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Install Unity Launch Folders in Ubuntu 14.04 – 14.10

Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10 uses Unity as its default shell. Unity is much more than a shell it is the base concept of using a single user interface to all kind of devices from TV, Mobiles to Desktop. Launch Folders is an awesome application to ubuntu unity. It integrates a super easy way to organize applications in Ubuntu Unity sidebar. A user can categorize applications and creates different folders in unity sidebar. Its like circle shortcuts in android home page or folders in gnome shell application overlay. It contains application shortcuts, file shortcuts, folder links, web url links, script shortcuts etc.

If a user click on a launch folder it expands to show the contents. It is a very quick way to access favorite apps and folders.


Features of Ubuntu Unity Launch Folders

  • Drag n Drop folders and open with nemo or nautilus
  • Drag links from firefox
  • Apps, Web Apps, Links, Files, Folers and Shell Scripts
  • Run or Edit Shell Scripts.
  • Drag from address bar into drawer
  • Generated icon based on the contents of your drawer


To install Unity-Launcher-Folders in Ubuntu 14.04 just open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands to the Terminal and press enter

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:asukhovatkin/unity-launcher-folders
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-launcher-folders

This will install the programme. Life simplified.

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