Advanced Launcher beats all other launchers I've tried, and believe me I have tried a bunch of them. You can have it hidden, on top, docked, in the tray, and you can have more than one bar and all can be customized individually while running at the same time.
I have had Advanced Launcher as my number 1 go to app for about two years now. When I saw it in Snapfiles I could believe it was rated so poorly, so I signed up (joined) SnapFiles just to write this review.
This app (advanced launcher) is very easy to configure and best of all it's free. If you feel like I do, that Advanced Launcher has been given a poor rating and deserves better, then do what I did and write your own review.
If you have not got this application yet, my advice is get it right now!
I've tried using apps that does the basically the same thing..launches apps that i use often..but with every clean re-install of windows you always have to set it up again...what i did was...create folder in another drive named "shortcuts" and in those are folders and named them into categories..ex..browsers, office, web, etc...and in those are shortcuts to my apps that i use often. after which i click the taskbar and add a new toolbar and point it to my "shortcuts" folder and voila..the same thing...and each time i re-install...since it was on another drive i can always point it back there...easy as pie. no installation needed.
If you work with several programs and more than one project, this may well be a precious tool to divide programs into groups. You can make "I don't know how many" groups of toolbars / buttons, each with their own icons in the tray, etc.
Very good, I recommend it. You can probably build just about everything around it!
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