We have written number of posts in Linux themes or Linux desktop environment and today we thought to write something about some of the best Linux application launchers. Sometime, It’s pretty much boring to use same desktop launchers.
Best Linux Application Launchers
1. Gnome Pie
It is the strange and unique app launcher for Linux. It has pie shaped GUI. From Gnome-Pie 0.7.1, there is initial support for Wayland too.
Install Gnome Pie In Ubuntu
Run the following command to install Gnome Pie in Ubuntu.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome-pie
Synapse is a semantic launcher. It is written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files. It is powered by open source Zeitgeist engine.
Ulauncher is a neat and beautiful application launcher. You can even customize the shortcuts or install third party extensions.
Probably one of the simplest and lightweight Linux desktop launcher available in the internet. It doesn’t run in the background and doesn’t use much more RAM.
Docky turns your Linux to OS X like environment. Docky is a Mac-like application dock/launcher for Linux. It sits at the edges of your desktop screen.
Kupfer is an easy to use launcher. Kupfer is a keyboard-focused interface and very configurable. Kupfer is available in a repo for Ubuntu operating system.
Launchy is a free and cross-platform launcher. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes.
It says a simple scriptable popup dialog to run on X. Lighthouse is easy to use, simple and customizable application launchers for Linux.
DockBarX is a lightweight Linux launcher. It works as a stand-alone dock and is a fork of dockbar made by Aleksey Shaferov.
Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred (OS X app) for Linux.