Launchy Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Launchy for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Synapse iconSynapse, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Launchy and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Launchy are Small CerebroApp iconCerebroApp (Free, Open Source), Small Albert iconAlbert (Free, Open Source), Small Ulauncher iconUlauncher (Free, Open Source) and Small Gnome Do iconGnome Do (Free, Open Source).

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 you're 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: 2/1/2020 12:34:00 PM
Launchy is discontinued
The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.

Alternatives to Launchy for Linux with any license

  • CerebroApp

    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. In most cases you don't even need to open another application, because you can see results right in Cerebro, like google maps, IMDB movies or contact details.

    • Discontinued
      Latest release (0.3.2) was on December 2017.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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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  • 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 .

    • 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

    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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  • Zazu

    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.

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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  • 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.

    • 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.

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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  • 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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