Appetizer v1.4.7.508 Updated

webfork on 30 May 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Mar 2010
  • Suggested by Laurent

Appetizer lets you organize your shortcuts and folders into a resizable docking-style launcher. It supports "wizards" to import shortcuts from the start menu/quick launch toolbar, drag-and-drop organization, 'multi-launch' function etc.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Appetizer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Qsel

16 comments on Appetizer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

brake 2009-05-22 00:11

According of official website this software is open source.

Laurent 2009-05-22 02:57

I confirm it is open source, under GNU/GPL 3 license.

tracy 2009-05-26 14:32

can anyone tell me why it tries to connect to this webmail server when you start it please?

dimasty 2009-05-27 05:48

Sometimes after 1st shortcut's launch program finish work.

Concerned Unser 2009-06-02 18:07

Answering Tracy's question: (tracy: can anyone tell me why it tries to connect to this webmail server when you start it please? [2009-05-26 14:32])

That IP address is listed on, so it must be part of a spambot. I suggest maybe not using this program until the program author can prove that this program is not part of spam attacks.

tracy 2009-06-08 05:27

turns out its just looking for updates. Check it with I'm happy enough

elwoode 2009-08-04 13:04

I would like to know how much memory it uses as this is the most important for me and the thing that often does not get mentioned, how much memory on starting it up and what does it go up to after running for say 10mins

Laurent 2010-02-15 00:51

Tracy, Concerned Unser, Appetizer is not doing anything harmful and is definitely not part of a spam attack. You can check the source code (available on Sourceforge) and see for yourself. The IP you are seeing is the IP of the server that hosts (you can type "ping to verify). It happens because Appetizer checks every 7 days if a new version is available. To do so, it downloads this file on the project website: So as you can see nothing harmful is being done :)

Gmacri 2010-02-15 12:24

I updated to Appetizer V1.4.6.494 but all my settings are lost! I supposed that the Settings folder must work with the new .exe file, but don't work. (A lot of time to re-construct icons and folders). I think Appetizer must have an export Settings possibility (and of course Import them when we update to a new version)
Great Program!

MandM 2010-02-16 10:34

Despite setting label-positions "right" or "bottom" the labels are not visible.

Midas 2010-03-04 00:20

Is there a changelog?

kunju 2010-05-04 01:54

Really nice program. I love appetizer :)

Garych 2011-01-12 03:32

You can drag a file over the appropriate icon and Appetizer will pass it along correctly. Really nice when unpacking archives or installers, for example; a feature which is sadly lacking in many other launchers. Occupied about 6 private MB vs 8 for PStart (both with the same ~20 shortcuts) Sadly, won't show/hide on double clicking the tray icon, and anyway crashes regularly on my machine. I hope work continues on this one.

Napiophelios 2018-05-28 17:19

does anyone have a copy of this?
seems the website has gone away


smaragdus 2018-05-28 20:41

Entry updated.


Napiophelios 2018-05-29 23:43

Thanks smaragdus :)


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