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    Albert Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Albert for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Ulauncher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Albert and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Albert are Cerebro (Free, Open Source), Rofi (Free, Open Source), Gnome Do (Free, Open Source) and Krunner (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    Access everything with virtually zero effort. Run applications, open files or their paths, open bookmarks in your browser,...
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    1. * Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
    2. Cerebro is an open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused on speed and good UI and UX.

    3. Rofi started as clone of simpleswitcher, written by Sean Pringle a popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher. Simpleswitcher laid the foundations and therefor Sean Pringle deserves most of the credit for this tool.
    4. GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.


      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

    5. KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
    6. Catapult allows you to easily launch apps, open files and do basic calculations with a keyboard-driven user interface. Custom plugins and themes can be loaded dynamically.
    7. Zazu is a new open source productivity app, that allows developers to be in the drivers seat. Unlike other solutions, there is no built-in integrations, so every plugin has the full scope of what Zazu has to offer.


      Repo archived by authors. No updates or releases, and no recent commits. Based on obsolete versions of underlying tools/platform.

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      More brings all the scattered pieces of data from your cloud and computer right to you. You can search across your workspace, launch web pages and take quick actions from one search bar, such as: RSVP events, start AWS instances and more.
    8. EverythingToolbar is integration for the Windows taskbar to use Everything which is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. It's Lightweight & Simple.
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