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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 best Linux alternative is Albert, 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 Ulauncher, Cerebro, Rofi and Gnome Do.

Launchy alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Launchy.
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  1. Albert icon

    Albert

    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce
    39 alternatives to Albert 

    Access everything with virtually zero effort. Run applications, open files or their paths, open bookmarks in your browser, search the web, calculate things and a lot more. See wiki for more information.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlbert can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  LightweightAlbert consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Ulauncher

    • Linux
    41 alternatives to Ulauncher 
    • Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUlauncher can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Cerebro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    39 alternatives to Cerebro 

    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...

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    Rofi

    15 alternatives to 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.

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    Gnome Do

    77 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      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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      dmenu

      70 alternatives to dmenu 

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

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      Catapult Launcher

      10 alternatives to Catapult Launcher 

      Catapult allows you to easily launch apps, open files and do basic calculations with a keyboard-driven user interface. Custom plugins and themes can be loaded dynamically.

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      Zazu

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      30 alternatives to 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.

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      1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZazu can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      Discontinued

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

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    • mlocate

      26 alternatives to mlocate 

      Indexes filesystems allowing you to search for files.

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      Tracker

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      36 alternatives to 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.

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      This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
      Search Bar - The search bar is an applet for GNOME which allows quick access to your data by entering a few search terms. This is the easiest way to find your data:.
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