Launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy.
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WoX is a launcher for Windows that simply works. It's an alternative to Alfred and Launchy. You can call it Windows omni-eXecutor if you want a long name.



  • Search for everything—applications, uwp, folders, files and more.
  • Use pinyin to search for programs / 支持用 拼音 搜索程序
    • wyy / wangyiyun → 网易云音乐
  • Keyword plugin search
    • search google with g search_term
  • Build custom themes at
  • Install plugins from


Download Wox-xxx.exe from releases. Latest as of now is 1.3.524

Windows may complain about security due to code not being signed. This will be fixed later.

Versions marked as pre-release are unstable pre-release versions.

  • Requirements:
    • .net >= 4.5.2
    • everything: .exe installer + use x64 if your windows is x64 + everything service is running
    • python3: .exe installer + add it to %PATH% or set it in WoX settings


  • Launch: Alt+Space
  • Install/Uninstall plugin: type wpm install/uninstall
  • Reset: delete %APPDATA%\Wox
  • Log: %APPDATA%\Wox\Logs


  • First and most importantly, star it!
  • Read Coding Style
  • Send PR to dev branch
  • I'd appreciate if you could solve help_needed labeled issue
  • Don't hesitate to ask questions in the issues


  1. Install Visual Studio 2015 and tick all Windows 10 sdk options
  2. Open powershell with admin permission and Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Scope CurrentUser