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
    1912 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
    877 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
    20 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

    18.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customizable Mac-style dock with widgets

    8
    872 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
  • ObjectDock

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Slick replacement for your taskbar

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

    3.41

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Schedule the execution of multiple tasks

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

    b71 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Excellent multi-application launcher

    8
    166 votes
    • PROS: Large library of plugins, Powerful search tool, Use of keystrokes to act on files
    • CONS: Stability issues
  • 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

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    2 votes
    • FSL Launcher

      1.1.4.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Practical program and folder launcher

      9
      16 votes
      • XLaunchpad

        1.03

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        OS X's application menu on Windows

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

        0.981e

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Convenient and fast application launcher

        9
        21 votes
        • Quick Cliq

          2.1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool

          8
          2 votes
          • PStart

            2.11

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Add a customized Start Menu to execute portable applications

            9
            17 votes
            • Alfred

              b212 2.0.8

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac
              Android
              iPhone

              Excellent productivity and launch app

              8
              21 votes
              • PROS: Very easy to use, Lots of configuration options, Extremely quick, Integrated with menu bar
              • CONS: None so far
            • RecentX

              3.0.16

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Organize your files, folders and programs more effectively

              10
              4 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
              • Application Launcher for Drive

                3.2

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac
                Windows

                Connect your online and offline worlds

                -
                No votes yet
                • PROS: Really easy to use, Recognizes programs installed on your computer, Suggests other programs to download to open a file
                • CONS: Only works in Chrome
              • Launchy

                2.5

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Say goodbye to the Start menu

                9
                39 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
              • ASuite

                1.3.1

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Easy application launcher with support for removable media

                9
                5 votes
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