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Xstarter Alternatives

Xstarter is described as 'Terminal-based application launcher for Unix-like systems' and is a application launcher in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Xstarter for Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and Debian. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like Xstarter are Albert, Rofi, dmenu and Raycast.

Xstarter 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 Xstarter.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

Terminal-based application launcher for Unix-like systems.

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

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  2. 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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    Rofi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Rofi started as clone of simpleswitcher, written by Sean Pringle a popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher. Simpleswitcher laid the foundations and therefor Sean Pringle deserves most of the credit for this tool.

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    dmenu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

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    Raycast

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

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

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    LaunchBar

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.

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  7. JetStart

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? JetStart offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched programs and system commands.

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    Application Finder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    The Application Finder is a program to find and launch installed applications on your system, and quickly execute commands.

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    Portable Start Menu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs.

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  10. j4-dmenu-desktop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    j4-dmenu-desktop is a replacement for i3-dmenu-desktop. It's purpose is to find .desktop files and offer you a menu to start an application using dmenu. Since r2.7 j4-dmenu-desktop doesn't require i3wm anymore and should work just fine on about any desktop environment.

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