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This article is a general list of applications sorted by category, as a reference for those looking for packages. Many sections are split between console and graphical applications.

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Note: Applications listed in "Console" sections can have graphical front-ends. Official ones are currently omitted.

Contents

Internet

Network connection

Network managers

  • Connman — Daemon for managing internet connections within embedded devices running the Linux operating system. Comes with a command-line client, plus Enlightenment, ncurses, GTK and Dmenu clients are available.
https://01.org/connman || connman
  • dhcpcd — RFC2131 compliant DHCP client daemon.
https://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd || dhcpcd
  • netctl — Simple and robust tool to manage network connections via profiles. Intended for use with systemd.
https://projects.archlinux.org/netctl.git/ || netctl
  • NetworkManager — Manager that provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection with configuration and automatic connection.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager || networkmanager
  • systemd-networkd — Native systemd daemon that manages network configuration. It includes support for basic network configuration through udev.
http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-networkd.service.html || systemd
  • Wicd — Wireless and wired connection manager with few dependencies. Comes with an ncurses interface, and a GTK interface wicd-gtk is available.
https://launchpad.net/wicd || wicd
  • Wifi RadarWiFi Radar is a Python/PyGTK2 utility for managing wireless (and only wireless) profiles. It enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your preferred networks.
http://wifi-radar.tuxfamily.org/ || wifi-radar

See also Network configuration#Network managers and Wireless network configuration#Automatic setup for feature comparisons.

VPN clients

http://www.infradead.org/openconnect/ || openconnect
  • OpenVPN — To connect to OpenVPN VPNs.
https://openvpn.net/ || openvpn
  • PPTP Client — To connect to PPTP VPNs, like Microsoft VPNs (MPPE).
http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/ || pptpclient
https://www.strongswan.org/ || strongswan
  • Vpnc — To connect to Cisco 3000 VPN Concentrators.
https://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/vpnc/ || vpnc

Anonymizing networks

  • Freenet — An encrypted network without censorship.
https://freenetproject.org || freenetAUR
  • GNUnet — A framework for secure peer-to-peer networking.
http://gnunet.org || gnunet
  • I2P — A distributed anonymous network.
https://geti2p.net || i2pAUR
  • Tor — Anonymizing overlay network.
http://www.torproject.org/ || tor

Web browsers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of web browsers.

Console

  • ELinks — Advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser (Links fork, barely supported since 2009).
http://elinks.or.cz/ || elinks
  • Links — Text WWW browser. Includes a console version [links] similar to Lynx, and a graphical X-window/framebuffer version [xlinks -g] (must be compiled in, Arch has both) with CSS, image rendering, pull-down menus.
http://links.twibright.com/ || links
  • Lynx — Text browser for the World Wide Web.
http://lynx.invisible-island.net/ || lynx
  • w3m — Pager/text-based web browser. It has vim-like keybindings, and is able to display images.
http://w3m.sourceforge.net/ || w3m

Graphical

Gecko-based

See also Wikipedia:Gecko (software).

http://conkeror.org/ || conkerorAUR
  • Firefox — Extensible browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering.
https://mozilla.com/firefox || firefox
  • SeaMonkey — Continuation of the Mozilla Internet Suite.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkey
Firefox spin-offs
  • Cliqz — Firefox-based privacy aware web browser.
https://cliqz.com/ || cliqzAUR or cliqz-binAUR
  • Cyberfox — Fast and privacy oriented fork of Mozilla Firefox.
https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/ || cyberfox-binAUR
  • GNU IceCat — A customized build of Firefox ESR distributed by the GNU Project, stripped of non-free components and with additional privacy extensions. Release cycle may be delayed compared to Mozilla Firefox.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/ || icecatAUR or icecat-binAUR
Blink-based

See also Wikipedia:Blink (web engine).

  • Chromium — Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome.
https://www.chromium.org/ || chromium
Chromium spin-offs
https://www.google.com/chrome/ || google-chromeAUR
  • Inox — A privacy-focused patchset for Chromium, which disables Google services, proprietary features, prevents "calling home" and unhides all extensions.
https://github.com/gcarq/inox-patchset || inoxAUR or inox-binAUR
https://iridiumbrowser.de/ || iridiumAUR
  • Opera — Proprietary browser developed by Opera Software.
https://opera.com || opera
  • Slimjet — Fast, smart and powerful proprietary browser based on Chromium.
http://www.slimjet.com/ || slimjetAUR
  • Ungoogled Chromium — Modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency
https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium || ungoogled-chromiumAUR
  • Vivaldi — An advanced proprietary browser made with the power user in mind.
https://vivaldi.com/ || vivaldiAUR
  • Yandex Browser — Proprietary browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
https://browser.yandex.com/ || yandex-browser-betaAUR
Browsers based on qt5-webengine
  • Konqueror — Web browser based on Qt toolkit and Qt WebEngine (or KHTML layout engine), part of kdebase.
http://konqueror.org/ || konqueror
  • Liri Browser — A minimalistic material design web browser written for Liri.
https://github.com/lirios/browser || liri-browser-gitAUR
  • Otter Browser — Browser aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5. Experimental support for QtWebEngine is available.
http://otter-browser.org/ || otter-browserAUR
  • Qt WebBrowser — Browser for embedded devices developed using the capabilities of Qt and Qt WebEngine.
http://doc.qt.io/QtWebBrowser/ || qtwebbrowserAUR
  • QupZilla — New and very fast open source browser based on QtWebEngine, written in Qt framework.
http://www.qupzilla.com || qupzilla
  • qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and QtWebKit. Experimental support for QtWebEngine is available.
https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser || qutebrowser
Other browsers based on Chromium's Content module
  • Brave — Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. Based on the Muon platform.
https://www.brave.com/ || braveAUR or brave-binAUR
  • Min — A smarter, faster web browser based on the Electron platform.
https://minbrowser.github.io/min/ || min
https://github.com/vicr123/theweb || thewebAUR
WebKit-based

See also Wikipedia:WebKit.

Note: webkitgtk, webkitgtk2 and qtwebkit-based browsers were removed from the list, because these are today considered insecure and outdated. More info here.
Browsers based on webkit2gtk
  • Eolie — Simple web browser for GNOME.
https://gnumdk.github.io/eolie-web/ || eolieAUR
  • GNOME Web — Browser which uses the WebKitGTK+ rendering engine, part of gnome.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Web/ || epiphany
  • Lariza — A simple, experimental web browser using GTK+ 3, GLib and WebKit2GTK+.
https://www.uninformativ.de/projects/lariza/ || larizaAUR
  • Luakit — Fast, small, webkit based browser framework extensible by Lua.
http://luakit.org/ || luakit-gitAUR
  • Midori — Lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit.
http://midori-browser.org/ || midori
  • Poseidon — Fast, minimal and lightweight browser.
https://github.com/sidus-dev/poseidon || poseidonAUR
  • Surf — Lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file).
http://surf.suckless.org || surf
  • Surfer — Simple keyboard based web browser.
https://github.com/nihilowy/surfer || surferAUR
  • Uzbl — Group of web interface tools which adhere to the Unix philosophy.
http://uzbl.org/ || uzbl-browser
  • Vimb — A Vim-like web browser that is inspired by Pentadactyl and Vimprobable.
https://fanglingsu.github.io/vimb/ || vimb-gitAUR
Browsers based on qt5-webkit
  • Dooble — A safe WebKit Web browser.
http://dooble.sourceforge.net/ || doobleAUR
  • OSPKit — Webkit based html browser for printing.
http://osp.kitchen/tools/ospkit/ || ospkit-gitAUR
  • Otter Browser — Browser aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5.
http://otter-browser.org/ || otter-browserAUR
  • qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and QtWebKit.
https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser || qutebrowser
  • WCGBrowser — A web browser for kiosk systems.
http://www.alandmoore.com/wcgbrowser/wcgbrowser.html || wcgbrowser-gitAUR
Other
  • Dillo — Small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK. Uses its own layout engine.
http://dillo.org/ || dillo
  • NetSurf — Featherweight browser written in C, notable for its slowly developing JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own layout engine.
http://netsurf-browser.org || netsurf
  • Pale Moon — A Firefox fork focussing on speed, with a pre-Firefox 29 interface. Uses Goanna layout engine, a fork of Gecko. Firefox add-ons may not be compatible. [1] Without support for newer Firefox features such as cache2, e10s, and OTMC.
http://www.palemoon.org/ || palemoonAUR

Web servers

See also w:Comparison of web server software.

  • Apache — A high performance Unix-based HTTP server.
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd || apache
  • Hiawatha — Secure and advanced webserver.
https://www.hiawatha-webserver.org/ || hiawatha
  • Lighttpd — A secure, fast, compliant and very flexible web-server.
http://www.lighttpd.net/ || lighttpd
  • nginx — Lightweight HTTP server and IMAP/POP3 proxy server.
https://nginx.org/ || nginx
  • Webfs — Simple and instant http server for mostly static content.
http://linux.bytesex.org/misc/webfs.html/ || webfs
  • darkhttpd — A small and secure static webserver
https://unix4lyfe.org/darkhttpd/ || darkhttpd
  • yaws — Web server/framework written in Erlang
http://yaws.hyber.org/ || yaws
  • shttpd — Supported fork of the thttpd web server
http://freecode.com/projects/shttpd || shttpd

File sharing

Download managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of download managers.

Console
  • Aria2 — Download utility that supports HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
https://aria2.github.io/ || aria2
  • Axel — Light command line download accelerator. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://github.com/eribertomota/axel || axel
  • cURL — An URL retrieval utility and library. Supports HTTP, FTP and SFTP.
https://curl.haxx.se/ || curl
  • LFTP — Sophisticated file transfer program. Supports HTTP, FTP, SFTP, FISH, and BitTorrent.
http://lftp.yar.ru/ || lftp
  • snarf — Command-line URL retrieval tool. Supports HTTP and FTP.
http://www.xach.com/snarf/ || snarf
  • Wget — A network utility to retrieve files from the Web. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/ || wget
Graphical
  • FatRat — Download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || fatrat-gitAUR
  • Gwget — Download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://projects.gnome.org/gwget/ || gwget
  • KGet — Download manager for KDE. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. Part of kdenetwork.
http://www.kde.org/applications/internet/kget/ || kdenetwork-kget
  • Persepolis — Graphical front-end for aria2 download manager with lots of features. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://persepolisdm.github.io/ || persepolisAUR
  • Steadyflow — Simple download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://launchpad.net/steadyflow || steadyflow
  • uGet — GTK+ download manager featuring download classification and HTML import. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
http://ugetdm.com/ || uget
  • Xtreme Download Manager — Powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%. Supports HTTP and FTP.
http://xdman.sourceforge.net/ || xdmanAUR

Cloud storage servers

  • Cozy — A personal cloud you can hack, host and delete.
https://cozy.io/ || cozyAUR
  • Nextcloud — A cloud server to store your files centrally on a hardware controlled by you.
https://nextcloud.com || nextcloud
  • Pydio — Mature open source web application for file sharing and synchronization.
https://pydio.com/ || pydioAUR
  • Seafile — An online file storage and collaboration tool with advanced support for file syncing, privacy protection and teamwork.
https://www.seafile.com/ || seafile-serverAUR

Cloud synchronization clients

  • aws-cli — Command Line interface for Amazon Web Services, including efficient file transfers to and from Amazon S3.
https://aws.amazon.com/cli/ || aws-cli
  • Cozy Drive — Desktop application to sync the files stored in your Cozy with your laptop and/or your desktop.
https://cozy-labs.github.io/cozy-desktop/ || cozy-desktop-guiAUR
  • CrashPlan Drive — Online/offsite backup solution for CrashPlan file hosting service.
https://www.crashplan.com/ || crashplanAUR
  • Dropbox — Proprietary desktop client for Dropbox file hosting service.
https://www.dropbox.com/ || dropboxAUR
  • Mega Sync Client — Desktop client to sync files with Mega file hosting service.
https://mega.nz/ || megasyncAUR
  • Megatools — Unofficial command line client for Mega file hosting service.
https://megatools.megous.com/ || megatoolsAUR
  • Nextcloud Client — Desktop client to keep your files synchronized between your Nextcloud server and your desktop.
https://nextcloud.com/ || nextcloud-clientAUR
  • Nutstore — Desktop application to sync your files with the Nutstore file hosting service.
https://www.jianguoyun.com/ || nutstoreAUR
  • OneDrive — Unofficial command line tool to interact with OneDrive file hosting service.
https://skilion.github.io/onedrive/ || onedrive-gitAUR
  • PydioSync — Desktop application to keep your files synchronized in real-time with Pydio.
https://pydio.com/ || pydio-syncAUR
  • S3cmd — Unofficial command line tool and client for uploading, retrieving and managing data in Amazon S3.
http://s3tools.org/s3cmd || s3cmd
  • Seafile Client — GUI client for synchronizing your local files with Seafile server.
https://www.seafile.com/ || seafile-clientAUR
  • SpiderOak One — Proprietary secure file backup, sync and sharing client for SpiderOak One file hosting service.
https://spideroak.com/ || spideroak-oneAUR
  • Yandex Disk — Proprietary command line tool to sync with Yandex Disk file hosting service.
https://disk.yandex.ru/ || yandex-diskAUR

File transfer clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of FTP client software.

  • CurlFtpFS — Filesystem for accessing FTP hosts; based on FUSE and libcurl.
http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/ || curlftpfs
  • FileZilla — Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client.
http://filezilla-project.org/ || filezilla
  • gFTP — Multithreaded FTP client for Linux.
http://gftp.seul.org/ || gftp
  • ncftp — A set of free application programs implementing FTP.
http://www.ncftp.com/ || ncftp
  • SSHFS — A network filesystem client to connect to SSH (SFTP) servers.
https://github.com/libfuse/sshfs/ || sshfs
  • tnftp — FTP client with several advanced features for NetBSD.
http://freecode.com/projects/tnftp || tnftp

Some file managers like Dolphin, GNOME Files and Thunar also provide FTP functionality.

File transfer servers

See also Wikipedia:List of FTP server software.

  • bftpd — Small, easy-to-configure FTP server
http://bftpd.sourceforge.net/ || bftpd
  • proFTPd — A secure and configurable FTP server
http://www.proftpd.org/ || proftpdAUR
  • Pure-FTPd — Free (BSD-licensed), secure, production-quality and standard-compliant FTP server.
http://www.pureftpd.org/project/pure-ftpd || pure-ftpdAUR
  • vsftpd — Lightweight, stable and secure FTP server for UNIX-like systems.
https://security.appspot.com/vsftpd.html || vsftpd
  • SSH — SFTP is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.
https://www.openssh.com || openssh

BitTorrent clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of BitTorrent clients.

Console

Can be used as-is via command line, but all have a choice of front-end options as well.

  • aria2 — Lightweight download utility that supports simultaneous adaptive downloading via HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE) protocols and Metalink. It can run as a daemon controlled via a built-in JSON-RPC or XML-RPC interface.
http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ || aria2
  • Ctorrent — CTorrent is a BitTorrent client implemented in C++ to be lightweight and quick.
http://www.rahul.net/dholmes/ctorrent/ || enhanced-ctorrentAUR
  • MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client that supports BitTorrent, HTTP, FTP, eDonkey and Direct Connect.
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || mldonkey
  • rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client. Requires libtorrent backend.
https://rakshasa.github.io/rtorrent/ || rtorrent
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends.
http://transmissionbt.com/ || transmission-cli (includes backend, daemon, command-line interface, and a Web UI interface)
Graphical
libtorrent-rasterbar backend
  • Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in PyGTK that can run as a daemon.
http://deluge-torrent.org/ || deluge
  • FatRat — Qt based download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, rapidshare and more. Written in C++.
http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || fatrat-gitAUR
  • qBittorrent — Open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent.
http://www.qbittorrent.org/ || qbittorrent qbittorrent-nox
  • Tribler — 4th generation file sharing system bittorrent client.
http://www.tribler.org || triblerAUR
Other
  • Ktorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/ktorrent/ || ktorrent
  • Tixati — P2P client that uses the BitTorrent protocol.
http://www.tixati.com || tixatiAUR
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends.
http://transmissionbt.com/ || transmission-gtk transmission-qt transmission-remote-gtkAUR (remote clients work with the daemon in the -cli package)
  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus).
https://www.vuze.com/ || vuzeAUR
  • Vuze Plus Extreme Mod — A modded version of the Vuze BitTorrent client with multiple spoofing capabilities.
http://www.sb-innovation.de/f41/vuze-extreme-mod-sb-innovation-5-6-1-3-a-32315/ || vuze-extreme-modAUR

Other P2P networks

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of eDonkey software.

  • aMule — Well-known eDonkey/Kad client with a daemon version and GTK+, web, and CLI front-ends.
http://www.amule.org/ || amule
  • KaMule — KDE graphical front-end for aMule.
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=150270 || kamuleAUR
  • MlDonkey — A multi-network P2P client.
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || mldonkey
  • Nicotine+ — A graphical client for the Soulseek P2P network.
https://www.nicotine-plus.org/ || nicotine-plus-gitAUR
  • Sendanywhere — GTK2 client for the cross platform P2P file sharing service, Sendanywhere. Allow users to send files of any type and size to other Android, iOS, and Desktop devices.
https://www.send-anywhere.com || sendanywhereAUR

Web content downloaders

Console
  • Plowshare — A set of command-line tools designed for managing file-sharing websites (aka Hosters).
https://pyload.net/ || plowshare-gitAUR
  • pyLoad — Downloader written in Python and designed to be extremely lightweight, easily extensible and fully manageable via web.
https://pyload.net/ || pyloadAUR
  • Streamlink — Launch streams from various streaming services in a custom video player.
https://streamlink.github.io/ || streamlink
  • youtube-dl — Download videos from YouTube and many other web sites.
https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ || youtube-dl
  • You-Get — Download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web.
https://you-get.org/ || you-get
Graphical
  • 4K Video Downloader — Quickly download videos from YouTube in high-quality..
https://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader || 4kvideodownloaderAUR
  • ClipGrab — Downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo and many other online video sites.
https://clipgrab.org/ || clipgrab-qt5AUR
  • FreeRapid — Java-based downloader that supports downloading from file-sharing services.
http://wordrider.net/freerapid/ || freerapidAUR
  • JDownloader — Java-based downloader for one-click hosting sites.
http://wordrider.net/freerapid/ || jdownloader2AUR

Pastebin clients

See also Wikipedia:Pastebin.

Pastebin services are often used to quote text or images while collaborating and troubleshooting. Pastebin clients provide a convenient way to post from the command line.

Tip: You can access the ptpb.pw, sprunge.us and ix.io pastebins using curl. For example pipe the output of a command to ptpb:
command | curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw 
or upload a file (including images):
curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw < file
Note: pastebin.com is blocked for some people and has a history of annoying issues (javascript, adverts, poor formatting, etc). Do not use it.
  • Elmer — Pastebin client similar to wgetpaste and curlpaste, except written in Perl and usable with wget or curl. Servers: codepad.org, rafb.me, sprunge.us.
https://github.com/sudokode/elmer || elmerAUR
http://paste.xinu.at || fb-client
https://github.com/defunkt/gist || gist
  • imgur — A CLI client which can upload image to imgur.com image sharing service.
http://imgur.com/apps || imgurAUR
  • Ix — Client for the ix.io pastebin.
http://ix.io || ixAUR
http://launchpad.net/pastebinit || pastebinit
  • paste-binouse — C++ standalone pastebin web server
https://github.com/abique/paste-binouse || paste-binouse-gitAUR
  • pbpst — A small tool to interact with pb instances (eg ptpb.pw).
https://github.com/HalosGhost/pbpst || pbpst pbpst-gitAUR
https://github.com/seejohnrun/haste-client || ruby-hasteAUR ruby-haste-gitAUR
  • Uppity — The pastebin client with an attitude.
https://github.com/Kiwi/Uppity || uppity-gitAUR
http://wgetpaste.zlin.dk/ || wgetpaste

Communication

Email clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of email clients

Console
  • alot — An experimental terminal MUA based on notmuch mail. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit.
https://github.com/pazz/alot || alotAUR
  • Alpine — Fast, easy-to-use and Apache-licensed email client based on Pine.
http://www.washington.edu/alpine/ || alpineAUR
  • S-nail — a mail processing system with a command syntax reminiscent of ed with lines replaced by messages. Provides the functionality of mailx.
https://www.sdaoden.eu/code.html#s-mailx || s-nail
  • mu/mu4e — Email indexer (mu) and client for emacs (mu4e). Xapian based for fast searches.
http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html || muAUR
  • Mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
http://www.mutt.org/ || mutt
  • nmh — A modular mail handling system.
http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/ || nmhAUR nmh-gitAUR
  • notmuch — A fast mail indexer built on top of xapian.
http://notmuchmail.org/ || notmuch notmuch-vim notmuch-mutt
  • Sup — CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and GMail like operation.
https://sup-heliotrope.github.io/ || supAUR
  • Wanderlust — Email client and news reader for Emacs.
http://www.gohome.org/wl/ || wanderlust
Graphical
  • Astroid — A lightweight and blazingly fast e-mail client for Notmuch. Written using C++ and the GTK+ toolkit.
https://github.com/astroidmail/astroid || astroidAUR
  • Balsa — Simple and light email client for GNOME.
http://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/ || balsa
  • Claws Mail — Lightweight GTK-based email client and news reader.
http://claws-mail.org/ || claws-mail
  • Evolution — Mature and feature-rich e-mail client that is part of the GNOME project. Part of gnome-extra.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution || evolution
  • Geary — Simple desktop mail client built in Vala.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary || geary
  • Kmail — Mature and feature-rich email client. Part of kdepim.
http://kde.org/applications/internet/kmail/ || kmail
  • Nylas Mail — A new mail client, built on the modern web and designed to be extended.
https://www.nylas.com/nylas-mail/ || nylas-mail-binAUR, nylas-mail-gitAUR
  • openWMail — The missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox.
https://openwmail.github.io/ || openwmailAUR
  • Roundcubemail — Browser-based multilingual IMAP client with a native application-like user interface.
http://roundcube.net/ || roundcubemail
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkey
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly GTK+ email client.
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ || sylpheed
  • Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client from Mozilla written in GTK+.
http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/ || thunderbird
  • Trojitá — Qt IMAP email client. Only supports one IMAP account.
http://trojita.flaska.net/ || trojita
  • Wavebox — The next generation of web-desktop communication (non free, trial Pro for 14 days).
https://wavebox.io/ || wavebox-binAUR

Mail servers

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Reason: There are more e-mail servers. (Discuss in Talk:List of applications#)

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of e-mail servers.

  • Dovecot — An IMAP and POP3 server written with security primarily in mind.
http://dovecot.org/ || dovecot

Instant messaging

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging protocols.

This section lists all software with instant messaging support. Particularly, that are client and server applications.

IRC clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients.

Note: There are IRC web interfaces and many IM clients also support IRC.
Console
  • BitchX — Console-based IRC client developed from the popular ircII.
http://www.bitchx.org/ || bitchx-gitAUR
  • ERC — Powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs.
http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/erc/ || included with emacs
  • ii — Featherweight IRC client, literally tail -f the conversation and echo back your replies to a file.
http://tools.suckless.org/ii || iiAUR
  • Ircfs — File system interface to IRC written in Limbo.
http://www.ueber.net/code/r/ircfs || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client.
http://irssi.org/ || irssi
  • ScrollZ — Advanced IRC client based on ircII.
http://www.scrollz.info/ || scrollzAUR
  • sic — Extremely simple IRC client, similar to ii.
http://tools.suckless.org/sic || sicAUR
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client.
http://weechat.org/ || weechat
Graphical
  • ChatZilla — Clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform using XULRunner.
http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/ || chatzillaAUR
  • HexChat — Fork of XChat for Linux and Windows.
http://hexchat.github.io/ || hexchat
http://konversation.kde.org/ || konversation
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support.
http://kvirc.net/ || kvirc
  • Loqui — GTK+ IRC client with only one dependency: GNet.
https://launchpad.net/loqui || loquiAUR
  • LostIRC — Simple GTK+ IRC client with tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, logging and others.
http://lostirc.sourceforge.net || lostircAUR
  • Polari — Simple IRC client by the GNOME project.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Polari/ || polari
  • Quassel — Modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client.
http://quassel-irc.org/ || quassel-core quassel-client quassel-monolithic
  • Smuxi — Cross-platform IRC client that also supports Twitter, Google Talk and Jabber / XMPP.
https://smuxi.im/ || smuxi
XMPP (Jabber) clients

See also Wikipedia:XMPP and Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients#XMPP-related features.

Console
  • Freetalk — Console-based Jabber client.
https://gnu.org/s/freetalk/ || freetalk
  • jabber.el — Minimal Jabber client for Emacs.
http://emacs-jabber.sourceforge.net/ || emacs-jabberAUR
  • MCabber — Small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, OTR, and UTF8.
http://mcabber.com/ || mcabber
  • Poezio — XMPP client with IRC feeling
https://poez.io/ || poezioAUR
  • Primitivus — Console frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
https://salut-a-toi.org || sat-primitivusAUR
  • Profanity — A console based Jabber client inspired by Irssi.
http://www.profanity.im/ || profanity
  • sat-jp — CLI frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
https://salut-a-toi.org || sat-jpAUR
  • xmpp-client — A minimalist XMPP client with OTR support.
https://github.com/agl/xmpp-client || go-xmpp-clientAUR
Graphical
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK.
https://gajim.org/ || gajim
  • Psi — Qt-based Jabber client which supports video conferencing.
http://psi-im.org/ || psi-gitAUR psimediaAUR
  • Psi+ — Enhanced version of the Psi Jabber client with many new features.
http://psi-plus.com/ || psi-plus-gitAUR
  • Tkabber — Easy to hack feature-rich XMPP client by the author of the ejabberd XMPP server.
http://tkabber.jabber.ru/ || tkabber
XMPP servers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of XMPP server software.

  • Prosody — An XMPP server written in the Lua programming language. Prosody is designed to be lightweight and highly extensible. It is licensed under a permissive MIT license.
http://prosody.im/ || prosody
  • Ejabberd — Jabber server written in Erlang
http://www.ejabberd.im/ || ejabberd
  • Jabberd2 — An XMPP server written in the C language and licensed under the GNU General Public License. It was inspired by jabberd14.
http://jabberd2.org || jabberd2AUR
  • Openfire — An XMPP IM multiplatform server written in Java
http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/ || openfire
Other
  • Ricochet — Anonymous peer-to-peer instant messaging system built on Tor hidden services.
https://ricochet.im/ || ricochetAUR
  • Synapse — Reference homeserver for the matrix protocol.
https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse || matrix-synapse
Multi-protocol clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients.

Note: All messengers, that support several networks by means of direct connections to them, belong to this section.

Many clients listed here (including Pidgin and all its forks) support multiple IM networks via libpurple. The number of networks supported by these clients is very large but they (like any multiprotocol clients) usually have very limited or no support for network-specific features.

Console
  • BarnOwl — Ncurses-based chat client with support for the Zephyr, AIM, Jabber, IRC, and Twitter protocols.
http://barnowl.mit.edu/ || barnowlAUR
  • Bitlbee — IRC client that provides a gateway to popular chat networks (XMPP, MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ and Twitter).
http://bitlbee.org/ || bitlbee
  • CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ, a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface.
http://centerim.org/ || centerim
  • Finch — Ncurses-based chat client that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols.
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch || finch
  • naim — Ncurses chat client with support for AOL, ICQ, IRC and the Lily CMC.
http://naim.n.ml.org/ || naim
  • pork — Programmable, ncurses-based AIM and IRC client that mostly looks and feels like ircII.
http://dev.ojnk.net/ || pork
  • Tox — Tox is a distributed, secure messenger with audio and video chat capabilities.
https://tox.chat/ || see Tox
Graphical
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Empathy || empathy
  • Instantbird — Multi-protocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple.
http://instantbird.com/ || instantbirdAUR
  • Kopete — User-friendly IM supporting AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and other IM networks. Part of kdenetwork.
http://kopete.kde.org/ || kdenetwork-kopete
  • KDE Telepathy — KDE instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework. Meant as a replacement for Kopete.
http://community.kde.org/Real-Time_Communication_and_Collaboration/ || telepathy-kde-meta
  • Licq — Instant messaging client for UNIX supporting multiple protocols (currently ICQ, MSN and Jabber).
http://www.licq.org || licq
  • Mikutter — An open-source Twitter client using GTK+ and Ruby.
http://mikutter.hachune.net/ || mikutterAUR mikutter-gitAUR
  • Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client.
http://pidgin.im/ || pidgin pidgin-lightAUR
  • qutIM — Simple and user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, Jabber, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging.
http://qutim.org/ || qutimAUR
Lan messengers

See also: Comparison of LAN messengers.

  • iptux — Lan communication software, compatible with IP Messenger.
https://github.com/iptux-src/iptux || iptuxAUR

VoIP / Softphone

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of VoIP software and Wikipedia:List of SIP software.

Clients
Note: Some IM clients also offer voice and video communication
SIP
  • Blink — State of the art, easy to use SIP client.
http://icanblink.com/ || blinkAUR
  • Ekiga — VoIP and video conferencing application with full SIP and H.323 support (formerly known as GNOME Meeting).
http://www.ekiga.org/ || ekiga
  • Empathy — GNOME instant messenger client using the Telepathy framework with SIP support (using the Sofia-SIP library).
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Empathy || empathy
  • Jitsi — Audio/video SIP VoIP phone and instant messenger written in Java (formerly SIP-Communicator).
https://jitsi.org/ || jitsiAUR
  • KPhone — Qt SIP User Agent with voice, video and text messaging support.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kphone/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Linphone — VoIP phone application for communicating freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging.
http://www.linphone.org/ || linphone
  • Twinkle — Qt softphone for VoIP and IM communication using SIP.
http://www.twinklephone.com/ || twinkleAUR
  • X-Lite — Proprietary freeware VoIP soft phone that uses SIP.
http://www.counterpath.com/x-lite/ || xlite_binAUR
Other
  • Skype — Popular but proprietary application for voice and video communication.
https://www.skype.com/ || skypeAUR or skypeforlinuxAUR
  • Hangups — A third-party instant messaging client for Google Hangouts
https://github.com/tdryer/hangups || hangups-gitAUR
  • Mumble — Voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ || mumble
  • TeamSpeak — Proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience.
http://www.teamspeak.com/ || teamspeak3
  • Discord — All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.
https://discordapp.com/ || discordAUR
  • GameVox — Voice communication for your gaming community, partly based on Mumble source code.
https://www.gamevox.com/ || gamevoxAUR
Multi-protocol
  • Ring — Open-source SIP/IAX2 compatible softphone with PulseAudio support (formerly known as SFLphone).
https://ring.cx/ || ring-daemonAUR
Voice servers
  • Murmur — The voice chat application server for Mumble.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ || murmur
Utilities
  • SIPp — Open source test tool and traffic generator for the SIP protocol.
http://sipp.sourceforge.net/ || sippAUR

News, RSS, and blogs

News aggregators

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of feed aggregators.

Console
  • Canto — Ncurses RSS aggregator.
http://codezen.org/canto/ || canto-next-gitAUR
  • Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs.
http://gnus.org/ || emacs
  • Newsbeuter — Ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to the Mutt email client.
http://newsbeuter.org || newsbeuter
  • Rawdog — "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in chronological order.
http://offog.org/code/rawdog.html || rawdog
  • Snownews — Text mode RSS news reader.
http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/ || snownews
Graphical
http://kde.org/applications/internet/akregator/ || akregator
  • Blam — Simple newsreader for GNOME written in C Sharp.
https://git.gnome.org/browse/blam || blamAUR
  • Evolution RSS — Plugin for Evolution Mail that enables reading of RSS/RDF/ATOM feeds.
http://gnome.eu.org/index.php/Evolution_RSS_Reader_Plugin || evolution-rss
  • Liferea — GTK+ news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs.
http://liferea.sourceforge.net || liferea
  • RSS Guard — Very tiny RSS and ATOM news reader developed using Qt framework.
https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard || rssguardAUR
  • RSSOwl — Powerful aggregator for RSS and Atom feeds, written in Java using Eclipse Rich Client Platform and SWT as a widget toolkit.
http://boreal.rssowl.org || rssowlAUR
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkey
  • Thunderbird — Email client from Mozilla which also functions as a pretty nice news aggregator.
http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/ || thunderbird
  • Tickr (formerly News) — GTK-based RSS Reader that displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line on your Desktop, as known from TV stations.
http://newsrssticker.com/ || tickrAUR
  • Urssus — Cross platform GUI news aggregator.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/urssus/ || urssusAUR
  • QuiteRSS — RSS/Atom feed reader written on Qt/С++.
http://quiterss.org/ || quiterssAUR

Podcast clients

  • gPodder — A podcast client and feed aggregator (GTK+ and CLI interface).
http://gpodder.org/ || gpodder3AUR
  • Greg — A command-line podcast aggregator.
https://github.com/manolomartinez/greg || greg-gitAUR
  • Marrie — A simple podcast client that runs on the Command Line Interface.
https://github.com/rafaelmartins/marrie/ || marrie-gitAUR
  • Vocal — Simple Podcast Client for the Modern Desktop (GTK+).
https://launchpad.net/vocal || vocalAUR

Usenet newsreaders & newsgrabbers

Some email clients also support NNTP. This section mainly lists NNTP-only client.

See also: Wikipedia:List of Usenet newsreaders, Wikipedia:Comparison of Usenet newsreaders.

  • lottanzb — A SABnzbd+ (Usenet binary downloader) GUI front-end written in PyGTK
http://www.lottanzb.org/ || lottanzbAUR
  • nn — Alternative more user-friendly(curses-based) Usenet newsreader for UNIX.
http://www.nndev.org/ || nnAUR
  • NZBGet — CLI Utility to grab Usenet binary file using .nzb files.
http://nzbget.sourceforge.net/ || nzbget
  • pan — A GTK2 Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries.
http://pan.rebelbase.com/ || pan
  • SABnzbd — SABnzbd is an open-source binary newsreader written in Python.
https://sabnzbd.org/ || sabnzbdAUR sabnzbd-gitAUR
  • tin — A cross-platform threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader.
http://tin.org/ || tinAUR
  • trn — A text-based Threaded Usenet newsreader.
http://trn.sourceforge.net/ || trnAUR
  • xrn — Usenet newsreader for X Window System.
http://www.mit.edu/people/jik/software/xrn.html || xrnAUR

Blog engines

See also Wikipedia:Blog software and Wikipedia:List of content management systems.

Note: Content managers, social networks, and blog publishers overlap in many functions.
  • Diaspora — A distributed privacy aware social network.
https://diasporafoundation.org || diaspora-mysqlAUR or diaspora-postgresqlAUR
  • Drupal — A PHP-based content management platform.
http://www.drupal.org/ || drupal
  • Ghost — Blogging platform written in JavaScript and distributed under the MIT License, designed to simplify the process of online publishing for individual bloggers as well as online publications.
https://ghost.org/ || ghostAUR
  • Jekyll — A static blog engine, written in Ruby, which supports Markdown, textile and other formats.
http://jekyllrb.com/ || ruby-jekyllAUR
  • Joomla — A php Content Management System (CMS) which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications.
http://www.joomla.org/ || joomlaAUR
  • Nanoblogger — A small weblog engine written in Bash for the command line. It uses common UNIX tools such as cat, grep, and sed to create static HTML content. It is not mantained anymore.
http://nanoblogger.sourceforge.net/ || nanoblogger
  • Nikola — A static site generator written in Python, with incremental rebuilds and multiple markup formats.
https://getnikola.com/ || python-nikolaAUR
  • Pelican — A static site generator, powered by Python.
http://docs.getpelican.com/en/3.5.0/ || pelican
  • Wordpress — Blog tool and publishing platform.
https://wordpress.org/ || wordpress

Microblogging clients

See also Wikipedia:List of Twitter services and applications.

  • Birdie — A beautiful Twitter client for GNU/Linux.
http://birdieapp.github.io/ || birdie-gitAUR
  • Choqok — Microblogging client for KDE that supports Twitter.com, Pump.io, GNU social and opendesktop.org services.
http://choqok.gnufolks.org/ || choqok
  • Corebird — Native Gtk+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop.
http://corebird.baedert.org/ || corebirdAUR
  • Polly — Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts.
https://launchpad.net/polly/ || pollyAUR
  • Pumpa — Pump.io client written in C++ and Qt.
https://pumpa.branchable.com/ || pumpa-gitAUR
  • Rainbowstream — A powerful and fully-featured console Twitter client written in Python.
http://www.rainbowstream.org/ || rainbowstreamAUR
  • ttytter — Easily scriptable Twitter client written in Perl.
http://www.floodgap.com/software/ttytter/ || ttytterAUR
  • Turpial — Multi-interface Twitter client written in Python.
https://github.com/satanas/Turpial || turpial-gitAUR
  • turses — Twitter client for the console based off tyrs with major improvements.
http://turses.rtfd.org/ || tursesAUR

Remote desktop

See also Wikipedia:Remote desktop software and Wikipedia:Comparison of remote desktop software.

Remote desktop clients

  • GNOME Boxes — A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems. Supports VNC and SPICE.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes || gnome-boxes
  • GVncViewer — Simple VNC Client on Gtk-VNC.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/gtk-vnc || gtk-vnc
  • KRDC — Remote Desktop Client for KDE. Supports RDP and VNC. Part of kdenetwork.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/krdc/ || krdc
  • Remmina — Remote desktop client written in GTK+. Supports RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH.
http://www.remmina.org/ || remmina
  • TeamViewer — Proprietary remote desktop client. It uses its own proprietary protocol.
http://www.teamviewer.com/ || teamviewerAUR
http://tigervnc.org/ || tigervnc
  • Vinagre — Remote desktop viewer for GNOME. Supports RDP, VNC, SPICE and SSH. Part of gnome-extra.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Vinagre || vinagre
  • xfreerdp — FreeRDP X11 client.
http://www.freerdp.com/ || freerdp
  • X2Go Client — A graphical client (Qt4) for the X2Go system that uses the NX technology protocol.
http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php || x2goclient

Remote desktop servers

https://www.kde.org/applications/system/krfb || krfb
  • Vino — VNC server for GNOME. Part of gnome.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Vino || vino
http://tigervnc.org/ || tigervnc
  • x11vnc — VNC server for real X displays.
http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/ || x11vnc
  • X2Go Server — An open source remote desktop software that uses the NX technology protocol.
http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php || x2goserver

Multimedia

Codecs

See the main article: Codecs.

Image

Image viewers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of image viewers.

Console
  • fbi — Image viewer for the linux framebuffer console.
https://www.kraxel.org/blog/linux/fbida/ || fbida
  • fbv — Very simple graphic file viewer for the framebuffer console.
http://s-tech.elsat.net.pl/fbv/ || fbv
  • fim — Highly customizable and scriptable framebuffer image viewer based on fbi.
http://www.nongnu.org/fbi-improved/ || fimAUR
  • jfbview — Framebuffer PDF and image viewer based on Imlib2. Features include Vim-like controls, rotation and zoom, zoom-to-fit, and fast multi-threaded rendering.
http://seasonofcode.com/pages/jfbview.html || jfbviewAUR
Graphical
  • Deepin Image Viewer — Image viewer for the Deepin desktop environment.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-image-viewer || deepin-image-viewer
  • Ephoto — A light image viewer based on EFL.
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-ephoto || ephoto-gitAUR
  • Eye of GNOME — Image viewing and cataloging program, which is a part of the GNOME desktop environment.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/EyeOfGnome || eog
  • Eye of MATE — Simple graphics viewer for the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/eom || eom
  • EyeSight — Image viewer for the Hawaii desktop environment.
http://hawaiios.org/projects/eyesight/ || eyesightAUR
  • feh — Fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2.
http://feh.finalrewind.org || feh
  • GalaPix — OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collections of image files,
https://github.com/Galapix/galapix || galapixAUR
  • Geeqie — Image browser and viewer (fork of GQview) that adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files.
http://geeqie.org/ || geeqie
  • Gimmage — Gtkmm image viewer.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimmage.berlios/ || gimmage
  • GNOME Photos — Access, organize, and share your photos on GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Photos || gnome-photos
  • GPicView — Simple and fast image viewer for X, which is part of the LXDE desktop.
http://lxde.sourceforge.net/gpicview/ || GTK+ 2: gpicview, GTK+ 3: gpicview-gtk3
  • GQview — Image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree
http://gqview.sourceforge.net/ || gqview-develAUR
  • gThumb — Image viewer for the GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/gthumb || gthumb
  • Gwenview — Fast and easy to use image viewer for the KDE desktop.
http://gwenview.sourceforge.net/ || gwenview
  • imv — Lightweight image viewer with support for Wayland and animated GIFs which uses FreeImage.
https://www.github.com/eXeC64/imv/ || imv
  • LxImage-Qt — The LXQt image viewer.
https://github.com/lxde/lximage-qt || lximage-qt
  • meh — meh is a small, simple, super fast image viewer using raw XLib.
http://www.johnhawthorn.com/meh/ || meh-gitAUR
  • Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mirageiv.berlios/ || mirage
  • nomacs — Free (GPLv3) Qt image viewer for many operating systems. It is feature-rich but starts fast and can be configured to show additional widgets or only the image.
http://www.nomacs.org/ || nomacs
  • Pantheon Photos — Image viewer for Pantheon.
https://launchpad.net/pantheon-photos || pantheon-photos
  • Phototonic — Fast and functional image viewer and organizer (Qt).
http://oferkv.github.io/phototonic/ || phototonicAUR
  • PhotoQt — Fast and highly configurable image viewer with a simple and nice interface.
http://photoqt.org/ || photoqtAUR
  • Quick Image Viewer — Very small and fast image viewer based on GTK+ and imlib2.
http://spiegl.de/qiv/ || qiv
  • Ristretto — Fast and lightweight image viewer for the Xfce desktop environment.
http://docs.xfce.org/apps/ristretto/start || ristretto
  • Shotwell — A digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell || shotwell
  • shufti — shufti non-destructively saves and restores the zoom level, rotation, window size, desktop location and viewing area on a per-image/file location basis
https://github.com/danboid/shufti || shuftiAUR
  • sxiv — Simple image viewer based on imlib2 that works well with tiling window managers.
https://github.com/muennich/sxiv || sxiv
  • Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK+ image viewer featuring support for flipping, rotating, animations and configurable mouse actions.
http://siyanpanayotov.com/project/viewnior/ || viewnior
  • Vimiv — An image viewer with vim-like keybindings. It is written in python3 using the Gtk3 toolkit.
http://karlch.github.io/vimiv || vimivAUR
  • Xloadimage — Classic X image viewer.
http://sioseis.ucsd.edu/xloadimage.html || xloadimage
  • XnView MP — Efficient proprietary image viewer, browser and converter.
http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/ || xnviewmpAUR
  • xv — Shareware program written by John Bradley to display and modify digital images under the X Window System. Last released in 1994.
http://www.trilon.com/xv/ || xvAUR

Graphics and image manipulation

Raster editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of raster graphics editors.

  • AzPainter — A Painting software.
http://azpainter.sourceforge.jp/ || azpainterAUR
  • darktable — Photography workflow and RAW development application.
http://www.darktable.org/ || darktable
  • RawTherapee — A powerful cross-platform raw image processing program.
http://www.rawtherapee.com/ || rawtherapee
  • dcraw — Converts many camera RAW formats.
http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/ || dcraw
  • digiKam — KDE-based image organizer with built-in editing features via a plugin architecture. digiKam asserts it is more full featured than similar applications with a larger set of image manipulation features including RAW image import and manipulation.
http://www.digikam.org/ || digikam
  • GIMP — Image editing suite in the vein of proprietary editors such as Adobe Photoshop. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) has been started in the mid 1990s and has acquired a large number of plugins and additional tools.
http://www.gimp.org/ || gimp
  • G'MIC — Full-featured open-source framework for image processing, providing several different user interfaces to convert/manipulate/filter/visualize generic image datasets, ranging from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images, including 2d color images.
http://www.gmic.eu/ || gmic
http://www.gnu.org/software/gpaint/ || gpaintAUR
  • GraphicsMagick — Fork of ImageMagick designed to have API and command-line stability. It also supports multi-CPU for enhanced performance and thus is used by some large commercial sites (Flickr, etsy) for its performance.
http://www.graphicsmagick.org/ || graphicsmagick
  • ImageMagick — Command-line image manipulation program. It is known for its accurate format conversions with support for over 100 formats. Its API enables it to be scripted and it is usually used as a backend processor.
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php || imagemagick
  • KolourPaint — Free raster graphics editor for KDE, similar to Microsoft's Paint application before Windows 7, but with some additional features such as support for transparency. Part of kde-applications and kdegraphics groups.
http://kolourpaint.org || kolourpaint
  • Krita — Digital painting and illustration software included based on the KDE platform.
http://krita.org/ || krita
  • Luminance HDR — Open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.
http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/ || luminancehdr
  • mtPaint — Graphics editing program geared towards creating indexed palette images and pixel art.
http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ || mtpaint
  • MyPaint — Free software graphics application for digital painters.
http://mypaint.org || mypaint
  • Pinta — Drawing and editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide a simplified alternative to GIMP for casual users.
http://pinta-project.com/ || pinta
  • XPaint — Color image editing tool which features most standard paint program options.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/ || xpaintAUR

Some image viewers like Ephoto, GNOME Photos, gThumb, nomacs, Pantheon Photos, Phototonic, Shotwell and XnView MP also provide some basic image manipulation functionality.

Vector graphics - illustration

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of vector graphics editors.

  • Asymptote — A descriptive vector graphics language (like PGF/TikZ and Metapost) with a C-like syntax and LaTeX support.
http://asymptote.sourceforge.net || asymptote
  • Dia — GTK+-based diagram creation program.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia || dia
  • Graphviz — Set of tools for drawing graphs in the descriptive DOT language.
http://www.graphviz.org || graphviz
  • Gravit — Vector graphics design tool - For Users of All Skills and Profession
https://gravit.io/ || gravit-gitAUR
  • Inkscape — Vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. It's developers also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
http://inkscape.org/ || inkscape
  • Karbon — Vector graphics editor, part of the Calligra Suite.
http://www.calligra-suite.org/karbon/ || calligra
http://pencil.evolus.vn/ || pencilAUR
  • qasm2circ — Quantum circuit generator for latex
http://www.media.mit.edu/quanta/qasm2circ/ || qasm2circAUR
  • sK1 — Replacement for Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, oriented for "prepress ready" PostScript & PDF output.
http://sk1project.net/ || sk1
  • yEd — General-purpose diagramming program for flowcharts, network diagrams, UML diagrams, BPMN diagrams, mind maps, organization charts, and Entity Relationship diagrams.
http://www.yworks.com/en/products_yed_about.html || yedAUR
Vector graphics - CAD

See also Wikipedia:List of computer-aided design editors.

  • BRL-CAD — Constructive solid geometry (CSG) solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray tracing support for graphics rendering and geometric analysis, computer network distributed framebuffer support, scripting, image-processing and signal-processing tools.
http://brlcad.org/ || brlcadAUR
  • DraftSight — Dassault Systemes' freeware 2D CAD application. DraftSight allows users to access DWG/DXF files, regardless of which CAD software was originally used to create them.
http://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight/overview/ || draftsightAUR
  • FreeCAD — CAD/CAE program, based on OpenCascade, Qt and Python with features such as macro recording, workbenches and the ability to run as server.
https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD || freecad
  • LeoCAD — CAD program for creating virtual LEGO models. It has an easy to use interface and currently includes over 6000 different pieces created by the LDraw community.
http://leocad.org || leocadAUR
  • LibreCAD — Powerful 2D CAD application based on Qt. It has been forked from QCad Community Edition.
http://www.librecad.org/ || librecad
  • OpenSCAD — Open source 2D/3D CAD using programmers approach.
http://www.openscad.org || openscad openscad-gitAUR
  • QCAD — Powerful 2D CAD application that began in 1999. QCaD includes DFX standard file format and supports HPGL format.
http://www.qcad.org/ || qcad
3D modeling/rendering

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of 3D computer graphics software.

http://www.artofillusion.org/ || aoiAUR
  • Blender — fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite capable of 3D modeling, texturing, and animation, among other things.
http://www.blender.org/ || blender
  • MakeHuman™ — Parametrical modeling program for creating human bodies.
http://www.makehuman.org/ || makehumanAUR
  • POV-Ray — Script-based raytracer for creating 3D graphics.
http://www.povray.org/ || povray
  • Wings 3D — Advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use.
http://www.wings3d.com/ || wings3d

Screen capture

See also: Taking a screenshot.

Audio

Audio systems

See the main article: Sound system.

See also Wikipedia:Sound server.

  • wineasio — Provides an ASIO to JACK driver for wine. ASIO is the most common Windows low-latency driver, so is commonly used in audio workstation programs.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wineasio/ || wineasioAUR

Audio players

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of audio player software.

Music player daemons and clients

See also: List of MPD clients

http://www.musicpd.org/ || mpd
  • XMMS2 — Complete rewrite of the popular music player.
https://xmms2.org || xmms2
Command-line players
  • cmus — Very feature-rich ncurses-based music player.
https://cmus.github.io/ || cmus
  • Cplay — Curses front-end for various audio players (ogg123, mpg123, mpg321, splay, madplay, and mikmod, xmp, and sox).
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Cplay || cplayAUR
  • Herrie — Minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support.
https://github.com/EdSchouten/herrie || herrieAUR
  • MOC — Ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, OGG, and WAV formats.
https://moc.daper.net/ || moc
  • MPFC — Gstreamer-based audio player with curses interface.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/mpfc/ || mpfcAUR
  • mpg123 — Fast free MP3 console audio player for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, HP-UX and nearly all other UNIX systems (also decodes MP1 and MP2 files).
https://www.mpg123.org/ || mpg123
  • mps-youtube — Terminal based YouTube jukebox with playlist management. Plays audio/video through mplayer/mpv.
https://github.com/mps-youtube/mps-youtube || mps-youtube
  • pancake — Cli pandora client built with urwid.
https://github.com/osum4est/pancake/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • pianobar — Console-based frontend for the online radio Pandora.
https://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ || pianobar
  • VLC — Highly portable multimedia player with ncurses interface module, and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • whistle — a curses-based commandline audio player.
https://github.com/ap0calypse/whistle/ || whistle-gitAUR
GUI players
  • Amarok — Mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features.
https://amarok.kde.org/ || amarok
http://audacious-media-player.org/ || audacious
http://banshee.fm/ || bansheeAUR
https://www.clementine-player.org/ || clementine
  • Cuberok — Music player and collection manager with a lightweight interface.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/cuberok/ || cuberokAUR
  • DeaDBeeF — Light and fast music player with many features, no GNOME or KDE dependencies, supports console-only, as well as a GTK+ GUI, comes with many plugins, and has a metadata editor.
http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/ || deadbeef
  • Exaile — GTK+ clone of Amarok.
http://www.exaile.org/ || exaileAUR
  • gmusicbrowser — Open-source jukebox for large collections of MP3/OGG/FLAC files.
https://gmusicbrowser.org/ || gmusicbrowserAUR
  • GNOME Music — Music is the new GNOME music playing application. It aims to combine an elegant and immersive browsing experience with simple and straightforward controls.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Music || gnome-music
  • Goggles Music Manager — Music collection manager and player that automatically categorizes your music, supports gapless playback, features easy tag editing, and internet radio support. Uses the Fox toolkit.
https://gogglesmm.github.io/ || gogglesmm
  • Guayadeque — Full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the GStreamer media framework.
http://guayadeque.org/ || guayadequeAUR
  • JuK — JuK is an audio jukebox application, supporting collections of MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC audio files.
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/juk/ || kdemultimedia-juk
  • Kaku — An highly integrated music player supports different online platform like YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo and more.
https://github.com/EragonJ/Kaku || kaku-binAUR
  • Listen — Listen is a Music player and management for GNOME written in python.
https://launchpad.net/listen || listenAUR
  • Lollypop — A GNOME music player.
https://gnumdk.github.io/lollypop-web/ || lollypop
  • LXMusic — A minimalist xmms2-based music player.
https://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXMusic || lxmusic
  • Miam-player — Cross-platform open source music player.
https://miam-player.org/ || miam-playerAUR
  • Muine — A music player written in C Sharp.
https://muine.gooeylinux.org/ || muine
  • Musique — Just another music player, only better.
http://flavio.tordini.org/musique || musiqueAUR
  • Nightingale — Open source clone of iTunes-based on Songbird, that uses Mozilla technologies and the GStreamer framework.
https://getnightingale.com/ || nightingale-gitAUR
  • Noise — Simple, fast, and good looking music player. The official elementary music player.
https://launchpad.net/noise || noise-player
  • Nuvola Player — Integrated Google Music, 8tracks and Hype Machine player.
https://tiliado.eu/nuvolaplayer/ || nuvolaplayerAUR
  • pithos — Python/GTK Pandora Radio desktop client.
https://pithos.github.io/ || pithosAUR
  • Pragha — GTK+ music manager. (fork of the Consonance Music Manager)
https://pragha-music-player.github.io/ || pragha
  • Qmmp — Qt-based multimedia player with a user interface that is similar to Winamp or XMMS.
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/ || qmmp
  • Quod Libet — Audio player written with PyGTK and GStreamer with support for regular expressions in playlists.
https://github.com/quodlibet/quodlibet/ || quodlibet
  • Rhythmbox — GTK+ clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox || rhythmbox
  • Sayonara — Sayonara is a small, clear and fast audio player for Linux written in C++, supported by the Qt framework.
https://sayonara-player.com/ || sayonara-playerAUR
  • Spotify — Proprietary music streaming service. It supports local playback and streaming from Spotify's vast library (requires a free account).
https://www.spotify.com/ || spotifyAUR
  • SpotCommander — A remote control for Spotify, optimized for mobile devices. It works on any device with a modern browser, and it's free and open source.
https://olejon.github.io/spotcommander/ || spotcommanderAUR
  • Tomahawk — Music player application written in C++/Qt. It decouples the name of the song from the source it was shared from - and fulfills the request using all of your available sources.
https://www.tomahawk-player.org/ || tomahawkAUR
  • VLC — Highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • XMMS — Skinnable GTK+ standalone media player similar to Winamp.
https://legacy.xmms2.org/ || xmmsAUR

Volume managers

  • GVolWheel — An audio mixer which lets you control the volume through a tray icon.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gvolwheel/ || gvolwheelAUR
  • pa-applet — PulseAudio system tray applet with volume bar.
https://github.com/fernandotcl/pa-applet || pa-applet-gitAUR
  • PNMixer — A fork of Obmixer. It has many new features such as ALSA channel selection, connect/disconnect detection, shortcuts, etc.
https://github.com/nicklan/pnmixer/wiki || pnmixerAUR
  • Volctl — Per-application volume control for GNU/Linux desktops.
https://buzz.github.io/volctl/ || volctlAUR
  • Volnoti — A lightweight volume notification daemon for GNU/Linux and other POSIX operating systems.
https://github.com/davidbrazdil/volnoti || volnotiAUR
  • Volti — A GTK application for controlling audio volume from system tray with an internal mixer and support for multimedia keys that uses only ALSA.
https://github.com/gen2brain/volti || voltiAUR
  • VolumeIcon — Another volume control for your system tray with channel selection, themes and an external mixer.
http://softwarebakery.com/maato/volumeicon.html || volumeicon
  • VolWheel — A little application which lets you control the sound volume easily through a tray icon you can scroll on.
http://oliwer.net/b/volwheel.html || volwheel

CD ripping

See Optical disc drive#CD 2.

Visualization

  • ProjectM — Music visualizer which uses 3D accelerated iterative image-based rendering.
http://projectm.sourceforge.net/ || projectm
  • VSXu — Free to use program that lets you create and perform real-time audio visual presets.
http://www.vsxu.com/ || vsxuAUR
  • C.A.V.A. — Console-based audio visualizer for Alsa, MPD and PulseAudio.
https://karlstav.github.io/cava/ || cavaAUR
  • cli-visualizer — A highly configurable CLI-based audio visualizer.
https://github.com/dpayne/cli-visualizer || cli-visualizerAUR

Audio tag editors

  • Audio Tag Tool — Tool to edit tags in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files.
http://tagtool.sourceforge.net/ || tagtoolAUR
  • EasyTag — Utility for viewing, editing and writing ID3 tags of music files, supports many audio formats.
http://easytag.sourceforge.net/ || easytag
  • Ex Falso — Cross-platform free and open source audio tag editor and library organizer.
https://github.com/quodlibet/quodlibet/ || exfalsoAUR
  • ID3 Mass Tagger — Command-line utility to edit ID3 1.x and 2.x tags.
http://squell.github.io/id3/ || id3
  • Kid3 — MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files tag editor.
http://kid3.sourceforge.net/ || kid3
  • MP3Info — MP3 technical info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor.
http://ibiblio.org/mp3info/ || mp3info
  • MusicBrainz Picard — Cross-platform audio tag editor written in Python (the official MusicBrainz tagger).
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard || picard
  • Puddletag — Replacement for the famous MP3tag for Windows.
http://puddletag.sourceforge.net/ || puddletag
  • taffy — Simple command-line tag editor for many audio formats.
https://github.com/jangler/taffy || taffyAUR
  • Tag Editor — A tag editor with Qt 5 GUI and command-line interface supporting MP4/AAC (iTunes), ID3v1, ID3v2, Ogg/Vorbis and Matroska.
https://github.com/Martchus/tageditor || tageditorAUR
  • Qoobar — Universal QT-based audio tagger (specialized for classical music)
http://qoobar.sourceforge.net/en/index.htm || qoobarAUR

Sound editing

  • Ardour — Multichannel hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation.
http://ardour.org/ || ardour
  • Audacity — Program that lets you manipulate digital audio waveforms.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ || audacity
  • Bitwig Studio — Proprietary professional digital audio workstation.
http://bitwig.com/ || bitwig-studioAUR
  • Gnac — Audio converter for GNOME.
http://gnac.sourceforge.net/ || gnac
  • GNOME Sound Recorder — The Sound Recorder application enables you to record and play .flac, .ogg (OGG audio, or .oga), and .wav sound files.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Apps/SoundRecorder || gnome-sound-recorder
  • Jokosher — Non-linear multi-track digital audio editor that is being developed in Python, using the GTK+ interface and GStreamer as an audio back-end.
https://launchpad.net/jokosher/ || jokosherAUR
  • KWave — Sound editor for KDE.
http://kwave.sourceforge.net/ || kwave
  • LMMS — The Linux MultiMedia Studio. Free cross-platform software which allows you to produce music with your computer.
http://lmms.sourceforge.net/ || lmms
  • Qtractor — Qt-based hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application that aims to provide digital audio workstation software simple enough for the average home user, and yet powerful enough for the professional user.
http://qtractor.sourceforge.net/qtractor-index.html || qtractor
  • Rosegarden — Digital audio workstation program developed with ALSA and Qt that acts as an audio and MIDI sequencer, scorewriter and musical composition and editing tool.
http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/ || rosegarden
  • XCFA — Tool to extract the contens of audio CDs and convert them to various formats.
http://www.xcfa.tuxfamily.org/ || xcfaAUR

Video

Video players

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video player software.

Console
  • FFplay — Very simple and portable media player using the FFmpeg libraries and the SDL library.
http://ffmpeg.org/ || ffmpeg
  • gst-play-1.0 — Simple command line playback testing tool for GStreamer.
https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/ || gst-plugins-base-libs
  • MPlayer — Video player that supports a complete and versatile array of video and audio formats.
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html || mplayer
  • mpv — Movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2.
http://mpv.io || mpv
  • xine-ui — Free multimedia player.
http://www.xine-project.org || xine-ui
  • VLC media player (Ncurses interface) — Command-line version of the famous video player that can play smoothly high definition videos in the TTY. Can be launched with vlc -I ncurses.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
Graphical

See also: MPlayer#Frontends/GUIs, mpv#Front ends.

  • Deepin Movie — Movie player based on QtAV.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-movie || deepin-movie
http://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/dragonplayer/ || dragon
  • GNOME Videos — Media player (audio and video) for the GNOME desktop that uses GStreamer. Part of gnome
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Videos || totem
  • Kaffeine — Very versatile KDE media player that, by default, utilizes VLC as its backend and has excellent support of digital TV (DVB).
http://kaffeine.kde.org/ || kaffeine
  • Parole — Modern media player based on the GStreamer framework.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole/ || parole
  • Rage — Video and audio player written with Enlightenment Foundation Libraries with some extra bells and whistles.
http://www.enlightenment.org/p.php?p=about/rage || rageAUR
  • Snappy — Powerful media player with a minimalistic interface that uses GStreamer.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Snappy || snappy-player
  • QMLPlayer — Simple media player based on QtAV.
http://www.qtav.org/ || qtav
  • QMPlay2 — QMPlay2 is a QT based video player. It can play and stream all formats supported by ffmpeg and libmodplug. It has on integrated module system, which includes a Youtube browser.
http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/QMPlay2?content=153339 || qmplay2AUR
  • VLC media player — Middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio and video formats.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • Whaaw! Media Player — Lightweight GStreamer-based audio and video player that can serve as a good alternative to Totem for those who do not like all of those GNOME dependencies.
http://home.gna.org/whaawmp/ || whaawmpAUR
  • Xnoise — GTK+ and GStreamer-based media player for both audio and video with "a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features." (development ceased)
http://www.xnoise-media-player.com/ || xnoise

Subtitles

  • Gaupol — Full-featured subtitle editor.
http://home.gna.org/gaupol || gaupol
http://www.gnomesubtitles.org/ || gnome-subtitles
  • Penguin Subtitle Player — Penguin Subtitle Player is an open-source, cross-platform standalone subtitle player, as an alternative to Greenfish Subtitle Player, SrtViewer (Mac), SRTPlayer, JustSubsPlayer and Free Subtitle Player.
https://github.com/carsonip/Penguin-Subtitle-Player || penguin-subtitle-player-gitAUR
  • subdl — Automatic subtitle downloader.
https://github.com/akexakex/subdl || subdl
  • SubtitlesPrinter — Print subtitles above a X-screen, independently of the video player.
https://github.com/OlivierMarty/SubtitlesPrinter || subtitles-printer-gitAUR
  • Subtitle Composer — open-source Subtitle editor with Qt 5 based GUI supporting various formats, features different player backends, able to display wave form
https://github.com/maxrd2/subtitlecomposer || subtitlecomposerAUR

DVD ripping

See Optical disc drive#DVD 2.

Video editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video editing software.

Console
  • Avidemux — Free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ || avidemux-cli
  • FFmpeg — Complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
http://ffmpeg.org/ || ffmpeg
  • HandBrake-CLI — Simple yet powerful video transcoder ideal for batch mkv/x264 ripping.
http://handbrake.fr/ || handbrake-cli
Graphical
  • Avidemux — Free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ || avidemux-qt
http://cinelerra-cv.org/ || cinelerra-cv
  • Flowblade — Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux, designed to provide a fast, robust editing experience.
https://github.com/jliljebl/flowblade || flowbladeAUR
  • HandBrake — Simple yet powerful video transcoder ideal for batch mkv/x264 ripping. GTK+ version.
http://handbrake.fr/ || handbrake
  • Kdenlive — Non-linear video editor designed for basic to semi-professional work.
http://kdenlive.org/ || kdenlive
  • Lightworks — A proprietary professional non-linear editing system for editing and mastering digital video in various formats.
http://www.lwks.com/ || lwksAUR
  • LiVES — Video editor and VJ (live performance) platform.
http://lives-video.com/ || livesAUR
  • Open Shot — Non-linear video editor based on MLT framework.
http://www.openshotvideo.com/ || openshot
  • PiTiVi — Video editor designed to be intuitive and integrate well in the GNOME desktop.
http://www.pitivi.org/ || pitivi
  • Shotcut — Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.
http://www.shotcut.org/ || shotcut-binAUR
  • Transmageddon — Simple python application for transcoding video into formats supported by GStreamer.
http://www.linuxrising.org/ || transmageddon
  • Blender — Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite with a built-in non-linear video editor.
http://www.blender.org/ || blender

Screencast

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of screencasting software.

Screencast utilities allow you to create a video of your desktop or individual windows.

  • byzanz — Simple screencast tool that produces GIF animations.
http://blogs.gnome.org/otte/2009/08/30/byzanz-0-2-0/ || byzanz
  • Green Recorder — A simple yet functional desktop recorder for Linux systems.
https://github.com/green-project/green-recorder || green-recorderAUR
  • Istanbul — Simple desktop session recorder that produces ogg videos.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Istanbul || istanbulAUR
  • Kazam — Screencasting program with design in mind. Handles multiscreen setups.
https://launchpad.net/kazam || kazamAUR
  • OBS — Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
https://obsproject.com/ || obs-studio
  • RecordMyDesktop — (inactive) An easy to use utility that records your desktop into the ogg format with a CLI, Qt or GTK+ interface.
http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/ || recordmydesktop gtk-recordmydesktop qt-recordmydesktop
  • simplescreenrecorder — A feature-rich screen recorder written in C++/Qt4 that supports X11 and OpenGL.
http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/ || simplescreenrecorder
  • vokoscreen — Simple screencast tool, GUI ffmpeg.
http://www.kohaupt-online.de/hp || vokoscreenAUR
  • XVidCap — Application used for recording a screencast or digital recording of an X Window System screen output with an audio narration.
http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/ || xvidcapAUR
  • FFcast — FFmpeg-based screencast tool written in Bash.
https://github.com/lolilolicon/FFcast || ffcastAUR
  • peek — Simple screencast tool that produces GIF animations.
https://github.com/phw/peek || peekAUR

Mobile phone managers

  • gnokii — Tools and user space driver for use with mobile phones.
http://www.gnokii.org/ || gnokii
  • GNOME Phone Manager — Control your mobile phone from your GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/PhoneManager || gnome-phone-manager
  • KDE Connect — A project that aims to communicate all your devices.
http://community.kde.org/KDEConnect || kdeconnect

Digital camera managers

See Digital Cameras#Other frontend applications for libgphoto2.

Optical media burning

See Optical disc drive#Burning CD/DVD/BD with a GUI.

Podcasts

see Podcast clients

Collection managers

  • Beets — Music library organizer, tagger and more.
http://beets.radbox.org/ || beets
  • Demlo — Batch music tagger, encoder, renamer and more.
http://ambrevar.bitbucket.org/demlo/ || demloAUR
  • GCstar — GNOME application for organizing various collections (board games, comic books, movies, stamps, etc.).
http://www.gcstar.org/ || gcstar
  • Kodi — Application for organizing various collections and automatically retrieving info about them (video, music, photos).
https://kodi.tv/ || kodi
  • Tellico — KDE application for organizing various collections (books, video, music, coins, etc.).
http://tellico-project.org/ || tellico

Lyrics fetchers

  • clyrics — An extensible lyrics fetcher, with daemon support for cmus and mocp.
https://github.com/trizen/clyrics || clyricsAUR

Utilities

Partitioning tools

See Partitioning#Partitioning tools.

Mount tools

See also udisks#Mount helpers.

  • 9mount — Mount 9p filesystems.
http://sqweek.net/code/9mount/ || 9mountAUR
  • cryptmount — Mount an encrypted file system as a regular user.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/cryptmount/ || cryptmountAUR
  • ldm — A lightweight daemon that mounts drives automagically using udev
https://github.com/LemonBoy/ldm || ldmAUR
  • pmount — Mount source as a regular user to an automatically created destination /media/source_name.
https://pmount.alioth.debian.org/ || pmountAUR
  • pmount-safe-removal — Mount removable devices as regular user with safe removal
https://mywaytoarch.tumblr.com/post/13111098534/pmount-safe-removal-of-usb-device || pmount-safe-removalAUR
  • udevil — Mounts removable devices as a regular user, show device info, and monitor device changes. Only depends on udev and glib.
https://ignorantguru.github.io/udevil || udevil
  • ws — Mount Windows network shares (CIFS and VFS).
https://sourceforge.net/projects/winshares/ || wsAUR
  • zulucrypt — A GUI frontend for cryptsetup to create, manage and mount encrypted volumes; supports encfs as well
https://mhogomchungu.github.io/zuluCrypt/ || zulucryptAUR

Terminal emulators

Terminal emulators show a GUI Window that contains a terminal. Most emulate Xterm, which in turn emulates VT102, which emulates typewriter. For further background information, see Wikipedia:Terminal emulator.

For a comprehensive list, see Wikipedia:List of terminal emulators.

  • aterm — Xterm replacement with transparency support. It has been deprecated in favour of urxvt since 2008.
http://aterm.sourceforge.net/ || atermAUR
  • Cool Retro Term — A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display.
https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-retro-term || cool-retro-term
  • Eterm — Terminal emulator intended as a replacement for xterm and designed for the Enlightenment desktop.
http://eterm.org || etermAUR
  • Gate One — Web-based terminal emulator and SSH client.
https://github.com/liftoff/GateOne || gateone-gitAUR
  • Hyper — A terminal with JS/CSS support.
https://github.com/zeit/hyper || hyperAUR
  • Konsole — Terminal emulator included in the KDE desktop.
http://kde.org/applications/system/konsole/ || konsole
  • mlterm — A multi-lingual terminal emulator supporting various character sets and encodings in the world.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mlterm/ || mltermAUR
  • QTerminal — A lightweight Qt-based terminal emulator.
https://github.com/qterminal/qterminal || qterminal
  • rxvt — Popular replacement for the xterm.
http://rxvt.sourceforge.net/ || rxvtAUR
  • shellinabox — A web-based SSH Terminal
https://github.com/shellinabox/shellinabox || shellinabox-gitAUR
  • st — Simple terminal implementation for X.
http://st.suckless.org || st
  • Terminology — Terminal emulator by the Enlightenment project team with innovative features: file thumbnails and media play like a media player.
http://enlightenment.org/p.php?p=about/terminology || terminology
  • Tilda — Terminal inspired by many classic terminals from first person shooter games such as Quake, Doom and Half-Life.
https://github.com/lanoxx/tilda/ || tilda
  • urxvt — Highly extendable (with Perl) unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator featuring tabbing, url launching, a Quake style drop-down mode and pseudo-transparency.
http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/rxvt-unicode.html || rxvt-unicode
  • xterm — Simple terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly.
http://invisible-island.net/xterm/ || xterm
  • Yakuake — Drop-down terminal (Quake style) emulator based on Konsole.
http://yakuake.kde.org/ || yakuake

VTE-based

VTE (Virtual Terminal Emulator) is a widget developed during early GNOME days for use in the GNOME Terminal. It has since given birth to many terminals with similar capabilities.

  • evilvte — Very lightweight and highly customizable terminal emulator with support for tabs, auto-hiding and different encodings.
http://calno.com/evilvte/ || evilvteAUR
  • Germinal — Minimalist terminal emulator which provides a borderless maximized terminal, attached to a tmux session by default, hence providing tabs and panels.
http://www.imagination-land.org/tags/germinal.html || germinalAUR
  • GNOME Terminal — A terminal emulator included in the GNOME desktop with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Terminal || gnome-terminal
  • Guake — Drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop.
http://guake-project.org/ || guake
  • LilyTerm — Very light and easy to use X Terminal Emulator
http://lilyterm.luna.com.tw/ || lilyterm
  • LXTerminal — Desktop independent terminal emulator for LXDE.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal || lxterminal
http://www.mate-desktop.org/ || mate-terminal
  • Pantheon Terminal — A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal emulator. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration.
https://launchpad.net/pantheon-terminal || pantheon-terminal
  • ROXTerm — Tabbed terminal emulator with a small footprint.
http://roxterm.sourceforge.net/ || roxterm
  • sakura — Terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE.
http://www.pleyades.net/david/projects/sakura || sakura
  • Terminal — Terminal emulator included in the Xfce desktop with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface.
http://docs.xfce.org/apps/terminal/start || xfce4-terminal
  • terminator — Terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panels.
http://gnometerminator.blogspot.it/ || terminator
  • Termite — A keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support.
https://github.com/thestinger/termite || termite
  • Tilix — A tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3
https://github.com/gnunn1/tilix || tilixAUR tilix-gitAUR
  • tinyterm — Very lightweight terminal emulator based on VTE.
https://github.com/lahwaacz/tinyterm || tinyterm-gitAUR

KMS-based

The following terminal emulators are based on the kernel mode setting that could be invoked without X.

  • KMSCON — A KMS/DRM-based system console(getty) with an integrated terminal emulator for Linux operating systems.
https://github.com/dvdhrm/kmscon || kmscon

framebuffer-based

In GNU/Linux world, the framebuffer could be refered to a virtual device in the Linux kernel (fbdev) or the virtual framebuffer system for X (xvfb). This section mainly lists the terminal emulators that based on the in-kernel virtual device, i.e. fbdev.

  • yaft — A simple terminal emulator for living without X, with UCS2 glyphs, wallpaper and 256color support.
https://github.com/uobikiemukot/yaft || yaftAUR

Text editors

See List of applications/Documents#Text editors.

Hex editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of hex editors.

  • hyx — A minimalistic but powerful (hex/ASCII, insert/replace/delete, copy/paste, undo/redo, search, colors, vim-inspired controls) console hex editor.
https://yx7.cc/code/ || hyxAUR

Integrated development environments

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of integrated development environments.

  • Anjuta — Versatile IDE with project management, an application wizard, an interactive debugger, a source editor, version control support and many more tools.
http://www.anjuta.org/ || anjuta
  • Aptana Studio — IDE based on Eclipse, but geared towards web development, with support for HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Adobe AIR and others.
http://www.aptana.com/ || aptana-studioAUR
  • Bluefish — GTK+ editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins.
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ || bluefish
  • Bluej — Fully featured Java IDE used mainly for educational and beginner purposes.
https://bluej.org/ || bluejAUR
  • Brackets — A free open-source editor written in HTML, CSS, and Javascript with a primary focus on Web Development. It was created by Adobe Systems, licensed under the MIT License, and is currently maintained on GitHub.
http://brackets.io/ || bracketsAUR
  • Builder — General purpose IDE for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Builder || gnome-builder
http://www.codeblocks.org/ || codeblocks
  • CodeLite — Open source and cross-platform C/C++/PHP and Node.js IDE written in C++ .
http://www.codelite.org/ || codeliteAUR
  • Cloud9 — State-of-the-art IDE that runs in your browser and lives in the cloud, allowing you to run, debug and deploy applications from anywhere, anytime.
https://c9.io/ || c9.coreAUR
  • Eclipse — Open source community project, which aims to provide a universal development platform.
https://eclipse.org/ || eclipse-java, eclipse-cpp, eclipse-php
  • Editra — Multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid in code development.
http://www.editra.org || editra-svnAUR
  • Eric — Full-featured Python and Ruby IDE in PyQt5.
https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/ || eric
  • Gambas — Free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions.
http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html || gambas3-ide
  • Geany — Text editor using the GTK+ toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment.
https://geany.org || geany
  • IntelliJ IDEA — IDE for Java, Groovy and other programming languages with advanced refactoring features.
http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/ || intellij-idea-community-edition
  • KDevelop — Feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages.
http://kdevelop.org/ || kdevelop
http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit || komodo-editAUR
  • Lazarus — Cross-platform IDE for Object Pascal.
http://lazarus.freepascal.org/ || lazarus
  • LiteIDE — A simple, open source, cross-platform Go IDE.
https://github.com/visualfc/liteide || liteide
  • MonoDevelop — Cross-platform IDE targeted for the Mono and .NET frameworks.
http://monodevelop.com/ || monodevelop
  • MPLAB — IDE for Microchip PIC and dsPIC development
http://www.microchip.com/mplabx || microchip-mplabx-binAUR
  • Netbeans — Integrated development environment (IDE) for developing with Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Groovy, C, C++, Scala, Clojure, and other languages.
http://netbeans.org/ || netbeans
  • Ninja-IDE — from the recursive acronym: "Ninja-IDE Is Not Just Another IDE", is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE); runs on Linux/X11, Mac OS X and Windows OSs. Used, for example, for Python development
http://ninja-ide.org/ || ninja-ide
  • PHPStorm — JetBrains PhpStorm is a commercial, cross-platform IDE for PHP built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform, providing an editor for PHP, HTML and JavaScript with on-the-fly code analysis, error prevention and automated refactorings for PHP and JavaScript code.
https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/ || phpstormAUR phpstorm-eapAUR
  • PyCharm — IDE used for programming in Python with support for code analysis, debugging, unit testing, version control and web development with Django.
http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/ || pycharm-communityAUR
  • Qt Creator — Lightweight, cross-platform C++ integrated development environment with a focus on Qt.
https://www.qt.io/ide/ || qtcreator
  • Scratch — A multimedia authoring tool for educational and entertainment purposes, such as creating interactive projects and simple sprite-based games. It is used primarly by unskilled users (such as children) as an entry to event-driven programming. Scratch is free software under GPL v2 and Scratch Source Code License.
http://scratch.mit.edu || scratch scratch2AUR
  • Spyder — Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment providing MATLAB-like features.
https://github.com/spyder-ide/spyder || spyder (Python 2) or spyder3 (Python 3)
  • Thonny — Python IDE for beginners.
http://thonny.cs.ut.ee/ || thonnyAUR

Build automation

See also Wikipedia:List of build automation software.

  • Apache Ant — Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other.
http://ant.apache.org/ || apache-ant
  • Apache Maven — Software project management and comprehension tool.
http://maven.apache.org/ || maven
  • Gradle — Powerful build system for the JVM.
https://gradle.org/ || gradle
  • Phing — PHP program designed to automate tasks of all kinds.
https://www.phing.info/ || phingAUR

Files

File managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file managers.

Console
  • Clex — File manager with full-screen user interface
http://www.clex.sk/ || clexAUR
  • Dired — Directory editor integrated with Emacs.
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Dired.html || emacs
  • dired — Ancient DIRectory EDitor since 1980.
http://fossies.org/linux/misc/old/ || diredAUR
  • Last File Manager — Powerful file manager written in Python 3 with a curses interface.
https://inigo.katxi.org/devel/lfm/ || lfmAUR
http://www.midnight-commander.org || mc
  • nffm — "Nothing Fancy File Manager", a mouseless ncurses file manager written in C.
https://github.com/mariostg/nffm || nffm-gitAUR
  • Pilot — File manager that comes with the Alpine email client.
http://patches.freeiz.com/alpine/ || alpineAUR
  • Ranger — Console-based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features.
http://nongnu.org/ranger || ranger
  • Vifm — Ncurses-based two-panel file manager with vi-like keybindings.
http://vifm.info || vifm
Graphical
  • Caja — The file manager for the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja || caja
  • Deepin File Manager — File manager developed for Deepin.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/dde-file-manager || deepin-file-manager
  • Dolphin — File manager included in the KDE desktop.
http://dolphin.kde.org/ || dolphin
  • Double Commander — File manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net// || doublecmd-gtk2 doublecmd-qt
  • emelFM2 — File manager that implements the popular two-panel design.
http://emelfm2.net/ || emelfm2
  • Gentoo — A lightweight file manager for GTK.
http://www.obsession.se/gentoo/ || gentooAUR
http://gcmd.github.io/ || gnome-commanderAUR
  • GNOME Files — Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nautilus || nautilus
  • Konqueror — File manager and web browser for the KDE desktop.
http://www.konqueror.org/ || konqueror
  • Krusader — Advanced twin panel (Midnight Commander style) file manager for the KDE desktop.
http://www.krusader.org/ || krusader
  • muCommander — A lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface written in Java.
http://www.mucommander.com/ || mucommanderAUR
  • Nemo — Nemo is the file manager of the Cinnamon desktop. A fork of Nautilus.
http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/ || nemo
  • PathFinder — File browser that comes with the FOX toolkit.
http://fox-toolkit.org/ || fox
  • PCManFM — Lightweight file manager which features tabbed and dual pane browsing; also it can optionally manage the desktop icons and background.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM || pcmanfm
  • qtFM — Small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.
http://www.qtfm.org/ || qtfm
  • ROX — Small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels.
http://rox.sourceforge.net || rox
  • SpaceFM — GTK+ multi-panel tabbed file manager.
http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/ || spacefmAUR
  • Sunflower — Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins.
http://sunflower-fm.org/ || sunflowerAUR
  • Thunar — File manager that can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start || thunar
  • Tux Commander — Windowed file manager with two panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.
http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/description.php || tuxcmd
  • Worker — Fast, lightweight and feature-rich file manager for the X Window System.
http://www.boomerangsworld.de/worker/ || workerAUR
  • Xfe — Microsoft Explorer-like file manager for X (X File Explorer).
http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/ || xfe

Trash management

  • trash-cli — A command-line interface implementing FreeDesktop.org's Trash specification.
https://github.com/andreafrancia/trash-cli || trash-cli

File synchronization

See Synchronization and backup programs#Data synchronization.

Archiving and compression tools

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file archivers.

Console
  • atool — Script for managing file archives of various types.
http://www.nongnu.org/atool/ || atool
  • arj — An archiver that formerly used on DOS/Windows in mid-1990s. This is an open source clone.
http://arj.sourceforge.net/ || arj
  • cpio — GNU tool supporting cpio and tar file archive formats.
http://www.gnu.org/software/cpio || cpio
  • dar — An archiving and compression utility avoiding the drawbacks of tar
DAR - Disk ARchive || darAUR
  • lha — Archiver to create LH-7 format archives. 32-bit only (require multilib on x86_64).
http://www.infor.kanazawa-it.ac.jp/~ishii/lhaunix || lhaAUR
  • lrzip — Multi-threaded compressor using the rzip/lzma, lzo, and zpaq algorithms.
http://lrzip.kolivas.org/ || lrzip
  • lz4 — A file compressor using lz4 - An extremely fast compression algorithm.
https://github.com/lz4/lz4 || lz4
  • lzop — Fast file compressor using lzo lib.
http://www.lzop.org/ || lzop
  • p7zip — Port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. The commandline tool is called 7z.
http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ || p7zip
  • pixz — A multi-threaded and indexed compressor that avoiding the drawbacks of xz.
https://github.com/vasi/pixz || pixz
  • tar — GNU utility for manipulating the ubiquitous tar archives (tarballs).
http://www.gnu.org/software/tar || tar
  • zpaq — A high compression ratio archiver written in C++. Powered by Context-Model, LZ77 and BWT algorithm.
http://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html || zpaqAUR
  • zopfli — High compress ratio file compressor from Google, using a deflate-compatible algorithm called zopfli.
https://github.com/google/zopfli || zopfli-gitAUR
  • zoo — Rarely used archiver that was mostly used in VMS world before PKZIP became popular.
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/compress/zoo-2.10-3.src.rpm || zooAUR
Graphical
  • Ark — Archiving tool included in the KDE desktop.
http://kde.org/applications/utilities/ark/ || ark
  • Engrampa — Archive manager for MATE
https://github.com/mate-desktop/engrampa || engrampa
  • File Roller — Archive manager included in the GNOME desktop.
http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/ || file-roller
  • PeaZip — Open source file and archive manager.
http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html || peazip-gtk2AUR peazip-qtAUR
  • Squeeze — Featherweight front-end for commandline archiving tools.
http://squeeze.xfce.org/ || squeeze-gitAUR
  • Xarchiver — Lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+.
https://github.com/ib/xarchiver || xarchiver or xarchiver-gtk2

Comparison, diff, merge

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file comparison tools.

For managing pacnew/pacsave files, specialised tools exist. See Pacnew and Pacsave files#Managing .pacnew files.

  • colordiff — A Perl script wrapper for 'diff' that produces the same output but with pretty 'syntax' highlighting.
http://www.colordiff.org/ || colordiff
  • Diffuse — Small and simple text merge tool written in Python.
http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/ || diffuse
  • KDiff3 — File and directory diff and merge tool for the KDE desktop.
http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/ || kdiff3
  • Kompare — GUI front-end program for viewing and merging differences between source files. It supports a variety of diff formats and provides many options to customize the information level displayed.
http://www.caffeinated.me.uk/kompare/ || kompare
  • Meld — Visual diff and merge tool that can compare files, directories, and version controlled projects.
http://meldmerge.org/ || meld
  • xxdiff — A graphical browser for file and directory differences.
http://furius.ca/xxdiff/ || xxdiffAUR

Vim and Emacs provide merge functionality with vimdiff and ediff.

Batch renamers

  • GPRename — GTK+ batch renamer for files and directories.
http://gprename.sourceforge.net || gprename
  • KRename — Very powerful batch file renamer for the KDE desktop.
http://www.krename.net || krename
  • metamorphose2 — wxPython based batch renamer with support for regular expressions, renaming multimedia files according to their metadata, etc.
http://file-folder-ren.sourceforge.net || metamorphose2AUR
  • pyRenamer — Application for the mass renaming of files.
https://github.com/SteveRyherd/pyRenamer || pyrenamerAUR
  • rename.pl — Batch renamer based on perl regex.
http://search.cpan.org/~pederst/rename/bin/rename.PL || perl-rename

Search and replace

  • KfileReplace — GUI for batch processing search and replace operations.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kfilereplace/ || kdewebdev-kfilereplace

Finders

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See also Wikipedia:List of search engines#Desktop search engines.

  • fuzzy-find — Fuzzy completion for finding files.
https://github.com/silentbicycle/ff || ff-gitAUR
  • fzf — General-purpose command-line fuzzy finder.
https://github.com/junegunn/fzf || fzf fzf-gitAUR
  • Baloo — KDE's file indexing and search solution
https://community.kde.org/Baloo || baloo
  • Catfish — Versatile file searching tool
https://launchpad.net/catfish-search || catfish
  • Docfetcher — A java open source desktop search application
http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net || docfetcherAUR
  • Gnome Search Tool — Default Gnome utility to search for files
http://gnome.org || gnome-search-tool
  • Gnome Search Tool No Nautilusgnome-search-tool to search for files without GNOME Files or gnome-desktop
|| gnome-search-tool-no-nautilusAUR
  • Recoll — Full text search tool based on Xapian backend
http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/ || recoll
  • Searchmonkey — A powerful GUI search utility for matching regex patterns
http://searchmonkey.sourceforge.net/ || searchmonkeyAUR
  • Tracker — All-in-one indexer, search tool and metadata database.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Tracker || tracker

Disk cleaning

  • rmlint — Tool to quickly find (and optionally remove) duplicate files and other lint
https://rmlint.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ || rmlint
  • BleachBit — It frees disk space and guards your privacy; frees cache, deletes cookies, clears Internet history, shreds temporary files, deletes logs, and discards junk you didn't know was there.
http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/ || bleachbit bleachbit-gitAUR
  • gconf-cleaner — cleans up the unknown/invalid gconf keys that still sitting down on your gconf database
https://code.google.com/archive/p/gconf-cleaner/ || gconf-cleanerAUR

Disk usage display

http://www.marzocca.net/linux/baobab || baobab
  • Filelight — Disk usage analyzer that creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.
http://methylblue.com/filelight/ || filelight
  • GdMap — Disk usage analyzer that draws a map of rectangles sized according to file or dir sizes.
http://gdmap.sourceforge.net/ || gdmap
  • gt5 — Diff-capable "du-browser".
http://gt5.sourceforge.net || gt5AUR
  • ncdu — Simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.
http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu || ncdu
  • duc — A library and suite of tools for inspecting disk usage.
http://duc.zevv.nl/ || ducAUR

Clock synchronization

See Time#Time synchronization.

System monitoring

See also Category:Status monitoring and notification.

  • Conky — Lightweight, scriptable system monitor.
https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky || conky
  • Collectd — A simple, extensible system monitoring daemon based on rrdtool. It has a small footprint and can be set up either stand-alone or as a server/client application.
https://collectd.org/ || collectd
  • collectl — Collectl is a light-weight performance monitoring tool capable of reporting interactively as well as logging to disk. It reports statistics on cpu, disk, infiniband, lustre, memory, network, nfs, process, quadrics, slabs and more in easy to read format.
http://collectl.sourceforge.net/ || collectlAUR
  • dstat — Versatile resource statistics tool.
http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dstat/ || dstat
  • GKrellM — Simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK+ with many plug-ins.
http://billw2.github.io/gkrellm/gkrellm.html || gkrellm
  • glances — CLI curses-based monitoring tool in Python.
http://nicolargo.github.io/glances || glances
  • gnome-system-monitor — A system monitor for GNOME.
https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-system-monitor/ || gnome-system-monitor gnome-system-monitor-gtk2AUR
  • htop — Simple, ncurses interactive process viewer.
http://htop.sourceforge.net/ || htop
  • KSysGuard — Also known as KSysguard, is the KDE task manager and performance monitor.
http://userbase.kde.org/KSysGuard || ksysguard or as part of kdebase-workspaceAUR
  • linux process explorer — Graphical process explorer for Linux.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/procexp/ || procexpAUR
  • LXTask — Lightweight task manager for LXDE.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask || lxtask
  • mate-system-monitor — A GTK2 system monitor for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-system-monitor || mate-system-monitor
  • netdata — A web-based real-time performance monitor
https://github.com/firehol/netdata/wiki || netdata
  • Task Manager — GTK2 process mangement application for Xfce.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-taskmanager || xfce4-taskmanager
  • Telegraf — Telegraf is an agent written in Go for collecting, processing, aggregating, and writing metrics.
https://docs.influxdata.com/telegraf/latest/ || telegrafAUR
  • Paramano — A light battery monitor and a CPU frequency scaler. Forked from trayfreq
https://github.com/phillid/paramano || paramanoAUR
  • Sysstat — A collection of resource monitoring tools: iostat, isag, mpstat, pidstat, sadf, sar.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/sebastien.godard/ || sysstat
  • xosview — A system monitor that resembles gr_osview from SGI IRIX
http://www.pogo.org.uk/~mark/xosview/ || xosviewAUR

System information viewers

Console

  • alsi — A system information tool for Arch Linux. It can be configured for every other system without even touching the source code of the script.
http://trizenx.blogspot.ro/2012/08/alsi.html || alsiAUR
  • archey2 — Simple python script that displays the arch logo and some basic information. Python 2.x version.
https://github.com/djmelik/archey || archey2AUR
  • archey3 — Python script to display system infomation alongside the Arch Linux logo.
https://lclarkmichalek.github.io/archey3 || archey3
  • dmidecode — It reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/ || dmidecode
  • hwdetect — Simple script to list modules that are exported by /sys, a part of archboot.
https://projects.archlinux.org/ || hwdetect
  • hwinfo — Powerful hardware detection tool come from openSUSE.
https://github.com/openSUSE/hwinfo || hwinfo
  • inxi — A script to get system information.
https://github.com/smxi/inxi || inxi
  • neofetch — A fast, highly customizable system info script that supports displaying images with w3m.
https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch || neofetchAUR, neofetch-gitAUR
  • screenfetch — Similar to archey but has an option to take a screenshot. Written in bash.
https://github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch || screenfetch

Graphical

  • hardinfo — A small application that displays information about your hardware and operating system, it looks like the Device Manager in Windows.
http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage || hardinfo
  • i-Nex — An application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.
http://i-nex.linux.pl/ || i-nex-gitAUR
  • lshw — A small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine with CLI and GTK interfaces.
http://ezix.org/project/wiki/HardwareLiSter || lshw
  • KDE Info Center — Shows hardware and software information.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kinfocenter/ || kinfocenter

Keyboard layout switchers

  • fbxkb — A NETWM compliant keyboard indicator and switcher. It shows a flag of current keyboard in a systray area and allows you to switch to another one.
http://fbxkb.sourceforge.net/ || fbxkbAUR
  • xxkb — A lightweight keyboard layout indicator and switcher.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xxkb/ || xxkb
  • qxkb — A keyboard switcher written in Qt.
https://github.com/disels/qxkb || qxkbAUR
  • X Neural Switcher — A text analyser, it detects the language of the input and corrects the keyboard layout if needed.
http://www.xneur.ru/ || xneurAUR, gxneurAUR (GUI)

Power management

See Power management.

Clipboard managers

See: List of clipboard managers.

Package management

See pacman tips#Utilities.

Input methods

See the main article: Internationalization#Input methods in Xorg.

Documents and texts

Office suites

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of office suites.

  • Calligra — Actively developed fork of KOffice, the KDE office suite. It offers most of the features of OpenOffice while also having versions for smartphones (Calligra Mobile) and tablets (Calligra Active).
https://www.calligra.org/ || calligra
  • LibreOffice — More actively developed fork of OpenOffice.
https://www.libreoffice.org/ || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
  • OpenOffice — Open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more, under the Apache Licence.
http://www.openoffice.org/ || openofficeAUR
  • SoftMaker Office — A complete, reliable, lightning-fast and Microsoft Office-compatible office suite with a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics software.
http://www.freeoffice.com/ || freeofficeAUR
  • WPS Office — Proprietary office productivity suite, previously known as Kingsoft Office.
http://www.wps.com/ || wps-officeAUR

Word processors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of word processors.

  • Abiword — Full-featured word processor.
http://www.abisource.com/ || abiword
  • BlueGriffon — WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web.
http://www.bluegriffon.com/ || bluegriffon
  • Calligra Words — Powerful word processor included in the Calligra Suite.
https://www.calligra.org/words/ || calligra
  • gLabels — Program for creating labels and business cards.
http://glabels.org/ || glabels
  • KompoZer — A Dreamweaver style WYSIWYG web editor; Nvu unofficial bug-fix release.
http://kompozer.net/ || kompozer
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/writer || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
  • OpenOffice Writer — Full-featured word processor included in the OpenOffice suite.
http://www.openoffice.org/ || openofficeAUR
  • Scribus — Desktop publishing program.
http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus || scribus
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkey
  • Ted — Easy to use GTK+-based rich text processor (with footnote support).
http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/ || tedAUR

Document markup languages

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of document markup languages.

  • asciidoc — Human-readable text document format. Used by Arch for generating pacman 's man pages[2].
http://asciidoc.org/ || asciidoc
  • Asciidoctor — An asciidoc implementation written in Ruby, with many extra features.
http://asciidoctor.org/ || asciidoctor
  • Markdown — Text-to-HTML conversion tool that allows you to write using a simple plain text format.
http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown || markdown
  • Pandoc — Swiss-army knife for converting one markup format into another.
http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc || pandoc
  • Sphinx — A documentation generation system using reStructuredText to generate output in multiple formats (primary documentation system for the Python project).
http://sphinx-doc.org || python-sphinx
  • txt2tags — Dead-simple, KISS-compliant lightweight, human-readable markup language to produce rich format content out of plain text files.
http://txt2tags.sourceforge.net || txt2tags

Spreadsheets

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of spreadsheet software.

  • Calligra Sheets — Powerful spreadsheet application included in the Calligra Suite
https://www.calligra.org/sheets/ || calligra
  • Gnumeric — Spreadsheet program that is part of the GNOME desktop.
http://www.gnumeric.org/ || gnumeric
  • LibreOffice Calc — Full-featured spreadsheet application included in the LibreOffice suite.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/calc/ || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
  • OpenOffice Calc — Full-featured spreadsheet application included in the OpenOffice suite.
http://openoffice.org/product/calc.html || openofficeAUR
  • Pyspread — Pyspread is a non-traditional spreadsheet application that is based on and written in the programming language Python.
http://manns.github.io/pyspread/index.html || pyspreadAUR
  • sc — curses-based lightweight spreadsheet.
http://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/apps/financial/spreadsheet/!INDEX.html || sc
  • sc-im — spreadsheet program based on sc.
https://github.com/andmarti1424/sc-im/ || sc-imAUR

Scientific documents

With TeX, LaTeX and friends, creation of any scientific document, article, journal, etc. is made commonplace.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of TeX editors and the LaTeX Wikibook.

  • AUCTeX — Together with RefTex, AUCTeX provices an extensible environment for writing and formatting TeX files in Emacs.
https://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/ || auctex
  • EqualX — LaTeX equation editor with real time preview.
http://equalx.sourceforge.net/index.html || equalxAUR
  • gedit-latex — Add code-completion to gedit and allows for compiling LaTeX documents and managing BibTeX bibliographies.
http://www.gnome.org/ || gedit-latexAUR
  • Gummi — Lightweight TeX/LaTeX GTK+-based editor. It features a continuous preview mode, integrated BibTeX support, extendable snippet interface and multi-document support.
https://github.com/alexandervdm/gummi/ || gummi
  • JabRef — Java GUI frontend for managing BibTeX and other bibliographies.
http://jabref.sourceforge.net/index.php || jabrefAUR jabref-gitAUR
  • Kile — User-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor for the KDE desktop with many features.
http://kile.sourceforge.net/ || kile
  • Ktikz — GUI making diagrams with PGF/TikZ easier.
http://www.hackenberger.at/blog/ktikz-editor-for-the-tikz-language/ || ktikzAUR
  • LaTeXila — LaTeX editor for the GNOME Desktop including support for code completion, compiling and project management.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/LaTeXila || latexila
  • LyX — Document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).
http://www.lyx.org/ || lyx
  • TeXmacs — WYSIWYW (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists.
http://www.texmacs.org/ || texmacs
  • Texmaker — Cross-platform, light and easy-to-use LaTeX IDE. It integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application
http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/ || texmaker
  • TeXstudio — Fork of TeXMaker including support for code completion of bibtex items, grammar check and automatic detection of the need for multiple LaTeX runs.
http://texstudio.sourceforge.net/ || texstudio
http://vim-latex.sourceforge.net/ || vim-latexsuite
  • Vimtex — This vim plugin is a fork of LaTeX-Box. It provides automatic syntax-based folding, omni-completion (for citations and labels), latexmk-based compilation and synctex functionality for zathura and mupdf.
https://github.com/lervag/vimtex/ ||
  • Zotero — This is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. There is a stand-alone version and a Firefox add-on available.
https://www.zotero.org/ || zoteroAUR

Translation and localization

  • Apertium — Free and open source rule-based machine translation platform with available language data. It supports the following formats: HTML, Microsoft Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument, TMX, MediaWiki and others.
http://apertium.org/ || apertiumAUR
  • Gtranslator — Enhanced gettext po file editor for the GNOME. It handles all forms of gettext po files and includes very useful features.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gtranslator || gtranslator
  • Lokalize — Standard KDE tool for software translation. It includes basic editing of PO files, support for glossary, translation memory, project managing, etc. It belongs to kdesdk
http://userbase.kde.org/Lokalize || lokalize
  • Moses — Statistical machine translation tool (language data not included).
http://statmt.org/moses || mosesdecoderAUR mosesdecoder-gitAUR
  • OmegaT — General translator's tool which contains a lot of translation memory features and can give suggestions from Google Translate. It supports the following formats: HTML, Microsoft Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument, XLIFF/Okapi, MediaWiki, plain text, TMX and others.
http://omegat.org || omegatAUR
  • Poedit — Simple gettext/po-based translation tool.
http://poedit.net || poedit
  • Pology — Set of Python tools for dealing with gettext/po-files.
http://techbase.kde.org/Localization/Tools/Pology || pologyAUR
http://virtaal.translatehouse.org/ || virtaalAUR

Text editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of text editors.

Some of the lighter-weight Integrated development environments can also serve as text editors.

Console

  • e3 — Tiny editor without dependencies, written in assembly.
http://sites.google.com/site/e3editor/ || e3
  • ee — A classic curse-based text editor. Born in HP-UX, used in FreeBSD.
http://www.users.qwest.net/~hmahon/ || ee-editorAUR
  • dex — Small and easy to use text editor with support for ctags and parsing compiler errors.
https://github.com/tihirvon/dex || dex-editor-gitAUR
  • Emacs-nox — The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor, without X11 support.
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html || emacs-nox
  • JED — Text editor that makes extensive use of the S-Lang library. Includes a console version (jed) and an X-window version (xjed).
http://jedsoft.org/jed/ || jedAUR
  • Joe (Joe's Own Editor) — Terminal-based text editor designed to be easy to use.
http://joe-editor.sourceforge.net/ || joe
  • mcedit — Useful text editor that comes with Midnight Commander file manager.
http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/ || mc
  • micro — A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor, written in go and extensible through plugins
https://micro-editor.github.io || microAUR
  • MicroEmacs — Ncurses-based text editor. Includes a console version (me -n) and an X-window version (me).
http://www.jasspa.com/ || jasspa-meAUR
  • mg — Small, fast, and portable Emacs-like editor.
http://homepage.boetes.org/software/mg || mg
  • mp — Minimum Profit is a text editor for programmers. It helps you definitively abandon vi, emacs and other six-legged freaks.
http://triptico.com/software/mp.html || mpAUR
  • nano — Console text editor based on pico with on-screen key bindings help.
http://nano-editor.org/ || nano
  • Ne — Minimalist text editor with Windows-like key-bindings.
http://ne.di.unimi.it/ || neAUR
  • Slap — Sublime-like terminal-based text editor.
https://github.com/slap-editor/slap || slapAUR
  • Tilde — An intuitive text editor with Windows-like key bindings.
http://os.ghalkes.nl/tilde/ || tildeAUR
  • vile — A lightweight Emacs clone with vi-like key bindings.
http://invisible-island.net/vile/vile.html || vile
  • Zile — A lightweight Emacs clone.
https://gnu.org/s/zile/ || zile
Vi text editors
  • Kakoune — Vim inspired. Less keystrokes. Multiple selections. Orthogonal design.
https://github.com/mawww/kakoune || kakoune-gitAUR
  • Neovim — Vim's rebirth for the 21st century
http://neovim.io/ || neovim
  • Vi — The original ex/vi text editor.
http://ex-vi.sourceforge.net/ || vi
  • Vim (Vi IMproved) — Advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'vi', with a more complete feature set.
http://www.vim.org/ || vim
  • Vis — modern, legacy free, simple yet efficient vim-like editor.
http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/vis/ || vis

Graphical

  • Acme — Minimalist and flexible programming environment developed by Rob Pike for the Plan 9 operating system.
http://acme.cat-v.org || plan9port
  • Atom — A promising text editor developed by GitHub. With support for plug-ins written in Node.js and embedded Git Control.
https://atom.io || atom
  • Beaver — A GTK+ editor designed to be modular, lightweight and stylish.
http://beaver-editor.sourceforge.net || beaver
  • Brackets — An open source code editor for the web, written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
http://brackets.io || bracketsAUR
  • FeatherPad — Minimal Qt5 plain text editor featuring a native dark theme and support for tabs, printing and syntax highlighting.
https://github.com/tsujan/FeatherPad || featherpadAUR
  • Geany — A text editor using the GTK2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment. It has support for TeX-based documents.
https://www.geany.org || geany
  • Gedit — GTK+ editor for the GNOME desktop with syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, matching brackets, etc., and a number of add-ons to increase functionality.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit || gedit
  • GNU Emacs — The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.
https://gnu.org/s/emacs || emacs
  • gVim — Graphical interface for Vim.
http://www.vim.org || gvim
  • Jedit — Text editor for programmers, written in Java.
http://www.jedit.org || jedit
  • JuffEd — Simple tabbed text editor with syntax highlighting, written in Qt.
http://juffed.com/en/index.html || juffedAUR
  • Kate — Full-featured programmer's editor for the KDE desktop with MDI and a filesystem browser.
https://kate-editor.org || kate
  • KWrite — Lightweight text editor for the KDE desktop that uses the same editor widget as Kate.
https://kde.org/applications/utilities/kwrite || kwrite
  • Leafpad — Notepad clone for GTK+ that emphasizes simplicity.
http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad || leafpad
  • L3afpad — Simple text editor forked from Leafpad, supports GTK+ 3.
https://github.com/stevenhoneyman/l3afpad || l3afpad
http://lighttable.com || lighttable-binAURlighttable-gitAUR
  • Medit — Programming and around-programming text editor.
http://mooedit.sourceforge.net || medit
  • Mousepad — Fast text editor for the Xfce Desktop Environment.
https://www.xfce.org || mousepad
http://www.nedit.org || nedit
  • Pluma — A powerful text editor for MATE.
http://mate-desktop.org || pluma
  • PyRoom — Great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom.
http://pyroom.org || pyroomAUR
  • QSciTE — Qt clone of the SciTE text and code editor.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/qscite/ || qsciteAUR
  • QXmlEdit — Simple Qt XML editor and XSD viewer.
http://qxmledit.org || qxmleditAUR
  • Sam — Minimalist text editor with a graphical user interface, a very powerful command language and remote editing capabilities, developed by Rob Pike.
http://sam.cat-v.org || plan9port or 9base
  • SciTE — Generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs.
http://scintilla.org/SciTE.html || scite
  • Scribes — An ultra minimalist text editor that combines simplicity with power.
http://scribes.sourceforge.net || scribes
  • Sublime Text 2 — Closed-source C++ and Python-based editor with many advanced features and plugins while staying lightweight and pretty.
https://www.sublimetext.com || sublime-textAUR
  • Sublime Text 3 — Closed-source C++ and Python-based editor with many advanced features and plugins while staying lightweight and pretty.
https://www.sublimetext.com || sublime-text-devAUR
  • Tea — Qt-based feature rich text editor.
http://semiletov.org/tea || tea
  • Textadept — Lua-extensible feature rich text editor based on Scintilla and written in C.
http://foicica.com/textadept || textadeptAUR
  • Visual Studio Code — Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.
https://code.visualstudio.com || visual-studio-codeAUR/visual-studio-code-ossAUR (open-source version)
  • XEdit — Simple text editor for the X Window System.
https://www.x.org/wiki || xorg-xedit
Collaborative text editors
  • Gobby — Collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat.
https://gobby.github.io || gobby

Readers and Viewers

E-book applications

Note: Some PDF and DjVu viewers also support other e-book formats.
  • Calibre — E-book library management application that can also convert between different formats and sync with a variety of e-book readers. Supported formats include CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, EPUB, FictionBook, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, Mobipocket, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT and TXTZ.
http://calibre-ebook.com/ || calibre
  • Cool Reader — E-book viewer with many supported formats such as EPUB (non-DRM), FictionBook, TXT, RTF, HTML, CHM and TCR.
http://crengine.sourceforge.net/ || coolreader3-gitAUR
  • epub — A console EPUB reader using Python and Curses.
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/epub || python-epubAUR
  • FBReader — E-book viewer with many supported formats such as EPUB, FictionBook, HTML, plucker, PalmDoc, zTxt, TCR, CHM, RTF, OEB, Mobipocket (non-DRM) and TXT.
http://fbreader.org/ || fbreader
  • pPub — Simple EPUB reader using Python, GTK3 and WebKit.
https://github.com/sakisds/pPub || ppubAUR
  • Sigil — WYSIWYG ebook editor.
http://sigil-ebook.com/ || sigil

PDF and DjVu

Note: PDF forms support:
  • acroreadAUR is able to save both AcroForms and XFA forms into PDF files.
  • Poppler-based readers such as evince and okular support AcroForms, but not full XFA forms. [3] [4]
  • For CJK(Chinese, Japanese, Korean) support in poppler-based readers such as evince and okular, install poppler-data. poppler-data is an optional dependency of poppler which is an indirect dependency of evince and okular.

See also Wikipedia:List of PDF software and Wikipedia:DjVu.

Console
  • fbpdf — Small framebuffer PDF and DjVu viewer based off of MuPDF, with Vim keybindings and written in C
http://repo.or.cz/w/fbpdf.git || fbpdf-gitAUR
  • ghostscript — convert into PDF, reduce size of PDF documents with eg gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=output.pdf input.pdf
https://www.ghostscript.com/ || ghostscript
  • jfbview — Framebuffer PDF and image viewer. Features include Vim-like controls, zoom-to-fit, a TOC (outline) view, fast multi-threaded rendering and asynchronous pre-caching. Originally a fork of fbpdf called jfbpdf, now completely rewritten.
http://seasonofcode.com/pages/jfbview.html || jfbviewAUR
Graphical
Note: Some web browsers have support for displaying PDF files, either built-in or via plugin.
  • acroread — A PDF file viewer offered by Adobe (closed source).
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html || acroreadAUR
  • apvlv — Lightweight PDF/DjVu/UMD/TXT viewer with Vim keybindings.
http://naihe2010.github.com/apvlv/ || apvlv
  • Atril — Simple multi-page document viewer for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/atril || atril
  • ePDFView — Free lightweight PDF document viewer using the Poppler and GTK+ libraries. Development stopped.
http://freecode.com/projects/epdfview || epdfview
  • Evince — Document viewer for multiple document formats. Supports PDF, PostScript, DjVu, TIFF and DVI.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince || evince
  • Foxit Reader — Small, fast (compared to Acrobat) PDF viewer. (closed source)
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/desklinux/ || foxitreaderAUR
  • gv — Graphical user interface for the Ghostscript interpreter that allows to view and navigate through PostScript and PDF documents.
http://www.gnu.org/software/gv/ || gv
  • llpp — Very fast PDF reader based off of MuPDF, that supports continuous page scrolling, bookmarking, and text search through the whole document.
http://repo.or.cz/w/llpp.git || llppAUR
  • Master PDF Editor — A functional proprietary PDF editor. Free non-commercial use. (closed source)
https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/ || masterpdfeditorAUR
  • MuPDF — Very fast PDF and XPS viewer and toolkit written in portable C. Features CJK font support.
http://mupdf.com || mupdf
  • Okular — Universal PDF viewer for KDE.
http://okular.kde.org/ || okular
  • PdfMod — You can reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject, author, and keywords, and combine documents via drag and drop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/PdfMod || pdfmod
  • PDF Shuffler — Combine, split, rotate and reorder PDF documents. Uses Python and GTK3.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfshuffler/ || pdfshuffler-gitAUR
  • PDF Studio — All-in-one PDF editor similar to Adobe Acrobat (proprietary).
http://www.qoppa.com/pdfstudio/ || pdfstudioAUR
  • qpdfview — Tabbed document viewer. It uses Poppler for PDF support, libspectre for PS support, DjVuLibre for DjVu support, CUPS for printing support and the Qt toolkit for its interface.
https://launchpad.net/qpdfview || qpdfviewAUR
  • Xournal — Pdf viewer/note taking application.
http://xournal.sourceforge.net/ || xournal
  • Xpdf — Viewer that can decode LZW and read encrypted PDFs. Note that due to removal of all Type1 fonts from the gsfonts package, you will need to install them from an archive package - see https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/50297
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ || xpdf
  • zathura — Highly customizable and functional PDF/DjVu/PostScript/ComicBook viewer (plugin based).
http://pwmt.org/projects/zathura/ || zathura zathura-pdf-mupdf zathura-djvu

Terminal pagers

See also Wikipedia:Terminal pager.

  • more — A simple and feature-light pager. It is a part of the util-linux package.
  • less — A program similar to more, but with support for both forward and backward scrolling, as well as partial loading of files.
http://www.gnu.org/software/less || less
  • most — A pager with support for multiple windows, left and right scrolling, and built-in colour support
http://www.jedsoft.org/most/ || most
  • mcview — A pager with mouse and colour support. It is bundled with midnight commander.
http://www.midnight-commander.org || mc
  • vimpager — A script that turns vim into a pager. As a result, you get various vim features such as colour schemes, mouse support, split screens, etc.
https://github.com/rkitover/vimpager || vimpager

CHM

See also Wikipedia:Microsoft Compiled HTML Help.

  • ChmSee — CHM viewer based on xulrunner.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/chmsee/ || chmseeAUR
  • Kchmviewer — Qt-based CHM viewer that uses chmlib and borrows some ideas from xchm. It does not depend on KDE, but it can be compiled to integrate with it.
http://www.ulduzsoft.com/kchmviewer/ || kchmviewer
  • xCHM — Lightweight CHM viewer, based on chmlib.
http://xchm.sf.net/ || xchm

Comic book (comix/manga)

  • MComix — GTK2 image viewer specifically designed to handle comic book archives (fork of Comix). Also includes library manager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mcomix/ || mcomix
  • YACReader — Comic book viewer written in C++ and Qt5. Comes with YACReaderLibrary for managing comics.
http://yacreader.com/ || yacreaderAUR

Scanning software

See SANE#Install a frontend.

OCR software

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of optical character recognition software.

Engines

  • CuneiForm — Command line OCR system originally developed and open sourced by Cognitive technologies. Supported languages: eng, ger, fra, rus, swe, spa, ita, ruseng, ukr, srp, hrv, pol, dan, por, dut, cze, rum, hun, bul, slo, lav, lit, est, tur.
https://launchpad.net/cuneiform-linux || cuneiform
  • GOCR/JOCR — OCR engine which also supports barcode recognition.
http://jocr.sourceforge.net/ || gocr
  • Ocrad — OCR program based on a feature extraction method.
http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/ || ocrad
  • Tesseract — Accurate open source OCR engine. Package splitted, you need install some datafiles for each language (tesseract-data-eng for example).
https://github.com/tesseract-ocr || tesseract

Layout analyzers and user interfaces

  • gImageReader — Graphical GTK frontend to Tesseract.
http://gimagereader.sourceforge.net/ || gimagereaderAUR
  • gscan2pdf — Scans, runs an OCR engine, minor post-processing, creates a document.
http://gscan2pdf.sourceforge.net/ || gscan2pdfAUR
  • OCRFeeder — Python GUI for Gnome which performs document analysis and rendition, and can use either CuneiForm, GOCR, Ocrad or Tesseract as OCR engines. It can import from PDF or image files, and export to HTML or OpenDocument.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/OCRFeeder || ocrfeeder
  • OCRopy — OCR platform, modules exist for document layout analysis, OCR engines (it can use Tesseract or its own engine), natural language modeling, etc.
https://github.com/tmbdev/ocropy || ocropyAUR
  • YAGF — Graphical interface for the CuneiForm text recognition program on the Linux platform.
http://symmetrica.net/cuneiform-linux/yagf-en.html || yagf

Note taking organizers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of notetaking software.

Console

  • deft — Manage notes within emacs
http://jblevins.org/projects/deft/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • hnb (hierarchical notebook) — Program to organize many kinds of data (addresses, to-do lists, ideas, book reviews, etc.) in one place using the XML format.
http://hnb.sourceforge.net/ || hnbAUR
  • pynote — Manage notes on the commandline
https://github.com/rumpelsepp/pynote || pynoteAUR

Graphical

  • BasKet — Application for organizing, sharing, and taking notes. It can manage various types of information such as to-do lists, links, pictures, and other types, similar to a scrapbook.
http://basket.kde.org/ || basket
  • Cherrytree — Hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
http://giuspen.com/cherrytree/ || cherrytree
  • Gnote — Experimental port of Tomboy to C++.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gnote || gnote
  • KeepNote — Cross-platform GTK+ note-taking application with rich text formatting.
http://keepnote.org || keepnote
  • KNotes — A program that lets you write the computer equivalent of sticky notes.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/knotes/ || knotes
  • Laverna — A JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to Evernote.
https://laverna.cc/ || lavernaAUR
  • org-modeEmacs mode for notes, project planning and authoring.
http://orgmode.org || emacs-org-modeAUR
  • nixnote — Evernote's third Opensource application, formerly called Nevernote.
http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/nevernote || nixnoteAUR
  • QOwnNotes — An open source notepad and todo list manager with markdown support and optional ownCloud integration built on qt5.
http://www.qownnotes.org/ || qownnotesAUR
  • RedNotebook — Modern journal, which lets you format, tag and search your entries.
http://rednotebook.sourceforge.net/ || rednotebookAUR
  • Tomboy — Desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix with a wiki-like linking system to connect notes together.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Tomboy || tomboy
  • wiznote — Opensource cross-platform cloud based note-taking client.
http://www.wiznote.com/ || wiznote
  • zim — WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop.
http://zim-wiki.org/ || zim
  • znotes — A lightweight crossplatform application for notes managment with simple interface, use qt4 libraries.
http://znotes.sourceforge.net/ || znotesAUR

Mind-mapping tools

  • FreeMind — Premier free mind-mapping software written in Java.
http://freemind.sourceforge.net || freemind
  • Freeplane — Free and open source software application that supports thinking, sharing information and getting things done at work, in school and at home. The software can be used for mind mapping and analyzing the information contained in mind maps.
http://freeplane.sourceforge.net || freeplaneAUR
  • Labyrinth — Lightweight mind-mapping tool with support for image import and drawing.
https://github.com/labyrinth-team/labyrinth || labyrinth
  • Semantik — A mind-mapping application for KDE.
https://ita1024.github.io/semantik/ || semantikAUR
  • TreeSheets — The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.
http://strlen.com/treesheets/ || treesheets-gitAUR
  • View Your Mind — Tool to generate and manipulate maps which show your thoughts. Such maps can help you to improve your creativity and effectivity. You can use them for time management, to organize tasks, to get an overview over complex contexts, to sort your ideas etc.
http://www.insilmaril.de/vym/ || vym
  • Visual Understanding Environment — Open Source project focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research.
http://vue.tufts.edu || not packaged? search in AUR
  • XMind — Brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their website.
http://www.xmind.net || xmindAUR

Character Selector

  • GNOME Characters — Character map application for GNOME
https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Apps/CharacterMap || gnome-characters
  • gucharmap — A GTK+ 3 Character Selector, distributed with GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gucharmap || gucharmap
  • kdeutils-kcharselect — A tool to select special characters from all installed fonts and copy them into the clipboard. Distributed with KDE.
http://utils.kde.org/projects/kcharselect/ || kcharselect

Stylus notes taking

  • Write — a word processor for hand writing.
http://www.styluslabs.com/ || write_stylusAUR
  • Gournal — note-taking application written for usage on Tablet-PC, written in perl.
http://www.adebenham.com/old-stuff/gournal/ || gournalAUR
  • Xournal — an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus.
http://xournal.sourceforge.net/ || xournal
  • Xournal++ — Xournal++ is not Xournal! It is a ground-up rewrite of Xournal in a different language (C++ instead of C). The purpose was to create a more flexible application that significantly extends the functionality of Xournal.
https://github.com/xournalpp/xournalpp || xournalpp-gitAUR

Bibliographic reference managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of reference management software.

  • Bibus — A bibliographic database that can directly insert references in OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice and generate the bibliographic index.
http://bibus-biblio.sourceforge.net || bibusAUR
  • DocEar — Docear is an academic literature suite for searching, organizing and creating academic literature, built upon the mind mapping software Freeplane and the reference manager JabRef.
https://www.docear.org || docearAUR
  • JabRef — GUI frontend for BibTeX, written in Java.
http://jabref.sourceforge.net || jabrefAUR
  • Zotero — Zotero Standalone. Is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
http://www.zotero.org || zoteroAUR

Barcode generators and readers

Console

  • barcode — A tool to convert text strings to printed bars.
https://www.gnu.org/software/barcode/ || barcode
  • iec16022 — Produce 2D barcodes often also referenced as DataMatrix.
https://datenfreihafen.org/projects/iec16022.html || iec16022
  • qrencode — C library and command line tool for encoding data in a QR Code symbol.
https://fukuchi.org/works/qrencode/ || qrencode
  • ZBar — Application and library for reading bar codes from various sources.
http://zbar.sourceforge.net/ || zbar
  • Zint — Barcode encoding library and command line tool supporting over 50 symbologies.
http://zint.org.uk/ || zint

Graphical

  • gLabels — Program for creating labels and business cards. It also supports creating barcodes.
http://glabels.org/ || glabels
  • Qreator — Create your own QR codes.
http://davidplanella.org/project-showcase/qreator/ || qreatorAUR
  • QtQR — QR Code generator and decoder.
https://launchpad.net/qr-tools || qtqrAUR
  • Zint Barcode Studio — Barcode generator GUI.
http://zint.org.uk/ || zint-qt

Security

For detailed guides, see the main ArchWiki page, Security.

Network security

  • Arpwatch — Tool that monitors ethernet activity and keeps a database of Ethernet/IP address pairings.
http://ee.lbl.gov/ || arpwatch
  • Bro — Powerful network analysis framework that is much different from the typical IDS you may know.
https://www.bro.org/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • EtherApe — Graphical network monitor for Unix modeled after etherman. Featuring link layer, IP and TCP modes, it displays network activity graphically. Hosts and links change in size with traffic. Color coded protocols display.
http://etherape.sourceforge.net/ || etherape
  • Honeyd — Tool that allows the user to set up and run multiple virtual hosts on a computer network.
http://www.honeyd.org/ || honeydAUR
  • IPTraf — Console-based network monitoring utility.
https://fedorahosted.org/iptraf-ng/ || iptraf-ng
  • Kismet — 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system.
http://www.kismetwireless.net/ || kismet
  • Nemesis — Command-line network packet crafting and injection utility.
http://nemesis.sourceforge.net/ || nemesis
  • Nmap — Security scanner used to discover hosts and services on a computer network, thus creating a "map" of the network.
http://nmap.org/ || nmap
  • Ntop — Network probe that shows network usage in a way similar to what top does for processes.
http://www.ntop.org/ || ntop
  • Snort — Network intrusion prevention and detection system.
http://www.snort.org/ || snortAUR
  • Spectools — A set of utilities for spectrum analyzer hardware including Wi-Spy devices.
https://www.kismetwireless.net/spectools/ || spectoolsAUR
  • Sshguard — Daemon that protects SSH and other services against brute-force attacts, similar to Fail2ban.
http://www.sshguard.net/ || sshguard
  • Suricata — High performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine.
http://suricata-ids.org/ || suricataAUR
  • Tcpdump — Common console-based packet analyzer that allows the user to intercept and display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over a network.
http://www.tcpdump.org/ || tcpdump
  • vnStat — Console-based network traffic monitor that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interfaces.
http://humdi.net/vnstat/ || vnstat
  • Wireshark — Network protocol analyzer that lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network.
http://www.wireshark.org/ || wireshark-cli wireshark-qt wireshark-gtk

Threat and vulnerability detection

  • AFICK — Security tool that allows to monitor the changes on your files systems, and so can detect intrusions.
http://afick.sourceforge.net/ || afickAUR
  • Lynis — Security and system auditing tool to harden Unix/Linux systems.
https://cisofy.com/lynis/ || lynis
  • Metasploit Framework — An advanced open-source platform for developing, testing, and using exploit code.
http://www.metasploit.com/ || metasploit
  • Nessus — Comprehensive vulnerability scanning program.
http://www.nessus.org/products/nessus || nessusAUR
  • OpenVAS — Framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. FOSS Nessus fork.
http://www.openvas.org/ || openvas
  • OSSEC — Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System that performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response.
https://ossec.github.io/ || ossec-agentAUR ossec-localAUR ossec-serverAUR
  • Samhain — Host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) provides file integrity checking and log file monitoring/analysis, as well as rootkit detection, port monitoring, detection of rogue SUID executables, and hidden processes.
http://www.la-samhna.de/samhain/index.html || samhainAUR
  • Tiger — Security tool that can be use both as a security audit and intrusion detection system.
http://www.nongnu.org/tiger/ || tigerAUR
  • Tripwire — Intrusion detection system.
https://github.com/Tripwire/tripwire-open-source || tripwire-gitAUR

File security

  • AIDE — File and directory integrity checker.
http://aide.sourceforge.net/ || aide
  • Logcheck — Simple utility which is designed to allow a system administrator to view the logfiles which are produced upon hosts under their control.
https://logcheck.alioth.debian.org/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Logwatch — Customizable log analysis system.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/logwatch/ || logwatch
  • OpenDLP — OpenDLP is a free and open source, agent- and agentless-based, centrally-managed, massively distributable data loss prevention tool.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/opendlp/ || not packaged? search in AUR

Anti malware

  • ClamAV — Open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.
http://www.clamav.net/ || clamav
  • Linux Malware Detect — Malware scanner designed around the threats faced in shared hosted environments.
https://www.rfxn.com/projects/linux-malware-detect/ || maldetAUR
  • Rootkit Hunter — Checks machines for the presence of rootkits and other unwanted tools.
http://rkhunter.sourceforge.net/ || rkhunter

Backup programs

See the main article: Synchronization and backup programs.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of backup software.

Screen lockers

Warning: Only sflock, physlock, Cinnamon Screensaver, MATE Screensaver and GNOME Screensaver are able to block tty access. See Xorg#Block TTY access on how to manually block tty access.
  • Cinnamon Screensaver — Screen locker for the Cinnamon desktop.
https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-screensaver || cinnamon-screensaver
  • GNOME Screensaver — Screen locker for the GNOME Flashback desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeScreensaver || gnome-screensaver
  • i3lock — A simple screen locker. Provides user feedback, uses PAM authentication, supports DPMS. The background can be set to an image or solid color.
http://i3wm.org/i3lock/ || i3lock
  • i3lock-blur — Fork of i3lock which can use your desktop with the blur effect applied as a background.
https://github.com/karulont/i3lock-blur || i3lock-blurAUR
  • i3lock-wrapper — A simple wrapper around i3lock which sets up a blurred screenshot of the desktop as a background image.
https://github.com/ashinkarov/i3-extras || i3lock-wrapperAUR
  • Light-locker — A simple locker (forked from gnome-screensaver) that aims to have simple, sane, secure defaults and be well integrated with the desktop while not carrying any desktop-specific dependencies. It relies on LightDM for locking and unlocking your session via ConsoleKit/UPower or logind/systemd
https://github.com/the-cavalry/light-locker || light-locker
  • MATE Screensaver — Screensaver and locker for MATE Desktop Environment.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-screensaver || mate-screensaver
  • physlock — Screen and console locker.
https://github.com/muennich/physlock || physlockAUR
  • sflock — Simple screen locker utility for X, based on slock. Provides a very basic user feedback.
https://github.com/benruijl/sflock || sflock-gitAUR
  • slock — Very simple and lightweight X screen locker. Offers only a black background when locked, there are no animations or text fields.
http://tools.suckless.org/slock || slock
  • sxlock — Fork of sflock with a few enhancements. Provides basic user feedback, uses PAM authentication, supports DPMS and RandR. Supports sxlock.service to lock the screen on suspend/hibernation. See the README for more information.
https://github.com/lahwaacz/sxlock || sxlock-gitAUR
  • tsscreenlock — Screen locker used in theShell. Shows music controls, and if used with theShell, also shows desktop notifications.
https://github.com/vicr123/tsscreenlock || tsscreenlockAUR
http://www.kbd-project.org || kbd
  • xlockmore — Simple X11 screen lock with PAM support.
http://sillycycle.com/xlockmore.html || xlockmore
  • XScreenSaver — Screen saver and locker for the X Window System.
http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/ || xscreensaver
  • XSecureLock — X11 screen lock utility designed with the primary goal of security.
https://github.com/google/xsecurelock || xsecurelock-gitAUR
  • xtrlock — Very lightweight X display locker. Keeps windows visible and displays lock icon instead of mouse cursor. Typing password followed by enter unlocks the screen.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/xtrlock || xtrlock

Hash checkers

  • cfv — Tiny utility to both test and create checksum files, support .sfv, .csv, .crc, .md5, md5sum, sha1sum, .torrent, par, and .par2 files.
http://cfv.sourceforge.net/ || cfv
  • GtkHash — A GTK+ utility for computing message digests or checksums
http://gtkhash.sourceforge.net/ || gtkhashAUR
  • hashdeep — A cross-platform tools to computer hashes, or message digests, for any number of files
http://md5deep.sourceforge.net/ || hashdeepAUR
  • Parano — A GNOME frontend for creating/editing/checking MD5 and SFV files
http://parano.berlios.de/ || paranoAUR
  • Quick Hash GUI — A GUI to enable the rapid selection and subsequent hashing of files (individually or recursively throughout a folder structure) text and (on Linux) disks.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/quickhash/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • RHash — Utility for verifying hash sums (SFV, CRC, etc). Supports lots of algorithms.
http://rhash.anz.ru/ || rhash
  • MassHash — A set of file hashing tools (both CLI and GTK+ GUI) written in Python. Supported algorithms include MD5, SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512.
http://jdleicher.github.io/MassHash/ || masshashAUR
  • Parchive — Utility which creates and uses PAR2 files to detect damage in data files and repair them if necessary.
https://github.com/Parchive/par2cmdline || par2cmdline

Encryption, signing, steganography

  • ccrypt — A command-line utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams.
http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/ || ccrypt
  • Enigmaila security extension to Mozilla Thunderbird and Seamonkey. It enables you to write and receive email messages signed and/or encrypted with the OpenPGP standard.
https://enigmail.net || thunderbird-enigmailAUR
  • GnuPG — The GNU project's complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880. Free and Open Source replacement of PGP, mostly used for digital signing of packages.
http://gnupg.org/ || gnupg
  • gzsteg — A utiltiy that can hide data in gzip compressed files
http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/crypt/steganography/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • KGpga simple interface for GnuPG for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kgpg/ || kgpg
  • SeahorseGNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GnomeKeyring.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Seahorse/ || seahorse
  • steghide — A steganography utility that is able to hide data in various kinds of image and audio files.
http://steghide.sourceforge.net || steghide

Password managers

  • Encryptr — Zero-knowledge, cloud-based password manager.
https://spideroak.com/personal/encryptr || encryptrAUR
  • Enpass — A multiplatform password manager
https://www.enpass.io/ || enpass-binAUR
http://als.regnet.cz/fpm2/ || fpm2AUR
  • GPass — Password manegement software for GNOME2 desktop.
https://github.com/raffael-sfm/gpass || gpassAUR
  • Ked Password Manager — A password manager that helps to manage large numbers of passwords.
http://kedpm.sourceforge.net || kedpmAUR
  • KeePass Password Safe — Free open source Mono-based password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.
http://keepass.info/ || keepass
  • KeePassC — KeePassC is a curses-based password manager compatible to KeePass v.1.x and KeePassX.
https://raymontag.github.com/keepassc || keepasscAUR
  • KeePassX — Free and open source Qt-based password manager. Compatible with KeePass v.1.x and KeePass v.2.x.
http://www.keepassx.org/ || keepassx keepassx2
  • MyPasswords — What you need for managing your passwords, including the passwords of your online accounts, bank accounts and ... with the corresponding URLs.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mypasswords7/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • pass — Simple console based password manager
http://www.passwordstore.org/ || pass
  • Password Gorilla — A cross-platform password manager.
https://github.com/zdia/gorilla/wiki/ || password-gorillaAUR
  • Password Safe — Simple and secure password manager.
https://pwsafe.org/ || passwordsafeAUR
  • pwsafe — Unix commandline program that manages encrypted password databases.
http://nsd.dyndns.org/pwsafe/ || pwsafe
  • QPass — Easy to use password manager with built-in password generator.
http://qpass.sourceforge.net || qpassAUR
  • Revelation — Password manager for the GNOME desktop.
http://revelation.olasagasti.info/ || revelationAUR
  • spm — Simple Password Manager written entirely in POSIX shell using PGP. Fast, lightweight and easily scriptable.
https://notabug.org/kl3/spm/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Seahorse — GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GnomeKeyring.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Seahorse || seahorse
  • Universal Password Manager — Allows you to store usernames, passwords, URLs and generic notes in an encrypted database protected by one master password.
http://upm.sourceforge.net/ || upmAUR

Science

Note: For possibly more up to date selection of scientific applications, try checking the AUR 'science' category

Scientific documents

See the main article: List of applications/Documents#Scientific documents.

Mathematics

Calculator

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of software calculators.

  • bc — Arbitrary precision calculator language.
http://www.gnu.org/software/bc/ || bc
  • calc — Arbitrary precision console calculator.
http://www.isthe.com/chongo/tech/comp/calc/ || calc
  • Extcalc — Qt-based scientfic graphical calculator.
http://extcalc-linux.sourceforge.net/ || extcalcAUR
  • galculator — GTK+ based scientific calculator.
http://galculator.sourceforge.net/ || GTK+ 3: galculator, GTK+ 2: galculator-gtk2
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Calculator || gnome-calculator
  • KAlgebra — Calculator and 3D plotter included in KDE EDU.
http://www.kde.org/applications/education/kalgebra/ || kalgebra
  • KCalc — Scientific calculator included in the KDE desktop.
http://kde.org/applications/utilities/kcalc/ || kcalc
  • MATE Calc — Calculator for the MATE desktop environment.
https://mate-desktop.org/ || mate-calc
  • Qalculate — Calculator and equation solver with fault-tolerant parsing, constant recognition and units.
http://qalculate.github.io/ || qalculate-gtk
  • SpeedCrunch — Fast, high precision and powerful cross-platform calculator.
http://speedcrunch.org || speedcrunch
  • xcalc — Scientific calculator for X with algebraic and reverse polish notation modes.
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/ || xorg-xcalc

Computer algebra system

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of computer algebra systems.

  • AXIOM — FriCAS: derivative of the powerful AXIOM-CAS
http://fricas.sourceforge.net || fricasAUR
  • GAP — Computer algebra system for computational discrete algebra with particular emphasis on computational group theory.
http://www.gap-system.org || gap
  • Maple — Famous commercial CAS. Often used in education.
http://www.maplesoft.com/products/maple/ ||
  • Mathics — A free CAS for symbolic mathematical computations which uses Python as its main language. It aims at achieving a Mathematica-compatible syntax and functions. It relies mostly on Sympy for most mathematical tasks and, optionally, Sage for more advanced functionality.
http://www.mathics.org/ || mathicsAUR
  • Mathomatic — General purpose Computer Algebra System written in C.
http://www.mathomatic.org/ || mathomatic
http://maxima.sourceforge.net/ || maxima wxmaxima
  • PARI/GP — Computer algebra system designed for fast computations in number theory.
http://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/ || pari
  • Xcas — User interface to Giac, a free, basic computer algebra system.
http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~parisse/giac.html || xcas

Scientific or technical computing

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of numerical analysis software.

  • EngLab — Cross-compile mathematical platform with a C like syntax.
http://englab.bugfest.net || englabAUR
  • FreeMat — Matlab-like program that supports many of its functions and features a codeless interface to external C, C++, and Fortran code, further parallel distributed algorithm development (via MPI), and 3D visualization capabilities.
http://freemat.sourceforge.net/ || freemat
  • GNU Radio — Software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios.
http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki || gnuradio
  • matplotlib (PyLab) — Collection of Python modules (pyplot, numpy, etc.) used for scientific calculations.
http://www.scipy.org/ || python-matplotlib
  • OctaveMatlab-like language and interface for numerical computations.
http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ || octave
  • Sage-mathematics — Mathematics software system, that combines many existing open-source packages into a common Python interface. Alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab.
http://www.sagemath.org || sagemath
  • Scilab — Matlab alternative used for numerical computations. Its syntax is not equivalent to that of Matlab, but it can be easily converted.
http://www.scilab.org/ || scilabAUR

Statistics

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of statistical packages.

  • JAGS (Just another Gibbs sampler) — Cross-platform program for analysis of Bayesian hierarchical models using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation.
http://mcmc-jags.sourceforge.net/ || jagsAUR
http://pandas.pydata.org/ || python2-pandas python-pandas
  • PSPP — Free SPSS implementation.
http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/ || psppAUR
  • R — Software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
http://cran.r-project.org/ || r
  • RKWard — Frontend for the statistical language R.
http://rkward.sourceforge.net/ || rkwardAUR
  • RStudio — A powerful and productive IDE for R written in Qt.
http://www.rstudio.com/ || rstudio-desktop-binAUR

Data evaluation

See also Wikipedia:List of information graphics software.

  • Fityk — Curve fitting and data analysis application, predominantly used to fit analytical, bell-shaped functions to experimental data.
http://fityk.nieto.pl/ || fitykAUR
  • Gnuplot — Command-line program that can generate 2D and 3D plots of functions, data, and data fits.
http://www.gnuplot.info/ || gnuplot
  • Grace — WYSIWYG 2D graph plotting tool.
http://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/ || grace qtgraceAUR gracegtkAUR
  • LabPlot — Free software data analysis and visualization application, similar to SciDAVis.
https://labplot.kde.org/ || labplot-kf5AUR
  • QtiPlot — Platform-independent application used for interactive scientific graphing and data analysis, similar to the proprietary Origin or SigmaPlot.
http://www.qtiplot.com/ || qtiplot
  • ROOT — Data analysis program and library (originally for particle physics) developed by CERN.
http://root.cern.ch/drupal/ || rootAUR
  • SciDAVis — Fork of QtiPlot with the goal of being better documented and more user friendly.
http://scidavis.sourceforge.net/ || scidavisAUR

See also List of applications/Documents#Spreadsheets

Chemistry and biology

Computational biology and bioinformatics

See also Wikipedia:List of open source bioinformatics software.

  • BALL (Biochemical Algorithms Library) — Application framework in C++ that provides an extensive set of data structures as well as classes for molecular mechanics, advanced solvation methods, comparison and analysis of protein structures, file import/export, and visualization.
http://www.ball-project.org/ || ballAUR
  • BioJava — Set of Java tools for computational biology, as well as bioinformatics.
http://biojava.org || biojavaAUR
  • Biopython — Python package with tools for computational biology, as well as bioinformatics.
http://biopython.org/wiki/Biopython || python-biopython python2-biopython
  • EMBOSS (European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite) — Open source software analysis package specially developed for the needs of the molecular biology and bioinformatics user community.
http://emboss.sourceforge.net/ || embossAUR
  • MEGA (Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis) — Integrated tool for conducting automatic and manual sequence alignment, inferring phylogenetic trees, mining web-based databases, estimating rates of molecular evolution, inferring ancestral sequences, and testing evolutionary hypotheses.
http://www.megasoftware.net/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • MUMmer — Bioinformatics software system for sequence alignment based on suffix trees.
http://mummer.sourceforge.net/ || mummerAUR
  • UGENE — Application that integrates dozens of well-known biological tools and algorithms, providing both graphical user and command-line interfaces.
http://ugene.unipro.ru/ || ugeneAUR

Molecules

Viewers

See also Wikipedia:List of molecular graphics systems.

  • Avogadro — Editor, viewer and simulator for 3D molecule structures (also supports downloading files from the Protein Data Bank).
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Main_Page || avogadroAUR
  • BALLView — Standalone molecular modeling and visualization application, part of the BALL framework.
http://www.ballview.org/ || ballAUR
  • Ghemical — Computational chemistry software package used to edit, view and simulate molecular structures.
http://bioinformatics.org/ghemical/ghemical/index.html || ghemicalAUR
  • PyMOL — Open-source molecular visualization system that can produce high quality 3D images of small molecules and biological macromolecules, such as proteins.
http://pymol.org || pymol
Drawing
  • BKChem — Practical and goodlooking skeletal formula molecule drawing program.
http://bkchem.zirael.org/ || bkchemAUR
  • Chemtool — GTK+-based program for drawing chemical structural formulas.
http://ruby.chemie.uni-freiburg.de/~martin/chemtool/chemtool.html || chemtool
  • EasyChem — Simple skeletal formula molecule drawing program with a focus on producing press-quality figures.
http://easychem.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged? search in AUR
http://gabedit.sourceforge.net/ || gabeditAUR
Modeling
  • GROMACS (GROningen MAchine for Chemical Simulations) — Versatile package to perform molecular dynamics, i.e. simulate the Newtonian equations of motion for systems with hundreds to millions of particles.
http://www.gromacs.org || gromacsAUR
  • Quantum ESPRESSO — Integrated suite of applications for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at nanoscale. It is based on density-functional theory, plane waves, and pseudopotentials (both norm-conserving and ultrasoft).
http://www.quantum-espresso.org/ || quantum-espressoAUR

Periodic table

  • eperiodique — A simple Periodic Table Of Elements viewer using the EFL.
http://eperiodique.sourceforge.net/ || eperiodiqueAUR
  • gElemental — Periodic table of the elements with additional information.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/gelemental || gelementalAUR
  • Kalzium — Periodic table of the elements with molecule editor and equation solver from the KDE desktop.
http://edu.kde.org/kalzium/ || kalzium

Biochemistry

  • Bioclipse — Java-based visual platform for biochemistry that uses the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP).
http://www.bioclipse.net/ || not packaged? search in AUR

Image manipulation

  • ImageJ — Java-based image processing and analysing program that provides extensibility via plugins and macros. It is widely used in microscopy (e.g. for cell counting).
http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij || imagejAUR
  • Fiji — ImageJ distribution (and soon ImageJ2) with a lot of plugins organized into a coherent menu structure.
http://fiji.sc || fiji-binaryAUR

Astronomy

  • Celestia — 3D astronomy simulation program that allows users to travel through an extensive universe, modeled after reality, at any speed, in any direction and at any time in history.
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ || celestia
  • GIMP Astronomy Plugins — Set of GIMP plugins for astronomical image processing.
http://hennigbuam.de/georg/gimp.html || gimp-plugin-astronomyAUR
  • GoQat — Camera acquisition software, especially for QSI cameras, that provides other features such as autoguiding, focusing help and others.
http://canburytech.net/GoQat/ || goqatAUR
  • KStars — Planetarium application that provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. It is included in KDE Edu.
http://edu.kde.org/kstars/ || kstars
  • Qastrocam-g2 — Webcam acquisition software for planetary imaging.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qastrocam-g2/ || qastrocam-g2AUR
  • Skychart / Cartes du Ciel — Planetarium that maps out and labels most of the constellations, planets, and objects you can see with a telescope. It can also download Digitized Sky Survey Charts and superimpose images over these charts.
http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/start/ || skychartAUR
  • StarPlot — 3-dimensional star chart viewer.
http://starplot.org/ || starplotAUR
  • Stellarium — Beautiful 3D planetarium that uses OpenGL to render a realistic sky in real time.
http://www.stellarium.org/ || stellarium
  • Where Is M13 — Application to visualize the locations and physical properties of deep sky objects.
http://www.thinkastronomy.com/M13/ || where-is-m13AUR
  • XEphem — Motif-based ephemeris and planetarium program.
http://www.clearskyinstitute.com/xephem/xephem.html || xephemAUR

Physics

Electronics

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of EDA software.

Digital logic

Digital logic software are mainly simple educational tools that intended for only designing and simulating logic circuits.

  • glogic — An educational graphical logic circuit simulator.
https://launchpad.net/glogic || glogicAUR
  • Logisim — Educational digital logic design and simulation software, written in Java, officially its development has stopped.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/circuit/ || logisimAUR
  • Logisim Evolution — Project which continue the development of the original Logisim with new features, written in Java.
https://github.com/reds-heig/logisim-evolution || logisim-evolution-gitAUR
  • SmartSim — Simple and beautiful digital logic circuit design and simulation software, mainly target teachers and students, very lightweight and cross platform, GPL licensed, written in Vala.
http://smartsim.org.uk || smartsim-gitAUR
HDL
  • Altera Design Software — A set of design tools for Altera's FPGA chips that includes Quartus II and ModelSim-Altera.
http://www.altera.com/products/software/sfw-index.jsp || see Altera Design Software
http://www.xilinx.com/products/design-tools/ise-design-suite/ise-webpack.html || see Xilinx ISE WebPACK
MCU IDE
  • Arduino — Arduino prototyping platform SDK.
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software || arduino
Schematic capture editor
  • gEDA — Full suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools that are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.
http://www.geda-project.org/ || geda-gaf
  • KiCAD — Software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) that facilitates the design of schematics for electronic circuits and their conversion to PCB (printed circuit board).
http://www.kicad-pcb.org/display/KICAD/KiCad+EDA+Software+Suite || kicad
  • Oregano — Graphical software application for schematic capture and simulation of electrical circuits. The actual simulation is done by the ngspice or Gnucap engines.
https://github.com/drahnr/oregano || oreganoAUR
  • QElectroTech — Application used to draw advanced electrical circuits.
http://qelectrotech.org/ || qelectrotechAUR
  • Qucs — Electronics circuit simulator application that gives you the ability to set up a circuit with a graphical user interface and simulate its large-signal, small-signal and noise behaviour.
http://qucs.sourceforge.net/ || qucs

Physics simulation

  • Code_Aster — Software package for Civil and Structural Engineering finite element analysis and numeric simulation in structural mechanics.
http://www.code-aster.org/V2/spip.php?rubrique2 || asterAUR
  • EPANET — EPANET performs extended period simulation of the water movement and quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks.
http://www.epa.gov/ || epanet2-gitAUR
  • Step — Two-dimensional physics simulation engine that is included in the KDE desktop as part of KDE Edu.
http://edu.kde.org/step/ || step
  • SWMM — Storm Water Management Model is a dynamic rainfall-runoff-subsurface runoff simulation model used for simulation of the surface/subsurface hydrology quantity and quality.
http://www.epa.gov/ || swmm5-gitAUR

Unit conversion

  • ConvertAll — Unit conversion application that allows one to combine units in any way (e.g. inches per decade), even if it does not make sense.
http://convertall.bellz.org/ || convertallAUR
  • Gonvert — Conversion utility that allows conversion between many units like CGS, Ancient, Imperial with many categories like length, mass, numbers, etc.
http://www.unihedron.com/projects/gonvert/ || gonvertAUR
  • Units — Command-line unit converter and calculator that can handle multiplicative scale changes, nonlinear conversions such as Fahrenheit to Celsius or wire gauge and others.
http://www.gnu.org/s/units/ || units

Geography

  • BT747 — The swiss army knife for MTK GPS dataloggers.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bt747/ || bt747
  • FoxtrotGPS — Lightweight and fast mapping application.
https://www.foxtrotgps.org/ || foxtrotgps
  • Geotag — Match date/time information from photos with location information from a GPS unit or from a map.
http://geotag.sourceforge.net/ || geotag
  • GNOME Maps — A simple map client for GNOME. Part of gnome-extra.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Maps || gnome-maps
  • GottenGeography — Easy to use photo geotagging application for the GNOME desktop.
https://launchpad.net/gottengeography || gottengeography
  • GPSBabel — Reads, writes, and manipulates GPS waypoints in a variety of formats.
https://www.gpsbabel.org/ || gpsbabel
  • GPSCorrelate — Correlate (geotagging) digital camera photos with GPS data in GPX format.
https://github.com/freefoote/gpscorrelate || gpscorrelate
  • GpsPrune — View, edit and convert coordinate data from GPS systems.
https://activityworkshop.net/software/gpsprune/ || gpsprune
  • GPX Viewer — Simple tool to visualize tracks and waypoints stored in a gpx file.
https://blog.sarine.nl/tag/gpxviewer/ || gpx-viewer
  • GRASS GIS — Geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling and visualization.
https://grass.osgeo.org/ || grassAUR
  • JOSM — An editor for OpenStreetMap written in Java.
http://josm.openstreetmap.de/ || josm
  • Marble — Virtual Globe and World Atlas that can be used to learn more about the Earth. Part of kdeedu.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/marble || KDE: marble, Qt: marble-qt
  • Merkaartor — OpenStreetMap editor.
http://merkaartor.be/ || merkaartor
  • Navit — Modular turn-by-turn car navigation system.
http://www.navit-project.org/ || navit
  • QLandkarte GT — Use your GPS with Linux.
http://qlandkarte.org/ || qlandkartegt
  • QMapShack — Plan your next outdoor trip.
https://bitbucket.org/maproom/qmapshack || qmapshack
  • QGIS — Geographic Information System (GIS) that supports vector, raster & database formats.
https://qgis.org/ || qgisAUR
  • Viking — GTK+2 application to manage GPS data.
http://viking.sourceforge.net/ || viking

Others

Finance

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of accounting software.

  • Beancount — A double-entry bookkeeping computer language that lets you define financial transaction records in a text file, read them in memory, generate a variety of reports from them, and provides a web interface.
http://furius.ca/beancount/ || beancount-hgAUR
  • esniper — Simple, lightweight tool for sniping eBay auctions.
http://esniper.sourceforge.net/ || esniperAUR
  • GnuCash — Financial application that implements a double-entry book-keeping system with features for small business accounting.
http://www.gnucash.org/ || gnucashAUR
  • Grisbi — Personal finance system which manages third party, expenditure and receipt categories, as well as budgetary lines, financial years, and other information that makes it suitable for associations.
http://www.grisbi.org/ || grisbiAUR
  • HomeBank — Easy to use finance manager that can analyse your personal finance in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs.
http://homebank.free.fr/ || homebank
  • KMyMoney — Personal finance manager that operates in a similar way to Microsoft Money. It supports different account types, categorisation of expenses and incomes, reconciliation of bank accounts and import/export to the “QIF” file format.
http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/index-home.html || kmymoney
  • Ledger — Ledger is a powerful, double-entry accounting system that is accessed from the UNIX command-line.
http://ledger-cli.org/ || ledgerAUR
  • hledger — An accounting program for tracking money, time, or any other commodity, using double-entry accounting and a simple, editable file format. hledger is inspired by and largely compatible with ledger.
http://hledger.org/ || hledger-gitAUR
  • Moneychanger — An intuitive QT/C++ system tray client for Open-Transactions
https://github.com/Open-Transactions/Moneychanger || moneychanger-gitAUR
  • Manager Accounting — Manager is free accounting software for small business.
http://www.manager.io/ || manager-accountingAUR
  • Money Manager EX — An easy-to-use personal finance suite
http://www.moneymanagerex.org/ || moneymanagerex
  • Skrooge — Personal finances manager for the KDE desktop.
http://skrooge.org/ || skrooge
  • openerp — Open source erp system purely in python.
http://openerp.com/ || openerpAUR
  • Open-Transactions — A financial cryptography library used for issuing currencies, stock, paying dividends, creating asset accounts, sending/receiving digital cash, trading on markets and escrow.
https://github.com/Open-Transactions/Open-Transactions || open-transactions-gitAUR

Education

Flashcards

See also Wikipedia:List_of_flashcard_software.

  • Anki — Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy.
http://ankisrs.net/ || anki12AUR anki20-binAUR
  • iGNUit — Memorization aid based on the Leitner flashcard system.
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~trmusson/programs.html#ignuit || ignuitAUR
  • Mnemosyne — Free flash-card tool which optimizes your learning process.
http://mnemosyne-proj.org/ || mnemosyneAUR

Education management engines

  • Moodle — Moodle is a open-source software learning management system.
https://moodle.org/ || moodleAUR

Time management

Console

  • Calcurse — Text-based ncurses calendar and scheduling system.
http://calcurse.org/ || calcurse
  • Pal — Very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces.
http://palcal.sourceforge.net/ || palAUR
  • Remind — Highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system.
http://roaringpenguin.com/products/remind || remind
  • Taskwarrior — Command-line To-do list application with support for lua customization and more.
http://taskwarrior.org/ || task
  • Todo.txt — Small command-line To-do manager.
http://ginatrapani.github.com/todo.txt-cli/ || todotxtAUR
  • TuDu — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager with vim-like keybindings.
http://code.meskio.net/tudu/ || tuduAUR
  • When — Simple personal calendar program.
http://lightandmatter.com/when/when.html || when
  • Wyrd — Text-based front-end to Remind, a calendar and alarm program used on UNIX and Linux computers.
http://pessimization.com/software/wyrd/ || wyrdAUR
  • mail2rem — Small script for importing *.ics calendars from Maildir to Remind calendar.
https://github.com/esovetkin/mail2rem || mail2rem-gitAUR
  • DevTodo — Is a small command line application for maintaining lists of tasks.
http://swapoff.org/devtodo1.html || devtodoAUR

Graphical

  • Calendar — Calendar application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Calendar || gnome-calendar
  • Clocks — Clocks application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Clocks || gnome-clocks
  • Day Planner — Program designed to help you easily plan and manage your time. It can manage appointments, birthdays and more.
http://www.day-planner.org/ || dayplannerAUR
  • etm (Event and Task Manager) — Simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects.
http://duke.edu/~dgraham/ETM/ || etmAUR
  • etmtk (Event and Task Manager second generation) — Simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects. A newer version of etm.
http://duke.edu/~dgraham/ETMtk/ || etmtkAUR
  • GNOME Break Timer — Keeps track of how much you are using the computer, and it reminds you to take regular breaks.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/GnomeBreakTimer || gnome-break-timer
  • Hamster — Time tracking application that helps you to keep track on how much time you have spent during the day on activities you choose to track.
http://projecthamster.org/ || hamster-time-tracker
http://www.kde.org/applications/office/korganizer/ || korganizer
  • Lightning — Extension to Mozilla Thunderbird that provides calendar and task support.
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/ || lightningAUR
  • Orage — GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce.
http://www.xfce.org/projects || orage
  • Osmo — GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules.
http://clayo.org/osmo/ || osmo
  • Outspline — Extensible outliner with advanced time management features, supporting events with complex recurrence schemes.
https://kynikos.github.io/outspline/ || outsplineAUR
  • QTodoTxt — A cross-platform UI client for todo.txt files (see project's page)
https://github.com/mNantern/QTodoTxt || qtodotxtAUR qtodotxt-gitAUR
  • Task Coach — Simple open source To-do manager to manage personal tasks and To-do lists.
http://taskcoach.org || taskcoachAUR
  • Tasque — Easy quick task management app written in C Sharp.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Tasque || tasque
  • Tider — Lightweight time tracking application (GTK+)
http://pusto.org/en/tider/ || tider-gitAUR
  • TkRemind — Sophisticated calendar and alarm program.
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind || remind
http://www.workrave.org/ || workrave

Recipe management

  • GNOME Recipes — Recipe management application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Recipes || gnome-recipes
  • Gourmet — A simple but powerful recipe-managing application.
http://thinkle.github.io/gourmet/ || gourmet
  • KRecipes — A tool designed to make organizing your personal recipes collection fast and easy.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/krecipes/ || krecipes

Accessibility

See Accessibility for tips on operating the desktop and Category:Accessibility for all available articles.

Screen reading

See Speech recognition#List of text to speech applications.

Speech recognition

See Speech recognition#List of speech recognition applications.

Amateur radio

See the main article: Amateur radio#Software list.

See also Wikipedia:List of software-defined radios.

Display calibration

See the main article: ICC profiles.

Display managers

See the main article: Display manager#List of display managers.

Command shells

See the main article: Command-line shell.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of command shells.

Terminal multiplexers

  • abduco — Tool for session attach and detach support which allows a process to run independently from its controlling terminal.
http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/abduco/ || abduco
  • dtach — Program that emulates the detach feature of screen.
http://dtach.sourceforge.net/ || dtach
  • GNU Screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
https://gnu.org/s/screen/ || screen
  • tmux — BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.
http://tmux.github.io/ || tmux
  • byobu — An GPLv3 licensed addon for tmux or screen. It requires a terminal multiplexer installed.
http://byobu.co/ || byobuAUR

Desktop environments

See the main article: Desktop environment#List of desktop environments.

Window managers

Console

See also #Terminal multiplexers, which offer some of the functions of window managers for the console.

  • dvtmdwm-style window manager in the console.
http://brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/ || dvtm
  • twin — Text-mode window manager.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/twin/ || twin
Graphical

See the main article: Window manager#List of window managers.

Composite managers

See the main article: Xorg#List of composite managers.

Window tilers

  • PyWO — Allows you to easily organize windows on the desktop using keyboard shortcuts.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/pywo/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • QuickTile — Lightweight standalone alternative to Compiz Grid plugin.
http://ssokolow.com/quicktile/ || quicktile-gitAUR
  • wumwum — The Window Manager manager. It can turn emwh compliant window managers into a tiling window manager while retaining all initial functionalities.
http://wumwum.sourceforge.net/ || wumwumAUR

Taskbars

See also Wikipedia:Taskbar.

http://launchpad.net/awn || avant-window-navigatorAUR
  • Bmpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant panel.
https://github.com/nsf/bmpanel2 || bmpanel2AUR
  • Cairo-Dock — Highly customizable dock and launcher application.
http://www.glx-dock.org/ || cairo-dock
  • Docker — Docking application which acts as a system tray.
http://icculus.org/openbox/2/docker/ || docker-trayAUR
  • Docky — Full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker.
http://wiki.go-docky.com/ || docky
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/ || fbpanel
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomePanel || gnome-panel
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop.
http://lxde.org/lxpanel || lxpanel
  • MATE Panel — Panel included in the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-panel/ || mate-panel
  • PerlPanel — The ideal accompaniment to a light-weight Window Manager such as OpenBox, or a desktop-drawing program like iDesk.
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/perlpanel || perlpanelAUR
  • Plank — Elegant, simple, clean dock from pantheon desktop environment.
https://launchpad.net/plank || plank
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.
http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/ || pypanel
http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/ || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
https://gitlab.com/o9000/tint2 || tint2
  • Trayer — Lightweight GTK+-based systray.
https://gna.org/projects/fvwm-crystal/ || trayer
  • wbar — Quick launch bar developed with speed in mind.
http://freecode.com/projects/wbar/ || wbar
  • Xfce Panel — Panel included in the Xfce desktop.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/start || xfce4-panel
  • xmobar — A lightweight, text-based, status bar written in Haskell.
http://projects.haskell.org/xmobar/ || xmobar, xmobar-gitAUR

Application launchers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of desktop application launchers.

  • Albert — An application launcher inspired by Alfred.
https://github.com/manuelschneid3r/albert || albertAUR
  • Bashrun2 — Provides a different, barebones approach to a run dialog, using a specialized Bash session within a small xterm window.
http://henning-bekel.de/bashrun2/ || bashrun2AUR
  • dmenu — Fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X which is also useful as an application launcher.
http://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/ || dmenu
  • dmenu-extended — An extension to dmenu for quickly opening files and folders.
https://github.com/markjones112358/dmenu-extended || dmenu-extendedAUR
  • dmenu-launch — Simple dmenu-based application launcher. Launches binaries and XDG shortcuts.
https://github.com/Wintervenom/Scripts/blob/master/file/launch/dmenu-launch || dmenu-launchAUR
  • dmenu2 — Fork of dmenu with many useful patches applied and additional options like screen select, dim or opacity change.
https://bitbucket.org/melek/dmenu2 || dmenu2AUR
  • dswitcherdmenu-based window switcher that works regardless of workspace or minimization.
https://github.com/Antithesisx/dswitcher || dswitcher-gitAUR
  • Fehlstart — Small GTK+-based application launcher.
https://gitlab.com/fehlstart/fehlstart || fehlstart-gitAUR
  • Gmrun — Lightweight GTK+-based application launcher, with the ability to run programs inside a terminal and other handy features.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gmrun/ || gmrun
  • GNOME Do — Application launcher inspired by Quicksilver with many plugins, originally developed for the GNOME desktop.
http://do.cooperteam.net/ || gnome-do
  • j4-dmenu-desktop — Very fast dmenu application launcher.
https://github.com/enkore/j4-dmenu-desktop || j4-dmenu-desktopAUR
  • higgins — A desktop agnostic application launcher, file finder, calculator and more. Plugin based and freely and easily extendable via user-written plugins
https://github.com/kokoko3k/higgins || higgins-gitAUR
  • Kupfer — Convenient command and access tool for the GNOME desktop that can launch applications, open documents and access different types of objects and act on them.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Kupfer || kupfer
  • launch — Simple command for launching applications from a terminal emulator.
https://github.com/silverhammermba/launch || launch-cmdAUR
  • Launchy — Very popular cross-platform application launcher with a plugin-based system used to provide extra functionality.
http://www.launchy.net/ || launchy
  • Lighthouse — A simple scriptable popup dialog to run on X.
https://github.com/emgram769/lighthouse || lighthouse-gitAUR
  • rofi — A popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher, requiring only xlib and pango.
http://davedavenport.github.io/rofi/ || rofi
  • slingshot — An application launcher has a clear look, part of pantheon desktop environment.
https://launchpad.net/slingshot || slingshot-launcherAUR
  • Runa — Fast and light dmenu-driven application launcher, suitable for use standalone, integrated into file manager context menus, or as an 'xdg-open' replacement. Favourite applications can also be configured.
http://appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk/linux.html#runa || runaAUR
  • Synapse — Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.
https://launchpad.net/synapse-project || synapse
  • Whippet — A launcher and xdg-open replacement for control freaks. Opens files and URLs with applications associated by name and/or mimetype. Applications and associations may be customized using an SQLite database. Uses dmenu to manage its menus.
http://appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk/linux.html#whippet || whippetAUR
  • xfce4-appfinder — An eazy-to-use application launcher from Xfce.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-appfinder/start || xfce4-appfinder

Wallpaper setters

See also Wikipedia:Wallpaper (computing).

  • bgs — An extremely fast and small background setter for X based on imlib2.
https://github.com/Gottox/bgs/ || bgs-gitAUR
  • esetroot — Eterm's root background setter, packaged separately.
http://www.eterm.org/ || esetrootAUR
  • Feh — A lightweight and powerful image viewer that can also be used to manage the desktop wallpaper.
http://linuxbrit.co.uk/software/feh/ || feh
  • habak — A background changing app.
http://fvwm-crystal.sourceforge.net/ || habak
  • hsetroot — A tool to create compose wallpapers.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/hsetroot || hsetrootAUR
  • Nitrogen — A fast and lightweight desktop background browser and setter for X windows.
http://projects.l3ib.org/nitrogen/ || nitrogen
  • pybgsetter — Multi-backend (hsetroot, Esetroot, habak, feh) to set desktop wallpaper.
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=88997 || pybgsetterAUR
  • variety — Changes the wallpaper on a regular interval using user-specified or automatically downloaded images.
http://peterlevi.com/variety/ || variety
  • wallpaperd — A small application that takes care of setting the background image.
https://projects.pekdon.net/projects/wallpaperd || wallpaperdAUR
  • xli — An image display program for X.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/xli || xliAUR
Tip: In order to avoid installing one more package, you may find convenient to use the display utility from imagemagick or gm display from graphicsmagick. E.g.: display -backdrop -background '#3f3f3f' -flatten -window root image.

Virtual desktop pagers

See also Wikipedia:Pager (GUI).

  • bbpager — Dockable pager for blackbox and other window managers.
http://bbtools.sourceforge.net/download.php?file=6 || bbpager
  • fbpager — Virtual desktop pager for fluxbox.
http://www.fluxbox.org/fbpager || fbpager-gitAUR
  • IPager — A configurable pager with transparency, originally developed for Fluxbox.
http://useperl.ru/ipager/index.en.html || ipagerAUR
  • Neap — An non-intrusive and light pager that runs in the notification area of your panel.
https://github.com/vzxwco/neap || neapAUR
  • Netwmpager — A NetWM/EWMH compatible pager.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/files/netwmpager/ || netwmpagerAUR

Desktop widgets

  • gDesklets — System for bringing mini programs (desklets) onto your desktop.
https://launchpad.net/gdesklets || gdesklets
  • GPhotoFrame — Photo frame gadget for the GNOME Desktop.
https://github.com/iblis17/gphotoframe || gphotoframeAUR
  • Screenlets — Widget framework that consists of small owner-drawn applications.
https://launchpad.net/screenlets || screenlets-pack-basic

Dictionary and Thesaurus

  • artha — A free cross-platform English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet.
http://artha.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Home || arthaAUR

See also