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Quick Search Box Alternatives for Linux

Quick Search Box is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Ulauncher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Quick Search Box and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Quick Search Box are Cerebro, Gnome Do, dmenu and Krunner.

Quick Search Box 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 Quick Search Box.
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  1. Ulauncher icon

    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.
    Dark theme
    File browser
  2. Cerebro icon

    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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    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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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 icon

      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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      Krunner

      • Linux
      • BSD
      71 alternatives to Krunner 

      KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.

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      Unleash.so

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      39 alternatives to Unleash.so 

      Unleash.so brings all the scattered pieces of data from your cloud and computer right to you. You can search across your workspace, launch web pages and take quick actions from one search bar, such as: RSVP events, start AWS instances and more.

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    • Mutate

      54 alternatives to Mutate 

      Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu.

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      Discontinued

      The last commit to the GitHub repo was on November 5th, 2015.

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    • Curiosity Search icon

      Curiosity Search

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      24 alternatives to Curiosity Search 

      Curiosity is a search and productivity app. It puts all your information at your fingertips so you can focus and get more done.

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    • GNOME Launch Box

      39 alternatives to 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.

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      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-boxActivity at FTP link dates back to 2009:http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-launch-box/

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