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Everything Program Launcher

#1 Post by Midas » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:23 am

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 (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... hp?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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Re: Everything Program Launcher

#2 Post by Midas » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:43 am

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Re: Everything Program Launcher

#3 Post by webfork » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:16 pm

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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Re: Everything Program Launcher

#4 Post by I am Baas » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:48 pm

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Re: Everything Program Launcher

#5 Post by Midas » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:58 am

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

#6 Post by lwc » Wed May 24, 2017 12:13 am

Midas wrote:
  • AutoRun LWMenu
It's now a freeware, can you accordingly remove the notice from your post?
Thanks!
My apps' developments:

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Re: Everything Program Launcher

#7 Post by Midas » Wed May 24, 2017 4:54 am

Sure thing, done! And thanks... :mrgreen:

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