Alternatives to Synapse for Linux with any license



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  • Gnome Do icon

    Gnome Do

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. GNOME Do is inspired by...

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
    • Synapse, Kupfer, and Gnome Do are the three leaders in this category. Guest • Aug 2015 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • kupfer icon


    Kupfer is a command tool heavily inspired by Quicksilver ; you do not use it to search your files, you use it to summon an...

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Kupfer, though its development is stalled, is still very usable under current Ubuntu versions. Guest • Aug 2015 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Realy fast, doesn't crash like Synapse on xubuntu 16.04.5. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Ulauncher icon


    Fast application launcher for Linux. Custom shortcuts for web URLs and scripts. Extensions are coming soon.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • dmenu icon


    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

  • Mutate

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

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The last commit to the GitHub repo was on November 5th, 2015.
  • Gnome-Pie icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux

    • 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: Activity at FTP link dates back to 2009:
  • Bashrun2

    Launcher that uses a terminal with a modified bash session. Bashrun2 is the second generation version of bashrun, an application launcher running a modified bash...

    Free Open Source Linux