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How can I launch some android application by name on android device? Like in Linux, I pressed alt+f2 and typed name of application. May be it is some alternate launcher.

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you can press the search, and type the name of the application there. – Raunak Oct 25 '11 at 21:04
Yes, but it's dirty search for running only applications. – YarikRock Oct 25 '11 at 21:10
I found the filters in search widget. It works. Thank you, everybody. – YarikRock Oct 25 '11 at 21:20

Gesture Search will do something similar. It finds apps, contacts, bookmarks and music tracks.

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+1 this is nice, I wish there would be a app indexing all these items, but let you search via keyboard instead of gestures? – Hauser Jan 11 '12 at 0:08

The home launcher Go Launcher Ex gives you a search field for this, type in first letters and it will show matching apps. But it only lists apps, no music tracks or bookmarks.

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It really depends what you mean applications in android are usually run using something similar to so you would need a "hashmap" for example which relates the application name to the actual apk name.

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