As you may know, Albert is an open-source Launcher for Linux, written in C++ and Qt5, with features similar to Synapse. The user is capable of configuring a hotkey for opening the launcher and can easily find software via the searchbar. It can also search on Google and among Chrome and Chromium’s bookmarks.
The latest version available is Albert 0.8.3, which has been recently released.
In order to successfully install Albert on Ubuntu, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the albert package:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install albert
Optional, to remove albert, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove albert
The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems