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Albert Reviews

Omnilauncher for Linux to help you quickly find and run apps and do other useful things.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Albert and what they use it for.
  • Albert launcher update!
    It took quite some time, but after years of overhaul, testing, and patching I'd like to introduce Albert. New features (since 0.18) include an abstract plugin system, custom triggers, an API which got more developer friendly and of course feature rich for both C++ and Python plugins, plugins come with more features, search is even faster, UI is nicer, Qt6, C++20… Give it a try and let me know what you think. - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago
  • Ask HN: Why is on-device search terrible?
    Https:// The demonstrations there confirm searching, and way more than I can do justice here. - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Announcing Findex v0.6.0
    Check out albert. They do it prefectly. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Show HN: GitHop
    > switched away from macOS To Linux by any chance? See - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Hacker News top posts: Jun 5, 2022
    Albert – open-source keyboard launcher for Linux\ (45 comments). - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Ask HN: Organizing and Searching Personal Documents
    Alfred/Spotlight on macOS. Albert and GNOME Search or whatever, on Linux. Windows Search on Windows. (Windows Search doesn't work very well for me, but it's something.) - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • People who don't like KDE, in which aspects is it "too much"?
    As a DE-independent alternative I've heard of Albert, but never used it myself. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • A Look at Curiosity - A MacOS Spotlight search style app available for Linux
    We have had awesome applications that do exactly this, while being fully FOSS, for some time. Albert and cerebro just to name a few. (I use Albert myself all the time and it is fantastic! And extensible!). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Is there a file searcher for Manjaro which operates like this mock-up I created?
    Coming from Mac OS I missed something similar to spotlight/Alfred. I settled with Albert launcher. It’s pretty customisable and light. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • My approach about how Gnome 40 should be implemented in the next Ubuntu releases, Using dash to panel as a single bar to the left, with all the items and icons we as USERS need to stay productive, focused and with a more professional look.
    You can install Albert if you want something more minimal: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Albert search tool is fricking awesome !
    I can't believe I'm just discovering this gem ! This just increased my work flow in Linux by 80% ! Just sharing it here if y'all don't already know about it Https:// 🙂. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Remove "applications" text from top bar
    I am pretty sure you cannot change the button text at least not without some under the hood tinkering, but if you want the spotlightesque launcher try ulauncher or Albert. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What's the best launcher for Elementary?
    I always liked Alfred: - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Newbie asking for help
    If you go down this road, you may want to also consider Albert ( I have Albert bound to the superkey so that one key brings up the Albert. Here's what my screen looks like (no bottom panel). I have Cario on left, but could be on bottom. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • ExplainingComputers Review of Pop!_OS
    I've been using Albert Launcher ( for a couple of years now. Works really well! - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

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