T-UI Launcher – Turns Android Device into Linux Command Line Interface

Are you a command line guru, or do you simply want to make your Android device unusable for friends and family, then check out T-UI Launcher app. Unix/Linux users will definitely love this. T-UI...

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Are you a command line guru, or do you simply want to make your Android device unusable for friends and family, then check out T-UI Launcher app. Unix/Linux users will definitely love this.

T-UI Launcher is a free lightweight Android app with a Linux-like CLI (Command Line Interface) that turns your regular Android device into a complete command line interface. It is a simple, quick and smart launcher for those who love to work with text-based interfaces.

T-UI Launcher Features

Below are some of its notable features:

  • Shows quick usage guide after the first launch.
  • It’s fast and fully customizable.
  • Offers to autocomplete menu with fast, powerful alias system.
  • Also, provides predictive suggestions and offers a serviceable search function.

It is free, and you can download and install it from Google Play Store, then run it on your Android device.


Once you have installed it, you’ll be shown a quick usage guide when you first launch it. After reading the guide, you can start using it with simple commands as the ones explained below.

T-UI Commandline Help Guide

T-UI Commandline Help Guide

To launch an app, simply type the first few letter in its name and the auto completion functionality will show all the available apps on the screen. Then click on the one you want to open.

$ Telegram #launch telegram
$ WhatsApp #launch whatsapp
$ Chrome #launch chrome
T-UI Commandline Usage

T-UI Commandline Usage

To view your Android device status (battery charge, wifi, mobile data), type.

$ status
Android Phone Status

Android Phone Status

Other useful commands you can use.

$ uninstall telegram #uninstall telegram $ search [google, playstore, youtube, files] #search online apps or for a local file
$ wifi #turn wifi on or off
$ cp Downloads/* Music #copy all files from Download folder to Music $ mv Downloads/* Music #move all files from Download folder to Music 

That’s all! In this article, we reviewed simple yet useful Android app with a Linux-like CLI (Command Line Interface) that turns your regular Android device into a complete command line interface. Give it a try and share your thoughts with us via the comment section below.

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