GNOME Launch Box Alternatives

    GNOME Launch Box is described as '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 hopes up too much. Launch Box is written for the GNOME 2.10 platform and depends on GTK+ 2' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to GNOME Launch Box for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows Explorer and Android. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like GNOME Launch Box are Listary (Freemium), Quicksilver (Free, Open Source), Executor (Free) and Gnome Do (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 24, 2021

    1. Keypirinha is a fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows. Features: * Quickly find and launch plethora of items like applications, files, bookmarks, URLs, sessions (PuTTY, WinSCP, FileZilla), registry keys, ...
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    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!.
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    3. 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.
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    4. A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a portable app and can be integrated in LiberKey.
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    5. 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 Quicksilver & GNOME Launch Box .

      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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    6. FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more.
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    7. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
    8. ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed to work with removable storage (uses relative paths) media like USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc.

      Discontinued

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

    9. Access your folders from anywhere.
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    10. Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list.

      Discontinued

      Doesn't seem to be activaly maintained anymore. Last update was in 2017.

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