TPFC database has a rather well populated category for the "Program Launcher
) application type, currently counting 56 entries that fall mainly in tree types:
- Name searching;
- Menu building; and
- 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: