Alternatives to kupfer for all platforms with any license

  • Launchy icon

    Launchy Discontinued

    Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Listary icon


    Listary is an excellent enhancement utility for list controls used everywhere: Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Registry Editor, and...

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • Synapse icon


    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents...

    Open Source Linux

  • Find And Run Robot icon

    Find And Run Robot

    FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more. Build and share...

    Free Windows

  • Gnome Do icon

    Gnome Do Discontinued

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. ...

    Open Source Linux

  • Quicksilver icon


    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly....

    Open Source Mac

  • Executor icon


    A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a...

    Free Windows

  • RecentX icon


    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It...

    Commercial Windows

  • LaunchBar icon


    LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital...

    Freemium Mac

  • ASuite icon


    ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed...

    Open Source Windows

  • Keypirinha icon


    A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

    Free Windows

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  • dmenu icon


    dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

    Open Source Linux

  • Albert icon


    Albert omnilauncher

    Open Source Linux

  • Enso Launcher icon

    Enso Launcher Discontinued

    Enso is dead simple to use. You just hold down the Caps Lock key and type an Enso command, which is displayed in a translucent...

    Free Windows

  • SlickRun icon


    SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun...

    Free Windows

  • Mutate

    Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your...

    Open Source Linux

  • FSL Launcher icon

    FSL Launcher Discontinued

    Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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  • grun icon


    gRun is a GTK based Run dialog that closely resembles the Windows Run dialog, just like xexec. It has a intelligent history mechanism...

    Open Source Linux

  • Freeter icon


    If you work on multiple projects you have to do lots of repetitive actions, such as launch editing tools, open project files, navigate...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Gnome Completion-Run Utility icon

    Gnome Completion-Run Utility

    Application launcher with bash-like completion. It's a simple program which provides a "run program" window, featuring...

    Open Source Linux

  • Promptu icon


    Say goodbye to repetitive, time-consuming tasks, like hunting through your programs, folders, files, and bookmarks for the ones you...

    Free Windows

  • Quick Search Box icon

    Quick Search Box

    Google Quick Search Box is an open source search box that allows you to search data on your computer and across the web. This app...

    Open Source Mac

  • 8start launcher icon

    8start launcher Discontinued

    8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites. Launcher...

    Free Windows

  • Middleclick icon


    Welcome to MiddleClick. The next generation application launcher from CodeLogic Software. MiddleClick displays a dashboard of your...

    Commercial Windows

  • Tray Commander Lite icon

    Tray Commander Lite

    Tray Commander is a multifunctional utility that lets you launch your frequently used programs, files, folders and documents directly...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Gnome-Pie icon


    Gnome-Pie is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The user...

    Open Source Linux

  • Keybreeze icon


    It's a small toolbar that you can activate by pressing a hotkey. Then you can type keywords to open programs and websites...

    Free Windows

  • AddToRun icon


    AddToRun is a small utility that will allow you to open any file or application from the Start Menu's Run Command dialog box...

    Open Source Windows

  • EasyShell icon


    A  user-friendly graphical shell  with tons of features that empowers non-technical people to do complicated stuff...

    Free Windows

  • Colibri icon


    Colibri combines the raw power of the command line with the intuitive nature of a modern graphical user interface to define a...

    Free Windows

  • Butler icon


    Butler's purpose is to make it easier for you to perform different — potentially recurring — tasks. Butler lets you arrange these...

    Commercial Mac

  • Typhoeus Hotkeys icon

    Typhoeus Hotkeys

    Typhoeus Hotkeys is an application that runs in your taskbar at all times, you can create "Hotkeys" which you can use in...

    Free Windows

  • GNOME Launch Box

    Launch Box is generally an application launcher. It's very influenced by Quicksilver for Mac OSX. Remember that this is only a...

    Open Source Linux

  • Scherlokk icon


    Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria....

    Commercial Mac

kupfer Comments


Comment by RefWe
about kupfer Jan 2016

Kupfer is great because it learns and it learns faster than other launchers.
Compared to the hotkey search in Mint Kupfer is the future. While Mint's launcher keeps trying to tell me that "T" and "Th" would open "gThumb" it took Kupfer 1(!) time to get it. Stupid Mint linux.