Install Indicator-Synapse (Alternative of Mac Spotlight) in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise
Indicator Synapse, a search indicator made by Tom Beckmann for elementary OS. The indicator is similar to Mac OS Spotlight. It creates virtual index of files and items which are on the system. It is designed to access files and items quickly. It also has ability to search in online dictionary/knowledge engine (WolframAlpha) and web. It is still under development you may face any bug while using it. Now indicator-synapse is available in our Apps PPA. You also can transform your Ubuntu to Mac. Previously we shared a great handy tool synapse launcher.
Note: It only works with Unity and Gnome Classic.
To install Indicator-Synapse in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
After installation logout and login back to see indicator in panel.
There is shortcut key Alt+Super+Space but we tested it doesn’t work. You can use Alt+F10 and use left/right arrow keys to move to indicator-synapse.