Alternatives to Quicksilver 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

  • Gnome Do icon

    Gnome Do

    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

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    Alfred

    Alfred is a quicklaunch application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.

    Freemium Mac

  • Listary icon

    Listary

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

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

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    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

  • Synapse icon

    Synapse

    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

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    Executor

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

    Free Windows

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    RecentX

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

    Commercial Windows

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    TinyTask

    TinyTask provides quick and easy automation by recording-playback. It is a case study in minimalist programming: the entire program is...

    Free Windows

  • LaunchBar icon

    LaunchBar

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

    Freemium Mac

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    kupfer Discontinued

    Kupfer is a command tool heavily inspired by Quicksilver; you do not use it to search your files, you use it to summon an application...

    Open Source Linux

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    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

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    SlickRun

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

    Free Windows

  • Keyboard Maestro icon

    Keyboard Maestro

    Keyboard Maestro enables you to create or record custom macro shortcuts that you can activate at any time.

    Commercial Mac

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    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

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    dmenu

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

    Open Source Linux

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    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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    Keybreeze

    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

  • 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

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    Overflow

    Overflow is an application designed to quickly launch applications, open documents, or access folders while reducing the number of...

    Commercial Mac

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    Namely

    Namely is possibly the fastest way to open applications. And unlike some other launchers, it doesn't require any learning. You...

    Free Mac

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    Fast Launcher

    Fast Launcher is replacement for Quick Launch and Start Menu! This application has several features which make this program far more...

    Free Windows

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    Flashlight

    The missing plugin system for Spotlight. Flashlight is an app that supercharges OS X's built-in search. Check the weather, search...

    Open Source Mac

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    Keypirinha

    A fast semantic launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows. It allows you to start apps, launch web searches, find your bookmarks...

    Free Windows

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    Apptivate Discontinued

    A simple, beautiful hotkey manager. Launch applications, execute scripts, run automator workflows and open files or folders. All of...

    Free Mac

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    Promptu

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

    Free Windows

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    Conjure

    Conjure is the fastest, smartest launcher for Android. Use it to open apps, make calls, toggle wifi, adjust volume, and much more....

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

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    Butler

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

    Commercial Mac

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    aLaunch

    aLaunch is an application launcher of the types to access from menubar.

    Free Mac iPhone

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    NuKit

    NuKit is a bundle of lightweight everyday tools to increase productivity and save time. Launcher and Shortcuts provide instant access...

    Commercial Mac

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    Gnome-Pie

    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

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    Colibri

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

    Free Windows

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    Scherlokk

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

    Commercial Mac