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Launch Manager
Launch Manager
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(433 votes)
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Stop wasting time trying to find an aplication to launch, or endlessly struggling with your contact list. Launch Manager its a great way to create shortcuts which enable you to launch applications, find contacts or take a picture in a simple, fast and easy way. Its easy to set up, and simple to use.

RocketDock
RocketDock
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(603 votes)
Freeware

RocketDock 1.3 - simple application that installs itself by default on the middle of the upper part of our desktop. From this tray bar, it's possible to enter My PC, My Net places, My documents, My music, My images, the Control Panel, the Recycle WasteBasket, as well as the configuration itself and the developer web site (Punk SOftware).

HP Setup Manager
HP Setup Manager
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(8 votes)
Freeware
HP ProtectTools Security Manager
HP ProtectTools Security Manager
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(29 votes)
Freeware

HP ProtectTools Security Manager 2.0, this real time protection center takes care of unwanted access to your system as well handles innumerable tasks. This multi-functional tool is exclusively designed to configure your Notebook or Desktop for functioning more smartly.

8GadgetPack
8GadgetPack
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(254 votes)
Freeware

8GadgetPack makes it possible to use gadgets on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8. The gadgets included are really useful when working with the PC. Unlike Metro-Apps, gadgets can access useful system information. The included Clipboard-Manager gadget, for example, will highly improve your productivity. With the Sidebar gadget, you can make the gadgets visible while working with maximized windows.

LinuxLive USB Creator
LinuxLive USB Creator
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(17 votes)
Open source

LinuxLive USB Creator is a small, neat and handy application that helps you quickly and easily create bootable virtualized USB sticks running Linux. It has a built-in virtualization feature that lets you run your Linux within Windows, with no reboot needed.

QuickSet
QuickSet
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(123 votes)
Freeware

Consumer QuickSet release for Windows x86/x64 on Inspiron/Studio/StudioXPS. You can control the on-board wireless devices using the wireless switch (OR) the Fn+F2 (OR) Fn2 hotkey depending on your system support. You can use MobilityCenter to configure the radios that the switch/hotkey would control.

ObjectDock
ObjectDock
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(193 votes)
Shareware

ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows that enables you to quickly access and launch your favorite applications, files and shortcuts. ObjectDock can also automatically hide itself when not in use and will reappear when you move your mouse to its position.

Nexus
Nexus
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(70 votes)
Freeware

Nexus is an advanced docking system for Windows desktop. You can easily add shortcuts to your favorite applications by dragging and dropping to its interface. It comes with widgets such as Clock, CPU Meter, RAM Meter, Weather, and Capture Desktop; simply hover over these apps to view the real-time updates.

Game Launcher
Game Launcher
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(8 votes)
Freeware

Game Launcher is the perfect solution for organizing all of your PC games in one centralized location. Instead of having icons spread across your desktop or buried in your Start menu, you can access all of them in one easy to manage program. Game Launcher allows you to use life-size cover art images of your games to identify each one.

Start Menu X
Start Menu X
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(70 votes)
Shareware

Start Menu X provides a brand new Start Menu for Windows, which is fully customizable. This is ideal for Windows 8 and Windows 10 users. It lets you group programs by their purpose such as office applications, graphics, etc. Its multiple columns help you find programs easily, without scrolling down.

QUICKfind
QUICKfind
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(31 votes)
Freeware

Quickfind is a software designed for fastest file and application access. You just type a word or phrase related to the file name or application name and Quickfind shows all the related files to that name or word. Just double click the desired file and Quickfind will launch it immediately. Quickfind also enables the user to open web addresses added to the favorites .

X-Mouse Button Control
X-Mouse Button Control
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(52 votes)
Freeware

X-Mouse Button Control lets you customize mouse buttons with application specific behaviors. In games which do not natively support extended mouse buttons, you can map keys to each button. You can change the behaviour of the mouse over certain windows, e.g. make a mouse wheel change its volume when you hover over the system tray.

System Explorer
System Explorer
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(56 votes)
Freeware

System Explorer is a powerful software tool that shows you detailed information about your system running processes, performance parameters, open connections, etc. Besides, the program can also analyze your system processes to detect suspicious behavior and hidden threats, thus, it keeps your system free of harmful viruses and rootkits.

Quick Starter
Quick Starter
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(6 votes)
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Quick Starter is an application launcher and manager. It allows you to configure a list of applications that you use regularly and launch them all from a central location. When you add an application, you can assign it a hotkey. When Quick Starter is running and you press a predefined hotkey, said application will be launched.

Bamboo Dock
Bamboo Dock
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(12 votes)
Freeware

Bamboo Dock is a software application developed by Wacom Europe GmbH, Europark Fichtenhain A9, 47807 Krefeld, Germany (hereinafter "Wacom") for the free use of owners of Wacom products. Bamboo Dock facilitates the simple selection, downloading, installation, access and use of and to Bamboo Minis.

Smart Switch
Smart Switch
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(2 votes)
Freeware

Smart Switch is a free program that docks your start-up options on your task bar. The program also allows you to access all your power options right from the desktop. You can choose your default Home Screen, whether it be the Windows 8 UI mode or Desktop mode and the shutdown (Fastboot mode) reboots your system much faster.

TaskSwitchXP
TaskSwitchXP
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(118 votes)
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TaskSwitchXP 2.0.11 is an advanced task switcher for Windows XP or 2003 ONLY. It has basically the same functions that the Alt-Tab keystrokes have in Windows, with some additional features. You can customize the appearence of the program for each user, with different colors and fonts.

Launchy
Launchy
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(62 votes)
Freeware

Launchy is a free cross-platform utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks in a easy way.

Acer ePresentation Management
Acer ePresentation Management
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(68 votes)
Freeware

Acer ePresentation Management is a useful utility which allows switching display between Notebook LCD Only and Notebook LCD + External Display. The two projection resolution options available are Projection : XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) or Projection: Normal (800 x 600 pixels). After clicking the option button, this utility will enable notebook LCD and external display to specified resolution.

CodeStuff Starter
CodeStuff Starter
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(44 votes)
Freeware

CodeStuff Starter is a startup manager for Windows. This program allows you to view and manage all the programs and processes that start automatically with every operating system start up. This program displays the entries of everything that starts, divided in thre categories: Startup Folders, Registry and INI Files.

Resource Tuner
Resource Tuner
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(6 votes)
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Resource Tuner lets you analyze executable files, view the resources that they contain, and extract, replace, edit, or delete any of these resources as you like. Furthermore, all these resources, may they be images, icons, menus, dialogs, strings, or sounds, can be simply viewed in a neatly organized manner, using a convenient tree view mode.

Flash Memory Toolkit
Flash Memory Toolkit
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(22 votes)
Shareware

This application will offer you a comprehensive set of utilities that help you scan your flash drives for errors, recover lost documents, back up and restore files whenever you like, erase content and more. You will also be able to format your flash drives and prepare your device for its initial use.

Airytec Switch Off
Airytec Switch Off
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(23 votes)
Freeware

Airytec Switch Off is a handy automation tool that brings some welcomed additional convenience to your daily computer usage habits by letting you schedule various operations to be performed automatically at future times, and in the case of certain events, without requiring your user intervention.

WGA Remover
WGA Remover
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(7 votes)
Freeware

WGA Remover is a system notification of the results of Windows authentication. WGA tests the authenticity of Windows every day, collects and conveys data to Microsoft server even if according to all indications everything is ok with the license. In other words, its main task is of more spy character that consists in collecting of information behind your back.