ASuite v1.5.1.2

webfork on 31 Oct 2015

ASuite is a lightweight program launcher that allows you to define a hierarchical list of menus for launching applications, folders, and web links from the system tray. Includes search tab, scheduling, hotkeys, most recently used programs list, custom background, automation tools on startup / shut down, and more.

The program can scan for applications or import file structures from WinPenPack, Pstart, and other launchers. Supports relative paths.

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
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 ASuite.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Pstart, PortableApps Platform, WinPenPack NetMenu

19 comments on ASuite  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

AlephX 2006-05-19 02:01

It can import PStart lists... very good option (for me)

New Entry 2006-05-20 11:51

WHen the program starts and when I click on the menu items, there is the message "Parametro non corretto".


mbirth 2006-10-07 00:06

The new two-window-layout looks fine, but is unhandy when moving around the window because you have to move both windows. They don't glue to each other automatically. This is why I still prefer the older 1.2 version.

Zacory 2006-12-07 09:11

ASuite is an very good alternative to handle huge amount of standalone softwares - currently is still evolving. But heading to be the most usable launcher around. You can controll everything fully and fast even (if you prefer) by keyboard. The 1.3.1 is heavily bugfixed and seems to preparing the next big hit. ASute 1.4.....

Porté-Puymorens 2007-04-02 10:53

"REMORA USB", coupled with "Autorun.usb" Service is one the best solution for any removable usb device (HD or Pen).
Both are really ads-free, unlimited, complete freewares.
I think it is THE must-have usb utility for nowadays usbUse.
Just find 'n get them! And tell me what! Be HAPPY!

Meter 2007-04-03 09:34

A couple tips:

Under File->Options->Various->System Tray, I check "Enable the System Tray Icon" and in the drop-down menu I select "Show menu". That way the same menu shows up with right and left clicks on the tray icon, and it's more resilient to changes in screen size.

After you add an application, you can open its properties and make it a relative link using ..\..\blahblah\ syntax.

(I am using v. 1.3.1. YMMV on 1.4)

Shooter 2007-06-09 01:41

The best application launcher for me. Starting faster than PStart. Zip version is available @ sourceforge so you don't have to use uniextract.

The Game 2007-08-16 02:15

Great launcher. Faster (with cache actived) and open source.

LeoCa 2008-01-21 13:47

I use ASuite since a long time on WinME without any problems

... thanks for your site, I like it - but your site doesn´t like my verification codes I´ve put properly in ...

newuser 2008-03-05 17:56


-registry change, didn't check what it was... but thought it odd

El Salvador 2008-03-07 05:28

Read this for registry changes:

FellowLad 2008-04-06 04:31

I love Asuite (V1.5)! It's got everything I need, and for the features i don't need, i can just turn them off.

I've been looking for a launcher that will show the details of a program when I mouse-Over the program (because the names and icons of some programs are not self-explanatory as to what the program actually does, example - "poke!"), and Asuite is the only one to date that comes closest to this by utilizing its 2nd window pane (which in version 1.5 glues itself to the main window). The info is displayed by highlighting the app in the list, not by mouse-over, but it's still better than right-click>properties. Pstart's "additional text" field below every program in the list does the same job, but it only shows 1 type of detail at a time.

Asuite 1.5 comes in the classic window mode and the new pretty "fader menu" mode (looks like a vista start menu) which can be permanently deactivated if you don't like it.

ilias salida 2008-06-01 05:37

can i use the default icons but larger ?

Gigant2k 2008-06-05 04:08

I tested all launchers, this is the best Launcher.

kiest 2009-01-04 20:55

Has features that matches PStart, plus MORE. Recommended.

Robin 2009-02-13 19:29

Hope this software will be up and running for years to come, it is the best launcher. El Salvador, keep up the good work!

derty2 2009-10-12 15:37

Yeah, I switched over to this from PStart for two reasons.
It starts much faster (especially if you have a huge --and growing-- collection of items), and secondly it has this pop-up application info which is a BRILLIANT idea so you can make notes on the fly about each item. In my opinion, pop-out notepads in Application interfaces are great. I can't believe all other software programmers don't see it... It's like having a handy personal Help/Note system one tiny click away from your App. Unfortunately I can't give ASuite 10/10 because of one missing feature... It won't allow you to drag in Web Links (URL's) from the browser...Gee I wish I could program,; I would immediately add this feature.

flector 2010-10-07 15:31

I switched to ASuite after many years as a happy PStart user when the PStart.xml file got corrupted a couple of times.

Great software - simple and effective.

Two small nits:
* If you drag a folder into the app, it will rebuild the sub-tree of items in the folder every time the app is started (which takes time). This is easily avoided though by dragging in a shortcut instead of the folder itself.
* If a URL is dragged into the app from a browser, it's initially titled "Link" even though ASuite knows the URL.

Rolf 2011-02-20 01:14

Version changes: [download] now delivers: Modified 2010-08-19
(exe :FileVersion= ProductVersion1.5.2)
@Robert Planet of origin not specified


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