Looking for an alternative to Spotlight? Lacona is a free Mac Launcher that is currently in beta stage. It also has a few nice surprises worth checking out.
PaperPlane is a free app that acts as a smart launcher for Windows; you access frequently used apps, folders, and more using an iPad-like launcher.
Albert is a launcher that lets you open files, run applications, perform web searches, do mathematical calculations & more. Here’s how to install & use it.
Using the Mac launcher Alfred? If so, you may be wondering if the Powerpack upgrade is worth purchasing. We’ll help you decide by explaining the benefits.
If there’s a website that you visit frequently, you can now add it to the Chrome App Launcher for easy access, thanks to this quick trick.
For a long time, Quicksilver was the primary keyboard driven launcher for Mac OS X power users, gaining popularity for its powerful and flexible interface which allowed the software to hook into many other applications and system-wide tools. Unfortunately, development was suddenly dropped for Quicksilver and as the project stagnated, its popularity faded. However, a […]
Ubuntu Oneiric, while added much improvements to its Unity desktop, also brought lot of changes that make it more confusing and difficult to use. Users who have come from previous version of Ubuntu will find that some of their favourite applications are missing and replaced with another application that is either more resource intensive or […]
I have been using a new home screen replacement on my Android phone, I used ADW for a long time because of its simple layout. I recently found Nemus Launcher. It keeps a lot of the simplicity of ADW but adds some neat features.
As we all know, Ubuntu Natty comes with the Unity Launcher that many people love to hate. While it comes with the autohide and quicklist feature, it is unlike AWN or Cairo dock that is fully customizable or configurable. For those who have turned off Unity Launcher (by switching to Ubuntu classic) but wish to […]
Previously, we have shown you a list of useful quicklist that you can add to your Ubuntu launcher. While they are useful, creating them is not a one-click affair. You have to copy the .desktop file over to your Home folder, make the amendment and restart Unity. What if there is an easier way to […]
One of the useful features in Unity (Ubuntu Natty) is the adding of quicklists to the application icons in the launcher. For example, you can right click on the Google Chrome icon and access the option to open an incognito window, or right click the Gmail icon and select “Compose New Email” option. For those […]
One of the (most hated?) features in Ubuntu is the Unity theme that changed almost every aspect of the familiar GNOME environment that you are used to. You can’t add custom icons to the panel or to the system tray, you have to change your workflow and get used to the dash. To make it […]
If the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name of this software is a theme to Batman, don’t worry, you are not alone. The job of Alfred was more than just a mere sidekick, he was kind of like a facilitator. He did all the little things that Bruce Wayne […]
If you have used Gnome-Do in Linux, you will find some resemblance in Synapse. The user-interface is the same – activate the launcher, type the search term, press Enter to execute. The only difference is that Synapse makes use of the Zeitgeist engine to display your search result. An appropriate description would be: Synapse is […]
More than a year ago, we reviewed Cairo Dock for Linux and how you can install and configure it in Ubuntu Intrepid. Fast forward to the present moment, Cairo Dock (now known as Glx-Dock) is still very much alive and has become one of the best dock application for Linux. The release of the latest […]
Android owners know after about 2 minutes of going through the Android Market how much you can do to personalize your device. Usually people go for the fun apps like live wallpapers, themes and games. One overlooked type of application is a new home screen app. Sure you may have a nice UI for your […]
The first thing that most people will notice when they use Mac for the first time is the existence of application launchers. Even though similar idea also appears in the Windows world, it seems that the usage is not as heavy as within the Mac realm. As far as I know, most Windows users still […]
To many people, application launchers are not really worth much attention. After all, it’s just a box to type in a command, right? Perhaps that used to be it, but these days there are some tiny programs that can make a huge difference in productivity. Not only can you run a command, but you can […]
This is a guest post by Kajjah For those of you who like to keep their installations lean and swift, installing software can be a problem at times. There’s lots of useful software out there, but some can be really bloated and slow, while others are small themselves, but have large or many dependencies. This […]
Many KDE 3 users depended on Krun, a simple yet effective application used to execute commands. Executed simply by pressing “Alt-F2”, it was much easier to start applications using it, rather than navigating through a launch menu or opening a terminal window. The only catch with Krun was that you had to know the exact name […]