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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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Clavier+

Program: Clavier+ Version:10.7
Author: Guillaume Ryder
Website: [ http://utilfr42.free.fr/util/Clavier.php ]
Download: [ 544 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Clavier allows creating keyboard shortcuts involving almost any key, including the Windows keys located around the spacebar. Clavier+The created shortcuts can be associated to launching programs or writing text. You always launch the same programs, navigate to the same websites? Create a simple shortcut to do it quicker. Tired of writing your E-mail address? Create a universal keyboard shortcut to write it: it will work under Word, Excel, and your favorite Internet browser!
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Qsel

Program: Qsel Version:2.24
Author: Horst Schaeffer
Website: [ http://www.horstmuc.de/wqsel.htm ]
Download: [ 120 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: Qsel is a "launcher" for frequently used programs, documents and web links.
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PopSel

Program: PopSel Version:2.55
Author: Horst Schaeffer
Website: [ http://www.horstmuc.de/wpop.htm ]
Download: [ 116 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: PopSel offers simple pop-up menus to launch programs, documents, web links, Explorer windows, batch scripts etc.. PopSel loads fast, and does not remain in memory. Unicode support
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PopMenu

Program: PopMenu Version:6.6
Author: Persoft
Website: [ http://freeware.persoft.ch/program_en.htm ]
Download: [ 160 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: PopMenu - quick popup menu and program launcher. This small menu is started either by a hotkey or a click on the tray icon. It is able to handle changing drive letters and therefore it is particularly suitable as a starter for a USB stick. A special feature is that the icons will not be loaded until popup. Icons of programs or from an icon-library inside a crypt-container will be displayed only when it is mounted
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Wox

Program: Wox Version:1.3
Author: Open Source
Website: [ http://www.getwox.com/ ]
Download: [ 4.08 Mb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: An effective launcher for windows. A full-featured launcher, access programs and web contents as you type. Be more productive ever since. Wox is free for use and open-sourced at Github. Find Applications & Files: Quick Start program and local files without leaving your keyboard, automatic sorting based on usage. Quick-Search the Web: Search the web by prefixing your search with keywords like wiki, g. Add your own the web searches in Wox's setting window to make them meet your daily needs. Plugin: Making a plugin for Wox is easy and Wox supports plugins written by CSharp,Python,NodeJS,Golang and so on. Create your own plugin and share with others now. Theming: Match Wox to your desktop. Create your own themes by choosing colours,fonts, sizes and more. Create your own theme by using theme builder now.
Notes: Theme builder is an online tool which can be found here: http://www.getwox.com/theme/builder

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Express Menu

Program: Express Menu Version:4.0
Author: bullzip
Website: [ http://www.bullzip.com//products/exm/info.php ]
Download: [ 589 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows Vista/7/8/10
Description: Express Menu is a supplement to the Windows Start Menu. Often the start menu is getting bigger and slower as you install additional programs such as this one :) Express Menu lets you have a second menu that is quick and easy to display and navigate. By the use of a simple hotkey you can display a popup menu with the entries of you choice. You can navigate this popup menu using the arrow keys or the first letter of each entry.
Notes: Requires .NET 4.0 or greater.

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DratBar

Program: DratBar Version:1.0
Author: Drat-erami Software
Website: [ http://www.drat-erami.com/dratbar ]
Download: [ 547 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows 7/8/10
Description: DratBar is a simple app bar for Windows. Keep your desktop tidy and access your favourite apps quickly. Simply drag an app onto DratBar, and rearrange the icons as you like. You can scroll through all of your apps, and hide DratBar when not in use.
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ButtonBar

Program: ButtonBar Version:3.27
Author: Uwe Sieber
Website: [ http://www.uwe-sieber.de/bbar_e.html ]
Download: [ 584 Kb ]
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Description: ButtonBar is a remake of the toolbar shipped back in 1994 with the old 16-bit MS-Office, with some major improvements. The shortcut-bar of MS-Office 95/97/2000 was a bit fat and had no menu, and MS Office 2003 has no shortcut-bar at all.
Notes: Under Vista/Win7+ there are problems with the INI file because of the Vista virtual store. Just install old programs as BBar under a different path than 'C:\Program Files', e.g. 'C:\Tools' because there is no virtualization at all.

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