LaunchMenu Alternatives

    LaunchMenu is described as 'free, open source, cross-platform search-based productivity software with similarities to Alfred and Cerebro. LaunchMenu focuses on customisability and extensibility , while also being easy to use through it's one slick interface'. There are more than 10 alternatives to LaunchMenu for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like LaunchMenu are Wox (Free, Open Source), Listary (Freemium), Alfred (Freemium) and CerebroApp (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 14, 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. Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching. Since the local search is powered by Everything you will start receiving results as you type.
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    3. 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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    4. Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.
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    5. 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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    6. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).
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    7. 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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    8. Fluent Search (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use search application that lets you search for running applications, browser tabs, bookmarks, files, and more.
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    9. LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.
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    10. Flashlight gives you control over Spotlight. There are tons of options for customization so you can do things how you want to. Flashlight is designed to make enhancing Spotlight easy and enhance it's usefulness on macOS 10.9 and up.
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