Slingshot launcher Alternatives

    Slingshot launcher is described as 'Lightweight, stylish Launcher for Elementary OS' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to Slingshot launcher for Linux and Windows. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Slingshot launcher are Gnome-Pie (Free, Open Source), Circle Dock (Free, Open Source), Slingscold (Free, Open Source) and GNOME Launch Box (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 2021

    1. Keypirinha is a fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows. Features: * Quickly find and launch plethora of items like applications, files, bookmarks, URLs, sessions (PuTTY, WinSCP, FileZilla), registry keys, ...
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    2. 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.
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    3. The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock like with other programs.

      Discontinued

      Project is dead since 2008. Have a look at the forum:
      https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=d4239krfp6h6ghtdigpph6v7o0&topic=42700.0

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    4. Slingscold is a lightweight app launcher for GNU/Linux, written in Vala and utilizing GTK+ and Cairo. Slingscold es un ligero lanzador de aplicaciones al estilo launchpad de Mac OS X.
    5. 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.

      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-box

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

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