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 Post subject: Everything Program Launcher
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:23 am 
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TPFC database has a rather well populated category for the "Program Launcher" (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?sc=116) application type, currently counting 56 entries that fall mainly in tree types:

  1. Name searching;
  2. Menu building; and
  3. Icon grid launchers.

Still, there are lots of alternatives out there not accounted for, mainly because of portability shortcomings; some of those would be trivial to portabilize with the likes of yaP. The topic here is meant as a way for easily retrieving other offers, either scattered through the forums and elsewhere -- XLaunchpad (viewtopic.php?t=21364) is just one example...

Bear in mind that this will happen over time, as it's such a over-populated field.

BTW, here's an excellent introductory article from How-To-Geek with over 20 different programs (including some for Linux):


Another older such article, with programs not mentioned by the former reference:



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 Post subject: Re: Everything Program Launcher
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:43 am 
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I'll reserve this for making a list for further entries...

EDIT: so here are the first entries, generally sorted by reverse date:













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 Post subject: Re: Everything Program Launcher
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:16 pm 
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Good idea for a thread. I know a launcher that works for you and your situation is essential to making portable software work well and one size rarely fits all.

Midas wrote:
The Best Application Launchers and Docks for Organizing Your Desktop
http://www.howtogeek.com/?p=116163

VERY comprehensive.

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 Post subject: Re: Everything Program Launcher
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A very long list is @ http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/M ... ograms.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Everything Program Launcher
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:58 am 
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webfork wrote:
Good idea for a thread. I know a launcher that works for you and your situation is essential to making portable software work well and one size rarely fits all.

    I agree completely. That was my main motivation tot start the topic. :)

I am Baas wrote:

    And thanks for that, Baas: great input, you killed it with a single link -- plus, some of them can be found at TPFC. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Everything Program Launcher
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:13 am 
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Midas wrote:
  • AutoRun LWMenu

It's now a freeware, can you accordingly remove the notice from your post?
Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Everything Program Launcher
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:54 am 
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Sure thing, done! And thanks... :mrgreen:


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