Launchy Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Launchy for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The most popular Mac alternative is Small Alfred iconAlfred, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Launchy and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Launchy are Small CerebroApp iconCerebroApp (Free, Open Source), Small Quicksilver iconQuicksilver (Free, Open Source), Small EasyFind iconEasyFind (Free) and Small LaunchBar iconLaunchBar (Freemium).

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: 1/20/2017 5:22:00 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The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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 Mac with any license

  • Alfred

    Alfred is an award-winning app for macOS which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac. Search and Browse Launch applications and find files on your Mac or on the web. Alfred learns how you use your Mac and prioritises results. Save countless hours by using hotkeys, keywords and customising how you want to search your Mac and activity history.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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  • 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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  • Quicksilver

    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. An introduction to Quicksilver's abilities include: * Accessing applications, documents, contacts, music and much, much more. * Browsing your Mac's filesystem elegantly using keywords and 'fuzzy' matching.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • EasyFind

    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing. EasyFind is especially useful for those tired of slow or impossible indexing, outdated or corrupted indices, or those just looking for features missing in the Finder or Spotlight.

    • Discontinued
      The app can still be downloaded on the Mac App Store but it hasn't been updated in 5 years.

    Free Mac

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  • LaunchBar

    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. Get instant access to applications, documents, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, media libraries, search engines and so much more – just by typing short abbreviations.

    Freemium Mac

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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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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger). Backed by an index of all items and files on the system, it's designed to allow the user to quickly locate a wide variety of items on the computer, including documents, pictures, music, applications, and System Preferences. In addition, specific words in documents and in web pages in a web browser's history or bookmarks can be searched.

    Free Mac

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  • Lacona

    Lacona is a docker app for Mac OSX that accepts natural language commands. Call up Lacona with a keyboard shortcut and type whatever you want to do. It gives intelligent suggestions as you type and then follows your orders.

    Freemium Mac GitHub

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  • Flashlight

    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. There are hundreds of plugins to find for Flashlight. Give it a go and find out! This app is a fork of the original Flashlight developed by Nate Parrott (https://github.com/nate-parrott/Flashlight ) that's been discontinued since.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Find Any File

    Find Any File searches your local disks for files by name, creation or modification date, size, or type and creator code (not by content, though). As there are other tools with a similar search operation, here are the special features unique to Find Any File: Has a new hierarchical view of the found items, making it much easier to browse 100s of items. Can run as root user, finding really any file on your disk, even those that are hidden from normal users.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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