What is Appetizer?


This is a free application launcher, or dock, for Windows. It allows organizing your shortcuts and folders into a convenient dock. The app is open source, which means that it's free and will remain so. It is entirely customizable and is available in multiple languages.

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Additionally, if you are using the standard PortableApps.com folder structure (apps in "PortableApps" and documents in "Documents"), it should detect everything automatically.

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  • Support for plugins
  • Support for multiple skins (two included)
  • Resizable dock, which allows displaying the icons both horizontally or vertically.
  • Three sizes of icons: Small, large and extra-large
  • Support for custom icons
  • 'Wizard' to automatically imports shortcuts from various locations
  • Organize the icons by drag & dropping them
  • 'Multi-launch' functionality
  • Regroup multiple shortcuts within one menu
  • Hot key to hide / show the dock
  • Special items to provide extra functionalities: hide / show the desktop, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, etc.
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Minimize to tray icon functionality

Appetizer Quick Look Video

Frederick Barton from FindMySoft has made a cool video on how to use Appetizer. Have a look at it on the official website:

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