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    Wox Alternatives

    Wox is described as 'full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching' and is a very popular application launcher in the online services category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Wox for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Google Chrome and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Wox are Listary, Launchy, Alfred and Station.

    Wox is mainly a Application Launcher but alternatives to it may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Wox.
    This page was last updated May 20, 2022
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    • Windows
    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.
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    1. A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.
      Keypirinha vs Wox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Keypirinha is a great alternative to Wox.
      thehackerdroid77 Keypirinha has plugins and you can personalize it more than wox (themes, colors, gui sizes) its also made in python
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      edapm Similar to wox, but less buggy
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      dog_funtom Very similar to Wox by features and by looks. But Everything integration is less buggy.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    2. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.
      Listary vs Wox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Listary is a great alternative to Wox.
      JackVegas Wox was kind of flaky when I last used it. Listary has always been far more reliable for me. This is the closest I've gotten to using Alfred on Windows.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago


    3. Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.


      The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.

      Almost everyone thinks Launchy is a great alternative to Wox.
    4. 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.
      Alfred vs Wox opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      slothernik best, most robust, user friendly app launcher (and so much more)
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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


      From the GitHub repository: “This project is not actively maintained.”

    6. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.
      ueli vs Wox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ueli is a great alternative to Wox.
      Azazel You can manually include folders for indexing
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      TypeScript - easy way to revise the code source for me
      Positive comment 12 months ago

    7. 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.
      Albert vs Wox opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      judgedsauce7 Albert is a newer, desktop agnostic launcher similar to Synapse but inspired by the look and feel of the Alfred launcher on mac OS. Albert’s big selling point over Synapse is its performance. It’s much lighter on system resources and relies less on other desktop dependencies or frameworks. It’s also more readily extensible.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    8. * Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
    9. 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.
      Most users think Cerebro is a great alternative to Wox.
    10. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.
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