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 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Quicksilver are CerebroApp (Free, Open Source), Ulauncher (Free, Open Source), Gnome Do (Free, Open Source) and Krunner (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips.


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

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    2. 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.


      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:

      Activity at FTP link dates back to 2009:

    3. 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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    4. The Application Finder is a program to find and launch installed applications on your system, and quickly execute commands.
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