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"Flap" is a Compact App Launcher for Linux

Flap is a new app launcher for Linux sporting a minimalistic design and quick TAB completions.

The app is based on Electron framework. Some of the main features include:

  • Compact design
  • Suggestions on TAB button
  • Suggestions respect usage statistics
  • Runs printed command in the terminal if not found in the index
  • Supports history of any commands previously executed

To install Flap in Ubuntu, run the following commands:

sudo apt install npm nodejs-legacy
sudo npm install -g flap-app-launcher
You can now launch Flap by running the command flap-app-launcher.

Flap can also be launched by using Super+Space keyboard shortcut. If it is not working then just create a new keyboard shortcut using your distribution specific tool.


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