Spotlight Alternatives for Linux

    Spotlight is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Station, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Spotlight and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Spotlight are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), Albert (Free, Open Source), CerebroApp (Free, Open Source) and Ulauncher (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

    Platforms

    × Clear
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Xfce
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • KDE
    • Google Chrome
    • Spotlight
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    Features

    • File Searching
    • Program Launchers
    • Launcher
    • Portable
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Indexed search
    • Customizable
    • Spotlight
    • Integrated Search
    • Full text search
    • File management
    • Lightweight
    • Fast file and folder search
    • Web searching
    • Quick search
    • Support for regular expressions
    • Search-in-files
    • Windows Explorer integration
    • Custom commands
    • Calculus solving

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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