Mutate: awesome launcher for productivity

Mutate is a very fast and powerful launcher for Ubuntu inspired by the Alfred and Spotlight Mac apps. You can call it the next-gen Synapse. In addition to launching apps, Mutate can do or can be extended to do a lot of other things:

  • Find files and applications
  • Find files by extension
  • Kill processes
  • Google translate using keyword tr
  • Google search
  • GitHub search
  • Open URLs in browser
  • Shutdown, logout, reboot
  • Open system or Mutate settings/preferences
  • Custom hotkey support
  • Custom script support (like tr)

To install on Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutate/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mutate


$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mutate

Once you start the application it continues to run the background. To launch it later use <Ctrl-d>. Type preference to launch preferences window. You can add custom scripts or commands to Mutate.

On GitHub: Mutate

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