There are plenty of application launchers available out there for Linux and it is really different to compare any launcher with one another. ULauncher is free and written in Python programming language, it uses less resources and works in almost every Linux desktop environment such as: Gnome, Cinnamon, Unity, Mate, Xfce, Lxde and Openbox with tint2. Using Ulauncher you can search through installed applications, navigate through folders and open files, also search on Google and Wikipedia.


Features:
  • Instant app launcher: Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
  • Fuzzy search: Type in an application name without worrying about spelling. Ulauncher will figure out what you meant.
  • Shortcuts:​ Improve your workflow with customizable shortcuts. Create shortcut for web search or your scripts.
  • Fast directory browser:​ Browse files and directories with ease. (Type ~ or / to start. Press Alt+Enter to access an alt menu.)

Shortcuts to use ULauncher:
Ctrl+ Space - To open Ulauncher
/ - search files
so - search in stackoverflow
g - search in google
wiki - search in wikipedia

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install ULauncher in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


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