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[[Category:Software (English)]]
{{i18n|Common Applications}}
[[Category:Lists of software]]
==Backup programs==
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*{{App|[[Wikipedia:DAR (Disk Archiver)|DAR]]|A full-featured command-line backup tool, short for Disk ARchive|http://dar.linux.free.fr/|{{AUR|dar}}}}
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*{{App|[[Duplicity|duplicity]]|A utility for encrypted, bandwidth-efficient backups using the rsync algorithm|http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/|{{Pkg|duplicity}}}}
[[it:List of applications]]
*{{App|Packrat|A simple, modular backup system that uses dar to take full/incremental backups of files and can store them locally, on a remote system via SSH, or on Amazon S3|http://www.zeroflux.org/projects|{{AUR|packrat}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Rsync#Variations|rdiff-backup]]|A utility for local/remote mirroring and incremental backups|http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/|{{Pkg|rdiff-backup}}}}
[[lt:List of applications]]
*{{App|rsnapshot|A remote filesystem snapshot utility|http://www.rsnapshot.org/|{{Pkg|rsnapshot}}}}
[[ru:List of applications]]
*{{App|[[Rsync|rsync]]|A file transfer program to keep remote files in sync|http://rsync.samba.org/|{{Pkg|rsync}}}}
[[sv:Lättviktiga program]]
*{{App|Safekeep|A client/server backup system which enhances the power of rdiff-backup|http://safekeep.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|safekeep}}}}
[[zh-hans:List of applications]]
*{{App|Unison|Synchronizes files between two machines over network (Lan or Inet) using smart diff method + rsync, allows one to interactively choose which changes to push, pull, or merge. |http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/|{{Pkg|unison}}}}
[[zh-hant:List of applications]]
{{List of applications navigation}}
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===BitTorrent Clients===
{{Related|Core utilities}}
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{{Related|List of games}}
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of BitTorrent clients}}
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*{{App|[[aria2]]|Command-line download manager that supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and MetaLink protocols|http://aria2.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|aria2}}}}
*{{App|[[Deluge]]|User-friendly BitTorrent client written in Python and wrapped with PyGTK|http://deluge-torrent.org/|{{Pkg|deluge}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:KTorrent|KTorrent]]|Feature-rich BitTorrent client developed using Qt|http://ktorrent.org/|{{Pkg|ktorrent}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:MLDonkey|MLDonkey]]|Multi-protocol P2P client supporting BitTorrent|http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|mldonkey}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:QBittorrent|qBittorrent]]|The closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent|http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|qbittorrent}}}}
*{{App|[[rTorrent]]|Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client|http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/|{{Pkg|rtorrent}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Transmission (BitTorrent client)|Transmission]]|Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends|http://www.transmissionbt.com/|{{Pkg|transmission}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Vuze|Vuze]]|Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus)|http://www.vuze.com/|{{Pkg|vuze}}}}
===eDonkey Clients===
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.
eDonkey is still the second-largest p2p network (see [http://www.ipoque.com/en/resources/internet-studies Internet Study 2008/2009]).
*{{App|[[aMule]]|Well-known eDonkey/Kad client with daemon version and GTK, web, and CLI front-ends|http://www.amule.org/|{{Pkg|amule}}}}
* This page exists primarily to make it easier to search for alternatives to an application that you do not know under which section has been added. Use the links in the template at the top to view the main sections as separate pages.
* Please consider [[install]]ing the [[pkgstats]] package, which provides a timer that sends a list of the packages installed on your system, along with the architecture and the mirrors you use, to the Arch Linux developers in order to help them prioritize their efforts and make the distribution even better. The information is sent anonymously and cannot be used to identify you. You can view the collected data at the [https://www.archlinux.de/?page=Statistics Statistics page]. More information is available in [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=105431 this forum thread].
* Daemon packages usually include the relevant systemd unit file to [[start]]; some packages even include different ones. After installation {{ic|pacman -Qql ''package'' <nowiki>|</nowiki> grep -Fe .service -e .socket}} can be used to check and find the relevant one.
{{Note|Applications listed in "Console" sections can have graphical front-ends. Official ones are currently omitted.}}
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===Chat Clients===
== See also ==
====IRC Clients====
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of Internet_Relay_Chat_clients}}
* {{App|Conspire|Lightweight, simple, and powerful|http://nenolod.net/|{{AUR|conspire-client}}}}
* {{App|ERC|A powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for [[Emacs]]|http://erc.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|erc-git}}}}
* {{App|II|A featherweight IRC client, literally `tail -f` the convo and `echo` back your replies|http://tools.suckless.org/ii|{{AUR|ii}}}}
* {{App|Ircfs|A file system interface to irc written in [http://limbo.cat-v.org Limbo]|http://www.ueber.net/code/r/ircfs|}}
* {{App|[[Irssi]]|Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client|http://www.irssi.org/|{{Pkg|irssi}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Konversation|Konversation]]|Qt-based IRC client for the KDE4 desktop|http://konversation.kde.org/|{{Pkg|konversation}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:KVIrc|KVIrc]]|Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support|http://www.kvirc.net/|{{Pkg|kvirc}}}}
* {{App|Loqui|A GTK IRC client with only one dependency|https://launchpad.net/loqui|{{AUR|loqui}}}}
* {{App|LostIRC|A simple IRC client|http://lostirc.sourceforge.net|{{AUR|lostirc}}}}
* {{App|pcw|A frontend for [http://tools.suckless.org/ii ii] that opens a new terminal for each channel (depends on [http://bitbucket.org/emg/srw srw] by default)|http://bitbucket.org/emg/pcw|{{AUR|pcw-hg}}}}
* {{App|ScrollZ|An advanced IRC client based on ircII|http://www.scrollz.com|{{AUR|scrollz}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Smuxi|Smuxi]]|A cross-platform IRC client for the GNOME desktop inspired by Irssi|http://www.smuxi.org/|{{AUR|smuxi}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:WeeChat|WeeChat]]|Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client|http://www.weechat.org/|{{Pkg|weechat}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:XChat|XChat]]|GTK-based IRC client|http://xchat.org/|{{Pkg|xchat}}}}
==== Jabber/XMPP Clients ====
'''Generic software lists'''
* {{App|Finch| A CLI Jabber/aim/etc/etc chat client based on libpurple (part of Pidgin) |http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch|{{Pkg|finch}}}}
* {{App|Freetalk|A console based Jabber client|http://www.gnu.org/software/freetalk/|{{Pkg|freetalk}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Gajim|Gajim]]|Jabber client written in PyGTK|http://www.gajim.org/|{{Pkg|gajim}}}}
* {{App|jabber.el|A minimal jabber client for emacs|http://emacs-jabber.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|emacs-jabber}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:MCabber|MCabber]]|A small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, and UTF8|http://mcabber.com/|{{Pkg|mcabber}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Psi (instant messaging client)|Psi]]|A Qt based Jabber client|http://psi-im.org/|{{Pkg|psi}}}}
* {{App|Psi+|Psi+ is an enhanced version of Psi Jabber client.|http://code.google.com/p/psi-dev/|{{AUR|psi-plus}}}}
==== MSN Clients ====
* [[Wikipedia:List of free and open source software packages]]
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:AMSN|aMSN]]|MSN client written in Tcl/Tk|http://www.amsn-project.net/|{{Pkg|amsn}}}}
* [[Wikipedia:List of GNU packages]]
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Emesene|Emesene]]|A pygtk MSN Messenger client|http://www.emesene.org/|{{Pkg|emesene}}}}
* [[Wikipedia:Portal:Free and open-source software]]
* {{App|Galaxium Messenger|A multi-protocol instant messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop|http://code.google.com/p/galaxium/|{{AUR|galaxium}}}}
* [https://alternativeto.net/platform/linux/ alternativeto.net] - Linux alternatives to popular programs
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Kmess|KMess]]|KMess is a MSN Messenger client for Linux|http://kmess.org/|{{Pkg|kmess}}}}
* [https://linuxappfinder.com/all Linux App Finder] - Linux applications directory
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Mercury Messenger|Mercury]]|Java Based MSN client|http://www.mercury.im/|{{Pkg|mercury}}}}
* [https://packages.debian.org Debian packages] and [https://screenshots.debian.net screenshots]
* [http://www.linuxalt.com/ Linux Alternative Project] - Linux equivalents to Windows software
* [https://www.osalt.com/ Open Source Alternative] - Alternatives to commercial software
* [http://www.linuxlinks.com/ Linux Links] - Application and articles directory
==== Multi-Protocol Clients ====
'''Software [[Wikipedia:Forge (software)|forges]]'''
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of instant messaging clients}}
* {{App|BarnOwl|A console chat client for the AIM, IRC, Jabber, and Zephyr protocols|http://barnowl.mit.edu/|{{AUR|barnowl}}}}
* [https://sourceforge.net/ Sourceforge.net] - Open Source Software forge
* {{App|[[Bitlbee]]|A way to use other IM to your [[#IRC]] client|http://www.bitlbee.org/|{{Pkg|bitlbee}}}}
* [https://launchpad.net/projects/+all Launchpad.net] - Open Source Software forge
* {{App|Carrier|Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly funpidgin)|http://funpidgin.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|carrier}}}}
* [https://gitlab.com/explore Gitlab.com] - Open Source Software forge
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Centericq|CenterIM]]|Fork of CenterICQ - A text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface|http://www.centerim.org/index.php/Main_Page|{{Pkg|centerim}}}}
* [https://github.com/explore** GitHub.com] - Open Source Software forge
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Emesene|Emesene]]|A Python/GTK+ instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network|http://www.emesene.org/|{{Pkg|emesene}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Empathy (software)|Empathy]]|A GNOME instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework|http://live.gnome.org/Empathy|{{Pkg|empathy}}}}
* {{App|Finch|A ncurses-based messaging client|http://pidgin.im/|{{Pkg|finch}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Instantbird|Instantbird]]|Multiprotocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple.|http://www.instantbird.com/|{{AUR|instantbird}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Kopete|Kopete]]|Instant Messenger|http://www.kde.org/|{{Pkg|kopete}}}}
* {{App|[[Pidgin]]|Multi-protocol instant messaging client|http://pidgin.im/|{{Pkg|pidgin}}}}
** {{App|Pidgin Light|A light Pidgin version without gstreamer, tcl, tk, xscreensaver support|http://www.pidgin.im/|{{AUR|pidgin-light}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:QutIM|qutIM]]|Multiplatform instant messenger|http://qutim.org/|{{AUR|qutim}}}}
===Email clients===
'''Specialized software lists'''
<!--Keep in sync with [[Lightweight Applications]] and use the App template.-->
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of e-mail clients}}
*{{App|[[Alpine]]|The Apache-licensed PINE (a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages)|http://www.washington.edu/alpine|{{Pkg|alpine}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Gnus|Gnus]]|mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs.|http://www.gnus.org/|[[package]]}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:mailx|heirloom-mailx]]|A full-featured command-line MUA derived from Berkeley Mail.|http://heirloom.sourceforge.net/mailx.html|{{Pkg|heirloom-mailx}}}}
*{{App|[[mutt]]|Small but very powerful text-based mail client.|http://www.mutt.org/|{{Pkg|mutt}}}}
*{{App|[[Sup]]|A CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and gmail like operation.|http://sup.rubyforge.org/|{{AUR|sup}}}}
* [https://kmandla.wordpress.com/software/ K.Mandla's blog] - Terminal applications screenshots and reviews
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Claws Mail|Claws Mail]]|A GTK+ based e-mail client|http://www.claws-mail.org/|{{Pkg|claws-mail}}}}
* [https://inconsolation.wordpress.com/index/ Inconsolation] - Lightweight and minimalist software
*{{App|[[Evolution]]|A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default.|http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/|{{Pkg|evolution}}}}
* [https://github.com/alebcay/awesome-shell awesome-shell] - Command-line frameworks, toolkits and guides
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Kmail|Kmail]]|A mature and feature-rich e-mail client part of the kde project.|http://kde.org/applications/internet/kmail/|{{Pkg|kmail}}}}
* [https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted awesome-selfhosted] - Network services and web applications
*{{App|[[Postler]]|simple desktop mail client built in vala.|http://git.xfce.org/apps/postler|{{AUR|postler}}}}
* [http://libreprojects.net/ Libre Projects] - Open Source hosted Web services
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Sylpheed|Sylpheed]]|Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK)|http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/|{{AUR|sylpheed}}}}
* [https://github.com/n1trux/awesome-sysadmin awesome-sysadmin] - Software for system administrators
*{{App|[[Thunderbird]]|Mozilla's GTK2-based client.|http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/|{{Pkg|thunderbird}}}}
* [https://github.com/nodiscc/awesome-linuxaudio awesome-linuxaudio] - Software for audio/video/live production
* [https://prism-break.org/en/all/ PRISM Break] - Software against mass surveillance
* [https://www.privacytools.io/ Privacy Tools] - Knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.
* [http://lin-app.com/ lin-app.com] - Commercial applications and games for Linux
===Network Managers===
'''Arch Linux forum threads'''
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*{{App|[[netcfg]]|Network configuration and profile scripts|http://projects.archlinux.org/netcfg.git/|{{Pkg|netcfg}}}}
*{{App|[[Wicd|wicd]]|Manages wireless and wired interfaces, requiring fewer dependencies than other network managers. In addition to GUI interfaces, a curses version is also available.|http://wicd.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|wicd}}}}
*{{App|[[networkmanager|networkmanager]]|Networkmanager provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection and configuration allowing automatic connection to a network.|http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/|{{Pkg|networkmanager}}}}
===News Aggregators===
* [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=111878 Arch Linux Forums / LnF Awards 2011] - The best Light & Fast apps of 2011
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of feed aggregators}}
* [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=138281 Arch Linux Forums / LnF Awards 2012] - The best Light & Fast apps of 2012
* [[Akregator]] - KDE's news aggregator (in kdepim package)
* [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=174764 Arch Linux Forums / most popular apps of 2013-2014]
* [[BlogBridge]] - Another excellent java-based aggregator http://www.blogbridge.com
* [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1702332 Arch Linux Forums / most popular apps of 2017+] (requires login)
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Canto_(news_aggregator)|Canto]]|A ncurses RSS aggregator|http://codezen.org/canto/|{{AUR|canto}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Gnus|Gnus]]|A mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs|http://www.gnus.org/|{{AUR|emacs-gnus-git}}}}
* {{App|[[Liferea]] | A GTK desktop news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs| http://liferea.sourceforge.net|{{AUR|liferea}}}}
* {{App|Newsbeuter|A ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to mutt. Does not use the traditional 3 panes setup|http://www.newsbeuter.org/|{{Pkg|newsbeuter}}}}
* {{App|Rawdog|A "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in date order|http://offog.org/code/rawdog.html|{{AUR|rawdog}}}}
* [[Rssowl]] - A powerful java-based RSS reader http://boreal.rssowl.org
* {{App|Snownews|Text mode RSS newsreader|http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/|{{Pkg|snownews}}}}
* [[Thunderbird]] - A mail client from Mozilla which also functions as a pretty nice news aggregator
=== Web Browsers ===
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of web browsers}}
==== Text Based ====
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:ELinks|ELinks]]|An advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser|http://elinks.or.cz/|{{Pkg|elinks}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Links (web browser)|Links]]|A text WWW browser, similar to Lynx|http://links.twibright.com/|{{Pkg|links}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Lynx (web browser)|Lynx]]|A text browser for the World Wide Web|http://lynx.isc.org|{{Pkg|lynx}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:W3m|W3m]]|A pager/text-based WWW browser|http://w3m.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|w3m}}}}
==== Graphical ====
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Abaco (web browser)|Abaco]]|A multi-page graphical web browser|http://lab-fgb.com/abaco/|{{AUR|abaco}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Arora (browser)|Arora]]|A cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit|http://code.google.com/p/arora/|{{Pkg|arora}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Conkeror|Conkeror]]|A highly programmable web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner|http://conkeror.org/|{{Pkg|conkeror}}}}
* [[Chromium]] - The open-source project behind Google Chrome, a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework. http://code.google.com/chromium/
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Dillo|Dillo]]|A small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK|http://www.dillo.org/|{{Pkg|dillo}}}}
* [[Epiphany]] - The default GNOME browser, which uses the webkit rendering engine. http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/
* [[Firefox]] - [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/ Extensible] GTK2 browser based on Gecko with fast rendering. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
* {{App|Hv3|A minimalist web browser based on tkhtml3|http://tkhtml.tcl.tk/hv3.html|{{AUR|hv3}}}}
* {{App|[[Jumanji]]|A highly customizable and functional web browser|http://pwmt.org/projects/jumanji|{{AUR|jumanji}}}}
* [[Kazehakase]] - A much lighter, but rather feature-lacking alternative to other browsers (GTK2 and Gecko). http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/
* [[Konqueror]] - Qt- and KHTML-based browser. A part of the KDE desktop. http://www.konqueror.org/
* {{App|Luakit| A highly configurable, micro-browser framework based on the WebKit web content engine and the GTK+ toolkit. It is very fast, extensible by Lua and licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license|http://luakit.org/projects/luakit/|{{Pkg|luakit}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Midori (web browser)|Midori]]| A lightweight web browser based on Gtk and WebKit. It passes the ACID3 test|http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html|{{Pkg|midori}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:NetSurf|NetSurf]]| A featherweight browser written in C. Notable is its lack of JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own custom rendering engine|http://www.netsurf-browser.org Netsurf|{{Pkg|netsurf}}}}
* [[Opera]] - Highly customizable browser with focuses on an adherence to web rendering standards http://www.opera.com/
* {{App|[[wikipedia:Rekonq|Rekonq]]| A WebKit based web browser for KDE|http://rekonq.kde.org/|{{Pkg|rekonq}}}}
* {{App|Sb|A very lightweight webkit-based browser that uses keybindings to perform most things the URL bar would usually do|https://github.com/mutantturkey/sb/|{{AUR|sb-git}}}}
* {{App|Surf|Another lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the [[suck less philosophy|suckless ideology]]. Which means, the software is even more lightweight (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file)|http://surf.suckless.org|{{AUR|surf-hg}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Uzbl|Uzbl]]|Web interface tools which adhere to the unix philosophy|http://www.uzbl.org/|{{Pkg|uzbl-browser}}}}
* {{App|[[Vimprobable]]|A browser that behaves like the Vimperator plugin available for Mozilla Firefox. It is based on the WebKit engine (using GTK bindings)|http://vimprobable.org/|{{AUR|vimprobable}}}}
=== Microblogging Clients ===
* [[Gwibber]] -  Gwibber is an open source microblogging client for Linux. It brings the most popular social networking web services to your desktop and gives you the ability to control how you communicate. http://gwibber.com/
* [[Hotot]] -  Hotot, is a lightweight & open source Microblogging Client, coding using Python language and designed for Linux. http://hotot.org
* [[Pino]] -  Pino is a simple and fast X11 client for Twitter and Identi.ca. It is compiled to native code, which assures small size and speed, and thanks to use of Vala language it can perfectly integrate into your Gnome or XFCE desktop. http://pino-app.appspot.com/
===FTP Clients===
*{{App|[[curlftp]]| A filesystem for acessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. |http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|curlftpfs}}}}
*{{App|[[fuseftp]]| FTP filesystem written in Perl, using FUSE|http://freshmeat.net/projects/fuseftp/|{{AUR|fuseftp}}}}
== Document Indexers ==
* [[pinot]] - Personal search and metasearch tool http://code.google.com/p/pinot-search/
* [[recoll]] - Full text search tool based on Xapian backend http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/
== Document Readers ==
*{{App|apvlv|A lightweight PDF viewer with VIM key bindings|http://code.google.com/p/apvlv/|{{Pkg|apvlv}}}}
*{{App|ePDFView|A free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries|http://www.emma-soft.com/projects/epdfview/|{{Pkg|epdfview}}}}
*[[Evince]] - Document viewer for multiple document formats. Supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi http://projects.gnome.org/evince/
*[[Foxit Reader]] - A small, fast PDF viewer http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/desklinux/
*{{App|fbpdf|A small framebuffer PDF viewer based off of MuPDF, with VIM keybindings, written in C|http://repo.or.cz/w/fbpdf.git|{{AUR|fbpdf-git}}}}
*{{App|llpp|A 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|{{AUR|llpp}}}}
*{{App|MuPDF|A very fast PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C. Features CJK font support|http://ccxvii.net/mupdf|{{Pkg|mupdf}}}}
*[[Okular]] r for KDE. http://okular.kde.org/
*{{App|Xpdf|A viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files|http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/|{{Pkg|xpdf}}}}
*{{App|zathura|Another lightweight PDF viewer similar to apvlv, only lighter|http://zathura.pwmt.org/projects/zathura|{{Pkg|zathura}}}}
== Multimedia ==
=== Audio ===
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of audio player software}}
====Music player daemon and clients====
[[Music Player Daemon]] - a lightweight and scalable choice for music management
*{{App|Ario|A very feature-rich GTK2 GUI client for mpd, inspired by Rhythmbox|http://ario-player.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|ario}}}}
*{{App|ncmpc|A curses client for mpd|http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Client:Ncmpc|{{Pkg|ncmpc}}}}
*{{App|ncmpcpp|An almost exact clone of ncmpc with some new features|http://unkart.ovh.org/ncmpcpp/|{{Pkg|ncmpcpp}}}}
*{{App|QmpdClient|A GUI client Qt4 based for mpd|http://bitcheese.net/wiki/QMPDClient|{{Pkg|qmpdclient}}}}
*{{App|Sonata|An elegant GTK+ music GUI client for mpd|http://sonata.berlios.de/|{{Pkg|sonata}}}}
====Command line players====
*{{App|Herrie|A minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support|http://herrie.info/|{{AUR|herrie}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Mpg123|Mpg123]]|A fast free MP3 console audio player for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Hpux and near all other UNIX systems. Also decodes mp1 and mp2 files|http://www.mpg123.org/|{{Pkg|mpg123}}}}
====GUI players====
* [[Amarok]] - A mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features
* [http://www.atunes.org/ aTunes] - An audio-player written in Java
* [[Audacious]] - A Winamp clone like Beep and old XMMS versions
* [http://banshee.fm/ Banshee] - yet another GTK2 iTunes clone, yet more feature-rich and more actively developed.
* [http://www.clementine-player.org/ Clementine] - Amarok 1.4 ported to QT4
* {{App|DeaDBeeF|A light and fast music player with many features, no GNOME or KDE dependencies, supports console-only and as well GTK2-gui, comes with many plugins, and has a metadata editor|http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|deadbeef}}}}
* [[Exaile]] - A GTK2 clone of Amarok
* {{App|[[Goggles Music Manager]]|A 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]].|http://code.google.com/p/gogglesmm/|{{Pkg|gogglesmm}}}}
* [http://guayadeque.org/ Guayadeque] - A full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media framework.
* {{App|Potamus|A lightweight, intuitive GTK+ audio player with an emphasis on high audio quality|http://offog.org/code/potamus.html|{{AUR|potamus}}}}
* {{App|Pragha|A GTK+ music manager that was a fork of Consonance Music Manager|http://pragha.wikispaces.com/|{{Pkg|pragha}}}}
* [http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/ Quod Libet] - an audio player written with pygtk and gstreamer
* [[Rhythmbox]] - A GTK2 clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME
* [http://getnightingale.com/ Nightingale] - ([http://getsongbird.com/ Songbird] for linux) an open source clone of iTunes that uses Mozilla technologies as well as Gstreamer and is being developed by the team that made WinAMP
* {{App|[[wikipedia:XMMS|XMMS]]|A skinnable GTK+1 standalone media player similar to winamp.|http://legacy.xmms2.org/|{{pkg|xmms}}}}
* {{App|Qmmp| Qt-based Multimedia Player. The user interface is similar to winamp or xmms.|http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/|{{pkg|qmmp}}}}
====Text user interface players====
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:cmus|cmus]]|A very feature-rich ncurses-based music player|http://cmus.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|cmus}}}}
* {{App|cplay|A curses front-end for various audio players|http://sourceforge.net/projects/cplay/{{Linkrot|2011|09|04}}|{{AUR|cplay}}}}
* {{App|[[Moc]]|A ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, Ogg, and WAV formats|http://moc.daper.net/|{{Pkg|moc}}}}
* [http://www.luga.de/pytone/ PyTone] - An advanced music jukebox with a console interface
====Ripping from CD====
*{{App|abcde|Comprehensive command line tool for ripping audio CDs|http://lly.org/~rcw/abcde/page/|{{Pkg|abcde}}}}
==== Visualization ====
* [http://projectm.sourceforge.net/ projectM]
==== Editing ====
* [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audacity]
* [http://kwave.sourceforge.net/ Kwave]
=== Graphics and Image Manipulation ===
* [[Blender]]
* {{App|darktable|A photography workflow and RAW development application|http://www.darktable.org//|{{Pkg|darktable}}}}
* [[Dia]]
* [[Gimp]]
* [[graphicsmagick]]
* [[imagemagick]]
* [[Inkscape]]
* [[Krita]]
* {{App|mtPaint|A graphic editing program geared towards creating indexed palette images and pixel art|http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|mtpaint}}}}
* [[mypaint]]
* [[Nathive]]
* [[Shotwell]]
* [[Xara]]
===Image Viewers===
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of image viewers}}
*{{App|[[Feh]]|A fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2|http://linuxbrit.co.uk/feh/|{{Pkg|feh}}}}
*{{App|GalaPix|OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collection of image files|http://code.google.com/p/galapix/|{{AUR|galapix}}}}
*{{App|GpicView|A simple and fast image viewer for X. Made by the developers of [[LXDE]]|http://lxde.sourceforge.net/gpicview/|{{Pkg|gpicview}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:GQview|GQview]]|An image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree|http://gqview.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|gqview}}}}
*{{App|Geeqie|An image browser/viewer fork of GQview. Adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files|http://geeqie.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|geeqie}}}}
*{{App|Mirage|PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel|http://mirageiv.berlios.de|{{Pkg|mirage}}}}
*{{App|QIV|A very small and fast gdk/Imlib image viewer|http://spiegl.de/qiv/|{{Pkg|qiv}}}}
*{{App|Ristretto|A fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment|http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/ristretto|{{Pkg|ristretto}}}}
*{{App|SXIV|Simple X Image Viewer; works well with tiling window managers, uses imlib2|http://github.com/muennich/sxiv|{{AUR|sxiv}}}}
*{{App|Viewnior|Minimalistic GTK2 viewer featuring support for flip, rotate, animations and configurable mouse actions|http://xsisqox.github.com/Viewnior/about.html|{{Pkg|viewnior}}}}
*{{App|Xloadimage|The classic X image viewer|http://web.archive.org/web/19981207030422/http://world.std.com/~jimf/xloadimage.html|{{Pkg|xloadimage}}}}
*{{App|XnView|An efficient image viewer, browser and converter|http://www.xnview.com/|{{AUR|xnview}}}}
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* [[Background Setter]]
* [[eog]]
* [[GQview]]
* [[gThumb]]
* [[Quick Image Viewer]]
* [[XnView]]
* [[xv]]
* [[Picasa]]
=== E-book applications ===
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:FBReader|FBReader]]|E-book viewer. Supported formats include EPUB, FictionBook, HTML, plucker, PalmDoc, zTxt, TCR, CHM, RTF, OEB, non-DRM'ed mobipocket (mobi), and plain-text.|http://fbreader.org/|{{Pkg|fbreader}}}}
*{{App|CoolReader|E-book viewer. Supported formats include epub (non-DRM), fb2, txt, rtf, html, chm and tcr.|http://www.coolreader.org/e-index.htm|{{AUR|coolreader}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Calibre_(software)|Calibre]]|E-book library management application. Supported formats include CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ.|http://calibre-ebook.com/|{{Pkg|calibre}}}}
=== Phone ===
* [[moto4lin]]
=== Video Players===
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of video player software}}
*{{App|[[mplayer]]|Support a complete and versatile array of video/audio formats|http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html|{{Pkg|mplayer}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Kdemultimedia#Dragon Player|Dragon Player]]|A simple video player for KDE 4 developed by Ian Monroe.|http://www.dragonplayer.net/|{{Pkg|kdemultimedia-dragonplayer}}}}
*{{App|Gnome-Mplayer|A simple GTK-based GUI for [[mplayer]]|http://kdekorte.googlepages.com/gnomemplayer|{{Pkg|gnome-mplayer}}}}
*{{App|[[Parole]]|A modern media player based on the GStreamer framework|http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole/|{{AUR|parole}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:SMPlayer|SMPlayer]]|A middleweight QT frontend for mplayer with additional patches|http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|smplayer}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:VLC media player|VLC media player]]|A middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio/video formats|http://www.videolan.org/vlc/|{{Pkg|vlc}}}}
*{{App|[[Whaaw! Media Player]]|A lightweight Gstreamer-based audio/video player that can serve as a good alternative to Totem for those who do not like all those GNOME dependencies.|http://home.gna.org/whaawmp/|[[package]]}}
*{{App|Xnoise|A GTK+ media player for both audio and video with "a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features.". Uses gstreamer.|http://www.xnoise-media-player.com/|{{AUR|xnoise}}}}
=== Video Editors ===
* http://www.pitivi.org/ {{AUR|pitivi}}
* http://lives.sourceforge.net/ {{AUR|lives}}
* http://www.openmovieeditor.org/ {{Pkg|openmovieeditor}}
* [http://www.openshotvideo.com/ openshotvideo]
* http://www.avidemux.org/ {{Pkg|avidemux}}
* http://kdenlive.org/ {{Pkg|kdenlive}}
* [http://www.kinodv.org/ kinodv]
* http://cinelerra.org/ {{Pkg|cinelerra-cv}}
== Note Taking Organizers ==
*{{App|todo.txt|Manages your Todo list from the command line|http://ginatrapani.github.com/todo.txt-cli/|{{AUR|todotxt}}}}
*{{App|Taskwarrior|Another cli todo list application with support for lua customization and more|http://taskwarrior.org|Available in the community repository as "task".}}
* [[Cherrytree]] - A hierarchical note taking application [http://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/ Home page]
* {{AUR|glista}} with notes support [http://prematureoptimization.org/glista/downloads.php Home page]
* [[Gnote]] - Gnote is an experimental port of Tomboy to C++ [http://live.gnome.org/Gnote Home page]
* [[hnb]] - A program to organize many kinds of data in one place [http://hnb.sourceforge.net/ Home page] [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16630 Package]
* {{AUR|KeepNote}} A cross-platform GTK note-taking app with rich text formatting [http://keepnote.org Home page]
* [[NoteCase]] - A portable hierarchical note manager, coded in C++ using the GTK+ toolkit [http://notecase.sourceforge.net Home page]
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Org-mode|org-mode]]|An [[Emacs]] Mode for Notes, Project Planning, and Authoring|http://orgmode.org|{{AUR|emacs-org-mode}}}}
* [[Task]] - A command-line TODO list manager [http://www.beckingham.net/task.html Home page]
* [[tomboy]] - Desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix [http://www.gnome.org/projects/tomboy/ Home page]
* [[zim]] - A WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop [http://zim-wiki.org/ Home page]
==Office suites==
* [[Koffice]]->[[Calligra]] - KOffice is a free, integrated office suite for KDE, the K Desktop Environment. http://www.calligra-suite.org/
* [[LibreOffice]] - A fork of OpenOffice.org, which integrates various patches
* [[OpenOffice.org]] - An office suite http://www.OpenOffice.org/
==Word processors==
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of word processors}}
*{{App|[[Abiword]]|A full-featured word processor|http://www.abisource.com/|{{Pkg|abiword}}}}
:*{{App|Abiword Light|A lighter version of Abiword|http://www.abisource.com/|{{AUR|abiword-light}}}}
*[[LibreOffice|LibreOffice]] Writer - A full-featured word processor included in the LibreOffice suite
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Markdown|Markdown]]|A text-to-HTML conversion tool that allows you to write using a simple plain text format|http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown|{{AUR|markdown}}}}
*[[OpenOffice.org]] Writer - A full-featured word processor included in the OpenOffice.org suite
*{{App|pandoc|A swiss-army knife for converting one markup format into another (supports Markdown)|http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc|{{AUR|pandoc}}}}
*[http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/i686/ted/ Ted] - An easy GTK-based rich text processor (with footnote support) http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Txt2tags|txt2tags]]|A dead-simple, KISS-compliant lightweight, human-readable markup language to produce rich format content out of plain text files|http://txt2tags.sourceforge.net|{{AUR|txt2tags}}}}
== Spreadsheets ==
*[[gnumeric]] - A GNOME Spreadsheet Program http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric
*[[LibreOffice|Libreoffice Calc]]
*[[OpenOffice.org|OpenOffice.org Calc]] - A full-featured spreadsheet included in OpenOffice.org suite
== Security ==
* [[iptables]] - A powerful [[firewall]] built into the linux kernel that is part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netfilter netfilter] project
* [[arpwatch]] - arpwatch and arpsnmp network monitoring tools ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/
* [[DenyHosts]] - a script to help thwart ssh server attacks http://denyhosts.sourceforge.net/
* [[fail2ban]] - bans IP that makes too many password failures http://www.fail2ban.org/
* [[Sshguard]] - Same as DenyHosts and fail2ban, only lighter, simpler and written in plain C http://www.sshguard.net/
* [[etherape]] - A graphical network monitor for various OSI layers and protocols http://etherape.sourceforge.net/
* [[iptraf]] - An IP network monitor  http://iptraf.seul.org/
* [[logwatch]] - Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system http://www.logwatch.org/
* [[nessus]] -  Vulnerability scanner http://www.nessus.org
* [[nmap]] -  A command line network exploration tool and security/port scanner  http://nmap.org
* [[ntop]] -  A network traffic probe based on libcap  http://ntop.org
* [[portbunny]] -  Extremly fast CLI portscanner http://www.recurity-labs.com/portbunny/index.shtml
* [[snort]] - A lightweight network intrusion detection system http://www.snort.org
* [[swatch]] - The active log file monitoring tool http://swatch.sourceforge.net/
* [[tcpdump]] - A tool for network monitoring and data acquisition http://www.tcpdump.org
* [[vnstat]] - console-based network traffic monitor that keeps a log of network traffic http://humdi.net/vnstat/
* [[wireshark]] - A free network protocol analyzer for Unix/Linux and Windows http://www.wireshark.org/
== Time Management ==
* {{App|Calcurse|A text-based curses calendar and scheduling system|http://calcurse.org/|{{Pkg|calcurse}}}}
* {{App|Remind|A highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system|http://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind|{{Pkg|remind}}}}
* [[When]] -  A simple command line personal calendar program [http://www.lightandmatter.com/when/when.html Home page]
* {{App|etm|Event and Task Manager. A "Getting Things Done" approach handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects|http://www.duke.edu/~dgraham/ETM/|{{AUR|etm}}}}
* [[Orage]] - A GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce [http://www.xfce.org/projects/orage/ Home page]
* [[Osmo]] - A GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules. [http://clayo.org/osmo/ Home page]
* [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=21675 Rachota] - A portable time tracker for personal projects [http://rachota.sourceforge.net/en/ Home page]
* {{App|Pal|A very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces|http://palcal.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|pal}}}}
* [[Sunbird]] - The standalone Mozilla calendar application [http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird/ Home page]
* [[taskcoach]] - A simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists [http://taskcoach.sourceforge.net/ Home page] [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=6005 Package]
* {{App|Wyrd|A curses front-end to Remind|http://pessimization.com/software/wyrd/|{{Pkg|wyrd}}}}
* {{App|wxRewind|A Python text and graphical frontend to Remind|http://www.duke.edu/~dgraham/wxRemind/|{{AUR|wxremind}}}}
==Translation and Localisation==
* [[Lokalize]] - the standard [[KDE]] tool for software translation. Available in Extra. [http://userbase.kde.org/Lokalize Home page]
* [[virtaal]] - an editor for translation of both software and other text, based on Translate Toolkit. [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=21709 Available in AUR]. [http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/virtaal/index Home page]
** Supported formats: Gettext (.po and .mo), XLIFF (.xlf), TMX, TBX, WordFast TM (.txt),  Qt Linguist (.ts), Qt Phrase Book (.qph), OmegaT glossary (.tab and .utf8), ...
** Shows suggestions from [[Apertium]], Google Translate, Microsoft Translator, [[Moses]], http://open-tran.eu, Translation Memories or TM servers
* [[poedit]] - a simple Gettext/po-file translation tool. Available in Community. [http://www.poedit.net/ Home page]
* [[OmegaT]] - "the translation memory tool", a general translators tool which contains a lot of translation memory features
** Supported formats: html, MS Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument format, XLIFF/Okapi, MediaWiki, plain text, TMX, ...
** Shows suggestions from Google Translate
* [[pology]] - a set of Python tools for dealing with Gettext/po-files. See the [http://techbase.kde.org/Localization/Tools/Pology#About home page] for simple installation instructions.
** May be used to translate po-files with [[Apertium]], see http://wiki.apertium.org/wiki/Translating_gettext for instructions.
* [[Apertium]] - a free and open source rule-based machine translation platform. All released language data is [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=apertium available in AUR]. [http://apertium.org/ Home page]
** Supported formats: html, MS Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument format, TMX, some MediaWiki support, ... (use [[Pology]] or [[Virtaal]] for po-files)
** See [http://wiki.apertium.org/wiki/Main_Page the wiki] for supported languages
* [[Moses]] - a statistical machine translation tool (language data not included). [http://www.statmt.org/moses/ Home page]
== Utilities ==
===Arch Package Management===
<!--shouldn't duplicate info from [[AUR Helpers]]-->
* {{App|Aurnotify|A tool set to notify the status of your favorite packages from AUR.|To use the aurnotify desklet visit: http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/desklets.html|{{AUR|aurnotify}}}}
* {{App|pacman-color|Command-line frontend for libalpm aka pacman with color patch.|http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/|{{AUR|pacman-color}}}}
* {{App|Pacman-contrib|Utilities for use with the pacman package manager.|http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/|{{Pkg|pacman-contrib}}}}
* {{App|Pkgtools|A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages.|Which includes '''pkgfile'''; find what package owns a file. [[http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=384196 Forum topic]]|{{Pkg|pkgtools}}}}
<!--{{Warning|''Powerpill'' development has been officially discontinued: its latest version does not work with ''pacman>&#61;3.5''. See [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id&#61;115660].}}
* [[Powerpill]] A wrapper for pacman that speeds up package retrieval by using aria2c for concurrent/segmented downloads. http://xyne.archlinux.ca/old_projects/powerpill-->
* {{App|[[TuPac]]|A cached pacman implementation that boosts some pacman operations: faster searches, AND searches, aur support, colored output, system sanity check, frontend friendly and more...|http://sourceforge.net/projects/tupac|{{AUR|tupac}}}}
* {{App|[[Yaourt]]|A Pacman frontend with more features and AUR support.|http://www.archlinux.fr/yaourt-en/|{{AUR|yaourt}}}}
Also see [[AUR Helpers]].
=== Disk Usage Display Programs===
* {{App|[[ncdu]]|A simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.|http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu|{{Pkg|ncdu}}}}
* {{App|[[gt5]]|A diff-capable 'du-browser'.|http://gt5.sourceforge.net|{{AUR|gt5}}}}
* {{App|[[Baobab]]|Baobab is a C/gtk+ application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment.|http://www.marzocca.net/linux/baobab|{{AUR|Baobab}}}}
* {{App|[[Filelight]]|Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.|http://www.methylblue.com/filelight|{{Pkg|Filelight}}}}
* {{App|[[gdmap]]|Draw map of rectangles where size of rectangle relate to size of file or dir.|http://gdmap.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|gdmap}}}}
=== CD/DVD Burning Tools===
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of disc authoring software}}
* [[bashburn]] - A lightweight terminal based menu frontend for CD/DVD burning tools.
* [[brasero]] - An application to burn CDs/DVDs for the Gnome Desktop.
* {{App|cdw|Ncurses frontend to cdrecord, mkisofs, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format, xorriso.|http://cdw.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|cdw}}}}
* [[gnomebaker]] - A GTK based CD/DVD burning application.
* [[graveman]] - A GTK based CD/DVD burning application.
* [[k3b]] - A feature-rich and easy to handle CD burning application for KDE.
* [[nerolinux]] - A commercial CD/DVD burning tool (requires a valid key).
* {{App|recorder|Simple frontend to cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs with limited options and preferences|http://code.google.com/p/recorder/|{{Pkg|recorder}}}}
* [[xcdroast]] - A lightweight CD/DVD burning tool.
* {{App|Xfburn|Simple frontend to the libburnia libraries with support for CD/DVD(-RW), ISO images and BurnFree|http://www.xfce.org/projects/xfburn/|{{Pkg|xfburn}}}}
===Clipboard Managers===
* [[Anamnesis]] - stores all clipboard history (!) and offers an interface to do a full-text search. Both command line and GUI modes available [http://anamnesis.sourceforge.net/ Home page] | [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=41542 AUR package]
* [[ClipIt]] - a fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes [http://sourceforge.net/projects/gtkclipit/ Home page]
* [[Glipper]] - clipboardmanager for GNOME with more features and plugin support [http://glipper.sourceforge.net/ Home page]
* [[klipper]] - full featured clipboardmanager for KDE (kdebase-workspace package) [http://userbase.kde.org/Klipper]
* [[Parcellite]] - a lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager [http://parcellite.sourceforge.net/ Home page]
=== Compression Tools ===
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of file archivers}}
* {{App|[[atool]]|A script for managing file archives of various types|http://www.nongnu.org/atool/|{{Pkg|atool}}}}
* {{App|[[p7zip]]|A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux.|http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|p7zip}}}}
* {{App|[[Ark]]|Archiving Tool for KDE4.|http://kde.org/applications/utilities/ark/|{{Pkg|kdeutils-ark}}}}
* {{App|[[File Roller]]|The default archive manager for GNOME.|http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|file-roller}}}}
* {{App|[[Peazip]]|Open source file and archive manager|http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html|{{AUR|peazip}}}}
* {{App|[[Squeeze]]|A featherweight front-end for command line archiving tools.|http://squeeze.xfce.org/|{{AUR|squeeze}}}}
* {{App|[[Xarchive]]|A GTK+ 2 front-end for various command line archiving tools.|http://xarchive.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|xarchive}}}}
* {{App|[[Xarchiver]]|A lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+ 2.|http://xarchiver.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|xarchiver}}}}
* {{App|[[p7zip]]|A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. Includes 7zFM as GUI. |http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|p7zip}}}}
* {{App|[[Bitcoin]]|A tool to manage bitcoins, a p2p currency.|Official website : http://bitcoin.org/|{{AUR|bitcoin}}}}
=== File Managers ===
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of file managers}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Midnight commander|Midnight Commander]]|A console-based, dual-paned, file manager|http://www.midnight-commander.org|{{Pkg|mc}}}}
*{{App|[[Ranger]]|A console based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features|http://nongnu.org/ranger|{{Pkg|ranger}}}}
* {{App|[[Vifm]]|A ncurses based two-pane file manager with vi like keybindings|http://vifm.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|vifm}}}}
* {{App|[[Dolphin]]|Default file manager for KDE 4.|http://dolphin.kde.org/|{{Pkg|kdebase-dolphin}}}}
* {{App|[[emelFM2]]|A file manager that implements the popular two-panel design|http://emelfm2.net/|{{Pkg|emelfm2}}}}
* {{App|[[Konqueror]]|File manager for KDE.|http://www.konqueror.org/|{{Pkg|kdebase-konqueror}}}}
* {{App|[[Krusader]]|Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE|http://www.krusader.org/|{{Pkg|krusader}}}}
* {{App|[[Nautilus]]|Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts|http://projects.gnome.org/nautilus/|{{Pkg|nautilus}}}}
* {{App|[[PCManFM]]|A lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background|http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|pcmanfm}}}}
* {{App|[[qtfm]]|A small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.|http://www.qtfm.org/|{{Pkg|qtfm}}}}
* {{App|[[ROX-Filer]]|A small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels|http://rox.sourceforge.net|{{Pkg|rox}}}}
* {{App|[[Sunflower]]|Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins.|http://code.google.com/p/sunflower-fm/|{{AUR|sunflower}}}}
* {{App|[[Thunar]]|Can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times. Features support for customizable actions|http://thunar.xfce.org/index.html|{{Pkg|thunar}}}}
* {{App|[[tuxcmd]]|Windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers|http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/description.php|{{Pkg|tuxcmd}}}}
* {{App|[[Xfe]]|A MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X|http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/index.php/|{{Pkg|xfe}}}}
=== Merge tools ===
* [[diffuse]]: http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/
* ediff: part of [[Emacs|emacs]]
* [[kdiff]]: http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/
* [[kompare]]: http://kde.org/applications/development/kompare
* [[meld]]: http://meld.sourceforge.net
* [[Vim#Merging_Files_.28Vimdiff.29|vimdiff]]
=== Taskbars ===
* {{App|[[Avant Window Navigator]]|A lightweight dock which sits at the bottom of the screen.|http://wiki.awn-project.org/|{{Pkg|avant-window-navigator}}}}
* {{App|[[Bmpanel]]|A lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for the X11 system|http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel/|{{Pkg|bmpanel}}}}
* {{App|[[Cairo-Dock]]|A highly customizable dock/laucher.|http://www.glx-dock.org/|{{AUR|cairo-dock}}}}
* {{App|[[Docker]]|A docking application which acts as a system tray.|http://icculus.org/openbox/2/docker/|{{Pkg|docker}}}}
* {{App|[[fbpanel]]|Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.|http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|fbpanel}}}}
* {{App|[[LXPanel]]|Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE DE.|http://lxde.org/|{{AUR|lxpanel}}}}
* {{App|pancake|A highly configurable, modular panel for X|http://www.failedprojects.de/pancake/|{{AUR|pancake}}}}
* {{App|[[PyPanel]]|Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.|http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|pypanel}}}}
* {{App|qtpanel|A project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt|https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id&#61;117528|{{AUR|qtpanel-git}}}}
* {{App|[[Stalonetray]]|A stand-alone system tray.|http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|stalonetray}}}}
* {{App|[[Tint2]]|Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.|http://code.google.com/p/tint2/|{{Pkg|tint2}}}}
* {{App|[[Trayer]]|Swallows GTK 1.2/2.x application docklets, and KDE docklets.|https://gna.org/projects/fvwm-crystal/|{{Pkg|trayer}}}}
* {{App|[[Xfce4panel]]|Default [[Xfce]] panel|http://www.xfce.org/projects/xfce4-panel/|{{Pkg|xfce4-panel}}}}
==Window managers and desktop environments==
*[[Desktop Environment#List of desktop environments|List of desktop environments]]
*[[Window Manager#List of window managers|List of window managers]]
===Login managers===
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*{{App|[[CDM]]|An ultra-minimalistic, yet full-featured login manager written in bash|http://cdm.ghost1227.com/|{{AUR|cdm}}}}
*{{App|[[SLiM]]|A lightweight and elegant graphical login solution|http://slim.berlios.de/|{{Pkg|slim}}}}
*{{App|[[Qingy]]|An ultralight and very configurable graphical login independent on X Windows|http://qingy.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|qingy}}}}
== System Monitoring ==
*[[adesklet-systemmonitor]] - Modular stackable system monitors for adesklets http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/desklets.html
*{{App|[[Conky]]|A lightweight, scriptable system monitor|http://conky.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|conky}}}}
*[[gkrellm]] - Simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK2; many plug-ins are available on AUR. http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Htop|Htop]]|A simple, ncurses interactive process viewer|http://htop.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|htop}}}}
*{{App|LXTask|A lightweight task manager for [[LXDE]]|http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask|{{Pkg|lxtask}}}}
== Terminal emulators ==
{{Wikipedia|List of terminal emulators}}
* [[Wikipedia:aterm|aterm]] - An xterm replacement with transparency support http://aterm.sourceforge.net/
* Eterm ([[Enlightenment]], derived from rxvt)
*[http://www.calno.com/evilvte/ evilvte] (The name apparently is a reference to [[Evilwm|evilwm]], although the two projects do not appear to be related.) (VTE)
* [[gnome-terminal]] - [[GNOME]] default (standalone) terminal with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency (VTE)
* [[guake]] - A a drop-down terminal for Gnome Desktop Environment. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15547
* [[Wikipedia:Konsole|konsole]] - [[KDE]]'s default terminal
* [[lxterminal]] - VTE-based terminal emulator and c part of the LXDE DE. http://lxde.org/
* {{App|[[LilyTerm]]|A light and easy to use libvte based X Terminal Emulator|http://lilyterm.luna.com.tw/|{{Pkg|lilyterm}}}}
* [[mrxvt]] - Tabbed X terminal emulator based on rxvt code http://materm.sourceforge.net/index.html
*[http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=36730 mt] written as nice light-er-weight replacement for sakura (the binary is one third the size), keeping most of the functionality, except settings are defined during compilation, and removes some stupid features. (VTE)
* {{App|ROXTerm|A tabbed, VTE-based terminal emulator with a small footprint|http://rox.sourceforge.net|{{Pkg|roxterm}}}}
* [[Wikipedia:Rxvt|rxvt]] {{AUR|rxvt}}
*{{App|[[urxvt]]|A highly extendable unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator featuring tabbing, url launching, quake-style dropdown, pseudo-transparency, and is extensible with perl|http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/rxvt-unicode|{{Pkg|rxvt-unicode}}}}
*{{App|Sakura|A terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE|http://www.pleyades.net/david/sakura.php|{{Pkg|sakura}}}}
*{{App|[[Stjerm]]|is a GTK+-based drop-down terminal emulator. Stjerm sets itself apart from similar programs by providing a minimalistic interface combined with a small file size, lightweight memory usage and easy integration with composite window managers such as Compiz. |http://code.google.com/p/stjerm-terminal-emulator/downloads/list|}}
* [[terminal]] - Xfce default terminal with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface http://www.xfce.org/projects/terminal/ (VTE)
* [[terminator]] - A terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panes
* [[Termit]] http://wiki.github.com/nonstop/termit/
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Tilda (software)|Tilda]]|A Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life (to name a few), where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop until a key is pressed|http://sourceforge.net/projects/tilda/files/|{{Pkg|tilda}}}}
*{{App|[[Xterm]]|A terminal emulator for the X Window System|http://invisible-island.net/xterm/|{{Pkg|xterm}}}}
* [[yakuake]] - A drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology http://extragear.kde.org/apps/yakuake/
==Text editors==
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{{Wikipedia|Comparison of text editors}}
*{{App|[[Emacs|GNU Emacs]]|The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons|http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/|{{Pkg|emacs}}}}
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*{{App|[[nano]]|A console text editor based on pico with on-screen key binding help|http://www.nano-editor.org/|{{Pkg|nano}}}}
*{{App|[[Vim]]|Vi IMproved|http://www.vim.org/|{{Pkg|vim}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Acme (text editor)|Acme]]|A minimalist and flexible programming environment by Rob Pike|http://acme.cat-v.org|{{Pkg|plan9port}}}}
*{{App|[[Beaver]]|An Early AdVanced EditoR|http://www.nongnu.org/beaver/|{{Pkg|beaver}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Bluefish (text editor)|Bluefish]]|GTK editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins|http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/|{{Pkg|bluefish}}}}
*{{App|Cssed|GTK2 based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor|http://cssed.sourceforge.net/|[[package]]}}
*{{App|Edile|A PyGTK code/scripting editor implemented in one file|http://edile.googlecode.com|{{AUR|edile}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Geany|Geany]]|A text editor using the GTK+ 2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment|http://www.geany.org|{{Pkg|geany}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Gedit|Gedit]]|Part of the GNOME desktop, but has minimal dependencies: a GTK2 editor with syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, matching brackets, etc., and a number of add-ons to increase functionality|http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/|{{Pkg|gedit}}}}
*{{App|[[gVim]]|Vi IMproved|http://www.vim.org/|{{Pkg|gvim}}}}
*{{App|[[Kate]]|The KDE Advanced Text Editor. A full-featured programmer's editor, with MDI and a filesystem browser|[[project]]|[[package]]}}
*{{App|[[KWrite]]|(part of the KDE desktop) A lightweight text editor with syntax highlighting.|[[project]]|{{Pkg|kwrite}}}}
*{{App|[[Leafpad]]|A notepad clone for GTK+ 2.x that emphasizes simplicity|http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/|{{Pkg|leafpad}}}}
*{{App|medit|medit is a programming and around-programming text editor|http://mooedit.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|medit}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:PyRoom|PyRoom]]|A great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom|http://pyroom.org/|{{AUR|pyroom}}}}
*{{App|[[Wikipedia:Sam (text editor)|Sam]]|A graphical text editor by Rob Pike (still used by Ken Thompson and others)|http://sam.cat-v.org|{{Pkg|plan9port}} or {{Pkg|9base}}}}
*{{App|[[Scite]]|A generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs|http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html|{{Pkg|scite}}}}
*{{App|[[Tea]]|a QT based feature rich text editor|[[project]]|{{Pkg|tea}}}}
== OCR tools ==
There are several steps to the whole OCR process, the actual OCR engine is only part of this:
# scanning
# document layout analysis
# optical character recognition
# post-processing (formatting, PDF creation)
=== OCR Engines ===
* [[CuneiForm]] is a 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. Available from [[pacman]]/community.  https://launchpad.net/cuneiform-linux
* [[GOCR]]/JOCR (http://jocr.sourceforge.net/) is an OCR engine which also supports barcode recognition. Available from [[pacman]]/extra as "gocr". http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/
* [[Ocrad]] is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program based on a feature extraction method. Available from [[pacman]]/extra. http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/
* [[Tesseract]] is "probably one of the most accurate open source OCR engines available". Available from [[pacman]]/community. http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/
=== Layout analysers and user interfaces ===
* [[gscan2pdf]] scans, runs Tesseract and creates a PDF all in one go
* [[Kooka]] is a scanner GUI for KDE which supports the OCR engines [[GOCR]], [[Ocrad]] or [[KADMOS]]. Used to be part of kdegraphics4, but dropped out due to lack of development. http://kooka.kde.org/{{Linkrot|2011|09|03}}
* [[OCRFeeder]] is a 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. Available from [[AUR]]. http://live.gnome.org/OCRFeeder
* [[OCRopus]] is an OCR ''platform'', modules exist for document layout analysis, OCR engines (it can use Tesseract or its own engine), natural language modelling, etc. Available from [[AUR]]. http://code.google.com/p/ocropus/
* [[YAGF]] is a graphical interface for the [[CuneiForm]] text recognition program on the Linux platform. Available from community repository.  http://symmetrica.net/cuneiform-linux/yagf-en.html
==Application Launchers==
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*{{App|Fehlstart|A small application launcher written in c99|https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=122009/|{{AUR|fehlstart-git}}}}
*{{App|Adeskbar|An easy, simple, unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox|https://launchpad.net/adeskbar|{{AUR|adeskbar}}}}
*[[Netbook Games]]
==See also==
*[[Scientific Applications]]
*[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=88515 Arch Linux Forums / LnF Awards 2010] - The best Light & Fast apps of 2010.
*[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=111878 Arch Linux Forums / LnF Awards 2011] - The best Light & Fast apps of 2011.
*http://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives - Windows and OS X Software Alternatives
*http://alternativeto.net/ - find alternatives to popular programs
*http://www.linuxalt.com/ - Linux equivalents of Windows software
*http://lin-app.com/ - on-line information service of various commercial applications and games for Linux

Latest revision as of 21:09, 9 November 2018

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



Network connection

Network managers

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Notes: There's a dedicated article. (Discuss in Talk:List of applications#)
  • 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
  • dhclient — DHCP client from the Internet Systems Consortium.
https://www.isc.org/downloads/dhcp/ || dhclient
  • 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 || CLI: networkmanager, GUI: network-manager-applet
  • 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 ncurses and GTK+ interfaces.
https://launchpad.net/wicd || CLI: wicd, GUI: wicd-gtk
  • 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
  • wpa-cute — Is a graphical Qt wpa_supplicant front end to manage your wireless profiles only. It offer to change and add profiles or scan for networks and connect to them by WPS.
https://github.com/loh-tar/wpa-cute || wpa-cuteAUR

See also Network configuration#Network managers.

VPN clients

  • Bitmask — Secured and encrypted communication using various service providers
https://bitmask.net/ || bitmaskAUR
  • Libreswan — A free software implementation of the most widely supported and standarized VPN protocol based on ("IPsec") and the Internet Key Exchange ("IKE").
https://libreswan.org/ || libreswanAUR
  • NetworkManager — Supports a variety of protocols (e.g. MS, Cisco, Fortinet) via a plugin system.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager/VPN || networkmanager
http://www.infradead.org/openconnect/ || openconnect
https://www.openswan.org/ || openswanAUR
  • OpenVPN — To connect to OpenVPN VPNs.
https://openvpn.net/ || openvpn
  • PPTP Client — To connect to PPTP VPNs, like Microsoft VPNs (MPPE). (insecure)
http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/ || pptpclient
https://www.strongswan.org/ || strongswan
  • tinc — tinc is a free VPN daemon.
https://www.tinc-vpn.org/ || tinc
  • Vpnc — To connect to Cisco 3000 VPN Concentrators.
https://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/vpnc/ || vpnc
  • WireGuard — Next generation secure network tunnel.
https://www.wireguard.com/ || wireguard-tools

Proxy servers

  • Dante — SOCKS server and SOCKS client, implementing RFC 1928 and related standards.
https://www.inet.no/dante/ || dante
  • Privoxy — Non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.
https://www.privoxy.org/ || privoxy
  • Project V — Project V is a set of tools to help you build your own privacy network over internet.
https://www.v2ray.com/en/ || v2ray
  • Shadowsocks — Secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic.
https://www.shadowsocks.org/en/index.html || Python: shadowsocks, C: shadowsocks-libev, Qt: shadowsocks-qt5
  • Squid — Caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more.
http://www.squid-cache.org/ || squid
  • Tinyproxy — Lightweight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon.
https://tinyproxy.github.io/ || tinyproxy
  • Trojan — An unidentifiable mechanism that helps you bypass GFW.
https://trojan-gfw.github.io/trojan/ || trojan
  • Varnish — High-performance HTTP accelerator.
https://varnish-cache.org/ || varnish
  • Ziproxy — Forwarding (non-caching) compressing HTTP proxy server.
http://ziproxy.sourceforge.net/ || ziproxy

Anonymizing networks

  • Freenet — An encrypted network without censorship.
https://freenetproject.org/ || freenetAUR
  • GNUnet — Framework for secure peer-to-peer networking.
https://gnunet.org/ || CLI: gnunet, GUI: gnunet-gtk
  • I2P — Distributed anonymous network.
https://geti2p.net/ || i2pAUR
  • Lantern — Peer-to-peer internet censorship circumvention software.
https://getlantern.org/ || lantern-binAUR
  • Tor — Anonymizing overlay network.
https://www.torproject.org/ || tor

Web browsers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of web browsers.


  • ELinks — Advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser with mouse wheel scroll support (Links fork, barely supported since 2009).
http://elinks.or.cz/ || elinks
  • Links — Graphics and text mode web browser. Includes a console version similar to Lynx.
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



See also Wikipedia:Gecko (software).

  • 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
  • Waterfox — Optimized fork of Mozilla Firefox, without data collection and allowing unsigned extensions and NPAPI plugins.
https://www.waterfoxproject.org/ || waterfox-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

See also Wikipedia:Blink (web engine).

  • Chromium — Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome.
https://www.chromium.org/ || chromium
Privacy-focused chromium spin-offs
  • 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
  • Ungoogled Chromium — Modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency
https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium || ungoogled-chromiumAUR
Proprietary chromium spin-offs
https://www.google.com/chrome/ || google-chromeAUR
  • 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
  • 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
  • Crusta — Blazingly fast full feature web browser with unique features.
http://crustabrowser.com/ || crustaAUR
  • Dooble — Colorful Web browser.
https://textbrowser.github.io/dooble/ || doobleAUR
  • Eric — QtWebEngine-based HTML browser, part of the eric6 development toolset, can be launched with the eric6_browser command.
https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/ || eric
  • Falkon — Web browser based on QtWebEngine, written in Qt framework.
https://falkon.org/ || falkon
  • 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
  • Qt WebBrowser — Browser for embedded devices developed using the capabilities of Qt and Qt WebEngine.
http://doc.qt.io/QtWebBrowser/ || qtwebbrowserAUR
  • qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and QtWebEngine.
https://qutebrowser.org/ || qutebrowser
Browsers based on electron/muon
  • Beaker — Peer-to-peer web browser with tools to create and host websites. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/beakerbrowser/beaker || beaker-browserAUR
  • Brave — Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. Based on the Muon platform (fork of Electron).
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

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://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Eolie || eolie
  • 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/git/lariza/ || larizaAUR
  • Luakit — Fast, small, webkit based browser framework extensible by Lua.
https://luakit.github.io/ || luakitAUR
  • Midori — Lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit.
http://midori-browser.org/ || midori
  • Next — Keyboard-oriented, infinitely extensible browser.
https://next.atlas.engineer/ || next-browser-gitAUR
  • Poseidon — Fast, minimal and lightweight browser, written in Python.
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).
https://surf.suckless.org/ || surf
  • Surfer — Simple keyboard based web browser, written in C.
https://github.com/nihilowy/surfer || surferAUR
  • Uzbl — Group of web interface tools which adhere to the Unix philosophy.
http://uzbl.org/ || uzbl-browserAUR
  • Vimb — A Vim-like web browser that is inspired by Pentadactyl and Vimprobable.
https://fanglingsu.github.io/vimb/ || vimbAUR
Browsers based on qt5-webkit
  • Eric — QtWebKit-based HTML browser, part of the eric6 development toolset, can be launched with the eric6_webbrowser command.
https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/ || eric
  • 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.
https://otter-browser.org/ || otter-browserAUR
  • qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 with QtWebKit as an available backend.
https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser || qutebrowser
  • smtube — Application that allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos.
https://www.smtube.org/ || smtube
  • WCGBrowser — A web browser for kiosk systems.
http://www.alandmoore.com/wcgbrowser/wcgbrowser.html || wcgbrowser-gitAUR
  • Dillo — Small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK. Uses its own layout engine.
http://dillo.org/ || dillo
  • Links — Graphics and text mode web browser. Includes a graphical X-window/framebuffer version with CSS, image rendering, pull-down menus. It can be launched with the xlinks -g command.
http://links.twibright.com/ || links
  • 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 or palemoon-binAUR

Web servers

A web server serves HTML web pages and other files via HTTP to clients like web browsers. The major web servers can be interfaced with programs to serve dynamic content (web applications).

See also Category:Web server and Wikipedia:Comparison of web server software.

  • Apache — A high performance Unix-based HTTP server.
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd || apache
  • Caddy — HTTP/2 web server with automatic HTTPS.
https://caddyserver.com/ || caddyAUR
  • Hiawatha — Secure and advanced web server.
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
  • sthttpd — Supported fork of the thttpd web server.
https://github.com/blueness/sthttpd || sthttpd
  • yaws — Web server/framework written in Erlang.
http://yaws.hyber.org/ || yaws

Static web servers

  • darkhttpd — A small and secure static web server, written in C, does not support HTTPS or Auth.
https://unix4lyfe.org/darkhttpd/ || darkhttpd
  • KatWeb — A lightweight static web server and reverse proxy, written in Go, designed for the modern web.
https://github.com/kittyhacker101/KatWeb || katwebAUR
  • quark — An extremly small and simple http get-only web server. It only serves static pages on a single host.
http://tools.suckless.org/quark/ || quark-gitAUR
  • serve — Static file serving and directory listing.
https://github.com/zeit/serve || nodejs-serveAUR
  • servy — A tiny little web server, single binary, written in Rust.
https://github.com/zethra/servy || servyAUR
  • Webfs — Simple and instant web server for mostly static content.
http://linux.bytesex.org/misc/webfs.html || webfs

The Python standard library module http.server can also be used from the command-line.

Specialized web servers

  • Mongoose — Embedded web server library, supports WebSocket and MQTT.
https://github.com/cesanta/mongoose || mongooseAUR
  • webhook — Small server for creating HTTP endpoints (hooks)
https://github.com/adnanh/webhook || webhookAUR
  • Woof — An ad-hoc single file webserver; Web Offer One File.
http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/woof.html || woofAUR

WSGI servers

  • Gunicorn — A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX.
https://gunicorn.org/ || gunicorn, python2-gunicorn
  • uWSGI — A fast, self-healing and developer/sysadmin-friendly application container server written in C.
https://uwsgi-docs.readthedocs.io/ || uwsgi
  • Waitress — A WSGI server for Python 2 and 3.
https://github.com/Pylons/waitress || python-waitress, python2-waitress

Apache also supports WSGI with mod_wsgi.

Performance testing

  • http_load — A webserver performance testing tool, runs in a single process.
http://www.acme.com/software/http_load/ || http_loadAUR
  • httperf — Can generate various HTTP workloads, written in C.
https://github.com/httperf/httperf || httperfAUR
  • vegeta — HTTP load testing tool, written in Go.
https://github.com/tsenart/vegeta || vegeta
  • Web Bench — Benchmarking tool, uses fork() for simulating multiple clients.
http://home.tiscali.cz/~cz210552/webbench.html || webbenchAUR

File sharing

Download managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of download managers.

  • aria2 — Lightweight download utility that supports HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. It can run as a daemon controlled via a built-in JSON-RPC or XML-RPC interface.
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
  • mps-youtube — Terminal based YouTube jukebox with playlist management. Plays audio/video through mplayer/mpv.
https://github.com/mps-youtube/mps-youtube || mps-youtube
  • Plowshare — A set of command-line tools designed for managing file-sharing websites (aka Hosters).
https://github.com/mcrapet/plowshare || plowshare
  • RTMPDump — Download FLV videos through RTMP (Adobe's proprietary protocol for Flash video players)
http://rtmpdump.mplayerhq.hu/ || rtmpdump
  • snarf — Command-line URL retrieval tool. Supports HTTP and FTP.
http://www.xach.com/snarf/ || snarf
  • Streamlink — Launch streams from various streaming services in a custom video player or save them to a file.
https://streamlink.github.io/ || streamlink
  • Streamripper — Records and splits streaming mp3 into tracks.
http://streamripper.sourceforge.net/ || streamripper
  • You-Get — Download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web.
https://you-get.org/ || you-get
  • youtube-dl — Download videos from YouTube and many other web sites.
https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ || youtube-dl
  • youtube-viewer — Command line utility for viewing YouTube videos.
https://github.com/trizen/youtube-viewer || youtube-viewer
  • Wget — A network utility to retrieve files from the Web. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/ || wget
  • ClipGrab — Downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo and many other online video sites.
https://clipgrab.org/ || clipgrab
  • FatRat — Qt based download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || fatrat-gitAUR
  • FreeRapid — Java-based downloader that supports downloading from file-sharing services.
http://wordrider.net/freerapid/ || freerapidAUR
  • FrostWire — Easy to use cloud downloader, BitTorrent client and media player.
http://www.frostwire.com/ || frostwireAUR
  • gtk-youtube-viewer — GTK+ utility for viewing YouTube videos.
https://github.com/trizen/youtube-viewer || youtube-viewer + gtk2-perl + perl-file-sharedir
  • Gwget — Download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://projects.gnome.org/gwget/ || gwget
  • Gydl — GUI wrapper around the already existing youtube-dl program to download content from sites like YouTube.
https://github.com/JannikHv/gydl || gydl-gitAUR
  • JDownloader — Java-based downloader for one-click hosting sites.
http://jdownloader.org/ || jdownloader2AUR
  • KGet — Download manager for KDE. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. Part of kdenetwork.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/kget/ || kget
  • Persepolis — Graphical front-end for aria2 download manager with lots of features. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://persepolisdm.github.io/ || persepolisAUR
  • pyLoad — Downloader written in Python and designed to be extremely lightweight, easily extensible and fully manageable via web.
https://pyload.net/ || pyloadAUR[broken link: package not found]
  • Steadyflow — Simple download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://launchpad.net/steadyflow || steadyflow
  • Streamtuner2 — Internet radio station and video browser. It simply lists stations in categories from different directories and launches your preferred media apps for playback.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/streamtuner2/ || streamtuner2AUR
  • uGet — GTK+ download manager featuring download classification and HTML import. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Metalink, YouTube and Mega.
http://ugetdm.com/ || uget
  • Xtreme Download Manager — Powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%. Supports HTTP and FTP. Video grabber works in a general way and is not limited to certain websites.
http://xdman.sourceforge.net/ || xdmanAUR

Cloud storage servers

  • Cozy — A personal cloud you can hack, host and delete.
https://cozy.io/ || cozy-stack
  • 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 — CLI for Amazon Web Services, including efficient file transfers to and from Amazon S3.
https://aws.amazon.com/cli/ || aws-cli
  • Backblaze B2 — Backblaze B2 open-source command-line client.
https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage.html || backblaze-b2AUR
  • CloudCross — Synchronize local files and folders with many cloud providers. Mail.ru Cloud, Yandex Disk, Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox support is available.
https://cloudcross.mastersoft24.ru/ || cloudcrossAUR
  • Cozy Drive — Desktop client for Cozy.
https://cozy-labs.github.io/cozy-desktop/ || cozy-desktop
  • drive — Tiny program to pull or push Google Drive files.
https://github.com/odeke-em/drive || drive-binAUR
  • DriveSync — Command line utility that synchronizes your Google Drive files with a local folder on your machine.
https://github.com/MStadlmeier/drivesync || drivesyncAUR
  • Dropbox — Proprietary desktop client for Dropbox.
https://www.dropbox.com/ || dropboxAUR
  • gdrive — Command line utility for interacting with Google Drive.
https://github.com/prasmussen/gdrive || gdriveAUR
  • Grive — Google Drive client with support for new Drive REST API and partial sync.
https://github.com/vitalif/grive2 || griveAUR
  • hubiC — Proprietary synchronization client service and command line tools for hubiC.
https://hubic.com/en/downloads || hubicAUR
  • Insync — Unofficial proprietary Google Drive desktop client.
https://www.insynchq.com/ || insyncAUR
  • Mail.ru Cloud — Proprietary client for Mail.ru Cloud storage service.
https://cloud.mail.ru/ || mailru-cloudAUR
  • Mega Sync Client — Desktop client to sync files with Mega.
https://mega.nz/ || megasyncAUR
  • Megatools — Unofficial CLI for Mega.
https://megatools.megous.com/ || megatoolsAUR
  • Nextcloud Client — Desktop client for Nextcloud.
https://nextcloud.com/ || nextcloud-client
  • Nutstore — Desktop client for Nutstore.
https://www.jianguoyun.com/ || nutstoreAUR
  • OneDrive — Unofficial CLI for OneDrive.
https://skilion.github.io/onedrive/ || onedriveAUR
  • ownCloud Desktop Client — Desktop syncing client for ownCloud.
https://owncloud.com/client/ || owncloud-client
  • pCloud Drive — Proprietary desktop syncing client for pCloud. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.pcloud.com/download-free-online-cloud-file-storage.html || pcloud-driveAUR
  • PydioSync — Desktop client for Pydio.
https://pydio.com/ || pydio-syncAUR
  • S3cmd — Unofficial CLI for Amazon S3.
http://s3tools.org/s3cmd || s3cmd
  • Seafile Client — GUI client for Seafile.
https://www.seafile.com/ || seafile-clientAUR
  • SpiderOak One — Proprietary client for SpiderOak One.
https://spideroak.com/ || spideroak-oneAUR
  • Tresorit — Proprietary desktop syncing client for Tresorit.
https://tresorit.com/download || tresoritAUR
https://disk.yandex.ru/ || yandex-diskAUR


FTP clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of FTP client software.

  • 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
  • ftp — Simple ftp client provided by GNU Inetutils
https://www.gnu.org/software/inetutils/manual/inetutils.html#ftp-invocation || inetutils
  • ncftp — A set of free application programs implementing FTP.
http://www.ncftp.com/ || ncftp
  • 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.

FTP servers

See also Wikipedia:List of FTP server software.

  • bftpd — Small, easy-to-configure FTP server
http://bftpd.sourceforge.net/ || bftpd
  • chezdav — WebDAV server that allows to share a particular directory.
https://wiki.gnome.org/phodav || phodav
  • ftpd — Simple ftp server provided by GNU Inetutils
https://www.gnu.org/software/inetutils/manual/inetutils.html#ftpd-invocation || inetutils
  • 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
  • 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
  • vsftpd — Lightweight, stable and secure FTP server for UNIX-like systems.
https://security.appspot.com/vsftpd.html || vsftpd

BitTorrent clients

Some download managers are also able to connect to the BitTorrent network: Aria2, LFTP, FatRat, FrostWire, KGet, MLDonkey, uGet.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of BitTorrent clients.

  • btpd — The BitTorrent Protocol Daemon.
https://github.com/btpd/btpd || btpdAUR
  • Ctorrent — CTorrent is a BitTorrent client implemented in C++ to be lightweight and quick.
http://www.rahul.net/dholmes/ctorrent/ || enhanced-ctorrentAUR
  • peerflix — Streaming torrent client for node.js.
https://github.com/mafintosh/peerflix || peerflixAUR
  • rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client. Requires libtorrent backend.
https://rakshasa.github.io/rtorrent/ || rtorrent
  • Transmission CLI — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version and multiple front-ends. This package includes backend, daemon, command-line interface, and a Web UI interface.
https://transmissionbt.com/ || transmission-cli
  • Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in PyGTK that can run as a daemon.
https://deluge-torrent.org/ || deluge
  • Fragments — Easy to use BitTorrent client which follows the GNOME HIG and includes well thought-out features.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/haecker-felix/Fragments || fragments
  • Ktorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/ktorrent/ || ktorrent
  • Powder Player — Hybrid between a streaming BitTorrent client and a player. Based on the Electron platform.
https://powder.media/ || powder-player-binAUR
  • qBittorrent — Open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent.
https://www.qbittorrent.org/ || qbittorrent or qbittorrent-nox
  • Torrential — Simple torrent client for elementary OS.
https://github.com/davidmhewitt/torrential || torrentialAUR
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version and multiple front-ends.
https://transmissionbt.com/ || GTK+: transmission-gtk, Qt: transmission-qt
  • Transmission Remote — GTK+ client for remote management of the Transmission BitTorrent client, using its HTTP RPC protocol.
https://github.com/transmission-remote-gtk/transmission-remote-gtk || transmission-remote-gtk
  • Tribler — 4th generation file sharing system BitTorrent client.
https://www.tribler.org || tribler
  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus).
https://www.vuze.com/ || vuzeAUR
  • WebTorrent Desktop — Streaming BitTorrent application. Based on the Electron platform.
https://webtorrent.io/desktop/ || webtorrent-desktopAUR

Other P2P networks

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file-sharing applications.

  • aMule — Well-known eDonkey/Kad client with a daemon version and GTK+, web, and CLI front-ends.
http://www.amule.org/ || amule
  • EiskaltDC++ — Direct Connect and ADC client.
https://github.com/eiskaltdcpp/eiskaltdcpp || GTK+: eiskaltdcpp-gtkAUR, Qt: eiskaltdcpp-qtAUR
  • gtk-gnutella — GTK+ server/client for the Gnutella peer-to-peer network.
http://gtk-gnutella.sourceforge.net/ || gtk-gnutellaAUR
  • KaMule — KDE graphical front-end for aMule.
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=150270 || kamuleAUR
  • LBRY — Browser and wallet for LBRY, the decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Based on the Electron platform.
https://lbry.io/ || lbry-app-binAUR
  • MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client that supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Direct Connect, eDonkey and FastTrack.
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || mldonkey
  • ncdc — Modern and lightweight Direct Connect and ADC client with a friendly ncurses interface.
https://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdc || ncdcAUR
  • Nicotine+ — A graphical client for the Soulseek P2P network.
https://www.nicotine-plus.org/ || nicotine+
  • Valknut — Direct Connect client (like DC++) with segmented downloading.
http://wxdcgui.sourceforge.net/ || valknutAUR

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
  • pbpst — A small tool to interact with pb instances (eg ptpb.pw).
https://github.com/HalosGhost/pbpst || pbpst
https://github.com/seejohnrun/haste-client || ruby-hasteAUR
  • Uppity — The pastebin client with an attitude.
https://github.com/Kiwi/Uppity || uppity-gitAUR
http://wgetpaste.zlin.dk/ || wgetpaste


Email clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of email clients

  • aerc — Work in progress asynchronous email client.
https://github.com/SirCmpwn/aerc || aerc-gitAUR
  • alot — An experimental terminal MUA based on notmuch mail. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit.
https://github.com/pazz/alot || alot
  • 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 || mu
  • Mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
http://www.mutt.org/ || mutt
  • NeoMutt — Command line mail reader (or MUA). It's a fork of Mutt with added features.
https://www.neomutt.org/ || neomutt
  • nmh — A modular mail handling system.
http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/ || nmhAUR
  • notmuch — A fast mail indexer built on top of xapian.
http://notmuchmail.org/ || notmuch
  • 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
  • Balsa — Simple and light email client for GNOME.
https://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/ || balsa
  • Claws Mail — Lightweight GTK-based email client and news reader.
https://www.claws-mail.org/ || claws-mail
  • email-securely-app — Unofficial desktop app for several end-to-end encrypted email providers (like ProtonMail, Tutanota). Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/vladimiry/email-securely-app || email-securely-app-binAUR
  • 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
  • Gnubiff — Mail notification program that checks for mail and displays headers when new mail has arrived.
http://gnubiff.sourceforge.net/ || gnubiff
  • Inboxer — Unofficial, free and open-source Google Inbox desktop app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://denysdovhan.com/inboxer/ || inboxerAUR
  • Kmail — Mature and feature-rich email client. Part of kdepim.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/kmail/ || kmail
  • Kube — Modern communication and collaboration client built with QtQuick.
https://kube.kde.org/ || kube
  • Mailnag — Extensible mail notification daemon.
https://github.com/pulb/mailnag || mailnag
  • MailspringProprietary fork of Nylas Mail by one of the original authors.
https://getmailspring.com/ || mailspringAUR
  • Nylas Mail — Extensible desktop mail app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.nylas.com/nylas-mail/ || nylas-mail-lives-binAUR
  • openWMail — The missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox. Based on the Electron platform.
https://openwmail.github.io/ || openwmailAUR
  • QGmailNotifier — Portable Qt5 based GMail notifier.
https://github.com/eteran/qgmailnotifier || qgmailnotifierAUR
  • Protonmail Desktop — Unofficial app that emulates a native client for the ProtonMail e-mail service. Based on the Electron platform.
http://protondesktop.com/ || protonmail-desktopAUR
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
http://trojita.flaska.net/ || trojita
  • Mailpile — A modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features.
https://www.mailpile.is/ || mailpileAUR
  • Nextcloud Mail — An email webapp for NextCloud.
https://github.com/nextcloud/mail || nextcloud-app-mail
  • Roundcubemail — Browser-based multilingual IMAP client webapp with a native application-like user interface.
http://roundcube.net/ || roundcubemail
https://squirrelmail.org/ || squirrelmailAUR

Mail servers

See Mail server.

  • Modoboa — A modular mail hosting and management platform, written in Python.
https://modoboa.org/ || modoboaAUR

Mail retrieval agents

See also Wikipedia:Mail retrieval agent.

  • fdm — Program to fetch and deliver mail.
https://github.com/nicm/fdm || fdm
  • Fetchmail — A remote-mail retrieval utility.
http://www.fetchmail.info/ || fetchmail
  • getmail — A POP3 mail retriever with reliable Maildir and command delivery.
http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/ || getmail
  • imapsync — IMAP synchronisation, sync, copy or migration tool
http://imapsync.lamiral.info/ || imapsyncAUR
  • isync — IMAP and MailDir mailbox synchronizer
http://isync.sourceforge.net/ || isync
  • mpop — A small, fast POP3 client suitable as a fetchmail replacement
https://marlam.de/mpop/ || mpop
  • OfflineIMAP — Synchronizes emails between two repositories.
http://www.offlineimap.org/ || offlineimap

Instant messaging clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients and Wikipedia:Comparison of VoIP software.

This section lists all client software with instant messaging support.

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

The number of networks supported by these clients is very large but they (like any multi-protocol clients) usually have very limited or no support for network-specific features.

  • BarnOwl — Ncurses-based chat client with support for the Zephyr, XMPP, IRC and Twitter protocols.
http://barnowl.mit.edu/ || barnowlAUR
  • BitlBee — IRC gateway to popular chat networks (XMPP, ICQ and Twitter).
http://bitlbee.org/ || bitlbee
  • CenterIM — Text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface. Supports most of widely used IM protocols, including ICQ, IRC, XMPP.
http://centerim.org/ || centerimAUR
  • EKG2 — Ncurses based XMPP, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ and IRC client.
http://en.ekg2.org/[dead link 2018-09-21] || ekg2AUR
  • Finch — Ncurses-based chat client that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols (Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SIMPLE, XMPP, Zephyr).
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch || finch
  • Minbif — IRC gateway to IM networks that uses libpurple.
https://symlink.me/projects/minbif/wiki || minbif
  • Empathy — GNOME instant messaging client with audio/video support using the Telepathy framework.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Empathy || empathy
  • Jitsi — Audio/video VoIP phone and instant messenger written in Java that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP, ICQ, IRC and many other useful features.
https://jitsi.org/ || jitsiAUR
  • Kopete — User-friendly IM supporting Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, GroupWise, ICQ, XMPP.
https://userbase.kde.org/Kopete || kopete
  • KDE Telepathy — KDE instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework. Meant as a replacement for Kopete.
https://userbase.kde.org/Telepathy || telepathy-kde-meta
  • Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client with audio support that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols (Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SIMPLE, XMPP, Zephyr).
http://pidgin.im/ || pidgin
  • qutIM — Simple and user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, XMPP, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging.
http://qutim.org/ || qutimAUR
  • Smuxi — Cross-platform IRC client that also supports Twitter and XMPP.
https://smuxi.im/ || smuxi
  • Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client supports instant messaging and chat using IRC, XMPP and Twitter.
http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/ || thunderbird
  • Yate Client — Instant messenger and softphone supporting XMPP, SIP and H.323.
http://yateclient.yate.ro/ || yate
IRC clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients.

  • 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.
https://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.
https://tools.suckless.org/ii/ || iiAUR
  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client.
https://irssi.org/ || irssi
  • pork — Programmable, ncurses-based IRC client that mostly looks and feels like ircII.
http://dev.ojnk.net/ || pork
  • ScrollZ — Advanced IRC client based on ircII.
http://www.scrollz.info/ || scrollzAUR
  • sic — Extremely simple IRC client, similar to ii.
https://tools.suckless.org/sic/ || sicAUR
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client.
https://weechat.org/ || weechat


Name Package Written in Extensible SASL
BitchX bitchx-gitAUR C ? ?
ERC emacs ELisp in ELisp via script
ii iiAUR C stdin/stdout No
Irssi irssi C in Perl Yes
pork pork C in Perl No
ScrollZ scrollzAUR C ? No
sic sicAUR C stdin/stdout No
WeeChat weechat C multiple languages Yes
  • HexChat — Fork of XChat for Linux and Windows.
https://hexchat.github.io/ || hexchat
https://konversation.kde.org/ || konversation
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support.
http://kvirc.net/ || kvirc-gitAUR
  • Loqui — GTK+ IRC client.
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-monolithic
  • Srain — Modern, beautiful IRC client written in GTK+ 3.
https://srain.im/ || srainAUR
XMPP clients

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

  • Freetalk — Console-based XMPP client.
https://www.gnu.org/software/freetalk/ || freetalkAUR
  • jabber.el — Minimal XMPP client for Emacs.
http://emacs-jabber.sourceforge.net/ || emacs-jabberAUR
  • jp (Salut à Toi) — CLI frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
https://salut-a-toi.org/ || sat-jpAUR
  • MCabber — Small XMPP console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, OTR and UTF8.
https://mcabber.com/ || mcabber
  • Poezio — XMPP client with IRC feeling
https://poez.io/ || poezioAUR
  • Primitivus (Salut à Toi) — Console frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
https://salut-a-toi.org/ || sat-primitivusAUR
  • Profanity — A console based XMPP client inspired by Irssi.
http://profanity.im/ || profanity
  • xmpp-client — A minimalist XMPP client with OTR support.
https://github.com/agl/xmpp-client || go-xmpp-clientAUR
  • Cagou (Salut à Toi) — Desktop/mobiles frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
https://salut-a-toi.org/ || sat-cagou-hgAUR
  • Converse.js — Web-based XMPP chat client written in JavaScript.
https://conversejs.org/ || conversejs-gitAUR
  • Dino — A modern, easy to use XMPP client, with PGP and OMEMO support.
https://dino.im/ || dino-gitAUR
  • Gajim — XMPP client with audio support written in PyGTK.
https://gajim.org/ || gajim
  • Kadu — Qt-based XMPP and Gadu-Gadu client.
http://www.kadu.im/ || kaduAUR
  • Libervia (Salut à Toi) — Web frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
https://salut-a-toi.org/ || sat-libervia-hgAUR
  • Nextcloud JavaScript XMPP Client — Chat app for Nextcloud with XMPP, end-to-end encryption, video calls, file transfer & group chat.
https://github.com/nextcloud/jsxc.nextcloud || nextcloud-app-jsxcAUR
  • Psi — Qt-based XMPP client.
https://psi-im.org/ || psi or psi-nowebengine
  • Spark — Cross-platform real-time XMPP collaboration client optimized for business and organizations.
https://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/spark/ || sparkAUR
  • Swift — XMPP client written in C++ with Qt and Swiften.
https://swift.im/ || swift-imAUR
  • Tkabber — Easy to hack feature-rich XMPP client by the author of the ejabberd XMPP server.
http://tkabber.jabber.ru/ || tkabberAUR
  • Vacuum IM — Full-featured crossplatform XMPP client.
https://github.com/Vacuum-IM/vacuum-im || vacuum-imAUR
SIP clients

See also Wikipedia:List of SIP software#Clients.

  • 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
  • Linphone — VoIP phone application (SIP client) for communicating freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging.
http://www.linphone.org/ || linphoneAUR
  • Ring — SIP-compatible softphone and instant messenger for the decentralized Ring network. Formerly known as SFLphone.
https://ring.cx/ || ring-gnome
  • Ring KDE — SIP-compatible softphone and instant messenger for the decentralized Ring network. KDE client.
https://cgit.kde.org/ring-kde.git/ || ring-kde
  • Twinkle — Qt softphone for VoIP and IM communication using SIP.
http://twinkle.dolezel.info/ || twinkle-qt5AUR
Matrix clients

See also Matrix.

  • Fractal — Matrix client for GNOME written in Rust.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Fractal || fractal
  • nheko — Desktop client for the Matrix protocol.
https://github.com/mujx/nheko || nhekoAUR
  • Quaternion — Qt5-based IM client for the Matrix protocol.
https://github.com/QMatrixClient/Quaternion || quaternionAUR
  • Riot — Glossy Matrix client with an emphasis on performance and usability. Web application and desktop application based on the Electron platform.
https://about.riot.im/ || riot-web, riot-desktop
  • Tensor — Qt5/QML-based Matrix client.
https://github.com/davidar/tensor || tensor-gitAUR
Tox clients

See also Tox.

  • qTox — Powerful Tox client written in C++/Qt that follows the Tox design guidelines.
https://qtox.github.io/ || qtox
  • ratox — FIFO based tox client.
https://ratox.2f30.org/ || ratox-gitAUR
  • Ricin — Dead-simple but powerful Tox client.
https://github.com/RicinApp/Ricin || ricinAUR
  • Toxic — ncurses-based Tox client
https://github.com/Jfreegman/toxic || toxic
  • Toxygen — Tox client written in pure Python3.
https://github.com/toxygen-project/toxygen || toxygen-gitAUR
  • Venom — a modern Tox client for the GNU/Linux desktop
https://github.com/naxuroqa/Venom || venomAUR
  • µTox — Lightweight Tox client.
https://utox.io/ || utox
Serverless (decentralized) clients

See also Bonjour, Ring, Tox and Wikipedia:Comparison of LAN messengers.

  • BeeBEEP — Secure LAN Messenger.
http://beebeep.sourceforge.net/ || beebeepAUR
  • Bit Chat — Secure, peer-to-peer instant messenger.
https://bitchat.im/ || bitchatAUR
  • Bitmessage — Decentralized and trustless P2P communications protocol for sending encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers.
https://bitmessage.org/ || pybitmessageAUR
  • iptux — LAN communication software, compatible with IP Messenger.
https://github.com/iptux-src/iptux || iptuxAUR
  • LAN Messenger — P2P chat application for intranet communication and does not require a server. A variety of handy features are supported including notifications, personal and group messaging with encryption, file transfer and message logging.
https://lanmessenger.github.io/ || lmcAUR
  • Patchwork — Decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB). Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/ssbc/patchwork || ssb-patchworkAUR
  • RetroShare — Serverless encrypted instant messenger with filesharing, chatgroups, mail.
http://retroshare.net/ || retroshareAUR
  • Ricochet — Anonymous peer-to-peer instant messaging system built on Tor hidden services.
https://ricochet.im/ || ricochetAUR
Other IM clients
  • Caprine — Unofficial Facebook Messenger app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/sindresorhus/caprine || caprine
  • Cryptocat — Free software with a simple mission: everyone should be able to chat with their friends in privacy. Based on the Electron platform.
https://crypto.cat/ || cryptocatAUR
  • Discord — Proprietary all-in-one voice and text chat application for gamers that’s free and works on both your desktop and phone. Before installing, one should be aware of the privacy implications. Based on the Electron platform.
https://discordapp.com/ || discordAUR
  • Esmska — Program for sending SMS over the Internet.
https://github.com/kparal/esmska || esmska
  • Gitter — Communication product for communities and teams on GitHub.
https://gitter.im/ || gitterAUR
  • Hangups — Third-party instant messaging client for Google Hangouts.
https://github.com/tdryer/hangups || hangupsAUR
  • ICQ — Official ICQ client for Linux.
https://icq.com/linux/ || icqdesktop-binAUR
  • Licq — Instant messaging client for UNIX supporting ICQ.
http://licq.org/ || licq
  • Matterhorn — Console client for the Mattermost chat system.
https://github.com/matterhorn-chat/matterhorn || matterhornAUR
  • Mattermost Desktop — Desktop application for Mattermost. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/mattermost/desktop || mattermost-desktopAUR
  • Mumble — Voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ || mumble
  • QHangups — Alternative client for Google Hangouts written in PyQt.
https://github.com/xmikos/qhangups || qhangupsAUR
  • Rocket.Chat Desktop — Desktop application for Rocket.Chat. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat.Electron || rocketchat-desktopAUR
  • Signal — Signal Private Messenger for the Desktop. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop || signalAUR
  • Skype — Popular but proprietary application for voice and video communication. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.skype.com/ || skypeforlinux-stable-binAUR
  • Slack — Proprietary Slack client for desktop. Based on the Electron platform.
https://slack.com/downloads/linux || slack-desktopAUR
  • TeamSpeak — Proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience.
http://www.teamspeak.com/ || teamspeak3
https://desktop.telegram.org/ || telegram-desktop
  • Viber — Proprietary cross-platform IM and VoIP software.
https://www.viber.com/products/linux/ || viberAUR
  • Wire — Modern, private messenger. Based on the Electron platform.
https://wire.com/ || wire-desktopAUR
  • YakYak — Unofficial desktop client for Google Hangouts. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak || yakyakAUR
  • Zoom — Proprietary video conferencing, online meetings and group messaging application.
https://zoom.us/ || zoomAUR
  • Zulip — Desktop client for Zulip group chat. Based on the Electron platform.
https://zulipchat.com/apps/linux || zulip-electron-binAUR

Instant messaging servers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging protocols.

IRC servers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat daemons.

  • InspIRCd — A stable, modern and lightweight IRC daemon.
https://www.inspircd.org/ || inspircdAUR
  • IRCD-Hybrid — A lightweight, high-performance internet relay chat daemon.
http://www.ircd-hybrid.org/ || ircd-hybridAUR
  • miniircd — A small and configuration free IRC server, suitable for private use.
https://github.com/jrosdahl/miniircd || miniircd-gitAUR
https://www.unrealircd.org/ || unrealircd
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 — Robust, scalable and extensible XMPP Server written in Erlang
https://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
SIP servers

See also Wikipedia:List of SIP software#Servers.

https://www.asterisk.org/ || asteriskAUR
  • Kamailio — Rock solid SIP server.
https://www.kamailio.org/ || kamailioAUR
  • openSIPS — SIP proxy/server for voice, video, IM, presence and any other SIP extensions.
https://opensips.org/ || opensips
  • Repro — An open-source, free SIP server.
https://www.resiprocate.org/About_Repro || reproAUR
  • Yate — Advanced, mature, flexible telephony server that is used for VoIP and fixed networks, and for traditional mobile operators and MVNOs.
http://yate.ro/ || yate
Other IM servers
  • Mattermost — Open source private cloud server, Slack-alternative.
https://github.com/mattermost/mattermost-server || mattermostAUR
  • Murmur — The voice chat application server for Mumble.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ || murmur
  • Nextcloud Talk — Video- and audio-conferencing app for Nextcloud.
https://github.com/nextcloud/spreed || nextcloud-app-spreed
  • Rocket.Chat — Web chat server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.
https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat || rocketchat-serverAUR
  • Spreed WebRTC — WebRTC audio/video call and conferencing server.
https://github.com/strukturag/spreed-webrtc || spreed-webrtc-serverAUR
  • Synapse — Reference homeserver for the Matrix protocol.
https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse || matrix-synapse
  • TeamSpeak Server — Proprietary VoIP conference server.
https://teamspeak.com/ || teamspeak3-server
  • uMurmur — Minimalistic Mumble server.
http://umurmur.net/ || umurmur

Collaborative software

See also Wikipedia:Collaborative software.

  • Citadel/UX — Includes an email & mailing list server, instant messaging, address books, calendar/scheduling, bulletin boards, and wiki and blog engines.
http://www.citadel.org/ || webcitAUR
  • Kolab — Kolab Groupware solution consisting of a server and various clients.
https://kolab.org/ || kolabAUR
  • Open-xchange — A groupware solution providing mail facilities, calendaring, shared contacts and Google-Docs-like text editing
http://www.ox.io/ || open-xchangeAUR
  • SOGo — Groupware server built around OpenGroupware.org (OGo) and the SOPE application server.
https://sogo.nu/ || sogoAUR

News, RSS, and blogs

News aggregators

RSS/Atom aggregators. Some email clients are also able to act as news aggregator: Claws Mail RSSyl plugin, Evolution RSS plugin, SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups, Thunderbird.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of feed aggregators.

  • Canto — Ncurses RSS aggregator.
http://codezen.org/canto/ || canto-cursesAUR
  • Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs.
http://gnus.org/ || emacs
  • Newsboat — Ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to the Mutt email client.
http://newsboat.org || newsboat
  • 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.
https://github.com/kouya/snownews || snownewsAUR
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/akregator/ || akregator
  • Alduin — RSS, Atom and JSON feed aggregator. Based on the Electron platform.
https://alduinapp.github.io/ || alduinAUR
  • FeedReader — Modern desktop application designed to complement existing web-based RSS accounts.
http://jangernert.github.io/FeedReader/ || feedreader
  • Liferea — GTK+ news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs.
https://lzone.de/liferea/ || liferea
  • Nextcloud News — RSS/Atom feed reader for Nextcloud.
https://github.com/nextcloud/news || nextcloud-app-newsAUR
  • QuiteRSS — RSS/Atom feed reader written on Qt/С++.
http://quiterss.org/ || quiterss
  • RSS Guard — Very tiny RSS and ATOM news reader developed using Qt framework.
https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard || rssguard or rssguard-nowebengine
  • selfoss — The new multipurpose RSS reader, live stream, mashup, aggregation web application.
https://selfoss.aditu.de/ || selfossAUR
  • Tickr — GTK-based RSS Reader that displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line on your desktop, as known from TV stations.
https://www.open-tickr.net/ || tickrAUR
https://tt-rss.org/ || tt-rss

Podcast clients

Some media players are also able to act as podcast client: Amarok, Banshee, Cantata, Clementine, Goggles Music Manager, Rhythmbox, VLC media player.

See also Wikipedia:List of podcatchers.

  • castget — Simple, command-line RSS enclosure downloader, primarily intended for automatic, unattended downloading of podcasts.
http://castget.johndal.com/ || castget
  • gpo — Text mode interface of gPodder.
http://gpodder.org/ || gpodder
  • 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
  • pcd — A minimal podcast client written in go
https://github.com/kvannotten/pcd || pcdAUR
  • CPod — Simple, beautiful podcast app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/z-------------/cumulonimbus || cpodAUR
  • GNOME Podcasts — Podcast client for the GNOME Desktop written in Rust.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/podcasts || gnome-podcasts
  • gPodder — Podcast client and media aggregator (GTK+ interface).
http://gpodder.org/ || gpodder
  • Vocal — Simple podcast client for the Modern Desktop (GTK+).
http://vocalproject.net/ || vocal

Usenet newsreaders

Some email clients are also able to act as Usenet newsreader: Claws Mail, Evolution, NeoMutt, SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups, Sylpheed, Thunderbird.

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

  • nn — Alternative more user-friendly (curses-based) Usenet newsreader for UNIX.
http://www.nndev.org/ || nnAUR
  • slrn — Text-based news client.
http://www.slrn.org/ || slrnAUR
  • 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
  • LottaNZB — A SABnzbd (Usenet binary downloader) GUI front-end written in PyGTK
https://launchpad.net/lottanzb/ || lottanzbAUR
  • NZBGet — Usenet binary downloader for .nzb files with web and CLI interface.
https://nzbget.net/ || nzbget
  • Pan — GTK+ Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries.
http://pan.rebelbase.com/ || pan
  • SABnzbd — An open-source binary newsreader webapp written in Python.
https://sabnzbd.org/ || sabnzbdAUR
  • 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[broken link: package not found]
  • Jekyll — A static blog engine, written in Ruby, which supports Markdown, textile and other formats.
http://jekyllrb.com/ || 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/ || nanobloggerAUR
  • Nikola — A static site generator written in Python, with incremental rebuilds and multiple markup formats.
https://getnikola.com/ || nikola
  • Pelican — A static site generator, powered by Python.
http://docs.getpelican.com/ || pelican
  • Wordpress — Blog tool and publishing platform.
https://wordpress.org/ || wordpress

Microblogging clients

See also Wikipedia:List of Twitter services and applications.

  • oysttyer — (official fork of ttytter) An interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client written in Perl.
https://github.com/oysttyer/oysttyer || oysttyer-gitAUR
  • Rainbowstream — A powerful and fully-featured console Twitter client written in Python.
https://github.com/orakaro/rainbowstream || rainbowstreamAUR
  • turses — Twitter client for the console based off tyrs with major improvements.
https://github.com/louipc/turses || turses-gitAUR
  • Birdie — Beautiful Twitter client designed for elementary OS.
https://www.amuza.uk/birdie || 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/ || corebird
  • Mikutter — Simple, powerful Twitter client using GTK+ and Ruby.
http://mikutter.hachune.net/ || mikutterAUR
  • 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
  • Turpial — Multi-interface Twitter client written in Python.
http://turpial.org.ve/ || turpial-gitAUR
  • Whalebird — Mastodon client application. Based on the Electron platform.
https://whalebird.org/ || whalebird-binAUR

Remote desktop

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

Remote desktop clients

  • AnyDesk — Proprietary remote desktop software.
https://anydesk.com/ || anydeskAUR
  • 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. Run with gvncviewer.
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
  • Remote Viewer — Simple remote display client. Supports SPICE and VNC.
https://virt-manager.org/ || virt-viewer
  • 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. Run with xfreerdp.
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
  • Xrdp — A daemon that supports RDP. It uses Xvnc, X11rdp or xorgxrdp as a backend.
http://www.xrdp.org/ || xrdpAUR



See the main article: Codecs.


Image viewers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of image viewers.

Framebuffer image viewers
  • 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 image viewers
  • Ephoto — A light image viewer based on EFL.
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-ephoto || ephotoAUR
  • 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.
https://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
  • 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
  • Gwenview — Fast and easy to use image viewer for the KDE desktop.
http://gwenview.sourceforge.net/ || gwenview
  • ida — X11 application (Motif based) for viewing images.
https://www.kraxel.org/blog/linux/fbida/ || fbida
  • 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/ || mirageAUR
  • nomacs — Qt image viewer. It is feature-rich but starts fast and can be configured to show additional widgets or only the image.
https://nomacs.org/ || nomacs
  • Phototonic — Fast and functional image viewer and browser (Qt).
https://github.com/oferkv/phototonic/ || phototonicAUR
  • PhotoQt — Fast and highly configurable image viewer with a simple and nice interface.
http://photoqt.org/ || photoqtAUR
  • pqiv — GTK 3 based command-line image viewer with a minimal UI supporting images in compressed archives, rewrite of qiv.
https://github.com/phillipberndt/pqiv/ || pqivAUR
  • qimgv — Fast and easy to use Qt5 image viewer. Supports webm/mp4 playback via mpv.
https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv/ || qimgvAUR
  • 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
  • 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 || vimiv
  • Xloadimage — Classic X image viewer.
http://sioseis.ucsd.edu/xloadimage.html || xloadimage

Image organizers

See also Wikipedia:Image organizer.

  • Deepin Image Viewer — Image viewer and organizer for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-image-viewer/ || deepin-image-viewer
  • 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
  • Frogr — Small application for the GNOME desktop that allows users to manage their accounts in the Flickr image hosting website.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Frogr || frogrAUR
  • GNOME Photos — Access, organize, and share your photos on GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Photos || gnome-photos
  • gThumb — Image viewer and browser for the GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gthumb || gthumb
  • KPhotoAlbum — Digital image cataloging software that supports annotation, browsing, searching and viewing of digital images and videos.
https://www.kphotoalbum.org/ || kphotoalbum
  • Pantheon Photos — Photo organizer for Pantheon.
https://launchpad.net/pantheon-photos || pantheon-photos
  • Rapid Photo Downloader — Download photos and videos from cameras, memory cards and portable storage devices.
http://www.damonlynch.net/rapid/ || rapid-photo-downloader
  • Shotwell — A digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell || shotwell

Image processing

  • CairoSVG — SVG to PNG, PDF, PS converter.
https://cairosvg.org/ || python-cairosvg
  • Converseen — Batch image converter and resizer.
http://converseen.fasterland.net/ || converseen
  • dcraw — Converts many camera RAW formats.
http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/ || dcraw
  • Fyre — Tool for producing computational artwork based on histograms of iterated chaotic functions.
http://fyre.navi.cx/ || fyre
  • 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
  • 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
Image compression
  • Guetzli — A perceptual JPEG encoder, aiming for excellent compression density at high visual quality.
https://github.com/google/guetzli || guetzli
  • jpegoptim — JPEG optimization utility providing lossless and lossy compression.
http://www.kokkonen.net/tjko/projects.html#jpegoptim || jpegoptim
  • optipng — Lossless PNG compressor.
http://optipng.sourceforge.net/ || optipng

Raster graphics editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of raster graphics editors.

  • AzPainter — Painting software for illustration drawing.
https://github.com/Symbian9/azpainter || azpainterAUR
  • Deepin Draw — Lightweight drawing tool for Deepin desktop.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-draw || deepin-draw
  • 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
https://www.gnu.org/software/gpaint/ || gpaintAUR
  • GrafX2 — Bitmap paint program specialized in 256 color drawing.
http://grafx2.chez.com/ || grafx2
  • 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
  • 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
  • PhotoFlare — Simple but powerful image editor originally inspired by PhotoFiltre.
https://photoflare.io/ || photoflareAUR
  • 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.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/ || xpaintAUR

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

Photo editors

  • darktable — Photography workflow and RAW development application.
http://www.darktable.org/ || darktable
  • Hugin — Panorama photo stitcher.
http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ || hugin
  • LightZone — Professional-level digital darkroom and photo editor comparable to Photoshop Lightroom.
http://lightzoneproject.org/ || lightzoneAUR
  • Luminance HDR — Open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.
http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/ || luminancehdr
  • nUFRaw — Utility to read and manipulate raw images from digital cameras using DCRaw.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/nufraw/ || gimp-nufraw
  • Oqapy — Photographic workflow application.
https://oqapy.eu/ || oqapyAUR
  • Rawstudio — Raw-image converter written in GTK+.
https://rawstudio.org/ || rawstudioAUR
  • RawTherapee — A powerful cross-platform raw image processing program.
http://www.rawtherapee.com/ || rawtherapee

Vector graphics editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of vector graphics editors.

  • Dia — GTK+-based diagram creation program.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia || dia
  • draw.io desktop — Diagram drawing application built on web technology. Based on the Electron platform.
https://about.draw.io/ || drawio-desktopAUR
  • Gravit Designer — Proprietary vector design application. Based on the Electron platform.
https://designer.io/ || gravit-designer-binAUR
  • 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
  • LibreOffice Draw — Vector graphics editor and diagramming tool included in the LibreOffice suite similar to Microsoft Visio.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/draw/ || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
  • Mockingbot — Proprietary prototyping & collaboration design tool. Based on the Electron platform.
http://mockingbot.com/ || mockingbotAUR
  • OpenOffice Draw — Vector graphics editor and diagramming tool included in the OpenOffice suite.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/draw.html || openofficeAUR
http://pencil.evolus.vn/ || pencilAUR
  • sK1 — Replacement for Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, oriented for "prepress ready" PostScript & PDF output.
http://sk1project.net/ || sk1
  • yEd — General-purpose proprietary diagramming program for flowcharts, network diagrams, UML diagrams, BPMN diagrams, mind maps, organization charts, and Entity Relationship diagrams.
https://www.yworks.com/products/yed || yedAUR
  • Xfig — Interactive drawing tool.
http://mcj.sourceforge.net/ || xfig

Font editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of font editors.

  • Birdfont — Font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT and SVG fonts.
https://birdfont.org/ || birdfontAUR
https://fontforge.github.io/ || fontforge
  • TruFont — Font-editing application.
http://trufont.github.io/ || trufont-gitAUR

2D animation

  • OpenStopMotion — Capture program for creating stopmotion video clips.
http://qstopmotion.org/ || openstopmotionAUR
  • OpenToonz — 2D animation creation software.
https://opentoonz.github.io/e/ || opentoonzAUR
  • Pencil2D — Easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations.
https://www.pencil2d.org/ || pencil2dAUR
  • qStopMotion — Application for creating stop-motion animation movies. The users will be able to create stop-motions from pictures imported from a camera or from the harddrive and export the animation to different video formats such as mpeg or avi.
http://qstopmotion.org/ || qstopmotionAUR
  • Stopmotion — Application to create stop-motion animations. It helps you capture and edit the frames of your animation and export them as a single file.
http://linuxstopmotion.org/ || stopmotionAUR
  • Synfig Studio — 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork.
https://www.synfig.org/ || synfigstudioAUR
  • TupiTube Desk — Desktop application to create and share 2D animations, focused on kids and teenagers.
https://www.maefloresta.com/ || tupitube.deskAUR

3D computer graphics

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

  • Art of Illusion — 3D modeling and rendering studio written in Java.
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
  • Goxel — Open Source 3D voxel editor.
https://guillaumechereau.github.io/goxel/ || goxelAUR
  • LuxRender — Rendering system for physically correct, unbiased image synthesis.
http://luxrender.net/ || luxrender-hgAUR
  • MakeHuman™ — Parametrical modeling program for creating human bodies.
http://www.makehumancommunity.org/ || makehumanAUR
  • Sweet Home 3D — Interior design software application for the planning and development of floor plans
http://sweethome3d.com/ || sweethome3d
  • POV-Ray — Script-based raytracer for creating 3D graphics.
http://www.povray.org/ || povray
  • VoxelShop — Extremely intuitive and powerful software to modify and create voxel objects.
https://blackflux.com/node/11 || voxelshopAUR
  • Wings 3D — Advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use.
http://www.wings3d.com/ || wings3d

Color pickers

  • Agave — Colorscheme designer tool for GNOME.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170327063642/http://home.gna.org/colorscheme/ || agave
  • Chameleon — Simple color picker for X11 which outputs colors to stdout.
https://github.com/seebye/chameleon || chameleon-gitAUR
  • ColorGrab — Cross-platform color picker.
https://github.com/nielssp/colorgrab || colorgrabAUR
  • Color Picker — Simplistic color picker for the Pantheon desktop.
https://github.com/RonnyDo/ColorPicker || color-picker-gitAUR
  • Deepin Picker — Color picker tool for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-picker/ || deepin-picker
  • delicolour — Lightweight GTK+ 3 color finder.
https://github.com/eepp/delicolour || delicolourAUR
  • gcolor2 — Simple GTK+ 2 color selector.
http://gcolor2.sourceforge.net/ || gcolor2
  • Gcolor3 — Simple GTK+ 3 color selector.
https://www.hjdskes.nl/projects/gcolor3/ || gcolor3
  • GPick — Advanced color picker tool.
http://www.gpick.org/ || gpick
  • KColorChooser — Simple application to select the color from the screen or from a pallete. Part of kdegraphics.
https://www.kde.org/applications/graphics/kcolorchooser/ || kcolorchooser
  • MATE Color Selection — Choose colors from the palette or the screen. Run with mate-color-select.
https://mate-desktop.org/ || mate-desktop
  • Pick — Simple color picker tool for the Linux desktop.
https://www.kryogenix.org/code/pick || pick-colour-pickerAUR
  • xcolor — Lightweight color picker for X11.
https://soft.github.io/xcolor/ || xcolorAUR


See Screen capture#Screenshot software.

Digital camera managers

See Libgphoto2#Installation.


Audio systems

See also the main article Sound system and Wikipedia:Sound server.

Audio players

See also Music Player Daemon#Clients and Wikipedia:Comparison of audio player software.

  • 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
  • pianobar — Console-based frontend for the online radio Pandora.
https://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ || pianobar
  • vitunes — Curses-based music player and playlist manager with vim-like keybindings.
http://vitunes.org/ || vitunesAUR
  • whistle — Curses-based commandline audio player.
https://github.com/ap0calypse/whistle/ || whistle-gitAUR
  • XMMS2 — Complete rewrite of the popular music player.
https://xmms2.org || xmms2
http://banshee.fm/ || bansheeAUR
https://www.clementine-player.org/ || clementine
  • Cozy — Modern audio book player for Linux using GTK+ 3.
https://github.com/geigi/cozy || cozy-audiobooksAUR
  • Exaile — GTK+ clone of Amarok.
http://www.exaile.org/ || exaileAUR
  • GNOME Internet Radio Locator — Easily find live radio programs based on geographical location of radio broadcasters on the Internet.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/InternetRadioLocator || gnome-internet-radio-locatorAUR
  • 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
  • Gradio — GTK+ 3 application for finding and listening to internet radio stations.
https://github.com/haecker-felix/gradio || gradioAUR
  • Guayadeque — Full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the GStreamer media framework.
http://guayadeque.org/ || guayadequeAUR
  • Lollypop — A GNOME music player.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Lollypop || lollypop
  • Muine — A music player written in C Sharp.
https://muine.gooeylinux.org/ || muine
  • Pantheon Music — Simple, fast, and good looking music player. The official elementary music player.
https://github.com/elementary/music || pantheon-music
  • Parlatype — Minimal audio player for manual speech transcription, for GNOME. It plays audio sources to transcribe them in your favorite text application.
https://gkarsay.github.io/parlatype/ || parlatypeAUR
  • 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
  • Quod Libet — Audio player written with PyGTK and GStreamer with support for regular expressions in playlists.
https://github.com/quodlibet/quodlibet/ || quodlibet
  • Radiotray-NG — Internet radio player systray applet.
https://github.com/ebruck/radiotray-ng || radiotray-ngAUR
  • Rhythmbox — GTK+ clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox || rhythmbox
  • Sayonara — Small, clear and fast audio player for Linux written in C++, uses the Qt framework.
https://sayonara-player.com/ || sayonara-playerAUR
  • Amarok — Mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features.
https://amarok.kde.org/ || amarokAUR
  • JuK — JuK is an audio jukebox application, supporting collections of MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC audio files.
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/juk/ || juk
  • Musique — Just another music player, only better.
http://flavio.tordini.org/musique || musiqueAUR
  • Tomahawk — Not actively developed anymore. 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
  • Yarock — Modern looking music player, packed with features, that doesn’t depend on any specific desktop environment. Yarock is designed to provide an easy and pretty music browser based on cover art.
https://seb-apps.github.io/yarock/ || yarock-qt5AUR
Qt Multimedia-based
  • Babe — Tiny Qt music player to keep your favorite songs at hand.
https://milohr.github.io/BabeIt/ || babe
  • Deepin Music — Awesome music player with brilliant and tweakful UI Deepin-UI based.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-music/ || deepin-music
  • Elisa — Simple music player by the KDE community aiming to provide a nice experience for its users.
https://community.kde.org/Elisa || elisa
  • Aqualung — Advanced music player, which plays audio CDs, internet radio streams and podcasts as well as soundfiles in just about any audio format and has the feature of inserting no gaps between adjacent tracks.
https://aqualung.jeremyevans.net/ || aqualungAUR
http://audacious-media-player.org/ || audacious
  • 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
  • gmusicbrowser — Open-source jukebox for large collections of MP3/OGG/FLAC files.
https://gmusicbrowser.org/ || gmusicbrowserAUR
  • 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
  • Google Play Music Desktop Player — Beautiful cross platform desktop player for Google Play Music. Based on the Electron platform.
https://googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/ || gpmdpAUR
  • LXMusic — A minimalist xmms2-based music player.
https://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXMusic || GTK+ 2: lxmusic, GTK+ 3: lxmusic-gtk3
  • Miam-Player — Cross-platform open source music player.
http://mbach.github.io/Miam-Player/ || miam-playerAUR
  • museeks — Minimalistic and easy to use music player. Based on the Electron platform.
https://museeks.io/ || museeks-binAUR
  • Noson — Fast and smart controller for SONOS devices.
https://janbar.github.io/noson-app/ || noson-appAUR
  • Nuclear — Modern music player focused on streaming from free sources. Based on the Electron platform.
https://nuclear.gumblert.tech/ || nuclear-playerAUR[broken link: package not found]
  • Nuvola Player — Integrated Google Music, 8tracks and Hype Machine player.
https://tiliado.eu/nuvolaplayer/ || nuvolaplayer-gitAUR
  • Qmmp — Qt-based multimedia player with a user interface that is similar to Winamp or XMMS.
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/ || qmmp
  • 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
  • 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
  • Upplay — Qt-based UPnP audio control point.
https://lesbonscomptes.com/upplay/ || upplayAUR

Audio tag editors

  • Beets — Music library organizer, tagger and more.
http://beets.io/ || beets
  • Demlo — Batch music tagger, encoder, renamer and more.
https://ambrevar.bitbucket.io/demlo/ || demloAUR
  • id3 — Command-line utility to edit ID3 1.x and 2.x tags.
https://squell.github.io/id3/ || id3AUR
  • id3ted — Command line id3 tag editor.
https://muennich.github.io/id3ted/ || id3tedAUR
  • id3v2 — Command line editor for id3v2 tags.
http://id3v2.sourceforge.net/ || id3v2
  • MP3Info — MP3 technical info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor.
https://ibiblio.org/mp3info/ || mp3info
  • MP3Unicode — Command line utility to convert ID3 tags in mp3 files between different encodings.
http://mp3unicode.sourceforge.net/ || mp3unicode
  • Taffy — Simple command-line tag editor for many audio formats.
https://github.com/jangler/taffy || taffyAUR
  • Tagutil — CLI tool to edit music file's tag. It aims to provide both an easy-to-script interface and ease of use interactively.
https://github.com/kAworu/tagutil || tagutilAUR
  • Audio Tag Tool — Tool to edit tags in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files.
https://github.com/impegoraro/tagtool || tagtoolAUR
  • Coquillo — Metadata editor for various audio formats.
https://github.com/sjuvonen/coquillo || coquilloAUR
  • 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. Run with exfalso.
https://github.com/quodlibet/quodlibet/ || quodlibet
  • Kid3 — MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files tag editor.
http://kid3.sourceforge.net/ || KDE: kid3, Qt: kid3-qt
  • KTag Editor — ID3v tag editor developed in Qt5 framework. Supported files are mp3, wav, ogg, wma, flac, asf.
http://karoljkocmaros.blogspot.com/p/ktag-editor.html || ktageditorAUR
  • MP3Info GUI — MP3 technical info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor. The graphical interface can be launched with the gmp3info command.
https://ibiblio.org/mp3info/ || mp3info
  • Picard — Cross-platform audio tag editor written in Python (the official MusicBrainz tagger).
https://picard.musicbrainz.org/ || picard
  • Puddletag — Replacement for the famous MP3tag for Windows.
http://puddletag.sourceforge.net/ || puddletagAUR
  • Qoobar — Universal Qt-based audio tagger (specialized for classical music).
http://qoobar.sourceforge.net/en/index.htm || qoobarAUR
  • Tag Editor — A tag editor with Qt GUI and command-line interface supporting MP4/M4A/AAC (iTunes), ID3v1/ID3v2, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC and Matroska.
https://github.com/Martchus/tageditor || tageditorAUR
  • Thunar Media Tags Plugin — Adds special features for media files to the Thunar File Manager, including the ability to edit tags.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/thunar-plugins/thunar-media-tags-plugin || thunar-media-tags-plugin


  • clyrics — Extensible lyrics fetcher, with daemon support for cmus and mocp.
https://github.com/trizen/clyrics || clyricsAUR
  • LyricsX — Lyrics editor.
https://github.com/timxx/lyricsx || lyricsxAUR
  • OSD Lyrics — Lyric show compatible with various media players.
https://github.com/osdlyrics/osdlyrics || osdlyrics

Audio converters

  • Ecasound — Command line tools designed for multitrack audio processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback, recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling.
https://nosignal.fi/ecasound/ || ecasound
  • fre:ac — Audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders.
https://freac.org/ || freacAUR
  • Gnac — Audio converter for GNOME.
http://gnac.sourceforge.net/ || gnac
  • SoundConverter — A graphical application to convert audio files into different formats.
http://soundconverter.org/ || soundconverter
  • soundKonverter — Qt-based GUI front-end to various audio converters.
https://github.com/dfaust/soundkonverter || soundkonverter
  • SoX — Command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files into other formats.
http://sox.sourceforge.net/ || sox
  • XCFA — Tool to extract the content of audio CDs and convert files to various formats.
http://www.xcfa.tuxfamily.org/ || xcfaAUR

Audio editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of digital audio editors.

  • Audacity — Program that lets you manipulate digital audio waveforms.
https://www.audacityteam.org/ || audacity
  • Deepin Voice Recorder — Voice recorder application for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-voice-recorder/ || deepin-voice-recorder
  • 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/Apps/SoundRecorder || gnome-sound-recorder
http://gwc.sourceforge.net/ || gwcAUR
  • Kwave — Sound editor for KDE.
http://kwave.sourceforge.net/ || kwave
  • mhWaveEdit — Graphical program for editing, playing and recording sound files.
https://github.com/magnush/mhwaveedit/ || mhwaveeditAUR
  • Mp3splt — Utility to split mp3, ogg vorbis and native FLAC files selecting a begin and an end time position, without decoding.
http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/ || CLI: mp3splt, GUI: mp3splt-gtk
  • Play it Slowly — Play back audio files at a different speed or pitch.
https://29a.ch/playitslowly || playitslowlyAUR
  • Sweep — Audio editor and live playback tool.
http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/ || sweep
  • WaveSurfer — Tool for sound visualization and manipulation. Typical applications are speech/sound analysis and sound annotation/transcription.
https://www.speech.kth.se/wavesurfer/ || wavesurferAUR

Digital audio workstations

See also Professional audio.

  • Ardour — Multichannel hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation.
http://ardour.org/ || ardour
  • Bitwig Studio — Proprietary professional digital audio workstation.
http://bitwig.com/ || bitwig-studioAUR
  • Frinika — Digital audio workstation, features sequencer, soft-synths, realtime effects and audio recording.
http://www.frinika.com/ || frinikaAUR
  • LMMS — Digital audio workstation which allows you to produce music with your computer.
https://lmms.io/ || lmms
  • MusE — MIDI/Audio sequencer (digital audio workstation) with recording and editing capabilities, aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux.
http://muse-sequencer.org/ || museAUR
  • Non — Modular digital audio workstation composed of four main parts: Timeline, Mixer, Sequencer and Session Manager.
http://non.tuxfamily.org/ || non-daw
  • 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
  • REAPER — Proprietary digital audio workstation, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset.
https://www.reaper.fm/ || reaper-binAUR
  • 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
  • Tracktion — Proprietary digital audio workstation, specifically designed for the needs of modern music producers.
https://www.tracktion.com/ || tracktion-waveformAUR
  • Traverso — Multitrack audio recorder and editor with a very clean and intuitive interface which supports ALSA and Jack as the sound driver.
https://traverso-daw.org/ || traversoAUR

Audio analyzers

  • audioprism — Spectrogram tool for PulseAudio input and WAV files.
https://github.com/vsergeev/audioprism || audioprismAUR
  • BRP-PACU — Dual channel FFT based acoustic analysis tool to help engineers analyze live professional sound systems using the transfer function.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/brp-pacu/ || brp-pacuAUR
  • FMIT — Graphical utility for tuning your musical instruments, with error and volume history and advanced features.
http://gillesdegottex.github.io/fmit/ || fmitAUR
  • Friture — Real-time audio analyzer.
http://friture.org/ || fritureAUR
  • rtspeccy — Real time audio spectrum analyzer.
https://www.uninformativ.de/projects/rtspeccy/ || rtspeccy-gitAUR
  • sndpeek — Real-time audio visualization tool.
http://soundlab.cs.princeton.edu/software/sndpeek/ || ALSA: sndpeek-alsaAUR, JACK: sndpeek-jackAUR
https://www.sonicvisualiser.org/ || sonic-visualiser
  • Spectrum3d — Displays a 3D audio spectrogram in real time from the microphone or an audio file.
http://spectrum3d.sourceforge.net/ || spectrum3dAUR
  • Spek — Helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram.
http://spek.cc/ || spekAUR


See also LilyPond#Front-ends and Wikipedia:Comparison of scorewriters.

  • Aria Maestosa — MIDI sequencer/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play MIDI files with a few clicks in a user-friendly interface offering score, keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views.
http://ariamaestosa.sourceforge.net/ || ariamaestosaAUR
  • Canorus — Music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback of notes, chord markings, lyrics, import/export filters to formats like MIDI, MusicXML, ABC Music, MusiXTeX and LilyPond.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/canorus/ || canorus
  • Impro-Visor — Music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised.
https://www.cs.hmc.edu/~keller/jazz/improvisor/ || impro-visorAUR
  • LilyPond — Music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible.
http://lilypond.org/ || lilypond
  • MuseScore — Create, playback, and print sheet music.
https://musescore.org/ || musescore
  • TuxGuitar — Multitrack guitar tablature editor and player.
http://tuxguitar.com.ar/ || tuxguitarAUR

Audio synthesis environments

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of audio synthesis environments.

  • Blue — Music composition environment for Csound, written in Java.
http://blue.kunstmusik.com/ || csound-blueAUR
  • Cabbage — Framework for audio software development using simple markup text and the Csound audio synthesis language.
http://cabbageaudio.com/ || cabbageAUR
  • ChucK — Strongly-timed, concurrent, and on-the-fly music programming language.
http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/ || chuck
  • Csound — Sound and music computing system.
https://csound.com/ || csound
  • CsoundQt — Frontend for Csound featuring a highlighting editor with autocomplete, interactive widgets and integrated help.
https://csoundqt.github.io/ || csoundqt
  • Pure Data — Real-time music and multimedia environment.
http://msp.ucsd.edu/software.html || pd
  • SuperCollider — Platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, used by musicians, artists, and researchers working with sound.
https://supercollider.github.io/ || supercollider

Sound generators

This section contains drum machines, software samplers and software synthesizers.

  • ams — Alsa Modular Synth. Realtime modular synthesizer and effect processor.
http://alsamodular.sourceforge.net/ || ams
  • amsynth — Analog Modelling SYNTHesizer. Easy-to-use software synthesizer with a classic subtractive synthesizer topology.
https://amsynth.github.io/ || amsynth
  • DIN — Sound synthesizer and musical instrument.
http://dinisnoise.org/ || din
  • Drumstick — Set of MIDI tools: drum grid, MIDI player, virtual piano.
http://drumstick.sourceforge.net/ || drumstick
  • FluidSynth — Real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications.
http://www.fluidsynth.org/ || fluidsynth
  • Gigedit — Graphical instrument editor for sample based virtual instruments, based on the GigaStudio/Gigasampler file format.
http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Gigedit/ || gigedit
  • Helm — Software synthesizer to create electronic music on your computer.
http://tytel.org/helm/ || helm
  • Hydrogen — Advanced drum machine to create drum sequences.
https://github.com/hydrogen-music/hydrogen || hydrogen
  • JSampler — Java GUI for LinuxSampler software audio sampler.
http://jsampler.sourceforge.net/ || jsampler
  • PySynth — Suite of simple music synthesizers and helper scripts written in Python 3.
https://mdoege.github.io/PySynth/ || python-pysynth-gitAUR
  • QMidiArp — Advanced MIDI arpeggiator, programmable step sequencer and LFO.
http://qmidiarp.sourceforge.net/ || qmidiarp
  • QMidiRoute — MIDI router and processor for ALSA.
http://alsamodular.sourceforge.net/ || qmidiroute
  • Qsampler — Qt GUI for LinuxSampler software audio sampler.
https://qsampler.sourceforge.io/ || qsampler
  • Qsynth — Qt GUI for Fluidsynth.
https://qsynth.sourceforge.io/ || qsynth
  • TiMidity++ — Software synthesizer, which can play MIDI files by converting them into PCM waveform data.
http://timidity.sourceforge.net/ || timidity++
  • Vee One Suite — Old-school software instruments: synthv1, a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer; samplv1, a polyphonic sampler synthesizer; drumkv1, yet another drum-kit sampler; padthv1, a polyphonic additive synthesizer.
http://www.rncbc.org/ || vee-one
  • VMPK — Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard. MIDI events generator and receiver. It doesn't produce any sound by itself, but can be used to drive a MIDI synthesizer.
http://vmpk.sourceforge.net/ || vmpk
  • Yoshimi — Software synthesizer, a fork of ZynAddSubFX.
http://yoshimi.sourceforge.net/ || yoshimi
  • ZynAddSubFX — Fully featured software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments, from some common heard from expensive hardware to interesting sounds that you'll boost to an amazing universe of sounds.
http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/ || zynaddsubfx

Music trackers

  • Buzztrax — Music studio to compose songs using only a computer with a soundcard.
http://buzztrax.org/ || buzztraxAUR
  • klystrack — Tracker for making C64/NES/Amiga-style chiptunes on a modern platform.
https://kometbomb.github.io/klystrack/ || klystrack-gitAUR
  • MilkyTracker — Music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files.
https://milkytracker.titandemo.org/ || milkytracker
  • OpenMPT — Tracker software to create and play back some great music on your computer.
https://openmpt.org/ || openmptAUR
  • Radium — Music editor with a new type of interface.
https://users.notam02.no/~kjetism/radium/ || radiumAUR
  • Schism Tracker — Create high quality music without the requirements of specialized, expensive equipment, and with a unique "finger feel" that is difficult to replicate in part.
http://schismtracker.org/ || schismtrackerAUR


  • Giada — Minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians.
https://giadamusic.com/ || giada
  • IDJC — Powerful yet easy to use source-client for individuals interested in streaming live radio shows over the Internet using Shoutcast or Icecast servers.
http://idjc.sourceforge.net/ || idjcAUR
  • Luppp — Music creation tool, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast and intuitive workflow.
http://openavproductions.com/luppp/ || luppp
  • Mixxx — Integrates the tools DJs need to perform creative live mixes with digital music files.
https://mixxx.org/ || mixxx
  • Seq24 — Minimal loop based MIDI sequencer for a live performance with a very simple interface for editing and playing MIDI 'loops'.
http://filter24.org/seq24/ || seq24-bzrAUR
  • xwax — Digital Vinyl System (DVS) for Linux. It allows DJs and turntablists to playback digital audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and more), controlled using a normal pair of turntables via timecoded vinyls.
http://xwax.org/ || xwax

Audio effects

  • Calf Plugin Pack for JACK — Process and produce sounds using a set of plugins with JACK interface. (calfjackhost)
https://calf-studio-gear.org/ || calf
  • Carla — Audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats.
https://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/Applications:Carla || carla
  • guitarix — Virtual guitar amplifier for JACK.
https://guitarix.org/ || guitarix2
  • Rakarrack — Richly featured multi-effects processor emulating a guitar effects pedalboard.
http://rakarrack.sourceforge.net/ || rakarrackAUR

Audio visualizers

  • C.A.V.A. — Console-based audio visualizer for ALSA, MPD and PulseAudio.
https://karlstav.github.io/cava/ || cavaAUR
  • Cavalcade — GTK+ GUI for C.A.V.A.
https://github.com/worron/cavalcade/ || cavalcadeAUR
  • cli-visualizer — Highly configurable CLI-based audio visualizer.
https://github.com/dpayne/cli-visualizer || cli-visualizerAUR
  • GLava — OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer. Its primary use case is for desktop windows or backgrounds.
https://github.com/wacossusca34/glava || glava-gitAUR
  • GLMViz — Fully configurable OpenGL music visualizer.
https://github.com/hannesha/GLMViz || glmviz-gitAUR
  • projectM — Music visualizer which uses 3D accelerated iterative image-based rendering.
http://projectm.sourceforge.net/ || JACK: projectm-jack, PulseAudio: projectm-pulseaudio
  • VSXu — OpenGL-based (hardware-accelerated), modular programming environment with its main purpose to visualize music and create graphic effects in real-time.
http://www.vsxu.com/ || vsxuAUR

Volume control

See also PulseAudio#Front-ends.

  • alsamixer — Soundcard mixer for ALSA soundcard driver, with ncurses interface.
https://alsa-project.org/ || alsa-utils
  • ALSA Tray — Provides a systray icon and a command line interface for setting the volume of the ALSA Mixers.
https://projects.flogisoft.com/alsa-tray/ || alsa-trayAUR
  • AlsaVolume — Tray ALSA volume changer written using gtkmm.
https://github.com/Vitozz/cppAlsaVolume || cpp-alsa-volumeAUR
  • AMixST — Volume wheel using ALSA and Qt5.
https://github.com/FenixFyreX/amixst || amixstAUR
  • GNOME ALSA Mixer — ALSA mixer for GNOME.
https://launchpad.net/gnome-alsamixer || gnome-alsamixer
  • GVolWheel — Audio mixer which lets you control the volume through a tray icon.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gvolwheel/ || gvolwheelAUR
  • KMix — KDE volume control program.
https://kde.org/applications/multimedia/kmix/ || kmix
  • MATE Volume Control — Audio mixer application and system tray applet for MATE to mix audio and adjust volume levels of various audio mixer devices.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-media || mate-media
  • 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
  • QasTools — Collection of desktop applications for the Linux sound system ALSA. It provides QasMixer (mixer), QasHctl (HCTL mixer) and QasConfig (configuration browser).
http://xwmw.org/qastools/ || qastools
  • Retrovol — Retro-looking volume setting tray applet.
https://github.com/pizzasgood/retrovol || retrovolAUR
  • 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
  • Volume Icon — 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
  • Xfce ALSA Panel Plugin — Simple ALSA volume control plugin for Xfce4 panel.
https://github.com/equeim/xfce4-alsa-plugin || xfce4-alsa-pluginAUR

CD ripping

See Optical disc drive#Audio CD.


Video players

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video player software.

  • 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.
https://mpv.io/ || mpv
  • VLC media player — Command-line version of the famous video player that can play smoothly high definition videos in the TTY. The rc interface can be launched with vlc -I rc, and the ncurses interface can be launched with vlc -I ncurses.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • GNOME Twitch — Twitch client for GNOME using GStreamer.
http://gnome-twitch.vinszent.com/ || gnome-twitch
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Videos || totem
  • Movie Monad — Free and simple to use video player made with Haskell using GStreamer and GTK+. Precompiled and no Haskell dependency in run-time.
https://lettier.github.io/movie-monad/ || movie-monadAUR
  • Pantheon Videos — Video player and library app designed for elementary OS using GStreamer.
https://github.com/elementary/videos || pantheon-videos
  • Parole — Modern media player based on the GStreamer framework.
http://docs.xfce.org/apps/parole/start || parole
  • Rage — Video and audio player written with Enlightenment Foundation Libraries with some extra bells and whistles. Uses GStreamer
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-rage || rageAUR
  • Snappy — Powerful media player with a minimalistic interface that uses GStreamer.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Snappy || snappy-player
  • Spivak — Karaoke player based on GStreamer and Qt5.
https://github.com/gyunaev/spivak || spivakAUR
  • 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
  • Baka MPlayer — Free and open source, cross-platform, mpv based multimedia player (Qt 5).
http://bakamplayer.u8sand.net/ || baka-mplayer
  • Deepin Movie — Movie player for Deepin desktop based on mpv.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-movie/ || deepin-movie
  • GNOME MPV — Simple frontend for mpv (GTK+ 3).
https://gnome-mpv.github.io/ || gnome-mpv, gnome-mpv-gitAUR
  • Kawaii-Player — Audio/video manager and multimedia player (based on mpv) with PC-to-PC casting feature, along with functionalities of portable media server and torrent streaming server.
https://github.com/kanishka-linux/kawaii-player || kawaii-playerAUR
  • KittehPlayer — A YouTube-like video player based on Qt, QML and mpv.
https://github.com/NamedKitten/KittehPlayer || kittehplayerAUR
https://github.com/cmdrkotori/mpc-qt || mpc-qtAUR, mpc-qt-gitAUR
  • mpv — Very basic GUI for mpv. Can be launched with mpv --player-operation-mode=pseudo-gui.
https://mpv.io/ || mpv
  • SMPlayer — Qt multimedia player with extra features (CSS themes, YouTube integration, etc.) based on mpv. It can use MPlayer as alternative backend.
http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/ || smplayer
  • xt7-player-mpv — Qt/Gambas GUI to mpv with a rich set of configurable options including filters and drivers, ladspa plugins support as well as library/playlist managment, YouTube, online radios, podcasts, DVB-T and more.
https://github.com/kokoko3k/xt7-player-mpv || xt7-player-mpvAUR
  • GNOME MPlayer — Simple GTK+-based GUI for MPlayer.
http://kdekorte.googlepages.com/gnomemplayer || gnome-mplayer
  • KMPlayer — Simple KDE frontend for MPlayer and video player plugin for Konqueror. It can use Phonon as alternative backend.
http://kmplayer.kde.org/ || kmplayer
  • KPlayer — Multimedia player for KDE4 using MPlayer as a backend.
http://kplayer.sourceforge.net/ || kplayerAUR
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/dragonplayer/ || dragon
  • Kaffeine — Very versatile KDE media player that, by default, utilizes VLC as its backend and has excellent support of digital TV (DVB).
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/kaffeine/ || kaffeine
  • Kaku — Highly integrated music player supports different online platform like YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo and more. Based on the Electron platform.
http://kaku.rocks/ || kaku-binAUR
  • Kodi — Media player and entertainment hub for digital media.
https://kodi.tv/ || kodi
  • Minitube — YouTube desktop application written in C++ using Phonon and Qt.
https://flavio.tordini.org/minitube || minitube
  • QMPlay2 — 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://zaps166.sourceforge.net/?app=QMPlay2 || qmplay2AUR
  • QtAV Player — Simple media player based on QtAV and FFmpeg. Run with Player or QMLPlayer.
http://www.qtav.org/ || qtav
  • tvtime — High quality television application for use with video capture cards.
https://linuxtv.org/ || tvtime
  • VLC media player — Middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio and video formats.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • xine — Free multimedia player.
http://www.xine-project.org || xine-ui

Video converters

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video converters and Codecs and containers#Container format tools.

  • Avidemux CLI — 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
  • MEncoder — Free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool.
http://mplayerhq.hu/ || mencoder
  • Transcode — Command line tool for video stream processing.
https://bitbucket.org/france/transcode-tcforge || transcode
  • Ciano — Simple multimedia file converter.
https://github.com/robertsanseries/ciano || ciano-gitAUR
  • Curlew — Easy to use multimedia converter written in Python and GTK3 and uses FFmpeg.
https://curlew.sourceforge.io/ || curlewAUR
  • FFmpegYAG — Advanced GUI for the popular FFmpeg audio/video encoding tool.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffmpegyag/ || ffmpegyagAUR
  • FF Multi Converter — Simple graphical application which enables you to convert audio, video, image and document files between all popular formats, by utilizing other command-line tools.
https://sites.google.com/site/ffmulticonverter/ || ffmulticonverterAUR
  • HandBrake — Simple yet powerful video transcoder ideal for batch mkv/x264 ripping. GTK+ version.
http://handbrake.fr/ || handbrake
  • QWinFF — Qt5 GUI for FFmpeg that can read audio and video files in various formats and convert them into other formats.
http://qwinff.github.io/ || qwinffAUR
  • traGtor — Convert all your audio and video files through FFmpeg without using a terminal.
http://mein-neues-blog.de/tragtor-gui-for-ffmpeg/ || tragtorAUR
  • Transmageddon — Simple python application for transcoding video into formats supported by GStreamer.
http://www.linuxrising.org/ || transmageddon
  • WinFF — Graphical video and audio batch converter using FFmpeg.
https://www.biggmatt.com/winff/ || winffAUR

Video editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video editing software.

  • Avidemux — Free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ || avidemux-qt
  • Blender — Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite with a built-in non-linear video editor.
http://www.blender.org/ || blender
http://cinelerra-cv.org/ || cinelerra-cvAUR
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/ || davinci-resolveAUR
  • Flowblade — Multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux, designed to provide a fast, robust editing experience.
https://github.com/jliljebl/flowblade || flowbladeAUR
  • Kdenlive — Non-linear video editor designed for basic to semi-professional work.
http://kdenlive.org/ || kdenlive
  • Lightworks — Professional proprietary 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
  • Natron — Open-source compositing software. Node-graph based. Similar in functionalities to Adobe After Effects and Nuke by The Foundry.
https://natrongithub.github.io/ || natronAUR
  • OpenShot — 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
  • VidCutter — Fast lossless media cutter + joiner w/ frame-accurate SmartCut options powered by mpv, FFmpeg via a sleek Qt5 GUI.
https://vidcutter.ozmartians.com/ || vidcutterAUR


  • Penguin Subtitle Player — Standalone subtitle player that provides a translucent window which always stays on the top so subtitles can be shown on top of the video without blocking anything.
https://github.com/carsonip/Penguin-Subtitle-Player || penguin-subtitle-player-gitAUR
  • subdl — Command-line tool for downloading subtitles from opensubtitles.org.
https://github.com/akexakex/subdl || subdl
  • SubDownloader — Automatic download/upload of subtitles using fast hashing.
https://github.com/subdownloader/subdownloader || subdownloader
  • SubtitlesPrinter — Print subtitles above a X-screen, independently of the video player.
https://github.com/OlivierMarty/SubtitlesPrinter || subtitles-printer-gitAUR

Subtitle editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of subtitle editors.

https://github.com/Aegisub/Aegisub || aegisub
  • Gaupol — Full-featured subtitle editor.
https://otsaloma.io/gaupol/ || gaupol
http://www.gnomesubtitles.org/ || gnome-subtitles
  • Jubler — Open-source multiplatform subtitle editor written in Java.
http://www.jubler.org || jublerAUR
  • Subtitle Composer — 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
  • Subtitle Edit — Subtitle editing program. Written in C# using mono.
https://github.com/SubtitleEdit/subtitleedit || subtitleeditAUR
  • Subtitle Editor — GTK+3 tool to edit subtitles for GNU/Linux/*BSD.
http://kitone.github.io/subtitleeditor/ || subtitleeditor


See Screen capture#Screencast software.


See also FFmpeg#Recording webcam and Wikipedia:Comparison of webcam software.

  • Cheese — Take photos and videos with your webcam, with fun graphical effects.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Cheese || cheese
  • fswebcam — Small and simple command line webcam software that generates images for a webcam.
https://www.sanslogic.co.uk/fswebcam/ || fswebcamAUR
  • Guvcview — Simple interface for capturing and viewing video from v4l2 devices.
http://guvcview.sourceforge.net/ || GTK+: guvcview, Qt: guvcview-qt
  • Kamoso — Webcam recorder from KDE community.
https://userbase.kde.org/Kamoso || kamoso
  • MJPG-streamer — Command line application which can be used to stream M-JPEG over an IP-based network from a webcam to various types of viewers.
https://github.com/jacksonliam/mjpg-streamer || mjpg-streamerAUR
  • Motion — Highly configurable program that monitors video signals from many types of cameras. It is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion.
https://motion-project.github.io/ || motionAUR
  • Pantheon Camera — Camera app designed for elementary OS.
https://github.com/elementary/camera || pantheon-camera-gitAUR
  • QtCAM — Webcam software with more than 10 image control settings, extension settings and color space switching.
https://www.e-consystems.com/opensource-linux-webcam-software-application.asp || qtcam-gitAUR
  • v4l2ucp — Universal control panel for V4L2 devices.
http://v4l2ucp.sourceforge.net/ || v4l2ucp
  • v4l-utils — Provides a series of utilities for media devices.
https://linuxtv.org/ || v4l-utils
  • Webcamoid — Full featured webcam suite.
https://webcamoid.github.io/ || webcamoidAUR
  • ZArt — GUI for G'MIC real-time manipulations on the output of a webcam.
https://gmic.eu/ || zart

DVD authoring

See also Wikipedia:List of DVD authoring applications.

  • Bombono DVD — DVD authoring program with nice and clean GUI.
http://www.bombono.org/ || bombono-dvdAUR
  • Devede — Program to create VideoDVDs and CDs.
http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html || devede
  • DVDStyler — DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs.
https://www.dvdstyler.org/ || dvdstylerAUR

DVD ripping

See Optical disc drive#DVD-Video.

Collection managers

  • Data Crow — Media cataloger and media organizer.
http://datacrow.net/ || datacrowAUR
  • FileBot — The ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, tv shows or anime, and music well as downloading subtitles and artwork.
https://github.com/filebot/filebot || filebotAUR
  • GCstar — GNOME application for organizing various collections (board games, comic books, movies, stamps, etc.).
http://www.gcstar.org/ || gcstarAUR
  • Griffith — Movie collection manager application.
https://gitlab.com/Strit/griffith || griffithAUR
  • MediaElch — Media manager for Kodi. Information about movies, TV shows, concerts and music are stored as nfo files.
https://www.kvibes.de/en/mediaelch/ || mediaelch
  • Tellico — KDE application for organizing various collections (books, video, music, coins, etc.).
http://tellico-project.org/ || tellico
  • tinyMediaManager — Media management tool to provide metadata for Kodi.
https://tinymediamanager.org/ || tiny-media-managerAUR
  • vMovieDB — Movie collection manager for the Gnome desktop.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/vmoviedb/ || vmoviedb

Media servers

  • Airsonic — Web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. (Fork of Subsonic.)
https://airsonic.github.io/ || airsonicAUR
  • Emby — Proprietary media server, which automatically converts and streams your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
https://emby.media/ || emby-server
  • forked-daapd — DAAP (iTunes) and MPD media server with support for AirPlay devices, Apple Remote, Chromecast, Spotify and internet radio.
http://ejurgensen.github.io/forked-daapd/ || forked-daapdAUR
  • Gerbera — UPnP Media Server to stream your media to devices on your home network. (Fork of MediaTomb.)
https://gerbera.io/ || gerberaAUR
  • Icecast — Streaming media (audio/video) server which currently supports Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and MP3 streams.
https://icecast.org/ || icecast
  • Jellyfin — Jellyfin is a Free Software Media System that puts you in control of managing and streaming your media.
https://jellyfin.github.io/ || jellyfinAUR
  • Plex — Proprietary media server, which organizes your personal video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your devices.
https://www.plex.tv/ || plex-media-serverAUR
  • ReadyMedia — Simple media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/ || minidlna
  • Rygel — UPnP AV MediaServer and MediaRenderer that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures, and control of media player on your home network.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Rygel || rygel
  • Serviio — Proprietary media server, which allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network.
http://serviio.org/ || serviioAUR
  • Subsonic — Proprietary media server to stream from your own computer.
http://www.subsonic.org/ || subsonicAUR
  • Tvheadend — TV streaming server and recorder supporting DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC, ISDB-T, IPTV, SAT>IP and HDHomeRun as input sources.
https://tvheadend.org/ || tvheadendAUR
  • Universal Media Server — UPnP media server, which is capable of sharing video, audio and images between most modern devices. (Fork of PS3 Media Server.)
http://www.universalmediaserver.com/ || umsAUR


  • ExifTool — Command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files.
https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ || perl-image-exiftool
  • Exiv2 — Command line utility to manage image metadata. It provides fast and easy read and write access to the Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata and the ICC Profile embedded within digital images in various formats.
http://exiv2.org/ || exiv2
  • ffprobe — Gather information from multimedia streams and print it in human- and machine-readable fashion.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffprobe.html || ffmpeg
  • jhead — Exif jpeg header manipulation tool.
http://sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/ || jhead
  • MediaConch — Implementation checker, policy checker, reporter, and fixer.
https://mediaarea.net/MediaConch || CLI: mediaconchAUR, GUI: mediaconch-guiAUR
  • MediaInfo — Convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files.
https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo || CLI: mediainfo, GUI: mediainfo-gui
  • pyExifToolGUI — Graphical frontend for ExifTool, which reads and writes all kind of metadata tags from/to image files.
https://hvdwolf.github.io/pyExifToolGUI/ || pyexiftoolgui-gitAUR
  • sndfile-info — Obtaining information about the contents of an audio file.
http://mega-nerd.com/libsndfile/ || libsndfile

Mobile device managers

https://whoozle.github.io/android-file-transfer-linux/ || android-file-transfer
  • gnokii — Tools and user space driver for use with mobile phones.
http://www.gnokii.org/ || gnokii
https://gmtp.sourceforge.io/ || gmtp
  • GNOME Phone Manager — Control your mobile phone from your GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/PhoneManager || gnome-phone-manager
  • gtkpod — GUI for Apple's iPod using GTK+. It allows you to import your existing iTunes database, add songs, podcasts, videos and cover art, and to edit ID3 tags.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gtkpod/ || gtkpodAUR
  • KDE Connect — Aims to communicate all your devices.
https://community.kde.org/KDEConnect || kdeconnect
  • Modem Manager GUI — Control EDGE/3G/4G broadband modem specific functions.
http://linuxonly.ru/page/modem-manager-gui || modem-manager-gui
  • Wammu — Manage data in your cell phone such as contacts, calendar or messages.
https://wammu.eu/ || wammu

Optical disc burning

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



Command shells

See the main article: Command-line shell.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of command shells.

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.

  • Alacritty — A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator.
https://github.com/jwilm/alacritty || alacritty
  • 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[dead link 2018-01-17] || 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.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/konsole/ || konsole
  • kitty — A modern, hackable, featureful, OpenGL based terminal emulator
https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty || kitty
  • mlterm — A multi-lingual terminal emulator supporting various character sets and encodings in the world.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mlterm/ || mltermAUR
  • PuTTY — Highly configurable ssh/telnet/serial console program.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ || putty
  • QTerminal — 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 || stAUR
  • Terminology — Terminal emulator by the Enlightenment project team with innovative features: file thumbnails and media play like a media player.
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-terminology || terminology
  • 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.
https://yakuake.kde.org/ || yakuake

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.

  • Deepin Terminal — Terminal emulation application for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-terminal/ || deepin-terminal
  • evilvte — Very lightweight and highly customizable terminal emulator with support for tabs, auto-hiding and different encodings.
http://calno.com/evilvte/ || evilvte-gitAUR
  • 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
  • LXTerminal — Desktop independent terminal emulator for LXDE.
https://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://github.com/elementary/terminal || pantheon-terminal
  • ROXTerm — Tabbed terminal emulator with a small footprint.
http://roxterm.sourceforge.net/ || roxtermAUR
  • sakura — Terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE.
http://www.pleyades.net/david/projects/sakura || sakura
  • Terminator — Terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panels.
https://gnometerminator.blogspot.com/ || terminator
  • Termite — Keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support.
https://github.com/thestinger/termite || termite
  • Tilda — Configurable drop down terminal emulator.
https://github.com/lanoxx/tilda/ || tilda
  • Tilix — Tiling terminal emulator for GNOME.
https://gnunn1.github.io/tilix-web/ || tilix
  • tinyterm — Very lightweight terminal emulator based on VTE.
https://github.com/lahwaacz/tinyterm || tinyterm-gitAUR
  • Xfce Terminal — Terminal emulator included in the Xfce desktop with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface.
https://docs.xfce.org/apps/terminal/start || xfce4-terminal

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

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

Terminal pagers

See also Wikipedia:Terminal pager.

  • more — A simple and feature-light pager. It is a part of util-linux.
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/util-linux/util-linux.git/about/ || util-linux
  • less — A program similar to more, but with support for both forward and backward scrolling, as well as partial loading of files.
https://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://midnight-commander.org/ || mc

Terminal multiplexers

See also Wikipedia:Terminal multiplexer.

  • 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
  • byobu — An GPLv3 licensed addon for tmux or screen. It requires a terminal multiplexer installed.
http://byobu.co/ || byobuAUR
http://dtach.sourceforge.net/ || dtach
  • dvtmdwm-style window manager in the console.
http://brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/ || dvtm
  • GNU Screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/ || screen
  • mtm — Simple terminal multiplexer with just four commands: change focus, split, close, and screen redraw.
https://github.com/deadpixi/mtm || mtm-gitAUR
  • tmux — BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.
https://tmux.github.io/ || tmux


File managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file managers.

  • Clex — File manager with full-screen user interface
http://www.clex.sk/ || clexAUR
  • ded — directory editor, file manager similar to Emacs dired
http://invisible-island.net/ded/ded.html || dedAUR
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Dired.html || emacs
  • Last File Manager — Powerful file manager written in Python 3 with a curses interface.
https://inigo.katxi.org/devel/lfm/ || lfm3-hgAUR
  • lf — Terminal file manager written in Go using server/client architecture.
https://github.com/gokcehan/lf || lf-gitAUR
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
  • nnn — Tiny, lightning fast, feature-packed file manager.
https://github.com/jarun/nnn || nnn
  • Pilot — File manager that comes with the Alpine email client.
https://www.washington.edu/alpine/ || alpineAUR
  • Ranger — Console-based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features.
https://ranger.github.io/ || ranger
  • Vifm — Ncurses-based two-panel file manager with vi-like keybindings.
http://vifm.info || vifm
  • Caja — The file manager for the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja || caja
  • Deepin File Manager — File manager developed for Deepin.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/dde-file-manager/ || deepin-file-manager
  • Dolphin — File manager included in the KDE desktop.
https://userbase.kde.org/Dolphin || dolphin
  • Gentoo — A lightweight file manager for GTK.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gentoo/ || gentooAUR
  • GNOME Files — Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Files || nautilus
  • Konqueror — File manager and web browser for the KDE desktop.
https://konqueror.org/ || konqueror
  • Liri Files — The file manager for Liri.
https://github.com/lirios/files || liri-files
  • Nemo — Nemo is the file manager of the Cinnamon desktop. A fork of Nautilus.
http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/ || nemo
  • Pantheon Files — File browser designed for elementary OS.
https://github.com/elementary/files || pantheon-files
  • PathFinder — File browser that comes with the FOX toolkit.
http://fox-toolkit.org/ || fox
  • PCManFM — Very fast and lightweight file manager which can also optionally manage the desktop icons and background.
https://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM || pcmanfm
  • qtFM — Small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.
http://www.qtfm.eu/ || qtfmAUR
  • ROX — Small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels.
http://rox.sourceforge.net || rox
  • 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

Note that some of these twin-panel file managers can also be set to have only one pane.

  • 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// || GTK+: doublecmd-gtk2, Qt5: doublecmd-qt5
  • emelFM2 — File manager that implements the popular two-panel design.
http://emelfm2.net/ || emelfm2
https://gcmd.github.io/ || gnome-commanderAUR
  • 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
  • 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
  • trolCommander — Lightweight, dual-pane file manager written in Java. Fork of muCommander.
https://github.com/trol73/mucommander || trolcommanderAUR
  • 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/ || xfeAUR

Trash management

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

File synchronization

Merge-arrows-2.pngThis article or section is a candidate for merging with Synchronization and backup programs#Data synchronization.Merge-arrows-2.png

Notes: There's a dedicated article. (Discuss in Talk:List of applications#)

See also Synchronization and backup programs#Data synchronization and Wikipedia:Comparison of file synchronization software.

  • DirSync Pro — Small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization.
https://dirsyncpro.org/ || dirsyncproAUR
  • FreeFileSync — Folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
https://www.freefilesync.org/ || freefilesyncAUR
  • git-annex — Manage files with git, without checking the file contents into git.
https://git-annex.branchable.com/ || git-annex
  • hsync — Command line program to sync only those files that have been renamed/moved but otherwise unchanged. It works by issuing simple move operations at the destination without actually transferring the files, and is meant to be used in conjunction with other synchronization programs that lack this capability.
https://ambrevar.bitbucket.io/hsync/ || hsyncAUR
  • rclone — Command line program to sync files and directories to and from Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Yandex Disk and many other cloud storage services as well as between local paths.
https://rclone.org/ || rclone
  • rsync — File transfer program that uses the "rsync algorithm" which provides a very fast method for bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.
https://rsync.samba.org/ || rsync
  • SparkleShare — File sharing and collaboration application written in C#. It can sync with any Git server over SSH.
http://sparkleshare.org/ || sparkleshare
  • Syncthing — Continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in a simple way without advanced configuration.
https://syncthing.net/ || Web: syncthing, GTK+: syncthing-gtk
  • Syncany — Cloud storage and filesharing application with a focus on security and abstraction of storage.
https://www.syncany.org/ || syncanyAUR
  • Synkron — Application that helps you keep your files and folders always updated. You can easily sync your documents, music or pictures to have their latest versions everywhere.
http://synkron.sourceforge.net/ || synkronAUR
  • Unison — File synchronization tool that allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.
https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ || unison

Archiving and compression tools

For archiving and compression command-line tools, see Archiving and compression.

Archive managers
  • Ark — Archiving tool included in the KDE desktop.
https://www.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
  • p7zip-gui — The GUI belonging to the p7zip software.
http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ || p7zip-guiAUR
  • PeaZip — Open source file and archive manager.
http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html || GTK+: peazip-gtk2AUR, Qt: 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 || GTK+ 3: xarchiver, GTK+ 2: 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.
https://www.kde.org/applications/development/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
  • Thunar Bulk Rename — Change the name of multiple files at once using some criterion that applies to at least one of the files. Run with thunar -B.
https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/bulk-renamer/start || thunar

File searching

This section lists utilities for file searching based on filename, file path or metadata. For full-text searching, see the next section.

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


See find and its alternatives.

  • Catfish — Versatile file searching tool by Xfce, can be powered by find, locate and Zeitgeist.
https://launchpad.net/catfish-search || catfish
  • GNOME Search Tool — GNOME utility to search for files, depends on GNOME/Files.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-search-tool || gnome-search-tool
  • KFind — Search tool for KDE to find files by name, type or content. Has internal search and supports locate.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kfind/ || kfind
  • MATE Search Tool — MATE utility to search for files.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • regexxer — Interactive search and replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions.
http://regexxer.sourceforge.net/ || regexxer
  • Searchmonkey — Powerful GUI search utility for matching regex patterns.
http://searchmonkey.sourceforge.net/ || searchmonkeyAUR
File indexers

These programs index your files to allow for quick searching.

  • Basenji — Volume indexing tool designed for easy and fast indexing of CD/DVD and other type of volume collections.
https://github.com/pulb/basenji || basenjiAUR
  • fsearch — A fast file search utility for Unix-like systems based on GTK+3.
https://github.com/cboxdoerfer/fsearch || fsearch-gitAUR

Full-text searching

Grep and its alternatives provide non-indexed full-text search.

Full-text indexers
  • Baloo — KDE's file indexing and search solution, has a CLI and is used by KRunner.
https://community.kde.org/Baloo || baloo
  • DocFetcher — Graphical Java desktop search application.
http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net || docfetcherAUR
  • Recoll — Full text search tool based on Xapian, has CLI and GUI.
https://lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/ || recoll
  • Tracker — All-in-one indexer, search tool and metadata database, used by GNOME Documents, Music, Photos and Videos.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Tracker || tracker
  • Zeitgeist — Event aggregation framework for the user's activities and notifications (files opened, websites visited, conversations had, etc.), has several third-party front-ends.
https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-project || zeitgeist


Version control systems

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of revision control software.

  • Bazaar — Distributed version control system that helps you track project history over time and to collaborate easily with others.
https://bazaar.canonical.com/ || bzr
  • CVS — Concurrent Versions System, a client-server revision control system.
http://cvs.nongnu.org/ || cvs
  • Darcs — Distributed revision control system that was designed to replace traditional, centralized source control systems such as CVS and Subversion.
http://darcs.net/ || darcs
  • Fossil — Distributed VCS with bug tracking, wiki, forum, and technotes.
https://www.fossil-scm.org/ || fossil
  • Git — Distributed revision control and source code management system with an emphasis on speed.
https://git-scm.com/ || git
  • Mercurial — Distributed version control system written in Python and similar in many ways to Git.
https://www.mercurial-scm.org/ || mercurial
  • Subversion — Full-featured centralized version control system originally designed to be a better CVS.
https://subversion.apache.org/ || subversion

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/ || ant
  • Apache Maven — Build automation tool used primarily for Java.
http://maven.apache.org/ || maven
  • CMake — Family of tools designed to build, test and package software.
https://cmake.org/ || cmake
  • GNU make — GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs.
http://www.gnu.org/software/make || make (part of base-devel)
  • 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

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://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 — Powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. It supports many programming and markup languages.
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ || bluefish
  • Code::Blocks — C, C++ and Fortran IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.
http://codeblocks.org/ || codeblocks
  • CLion — A cross-platform IDE for C and C++.
http://www.jetbrains.com/clion || clionAUR
  • 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 — IDE for Java, C/C++, PHP, Perl and Python with subversion support and task management.
https://www.eclipse.org/ || Java EE: eclipse-jee, Java: eclipse-java, C/C++: eclipse-cpp, PHP: eclipse-php, JavaScript and Web: eclipse-javascript
  • Eric — Full-featured Python and Ruby IDE written in PyQt5.
https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/ || eric
  • Gambas — IDE based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions.
http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html || gambas3-ide
  • Geany — Small and lightweight IDE with many supported many programming and markup languages including C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal.
https://geany.org/ || geany
  • GNOME Builder — Tool to write and contribute to great GNOME-based applications.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Builder || gnome-builder
  • KDevelop — Feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages.
https://www.kdevelop.org/ || kdevelop
http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit || komodo-editAUR
  • Lazarus — Delphi (Object Pascal) compatible IDE for Rapid Application Development. It has variety of components ready for use and a graphical form designer to easily create complex graphical user interfaces.
https://www.lazarus-ide.org/ || lazarus
  • LiteIDE — Simple Go IDE.
https://github.com/visualfc/liteide || liteide
  • MonoDevelop — Cross-platform IDE targeted for the Mono and .NET frameworks.
http://monodevelop.com/ || monodevelop-gitAUR
  • MPLAB — IDE for Microchip PIC and dsPIC development.
http://www.microchip.com/mplabx || microchip-mplabx-binAUR
  • Netbeans — IDE for developing with Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Groovy, C, C++, Scala, Clojure, and other languages.
https://netbeans.org/ || netbeans
  • 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
  • Qt Creator — Lightweight, cross-platform C++ integrated development environment with a focus on Qt.
https://www.qt.io/ide/ || qtcreator
Java IDEs
  • BlueJ — Fully featured Java IDE used mainly for educational and beginner purposes.
https://bluej.org/ || bluejAUR
  • IntelliJ IDEA — IDE for Java, Groovy and other programming languages with advanced refactoring features.
http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/ || intellij-idea-community-edition
Python IDEs
http://ninja-ide.org/ || ninja-ideAUR
  • PyCharm — Python IDE with support for code analysis, debugging, unit testing, version control and web development with Django.
http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/ || pycharm-community-edition
  • Spyder — Scientific Python Development Environment providing MATLAB-like features.
https://github.com/spyder-ide/spyder || spyder2 (Python 2) or spyder3 (Python 3)
  • Thonny — Python IDE for beginners.
http://thonny.org/ || thonnyAUR
  • WingIDE — Proprietary Python development environment. It is fully featured and meant for professional use.
http://www.wingware.com || wingideAUR
Educational IDEs
  • Etoys — Educational tool and media-rich authoring environment for teaching children.
http://squeakland.org/ || etoysAUR
  • KTurtle — Educational programming environment that aims to make learning how to program as easily as possible. Part of kdeedu.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kturtle/ || kturtle
  • Processing — Playground for teaching non-programmers the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context.
https://processing.org/ || processing
  • Scratch — Programming system and content development 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.
https://scratch.mit.edu/ || scratch


  • Accerciser — Interactive Python accessibility explorer. It uses the AT-SPI library to inspect, examine, and interact with widgets, allowing you to check if an application is providing correct information to assistive technologies and automated testing frameworks.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Accerciser || accerciser
  • Alleyoop — Find memory-management problems in your programs using the valgrind tool.
http://alleyoop.sourceforge.net/ || alleyoop
  • Bustle — Draws sequence diagrams of D-Bus activity. It shows signal emissions, method calls and their corresponding returns, with time stamps for each individual event and the duration of each method call.
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Bustle/ || bustle-gitAUR
https://www.gnu.org/software/ddd/ || dddAUR
  • D-Feet — Easy to use D-Bus debugger to inspect D-Bus interfaces of running programs and invoke methods on those interfaces.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DFeet || d-feet
  • GammaRay — Qt-application inspection and manipulation tool.
https://www.kdab.com/development-resources/qt-tools/gammaray/ || gammaray
  • KCachegrind — Profile data visualization tool, used to determine the most time consuming execution parts of program.
https://www.kde.org/applications/development/kcachegrind/ || KDE: kcachegrind, Qt: qcachegrind
  • KDbg — Graphical user interface to GDB, the GNU debugger. It provides an intuitive interface for setting breakpoints, inspecting variables, and stepping through code.
http://kdbg.org/ || kdbg
  • Massif-Visualizer — Visualizer for Valgrind Massif data files.
https://phabricator.kde.org/source/massif-visualizer/ || massif-visualizer
  • Nemiver — Easy to use standalone C/C++ debugger (GDB front-end) that integrates well in the GNOME environment.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nemiver || nemiver
  • Qt QDbusViewer — Tool to introspect D-Bus objects and messages.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qdbusviewer.html || qt5-tools
  • scanmem — Debugging utility designed to isolate the address of an arbitrary variable in an executing process.
https://github.com/scanmem/scanmem || CLI: scanmem, GUI: gameconqueror
  • Sysprof — Profiling tool that helps in finding the functions in which a program uses most of its time.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Sysprof || sysprof

Lexing and parsing

Lex and Yacc are part of POSIX.

  • flex — A tool for generating text-scanning programs, alternative to Lex.
https://github.com/westes/flex || flex
  • Berkeley Yacc — Berkeley reimplementation of the Unix parser generator Yacc.
https://invisible-island.net/byacc/ || byacc
  • GNU Bison — The GNU general-purpose parser generator, alternative to byacc.
https://www.gnu.org/software/bison/ || bison

And then there are also:

  • ANTLR — Parser generator, written in Java, for parsing structured text or binary files.
http://www.antlr.org/ || antlr4
  • LPeg — Pattern-matching library, based on PEGs, for Lua.
http://www.inf.puc-rio.br/~roberto/lpeg/ || lua-lpeg, lua52-lpeg, lua51-lpeg
  • peg/leg — Recursive-descent parser generators for C.
http://piumarta.com/software/peg/ || peg
  • Ragel — Compiles finite state machines from regular languages into executable C, C++, Objective-C, or D code.
http://www.colm.net/open-source/ragel/ || ragel

GUI builders

  • FLUID — FLTK GUI designer.
http://www.fltk.org/ || fltk
  • Glade — Create or open user interface designs for GTK+ applications.
https://glade.gnome.org/ || glade
  • KUIViewer — Quick viewer for Qt Designer UI File.
https://userbase.kde.org/KUIViewer || kde-dev-utils
  • Qt Designer — Tool for designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with Qt Widgets.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtdesigner-manual.html || qt5-tools

Hex editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of hex editors.

  • Bless — High quality, full featured hex editor.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170503150524/http://home.gna.org/bless/ || bless
  • GHex — Hex editor for GNOME, which allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Ghex || ghex
  • hyx — Minimalistic but powerful console hex editor.
https://yx7.cc/code/ || hyxAUR
  • Okteta — KDE hex editor for viewing and editing the raw data of files.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/okteta/ || okteta

JSON tools

  • gron — gron transforms JSON into discrete assignments to make it easier to grep.
https://github.com/tomnomnom/gron || gron-binAUR
  • jid — JSON incremental digger
https://github.com/simeji/jid || jidAUR
  • jo — A command to create JSON.
https://github.com/jpmens/jo || jo-gitAUR
  • jq — Command-line JSON processor
https://stedolan.github.io/jq/ || jq
  • jsawk — Like awk, but for JSON.
https://github.com/micha/jsawk || jsawk-gitAUR
  • jshon — A JSON parser for the shell.
http://kmkeen.com/jshon/ || jshon
  • the Elvish shell has built-in support for JSON

Literate programming

See also Wikipedia:Literate programming.

  • Noweb — A Simple, Extensible Tool for Literate Programming build against ICON libs and texlive
http://www.cs.tufts.edu/~nr/noweb/ || nowebAUR
  • nuweb — A Simple Literate Programming Tool
http://nuweb.sourceforge.net/ || nuwebAUR

UML modelers

See also Wikipedia:List of Unified Modeling Language tools.

  • ArgoUML — UML modeling tool with support for all standard UML 1.4 diagrams.
http://argouml.tigris.org/ || argoumlAUR
  • Eclipse Modeling Tools — Tools and runtimes for building model-based applications.
https://www.eclipse.org/ || eclipse-modeling-toolsAUR
  • Modelio — Modeling environment supporting the main standards: UML, BPMN, MDA, SysML.
https://www.modelio.org/ || modelio-binAUR
  • Papyrus — Model-based engineering tool based on Eclipse.
https://www.eclipse.org/papyrus/ || papyrusAUR
  • PlantUML — Tool to create UML diagrams from a plain text language.
http://plantuml.com/ || plantumlAUR
  • PlantUML QEditor — PlantUML editor written in Qt.
https://github.com/borco/plantumlqeditor || plantumlqeditor-gitAUR
  • Umbrello — Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagram program based on KDE Technology.
https://umbrello.kde.org/ || umbrello
  • UML Designer — Graphical tool based on Eclipse to edit and visualize UML models.
http://www.umldesigner.org/ || umldesignerAUR
  • UMLet — UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, build sequence and activity diagrams from plain text, export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements.
http://umlet.com/ || umletAUR
  • UML/INTERLIS-editor — Facilitate the application of the model driven approach to a greater number of users.
http://www.umleditor.org/ || umleditorAUR
  • Violet — Very easy to learn and use UML editor that draws nice-looking diagrams.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/violet/ || violetumleditorAUR

API documentation browsers

  • Devhelp — Developer tool for browsing and searching API documentation.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Devhelp || devhelp
  • Doc Browser — API documentation browser with support for DevDocs and Hoogle.
https://github.com/qwfy/doc-browser || doc-browser-gitAUR
  • Qt Assistant — Tool for viewing on-line documentation in Qt help file format.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtassistant-index.html || qt5-tools
  • quickDocs — Fast developer docs reader for reading Valadoc and DevDocs.
https://github.com/mdh34/quickDocs || quickdocsAUR
  • Zeal — Offline API documentation browser for software developers.
https://zealdocs.org/ || zeal

Issue tracking systems

https://www.bugzilla.org || bugzilla
  • Flyspray — Lightweight, web-based bug tracking system written in PHP
https://www.flyspray.org/ || flyspray
  • MantisBT — Web-based issue tracking system
https://www.mantisbt.org/ || mantisbtAUR
  • Redmine — A flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
https://www.redmine.org || redmine
https://bestpractical.com/rt/ || rtAUR
  • Trac — Trac Integrated SCM & Project Management using Apache & Subversion.
https://trac.edgewall.org/ || tracAUR

See also Git server#Advanced web applications.

Code review

  • Gerrit — A web-based code review tool built on top of the Git version control system
https://www.gerritcodereview.com/ || gerritAUR
  • GitLab also supports code reviews.

See also Wikipedia:List of tools for code review.

Game development

See also Wikipedia:List of game engines.

  • GDevelop — Game creator designed to be used by everyone - no programming skills required.
https://gdevelop-app.com/ || gdevelopAUR
  • Godot — Advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine. Create games with ease, using Godot's unique approach to game development.
https://godotengine.org/ || godotAUR
  • LibreSprite — Animated sprite editor and pixel art tool lets you create 2D animations for videogames.
https://github.com/LibreSprite/LibreSprite || librespriteAUR
  • Tiled — General purpose 2D level editor with powerful tile map editing features. It’s built to be easy to use and is suitable for many type of games.
https://www.mapeditor.org/ || tiled

Text input

Character selectors

  • GNOME Characters — Character map application for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-characters || gnome-characters
  • gucharmap — GTK+ 3 character selector for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gucharmap || gucharmap
  • KCharSelect — Tool to select special characters from all installed fonts and copy them into the clipboard. Part of kdeutils.
https://utils.kde.org/projects/kcharselect/ || kcharselect

On-screen keyboards

  • CellWriter — Grid-entry handwriting recognition input panel.
https://github.com/risujin/cellwriter || cellwriter
  • eekboard — Easy to use virtual keyboard toolkit.
https://github.com/ueno/eekboard || eekboardAUR
  • Florence — Extensible scalable on-screen virtual keyboard for GNOME that stays out of your way when not needed.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/florence/ || florenceAUR
  • Onboard — Onscreen keyboard useful for tablet PC users and for mobility impaired users.
https://launchpad.net/onboard || onboard
  • qtvkbd — Virtual keyboard written in Qt, a fork of kvkbd.
https://github.com/Alexander-r/qtvkbd || qtvkbdAUR
  • QVKbd — Virtual keyboard written in Qt.
https://github.com/KivApple/qvkbd || qvkbd
  • theShell On Screen Keyboard — Touchscreen keyboard for theShell.
https://github.com/vicr123/ts-kbd || ts-kbdAUR
  • xvkbd — Virtual keyboard for X window system.
http://t-sato.in.coocan.jp/xvkbd/ || xvkbdAUR

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.
https://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)

Input methods

See the main article: Internationalization#Input methods.


Partitioning tools

See Partitioning#Partitioning tools.

Formatting tools

See File systems#Types of file systems.

Cloning tools

See Disk cloning#Disk cloning software.

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
  • KDiskFree — Displays information about hard disks and other storage devices. It also allows to mount and unmount drives and view them in a file manager.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kdiskfree/ || kdf
  • 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

Disk usage display

  • duc — A library and suite of tools for inspecting disk usage.
http://duc.zevv.nl/ || ducAUR
  • Filelight — Disk usage analyzer that creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/filelight || filelight
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DiskUsageAnalyzer || baobab
  • Graphical Disk Map — 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
  • MATE Disk Usage Analyzer — Disk usage analyzing tool for MATE Desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • ncdu — Simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.
http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu || ncdu
  • qdirstat — Qt-based directory statistics (KDirStat/K4DirStat without any KDE - from the original KDirStat author).
https://github.com/shundhammer/qdirstat || qdirstatAUR

Disk health status

See S.M.A.R.T.#GUI Applications.

File recovery tools

See File recovery#List of utilities.

Disk cleaning

  • BleachBit — 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.
https://www.bleachbit.org/ || bleachbit
  • fdupes — Program for identifying or deleting duplicate files residing within specified directories.
https://github.com/adrianlopezroche/fdupes || fdupes
  • fslint — A utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem.
https://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/ || fslintAUR
  • 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
  • rmlint — Tool to quickly find (and optionally remove) duplicate files and other lint.
https://github.com/sahib/rmlint || CLI: rmlint, GUI: rmlint-shredder
  • Sweeper — System cleaning utility for KDE.
https://utils.kde.org/projects/sweeper/ || sweeper

Disk image writing

See also Wikipedia:List of tools to create Live USB systems.

  • Deepin Boot Maker — Tool to make boot disk for Deepin OS.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-boot-maker/ || deepin-boot-maker
  • Etcher — Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily. Based on the Electron platform.
https://etcher.io/ || etcherAUR
  • Fedora Media Writer — Tool that helps users put Fedora images on their portable drives such as flash disks.
https://github.com/FedoraQt/MediaWriter || mediawriterAUR
  • GNOME MultiWriter — Write an ISO file to multiple USB devices at once.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/MultiWriter || gnome-multi-writer
  • ISOImageWriter — Tool to write a .iso file to a USB disk.
https://community.kde.org/ISOImageWriter || isoimagewriterAUR
  • LiveUSB Install — Install various Linux distributions and operating systems on removable flash drive or external disk drive.
http://live.learnfree.eu/ || live-usb-installAUR
  • MultiBootUSB — Install multiple live Linux on a USB disk non destructively and option to uninstall distros.
http://multibootusb.org/ || multibootusbAUR
  • MultiSystem — GUI tool to create a USB system that can boot multiple distro's.
http://liveusb.info/ || multisystemAUR
https://github.com/openSUSE/imagewriter || imagewriterAUR
  • UNetbootin — Installs Linux/BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive.
https://unetbootin.github.io/ || unetbootinAUR
  • WoeUSB — Simple tool to create USB stick windows installer from an ISO image or a real DVD. (Fork of WinUSB).
https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB || woeusbAUR
  • windows2usb — Windows 7/8/8.1/10 ISO to Flash Drive burning utility for Linux with MBR/GPT, BIOS/UEFI, FAT32/NTFS support
https://github.com/ValdikSS/windows2usb || windows2usb-gitAUR


Task managers

  • Deepin System Monitor — Monitor system process status for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-system-monitor/ || deepin-system-monitor
  • GNOME System Monitor — System monitor for GNOME to view and manage system resources.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SystemMonitor || gnome-system-monitor
  • GNOME Usage — View information about use of system resources, like memory and disk space.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Usage || gnome-usage
  • htop — Simple, ncurses interactive process viewer.
http://htop.sourceforge.net/ || htop
  • KSysGuard — System monitor for KDE to monitor running processes and system performance.
https://userbase.kde.org/KSysGuard || ksysguard
  • Linux Process Explorer — Graphical process explorer for Linux.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/procexp/ || procexpAUR
  • LXTask — Lightweight task manager for LXDE.
https://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask || lxtask
  • MATE System Monitor — System monitor for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-system-monitor || mate-system-monitor
  • Task Manager — GTK2 process management application for Xfce.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-taskmanager || xfce4-taskmanager

System monitors

See also Category:Status monitoring and notification

  • Conky — Lightweight, scriptable system monitor.
https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky || conky
  • Collectd — 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
  • Fsniper — Daemon to run scripts based on changes in files monitored by inotify.
http://projects.l3ib.org/fsniper/ || fsniperAUR
  • 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
  • netdata — Web-based real-time performance monitor.
https://github.com/firehol/netdata/wiki || netdata
  • Telegraf — Agent written in Go for collecting, processing, aggregating, and writing metrics.
https://docs.influxdata.com/telegraf/latest/ || telegrafAUR
  • Paramano — Light battery monitor and a CPU frequency scaler. Forked from trayfreq
https://github.com/phillid/paramano || paramanoAUR
  • Sysstat — Collection of resource monitoring tools: iostat, isag, mpstat, pidstat, sadf, sar.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/sebastien.godard/ || sysstat
  • xosview — System monitor that resembles gr_osview from SGI IRIX.
http://www.pogo.org.uk/~mark/xosview/ || xosviewAUR

Hardware sensor monitoring

See lm_sensors#Graphical front-ends.

System information viewers

  • 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 in /sys/.
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 || inxiAUR
  • neofetch — A fast, highly customizable system info script that supports displaying images with w3m.
https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch || neofetch
  • screenfetch — Similar to archey but has an option to take a screenshot. Written in bash.
https://github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch || screenfetch
  • nmon — Console based application for monitoring various system components.
http://nmon.sourceforge.net/ || nmon
  • 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 — Centralized and convenient overview of system information for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kinfocenter/ || kinfocenter
  • USBView — Display the topology of devices on the USB bus.
http://www.kroah.com/linux/usb/ || usbview

System log viewers

  • GNOME Logs — Viewer for the systemd journal. Part of gnome.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Logs || gnome-logs
  • GNOME System Log — System log viewer for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-system-log || gnome-system-log
  • KSystemLog — System log viewer tool for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/ksystemlog/ || ksystemlog
  • MATE System Log — System log viewer for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • Pacman Log Viewer — Tool used to inspect pacman log file, in particular it lists installed, removed and upgraded packages letting you to filter by package's name and/or date.
https://www.opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=150484 || pacmanlogviewer

Font viewers

See also Wikipedia:Font management software.

  • Font Manager — Simple font management for GTK+ desktop environments.
https://fontmanager.github.io/ || font-managerAUR
  • Fonty Python — Manage, view and find your fonts.
https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/fontypython || fontypythonAUR
  • GNOME Fonts — Font viewer for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-font-viewer || gnome-font-viewer
  • KFontview — KDE application to view and install different types of fonts.
https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kde-workspace/kfontview/index.html || plasma-desktop
  • MATE Font Viewer — Font viewer for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-control-center || mate-utils
  • Waterfall — GTK+ application to view all characters of font in all sizes.
https://keithp.com/cgit/gwaterfall.git || gwaterfall

Help viewers

See man page#Viewer applications.

Command schedulers

See also Cron.

  • FcronQ — Fcron GUI, an advanced periodic command scheduler.
http://fcronq.xavion.name/ || fcronqAUR
  • GNOME Schedule — Graphical interface to crontab and at for GNOME.
http://gnome-schedule.sourceforge.net/ || gnome-schedule
  • KCron — Tool for KDE to run applications in the background at regular intervals. It's a graphical interface to the Cron command.
https://userbase.kde.org/KCron || kcron
  • KTimer — Little tool for KDE to execute programs after some time. It allows you to enter several tasks and to set a timer for each of them. The timers for each task can be started, stopped, changed, or looped.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/ktimer/ || ktimer

Shutdown timers

  • GShutdown — Advanced shutdown utility which allows you to schedule the shutdown or the restart of your computer, or logout your actual session.
https://gshutdown.tuxfamily.org/ || gshutdownAUR
  • Hsiu-Ming's Timer — Graphical shutdown timer, which enables you to shutdown, turn off monitor, reboot or play sound after a period of time.
https://cges30901.github.io/hmtimer-website/ || hmtimerAUR
  • KShutdown — Graphical shutdown utility, which allows you to turn off or suspend a computer at a specified time. It features various time and delay options, command-line support, and notifications.
https://kshutdown.sourceforge.io/ || kshutdown

Clock synchronization

See Time synchronization.

Screen management

See Xrandr#Graphical front-ends.

Backlight management

See Backlight#Backlight utilities.

Color management

See ICC profiles#Utilities and Backlight#Color correction.

Printer management

See CUPS#GUI applications.

Bluetooth management

See Bluetooth#Front-ends.

Power management

See Power management#Userspace tools.

Package management

See pacman tips#Utilities.

Documents and texts

Text editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of text editors.

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


  • dte — Small, easy to use editor with multi-tabbed interface, syntax highlighting, ctags navigation, etc.
https://craigbarnes.gitlab.io/dte/ || dteAUR
  • e3 — Tiny editor without dependencies, written in assembly.
http://sites.google.com/site/e3editor/ || e3
  • ee — Classic curse-based text editor. Born in HP-UX, used in FreeBSD.
https://web.archive.org/web/20160719002816/http://www.users.qwest.net/~hmahon/ || ee-editorAUR
  • 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
http://joe-editor.sourceforge.net/ || joe
  • mcedit — Useful text editor that comes with Midnight Commander file manager.
http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/ || mc
  • micro — Modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor, written in go and extensible through plugins.
https://micro-editor.github.io/ || microAUR
  • Minimum Profit — Text editor for programmers.
http://triptico.com/software/mp.html || mpAUR
  • nano — Console text editor based on pico with on-screen key bindings help.
https://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 — Intuitive text editor with Windows-like key bindings.
http://os.ghalkes.nl/tilde/ || tildeAUR


  • Acme — Minimalist and flexible programming environment developed by Rob Pike for the Plan 9 operating system.
http://acme.cat-v.org/ || plan9port
  • Adie — Fast and convenient programming text editor.
http://fox-toolkit.org/ || fox
  • Atom — Promising text editor developed by GitHub. With support for plug-ins written in Node.js and embedded Git Control.
https://atom.io/ || atom
  • Beaver — GTK+ editor designed to be modular, lightweight and stylish.
http://beaver-editor.sourceforge.net/ || beaver
  • Brackets — Code editor for the web, written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
http://brackets.io/ || bracketsAUR
  • Deepin Editor — Simple text editor for Deepin desktop.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-editor || deepin-editor
  • Ecrire — Simple text editor based on EFL.
https://git.enlightenment.org/apps/ecrire.git/ || ecrire-gitAUR
  • Editra — Text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid in code development.
http://editra.org/ || editraAUR
  • Enki — Text editor for programmers.
http://enki-editor.org/ || enki-editor-gitAUR
  • 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
  • FLTK Editor — Simple text editor application for FLTK.
http://www.fltk.org/ || fltk-editorAUR
  • 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
  • Gobby — Collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat.
https://gobby.github.io/ || gobby
  • Howl — General purpose, fast and lightweight editor with a keyboard-centric minimalistic user interface.
https://howl.io/ || howl
  • 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://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kwrite || kwrite
  • L3afpad — Simple text editor forked from Leafpad, supports GTK+ 3.
https://github.com/stevenhoneyman/l3afpad || l3afpad
  • Leafpad — Notepad clone for GTK+ that emphasizes simplicity.
http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad || leafpad
  • Light Table — Next generation code editor that connects you to your creation with instant feedback.
http://lighttable.com/ || lighttable-binAUR or lighttable-gitAUR
  • Liri Text — Text editor for Liri.
https://github.com/lirios/text || liri-text
  • 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
  • NEdit — Text editor for the Motif environment.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/nedit/ || nedit
  • NFO Viewer — Simple viewer for NFO files.
https://otsaloma.io/nfoview/ || nfoview
  • Notepadqq — Qt-based, Notepad++-like text editor with support for syntax highlighting for more than 100 languages.
http://notepadqq.altervista.org/s/ || notepadqq
  • Pantheon Code — Code editor for elementaryOS. It auto-saves your files, meaning they're always up-to-date. Plus it remembers your tabs so you never lose your spot, even in between sessions.
https://github.com/elementary/code || pantheon-code
  • Pluma — Powerful text editor for MATE.
http://mate-desktop.org || pluma
  • QSciTE — Qt clone of the SciTE text and code editor.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/qscite/ || qsciteAUR
  • 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 || sciteAUR
  • Scribes — Ultra minimalist text editor that combines simplicity with power.
http://scribes.sourceforge.net || scribes
  • Sublime Text — Proprietary C++ and Python-based editor with many advanced features and plugins while staying lightweight and pretty.
https://www.sublimetext.com/ || version 3: sublime-text-devAUR, version 2: sublime-text2AUR
  • TEA — Qt-based feature rich text editor.
http://semiletov.org/tea || teaAUR
  • Textadept — Lua-extensible feature rich text editor based on Scintilla and written in C.
http://foicica.com/textadept || textadeptAUR
  • Textosaurus — Simple cross-platform text editor based on Qt and QScintilla.
https://github.com/martinrotter/textosaurus || textosaurusAUR
  • Visual Studio Code — Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.
https://code.visualstudio.com || code
  • xed — Text editor based on Pluma developed for Linux Mint.
https://github.com/linuxmint/xed || xed
  • XEdit — Simple text editor for the X Window System.
https://www.x.org/wiki || xorg-xedit
  • wxMEdit — Text/Hex editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.
https://wxmedit.github.io/ || wxmeditAUR

Emacs-style text editors

  • Emacs — The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor by GNU.
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html || with GUI: emacs, without GUI: emacs-nox
  • mg — Small, fast, and portable Emacs-like editor.
http://homepage.boetes.org/software/mg || mg
http://www.jasspa.com/ || jasspa-meAUR
  • vile — Lightweight Emacs clone with vi-like key bindings.
http://invisible-island.net/vile/vile.html || vileAUR
  • Zile — Lightweight Emacs clone.
https://www.gnu.org/software/zile/ || zile

Vi-style text editors

  • Amp — Text editor written in Rust, that aims to take the core interaction model of Vim, simplify it, and bundle in the essential features required for a modern text editor.
https://amp.rs/ || ampAUR
  • Kakoune — Modal editor. Fewer keystrokes. Selection based, multi-cursor editing. Orthogonal design.
https://github.com/mawww/kakoune || kakoune
  • Neovim — Vim's rebirth for the 21st century.
https://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.
https://www.vim.org/ || with GUI: gvim, without GUI: vim
  • Vis — Modern, legacy free, simple yet efficient vim-like editor.
https://github.com/martanne/vis || vis


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 — The office productivity suite compatible to the open and standardized ODF document format. Fork of OpenOffice, supported by The Document Foundation.
https://www.libreoffice.org/ || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
  • OnlyOffice — Office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors.
https://www.onlyoffice.com/ || onlyoffice-binAUR
  • OpenOffice — Open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more, under the Apache Licence.
https://www.openoffice.org/ || openofficeAUR
  • SoftMaker Office — Complete, reliable, lightning-fast and Microsoft Office-compatible proprietary 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, business cards and media covers.
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
http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.html || 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


  • Calligra Stage — Easy to use yet still flexible presentation application included in the Calligra Suite.
https://www.calligra.org/stage/ || calligra
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/writer || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.html || openofficeAUR
  • Sozi — Zooming presentation editor and player. Based on the Electron platform.
http://sozi.baierouge.fr/ || soziAUR
  • Spice-Up — Create simple and beautiful presentations.
https://github.com/Philip-Scott/Spice-up || spice-upAUR


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 for 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

Database tools

For DBMS-specific tools, see:

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of database tools.

  • Adminer — Full-featured database management webapp with support for many database types.
https://www.adminer.org/ || adminerAUR
  • DBeaver — Java-based graphical database editor with support for many database types.
https://dbeaver.jkiss.org/ || dbeaver
  • GdaBrowser — Graphical tool to get a quick access to a database's structure and contents.
http://www.gnome-db.org/GdaBrowser || libgda
  • GSQL — Integrated database development tool for GNOME. Last release 2010.
http://gsql.org/ || gsql
  • Kexi — Visual database applications creator tool by KDE, designed to fill the gap between spreadsheets and database solutions requiring more sophisticated development.
http://www.kexi-project.org/ || kexi
  • LibreOffice Base — Full-featured desktop database front end included in the LibreOffice suite, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/base/ || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
  • OpenOffice Base — Full-featured desktop database front end included in the OpenOffice suite, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/base.html || openofficeAUR
  • Orbada — Excellent tool for database developers, SQL developers, DBA administrators, as well as for users who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills in SQL.
http://orbada.sourceforge.net/ || orbadaAUR
  • Sequeler — SQL client built in Vala and Gtk. It allows you to connect to your local and remote databases, write SQL in a handy text editor with language recognition, and visualize SELECT results in a Gtk.Grid Widget.
https://github.com/Alecaddd/sequeler || sequeler-gitAUR
  • SQuirreL SQL Client — Graphical Java program that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands etc.
http://www.squirrelsql.org/ || squirrel-sqlAUR
  • TOra — Database management GUI that supports accessing most of the common database platforms in use, including Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL, as well as limited support for any target that can be accessed through Qt's ODBC support.
https://github.com/tora-tool/tora/wiki || toraAUR
Simplified database software
  • Glom — Easy-to-use database designer and user interface.
https://www.glom.org/ || glom
  • Symphytum — Personal database software for everyone who desires to manage and organize data in an easy and intuitive way, without having to study complex database languages and software user interfaces.
https://giowck.github.io/symphytum/ || symphytumAUR

Formula editors

See also #TeX formula editors and Wikipedia:Formula editor.

  • LibreOffice Math — Create and edit scientific formulas and equations. Included in the LibreOffice suite.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/math/ || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
  • OpenOffice Math — Create equations and formulas for your documents. Included in the OpenOffice suite.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/math.html || openofficeAUR

Markup languages

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of document markup languages.

  • 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


See also Wikipedia:AsciiDoc.

  • AsciiDoc — The original implementation, written in Python. Used by Arch for generating pacman's man pages.[2].
http://asciidoc.org/ || asciidoc
https://asciidoctor.org/ || asciidoctor


See also the official website and Wikipedia:Markdown.

  • Discount — A Markdown implementation written in C.
https://www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc/Code/discount/ || discount, Ruby wrapper library: ruby-rdiscount
  • lowdown — Markdown translator producing HTML5 and roff documents in the ms and man formats.
https://kristaps.bsd.lv/lowdown/ || lowdownAUR
  • Marked — Markdown parser and compiler built for speed.
https://marked.js.org/ || marked
  • Pandoc also supports Markdown.
Python implementations
  • CommonMark-py — Python parser for the CommonMark Markdown specification.
https://github.com/rtfd/CommonMark-py || python-commonmark, python2-commonmark
  • M2R — Markdown to reStructuredText converter.
https://github.com/miyakogi/m2r || m2r, python2-m2r
  • Mistune — The fastest markdown parser in pure Python with renderer feature.
https://github.com/lepture/mistune || python-mistune, python2-mistune
  • Python-Markdown — Extensible Python implementation of John Gruber's Markdown.
https://github.com/Python-Markdown/markdown || python-markdown, python2-markdown
Ruby implementations
  • kramdown — Fast, pure Ruby Markdown superset converter, using a strict syntax definition.
https://kramdown.gettalong.org/ || ruby-kramdown
  • Maruku — Pure Ruby Markdown-superset interpreter.
https://github.com/bhollis/maruku || ruby-maruku
Markdown editors
  • Abricotine — Markdown editor built for desktop. Based on the Electron platform.
https://abricotine.brrd.fr/ || abricotineAUR
  • CuteMarkEd — Qt-based Markdown editor with live HTML preview, math expressions, code and markdown syntax highlighting.
https://cloose.github.io/CuteMarkEd/ || cutemarkedAUR
  • EME — Elegant Markdown Editor. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/egoist/eme || emeAUR
  • ghostwriter — Distraction-free Markdown editor.
https://wereturtle.github.io/ghostwriter/ || ghostwriterAUR
  • Marker — Simple yet robust Markdown editor.
https://fabiocolacio.github.io/Marker/ || markerAUR
  • MarkMyWords — Minimal markdown editor.
https://github.com/voldyman/MarkMyWords || markmywords-gitAUR
  • Mark Text — Next generation markdown editor. Based on the Electron platform.
https://marktext.github.io/website/ || marktextAUR
  • Moeditor — Your all-purpose markdown editor. Based on the Electron platform.
https://moeditor.js.org/ || moeditor-binAUR
  • Remarkable — Fully featured Markdown editor.
https://remarkableapp.github.io/ || remarkableAUR
  • ReText — Simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText.
https://github.com/retext-project/retext || retext
  • UberWriter — Elegant, free distraction GTK+ Markdown editor.
http://uberwriter.wolfvollprecht.de/ || uberwriterAUR

Typesetting systems

  • groffGNU implementation of troff, a heirloom Unix document processing system and the default formatter for man pages.
https://www.gnu.org/software/groff/groff.html || groff
  • Lout — A lightware document formatting system. Reads a high-level description of a document similar in style to LaTeX and produces a PostScript.
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/lout || lout
  • SILE — Modern typesetting system inspired by TeX.
http://sile-typesetter.org/ || sileAUR
  • TeX — A high-quality typesetting system popular in academia.
https://tug.org/ || texlive-core
https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/ || texinfo

TeX editors

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
  • gedit LaTeX Plugin — Add code-completion to gedit and allows for compiling LaTeX documents and managing BibTeX bibliographies.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit/LaTeXPlugin || gedit-latexAUR
  • GNOME LaTeX — LaTeX editor for the GNOME Desktop including support for code completion, compiling and project management.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/GNOME-LaTeX || gnome-latex
  • 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
  • Kile — User-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor for the KDE desktop with many features.
http://kile.sourceforge.net/ || kile
  • Ktikz — Small application helping you to create PGF/TikZ diagrams for your publications.
http://www.hackenberger.at/blog/ktikz-editor-for-the-tikz-language/ || KDE: ktikz, Qt: qtikz
  • 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
  • TeXworks — Simple TeX front-end program modeled after TeXShop.
https://tug.org/texworks/ || texworksAUR
  • TikZiT — Graphical tool for rapidly creating graphs and diagrams using PGF/TikZ.
https://tikzit.github.io/ || tikzitAUR
http://vim-latex.sourceforge.net/ || vim-latexsuite

TeX formula editors

  • EqualX — LaTeX equation editor with real time preview.
http://equalx.sourceforge.net/ || equalxAUR
  • KLatexFormula — GUI for generating images from LaTeX equations.
https://klatexformula.sourceforge.io/ || klatexformulaAUR
  • LibreOffice TexMaths extension — LaTeX equation editor for LibreOffice.
http://roland65.free.fr/texmaths/ || libreoffice-extension-texmaths

XML editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of XML editors.

  • QXmlEdit — Simple Qt XML editor and XSD viewer.
http://qxmledit.org/ || qxmleditAUR
  • XML Copy Editor — Fast, validating XML editor.
http://xml-copy-editor.sourceforge.net/ || xmlcopyeditorAUR
  • XML Tree Editor — Displays XML files as tree views and allows basic operations: adding, editing and deleting text nodes and their attributes.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xmltreeeditor/ || xmltreeedit-binAUR

Document converters

See also #Markup languages and PDF, PS and DjVu.

http://www.winfield.demon.nl/ || antiword
  • catdoc — Converter for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and RTF files to text.
https://wagner.pp.ru/~vitus/software/catdoc/ || catdoc
  • mutool — All purpose tool based on MuPDF for dealing with document files in various manners.
https://mupdf.com/ || mupdf-tools
  • Pandoc — Swiss-army knife for converting markup and document formats.
http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc || pandoc, pandoc-binAUR
  • unoconv — Libreoffice-based document converter.
http://dag.wiee.rs/home-made/unoconv/ || unoconv
  • UnRTF — Command-line program which converts RTF documents to other formats.
https://www.gnu.org/software/unrtf/unrtf.html || unrtf

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.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bibus-biblio/ || 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 — Java GUI frontend for managing BibTeX and other bibliographies.
https://www.jabref.org/ || jabrefAUR
  • KBibTeX — BibTeX editor by KDE to edit bibliographies used with LaTeX.
https://userbase.kde.org/KBibTeX || kbibtex
https://www.mendeley.com/ || mendeleydesktopAUR
https://pybliographer.org/ || pybliographerAUR
  • Referencer — GNOME application to organize documents or references, and ultimately generate a BibTeX bibliography file.
https://launchpad.net/referencer/ || referencerAUR
  • Zotero — An easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Can import and export BibTeX and has browser extensions.
https://www.zotero.org/ || zoteroAUR

Readers and viewers

PDF and DjVu

See PDF, PS and DjVu.


Note: Some PDF and DjVu viewers also support other e-book formats.
  • Bookworm — Simple, focused e-book reader for Elementary OS with EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket and Comicbook support.
https://babluboy.github.io/bookworm/ || bookworm
  • Calibre — E-book library management application that can also edit EPUB files, convert between different formats and sync with a variety of e-book readers. Supported formats include CHM, Comicbook, DjVu, DOCX, EPUB, FictionBook, HTML, HTMLZ, Kindle, LIT, LRF, Mobipocket, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT and TXTZ.
https://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.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/ || coolreaderAUR
  • 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.
https://fbreader.org/ || fbreader
  • GNOME Books — E-book manager application for GNOME with EPUB, Mobipocket, FictionBook, DjVu and Comicbook support.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Documents || gnome-documents
  • Lector — Qt based e-book reader with PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Mobipocket and Comicbook support.
https://github.com/BasioMeusPuga/Lector || lector-gitAUR
  • Sigil — WYSIWYG EPUB e-book editor.
https://sigil-ebook.com/ || sigil

Comic book

  • Buoh — Online strips comics reader for GNOME.
http://buoh.steve-o.org/ || buoh
  • MComix — GTK2 image viewer specifically designed to handle comic book archives (fork of Comix). Also includes library manager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mcomix/ || mcomix
  • MComix-GTK3 — GTK3 image viewer specifically designed to handle comic book archives (unmerged patch for MComix). Works well on hidpi screens. Also includes library manager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mcomix/ || mcomix-gtk3-gitAUR
  • Peruse — Comic book reader by KDE.
https://peruse.kde.org/ || peruse-gitAUR
  • QComicBook — Viewer for comic book archives that aims at convenience and simplicity.
https://github.com/stolowski/QComicBook || qcomicbookAUR
  • YACReader — Comic book viewer written in C++ and Qt5. Comes with YACReaderLibrary for managing comics.
http://yacreader.com/ || yacreaderAUR


See also Wikipedia:Microsoft Compiled HTML Help.

  • Archmage — Extensible reader and decompiler for files in the CHM format.
https://github.com/dottedmag/archmage || archmageAUR
  • 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/linux/kchmviewer/ || kchmviewer
  • xCHM — Lightweight CHM viewer, based on chmlib.
http://xchm.sourceforge.net/ || xchm

Document managers

  • GNOME Documents — Document manager application for GNOME with PDF, DVI, XPS, PostScript, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and Google Docs support.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Documents || gnome-documents
  • Paperwork — Personal document manager. It manages scanned documents and PDFs.
https://openpaper.work/ || paperwork

Scanning software

See SANE#Install a frontend.

OCR software


See also Wikipedia:Comparison of optical character recognition software.

  • 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 — OCR engine which also supports barcode recognition.
https://www-e.uni-magdeburg.de/jschulen/ocr/ || gocr
  • Ocrad — OCR program based on a feature extraction method.
https://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/ || ocrad
  • OCRopus — 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
  • 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


  • gImageReader — Graphical GTK+/Qt frontend to Tesseract.
https://github.com/manisandro/gImageReader || GTK+: gimagereader-gtk, Qt: gimagereader-qt
  • gscan2pdf — Scans, runs an OCR engine, minor post-processing, creates a document.
http://gscan2pdf.sourceforge.net/ || gscan2pdf
  • Linux-Intelligent-Ocr-Solution — Easy-OCR solution and Tesseract trainer for converting print into text using either scanner or a camera.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lios/ || lios-gitAUR
  • 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
  • Paperwork — Personal document manager. It manages scanned documents and PDFs.
https://openpaper.work/ || paperwork
  • Scan Tailor — Interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages.
http://scantailor.org/ || scantailor
  • YAGF — Graphical interface for the CuneiForm text recognition program on the Linux platform.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/yagf-ocr/ || yagfAUR


Note-taking software

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of notetaking software.

  • Geeknote — Command line client for Evernote.
http://geeknote.me/ || geeknote-gitAUR
  • 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
  • Org modeEmacs mode for notes, project planning and authoring.
https://orgmode.org/ || emacs-org-modeAUR
  • pynote — Manage notes on the commandline.
https://github.com/rumpelsepp/pynote || pynoteAUR
  • tnote — Small note taking program for the terminal.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/tnote/ || tnoteAUR
  • Vimwiki — Personal wiki for Vim – interlinked, plain text files written in a markup language.
https://vimwiki.github.io/ || vim-vimwikiAUR
  • 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.
https://basket-notepads.github.io/ || basket
  • Boostnote — Note-taking application for programmers that focuses on markdown, snippets, and customizability. Based on the Electron platform.
https://boostnote.io/ || boostnoteAUR
  • Cherrytree — Hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
https://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/ || cherrytree
  • Elephant — Notetaker with a classic interface.
http://elephant.mine.nu/ || elephantAUR
  • FromScratch — Simple but smart note-taking application that you can use as a quick note taking or todo app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://fromscratch.rocks/ || fromscratch-binAUR
  • GNOME Notes — Note editor for GNOME designed to remain simple to use.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Notes || bijiben
  • Gnote — Port of Tomboy to C++. It is the same note taking application, including most of the add-ins.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gnote || gnote
  • Joplin — Note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organized into notebooks. Based on the Electron platform.
https://joplin.cozic.net/ || joplinAUR
  • KeepNote — Cross-platform GTK+ note-taking application with rich text formatting.
http://keepnote.org || keepnote
  • KJots — Note taking application for KDE.
https://userbase.kde.org/KJots || kjots
  • Laverna — JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Based on the Electron platform.
https://laverna.cc/ || lavernaAUR
  • Mikidown — Note taking application featuring markdown syntax.
https://shadowkyogre.github.io/mikidown/ || mikidownAUR
  • MyNotex — Note-taking, document file and activity manager.
https://sites.google.com/site/mynotex/ || mynotexAUR
  • Nextcloud Notes — Simple notes app for Nextcloud.
https://github.com/nextcloud/notes || nextcloud-app-notes
  • NixNote — Helps you take notes and stay organized. Create text notes, attach files or images, and even synchronize with Evernote. Formerly called Nevernote.
http://nixnote.org/ || nixnote2AUR
  • Notes — Note-taking application, write down your thoughts.
https://github.com/nuttyartist/notes || notesAUR
  • NotesTree — Note taking application, which organizes notes in a hierarchical (tree like) structure.
https://bitbucket.org/baltic/notestree/overview || notes-treeAUR
  • Notes-Up — Markdown notes editor and manager for elementaryOS.
https://github.com/Philip-Scott/Notes-up || notes-upAUR
  • nvPY — Simplenote syncing note-taking application, inspired by Notational Velocity and ResophNotes, but uglier and cross-platformerer.
https://github.com/cpbotha/nvpy || nvpy-gitAUR
  • OutWiker — Store notes in a tree.
https://jenyay.net/Outwiker/English || outwikerAUR
  • QOwnNotes — Notepad and todo list manager with markdown support and optional ownCloud integration built on Qt5.
https://www.qownnotes.org/ || qownnotesAUR
  • Renku — Note taking application based on Akonadi.
https://zanshin.kde.org/ || zanshin
https://simplenote.com/ || simplenote-electron-binAUR
  • Standard Notes — Simple and private notes application which focuses on simplicity, and encrypts data locally before it ever touches a cloud. Based on the Electron platform.
https://standardnotes.org/ || standardnotes-desktopAUR sn-binAUR
  • TagSpaces — Offline personal data manager for managing of your local files. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.tagspaces.org/ || tagspacesAUR tagspaces-binAUR
  • TiddlyWiki — Unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organizing and sharing complex information.
https://tiddlywiki.com/ || tiddlywikiAUR
  • 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
  • TreeLine — Store almost any kind of information in a tree structure, which makes it easy to keep things organized.
http://treeline.bellz.org/ || treeline-unstableAUR
  • TuxCards — Hierarchical notebook to enter and manage ever every kind of notes and ideas in a structured manner.
http://tuxcards.de/ || tuxcards
  • VNote — Vim-inspired note-taking application that knows programmers and Markdown better.
https://tamlok.github.io/vnote/ || vnoteAUR
  • WikidPad — Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down.
http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net/ || wikidpadAUR
  • WizNote — Cloud based note-taking client.
https://github.com/WizTeam/WizQTClient || wiznote
  • Zim — WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop.
http://zim-wiki.org/ || zim
  • zNotes — Lightweight application for notes management with simple interface.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/znotes/ || znotesAUR

Stylus note-taking

  • Cournal — Collaborative note taking and journal application using a stylus. It allows multiple users to annotate PDF files in real-time.
https://github.com/flyser/cournal || cournalAUR
  • Write — A proprietary word processor for handwriting.
http://www.styluslabs.com/ || write_stylusAUR
  • Xournal — Application for notetaking, sketching and keeping a journal using a stylus. Capable of annotating existing PDF files as well.
http://xournal.sourceforge.net/ || xournal
  • Xournal++ — Notetaking software designed around a tablet. C++ rewrite of Xournal with PDF annotation support.
https://github.com/xournalpp/xournalpp || xournalpp-gitAUR


  • Almanah — Small GTK+ application to allow you to keep a diary of your life.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Almanah_Diary || almanah
  • Hazama — Simple and highly customizable application for keeping diary. There is no calendar but a big list that contains preview of diaries.
https://hazama.cc/ || hazamaAUR
  • Lifeograph — Off-line and private journal and note taking application. It offers a rich feature set presented in a clean and simple user interface.
http://lifeograph.sourceforge.net/ || lifeographAUR
  • RedNotebook — Modern journal, which lets you format, tag and search your entries.
https://rednotebook.sourceforge.io/ || rednotebookAUR


See also Wikipedia:List of concept- and mind-mapping software.

  • FreeMind — Mind-mapping software written in Java.
http://freemind.sourceforge.net || freemind
  • Freeplane — Fork of FreeMind, supports thinking, sharing information and getting things done at work. 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, written in Python using GTK, with support for image import and drawing.
https://github.com/labyrinth-team/labyrinth || labyrinth
  • Semantik — Mind-mapping application for KDE.
https://waf.io/semantik.html || 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
http://vue.tufts.edu || vueAUR
  • 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

Sticky notes

  • GloboNote — Easy to use desktop note taking application. You can use it to create sticky notes, to-do lists, personal journals, reminders and other notes all in one application.
https://globonote.info/ || globonoteAUR
  • KNotes — Program that lets you write the computer equivalent of sticky notes. Part of kdepim.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/knotes/ || knotes
  • MyNotes — Sticky note application. An icon appears in the system tray and from it you can create and manage your sticky notes.
https://github.com/j4321/MyNotes || mynotesAUR
  • Notejot — Stupidly simple sticky notes applet for elementaryOS.
https://github.com/lainsce/notejot || notejotAUR
  • Notes — Provides you a quick way to paste text, to write down a list of things, to leave a note to your friend, or whatever you had do with Post-It's.
https://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-notes-plugin || xfce4-notes-plugin
  • qtPad — Modern and customizable sticky note application written in PyQt5.
https://gitlab.com/william.belanger/qtpad || qtpad-gitAUR
  • xNots — Desktop post-it/sticky note system for the Unix geek.
https://github.com/thePalindrome/xnots || xnots-gitAUR
  • Xpad — Sticky note application for jotting down things to remember.
https://launchpad.net/xpad || xpad

Special writing environments

Distraction-free writing

See also #Markdown editors and Wikipedia:Full-screen writing program.

  • FocusWriter — Simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work.
https://gottcode.org/focuswriter/ || focuswriterAUR
  • PyRoom — Fullscreen editor without buttons, widgets, formatting options, menus and with only the minimum of required dialog windows, it doesn't have any distractions and lets you focus on writing and only writing.
https://pyroom.org/ || pyroomAUR
  • Quilter — Focus on your writing.
https://github.com/lainsce/quilter || quilterAUR
  • TextRoom — Fullscreen text editor for writers.
https://github.com/dbuksbaum/TextRoom || textroomAUR

Story writing

  • Manuskript — Provides a rich environment to help writers create their first draft and then further refine and edit their masterpiece.
http://www.theologeek.ch/manuskript/ || manuskript-gitAUR
  • NovProg — Tool to graph your progress in writing a NaNoWriMo style novel.
https://gottcode.org/novprog/ || novprogAUR
  • oStorybook — Tool for writers, essayists, authors from the draft to the final work.
https://ostorybook.tuxfamily.org/?lng=en || ostorybookAUR


  • KIT Scenarist — Simple and powerful application for creating screenplays.
https://kitscenarist.ru/en/ || scenaristAUR
  • Magic Fountain — Fountain syntax editor and viewer for writing screenplays.
https://aztorius.github.io/magicfountain/ || magicfountainAUR
  • Trelby — Simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple.
https://www.trelby.org/ || trelby-gitAUR


Dictionary and thesaurus

  • Artha — English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet.
http://artha.sourceforge.net/ || arthaAUR
  • Gjiten Kai — Rewrite of Gjiten, a GTK+ Japanese dictionary.
http://odrevet.github.io/gjitenkai/ || gjitenkai-gitAUR
  • GNOME Dictionary — GNOME application to check word definitions and spellings in an online dictionary.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dictionary || gnome-dictionary
  • GoldenDict — Feature-rich dictionary lookup program.
http://www.goldendict.org/ || goldendict
  • Kiten — Japanese reference and study tool. Part of kdeedu.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kiten/ || kiten
  • MATE Dictionary — MATE application to look up words in dictionary sources.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • OpenDict — Computer dictionary, which supports popular computer dictionary formats including Slowo and Mova. It also acts as a client for DICT servers.
http://opendict.sourceforge.net/ || opendictAUR
  • QStarDict — Dictionary program written using Qt. The user interface is similar to StarDict.
http://qstardict.ylsoftware.com/ || qstardict
  • sdcv — Command line dictionary. It provides access to dictionaries in StarDict's format.
http://dushistov.github.io/sdcv/ || sdcv
  • StarDict — International dictionary software.
http://stardict-4.sourceforge.net/ || stardict
  • Xfce4 Dictionary — Search different kinds of dictionary services for words or phrases.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-dict || xfce4-dict

Spell checkers

See Language checking.

Translation and localization

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of computer-assisted translation tools.

  • 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
  • Crow Translate — Simple and lightweight translator that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing.
https://crow-translate.github.io/ || crow-translateAUR
  • 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
https://userbase.kde.org/Lokalize || lokalize
  • Moses — Statistical machine translation tool (language data not included).
http://statmt.org/moses || mosesdecoderAUR
  • 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 translation editor for gettext (PO, POT) and XLIFF.
https://poedit.net || poedit
  • Pology — Set of Python tools for dealing with gettext/po-files.
https://techbase.kde.org/Localization/Tools/Pology || pologyAUR
  • Qt Linguist — Translating Qt C++ and Qt Quick applications into local languages.
https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtlinguist-index.html || qt5-tools
  • Translate Shell — Command-line interface and interactive shell for Google Translate.
https://www.soimort.org/translate-shell/ || translate-shell
  • Translate Toolkit — Localization and translation toolkit, which provides a set of tools for working with localization file formats and files that might need localization.
https://toolkit.translatehouse.org/ || translate-toolkit
http://virtaal.translatehouse.org/ || virtaalAUR

Barcode generators and readers


  • 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


  • gLabels — Program for creating labels and business cards. It also supports creating barcodes.
http://glabels.org/ || glabels
  • QRab — Simply grabs QR code from screen and copies decoded text into clipboard.
https://qrab.sourceforge.io/ || qrabAUR
  • 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
  • ZBarCam GUI — Simple GUI for ZBar to read bar codes from various sources.
http://zbar.sourceforge.net/ || GTK+: zbar-gtk, Qt: