Would like to get some useful recommendations on freeware Applications launchers. I use the free version of free launcher for a while, and it is quite good, as it allows a pop-up menu style for each icon on the launch bar. However, I am unable to save the settings - only the paid pro version has this.
I then use STab launcher, but the startup is fairly slow during boot-up time.
Would appreciate suggestion and feedbacks on this topic.
I don't exactly understand what you're talking about, by application launcher you mean dock?
Application Launchers are program that acts like the Start Button > Programs - to launch the application programs that reside in your operating systems.
Innovative application launchers uses other methods to start the software installed on your OS.
E.g. Free Launcher - uses the Quick Launch to pop up menu/sub menu for starting any of the installed programs in your OS.
I do hope, I have explained sufficient for all to understand.
I use rocket dock. It is nice ,fast, and totally free. I think you can download it from punksoftware website.
Both the dockers seem good for limited numbers of applications (e.g. less than 20).
I have far more applications that I use now and then, and they numbered over a 100.
I still find the PStart Application Launcher the most suitable for a large number of applications.
PStart is better than Free Launcher only because PStart has the option to backup settings into an XML file - which you can modify for another system, and it also serves as a backup. Free launcher allows Pop-up menu and submenus from the Quick task bar - this is very nice, but the free version has no backup feature, only the paid version True Launcher has.
PStart also has a pop-up menu with submenu from the Sys tray, and a panel that can be programmed to be displayed - I use the Top right hand corner to activate this PStart panel which is a Menu list with sub menus.
So, thanks for the advice on dockers, but due to my larger than usual number of applications, I will opt for PStart for the time being.
With many thanks.
Yes, these 2 dockers are great stuff.
The real limit is when you have plenty of icons (short cuts) to be placed on these dockers.
Which one support sub-menu? So as to support a whole lots of applications that can be organised and launched from the docker?
I will like to know - e.g. you have 120 programs to be launchable from the docker. Which one can I use?
You could use Launchy or Find and Run Robot. These 2 I like most but there are also a lot of programs like these to choose from.
Thanks Spiritfall, I will try to search and download these launchers.
Will try them out, and feedback later.