Open-source projects categorized as Launcher

Top 23 Launcher Open-Source Projects

  • GitHub repo Wox

    Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.

    Project mention: 🔝Top 10 C# Projects on GitHub (Q1 2021) and the trend | dev.to | 2021-04-15

    View on GitHub

  • GitHub repo nnn

    n³ The unorthodox terminal file manager

    Project mention: What is your cd system? | reddit.com/r/commandline | 2021-04-16

    Why not use a file manager like nnn which also comes with bookmarks and/or jump/autojump/zoxide support? At some point cd ... was also supported but it seemed pressing left arrow in the TUI was more efficient so we dropped it.

  • GitHub repo Playnite

    Video game library manager with support for wide range of 3rd party libraries and game emulation support, providing one unified interface for your games.

    Project mention: Can someone provide assistance launching games through DEmul on Playnite? | reddit.com/r/playnite | 2021-04-18
  • GitHub repo MultiMC5

    A custom launcher for Minecraft that allows you to easily manage multiple installations of Minecraft at once

    Project mention: Cant open official Minecraft Launcher | reddit.com/r/linux_gaming | 2021-04-17

    You could try multimc. It's more feature rich than the classic launcher at least...

  • GitHub repo Ulauncher

    Linux Application Launcher

    Project mention: Feature Request (or humble demand rather) : Tab to iterate trhough search results in Cinnamon menu. | reddit.com/r/linuxmint | 2021-04-15

    https://ulauncher.io/ does this already

  • GitHub repo coursier

    Pure Scala Artifact Fetching

    Project mention: SBT CodeArtifact - An SBT plugin to publish artifacts to AWS CodeArtifact. | reddit.com/r/scala | 2021-03-05

    I'm digging a bit deeper on this Google Artifact Repository task and it looks like it won't. See https://github.com/coursier/coursier/issues/1987 for more details.

  • GitHub repo ueli

    This is a keystroke launcher for Windows and macOS.

    Project mention: What Programs Changed the way you use a computer? | reddit.com/r/Ubuntu | 2021-04-12

    Keystroke Launchers (https://ueli.app/#/ is my fav)

  • GitHub repo openlauncher

    Customizable and Open Source Launcher for Android

    Project mention: Are there any new launchers that have came out recently that are worth checking out? | reddit.com/r/androidapps | 2021-03-05

    Open Launcher

  • GitHub repo NSudo

    Series of System Administration Tools

    Project mention: WinDefend Service Deleted | reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2021-02-13

    You could always manually re-create the service referencing a clean windows 10 image (services.msc). I should probably note that this service is generally owned by Trusted Installer and should be re-created with the same privileges to avoid any conflicts (or security holes). Worse case scenario run Services.msc with NSUDO https://github.com/M2Team/NSudo

  • GitHub repo dotfiles

    :cherry_blossom: Aesthetic OpenboxWM Environment (by owl4ce)

    Project mention: A CLI tool that scrapes Google search results and SERPs that provides instant and concise answers | reddit.com/r/commandline | 2021-02-24
  • GitHub repo jgmenu

    An X11 menu

    Project mention: Jgmenu: A Hackable X11 Menu | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-03
  • GitHub repo update4j

    Create your own auto-update framework

    Project mention: JavaFx still worth learning/using? | reddit.com/r/java | 2021-02-28

    Gah, don’t do that. https://github.com/update4j/update4j and/or sign up for the ChangeNode.com EA or check out one of the other installer packages

  • GitHub repo FFXIVQuickLauncher

    Custom launcher for Final Fantasy XIV

    Project mention: Limsa Lominsa - Also Known as AFK City | reddit.com/r/ffxiv | 2021-03-23

    Allow me to improve your life: https://github.com/goatcorp/FFXIVQuickLauncher

  • GitHub repo chrlauncher

    Small and very fast portable launcher and updater for Chromium.

    Project mention: Why You Suddenly Need To Stop Using Google Chrome | reddit.com/r/firefox | 2021-03-20
  • GitHub repo spotter

    🔎 macOS productivity tool to launch everything

    Project mention: Open Source Alfred Alternative | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-20
  • GitHub repo launcher

    Launcher for BlueMaxima's Flashpoint

    Project mention: Anyone else remember? | reddit.com/r/teenagers | 2021-04-19

    It can be downloaded here

  • GitHub repo GDLauncher

    GDLauncher is a simple, yet powerful Minecraft custom launcher with a strong focus on the user experience

    Project mention: What are some safe websites to get mods off | reddit.com/r/feedthebeast | 2021-04-10

    to get started, i would recommend downloading GDlauncher. its a simple yet powerful launcher, that lets you download and update mods and modpacks.

  • GitHub repo mcpelauncher-manifest

    The main repository for the Linux and Mac OS Bedrock edition Minecraft launcher.

    Project mention: Minecraft Native M1 Guide | reddit.com/r/macgaming | 2021-03-19

    Yes. If you’re interested in Bedrock you can look into this project: https://github.com/minecraft-linux/mcpelauncher-manifest. Basically it makes the Android version playable on Mac so you would need to own that if you do not already.

  • GitHub repo RetroESP32

    Retro ESP32 is a turbo charged Odroid Go Launcher, Emulator and ROM Manager

    Project mention: ESP32 Firmware flash | reddit.com/r/OdroidGo | 2021-01-23

    Odroid Go https://github.com/retro-esp32/RetroESP32/releases/download/v.2.7-Master-System-Save-Fix/odroid-go.zip

  • GitHub repo CDDA-Game-Launcher

    A Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead launcher with additional features

    Project mention: meme featuring my character: David | reddit.com/r/cataclysmdda | 2021-04-19

    According to this comment on a Github post about the same issue happening back in 2020, "The CI server (gorgon.narc.ro) is where we get our information for the changelog. If that server is down, the launcher cannot get that information which is why it shows that message: "Error parsing Changelog data. Retry later."". So, if this website is down, the changelog doesn't have anything to update from.

  • GitHub repo nwg-launchers

    GTK-based launchers: application grid, button bar, dmenu for sway and other window managers

    Project mention: nwg-dock 0.0.1 ready for testing | reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-04-02

    This is the last (at least for now) missing part of nwg-shell for sway: autotiling, Azote, nwg-launchers, nwg-panel and nwg-dock.

  • GitHub repo Simple-App-Launcher

    A simple holder for favourite apps for quick & easy app launcher icon management

    Project mention: Help need to uninstall bloatware from rooted phone | reddit.com/r/degoogle | 2020-12-21

    Before you uninstall, install a few things - like alternative browser, alternative launcher, alternative file browser - I recommend simple launcher - and their simple file browser - mainly because it is opensource. Nova launcher will work too and definitely is more feature rich.

  • GitHub repo sway-launcher-desktop

    TUI Application launcher with Desktop Entry support. Made for SwayWM, but runs anywhere

    Project mention: Overview Of The Unofficial Manjaro Sway Edition | reddit.com/r/swaywm | 2021-01-06

    It's sway-launcher-desktop.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-04-19.


What are some of the best open-source Launcher projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Wox 19,981
2 nnn 10,915
3 Playnite 3,061
4 MultiMC5 2,065
5 Ulauncher 1,926
6 coursier 1,753
7 ueli 1,735
8 openlauncher 964
9 NSudo 962
10 dotfiles 911
11 jgmenu 538
12 update4j 523
13 FFXIVQuickLauncher 511
14 chrlauncher 501
15 spotter 468
16 launcher 465
17 GDLauncher 413
18 mcpelauncher-manifest 343
19 RetroESP32 319
20 CDDA-Game-Launcher 305
21 nwg-launchers 223
22 Simple-App-Launcher 206
23 sway-launcher-desktop 200