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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 || hnbAUR
  • todo.txt — Manages your Todo list from the command line || todotxtAUR
  • Taskwarrior — Another cli todo list application with support for lua customization and more || task
  • doneyet — Doneyet is an ncurses based hierarchical todo list manager written in C++ || doneyetAUR
  • tudu — ncurses-based hierarchical todo list manager with vim-like keybindings || tuduAUR


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

Time Management


  • Calcurse — A text-based curses calendar and scheduling system || calcurse
  • Pal — A very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces || palAUR
  • Remind — A highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system || remind
  • When — simple personal calendar program || when
  • Wyrd — curses front-end to Remind || wyrd


  • etm — Event and Task Manager. A "Getting Things Done" approach handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects || etmAUR
  • wxRewind — A Python text and graphical frontend to Remind || wxremindAUR
  • Sunbird — standalone Mozilla calendar application || sunbirdAUR
  • taskcoach — simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists || taskcoachAUR
  • Orage — GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce || orage
  • Osmo — GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules || osmo
  • Rachota — portable time tracker for personal projects || rachotaAUR
  • tasks — simple to do list application that uses libecal || tasks
  • tkremind — Lightweight & simple calendar application || remind

Translation and Localisation

  • Lokalize — standard KDE tool for software translation || 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,, Translation Memories or TM servers || virtaalAUR
  • Poedit — simple Gettext/po-file translation tool || poedit
  • Moses — statistical machine translation tool (language data not included) || 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 || 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 || apertiumAUR
  • pology — set of Python tools for dealing with Gettext/po-files. See the home page for simple installation instructions. || 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 || dvtm



Support applications

Login managers


  • CDM — ultra-minimalistic, yet full-featured login manager written in bash || cdmAUR
  • SLiM — lightweight and elegant graphical login solution || slim
  • Qingy — ultralight and very configurable graphical login independent on X Windows || qingy
Terminal multiplexers etc
  • screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal || screen
  • Tmux — BSD-licensed terminal multiplexer || tmux
  • dtach — program that emulates the detach feature of screen || dtach

System Monitoring

  • adesklet-systemmonitor — modular stackable system monitors for adesklets || adesklet-systemmonitorAUR
  • Conky — lightweight, scriptable system monitor || conky
  • GKrellM — simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK2; many plug-ins are available on AUR || gkrellm
  • Htop — simple, ncurses interactive process viewer || htop
  • LXTask — lightweight task manager for LXDE || 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 || xterm
  • aterm — An xterm replacement with transparency support || aterm || kdebase-konsole
  • Yakuake — drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology || yakuake
  • LilyTerm — A light and easy to use libvte based X Terminal Emulator || lilyterm
  • rxvt — popular replacement for the xterm || 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 || rxvt-unicode
  • mrxvt — tabbed X terminal emulator based on rxvt code || mrxvtAUR || 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. || stjermAUR
  • Terminator — terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panes || terminator
  • Tilda — A Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life || tilda
  • Termit — simple terminal emulator, extensible via Lua. Includes tabs, bookmarks, and the ability to switch encodings || 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 || roxterm
  • Sakura — A terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE || 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 || mt-gitAUR
  • lxterminal — VTE-based terminal emulator and c part of the LXDE DE. || lxterminal
  • GNOME TerminalGNOME default (standalone) terminal with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency || gnome-terminal
  • guake — drop-down terminal for Gnome Desktop Environment || guake-gitAUR
  • Terminal — Xfce default terminal with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface || terminal
  • evilvte — name apparently is a reference to evilwm, although the two projects do not appear to be related || evilvteAUR

Text editors



  • GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons || emacs || jedAUR
  • Joe — Joe's Own Editor || joeAUR
  • nano — A console text editor based on pico with on-screen key binding help || nano
  • Vim — Vi IMproved || vim
  • ed — Ed is the standard text editor || ed
  • Zile — Lightweight Emacs clone || zile
  • dex — dextrous text editor, a lightweight text editor. || dex-editor-gitAUR


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

Application Launchers

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  • Adeskbar — easy, simple, unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox || adeskbarAUR
  • Fehlstart — small application launcher written in c99 || fehlstart-gitAUR

Amateur radio

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