Open Source SlickRun Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Quicksilver, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 40 alternatives to SlickRun so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting SlickRun alternatives are Gnome Do (Free, Open Source), dmenu (Free, Open Source), ASuite (Free, Open Source) and Quick Search Box (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Oct 29, 2020

    • Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly.
    • GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access.

      Discontinued

      This program is slowly sinking into neglect and abandonment since 2011.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Google Quick Search Box is an open source search box that allows you to search data on your computer and across the web.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
    • You can assign a keyboard shortcut, a mouse shortcut or a joystick shortcut to any executable file, document, folder or WWW page.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Dedicated to make your workflow flow more seamlessly. Aimed at being more than an app launcher, it searches, integrates and expands on functionalities. Flow will continue to evolve, designed to be open and built with the community at heart.
    • :rocket: Launchy project reactivated. Get the familiar feeling now! - samsonwang/LaunchyQt
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Quickly search, find and launch apps, contacts, bookmarks, artists, albums and songs on your Android phone.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Android
    • Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred for Ubuntu.

      Discontinued

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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux