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Alfred Alternatives for Linux

Alfred is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Cerebro, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Alfred and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Alfred are Albert, Station, espanso and Ulauncher.

Alfred alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Alfred.
This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
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  • Mac
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Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion....

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  1. 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.

    Cerebro vs Alfred opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Cerebro is a great alternative to Alfred.
    jtflynnz

    Customizable, nice collection of plugins, and cross platform. Some rough edges, but has advanced nicely onward.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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  2. Access everything with virtually zero effort. Run applications, open files or their paths, open bookmarks in your browser, search the web, calculate things and a lot more. See wiki for more information.

    Almost everyone thinks Albert is a great alternative to Alfred.


  3. Station is the first open-source smart browser for busy people. A single place for all of your web applications.

    Discontinued

    From the GitHub repository: “This project is not actively maintained.”

  4. espanso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    An open source, cross-platform text expander written in Rust.

    espanso vs Alfred opinions
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    espanso is a text expander. While Alfred is a launcher with workflow automation

    Negative comment 2 months ago
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    • Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
    Ulauncher vs Alfred opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Ulauncher is a great alternative to Alfred.

    Nice tool, love it! Perfect for Fedora users.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  5. Rofi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  6. Gnome Do

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

    Discontinued

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

    Most users think Gnome Do is a great alternative to Alfred.
  7. dmenu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

  8. Krunner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.

  9. Zazu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

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

    Zazu vs Alfred opinions
    Most users think Zazu is a great alternative to Alfred.
    jenstrio

    It's works on Windows, Mac and Linux, has a lot of plugins and is fully extensible.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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