Shell Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to shell
  • GitHub repo ddgr

    :duck: DuckDuckGo from the terminal

  • GitHub repo krohnkite

    A dynamic tiling extension for KWin

  • GitHub repo i3-gnome

    Use i3wm/i3-gaps with GNOME Session infrastructure.

  • GitHub repo gtk-theme

    System76 Pop GTK+ Theme

  • GitHub repo appcenter

    Pay-what-you-want app store for elementary OS (by elementary)

  • GitHub repo gnomesome

    Yet another gnome extension for window tiling inspired by awesome supporting multiple workspaces and screens. [Moved to:]

  • GitHub repo shop


  • GitHub repo shell-shortcuts

    Application for displaying and demoing Pop Shell shortcuts

  • GitHub repo googlr

    Googlr is a command line tool that lets you search Google from your terminal.

  • GitHub repo howdoi

    GNOME Shell extension. Search StackExchange sites (by awamper)

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better shell alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where shell has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-14.
  • You don't know it until you try it
    Pop!_OS comes with GNOME with an extension that optionally adds tiling. And if you don't want to distrohop, the extension can be installed from here (AUR)
  • Popshell Config File | 2021-02-17
    I'm pretty sure (as of now) that's all that is available:
  • Ctrl+# not working in Pop Shell Launcher (Ctrl+/) | 2021-02-16
  • [GNOME] Last Man Standing
    Pop Shell
  • Feature Request: Please show changelogs for system-related packages in the Pop Shop. Currently its just "Heres update XYZ + Version number". Also introduce "Installed updates" section where one can see them in a list | 2021-02-10
    For pop-shell, you can see commit history for the changelog:
  • I’ve only had it for 2 days and I’m in love with my First Thinkpad, a T470. | 2021-02-08
    ``` ✦ ➜ paru -Qi gnome-shell-extension-pop-shell-git Name : gnome-shell-extension-pop-shell-git Version : r656.190ad70-1 Description : Pop Shell - Tiling window management in Gnome (WIP) Architecture : any URL :
  • Recommend me DE or Window manager | 2021-02-07
    Gnome with Pop!_OS Shell and KDE Plasma with Krohnkite.
  • Advice for window tiling manager for gnome | 2021-02-06
    Pop-OS Shell might suits your needs, except for persistence across reboots. I'm using it daily, and it works like a charm.
  • Tiling Issue: Invisible windows taking up space after closing applications (posting for visibility) | 2021-02-05
  • Gnome Shell Ux Plans For Gnome 40 | 2021-02-04
  • Keyboard Shortcuts For Pop Shell Do Not Do What
    Download this script from the Pop!_OS repo.
  • New applications dont pop up | 2021-01-31
    there is this but I have no idea how to apply the fix:
  • fancyzones for linux?
    This might help you:
  • Gnome-extension for quick web browser? | 2021-01-27
    Have you tried Pop Shellor Material Shell?
  • Won't auto-switch to new windows on Pop-OS (dual boot with Windows 10) | 2021-01-24


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