Free Zenity Alternatives

    Zenity is described as 'tool that allows you to display GTK dialog boxes in commandline and shell scripts'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Zenity for various platforms. The best alternative is Yad, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zenity are wxFormBuilder (Free, Open Source), wxGlade (Free, Open Source), whiptail (Free, Open Source) and KDialog (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 17, 2016

    • 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.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Zenity.
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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
    • Show KDE 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
    • display a message or query in a window (X-based /bin/echo)
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      it work form shell command line
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      In case you only have to display a message, and do not want to need a large part of the gnome environment.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago 1 users agree

    • 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++
    • display dialog boxes from shell scripts. Curses based. Works in console mode.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • MessagePop is a simple application designed to help you convey a message to the computer user.