Yad Alternatives

    Yad is described as '(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. It's useful for creating quick and easy GUIs for shell and batch scripting' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Yad for Linux, Windows, Mac, Bloodshed Dev-C++ and Code::Blocks. The best alternative is Glade, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Yad are Zenity (Free, Open Source), wxFormBuilder (Free, Open Source), KDialog (Free, Open Source) and wxGlade (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 1, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      Glade is a RAD tool to enable quick & easy development of user interfaces for the GTK+ toolkit and the GNOME desktop environment.

      Discontinued

      The tool is not developed anymore as it cannot handle Gtk4.
      Instead Cambalache UI Maker is being developed but it still needs funding.

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    1. Zenity is a tool that allows you to display GTK dialog boxes in commandline and shell scripts.
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      wxWidgets is an excellent framework that enables the creation of multi-platform applications with and without a graphical user interface.
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    2. kdialog allows you to display dialog boxes from shell scripts. The syntax is very much inspired from the "dialog" command (which shows text mode dialogs).
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      wxGlade is a GUI designer written in Python with the popular GUI toolkit wxPython, that helps you create wxWidgets/wxPython user interfaces. At the moment it can generate Python, C++, Perl, Lisp and XRC (wxWidgets' XML resources) code.
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    3. display dialog boxes from shell scripts
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      Visualwx aims to be the ultimate RAD tool, designed for c++, python, perl, ruby, lua and wxWidgets. Still there are many things to do, but we've achieved considerable progress.

      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.

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Bloodshed Dev-C++
      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.

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      • Code::Blocks
      wxSmith is a Code::Blocks plugin for RAD editing of wxWidgets applications.
    4. display a message or query in a window (X-based /bin/echo)
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