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Gnome Do Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Gnome Do for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux 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 Gnome Do and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Gnome Do are Ulauncher, DocFetcher, Cerebro and Rofi.

Gnome Do alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Gnome Do.
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  1. Albert icon

    Albert

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce

    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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    It is VERY similar to GNOME Do. It is a program launcher with similar functionalities and few but beautiful themes.

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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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  2. DocFetcher is a portable German/English open source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DocFetcher is for searching through the text of documents on your desktop, while Gnome Do is a more general desktop search tool with a focus on launching applications. While there is a little overlap, most people searching for a Gnome Do alternative are looking for another application launcher.

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    "Gnome do" is program launcher whereas "DocFetcher" is in-document content search tool. The difference between the two is enough to make a fair-minded person consider the later as irrelevant to former. In shorter words: It is not alternative to Gnome Do.

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    Cerebro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cerebro is an open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused on speed and good UI and UX.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCerebro can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    actively developed, great plugin ecosystem, very fast, cross-platform.

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    Rofi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    dmenu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

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    Krunner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.

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    Catapult Launcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    KFind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KFind can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu. It allows you to find files by name, type or content.

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    Unleash.so

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Unleash.so brings all the scattered pieces of data from your cloud and computer right to you. You can search across your workspace, launch web pages and take quick actions from one search bar, such as: RSVP events, start AWS instances and more.

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