Best Linux Application Launchers

best linux application launchers

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

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

Download 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.

Download Synapse


Ulauncher is a  neat and beautiful application launcher. You can even customize the shortcuts or install third party extensions. 

Download Ulauncher


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.

Download Dmenu


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.

Download Docky

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