List of applications/Other
- 1 Others
- 1.1 Note Taking Organizers
- 1.2 Time Management
- 1.3 Translation and localization
- 1.4 Work environment
- 1.5 System Monitoring
- 1.6 Terminal emulators
- 1.7 Text editors
- 1.8 Integrated Development Environments
- 1.9 Terminal pagers
- 1.10 Application Launchers
- 1.11 Logout dialogue
- 1.12 Amateur radio
- 1.13 Finance
- 1.14 Emulators
- 1.15 Bootsplash
Note Taking Organizers
- hnb (hierarchical notebook) — Program to organize many kinds of data (addresses, to-do lists, ideas, book reviews, etc.) in one place using the XML format.
- http://hnb.sourceforge.net/ || AUR
- BasKet — 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.
- Cherrytree — Hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
- Gnote — Experimental port of Tomboy to C++.
- KeepNote — Cross-platform GTK+ note-taking application with rich text formatting.
- KJots — Small program which is handy for keeping and organizing miscellaneous notes, part of .
- NoteCase — Portable hierarchical note manager, coded in C++ using bindings to the GTK+ toolkit.
- http://orgmode.org || AUR
- Tomboy — Desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix with a wiki-like linking system to connect notes together.
- zim — WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop.
- Calcurse — Text-based ncurses calendar and scheduling system.
- Doneyet — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager written in C++.
- Pal — Very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces.
- Remind — Highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system.
- Taskwarrior — Command-line To-do list application with support for lua customization and more.
- Todo.txt — Small command-line To-do manager.
- TuDu — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager with vim-like keybindings.
- http://code.meskio.net/tudu/ || AUR
- When — Simple personal calendar program.
- Wyrd — Text-based front-end to Remind, a calendar and alarm program used on UNIX and Linux computers.
- etm (Event and Task Manager) — Simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects.
- Glista — Simple GTK+ To-do list manager with notes support.
- GTG (Getting Things GNOME!) — Personal tasks and To-do list items organizer for the GNOME desktop.
- http://gtgnome.net/ || AUR
- Hamster — Time tracking application that helps you to keep track on how much time you have spent during the day on activities you choose to track.
- KOrganizer — Calendar and scheduling program, part of .
- Lightning — Extension to Mozilla Thunderbird that provides calendar and task support.
- Orage — GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce.
- Osmo — GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules.
- Rachota — Portable time tracker for personal projects.
- Task Coach — Simple open source To-do manager to manage personal tasks and To-do lists.
- http://taskcoach.org || AUR
- Tasque — Easy quick task management app written in C Sharp.
- TkRemind — Sophisticated calendar and alarm program.
- wxRemind — Python text and graphical frontend to Remind.
Translation and localization
- Apertium — 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.
- http://apertium.org/ || AUR
- Gtranslator — Enhanced gettext po file editor for the GNOME. It handles all forms of gettext po files and includes very useful features.
- Lokalize — Standard KDE tool for software translation. It includes basic editing of PO files, support for glossary, translation memory, project managing, etc. It belongs to
- Moses — Statistical machine translation tool (language data not included).
- OmegaT — 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.
- http://omegat.org || AUR
- Poedit — Simple gettext/po-based translation tool.
- Pology — Set of Python tools for dealing with gettext/po-files.
- Virtaal — Editor for translation of both software and other text, based on Translate Toolkit. It supports the following formats: gettext, XLIFF , TMX, TBX, Wordfast, Qt Linguist , Qt Phrase Book, OmegaT glossary and others. It can also show suggestions from Apertium, Google Translate, Bing Translator, Moses and others.
The default installation of Arch provides Bash as shell interpreter and does not contain any Desktop Environment, 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.
- dvtm — dwm-style window manager in the console.
- dtach — Program that emulates the detach feature of screen.
- GNU Screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
- tmux — BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.
- adesklet SystemMonitor — Collection of modular stackable system monitors for adesklets.
- Conky — Lightweight, scriptable system monitor.
- dstat — Versatile resource statistics tool.
- GKrellM — Simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK+ with many plug-ins.
- gnome-system-monitor — A system monitor for GNOME.
- htop — Simple, ncurses interactive process viewer.
- KSysGuard — Also known as KSysguard, is the KDE task manager and performance monitor.
- linux process explorer — Graphical process explorer for Linux.
- LXTask — Lightweight task manager for LXDE.
- Trayfreq — A light battery monitor and a CPU frequency scaler.
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 — Xterm replacement with transparency support.
- Eterm — Terminal emulator intended as a replacement for xterm and designed for the Enlightenment desktop.
- http://eterm.org || AUR
- Mrxvt — Tabbed X terminal emulator based on rxvt.
- rxvt — Popular replacement for the xterm
- st — Simple terminal implementation for X.
- http://st.suckless.org || AUR
- terminator — Terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panels.
- Terminology — Terminal emulator by the Enlightenment project team with innovative features: file thumbnails and media play like a media player.
- Tilda — Terminal inspired by many classic terminals from first person shooter games such as Quake, Doom and Half-Life.
- urxvt — Highly extendable (with Perl) unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator featuring tabbing, url launching, a Quake style drop-down mode and pseudo-transparency.
- xterm — 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.
- Yakuake — Drop-down terminal (Quake style) emulator based on Konsole.
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 — Very lightweight and highly customizable terminal emulator with support for tabs, auto-hiding and different encodings.
- http://calno.com/evilvte/ || AUR
- GNOME Terminal — A terminal emulator included in the GNOME desktop with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency.
- Guake — Drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop.
- LilyTerm — Very light and easy to use X Terminal Emulator
- LXTerminal — Desktop independent terminal emulator for LXDE.
- mt (multi-terminal) — Terminal emulator written as more lightweight replacement for Sakura while keeping most of its functionality.
- ROXTerm — Tabbed terminal emulator with a small footprint.
- sakura — Terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE.
- Stjerm — 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.
- Terminal — Terminal emulator included in the Xfce desktop with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface.
- Termit — Simple terminal emulator based on the vte library that includes tabs, bookmarks, and the ability to switch encodings.
- Termite — A keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support.
- dex — Small and easy to use text editor with support for ctags and parsing compiler errors.
- ed — Line-oriented text editor, the original editor for Unix.
- GNU Emacs — Somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons.
- http://jedsoft.org/jed/ || AUR
- Joe (Joe's Own Editor) — Terminal-based text editor designed to be easy to use.
- mg — Small, fast, and portable Emacs-compatible editor.
- nano — Console text editor based on pico with on-screen key bindings help.
- Vim (Vi IMproved) — Advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'vi', with a more complete feature set.
- Zile — A lightweight Emacs clone.
- Acme — Minimalist and flexible programming environment developed by Rob Pike for the Plan 9 operating system.
- Beaver — A GTK+ editor designed to be modular, lightweight and stylish.
- cssed — GTK+-based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor.
- emendo — Simple Gtk+3 text editor with syntax highlighting written in Vala
- Edile — PyGTK code and scripting editor implemented in one file.
- Gedit — GTK+ editor for the GNOME desktop with syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, matching brackets, etc., and a number of add-ons to increase functionality.
- gVim — Graphical interface for Vim.
- JuffEd — Simple tabbed text editor with syntax highlighting, written in Qt.
- Kate — Full-featured programmer's editor for the KDE desktop with MDI and a filesystem browser.
- KWrite — Lightweight text editor for the KDE desktop that uses the same editor widget as Kate.
- Leafpad — Notepad clone for GTK+ that emphasizes simplicity.
- medit — Programming and around-programming text editor.
- Mousepad — Fast text editor for the Xfce Desktop Environment.
- PyRoom — Great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom.
- http://pyroom.org/ || AUR
- QSciTE — Qt clone of the SciTE text and code editor.
- QXmlEdit — Simple Qt XML editor and XSD viewer.
- Sam — Minimalist text editor with a graphical user interface, a very powerful command language and remote editing capabilities, developed by Rob Pike.
- http://sam.cat-v.org || or
- SciTE — Generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs.
- Sublime Text 2 — Closed-source C++ and Python-based editor with many advanced features and plugins while staying lightweight and pretty.
- http://sublimetext.com || AUR
- Tea — Qt-based feature rich text editor.
Integrated Development Environments
- Anjuta — Versatile IDE with project management, an application wizard, an interactive debugger, a source editor, version control support and many more tools.
- http://www.aptana.org/ || AUR
- Bluefish — GTK+ editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins.
- Bluej — Fully featured Java IDE used mainly for educational and beginner purposes.
- http://bluej.org/ || AUR
- Code::Blocks — Open source and cross-platform C/C++ IDE.
- Cloud9 — State-of-the-art IDE that runs in your browser and lives in the cloud, allowing you to run, debug and deploy applications from anywhere, anytime.
- https://c9.io/ || AUR
- Eclipse — Open source community project, which aims to provide a universal development platform.
- Editra — Multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid in code development.
- http://www.editra.org || AUR
- Eric — Full-featured Python 3.x and Ruby IDE in PyQt4.
- Gambas — Free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions.
- Geany — Text editor using the GTK+ toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment.
- IntelliJ IDEA — IDE for Java, Groovy and other programming languages with advanced refactoring features.
- KDevelop — Feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages.
- Lazarus — Cross-platform IDE for Object Pascal.
- MonoDevelop — Cross-platform IDE targeted for the Mono and .NET frameworks.
- PyCharm — IDE used for programming in Python with support for code analysis, debugging, unit testing, version control and web development with Django.
- QDevelop — Free and cross-platform IDE for Qt.
- Qt Creator — Lightweight, cross-platform C++ integrated development environment with a focus on Qt.
- more — A simple and feature-light pager. It is a part of the package.
- less — A program similar to more, but with support for both forward and backward scrolling, as well as partial loading of files.
- less-mouse — less with mouse scrolling support. It is present in the AUR as AUR.
- most — A pager with support for multiple windows, left and right scrolling, and built-in colour support
- mcview — A pager with mouse and colour support. It is bundled with midnight commander.
- vimpager — A script that turns vim into a pager. As a result, you get various vim features such as colour schemes, mouse support, split screens, etc.
- ADeskBar — Easy, simple and unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox.
- Bashrun2 — Provides a different, barebones approach to a run dialog, using a specialized Bash session within a small xterm window.
- dmenu — Fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X which is also useful as an application launcher.
- Fehlstart — Small GTK+-based application launcher.
- Gmrun — Lightweight GTK+-based application launcher, with the ability to run programs inside a terminal and other handy features.
- GNOME Do — Application launcher inspired by Quicksilver with many plugins, originally developed for the GNOME desktop.
- Kupfer — Convenient command and access tool for the GNOME desktop that can launch applications, open documents and access different types of objects and act on them.
- Launchy — Very popular cross-platform application launcher with a plugin-based system used to provide extra functionality.
- Synapse — Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.
A few simple shutdown managers are available:
- exitx — A logout dialog for Openbox that uses Sudo.
- exitx-polkit — A GTK logout dialog for Openbox with PolicyKit support.
- exitx-systemd — A GTK logout dialog for Openbox with systemd support.
- oblogout — A graphical logout script for Openbox that may be used with other WMs.
- obshutdown — A great GTK/Cairo based shutdown manager for Openbox and other window managers.
- esniper — Simple, lightweight tool for sniping eBay auctions.
- GnuCash — Financial application that implements a double-entry book-keeping system with features for small business accounting.
- Grisbi — Personal finance system which manages third party, expenditure and receipt categories, as well as budgetary lines, financial years, and other information that makes it suitable for associations.
- http://www.grisbi.org/ || AUR
- HomeBank — Easy to use finance manager that can analyse your personal finance in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs.
- KMyMoney — Personal finance manager that operates in a similar way to Microsoft Money. It supports different account types, categorisation of expenses and incomes, reconciliation of bank accounts and import/export to the “QIF” file format.
- Ledger — Ledger is a powerful, double-entry accounting system that is accessed from the UNIX command-line.
- http://ledger-cli.org/ || AUR
- Skrooge — Personal finances manager for the KDE desktop.
- openerp — Open source erp system purely in python.
- http://openerp.com/ || AUR
An emulator is a program which serves to replicate the functions of another platform or system so as to allow applications and games to be run in environments they were not programmed for.
- DeSmuME — Nintendo DS emulator.
- Dolphin — Very nice GameCube and Wii emulator.
- epsxe — Emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
- http://www.epsxe.com/ || AUR
- fakenes — NES (Nintendo Famicom) emulator.
- FCEUX — NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.
- Gens2 — Emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
- activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
- use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones.
- Gens-GS — Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.
- gngeo — Command-line NeoGeo emulator.
- http://gngeo.googlecode.com || AUR
- higan — Multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
- mednafen — Command line driven multi system emulator.
- Mupen64Plus — Highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
- http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/ || and AUR (graphical frontend)
- pSX — A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.
- PCSXR — PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX
- PCSX2 — PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed. It requires BIOS files.
- snes-9x — Portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
- Visual Boy Advance — Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
- ZSNES — Highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
- DOSBox — Open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
- DOSEmu — Open-source DOS emulator.
- MAME — Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
- ResidualVM — Cross-platform 3D game interpreter which allows you to play LucasArts' Lua-based 3D adventures.
- http://residualvm.org/ || AUR
- RetroArch — Frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).
- ScummVM — Virtual machine for old school adventures.
- X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator.