Download Gnome Pie App – Best Application Launcher For Linux
Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? I hope you are all having a great day, if not don’t worry, just start planning for a better future and give it another try to solve your issues. Anyway, today we will showcase an app first spotted on webbupd8.org, read on…
So you want a new application launcher for your Ubuntu or Linux PC eh? Perhaps one with some fancy glassy like apple-inspired-Microsoft-flat-design-like icons? Okay take a look at this neat app called Gnome Pie by Simon Schneegans and let us know what you think, I have been using it since last night and I am impressed with the design and the smooth feel you have when you use it, you will see what I mean when you try it!
What is an App Launcher For Ubuntu?
An application launcher is a computer app that helps a user to locate and start other computer app or files. An application launcher provides shortcuts to computer programs, and stores the shortcuts in one place so they are easier to find. That is the edited version direct from Wikipedia, they make it seem kinda dull huh? Lol, anyway, what do they know! An app launcher is ‘quick navigation’ control panel usually on ‘home screens’. Read about Gnome Pie and try it.
Gnome Pie Features
- Gnome Pie, this is an application launcher inspired by a World of Warcraft addon called OPie.
- The app consists of multiple “pies”, each being triggered by a keyboard shortcut or mouse button you set. Each pie has its own role: applications, bookmarks, main menu, multimedia (play/pause/previous/next), a pie that allows you to control the focused window (maximize, close, etc.)
- The user does not need to remember the name of an application – just the direction has to be remembered. Combined with the implementations of Fitts’ law – users don’t have to click directly on the icon of an action, but somewhere on the screen in its direction – Gnome-Pie is an alternative to text-based launchers.
Download Gnome Pie App
To install the latest Gnome Pie in Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.1 or 17 and derivatives, you can use its official PPA.
Add the PPA and install Gnome Pie using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-pie
If you’re not using Ubuntu / Linux Mint, you can download the Gnome Pie source via GitHub.
Gnome Pie App Screenshots
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