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TaskBowFree

Program: TaskBowFree Version:1.1
Author: Deskex
Website: [ http://www.taskbow.com/ ]
Download: [ 974 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows 7/8/10
Description: TaskBowFree is taskbar with colored buttons, which you can reorder and paint as you wish by mouse easily.
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StandaloneStack

Program: StandaloneStack Version:2.0
Author: Chris'n'Soft
Website: [ http://www.chrisnsoft.com/standalonestack ]
Download: [ 3.9 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7
Description: If you have ObjectDock or RocketDock, you certainly know the stack docklet from Matonga.Now, if you don’t want any dock and simply use your taskbar, you can have stack view too. Just get StandaloneStack 2, create a shortcut and voilà, run it to show the stack. StandaloneStack use the Matonga stack library, so you can thank him for making it….
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Linkbar

Program: Linkbar Version:1.6
Author: Open Source
Website: [ https://sourceforge.net/projects/linkbar/ ]
Download: [ 2.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows Vista/7/8
Description: This application that is useful for those users who are on the desktop requires more than one tray to place shortcuts for launching frequently used programs, files, etc.
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AppBar

Program: AppBar Version:1.02
Author: Mike Perham
Website: [ http://www.cs.cornell.edu/mperham/appbar/ ]
Download: [ 36 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP/Vista/7
Description: AppBar is a fast menuing system for Windows 95/NT. It stresses simplicity and memory frugalness rather than OLE support. Even the source is included in the package!
Notes: This is a blast from the past that is still available and still works, even on Windows 7 64bit.

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XVA Assistant

Program: XVA Assistant Version:0.6
Author: idesktop.me
Website: [ http://www.idesktop.me/ ]
Download: [ 5.0 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: XVA Assistant is an icon based desktop program launcher. Double click, the program or use hotkey to bring up the launcher, select your program and off you go. Programs can be put into groups. Skinnable.
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Advanced Launcher

Program: Advanced Launcher Version:1.41
Author: Alentum Software Ltd.
Website: [ http://www.alentum.com/alaunch/ ]
Download: [ 602 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP/Vista
Description: Advanced Launcher is a completely free award-winning toolbar and tray launcher. It can show several fully customizable toolbars at a time. When you click a toolbar button it can either run an application (open a document) or show multilevel customizable menu. Menus can also show contents of folders (e.g. Programs folder from the Start menu or Desktop folder). You can minimize toolbars to tray and access them as menus.
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Add2Run

Program: Add2Run Version:N/A
Author: Jitendra Bangani
Website: [ https://sites.google.com/site/add2run/ ]
Download: [ 220 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Add2Run is a small utility that will allow you to open any file or application from the Start Menu's Run Command dialog box (WIN+R).
Notes: Requires .NET 2.0 or greater.

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PowerPro

Program: PowerPro Version:5.3
Author: Bruce Switzer
Website: [ http://powerpro.cresadu.com/ ]
Download: [ 3.6 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: PowerPro gives you a compact and powerful launch bar, menu, hot key, and scripting. But this is just the start. With a little experimenting with its configuration, you'll find that you can use PowerPro to change the way you work with your system.
Notes: Formerly called "Stiletto".

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Zazu

Program: Zazu Version:0.5
Author: Open Source
Website: [ http://zazuapp.org/ ]
Download: [ 36.4 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: A fully extensible and open source launcher for hackers, creators and dabblers. It comes with sane defaults to make it useful out of the box. But everything can be changed to fit your needs. Don't let others tell you the best way to be productive, configure it to be perfect for you.
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SideBar for Windows

Program: SideBar for Windows Version:2.0
Author: TennisFreak Applications
Website: [ http://sidebar.azurewebsites.net/#/ ]
Download: [ 11.6 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: SideBar for Windows desktop is a free software tool for maximizing productivity allowing you to easily create, group, and save all your favorite programs, shortcuts, network paths, and urls for quick access.
Notes: Requires .NET 4.5 or greater.

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FlashTray Pro

Program: FlashTray Pro Version:5.0
Author: Blacksun Software
Website: [ http://www.blacksunsoftware.com/flashtray.html ]
Download: [ 1.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Application Launcher & Hotkey Macro Utility. This program is a system tray utility packed with features : * a launcher for your favorite applications, documents, folders or URL's. * create systemwide hotkeys that can simulate any set of keystrokes. * hotkey macro language for extra functionality (e.g. : screenshots). * extra built-in tools : Character map, Colorpicker, Screen Magnifier,... * Need a fast and easy way to launch your programs. * Got a lot of repetitive tasks to do? * Want to have a whole bunch of useful tools one click away?
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Trayconizer

Program: Trayconizer Version:1.1
Author: WhitSoft Development and Matt Whitlock
Website: [ http://www.whitsoftdev.com/trayconizer/ ]
Download: [ 4.15 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Trayconizer allows you to minimize virtually any application to the system tray rather than having it take up valuable space in your taskbar. The screen shot to the left shows Trayconizer minimizing Notepad to the system tray. Using Trayconizer is simple. To start Trayconizer on Notepad, you would execute: C:\Path\To\Trayconizer.exe C:\Windows\Notepad.exe. You can create a shortcut in your Startup group to execute Trayconizer on a program that you use frequently but want to keep tucked out of the way in the system tray when you're not using it. There is even an option for starting the application initially in the minimized state. Trayconizer will automatically shut itself down when you close the program you are Trayconizing. Additionally, multiple Trayconized programs are handled by a single instance of Trayconizer to avoid wasting system resources.
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ProgramLaunch

Program: ProgramLaunch Version:3.33
Author: Jens Christian Rodi Hansen
Website: [ http://www.rodi.dk/programlaunch.php ]
Download: [ 3.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows 2K/XP/Vista/7/8
Description: ProgramLaunch is a simple and easy to use application launchbar for the Windows operating systems.
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Smooth Program Scheduler

Program: Smooth Program Scheduler Version:1.0
Author: XemiComputers
Website: [ http://www.xemico.com/scheduler/ ]
Download: [ 1.67 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Smooth Program Scheduler will start any program you want at a scheduled time. It can perform both one-time and recurring tasks. However, there is more to it than just starting other programs. If some program is enabled with a control interface built under Scheduler's specification, then you will get additional control over that program. Two sound recorders of ours, Claudio and Audio Notes Recorder, represent a good example for that collaboration. If you have one of those recorders on your computer then you will be able to make unattended recordings using Scheduler. In other words you get the opportunity to create a scheduled task that will launch the audio program, start recording from selected sound source, stop the recording at some point later in time and finally exit the program. For all those actions your presence won't be necessary at all.
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PaperPlane Smart Launch

Program: PaperPlane Smart Launch Version:N/A
Author: itigic Co. Ltd.
Website: [ http://itigic.com/ ]
Download: [ 2.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Do you want to launch your Windows desktop like an iPad? PaperPlane Smart Launch is a free launcher program (shortcut manager) which enables you to launch your desktop like an iPad. If you are familiar with Mac OS Launchpad, you could say that it’s a better Launchpad just for your Windows. It enables you to quickly access your most used apps, open a recent file, visit a website URL, play your favorite game, or open any shortcut etc, in one place.
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Command Pad

Program: Command Pad Version:0.1
Author: Open Source
Website: [ https://github.com/supnate/command-pad ]
Download: [ 36.6 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Command Pad is a handy GUI application for running your command line tasks. It helps to start and stop a command line program easily and you can also monitor the output.
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Tray Applications Manager

Program: Tray Applications Manager Version:1.6
Author: Open Source
Website: [ http://traymanager.altervista.org/home/ ]
Download: [ 21.0 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Tray Applications Manager (Tray Manager) is a new innovative application built with the goal to save time for all people. Use an icon in notification area to manage all your needs. Using tray manager you can create your custom menu with sub-levels and launch with one click
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AutoStarter

Program: AutoStarter Version:X4
Author: 2xDSoft
Website: [ http://2xdsoft.de.tl/AutoStarterX4.htm ]
Download: [ 1.0 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: AutoStarter is a tool to create a list with your files, shortcuts, webpages and directories, which you would like to open by launching a single batch file. A batch file is a text file that contains a sequence of commands for the system to execute. Batch files can be easily started with a double click from the explorer.
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Keypirinha

Program: Keypirinha Version:2.9
Author: Jean-Charles Lefebvre
Website: [ http://keypirinha.com/ ]
Download: [ 9.2 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows 7/8/10
Description: A fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows.
Notes: 64bit only

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RunAs Taskbar

Program: RunAs Taskbar Version:1.7
Author: Evgeny Kopylov
Website: [ http://kopysoft.de/index.html ]
Download: [ 122 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: RunAs Taskbar is a open source windows software to make your admin-tools easier to organize!
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