"To many people, application launchers are not really worth much
attention. After all, it's just a box to type in a command, right?
Perhaps that used to be it, but these days there are some tiny
programs that can make a huge difference in productivity. Not only
can you run a command, but you can search for files, search the
web, check the weather, even run a mini calculator. Today we'll
compare three of the better known launchers for Linux –
Launchy, GNOME Do, and Kupfer. While they all have roughly the same
function, each has a different take on how it should be done, and
the configuration capabilities vary greatly from one to the next.
Here, you'll see what makes each one unique and hopefully find the
one that works best for you.
"Visually, this is the most basic of the three. There's little
in the way of fancy graphics, but it's still a capable launcher,
and quite a bit more."