The Appetizer program launcher serves up your program and file
shortcuts, and acts like a souped-up Windows Quick Launch toolbar.
It can run as a portable launcher and has options specific to the
PortableApps suite, and is likely best paired with that
When you first run it, Appetizer can automatically import
shortcuts from the Windows Quick Launch toobar, from PortableApps (if
it locates the suite), or from your Windows Start Menu. Be careful
before choosing that last option, as you’ll likely end up with more
shortcuts than you want, and will then have to manually remove the
extras one by one. You can also drag and drop shortcuts into the
Appetizer window, or click a button to browse to a file or program
and create a new one.
Appetizer offers a few options that go beyond the Quick Launch,
such as kicking off multiple programs at once by clicking one
button. Some features are specific to PortableApps, such as
installing an autorun file on your portable drive to kick it off
when you insert the drive, and Appetizer would likely be of most
use when run alongside the also-free portable app suite. Otherwise,
you might prefer a more developed launcher like Stardock’s ObjectDock.
The author has made the source code
for Appetizer available.
Note: The download link will pull down an
installer for the non-portable version of Appetizer. For a portable
.zip download, head to the author’s download page.