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    Station Alternatives

    Station is described as 'is the first open-source smart browser for busy people. A single place for all of your web applications' and is a popular Application Launcher in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Station for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Google Chrome and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Ferdi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Station are Rambox (Freemium), Wox (Free, Open Source), Alfred (Freemium) and Franz (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 14, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Brave
    Station is the first open-source smart browser for busy people. A single place for all of your web applications.
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    1. Ferdi is a desktop app that helps you organize how you use your favourite apps by combining them into one application. It is based on .


      Ferdi developers have decided to hide the issue tracker behind a paywall (you need to be a $9/month sponsor to see it), which is not really a good sign for an open source project. They first said it was because the issue tracker might leak private data, but they later admitted on Twitter that it was just a lie… More information here and here

      Ferdi vs Station opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Ferdi is a great alternative to Station.
      More lightweight, less RAM and CPU usage, same functionality
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      jbbarnes The interface matters. I have always struggled with Station because the icons are all pale gray, making it very difficult to switch back and forth. Ferdi has the same basic layout, but with larger, bright colored icons. Problem solved.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    2. Free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
      Almost everyone thinks Rambox is a great alternative to Station.

    3. Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.


      Few updates in the last four years according to the github page.

    4. Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.
    5. Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat and many more. You can download Franz for Mac, Windows & Linux.
      Most users think Franz is a great alternative to Station.

    6. Tab manager extension for Chrome and Firefox. A way to view your collections on the web is also in beta at:
    7. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).
    8. 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.
    9. Shift is an email client that makes navigating between Mail, Calendar, Drive + your favorite Apps & Extensions easy (for Gmail, - Office 365 & Hotmail).
      Shift vs Station opinions
      Most users think Shift is a great alternative to Station.
      It seems to be getting less buggy than many. But I still get crashes for no reason.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Brave
      • Chromium
      The missing desktop for the cloud.
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