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Backup programs

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  • DAR — A full-featured command-line backup tool, short for Disk ARchive
http://dar.linux.free.fr/ || Template:Package Official
  • duplicity — A utility for encrypted, bandwidth-efficient backups using the rsync algorithm
http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/ || Template:Package Official
  • 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 || Template:Package AUR
  • rdiff-backup — A utility for local/remote mirroring and incremental backups
http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/ || Template:Package Official
  • rsnapshot — A remote filesystem snapshot utility
http://www.rsnapshot.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • rsync — A file transfer program to keep remote files in sync
http://rsync.samba.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Safekeep — A client/server backup system which enhances the power of rdiff-backup
http://safekeep.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package AUR

Internet

BitTorrent Clients

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  • aria2 — Command-line download manager that supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and MetaLink protocols
http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in Python and wrapped with PyGTK
http://deluge-torrent.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • KTorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client developed using Qt
http://ktorrent.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client supporting BitTorrent
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • qBittorrent — The closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent
http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client
http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ || Template:Package Official
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with (GTK+) GUI, web and CLI front-ends
http://www.transmissionbt.com/ || Template:Package Official
  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus)
http://www.vuze.com/ || Template:Package Official

Chat Clients

IRC Clients

  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client
http://www.irssi.org/ || Template:Package Official
http://konversation.kde.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support
http://www.kvirc.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client
http://www.weechat.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • XChat — GTK-based IRC client
http://xchat.org/ || Template:Package Official

Jabber/XMPP Clients

  • Freetalk — A console based Jabber client
http://www.gnu.org/software/freetalk/ || Template:Package Official
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK
http://www.gajim.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • jabber.el — A minimal jabber client for emacs
http://emacs-jabber.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package AUR
  • MCabber — A small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, and UTF8
http://mcabber.com/ || Template:Package Official
  • Psi — A Qt based Jabber client
http://psi-im.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Psi+ — Psi+ is an enhanced version of Psi Jabber client.
http://code.google.com/p/psi-dev/ || Template:Package AUR

MSN Clients

  • aMSN — MSN client written in Tcl/Tk
http://www.amsn-project.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • Emesene — A pygtk MSN Messenger client
http://www.emesene.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Galaxium Messenger — A multi-protocol instant messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop
http://code.google.com/p/galaxium/ || Template:Package AUR
  • KMess — KMess is a MSN Messenger client for Linux
http://kmess.org/ || Template:Package Official
http://www.mercury.im/ || Template:Package Official

Multi-Protocol Clients

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  • BarnOwl — A console chat client for the AIM, IRC, Jabber, and Zephyr protocols
http://barnowl.mit.edu/ || Template:Package AUR
  • Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly funpidgin)
http://funpidgin.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package AUR
  • CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ - A text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface
http://www.centerim.org/index.php/Main_Page || Template:Package Official
  • Empathy — A GNOME instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework
http://live.gnome.org/Empathy || Template:Package Official
  • Finch — A ncurses-based messaging client
http://pidgin.im/ || Template:Package Official
http://www.kde.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client
http://pidgin.im/ || Template:Package Official
  • qutIM — Multiplatform instant messenger
http://qutim.org/ || Template:Package AUR

Email clients

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Console

  • Alpine — The Apache-licensed PINE (a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages)
http://www.washington.edu/alpine || Template:Package Official
  • Gnus — mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs.
http://www.gnus.org/ || package
  • heirloom-mailx — A full-featured command-line MUA derived from Berkeley Mail.
http://heirloom.sourceforge.net/mailx.html || Template:Package Official
  • mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
http://www.mutt.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Sup — A CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and gmail like operation.
http://sup.rubyforge.org/ || Template:Package AUR

X11

http://www.claws-mail.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Evolution — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default.
http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/ || Template:Package Official
  • Gnus — mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs.
http://www.gnus.org/ || package
  • Kmail — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client part of the kde project.
http://kontact.kde.org/kmail/ || Template:Package Official
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK)
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ || Template:Package AUR
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/ || Template:Package Official

News Aggregators

Web Browsers

Graphical

Text Based

Microblogging Clients

  • 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/

Document Indexers

Document Readers

Multimedia

Audio

  • 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. [1]
  • 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

Visualization

Editing

Graphics and Image Manipulation

Image Viewers

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  • Feh — A fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2
http://linuxbrit.co.uk/feh/ || Template:Package Official
  • GpicView — A simple and fast image viewer for X. Made by the developers of LXDE
http://lxde.sourceforge.net/gpicview/ || Template:Package Official
  • GQview — An image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree
http://gqview.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • Geeqie — An image browser/viewer fork of GQview. Adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files
http://geeqie.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel
http://mirageiv.berlios.de || Template:Package Official
  • Ristretto — A fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/ristretto || Template:Package Official
  • QIV — A very small and fast gdk/Imlib image viewer
http://spiegl.de/qiv/ || Template:Package Official
  • Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK2 viewer featuring support for flip, rotate, animations and configurable mouse actions
http://xsisqox.github.com/Viewnior/about.html || Template:Package Official
  • 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
http://github.com/muennich/sxiv || Template:Package AUR

Phone

Video Players

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  • Dragon Player — A simple video player for KDE 4 developed by Ian Monroe.
http://www.dragonplayer.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • Gnome-Mplayer — A simple GTK-based GUI for mplayer
http://kdekorte.googlepages.com/gnomemplayer || Template:Package Official
  • mplayer — Support a complete and versatile array of video/audio formats
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html || Template:Package Official
  • Parole — A modern media player based on the GStreamer framework
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole/ || Template:Package AUR
  • SMPlayer — A middleweight QT frontend for mplayer with additional patches
http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • VLC media player — A middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio/video formats
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || Template:Package Official
  • Whaaw! Media Player — 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/ || package
  • 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/ || Template:Package AUR

Video Editors

Note Taking Organizers

Office suites

Word processors

Spreadsheets

Security

Time Management

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
    • Supported formats: html, MS Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument format, TMX, some MediaWiki support, ... (use Pology or Virtaal for po-files)
    • See the wiki for supported languages
  • Moses - a statistical machine translation tool (language data not included). Home page

Utilities

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.
http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/ || Template:Package AUR
  • Pacman-contrib — Utilities for use with the pacman package manager.
http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/ || Template:Package Official
  • Pkgtools — A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages.
Which includes pkgfile; find what package owns a file. [Forum topic] || Template:Package Official
  • 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 || Template:Package AUR
  • Yaourt — A Pacman frontend with more features and AUR support.
http://www.archlinux.fr/yaourt-en/ || Template:Package AUR

Also see AUR Helpers.

Disk Usage Display Programs

  • ncdu — A simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.
http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu || Template:Package Official
  • gt5 — A diff-capable 'du-browser'.
http://gt5.sourceforge.net || Template:Package AUR
  • Baobab — Baobab is a C/gtk+ application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment.
http://www.marzocca.net/linux/baobab || Template:Package AUR
  • Filelight — Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.
http://www.methylblue.com/filelight || Template:Package Official
  • gdmap — Draw map of rectangles where size of rectangle relate to size of file or dir.
http://gdmap.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official

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).

Clipboard Managers

  • 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
  • ClipIt - a fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes Home page
  • Glipper - clipboardmanager for GNOME with more features and plugin support Home page
  • klipper - full featured clipboardmanager for KDE (kdebase-workspace package) [2]
  • Parcellite - a lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager Home page

Compression Tools

eMoney

  • Bitcoin — A tool to manage bitcoins, a p2p currency.
Official website : http://bitcoin.org/ || Template:Package AUR

File Managers

Merge tools

Taskbars

  • Cairo-Dock — A highly customizable dock/laucher.
http://www.glx-dock.org/ || Template:Package AUR
http://wiki.awn-project.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package AUR
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE DE.
http://lxde.org/ || Template:Package AUR
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.
http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package AUR
  • Tint — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
http://code.google.com/p/tint2/ || Template:Package AUR
  • BMPanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel/ || Template:Package AUR
http://www.xfce.org/projects/xfce4-panel/ || Template:Package Official
  • Docker — A docking application which acts as a system tray.
http://icculus.org/openbox/2/docker/ || Template:Package Official
http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • Trayer — Swallows GTK 1.2/2.x application docklets, and KDE docklets.
https://gna.org/projects/fvwm-crystal/ || Template:Package Official

Window managers and desktop environments

System Monitoring

Terminals

Text Editors

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Console

  • GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ || Template:Package Official
  • nano — A console text editor based on pico with on-screen key binding help
http://www.nano-editor.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Vim — Vi IMproved
http://www.vim.org/ || Template:Package Official

X11

  • Acme — A minimalist and flexible programming environment by Rob Pike
http://acme.cat-v.org || Template:Package Official
  • Beaver — An Early AdVanced EditoR
http://www.nongnu.org/beaver/ || Template:Package Official
  • Geany — A text editor using the GTK+ 2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment
http://www.geany.org || Template:Package Official
  • Bluefish — GTK editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ || Template:Package Official
  • Cssed — GTK2 based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor
http://cssed.sourceforge.net/ || package
  • Edile — A PyGTK code/scripting editor implemented in one file
http://edile.googlecode.com || Template:Package AUR
  • GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ || Template:Package Official
  • 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/ || Template:Package Official
  • gVim — Vi IMproved
http://www.vim.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Kate — The KDE Advanced Text Editor. A full-featured programmer's editor, with MDI and a filesystem browser
project || package
  • KWrite — (part of the KDE desktop) A lightweight text editor with syntax highlighting.
project || package
  • Leafpad — A notepad clone for GTK+ 2.x that emphasizes simplicity
http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ || Template:Package Official
  • medit — medit is a programming and around-programming text editor
http://mooedit.sourceforge.net/ || Template:Package Official
  • PyRoom — A great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom
http://pyroom.org/ || Template:Package Official
  • Sam — A graphical text editor by Rob Pike (still used by Ken Thompson and others)
http://sam.cat-v.org || Template:Package Official or Template:Package Official
  • Scite — A generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs
http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html || package
  • Tea — a QT based feature rich text editor
project || Template:Package Official

OCR tools

There are several steps to the whole OCR process, the actual OCR engine is only part of this:

  1. scanning
  2. document layout analysis
  3. optical character recognition
  4. 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

Layout analysers and user interfaces

Games

See also