The launcher term is coined for any device, which assists in the launching of any material. In computer terms, the main fundamental remains the same only the texture changes with the materials. Launcher in computers is a nutshell. One can say that it is a store house of the shortcuts to the applications of computer or the shortest way to navigate between the applications. The desktop environment customization is a part of the launcher, and it is considered a better option to go for than the normal desktop icons navigation systems.
There are loads of launcher applications, which are available, for download like the Suite, Appetizer, Jet Toolbar and many others. The choices of the launchers do matter for most for the users as all the launchers do not provide the same navigational facilities. Some of the launcher software may not provide the plug-in support and some do. Some may be free according to FSF, and some are not and by rightful comparison among one must proceed to buy the launcher software.
Launchy, Liberkey, Slider dock are other some of the most famous launchers, which are in wide use by the users across the world. Most of them have open source and are superb and easy to use. The use of the launchers came into use in last 6 years at most when users started finding navigation of the applications hard among thousands of applications. The utilization of these kinds of software will surely surge in the coming years.