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Raycast Alternatives

Raycast is described as 'lets you control your tools with a few keystrokes. It’s designed to keep you focused' and is a File Search utility in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Raycast for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Windows, Xfce and Brave. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Raycast are Alfred, Wox, ueli and Station.

Raycast 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 Raycast.
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Raycast lets you control your tools with a few keystrokes. It’s designed to keep you focused.

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  1. Keypirinha icon

    Keypirinha

    • Windows
    151 alternatives to Keypirinha 

    A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

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    1.  LightweightKeypirinha consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableKeypirinha can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKeypirinha can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    smart search
    customizable interface
  2. Alfred icon

    Alfred

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    95 alternatives to Alfred 

    Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlfred can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Full-Text SearchAlfred lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Wox

    • Windows
    46 alternatives to Wox 

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.

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    Discontinued

    No stables releases since Feb 24, 2018.No pre-releases since May 25, 2020.2 years without any public development and 4 years without any releases is essentially discontinued, IMHO.

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    ueli

    • Mac
    • Windows
    71 alternatives to ueli 

    Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings. It creates an icon in the system tray at startup, where it sits silently throughout its runtime, without disturbing you with...

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    1.  Portableueli can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsueli can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  5. Station icon

    Station

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Brave
    23 alternatives to Station 

    Station is the first open-source smart browser for busy people. A single place for all of your web applications.

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    Discontinued

    The project is not actively maintained anymore. Last version, 2.0.9, released in July 2021, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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    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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    Settings view from version 0.9.3.
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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.
    Dark theme
    File browser
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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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    Fluent Search

    • Windows
    81 alternatives to Fluent Search 

    Fluent Search (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use search application that lets you search for running applications, browser tabs, bookmarks, files, and more. Unlike Windows Start Menu, Fluent Search focuses on continuing existing work, it let you jump easily between running...

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    Quicksilver

    76 alternatives to 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.

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