Windows/Mac/Linux: You've got plenty of choices for app launchers, but if you don't mind getting your hands messy and adding your own features, Zazu is an app that's worth a look.
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Mac: You have a ton of great launchers on Mac and even the built-in Spotlight does a good enough job for most of us. If you're looking for something a little different, Lacona is an app currently in beta that takes a natural language input approach.
iOS: Launcher is one our favourite app launchers on iPhone, and today it's getting a lot better with support for multiple widgets in the Notification Center. This means you can jam a ton of actions into your Notification Center.
Android: Nova Launcher is our favourite Android launcher and it just got even better. The latest version of this alternative launcher lets you start a search by saying "OK Google".
There are plenty of Android launchers around, but we're starting to see the emergence of a category that we might call "contextual launchers" -- something that personalises your Android phone, is context-aware and surfaces information you need when you need it, and changes the way you interact with your device. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
Android: Nova Launcher, our favourite alternative Android launcher got an update today that brings a host of KitKat-related tweaks, including new folders, fonts and app drawer icons.
Mac: Quicksilver, the app launcher and desktop search tool for Mac (and one of your favorites) officially emerged from beta this week. The release adds a wealth of new features to help you modify your catalogues and create shortcuts and synonyms for the files you want to access.
Android: If you're looking to emulate some of the beautiful home screens we feature, you'll need a launcher that lets you personalise it to work the way you want. 91 Launcher is a new home screen replacement with plenty of widgets, add-ons and animations that lets you do just that.