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Gnome-Pie Alternatives

Gnome-Pie is described as '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' and is a application launcher in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Gnome-Pie for Linux, Windows, Mac, Windows Explorer and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Gnome-Pie are Listary, Quicksilver, Gnome Do and dmenu.

Gnome-Pie alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Gnome-Pie.
This page was last updated Jun 30, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Gnome-Pie is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The...

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  1. A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

  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!.



  3. Quicksilver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

  4. Gnome Do

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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    The program seems to be no longer updated.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.

  5. 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.



  6. Direct Folders

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    Access your folders from anywhere.

  7. Mutate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu.

    Discontinued

    The last commit to the GitHub repo was on November 5th, 2015.

  8. Circle Dock

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock like with other programs.

    Discontinued

    Project is dead since 2008. Have a look at the forum:https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=d4239krfp6h6ghtdigpph6v7o0&topic=42700.0

  9. j4-dmenu-desktop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    j4-dmenu-desktop is a replacement for i3-dmenu-desktop. It's purpose is to find .desktop files and offer you a menu to start an application using dmenu. Since r2.7 j4-dmenu-desktop doesn't require i3wm anymore and should work just fine on about any desktop environment.

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  10. Slingscold

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Slingscold is a lightweight app launcher for GNU/Linux, written in Vala and utilizing GTK+ and Cairo.

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