Nexus will help you with super fast access to your most frequently used applications, with flexible options allowing it to dock or float anywhere on the screen, providing a myriad of "on demand" possibilities.
From it's generous use of situational sensitive context menus to it's advanced Drag & Drop support, Nexus is not only easy to use - it's a joy
DeskBar 1.6 Provides quick access to commonly used desktop functions through the use of a slide-out toolbar. Shutdown, restart, logoff, changing video resolution and colors, changing the default printer, adding a printer, accessing Internet options, launching a web browser, launching the CD player and more » 20.01.2005 - 703 KB - 98/ME/2K/XP - Shareware, $19.95
Winplosion 2.18 WinPLOSION allows you to immediately view and select from all the windows running on your computer, just those of the active application, or to minimise all windows and display a clear desktop » 12.04.2006 - 862 KB - 98/ME/XP - Trial, $9.95
RunIT 2.1 beta 6a "Yet another launchpad? Yes - but this one is different, this one is great, no one who has ever tried it could live without it anymore! (at least without reformatting the harddrive - a bug in the uninstall part of the program...)" -- such is the rather lengthy slogan of RunIT, a simple yet powerful launchpad for Win95/98 and NT (4.0 and above) » 30.06.2006 - 66 KB - 98/ME/XP - Free
12Ghosts 9.00.70.6064Softoogle's Pick! 12Ghosts save you time and secure your privacy. They automate your daily work and let you relax. SuperGee includes more than 80 time-saving power tools for Windows » 05.02.2010 - 4.71 MB - Windows Vista/XP - Trial, $19.99
Taskbar Executive 1.20 "Taskbar Executive is a program that finally does something about your pre-xp taskbar. It will let you launch programs faster and easier than before. But most importantly of all, it addresses the issue of 'taskbar clutter'" » 16.03.2001 - 1,4 MB - ME/2K - Adware
Red Button 2.10 Red Button is a useful system tool that provides quick access to many of your computer's controls » 27.03.2001 - 32.69 KB - 98/ME/2K - Free
Hidden Menu 2.2 Rev 2Softoogle's Pick! Just move your mouse to the bottom right corner of your screen, and a hidden menu pops up, allowing you to launch your programs » 18.11.2001 - 373.25 KB - 98/ME/XP - Free
PaneKiller 1.45Softoogle's Pick! PaneKiller gives you easy, configurable, menu-like access to every document and application available on your computer, all from the Windows taskbar. Can serve as a substitute for the 'Start' button, significantly enhancing its capabilities » 19.11.2001 - 349 KB KB - 98/ME/XP - Shareware, $10
AzureTray 2.2 RE Lets you quickly launch frequently used applications and documents. Places shortcuts to your favorite applications (and documents) in the System Tray » 02.04.2002 - 110 KB - 98/ME/XP - Shareware, $
Meta Launcher 1.45 Lets you access every file on your computer through a menu that will pop up when you click the Meta Launcher Start button » 09.04.2002 - 880 KB - 98/ME/2K/XP - Shareware, $
Winstep Nexus 18.12 A multi-level dock system that enables you to launch your applications on the spot » 17.12.2018 - 37.52 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
SideSlide 4.3.00 Dock SideSlide at any corner of the screen; keep shortcuts to files, folders and URLs you frequently visit; add multiple notes, multiple, sizable, pictures, schedule reminders, save web snippets and more » 11.09.2018 - 0.98 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
SyMenu 6.04.6709 SyMenu allows you to manage portable applications resident on a removable drive. SyMenu can be installed in pen drives, external USB disks, memory cards and even CDs and DVDs. » 16.05.2018 - 1.91 MB - Windows XP/7/8/10 - Free
Fences 3.08 Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable & resizable containers for your desktop icons » 02.02.2018 - 11.78 MB - Windows 7/8/10 - Shareware, $9.99
StarDock ObjectDock 2.2 Organize your shortcuts and running tasks onto an extremely customizable dock, in Mac OS style, that sits on your desktop » 22.09.2016 - 15.88 MB - Windows 7/8/10 - Trial, $4.99
Handy Start Menu 1.95 Handy Start Menu is small utility that makes computing much easier - it's easier to find and launch programs » 02.02.2015 - 8.24 MB - Windows XP/Vista/7 - Free
Launcher Free/Pro 2.1.0 Launcher is an easy-to-use personal shortcut manager to launch all file kinds » 29.04.2014 - 5.53 MB - Windows XP/Vista/7 - Free
SSuite Mac Dock 3.2 Mac Dock is a very simple Windows utility designed to create a Mac OS X-like dock on your desktop, allowing you to launch certain programs with just a single click, just like you do with the ones in the Quick Launch » 08.06.2012 - 641.65 KB - Windows XP/Vista/7 - Free
TurboLaunch 5.1.4 TurboLaunch is a fully configurable, toolbar-style program launcher. Use TurboLaunch for single-click access to all of your favorite programs! » 27.06.2011 - 1.29 MB - Windows XP/Vista/7 - Trial, $20
Vista Start Menu 3.893 Vista Start Menu is a convenient alternative to the В«StartВ» menu » 14.02.2012 - 9.47 MB - Windows XP/Vista/7 - Free
A plug-in that improves the sound quality of Winamp, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, iTunes, VLC, J.River Media Player. "The easiest way to use DFX is to simply turn it on with its standard settings. You will immediately be amazed at the added clarity and punch that your audio player now provides." Users can also make fine adjustments to any of the following effects: Harmonic Fidelity Restoration ("eliminates the 'muffled' sound that is an artifact of the data compression algorithms used in Internet audio formats"); HyperBass ("adds deep, rich bass sound to your audio by compensating for the bass limitations of almost all PC-based audio systems and data-compressed audio formats"); Dynamic Gain Boosting ("increases the perceived loudness of your audio while minimizing distortion levels, particularly when using Internet audio systems"); Ambience, Stereo Imaging ("compensates for the lost or diminished stereo depth that is the result of closely located speakers, poor listening environments, and sonic losses due to data compression of Internet audio formats"); 3D Surround Sound ("adds amazing depth and body to your audio, compensating for monitoring limitations and sonic losses due to data compression"). "Download" links to the DFX Downloads page.
Description by the Software Developer: "Yet another launchpad? Yes - but this one is different, this one is great, no one who has ever tried it could live without it anymore! (at least without reformatting the harddrive - a bug in the uninstall part of the program...)" -- such is the rather lengthy slogan of RunIT, a simple yet powerful launchpad for Win95/98 and NT (4.0 and above). RUNit gives you quick access to applications, documents, folders, and shortcuts. Unlike many other launchpads, RUNit doesn't occupy any space on your screen - you only see it when you actually use it. RUNit defines a "hot area" on your screen where a click of the right mouse button makes the RUNit launch-menu appear. The "hot area" can be any border of the screen or even the whole screen (you have to hold down the CRTL or SHIFT key while right-clicking in the "whole screen mode").
"Search for your own MP3 music using your own criteria. MP3Detective searches simultaneously all your set music folders or drives with MP3's therein. Choose your own search phrase within the MP3's song or artist name. A powerful program, with a simple user interface. Click the results to play the song." The MP3Detective List Maker function enables you to list and sort all your MP3's, no matter where they are located on your hard drive. Search multiple drives and directories for MP3 music using the Complex search with 2 items of text (e.g. qu+bo to find 'Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody'), plus the Option to ignore commas and apostrophes. There is also an ID3V1 tag editor. Evaluation period: 30 days.