Alternatives to dmenu for Linux with any license

  • Synapse

    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • 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. GNOME Do is inspired by...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
  • Rofi

    Rofi started as clone of simpleswitcher, written by Sean Pringle a popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher. Simpleswitcher laid the foundations and therefor...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Mutate

    Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips.

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The last commit to the GitHub repo was on November 5th, 2015.
  • Gnome-Pie

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • j4-dmenu-desktop

    A replacement for i3-dmenu-desktop Its purpose is to find .desktop files and offer you a menu to start an application using dmenu.

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Consider dmenu as also loading desktop files, so you can find your applications easily. j4-dmenu-desktop is the best alternative to dmenu. Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • grun

    gRun is a GTK based Run dialog that closely resembles the Windows Run dialog, just like xexec. It has a intelligent history mechanism and a dual level fork() mechanism...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • GNOME Launch Box

    Launch Box is generally an application launcher. It's very influenced by Quicksilver for Mac OSX. Remember that this is only a first release so don't get your...

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued This app seems to be totaly discontinuited. The official page on Gnome project points to an inexistant git repo. In Debian archives, last known version is 0.2-1.1: https://archive.debian.net/fr/source/lenny/gnome-launch-box Activity at FTP link dates back to 2009: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-launch-box/
  • Bashrun2

    Launcher that uses a terminal with a modified bash session. Bashrun2 is the second generation version of bashrun, an application launcher running a modified bash...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Xstarter

    xstarter - Terminal-based application launcher for Unix-like systems Features - a clean, simple interface that works on various terminals - able to search for...

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