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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Zile (editor)|Zile]]|Lightweight Emacs clone|https://gnu.org/s/zile/|{{Pkg|zile}}}}
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Note Taking Organizers

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Notes: please use the second argument of the template to provide more detailed indications. (Discuss in Talk:List of applications/Other#)


  • hnb — A program to organize many kinds of data in one place
http://hnb.sourceforge.net/ || hnbAUR
  • todo.txt — Manages your Todo list from the command line
http://ginatrapani.github.com/todo.txt-cli/ || todotxtAUR
  • Taskwarrior — Another cli todo list application with support for lua customization and more
http://taskwarrior.org/ || task
  • doneyet — Doneyet is an ncurses based hierarchical todo list manager written in C++
https://code.google.com/p/doneyet/ || doneyetAUR
  • tudu — ncurses-based hierarchical todo list manager with vim-like keybindings
http://code.meskio.net/tudu/ || tuduAUR


  • Cherrytree — A hierarchical note taking application
http://giuspen.com/cherrytree/ || cherrytree
  • Glista — Simple GTK+ to-do list manager with notes support
http://prematureoptimization.org/glista/ || glistaAUR
  • Gnote — Gnote is an experimental port of Tomboy to C++
http://live.gnome.org/Gnote || gnote
  • KeepNote — A cross-platform GTK note-taking app with rich text formatting
http://keepnote.org || KeepNoteAUR
  • Tomboy — desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix
http://projects.gnome.org/tomboy/ || tomboy
  • org-mode — An Emacs Mode for Notes, Project Planning, and Authoring
http://orgmode.org || emacs-org-modeAUR
  • zim — WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop
http://zim-wiki.org/ || zim
  • NoteCase — portable hierarchical note manager, coded in C++ using the GTK+ toolkit
http://notecase.sourceforge.net || notecaseAUR

Time Management


  • Calcurse — A text-based curses calendar and scheduling system
http://calcurse.org/ || calcurse
  • Pal — A very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces
http://palcal.sourceforge.net/ || palAUR
  • Remind — A highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system
http://roaringpenguin.com/products/remind || remind
  • When — simple personal calendar program
http://lightandmatter.com/when/when.html || when
  • Wyrd — curses front-end to Remind
http://pessimization.com/software/wyrd/ || wyrd


  • etm — Event and Task Manager. A "Getting Things Done" approach handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects
http://duke.edu/~dgraham/ETM/ || etmAUR
  • wxRewind — A Python text and graphical frontend to Remind
http://duke.edu/~dgraham/wxRemind/ || wxremindAUR
  • Sunbird — standalone Mozilla calendar application
https://mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird/ || sunbirdAUR
  • taskcoach — simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists
http://taskcoach.org || taskcoachAUR
  • Orage — GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce
http://www.xfce.org/projects || orage
  • Osmo — GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules
http://clayo.org/osmo/ || osmo
  • Rachota — portable time tracker for personal projects
http://rachota.sourceforge.net/ || rachotaAUR
  • tasks — simple to do list application that uses libecal
http://pimlico-project.org/tasks.html || tasks

Translation and Localisation

  • Lokalize — standard KDE tool for software translation
http://userbase.kde.org/Lokalize || kdesdk-lokalize
  • Virtaal — editor for translation of both software and other text, based on Translate Toolkit.
  • 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
http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/virtaal || virtaalAUR
  • Poedit — simple Gettext/po-file translation tool
http://poedit.net || poedit
  • Moses — statistical machine translation tool (language data not included)
http://statmt.org/moses || not packaged? search in AUR
  • 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
http://omegat.org || omegatAUR
  • Apertium — free and open source rule-based machine translation platform. All released language data is available
  • 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
http://apertium.org/ || apertiumAUR
  • pology — set of Python tools for dealing with Gettext/po-files. See the home page for simple installation instructions.
http://techbase.kde.org/Localization/Tools/Pology || pologyAUR

Work environment

Default installation of Arch does not contain any Desktop Environment and therefore forces users to choose one themselves. Most Arch boxes run some X11 Window Manager and/or Desktop Environment but precedents of doing everyday tasks in bare console are also present (proofs?).

Desktop environments



Window managers

  • dvtm — performs dwm-style window management in console
http://brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/ || dvtm



Support applications

Login managers


  • CDM — ultra-minimalistic, yet full-featured login manager written in bash
https://github.com/ghost1227/cdm || cdmAUR
  • SLiM — lightweight and elegant graphical login solution
http://slim.berlios.de/ || slim
  • Qingy — ultralight and very configurable graphical login independent on X Windows
http://qingy.sourceforge.net/ || qingy
Terminal multiplexers etc
  • screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal
https://gnu.org/s/screen/ || screen
  • Tmux — BSD-licensed terminal multiplexer
http://tmux.sourceforge.net/ || tmux
  • dtach — program that emulates the detach feature of screen
http://dtach.sourceforge.net/ || dtach

System Monitoring

  • adesklet-systemmonitor — modular stackable system monitors for adesklets
http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/desklets.html || adesklet-systemmonitorAUR
  • Conky — lightweight, scriptable system monitor
http://conky.sourceforge.net/ || 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 || gkrellm
  • Htop — simple, ncurses interactive process viewer
http://htop.sourceforge.net/ || htop
  • LXTask — lightweight task manager for LXDE
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask || lxtask

Terminal emulators


Power users use terminal emulators quite often, so unsurprisingly lots of X11 terminal emulators exist. Most of them emulate Xterm that emulates VT102, which emulates typewriter, so you will have to read Wikipedia article and other sources to master these things. Some of listed emulators have "quake"-like sequences in names or refer to Quake terminals. If you have not played Quake (really?) or did not pay enough attention to it's terminals – those have no border and are hidden from the desktop until a key is pressed.

  • Xterm — It is doubtful that you would need more functionality than present in the Xterm, but be ready to tune it a bit to get nice look and working copy-paste
http://invisible-island.net/xterm/ || xterm
  • aterm — An xterm replacement with transparency support
http://aterm.sourceforge.net/ || aterm
http://konsole.kde.org/ || kdebase-konsole
  • Yakuake — drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology
http://extragear.kde.org/apps/yakuake/ || yakuake
  • LilyTerm — A light and easy to use libvte based X Terminal Emulator
http://lilyterm.luna.com.tw/ || lilyterm
  • rxvt — popular replacement for the xterm
http://rxvt.sourceforge.net/ || rxvt
  • 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 || rxvt-unicode
  • mrxvt — tabbed X terminal emulator based on rxvt code
http://materm.sourceforge.net/index.html || mrxvtAUR
http://eterm.org || etermAUR
  • 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.
https://code.google.com/p/stjerm-terminal-emulator/ || stjermAUR
  • Terminator — terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panes
http://tenshu.net/p/terminator.html || terminator
  • Tilda — A Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tilda/files/ || tilda
  • Termit — simple terminal emulator, extensible via Lua. Includes tabs, bookmarks, and the ability to switch encodings
https://wiki.github.com/nonstop/termit/ || termitAUR


Terminal Vidget, developed during early Gnome days, gave birth to many terminals with similar capabilities:

  • ROXTerm — A tabbed, VTE-based terminal emulator with a small footprint
http://rox.sourceforge.net || roxterm
  • Sakura — A terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE
http://www.pleyades.net/david/projects/sakura || sakura
  • 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
https://github.com/mutantturkey/mt/ || mt-gitAUR
  • lxterminal — VTE-based terminal emulator and c part of the LXDE DE.
http://lxde.org/ || lxterminal
  • GNOME TerminalGNOME default (standalone) terminal with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency
http://invisible-island.net/xterm/xterm.faq.html#bug_gnometerm || gnome-terminal
  • guake — drop-down terminal for Gnome Desktop Environment
http://guake.org/ || guake-gitAUR
  • Terminal — Xfce default terminal with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface
http://docs.xfce.org/apps/terminal/start || terminal
  • evilvte — name apparently is a reference to evilwm, although the two projects do not appear to be related
http://calno.com/evilvte/ || evilvteAUR

Text editors



  • GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons
https://gnu.org/s/emacs || emacs
http://jedsoft.org/jed/ || jedAUR
  • Joe — Joe's Own Editor
http://joe-editor.sourceforge.net/ || joeAUR
  • nano — A console text editor based on pico with on-screen key binding help
http://nano-editor.org/ || nano
  • Vim — Vi IMproved
http://www.vim.org/ || vim
  • ed — Ed is the standard text editor
https://gnu.org/s/ed/ || ed
  • Zile — Lightweight Emacs clone
https://gnu.org/s/zile/ || zile


  • Acme — A minimalist and flexible programming environment by Rob Pike
http://acme.cat-v.org || plan9port
  • Beaver — An Early AdVanced EditoR
http://beaver-editor.sourceforge.net/ || beaver
  • Bluefish — GTK editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ || bluefish
  • cssed — GTK2 based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor
http://cssed.sourceforge.net/ || cssedAUR
  • Edile — A PyGTK code/scripting editor implemented in one file
https://code.google.com/p/edile/ || edileAUR
  • Geany — A text editor using the GTK+ 2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment
https://geany.org || geany
  • 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/ || gedit
  • gVim — Vi IMproved
http://vim.org/ || gvim
  • Kate — The KDE Advanced Text Editor. A full-featured programmer's editor, with MDI and a filesystem browser
http://kate-editor.org/ || kdesdk-kate
  • KWrite (part of the KDE desktop) — lightweight text editor with syntax highlighting.
http://kde.org/applications/utilities/kwrite/ || kdebase-kwrite
  • Leafpad — A notepad clone for GTK+ 2.x that emphasizes simplicity
http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ || leafpad
  • medit — medit is a programming and around-programming text editor
http://mooedit.sourceforge.net/ || medit
  • PyRoom — great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom
http://pyroom.org/ || pyroomAUR
  • Sam — graphical text editor by Rob Pike (still used by Ken Thompson and others)
http://sam.cat-v.org || plan9port or 9base
  • Scite — generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs
http://scintilla.org/SciTE.html || scite
  • Tea — QT based feature rich text editor
http://tea-editor.sourceforge.net/ || tea

Application Launchers

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  • Adeskbar — easy, simple, unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox
https://launchpad.net/adeskbar || adeskbarAUR
  • Fehlstart — small application launcher written in c99
https://gitorious.org/fehlstart || fehlstart-gitAUR

Amateur radio

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