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Note Taking Organizers

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  • Doneyet — An ncurses based hierarchical To-do list manager written in C++. || doneyetAUR
  • hnb (hierarchical notebook) — A program to organize many kinds of data (addresses, to-do lists, ideas, book reviews, etc.) in one place using the XML format. || hnbAUR
  • Taskwarrior — A command-line To-do list application with support for lua customization and more. || task
  • Todo.txt — A small command-line To-do manager. || todotxtAUR
  • TuDu — An ncurses based hierarchical To-do list manager with vim-like keybindings. || tuduAUR


  • BasKet — An application for organizing, sharing, and taking notes. It can manage various types of information such as to-do lists, links, pictures, and other types, similar to a scrapbook. || basket
  • Cherrytree — A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file. || cherrytree
  • Glista — A simple GTK+ To-do list manager with notes support. || glistaAUR
  • Gnote — An experimental port of Tomboy to C++. || gnote
  • KeepNote — A cross-platform GTK+ note-taking application with rich text formatting. || keepnote
  • KJots — A small program which is handy for keeping and organizing miscellaneous notes, part of KDE PIM. || kdepim-kjots
  • NoteCase — A portable hierarchical note manager, coded in C++ using bindings to the GTK+ toolkit. || notecaseAUR
  • org-mode — An Emacs mode for notes, project planning and authoring. || emacs-org-modeAUR
  • Tomboy — A desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix with a wiki-like linking system to connect notes together. || tomboy
  • zim — A WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop. || zim

Time Management


  • Calcurse — A text based ncurses 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 — A simple personal calendar program. || when
  • Wyrd — A text-based front-end to Remind, a calendar and alarm program used on UNIX and Linux computers. || wyrd


  • etm (Event and Task Manager) — A simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects. || etmAUR
  • GTG (Getting Things GNOME!) — A personal tasks and To-do list items organizer for the GNOME desktop. || gtgAUR
  • KOrganizer — A calendar and scheduling program, part of KDE PIM. || kdepim-korganizer
  • Lightning — An extension to Mozilla Thunderbird that provides calendar and task support. || lightningAUR
  • Orage — A GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce. || orage
  • Osmo — A GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules. || osmo
  • Rachota — A portable time tracker for personal projects. || rachotaAUR
  • Task Coach — A simple open source To-do manager to manage personal tasks and To-do lists. || taskcoachAUR
  • Tasks — A simple To-do list application that uses libecal. || tasks
  • TkRemind — A sophisticated calendar and alarm program. || remind
  • wxRemind — A Python text and graphical frontend to Remind. || wxremindAUR

Translation and Localisation

  • Apertium — A free and open source rule based machine translation platform with available language data. It supports the following formats: HTML, Microsoft Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument, TMX, MediaWiki and others. || apertiumAUR
  • Lokalize — A standard KDE tool for software translation. It includes basic editing of PO files, support for glossary, translation memory, project managing, etc. || kdesdk-lokalize
  • Moses — A statistical machine translation tool (language data not included). || not packaged? search in AUR
  • OmegaT — A general translator's tool which contains a lot of translation memory features and can give suggestions from Google Translate. It supports the following formats: HTML, Microsoft Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument, XLIFF/Okapi, MediaWiki, plain text, TMX and others. || omegatAUR
  • Poedit — A simple gettext/po-file based translation tool. || poedit
  • Pology — A set of Python tools for dealing with gettext/po-files. || pologyAUR || virtaalAUR

Work environment

The 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 of course there are still people who prefer doing everyday tasks in bare console.

Desktop environments



Window managers

  • dvtm — A dwm-style window manager in the console. || dvtm



Support applications

Login managers


Terminal multiplexers
  • dtach — A program that emulates the detach feature of screen. || dtach
  • GNU Screen — A full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal. || screen
  • tmux — A BSD licensed terminal multiplexer. || tmux

System Monitoring

  • adesklet SystemMonitor — A collection of modular stackable system monitors for adesklets. || adesklet-systemmonitorAUR
  • Conky — A lightweight, scriptable system monitor. || conky
  • GKrellM — A simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK+ with many plug-ins. || gkrellm
  • htop — A simple, ncurses interactive process viewer. || htop
  • LXTask — A 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 the Wikipedia article and other sources to get a hold on these things.

  • aterm — An xterm replacement with transparency support. || aterm
  • Eterm — A terminal emulator intended as a replacement for xterm and designed for the Enlightenment desktop. || etermAUR
  • Konsole — A terminal emulator included in the KDE desktop. || kdebase-konsole
  • Mrxvt — A tabbed X terminal emulator based on rxvt. || mrxvtAUR
  • rxvt — A popular replacement for the xterm || rxvt
  • Terminator — A terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panels. || terminator
  • Termit — A simple terminal emulator based on the vte library that includes tabs, bookmarks, and the ability to switch encodings. || termitAUR
  • Tilda — A Linux terminal inspired by many classic terminals from first person shooter games such as Quake, Doom and Half-Life. || tilda
  • urxvt — A highly extendable (with Perl) unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator featuring tabbing, url launching, a Quake style drop-down mode and pseudo-transparency. || rxvt-unicode
  • xterm — A simple terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly. || xterm
  • Yakuake — A drop-down terminal (Quake style) emulator based on Konsole. || yakuake


VTE (Virtual Terminal Emulator) is a widget developed during early GNOME days for use in the GNOME Terminal. It has since given birth to many terminals with similar capabilities.

  • evilvte — A highly customizable terminal emulator with support for tabs, auto-hiding and different encodings. || evilvteAUR
  • GNOME Terminal — A terminal emulator included in the GNOME desktop with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency. || gnome-terminal
  • Guake — A drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop. || guake-gitAUR
  • LilyTerm — A very light and easy to use X Terminal Emulator || lilyterm
  • LXTerminal — A desktop independent terminal emulator for LXDE. || lxterminal
  • mt (multi-terminal) — A terminal emulator written as more lightweight replacement for Sakura while keeping most of its functionality. || mtAUR
  • ROXTerm — A tabbed terminal emulator with a small footprint. || roxterm
  • sakura — A terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE. || sakura
  • Stjerm — A GTK+ based drop-down terminal emulator that provides a minimalistic interface combined with a small file size, lightweight memory usage and easy integration with composite window managers such as Compiz. || stjermAUR
  • Terminal — A terminal emulator included in the Xfce desktop with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface. || terminal

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
  • cssed — GTK2 based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor || cssedAUR
  • Edile — A PyGTK code/scripting editor implemented in one file || edileAUR
  • 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
  • Sublime Text 2 — Closed-source C++ and Python based editor with many advanced features and plugins while staying lightweight and pretty || sublime-textAUR
  • QSciTE — A Qt clone of the SciTE text/code editor. || qsciteAUR
  • JuffEd — A simple tabbed text editor with syntax highlighting, written in Qt. || juffedAUR
  • QXmlEdit — A simple Qt XML editor and XSD viewer. || qxmleditAUR
  • Tea — Qt based feature rich text editor || tea

Integrated Development Environments


  • QDevelop — A free and cross-platform IDE for Qt4. || qdevelopAUR
  • Qt Creator — A lightweight, cross-platform C++ integrated development environment with a focus on Qt. || qtcreator
  • Eclipse — An open source community project, which aims to provide a universal development platform. || eclipse
  • Netbeans — An integrated development environment (IDE) for developing with Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Groovy, C, C++, Scala, Clojure, and other languages. || netbeans
  • KDevelop — A feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages. || kdevelop
  • Anjuta — A versatile IDE with project management, an application wizard, an interactive debugger, a source editor, version control support and many more tools. || anjuta
  • MonoDevelop — An cross-platform IDE targeted for the Mono and .NET frameworks. || monodevelop
  • Eric — A full-featured Python 3.x and Ruby IDE in PyQt4. || eric
  • IntelliJ IDEA — An IDE for Java, Groovy and other programming languages with advanced refactoring features. || intellij-idea-community-edition
  • Gambas — A free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions. || gambas2-ide gambas3-ide
  • Code::Blocks — An open source and cross-platform C/C++ IDE. || codeblocks
  • Aptana Studio — An IDE based on Eclipse, but geared towards web development, with support for HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Adobe AIR and others. || aptana-studioAUR
  • PyCharm — An IDE used for programming in Python with support for code analysis, debugging, unit testing, version control and web development with Django. || pycharmAUR
  • Bluefish — GTK editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins || bluefish
  • Geany — A text editor using the GTK+ 2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment || geany

Application Launchers


  • Adeskbar — easy, simple, unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox || adeskbarAUR
  • Fehlstart — small application launcher written in c99 || fehlstart-gitAUR
  • gmrun — A lightweight gtk based application launcher, with ability to run programs inside terminal and other handy features || gmrun
  • dmenu — dmenu is a fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X, which is also useful as an application launcher || dmenu
  • launchy — One of the most popular cross-platform application launcher. Has a plugin based system to provide different functionality || launchy
  • GNOME Do — Inspired by quicksilver, it supports different plugins for various purposes. Originally intended to be used with gnome, but can be used with other Desktop Environments / Window Managers too. || gnome-do

Amateur radio

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  • esniper — simple, lightweight tool for sniping ebay auctions || esniperAUR
  • GnuCash — personal and small-business financial-accounting software || gnucash