What is Launchy

Launchy is what Alfred is to Mac users, but for Windows.

Launchy is basically a quick launcher for programs that is accessed using alt-spacebar to pop up a box which you enter your search terms.

it supports many plugins and themes making it very versatile. some examples:

  • Netflix search
  • bookmark search for chrome and Firefox
  • amazon search

and the ability to add custom search keywords and urls and custom locations to be searched for exes

Where to get it

http://www.launchy.net/

chocolatey users

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EDIT: Launchy hasn't been maintained for a while and may be inactive. I'd recommend using Wox instead: article at Wox Post