List of applications
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|Provides a list of common software that may be useful in day-to-day computer use, categorized by task.|
- 1 Backup programs
- 2 Internet
- 3 Document Indexers
- 4 Document Readers
- 5 Multimedia
- 6 Note Taking Organizers
- 7 Office suites
- 8 Word processors
- 9 Spreadsheets
- 10 Security
- 11 Time Management
- 12 Translation and Localisation
- 13 Utilities
- 13.1 Arch Package Management
- 13.2 Disk Usage Display Programs
- 13.3 CD/DVD Burning Tools
- 13.4 Clipboard Managers
- 13.5 Compression Tools
- 13.6 File Managers
- 13.7 Panels
- 13.8 System Monitoring
- 13.9 Terminals
- 13.10 Text Editors
- 13.11 OCR tools
- 13.12 Trays
- 14 Window managers and desktop environments
- 15 Games
- 16 See also
- DAR — A full-featured command-line backup tool, short for Disk ARchive
- Duplicity — A utility for encrypted, bandwidth-efficient backups using the rsync algorithm
- 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
- rdiff-backup — A utility for local/remote mirroring and incremental backups
- rsnapshot — A remote filesystem snapshot utility
- rsync — A file transfer program to keep remote files in sync
- Safekeep — A client/server backup system which enhances the power of rdiff-backup
- aria2 — Command-line download manager that supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and MetaLink protocols
- Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in Python and wrapped with PyGTK
- KTorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client developed using Qt
- MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client supporting BitTorrent
- qBittorrent — The closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent
- rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client
- Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with (GTK+) GUI and CLI front-ends
- Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus)
- Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client
- Konversation — Qt-based IRC client for the KDE4 desktop
- KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support
- WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client
- XChat — GTK-based IRC client
- Freetalk — A console based Jabber client
- Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK
- jabber.el — A minimal jabber client for emacs
- MCabber — A small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, and UTF8
- Psi — A Qt based Jabber client
- Psi+ — Psi+ is an enhanced version of Psi Jabber client.
- aMSN — MSN client written in Tcl/Tk
- Emesene — A pygtk MSN Messenger client
- Galaxium Messenger — A multi-protocol instant messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop
- KMess — KMess is a MSN Messenger client for Linux
- Mercury — Java Based MSN client
- BarnOwl — A console chat client for the AIM, IRC, Jabber, and Zephyr protocols
- Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly funpidgin)
- CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ - A text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface
- Empathy — A GNOME instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework
- Finch — A ncurses-based messaging client
- Kopete — Instant Messenger
- Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client
- qutIM — Multiplatform instant messenger
- Alpine — The Apache-licensed PINE (a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages)
- Gnus — mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs.
- heirloom-mailx — A full-featured command-line MUA derived from Berkeley Mail.
- mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
- Sup — A CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and gmail like operation.
- Claws Mail — A GTK+ based e-mail client
- Evolution — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default.
- Gnus — mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs.
- Kmail — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client part of the kde project.
- Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK)
- Thunderbird — Mozilla's GTK2-based client.
- Akregator - KDE's news aggregator (in kdepim package)
- Canto - A ncurses RSS aggregator http://codezen.org/canto/
- Gnus - mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs.
- Liferea - A GTK desktop news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs http://liferea.sourceforge.net
- Newsbeuter - A ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to mutt. Does not use the traditional 3 panes setup.
- Rawdog - An "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
- Rssowl - A powerful java-based RSS reader http://boreal.rssowl.org
- BlogBridge - Another excellent java-based aggregator http://www.blogbridge.com
- Snownews - Text mode RSS newsreader.
- Thunderbird - A mail client from Mozilla which also functions as a pretty nice news aggregator
- Arora - Cross-platform open source web browser using the WebKit rendering engine, built on top of Qt. http://www.arora-browser.org/
- 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/
- Dillo - A small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK http://www.dillo.org/
- Epiphany - The default GNOME browser, which uses the webkit rendering engine. http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/
- Firefox - Extensible GTK2 browser based on Gecko with fast rendering. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
- 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/
- Midori - Young but promising GTK2/WebKit browser, featherweight with very fast rendering http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html
- Opera - Highly customizable browser with focuses on an adherence to web rendering standards http://www.opera.com/
- uzbl - A lightweight webkit browser following the UNIX philosophy - to do one thing and do it well. http://www.uzbl.org/
- Hv3 - A minimalist web browser based on tkhtml3 http://tkhtml.tcl.tk/hv3.html
- Vimprobable - A webkit-based web browser which behaves like Vimperator, but without Firefox. http://www.vimprobable.org/
- jumanji - jumanji provides a minimalistic and space saving interface with vimperator-like keyboard-focused interaction http://pwmt.org/jumanji
- Elinks - An advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser. http://elinks.or.cz
- links-g A text WWW browser, similar to Lynx, with framebuffer and X graphics enabled http://links.twibright.com/
- Lynx A text browser for the World Wide Web http://lynx.isc.org
- w3m A pager/text-based WWW browser http://w3m.sourceforge.net/
- Hotot - Hotot, is a lightweight & open source Microblogging Client, coding using Python language and designed for Linux. http://hotot.org
- 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/
- 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/
- pinot - Personal search and metasearch tool http://pinot.berlios.de/
- recoll - Full text search tool based on Xapian backend http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/
- ePDFView - A free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries. http://trac.emma-soft.com/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/
- MuPDF - lightweight PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C http://ccxvii.net/mupdf/
- Okular - PDF viewer for KDE. http://okular.kde.org/
- xpdf - A viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/
- apvlv - apvlv is a PDF Viewer Under Linux and its behaviour like Vim. http://code.google.com/p/apvlv/
- Amarok - A mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features
- Ario - A GTK2 client for MPD (Music player daemon) inspired by Rhythmbox but much lighter and faster
- aTunes - An audio-player written in Java
- Audacious - A Winamp clone like Beep and old XMMS versions
- Banshee - yet another GTK2 iTunes clone, yet more feature-rich and more actively developed.
- Clementine - Amarok 1.4 ported to QT4
- Cmus is a very feature-rich ncurses-based music player.
- Cplay is a curses front-end for various audio players.
- DeaDBeeF - Lightweight and powerful music player made with C and GTK2. 
- Exaile - A GTK2 clone of Amarok
- Goggles Music Manager - A lightweight music manager and player that automatically categorizes your music files.
- Guayadeque - A full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media framework.
- Moc - A ncurses-based daemon/client style player, designed to be flexible and easy to use.
- Music Player Daemon - Music player daemon, a lightweight and scalable choice for music management
- mpg123 - command line audio player.
- ncmpc - An ncurses-based front-end to mpd
- ncmpcpp - A clone of ncmpc with some new features written in C++
- PyTone - An advanced music jukebox with a console interface
- Quod Libet - an audio player written with pygtk and gstreamer
- Rhythmbox - A GTK2 clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME
- Sonata - A pygtk-based client for mpd
- Nightingale - (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
- XMMS - A skinnable GTK+1 standalone media player similar to winamp
Graphics and Image Manipulation
- Feh — A fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2
- GpicView — A simple and fast image viewer for X. Made by the developers of LXDE
- GQview — An image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree
- Geeqie — An image browser/viewer fork of GQview. Adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files
- Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel
- Ristretto — A fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment
- QIV — A very small and fast gdk/Imlib image viewer
- Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK2 viewer featuring support for flip, rotate, animations and configurable mouse actions
- Xloadimage — The classic X image viewer
- http://web.archive.org/web/19981207030422/http://world.std.com/~jimf/xloadimage.html || Template:Package Official
- SXIV — Simple X Image Viewer; works well with tiling window managers, uses imlib2
- Parole A modern media player based on the GStreamer framework http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole/
- SMPlayer is a complete frontend for MPlayer.
- VLC - A simple multi-platform media player, streamer, and encoder, that handles huge numbers of media formats.
- Whaaw! Media Player is a lightweight Gstreamer-based audio/video player that can serve as a good alternative to Totem for those who don't like all those GNOME dependencies. http://home.gna.org/whaawmp/
- Dragon player is a simple video player for KDE 4 developed by Ian Monroe. http://www.dragonplayer.net/
- http://www.pitivi.org/ Template:Package AUR
- http://lives.sourceforge.net/ Template:Package AUR
- http://www.openmovieeditor.org/ Template:Package Official
- http://www.avidemux.org/ Template:Package Official
- http://kdenlive.org/ Template:Package Official
- http://cinelerra.org/ Template:Package Official
Note Taking Organizers
- glista with notes support Home page
- hnb - A program to organize many kinds of data in one place Home page Package
- NoteCase - A portable hierarchical note manager, coded in C++ using the GTK+ toolkit Home page
- Task - A command-line TODO list manager Home page
- tomboy - Desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix Home page
- zim - A WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop Home page
- Gnote - Gnote is an experimental port of Tomboy to C++ Home page
- Cherrytree - A hierarchical note taking application Home page
- Koffice - KOffice is a free, integrated office suite for KDE, the K Desktop Environment. http://www.koffice.org/
- OpenOffice.org - An office suite http://www.OpenOffice.org/
- LibreOffice - A fork of OpenOffice.org, which integrates various patches
- Abiword - A lightweight fast word processor http://www.abisource.com/
- OpenOffice.org Writer - A full-featured word processor included in the OpenOffice.org suite
- Ted - An easy GTK-based rich text processor (with footnote support) http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/
- gnumeric - A GNOME Spreadsheet Program http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric
- OpenOffice.org Calc - A full-featured spreadsheet included in OpenOffice.org suite
- 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
- wireshark - A free network protocol analyzer for Unix/Linux and Windows http://www.wireshark.org/
- Calcurse - An ncurses calendar and task manager Home page
- Orage - A GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce Home page
- Osmo - A GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules. Home page
- Rachota - A portable time tracker for personal projects Home page
- Remind - A sophisticated calendar and alarm program Home page
- Sunbird - The standalone Mozilla calendar application Home page
- taskcoach - A simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists Home page Package
- When - A simple command line personal calendar program Home page
- Wyrd - A text-based front-end to Remind. Home page
Translation and Localisation
- Lokalize - the standard KDE tool for software translation. Available in Extra. Home page
- virtaal - an editor for translation of both software and other text, based on Translate Toolkit. Available in AUR. 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. 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 home page for simple installation instructions.
- Apertium - a free and open source rule-based machine translation platform. All released language data is available in AUR. Home page
- Moses - a statistical machine translation tool (language data not included). Home page
Arch Package Management
- 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 || Template:Package AUR
- Pacman-color — Command-line frontend for libalpm aka pacman with color patch.
- Pacman-contrib — Utilities for use with the pacman package manager.
- Pkgtools — A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages.
- 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...
- Yaourt — A Pacman frontend with more features and AUR support.
Also see AUR Helpers.
Disk Usage Display Programs
- ncdu — A simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.
- gt5 — A diff-capable 'du-browser'.
- Baobab — Baobab is a C/gtk+ application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment.
- Filelight — Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.
- gdmap — Draw map of rectangles where size of rectangle relate to size of file or dir.
CD/DVD Burning Tools
- bashburn - A lightweight terminal based menu frontend for CD/DVD burning tools.
- brasero - An application to burn CDs/DVDs for the Gnome Desktop.
- 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).
- xcdroast - A lightweight CD/DVD burning tool.
- xfburn - Xfburn is a simple CD/DVD burning tool based on libburnia libraries (xfce).
- Parcellite - a lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager Home page
- ClipIt - a fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes Home page
- Glipper - Glipper is a clipboardmanager for GNOME with more features and plugin support Home page
- Anamnesis - stores all clipboard history (!) and offers an interface to do a full-text search. Both command line and GUI modes available Home page | AUR package
- File Roller The default archive manager for GNOME.
- p7zip - A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ http://www.7-zip.org/
- pbzip2 - A threaded version of the bzip2 utility, can automatically scale up to as many cores as it finds in the system.
- Squeeze - A featherweight front-end for command line archiving tools. Passworded archives are currently unsupported. http://squeeze.xfce.org/
- XArchive - A GTK+ front-end for command line archiving tools.
- Xarchiver - A lightweight, desktop independent front-end for command line archiving tools built with GTK2. http://xarchiver.sourceforge.net/
- Ark - Archiving Tool for KDE4.
- Dolphin - Default file manager for KDE 4 - http://dolphin.kde.org/
- emelFM2 - File manager that implements a three-pane design - http://emelfm2.net
- Konqueror - Default file manager for KDE 2 and KDE 3 - http://www.konqueror.org/
- Krusader - Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE - http://www.krusader.org/
- Midnight Commander - Terminal filemanager/shell that emulates Norton Commander - http://www.midnight-commander.org/
- Nautilus - Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts - http://projects.gnome.org/nautilus/
- PCMan File Manager - Part of the standard LXDE DE, a small and efficient graphical file manager - http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net/
- qtfm - A small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt - http://www.qtfm.org/
- Ranger - Ncurses based file manager with vi-like keybindings - https://github.com/hut/ranger
- ROX-Filer - Small and fast file manager which can optionally manage desktop backgrounds and panels - http://roscidus.com/desktop/ROX-Filer
- Thunar - Extensible, medium weight file manager used by default in Xfce with support for plugins - http://thunar.xfce.org/
- 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
- Vifm - Ncurses based file manager with vi-like keybindings - http://vifm.sourceforge.net/
- Xfe - Small and very fast Commander like file manager - http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/
- Sunflower - Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins. - http://code.google.com/p/sunflower-fm/
- fbpanel Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel. Home page Package
- LXPanel Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE DE. Home page Package
- PyPanel Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C. Home page Package
- Tint Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox. Home page Package
- BMPanel Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel. Home page Package
- Xfce4panel Default Xfce panel Home page
- adesklet-systemmonitor - Modular stackable system monitors for adesklets http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/desklets.html
- conky - advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X based on torsmo http://conky.sourceforge.net/
- gkrellm - Simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK2; many plug-ins are available on AUR. http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html
- aterm - An xterm replacement with transparency support http://aterm.sourceforge.net/
- gnome-Terminal - GNOME default (standalone) terminal with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency
- konsole - KDE's default terminal
- lxterminal - VTE-based terminal emulator and c part of the LXDE DE. http://lxde.org/
- lilyterm — Lightweight and plain terminal emulator
- mrxvt - Tabbed X terminal emulator based on rxvt code http://materm.sourceforge.net/index.html
- roxterm - Tabbed, VTE-based terminal emulator http://roxterm.sourceforge.net/
- rxvt-unicode (or urxvt) - A small, fast and customizable terminal which uses ~/.Xdefaults http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/rxvt-unicode.html
- sakura - terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE. http://www.pleyades.net/david/sakura.php
- terminal - Xfce default terminal with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface http://www.xfce.org/projects/terminal/
- terminator - A terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panes
- tilda - A terminal based on terminals from shooter games. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=13103
- xterm - The default of defaults, requires only X
- yakuake - A drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology http://extragear.kde.org/apps/yakuake/
- GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons
- nano — A console text editor based on pico with on-screen key binding help
- Vim — Vi IMproved
- Acme — A minimalist and flexible programming environment by Rob Pike
- Beaver — An Early AdVanced EditoR
- Geany — A text editor using the GTK+ 2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment
- Bluefish — GTK editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins
- Cssed — GTK2 based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor
- Edile — A PyGTK code/scripting editor implemented in one file
- GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons
- 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
- gVim — Vi IMproved
- Kate — The KDE Advanced Text Editor. A full-featured programmer's editor, with MDI and a filesystem browser
- KWrite — (part of the KDE desktop) A lightweight text editor with syntax highlighting.
- Leafpad — A notepad clone for GTK+ 2.x that emphasizes simplicity
- medit — medit is a programming and around-programming text editor
- Mousepad — A simple text editor for Xfce based on Leafpad
- PyRoom — A great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom
- Sam — A graphical text editor by Rob Pike (still used by Ken Thompson and others)
- Scite — A generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs
- Tea — a QT based feature rich text editor
There are several steps to the whole OCR process, the actual OCR engine is only part of this:
- document layout analysis
- optical character recognition
- post-processing (formatting, PDF creation)
- 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
- Tesseract is "probably one of the most accurate open source OCR engines available". Available from pacman/community. http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/
- 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/
Layout analysers and user interfaces
- 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/
- 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/
- 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
- 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
- Docker is a docking application which acts as a system tray.
- Stalonetray is a stand-alone system tray.
- Trayer swallows GTK 1.2/2.x application docklets, and KDE docklets.
Window managers and desktop environments
- Arch Linux Forums / LnF Awards 2010 - The best Light & Fast apps of 2010.
- 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