In my last post I mentioned that I’m rather fond of the Windows based Launchy app. I am also a linux user, and I kinda missed this functionality when using my Kubuntu laptop. If you are like me, and you were looking for a Quicksilver/Launchy like launcher applications for Linux, look no further.
Katapult, is precisely what you are looking for. It works very similarly to Launchy and uses the same shortcut Alt+Space to activate.
Simply run it, hit Alt+Space and start typing. Katapult will try to match what you type to installed programs. My only complaint about Katapult is that the pattern matching algorithm is not perfect. For example I was trying to launch KSnapshot and typed in Snapshot and got no results. Launchy usually is able to pick up on partial matches like this one.
[tags]katapult, launchy, quicksiver, launcher, launcher application, linux, kde[/tags]