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.
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Lightweight Applications

Backup programs

  • 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 — Fast command-line download utility with support for multiple protocols, including BitTorrent
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
  • 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 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

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

Mail Clients

News Aggregators

Web Browsers

Graphical

Text Based

Document Indexers

Document Readers

Multimedia

Audio

  • Amarok - A mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features
  • Ario - A GTK 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 GTK iTunes clone, yet more feature-rich and more actively developed.
  • Cmus is a very feature-rich ncurses-based music player.
  • Cplay is a curses front-end for various audio players.
  • Exaile - A GTK clone of Amarok
  • Goggles Music Manager - A lightweight music manager and player that automatically categorizes your music files.
  • Moc - A ncurses-based daemon/client style player, designed to be flexible and easy to use. http://moc.daper.net/
  • MPD - 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++ http://unkart.ovh.org/ncmpcpp/ (in AUR)
  • PyTone - An advanced music jukebox with a console interface http://www.luga.de/pytone/
  • Quod Libet - an audio player written with pygtk and gstreamer
  • Rhythmbox - A GTK clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME
  • Sonata - A Python-based front-end to mpd
  • Songbird - an open source clone of iTunes that uses Mozilla technologies as well as Gstreamer and is being developed by the team that made WinAMP http://getsongbird.com/
  • XMMS - A skinnable GTK+1 standalone media player similar to winamp

Visualization

Editing

Graphics and Image Manipulation

Image Viewers

Phone

Video

Note Taking Organizers

Office

Suites

Word Processors

Spreadsheets

Security

Time Management

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
  • Aurshell — Shell for Arch Linux AUR and ABS repository management.
http://github.com/husio/aursh || Template:Package AUR
http://ghost1227.com/makeaur || 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
  • Powerpill — A wrapper for pacman that speeds up package retrieval by using aria2c for concurrent/segmented downloads.
http://xyne.archlinux.ca/info/powerpill || Template:Package Official
  • Slurpy — An AUR search/download/update helper in Python.
http://rsontech.net/projects/slurpy/ || Template:Package AUR
  • 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


See also: Comparison of AUR frontends and AUR Helpers.

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

  • Parcellite - a lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager.
  • Glipper - Glipper is a clipboardmanager for GNOME with more features and plugin support Home Site

Compression Tools

File Managers

Panels

System Monitoring

Terminals

Text Editors

  • Beaver - Early AdVanced EditoR.
  • Bluefish - GTK editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/
  • Cssed - GTK2 based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor http://cssed.sourceforge.net/
  • Emacs - The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons
  • Geany is a text editor using the GTK2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment.
  • 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
  • Kate (a part of the KDE desktop)
  • KWrite (a part of the KDE desktop)
  • LeafPad - GTK+ based simple text editor http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/
  • medit is intended to be a useful programming and around-programming text editor.
  • Mousepad - Lightweight text editor with support for word wrapping, line numbering and printing http://www.xfce.org/projects/mousepad/
  • Nano - A console based editor, similar to vim with a more intuitive interface, a good choice for newbies and casual users.
  • Scite - A generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html
  • Vim - "Vi improved," its many shortcuts and utilities may take a while to master but are a huge asset to programmers

Trays

  • 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.

Desktop Environments (DE)

Window Managers (WM)

Stacking Window Managers

Tiling Window Managers

Window managers that tile work by partitioning off areas of the screen and are designed to maximize the usage of the screen without forcing the user to muck around with window positions and frames. See also Comparison of Tiling Window Managers.