Quick Cliq

Quick Cliq
Version 2.0.8
Updated February 3, 2013
Added September 7, 2011
Homepage/developer
Compatibility : Windows XP/Vista/7
File size : 557 Kb
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Customizable application and folder launcher

From the developer, “Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else!
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SE-TrayMenu

SE-TrayMenu
Version 1.5.3
Updated September 1, 2012
Added Jan. 29, 2010
Homepage/developer
Compatibility : Windows /XP/Vista/Win7
File size : 210 Kb
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From the developer, “SE-TrayMenu – Free tray launcher and hotkey manager for Windows.
Use SE-TrayMenu to gain quick access to most frequently used applications and system commands via a customizable popup menu.


Main features:
* Add any elements to your Windows system tray: programs, documents, folders, internet links and more
* Specify global hotkeys to access everything you want with one click
* Quick add of applications and links using drag and drop
* Quick add of frequently used applications and installed programs
* Completely customizable view with lots of pre-defined layouts and color schemes
* Clear multilingual interface: English, Deutsch, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, Svenska, Russian, Japanese and      Chinese
* Portable version is available

* * ½     10 votes
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Launchy

Launchy
Version 2.5
Added September 2, 2011
Homepage/developer
Compatibility : Windows XP/Vista/7
File size : 4.4 Mb
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Application and document launcher

From the developer, “Launchy is a free cross-platform utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.

Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!”

Launchy

Launchy

* * * ½   8 votes
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8start Launcher

8start Launcher
Version 1.9
Homepage/Developer
Updated June 21, 2010
Added Feb. 12, 2006
Compatibility : Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
File Size : 1.44 Mb
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Very nice skinable application launcher.

From the developer, “8start Launcher is a free portable application launcher, I created 8start Launcher because I believe there should be a convenient way to access application than using windows start menu, quick launch and desktop. Windows desktop look messy if too many shortcuts in the desktop, windows start menu become hard to access if too many applications installed in the computer, windows quick launch not suitable to handle too many shortcuts.

Now you can make your desktop wallpaper never be blocked by the icons, you never have to search program shortcuts in start menu. You can divide different programs into categories and groups, and access it by a single click.”

Editor’s Note:
Many great skins for 8 Launcher can be found on the author’s site here.

8start Launcher

8start Launcher

 

* * * *   7 votes
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RocketDock

RocketDock
Version 1.35
Added Mar. 26, 2010
Developer/Homepage
File Size : 6.2 Mb
Compatibility : Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
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From the developer, “RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock. Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.

Features :

  • Minimize windows to the dock
  • Real-time window previews in Vista
  • Running application indicators
  • Simple drag-n-drop interface
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons
  • Icons zoom and transition smoothly
  • Auto-hide and Popup on mouse over
  • Positioning and layering options
  • Fully customizable
  • Completely Portable
  • ObjectDock Docklet support
  • Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y’z Dock skins
  • Runs great on slower computers
  • Unicode compliant
  • Supports many languages and can easily be translated

Watch a video overview about RocketDock here.

* * * * ½ 5 votes
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SyMenu

SyMenu v. 1.08.3641    
Homepage/developer
Compatibility : Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008 Server/7 (32 bit & 64 bit)
File size : 421 Kb
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From the developer’s site, “SyMenu is a portable menu launcher that allows to organize and find your portable applications in a quick and easy way.
Moreover SyMenu can automatically link any application residing on host pc.
Any linked item (SyItem) can be organized in a hierarchical structure with colorful folders and found with the internal search tool.


You can customize SyMenu in a simple and quick way adding links to portable programs, documents, Windows commands, folders and urls.
It’s easy to add new SyItem dragging & dropping file from host pc or using the mass importer tool.
Linked items can reside on the same USB device or even on host pc ever since SyMenu supports absolute path (such as C:\Windows\Explorer.exe).

These are SyMenu best functionalities:
Start Search bar: (Windows Vista like) allows to quickly search amongst any SyItem configured on menu;
Windows Start Menu wrapper: SyMenu exposes through Start Search bar every program linked in host PC Windows Start menu too;
Extension Manager: allows to temporarly replace normal Windows extension associations with SyMenu custom extension association;
Autoexec: allows to launch a SyItem custom list at SyMenu startup.
Execution modes: Run, RunAs, Open folder and Show Properties.
Batch Import: allows to make massive imports of new SyItems.

SyMenu is a multilanguage program.
Up till now the languages supported are English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Slovak, Dutch, Catalan, French, Polish and Italian.”

 
* * *     3 votes
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Mouse Extender


Mouse Extender homepage
Mouse Extender FAQs page
Mouse Extender download page

* *       1 vote
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Rocketdock (overview)

Rocketdock homepage

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