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Catapult Launcher Alternatives

Catapult Launcher is described as 'Catapult allows you to easily launch apps, open files and do basic calculations with a keyboard-driven user interface. Custom plugins and themes can be loaded dynamically' and is a application launcher. There are more than 10 alternatives to Catapult Launcher for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Alfred, which is free. Other great apps like Catapult Launcher are Launchy, Albert, Ulauncher and Quicksilver.

Catapult Launcher alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Web Search Engines. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Catapult Launcher.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Catapult allows you to easily launch apps, open files and do basic calculations with a keyboard-driven user interface....

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  1. Alfred icon

    Alfred

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableAlfred is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlfred can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchAlfred lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  2. Launchy icon

    Launchy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ CustomizableLaunchy is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableLaunchy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLaunchy can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  3. Albert icon

    Albert

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • Debian

    Access everything with virtually zero effort. Run applications, open files or their paths, open bookmarks in your browser, search the web, calculate things and a lot more. See wiki for more information.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlbert can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightAlbert consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAlbert is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    • Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUlauncher can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Dark theme
  4. Quicksilver icon

    Quicksilver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.

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    Spotlight

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSpotlight can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Gnome Do

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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  7. Krunner icon

    Krunner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.

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  8. SOL icon

    SOL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    If you ever liked tools like Raycast and Alfred, but wanted to own them and tweak them yourself, then SOL is the tool for you. All the affordances of complex tools now made open source.

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    Rocket App Launcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    Rocket is an application launcher for KDE Plasma. It sorts all of your applications in a horizontal grid alphabetically, so you will always find what you are looking for at first glance. No more menu navigation, only scrolling.

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