4
              2 votes
              • PROS: Saves time and increases productivity, Very simple to use
              • CONS: Can accidently open the wrong programs
            • FSL Launcher

              1.1.4.4

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Practical program and folder launcher

              9
              16 votes
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