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Ulauncher comes with very reasonable defaults, looks good and just works.
ULauncher supports themes and comes with a good supply on install but more can also be made.
Pro Supports fuzzy search
You can enter app name with a typo and Ulauncher will still be able to find it.
Pro Allows custom shortcuts
Pro Actively maintained
Unlike Albert or others, it is actually being maintained.
Pro Supports extensions in Python
With Ulauncher you can easily add and update third party extensions. From kill process to windows switching, many of them work very well. The extension API is documented and if you know Python you can create and share your own extensions.
Pro Direct plugin install from GitHub
Can fork, customize, and install instantly.
Pro Good extension ecosystem
Pro Good look
Ulauncher looks modern & can be customized with many themes.
Pro Extensions are really easy to write by yourself
Pro Able to launch Kdialog, Zenity and Bash scripts
Extensions are easily created. Python script is all open to see. Not compiled like some.
Con Needs more posibilities for extensions
Currently, extensions can run only when you type their alias and <space>. There is no way to see results from multiple extensions at once. The output is also limited just to rows.
Con Pretty slow
Launches with a delay.