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 DocFetcher, 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 Albert (Free, Open Source), CerebroApp (Free, Open Source), Ulauncher (Free, Open Source) and Rofi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. 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.
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      DocFetcher vs Gnome Do opinions
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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. Thanks!
      Negative comment 8 months ago

    2. 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.
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      Albert vs Gnome Do opinions
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      It is VERY similar to GNOME Do. It is a program launcher with similar functionalities and few but beautiful themes.
      Positive comment 8 months ago


    3. 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.
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      ianmiller actively developed, great plugin ecosystem, very fast, cross-platform.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    4. * Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you. * You can type in an application name without worrying about spelling. Ulauncher will figure out what you meant.
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    5. 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.

    6. KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.
    7. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
    8. Zazu is a new open source productivity app, that allows developers to be in the drivers seat. Unlike other solutions, there is no built-in integrations, so every plugin has the full scope of what Zazu has to offer.


      Repo archived by authors. No updates or releases, and no recent commits. Based on obsolete versions of underlying tools/platform.

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    9. ChaseApp 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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      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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