Open Source dmenu Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Albert, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to dmenu so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting dmenu alternatives are Rofi (Free, Open Source), Quicksilver (Free, Open Source), Ulauncher (Free, Open Source) and Gnome Do (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 7, 2021

    • Omnilauncher for Linux to help you quickly find and run apps and do other useful things.
    • Rofi started as clone of simpleswitcher, written by Sean Pringle a popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to dmenu.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      Gu
      it's more exstensible and more powerful, yet light
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      Positive comment • 3 months ago

      Gu
      It's just like UI component to show filterable list without much other logic, it's possible to simply create launcher with custom behavior.
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      Positive comment • 4 months ago 1 users agree



    • Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly.
    • Fast application launcher for Linux. Custom shortcuts for web URLs and scripts. Extensions supported.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      lucas59356813091
      Its like keypirinha but for linux, very nice to use and have nice modules to extend.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • 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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access.

      Discontinued

      This program is slowly sinking into neglect and abandonment since 2011.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Gnome-Pie is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The user presses a key stroke which opens the desired pie.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Google Quick Search Box is an open source search box that allows you to search data on your computer and across the web.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
    • A replacement for i3-dmenu-desktop

      Its purpose is to find .desktop files and offer you a menu to start an application using dmenu.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      Gu
      Consider dmenu as also loading desktop files, so you can find your applications easily. j4-dmenu-desktop is the best alternative to dmenu.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • Quickly search, find and launch apps, contacts, bookmarks, artists, albums and songs on your Android phone.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Android