16 Best Free Application Launcher Software

Here are 16 best free application launcher software. These application launcher software let you launch any app easily. All these application launcher software are completely free and can be downloaded to Windows PC. These application launcher software offer various features, like: launch any program, file, folder, web site etc. by click of a button, display a list of programs, files, folders etc. by typing few characters, arrange shortcuts in menu, tabs, or in icons form, remain active in system tray, links to special commands, and more. So, go through this list of free application launcher software and see which ones you like the most.

You can also check out best free desktop file search software and best free process viewer software.

Executor



Executor is a free program launcher for Windows. You can launch programs using keywords and hotkeys. You can add more keywords for different programs also. It can be used as an advanced version of Windows Run command. You can type only few characters of any program name and it will show you the list of programs so you can easily choose the program you are looking for. It is highly customizable program.

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Launchy



Launchy is a free and easy to use program launching utility. You can use it as a replacement of Windows Start menu. To use it, first select rebuild catalog by right clicking or by pressing F5 key. You can include any drive or directory to your catalog also for accessing files and folders. Now you can just type initial few characters of any program and it will show you the complete list of programs containing those characters.

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Find and Run Robot



Find and Run Robot or FARR in short is a free and simple program for launching files and programs easily. You can add directories or drives to its search list for accessing them by simple typing few characters. You can launch any program by typing its names few characters. It shows you the ten results and you can type corresponding number to launch any particular file/folder/program etc.

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Promptu Launcher



Promptu Launcher is a free application launcher. It lets you launch programs, files, folders, and bookmarks easily. First of all you have to assign a shortcut key to it. Now you can type the name of the program, file etc. to launch them. You can create custom commands also. You can use this application easily.

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Mouse Extender




Mouse Extender (ME in short) is a free app launcher for Windows. You can add shortcut for your files, folders, programs, web addresses easily on its tabs. You can insert more tabs also. It has default functions like control panel, restart and shutdown too. You can make it pinned on other windows also. It minimizes in system tray and you can easily access it any time.

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JetStart



JetStart is a free software for launching programs quickly and easily. It has various tabs like all programs, new, recent, system, toolbar, and edge menu. It scans all the installed programs first. You can type the few characters of any program and it will show you the complete list. You can easily choose your program from the list and can execute it.

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RocketDock




RocketDock is a docking toolbar with various shortcuts of programs, files, locations etc. It is highly customizable docking toolbar. You can add any favorite program or file to it. It has various predefined themes. You can change its position according to your choice i.e. top, bottom, left, or right. It animates when you hover your mouse over it thus gives you a feeling of MAC.

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SliderDock



SliderDock is a free and easy to use application launcher. You can add more shortcuts to it by drag and drop method. You can customize its look by changing themes, ring size, rotation speed, icon size etc. You can reorder the icons by using drag and drop method. It helps you to keep your computer desktop clean and organized.

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CircleDock



CircleDock is a free application launcher. It lets you arrange your shortcut icons in form of concentric circles. You can add more items to it by using drag and drop feature. You can customize the number of icons to be appearing in each circle. You can easily open any document, program, or web address by using its shortcut. You can customize its settings easily.

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Appetizer



Appetizer is a free and simple application launcher for Windows. You can add new shortcuts by using drag and drop method or by importing the shortcuts from start menu, quick launch, or from different location you choose. You can easily resize it to horizontal or vertical. You can add special items (My Computer, My Network Places etc.) shortcuts too.

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nDroid



nDroid is an advance application launcher for Windows. You can type the few words of any program or file it will show you the name, extension, and path of the respective program or file. You can easily choose the shortcut from the list and can launch it. You can do Google searches too. It has various plugins also to do various tasks.

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LaunchBar Commander



LaunchBar Commander is a free application launcher. It has various important shortcuts of system tools, control panel, programs, and others. You can add your own shortcuts too. You can make it floating or fixed at any corner of your desktop. You can minimize it to system tray also. It is easy to use application launcher.

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XLaunchpad



XLaunchpad is a free launcher for Windows. It is based upon Mac OSX Lion theme. It has various predefined shortcuts like my computer, control panel, network, disk drives etc. You can add your own shortcuts for programs, files, etc. to its screen for easy access. You can easily access this launcher by double clicking on blank space or your Windows desktop or from system tray. It supports multiple desktops.

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Launcher



Launcher is a free program to launch shortcuts. You can use it as a shortcut manager. You can add files, folders, web URLs etc. as shortcuts to its interface. It sits in system tray and you can launch it by using its hotkey Ctrl+ L. You can use it from system tray also.

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RunFast



RunFast is a very tiny and easy to use launcher for Windows. It lets you launch quickly and easily programs, files, folders, web sites etc. You can use it as an alternative to Windows Run command. You can assign it a hotkey and you can activate it from system tray by using it. You can type the name of the program, folder, file etc. or select it from the drop down list to run it.

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Mayk



Mayk is a free, small, and easy to use launcher for Windows. It lets you launch your favorite programs, files, folders, web sites easily. It has 6 tabs and each tab has 9 boxes hence 54 shortcuts can be created. It has Shell button where you can find some predefined commands like my computer, drives, my documents, network etc. and you can open them directly from here. You can glue it to any corner of your desktop after executing any command.

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