3 Reasons why Albert is the best Spotlight alternative for Linux – with Installation

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If you are coming from the Mac OS environment to Linux, then probably you have one question in mind that “Is there any good spotlight alternative for Linux?”. There are many alternatives to spotlight in Linux, but Albert is very ahead in this race. In this article, I will provide you the top 3 reasons why Albert is an amazing choice for you.

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Installation

Below are the steps, you need to execute for installing Albert.

  1. Download the Albert installation file using this link.
Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

2. Install the download File. I am using Debian so I will use deb files for Debian. If you want to learn how to install a deb files you can refer to this article.

Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist
Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

It’s Installed. You can simply execute the Albert. Now, you need to set a hotkey, you can set Ctrl+Space & set the theme according to your choice.

Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

Let’s go to the extensions tab, and give the appropriate extensions of your choice 🙂

Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

Now, you can simply press CTRL+Space to execute Albert.

Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

Reasons why to choose Albert for Spotlight alternative for Linux

1. Nearly same experience like spotlight.

You will get nearly same experience like spotlight. You can even search web, execute terminal commands, search files, search applications & use calculators.

Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist
Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

2. Multiple Themes <3

Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

You can choose themes of your choice whether you like Dark or Light mode, you can choose any.

Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

3. Extremely Customizable, have ability to add multiple extensions.

You can even set your own search paths for searching the files on the hard drive. One can easily customize it.

Spotlight alternative for Linux - Ittwist

That’s it! Now I think you’ll be pretty convinced about using Albert. We also have our top picks for the best Linux distro of 2021, you can refer to this article. If you have any queries, please feel free to write in the comment section below.

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