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Quicksilver Alternatives for Linux

Quicksilver is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. 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 50 alternatives to Quicksilver and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Quicksilver are Ulauncher, Cerebro, Gnome Do and dmenu.

Quicksilver alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Web Search Engines. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Quicksilver.
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  1. Mutate

    55 alternatives to Mutate 

    Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu.

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

  2. Gnome-Pie icon


    16 alternatives to 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...

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  3. 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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    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: at FTP link dates back to 2009:

    GNOME Launch Box
  4. Fly-Pie icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to Fly-Pie 

    :pie: Fly-Pie is an innovative marking menu written as a GNOME Shell extension. - GitHub - Schneegans/Fly-Pie: Fly-Pie is an innovative marking menu written as a GNOME Shell extension.

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  5. Rocket App Launcher icon

    Rocket App Launcher

    • Linux
    • KDE
    36 alternatives to Rocket App Launcher 

    Rocket is an application launcher for KDE Plasma. It sorts all of your applications in a horizontal grid alphabetically, so you will always find what you are looking for at first glance. No more menu navigation, only scrolling.

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