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Portable Program Launcher Software
On this page I am listing the very best portable Program Launcher software for usb thumb drives, SSD Flash Drives, iPads, and mobile devices.
The portable software I'm listing here is either portable Program Launcher software I use myself or the best available without charge or open source portable Program Launcher software.
Pstart and RocketDock work for me. I use Pstart to start my MsDos batch files that I use for simple daily tasks, and I use Rocket Dock as a handy program starter and folder opener that is conveniently docked to the top of my screen. Both work just how I like.
PStart Program Launcher Software
PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications.
PStart is designed to run portable applications (like portable Firefox & Portable Thunderbird), and you can start anything runnable directly from USB key devices or removable disks.
Install PStart locally to your hard disk to have an additional start menu with a quick program search feature.
Install PStart to your USB stick to launch portable applications easily and open important documents or folders.
PStart is 100% freeware, which means you can use PStart without having to pay, without any advertisements, and without other disadvantages (no spyware, no hidden costs).
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RocketDock Program Launcher Software
RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher.
RocketDock provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.
RocketDock now has added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.
RocketDock Features: Minimize windows to the dock. Real-time window previews in Vista. Running application indicators. Simple drag-n-drop interface. Multi-monitor support. Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons. Icons zoom and transition smoothly. Auto-hide and Popup on mouse over. Positioning and layering options. Fully customizable. Completely Portable. ObjectDock Docklet support. Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y'z Dock skins. Runs great on slower computers. Unicode compliant. Supports many languages and can easily be translated. A friendly user base :). Rocket Dock is free and there is a tutorial online for making Rocket Dock fully portable.
RocketDock Program Launcher Software Homepage
Appetizer Program Launcher Software
Appetizer is a free application launcher, or dock, for Windows. Appetizer allows organizing your shortcuts and folders into a convenient dock. Appetizer is open source, which means that it's free and will remain so. Appetizer is entirely customizable and is available in multiple languages. Main features of Appetizer: Support for plugins. Support for multiple skins (two included). Resizable dock, which allows displaying the icons both horizontally or vertically. Three sizes of icons: Small, large and extra-large. Support for custom icons. 'Wizard' to automatically imports shortcuts from various locations. Organize the icons by drag & dropping them. 'Multi-launch' functionality. Regroup multiple shortcuts within one menu. Hot key to hide / show the dock. Special items to provide extra functionalities: hide / show the desktop, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, etc. Support for multiple languages. Minimize to tray icon functionality.
Appetizer Program Launcher Software Homepage
Portable Application Launcher Program Launcher Software
Portable Application Launcher organises shortcuts into groups and categories. Portable Application Launcher is accessed via the system tray or user defined hotkeys. Several styles and some languages are included. It can also be used as a portable desktop.
Portable Application Launcher, PAL, is capable of automatically installing (PAF) applications, as well as many entries on PortableFreeware. There's a browser for downloading apps which can be used with Universal Extractor and a simplistic updater module. It also includes several extras like a favorites bar, "most-used apps" menu, file manager & search, RSS & Ical readers, timer and more.
Portable Application Launcher Features: favorites - optional docs tab displays a documents folder - optionally multiple pages can be used to maintain multiple application trees - search, notes, coundown, counter, drive info - Drag&Drop files from windows explorer - Integrated browser - PAF File installation - run apps as single instance - optional integration of EjectUSB (configure EjectUSB.ini carefully!) - tray icon - hotkeys - display most used apps (by right clicking the apps button in default style) - hide 64bit application in a 32bit environment - hide programs for private use - application tree view or list view.
Portable Application Launcher Program Launcher Software Homepage
Portable Start Menu Program Launcher Software
Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs.
Portable Start Menu helps you organize your programs in a simple menu system and launch them via a tray icon. If you close Portable Start Menu on an USB-Stick, running applications can be closed automatically, too.
Main features of Portable Start Menu: Organize and launch applications via a tray menu. Closes running applications on USB-Sticks automatically. Checks if an application has been changed before execution. Quick Start functionality to start applications with a few keystrokes. Automatically mount/dismount TrueCrypt container. Runs on USB-Sticks without leaving any traces on a host PC. Portable Start Menu is Freeware.
Additional functions of Portable Start Menu on USB sticks: Create an autorun file to automatically launch Portable Start Menu. Close running applications when you exit Portable Start Menu. Safely remove your USB-Stick.
Portable Start Menu Program Launcher Software Homepage
menuApp Program Launcher Software
menuApp is an application which allows you to configure menus and use them to launch your favourite programs, music files, documents, websites, etc.
menuApp is fast, doesn't hog a lot of resource and is easy to setup and use (so long as you can handle a text editor).
menuApp basics: menuApp takes folders and turns them into menus. You can point menuApp at your documents folder and it will draw a menu listing all your documents. You can point menuApp to a folder full of mp3s and the mp3s will appear on the menu. When you click on any item on the menu it will be launched as if you clicked on it in Explorer. If there are sub-folders they will appear as sub-menus. menuApp understands special Windows folders. You can tell menuApp to draw a menu containing the items from your QuickLaunch bar or from your Desktop. menuApp knows about tasks, which means that menuApp can display a menu containing a list of the programs currently running on your computer. Select one and you switch to it. menuApp has many other smart features; hotkey support, a background server to minimize menu load times and intelligent keyboard access. menuApp allows you to launch a custom menu by double clicking on the desktop.
menuApp is fully portable and doesn't drop any extraneous files on your system and menuApp stays well clear of the Windows registry.
menuApp runs on 64 bit Windows!
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