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Cerebro Alternatives

Cerebro is described as 'open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused on speed and good UI and UX' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cerebro for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Windows Explorer and Xfce. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Cerebro are Listary, Alfred, Wox and ueli.

Cerebro 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 Cerebro.
This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Cerebro is an open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused...

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

  2. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.



  3. 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.

  4. Wox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.

    Discontinued

    The last update was in February 2018.

  5. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.



  6. 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.

    • Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

    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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