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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. || connman
  • netctl — Simple and robust tool to manage network connections via profiles. Intended for use with systemd. || netctl
  • NetworkManager — Manager that provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection with configuration and automatic connection. || networkmanager
  • systemd-networkd — Native systemd daemon that manages network configuration. It includes support for basic network configuration through udev. || systemd
  • Wicd — Wireless and wired connection manager with few dependencies. Comes with an ncurses interface, and a GTK interface wicd-gtk is available. || wicd

VPN clients || openconnect
  • PPTP Client — To connect to PPTP VPNs, like Microsoft VPNs (MPPE). || pptpclient

Web browsers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of web browsers.


  • ELinks — Advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser (Links fork, barely supported since 2009). || 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. || links
  • Lynx — Text browser for the World Wide Web. || lynx
  • retawq — Interactive, multi-threaded network client (web browser) for text terminals. || retawqAUR
  • w3m — Pager/text-based web browser. It has vim-like keybindings, and is able to display images. || w3m



See also Wikipedia:Gecko (software). || conkerorAUR
  • Firefox — Extensible browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering. || firefox
  • 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. || icecatAUR or icecat-binAUR
  • SeaMonkey — Continuation of the Mozilla Internet Suite. || seamonkey

See also Wikipedia:Blink (layout engine).

  • Chromium — Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome. || chromium
Chromium spin-offs || google-chromeAUR
  • Inox — A privacy-focused patchset for Chromium, which disables Google services, proprietary features, prevents "calling home" and unhides all extensions. || inoxAUR or inox-binAUR || iridiumAUR
  • Opera — Highly customizable proprietary browser with focuses on an adherence to web rendering standards. || opera
  • Slimjet — Fast, smart and powerful proprietary browser based on Chromium. || slimjetAUR
  • theWeb — A web browser based on Qt using the Chromium Embedded Framework, with Linux integration (such as MPRIS) in mind. || thewebAUR
  • Vivaldi — An advanced proprietary browser made with the power user in mind. || vivaldiAUR
  • Yandex Browser — Proprietary browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. || yandex-browser-betaAUR
Browsers based on electron
  • Brave — Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. Based on the Electron platform. || braveAUR
  • Min — A smarter, faster web browser based on the Electron platform. || minAUR
Browsers based on qt5-webengine
  • Liri — A minimalistic material design web browser written for Papyros. || liri-browserAUR
  • Qt WebBrowser — Browser for embedded devices developed using the capabilities of Qt and Qt WebEngine. || qtwebbrowserAUR
  • QupZilla — New and very fast open source browser based on QtWebEngine, written in Qt framework. || qupzilla

See also Wikipedia:WebKit.

Browsers based on webkit2gtk
  • GNOME Web — Browser which uses the WebKitGTK+ rendering engine, part of gnome. || epiphany
  • Lariza — A simple, experimental web browser using GTK+ 3, GLib and WebKit2GTK+. || larizaAUR
  • Rainbow Lollipop — The visual history browser. In early state of development. || rainbow-lollipop-gitAUR
  • Surf 2 — A simple web browser based on WebKit2GTK+. Experimental branch. || surf-webkit2gtk-gitAUR
  • Webby — Allows to use web apps as regular desktop apps, integrated with the OS, without tabs and using the default system launcher. In early state of development. || webby-browser-bzrAUR
Browsers based on webkitgtk/webkitgtk2
Warning: The following browsers are based on one of four WebKit ports that are today considered insecure and outdated. GTK+ browsers should be switching to webkit2gtk. More info here.
  • dwb — Lightweight, highly customizable web browser based on the WebKit engine with vi-like shortcuts and tiling layouts. As of October 2014 dwb is unmaintained. || dwb
  • Jumanji — Highly customizable and functional web browser. || jumanji-gitAUR
  • Luakit — Highly configurable, micro-browser framework based on the WebKit engine and the GTK+ toolkit. It is very fast, extensible by Lua and licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license. || luakit
  • Midori — Lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit. || GTK+ 3: midori, GTK+ 2: midori-gtk2
  • Surf — Lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file). || surf
  • Uzbl — Group of web interface tools which adhere to the Unix philosophy. || uzbl-browser
  • vimb — Fast and lightweight vim like web browser based on the webkit web browser engine and the GTK toolkit. || vimbAUR
  • Vimprobable — Browser that behaves like the Vimperator plugin available for Mozilla Firefox. It is based on the WebKit engine and uses the GTK+ bindings. || vimprobable-gitAUR
  • Xombrero — Webkit minimalist web browser (formerly known as xxxterm) with sophisticated security features designed-in, BSD style. || xombrero-gitAUR
Browsers based on qt5-webkit/qtwebkit
Warning: The following browsers are based on one of four WebKit ports that are today considered insecure and outdated. Qt browsers should be switching to qt5-webengine (Blink). More info here.
  • Arora — Cross-platform web browser built using QtWebKit. Development stopped in January 2012. || arora-gitAUR
  • Dooble — A safe WebKit Web browser. || doobleAUR
  • Otter-browser — Browser aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5. || otter-browserAUR
  • qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and QtWebKit. || qutebrowser
  • Rekonq — WebKit-based web browser for KDE. || rekonq
  • Dillo — Small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK. Uses its own layout engine. || dillo
  • Konqueror — Web browser based on Qt toolkit and KHTML layout engine, part of kdebase. || kdebase-konqueror
  • NetSurf — Featherweight browser written in C, notable for its slowly developing JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own layout engine. || 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] Compiled for SSE2, with disabled optional code and no support for newer Firefox features such as cache2, e10s, and OTMC. || palemoonAUR

File sharing

Download managers

  • Gwget — Download manager for GNOME. || gwget
  • KGet — Download manager for KDE that supports HTTP(S), FTP and BitTorrent. Part of kdenetwork. || kdenetwork-kget
  • uGet — GTK+ download manager featuring download classification and HTML import. || uget


FTP clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of FTP client software.

  • CurlFtpFS — Filesystem for accessing FTP hosts; based on FUSE and libcurl. || curlftpfs
  • FatRat — Download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, RapidShare and more. || fatrat-gitAUR
  • FileZilla — Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client. || filezilla
  • gFTP — Multithreaded FTP client for Linux. || gftp
  • LFTP — Sophisticated command-line FTP client. || lftp
  • LftpFS — Read-only filesystem based on lftp (also supports HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS, FTPS and proxies). || lftpfsAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • ncftp — A set of free application programs implementing FTP. || ncftp
  • tnftp — FTP client with several advanced features for NetBSD. || tnftp

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

FTP servers
  • bftpd — Small, easy-to-configure FTP server || bftpd
  • proFTPd — A secure and configurable FTP server || proftpdAUR
  • Pure-FTPd — Free (BSD-licensed), secure, production-quality and standard-compliant FTP server. || pure-ftpdAUR
  • vsftpd — Lightweight, stable and secure FTP server for UNIX-like systems. || vsftpd

Distributed file systems

  • Ceph — Distributed object store and file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability. || ceph
  • GlusterFS — Cluster file system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. || glusterfs
  • Sheepdog — Distributed object storage system for volume and container services and manages the disks and nodes intelligently. || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Tahoe-LAFS — Tahoe Least-Authority Filesystem is a free and open, secure, decentralized, fault-tolerant, peer-to-peer distributed data store and distributed file system. || tahoe-lafsAUR

BitTorrent clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of BitTorrent clients.

Command line / backend

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. || aria2
  • Ctorrent — CTorrent is a BitTorrent client implemented in C++ to be lightweight and quick. || enhanced-ctorrentAUR
  • MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client that supports BitTorrent, HTTP, FTP, eDonkey and Direct Connect. || mldonkey
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends. || transmission-cli (includes backend, daemon, command-line interface, and a Web UI interface)
Console Interface
  • rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client. Requires libtorrent backend. || rtorrent || transmission-remote-cli
Graphical Interface
libtorrent-rasterbar backend
  • Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in PyGTK that can run as a daemon. || deluge
  • FatRat — Qt4 based download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, rapidshare and more. Written in C++. || fatrat-gitAUR
  • qBittorrent — Open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent. || qbittorrent qbittorrent-nox
  • Tribler — 4th generation file sharing system bittorrent client. || triblerAUR
libktorrent backend
  • Ktorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client for KDE. || ktorrent
  • Tixati — P2P client that uses the BitTorrent protocol. || tixatiAUR
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends. || 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). || vuzeAUR
  • Vuze Plus Extreme Mod — A modded version of the Vuze BitTorrent client with multiple spoofing capabilities. || 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. || amule
  • KaMule — KDE graphical front-end for aMule. || kamuleAUR
  • MlDonkey — A multi-network P2P client. || mldonkey
  • 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. || sendanywhereAUR
  • Sharelin — Gnutella2 only client with a web UI. || sharelinAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Video downloaders

  • youtube-dl — Download videos from YouTube and many other platforms. || youtube-dl
  • You-Get — Dumb downloader that scrapes the web. || you-get


Email clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of e-mail clients.

  • alot — An experimental terminal MUA based on notmuch mail. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit. || alotAUR
  • Alpine — Fast, easy-to-use and Apache-licensed email client based on Pine. || alpineAUR
  • Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs. || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • S-nail — a mail processing system with a command syntax reminiscent of ed with lines replaced by messages. Provides the functionality of mailx. || s-nail
  • mu/mu4e — Email indexer (mu) and client for emacs (mu4e). Xapian based for fast searches. || muAUR
  • Mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client. || mutt
  • nmh — A modular mail handling system. || nmhAUR nmh-gitAUR
  • notmuch — A fast mail indexer built on top of xapian. || notmuch notmuch-vim notmuch-mutt
  • Sup — CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and GMail like operation. || supAUR
  • Wanderlust — Email client and news reader for Emacs. || wanderlust
  • Balsa — Simple and light email client that is part of the Gnome project. || balsa
  • Claws Mail — Lightweight GTK-based email client and news reader. || claws-mail || evolution
  • FossaMail — FossaMail is a Mozilla Thunderbird-based mail, news and chat client by the Pale Moon developers. || fossamail-binAUR
  • Geary — Simple desktop mail client built in Vala. || geary
  • Kmail — Mature and feature-rich email client. Part of kdepim. || kmail
  • Manitou Mail — Database-driven email system. || manitou-mdxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] manitou-uiAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • N1 — A new mail client, built on the modern web and designed to be extended. || n1AUR
  • Roundcubemail — Browser-based multilingual IMAP client with a native application-like user interface. || roundcubemail || seamonkey
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly GTK+ email client. || sylpheed
  • Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client from Mozilla written in GTK+. || thunderbird
  • Trojitá — Qt IMAP email client. Only supports one IMAP account. || trojita
  • WMail — The missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox || wmail-binAUR

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: Most web browsers and many IM clients also support IRC.
  • BitchX — Console-based IRC client developed from the popular ircII. || bitchx-gitAUR
  • ERC — Powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs. || included with emacs
  • ii — Featherweight IRC client, literally tail -f the conversation and echo back your replies to a file. || iiAUR
  • Ircfs — File system interface to IRC written in Limbo. || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client. || irssi
  • ScrollZ — Advanced IRC client based on ircII. || scrollzAUR
  • sic — Extremely simple IRC client, similar to ii. || sicAUR
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client. || weechat
  • ChatZilla — Clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform using XULRunner. || chatzillaAUR
  • HexChat — Fork of XChat for Linux and Windows. || hexchat || konversation
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support. || kvirc
  • Loqui — GTK+ IRC client with only one dependency: GNet. || loquiAUR
  • LostIRC — Simple GTK+ IRC client with tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, logging and others. || lostircAUR
  • pcw — Frontend for ii that opens a new terminal for each channel. || pcw-hgAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Polari — Simple IRC client by the GNOME project. || polari
  • Quassel — Modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client. || quassel-core quassel-client quassel-monolithic
  • Smuxi — Cross-platform IRC client for the GNOME desktop inspired by Irssi. || smuxi
  • XChat — GTK-based IRC client that works on both Linux and Windows. || xchat
XMPP (Jabber)

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

Command line
  • jp — CLI frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client || sat-jpAUR
Console clients
  • Freetalk — Console-based Jabber client. || freetalk
  • jabber.el — Minimal Jabber client for Emacs. || emacs-jabberAUR
  • MCabber — Small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, OTR, and UTF8. || mcabber
  • Poezio — XMPP client with IRC feeling || poezioAUR
  • Primitivus — Console frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client || sat-primitivusAUR
  • Profanity — A console based Jabber client inspired by Irssi. || profanity
  • xmpp-client — A minimalist XMPP client with OTR support. || go-xmpp-clientAUR
Graphical clients
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK. || gajim
  • Psi — Qt-based Jabber client which supports video conferencing. || psi psimedia
  • Psi+ — Enhanced version of the Psi Jabber client with many new features. || psi-plus-gitAUR
  • Tkabber — Easy to hack feature-rich XMPP client by the author of the ejabberd XMPP server. || tkabber

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. || prosody
  • Ejabberd — Jabber server written in Erlang || ejabberd
  • Jabberd2 — An XMPP server written in the C language and licensed under the GNU General Public License. It was inspired by jabberd14. || jabberd2AUR
  • Openfire — An XMPP IM multiplatform server written in Java || openfire
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.

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

See also: Comparison of LAN messengers.

  • iptux — Lan communication software, compatible with IP Messenger. || iptuxAUR

VoIP / Softphone

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

Note: Some IM clients also offer voice and video communication
  • Blink — State of the art, easy to use SIP client. || blink-darcsAUR
  • Ekiga — VoIP and video conferencing application with full SIP and H.323 support (formerly known as GNOME Meeting). || ekiga
  • Empathy — GNOME instant messenger client using the Telepathy framework with SIP support (using the Sofia-SIP library). || empathy
  • Jitsi — Audio/video SIP VoIP phone and instant messenger written in Java (formerly SIP-Communicator). || jitsiAUR
  • KPhone — Qt SIP User Agent with voice, video and text messaging support. || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Linphone — VoIP phone application that allows you to to communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging. || linphone
  • Minisip — SIP User Agent with focus on security (supports TLS, end-to-end security, SRTP, MIKEY (DH, PSK, PKE)). || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Twinkle — Qt softphone for VoIP and IM communication using SIP. || twinkleAUR
  • X-Lite — Proprietary freeware VoIP soft phone that uses SIP. || xlite_binAUR
  • Zfone — Softphone application for secure voice communication over the Internet (VoIP), using the ZRTP protocol. || zfoneAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Kiax — Qt-based IAX/2 Softphone. || kiaxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Skype — Popular but proprietary application for high-quality voice communication. || skypeAUR
  • Hangups — A third-party instant messaging client for Google Hangouts || hangups-gitAUR
  • Mumble — Voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak. || mumble
  • TeamSpeak — Proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience. || teamspeak3
  • Discord — All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. || discord-canaryAUR
  • Ring — Open-source SIP/IAX2 compatible softphone with PulseAudio support (formerly known as SFLphone). || ring-daemonAUR
  • Gladstone — Educational ITU-T G.729 compliant codec with a GStreamer plugin. || gladstone-drizztbsd-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • SIPp — Open source test tool and traffic generator for the SIP protocol. || sippAUR

Speech recognition

See Speech recognition#List of speech recognition applications.

News, RSS, and blogs

News aggregators

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of feed aggregators.

  • Canto — Ncurses RSS aggregator. || canto-next-gitAUR
  • Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs. || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • Newsbeuter — Ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to the Mutt email client. || newsbeuter
  • Rawdog — "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in chronological order. || rawdog
  • Snownews — Text mode RSS news reader. || snownews
Graphical || akregator
  • Blam — Simple newsreader for GNOME written in C Sharp. || blam
  • Evolution RSS — Plugin for Evolution Mail that enables reading of RSS/RDF/ATOM feeds. || evolution-rssAUR
  • Liferea — GTK+ news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs. || liferea
  • RSS Guard — Very tiny RSS and ATOM news reader developed using Qt framework. || rssguardAUR
  • RSSOwl — Powerful aggregator for RSS and Atom feeds, written in Java using Eclipse Rich Client Platform and SWT as a widget toolkit. || rssowlAUR || seamonkey
  • Thunderbird — Email client from Mozilla which also functions as a pretty nice news aggregator. || thunderbird
  • Tickr (formerly News) — GTK-based RSS Reader that displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line on your Desktop, as known from TV stations. || tickrAUR
  • Urssus — Cross platform GUI news aggregator. || urssusAUR
  • QuiteRSS — RSS/Atom feed reader written on Qt/С++. || quiterssAUR

Podcast clients

  • gPodder — A podcast client and feed aggregator (GTK+ and CLI interface). || gpodder3AUR
  • Greg — A command-line podcast aggregator. || greg-gitAUR
  • Marrie — A simple podcast client that runs on the Command Line Interface. || marrie-gitAUR
  • PodCastXDL — A simple podcast Downloader for the terminal. || podcastxdl-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Vocal — Simple Podcast Client for the Modern Desktop (GTK+). || 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 || lottanzbAUR
  • nn — Alternative more user-friendly(curses-based) Usenet newsreader for UNIX. || nnAUR
  • NZBGet — CLI Utility to grab Usenet binary file using .nzb files. || nzbget
  • pan — A GTK2 Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries. || pan
  • slrn — An open source text-based news client. || slrn
  • tin — A cross-platform threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader. || tinAUR
  • trn — A text-based Threaded Usenet newsreader. || trnAUR
  • xrn — Usenet newsreader for X Window System. || xrnAUR

Blog software

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

  • Drupal — An open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It is built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. || 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. || ghostAUR
  • Hexo — A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js. || nodejs-hexoAUR
  • Jekyll — A static blog engine, written in Ruby, which supports Markdown, textile and other formats. || ruby-jekyllAUR
  • 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. || nanoblogger
  • Nikola — A static site generator written in Python, with incremental rebuilds and multiple markup formats. || python-nikolaAUR
  • Pelican — A static site generator, powered by Python. || pelican
  • Wordpress — An easy to setup and administer FLOSS content management system featuring a strong and vibrant community with thousands of plugins and themes. || wordpress

Microblogging clients

See also Wikipedia:List of Twitter services and applications.

  • Birdie — A beautiful Twitter client for GNU/Linux. || birdie-gitAUR
  • Choqok — Microblogging client for KDE that supports,, GNU social and services. || choqok
  • Corebird — Native Gtk+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop. || corebird-gitAUR
  • Polly — Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts. || pollyAUR
  • Pumpa — client written in C++ and Qt. || pumpa-gitAUR
  • Rainbowstream — A powerful and fully-featured console Twitter client written in Python. || rainbowstreamAUR
  • ttytter — Easily scriptable Twitter client written in Perl. || ttytterAUR
  • Turpial — Multi-interface Twitter client written in Python. || turpial-gitAUR
  • turses — Twitter client for the console based off tyrs with major improvements. || 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. || gnome-boxes
  • GVncViewer — Simple VNC Client on Gtk-VNC. || gtk-vnc
  • KRDC — Remote Desktop Client for KDE. Supports RDP and VNC. Part of kdenetwork. || krdc
  • Remmina — Remote desktop client written in GTK+. Supports RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH. || remmina || tigervnc
  • Vinagre — Remote desktop viewer for GNOME. Supports RDP, VNC, SPICE and SSH. Part of gnome-extra. || vinagre
  • xfreerdp — FreeRDP X11 client. || freerdp
  • X2Go Client — A graphical client (Qt4) for the X2Go system that uses the NX technology protocol. || x2goclient

Remote desktop servers || krfb
  • Vino — VNC server for GNOME. Part of gnome. || vino || tigervnc
  • x11vnc — VNC server for real X displays. || x11vnc
  • X2Go Server — An open source remote desktop software that uses the NX technology protocol. || x2goserver

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, and pastebins using curl. For example pipe the output of a command to ptpb:
command | curl -F c=@- 
or upload a file (including images):
curl -F c=@- < file
Note: 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:,, || elmerAUR || fb-client || gist || hasteAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Hg-paste — Pastebin extension for Mercurial which can send diffs to various pastebin websites for easy sharing. Servers: and || hg-pasteAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • imgur — A CLI client which can upload image to image sharing service. || imgurAUR
  • Ix — Client for the pastebin. || ixAUR
  • Npaste-client — Client for the pastebin. || npaste-clientAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] || pastebinit
  • paste-binouse — C++ standalone pastebin web server || paste-binouse-gitAUR
  • pb — A very fast, lightweight pastebin and general file uploader written in python with a ton of features. || ptpbAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • pbpst — A small tool to interact with pb instances (eg || pbpst pbpst-gitAUR || ruby-hasteAUR ruby-haste-gitAUR
  • Uppity — The pastebin client with an attitude. || uppity-gitAUR || vim-gistAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Vim-paster — Vim plugin to paste to any pastebin service using curl. || vim-pasterAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] || wgetpaste


See the main article: Bitcoin.

  • Armory — Bitcoin client with features such as support for multiple wallets, importing keys and backups. || armory-gitAUR
  • Bitcoin — Official tool to manage Bitcoins, a P2P currency. || bitcoin-daemon bitcoin-cli bitcoin-qt bitcoin-tx
  • Electrum — An easy to use Bitcoin client. || electrum
  • MultiBit — A lightweight Bitcoin desktop client powered by the BitCoinJ library. || multibit


  • LimeSurvey — An open source on-line survey application. As a web server-based software it enables users to develop and publish on-line surveys, and collect responses, with no programming. || limesurveyAUR