Application Finder Alternatives

    Application Finder is described as 'The Application Finder is a program to find and launch installed applications on your system, and quickly execute commands' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Application Finder for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Application Finder are Alfred (Freemium), ueli (Free, Open Source), Albert (Free, Open Source) and CerebroApp (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. Salmon is a powerful search tool specifically for files and folders in macOS. Think of it like the Spotlight tool but only for files and folders. When you type anything in the search bar, which can be access anywhere by using a global shortcut).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Productivity tool that allows to launch everything (e.g. switch the next song, connect Bluetooth device, set a timer, etc.) so you can stay focused on your current task.
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    2. xfdashboard provides a GNOME shell dashboard like interface for use with the Xfce desktop.
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    3. LaunchPanel is a completely FREE application that allows you to quickly launch applications, open files and folders. The selection panel is activated by a hot key (by default Control Space), by clicking on the icon in the Apple Dock or from Menu bar.
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    4. Faster access to your favorite files, folders, programs, etc.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer developed. Last version, released in August 2016, can be still bought from the official website.



    5. The Spotlight Search Metadata on your Mac is a truly remarkable thing. Given some text it is able to find all occurrences anywhere on the filesystem in the blink of an eye. At that this point your options are limited however.
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    6. Yal - Yet Another Launcher Yet Another Launcher Yal can help you speed up the way you interact with your Windows based PC. You can easily access your favorite programs, documents, even browser bookmarks.
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    7. Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips.

      Discontinued

      The last commit to the GitHub repo was on November 5th, 2015.

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    8. TextSeek helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other formats. The core feature is that TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission.
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    9. Advanced Recent Access is designed to see more properties of your recent used resources (files and directories). Key features: can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created. And more.
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