KDialog Alternatives

    KDialog is described as 'Show KDE dialog boxes from shell scripts' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KDialog for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Python and Qt. The best alternative is Glade, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KDialog are Zenity (Free, Open Source), Yad (Free, Open Source), wxFormBuilder (Free, Open Source) and wxGlade (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 17, 2016

    • Glade is a RAD tool to enable quick & easy development of user interfaces for the GTK+ toolkit and the GNOME desktop environment.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Zenity is a tool that allows you to display GTK dialog boxes in commandline and shell scripts.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • Yad (yet another dialog) is a fork of Zenity with many improvements, such as custom buttons, additional dialogs, pop-up menu in notification icon and more.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • wxWidgets is an excellent framework that enables the creation of multi-platform applications with and without a graphical user interface.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • wxGlade is a GUI designer written in Python with the popular GUI toolkit wxPython, that helps you create wxWidgets/wxPython user interfaces.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • display dialog boxes from shell scripts
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Visualwx aims to be the ultimate RAD tool, designed for c++, python, perl, ruby, lua and wxWidgets.

      Discontinued

      Last version seems to be VisualWx 0.87.6.0 Alfa April 13 2007, see http://visualwx.altervista.org/downloads.php. There is no version for Python 3.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • wxDev-C++ is an extension of Bloodshed Dev-C++ by Colin Laplace et. al. This program helps you to create dialogs and frames for wxWidgets visually using a form designer.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 7.4.2, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Bloodshed Dev-C++
    • wxSmith is a Code::Blocks plugin for RAD editing of wxWidgets applications.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Code::Blocks
    • display dialog boxes from shell scripts. Curses based. Works in console mode.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux