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 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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11 Responses

  1. Bernhard says:

    Great tool!

    Can it be used with regular Linux commands like pwd, grep, find etc?

  2. Stanlee says:

    @Aaron Kili

    already joined the addict party and using t-UI launcher full-time now. Keep posting such awesome review for apps.

  3. Stanlee says:

    Got a typo at the end of example “trun WiFi on” think you meant turn WiFi on. The article was amazing and i love reading your article thanks.

    • Aaron Kili says:

      Oh, many thanks for the heads up. We will correct this as soon as possible.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Corrected in the writeup.Thanks

      • Stanlee says:

        Very impressive for a launcher, I loved how responsive and fast it is with autocomplete and intelliSence. It would be the perfect launcher if they add more shell command i.e ping or customization menu for adding commands and alias.

        • Aaron Kili says:


          It’s really cool, i’ve used it ever since i installed i, the auto-completion features does the magic(i mean makes things so easy). And as you have mentioned, more shell commands need to be added to make it an absolutely Linux-like CLI.

          Thanks for the feedback.

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