Launchy Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to Launchy for Linux. Explore 23 Linux apps like Launchy, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. If your looking for more info about Launchy like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/26/2018 7:35:00 AM

Alternatives to Launchy for Linux with any license

  • Gnome Do

    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 .

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
    • switching from windows to linux, GnomeDo makes very well the job! Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Ulauncher

    * 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. * Improve your workflow with customizable shortcuts. Create shortcut for web search or your scripts. * Browse files and directories with ease. Type ~ or / to start. Press Alt+Enter to access an alt menu.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • dmenu

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Rofi

    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. Rofi, renamed as it lost the simple property, has been extended with extra features, like a run-dialog, ssh-launcher and can act as a drop-in dmenu replacement, making it a very versatile tool.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • kupfer

    Kupfer is a command tool heavily inspired by Quicksilver ; you do not use it to search your files, you use it to summon an application or document quickly by typing the first parts of its name. Kupfer is written using Python and has a flexible architecture. Objects that it can access are implemented in plugins, and new plugins can be written quickly. The philosophy of Kupfer is simplicity.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Index Your Files

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc., and boolean operators are available to to perform multiple keyword searches. You can invoke Windows Explorer context menus on found files to perform operations such as drag/drop, copy, rename, delete etc.

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version, 5.0.2.6, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Tracker

    Tracker is a search engine and that allows the user to find their data as fast as possible. Users can search for their files and search for content in their files too.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • Gnome-Pie

    Gnome-Pie is a 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. By activating one of its slices, applications may be launched, key presses may be simulated or files can be opened. The user does not need to remember the name of an application – just the direction has to be remembered.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Mutate

    Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips. Features: * Find Applications & Files * Find Files * Kill process * Google Translate integration Select some words use your mouse, than press ctrl+t(you can define it ) or input 'tr' and some words * Quick-Search the Web - Google search - Github search You can add other keywods such as keywords like wiki, twitter or youtube.

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The last commit to the GitHub repo was on November 5th, 2015.
  • Gnome Completion-Run Utility

    Application launcher with bash-like completion. It's a simple program which provides a "run program" window, featuring a bash-like TAB completion. It uses GTK+ interface. Also, supports CTRL-R / CTRL-S / "!" for searching through history. Running commands in a terminal with CTRL-Enter. URL handlers.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • GNOME Launch Box

    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+ 2.6, evolution-data-server 1.2 and gnome-menus. These are currently hard dependencies but the plan is to split out the backends into different optional backends.

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued This app seems to be totaly discontinuited. The official page on Gnome project points to an inexistant git repo. In Debian archives, last known version is 0.2-1.1: https://archive.debian.net/fr/source/lenny/gnome-launch-box Activity at FTP link dates back to 2009: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-launch-box/
  • Bashrun2

    Launcher that uses a terminal with a modified bash session. Bashrun2 is the second generation version of bashrun, an application launcher running a modified bash session in a small terminal window, providing all the well known bash features like tab-completion and history.

    Free Open Source Linux

  • j4-dmenu-desktop

    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. You can also execute shell commands using it.

    Free Open Source Linux

  • Xstarter

    xstarter - Terminal-based application launcher for Unix-like systems Features - a clean, simple interface that works on various terminals - able to search for applications using environment variables (e.g.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • grun

    gRun is a GTK based Run dialog that closely resembles the Windows Run dialog, just like xexec. It has a intelligent history mechanism and a dual level fork() mechanism for launching the application in its own process. gRun also has support for launching console mode application in an XTerm as well as associations for file types.

    Free Open Source Linux

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