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Arch Package Management

  • Aurnotify — A tool set to notify the status of your favorite packages from AUR. || aurnotifyAUR
  • pacman-color — Command-line frontend for libalpm aka pacman with color patch. || pacman-colorAUR
  • Pacman-contrib — Utilities for use with the pacman package manager. || pacman-contrib
  • Pkgtools — A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages. Includes pkgfile – to find what package owns a file || pkgtools
  • 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... || tupacAUR
  • Yaourt — A Pacman frontend with more features and AUR support. || yaourtAUR

Also see AUR Helpers.

Disk Usage Display Programs

  • ncdu — A simple ncurses disk usage analyzer. || ncdu
  • gt5 — A diff-capable 'du-browser'. || gt5AUR
  • Baobab — Baobab is a C/gtk+ application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment. || BaobabAUR
  • Filelight — Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer. || Filelight
  • gdmap — Draw map of rectangles where size of rectangle relate to size of file or dir. || gdmap

CD/DVD Burning Tools


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  • growisofs
  • bashburn - A lightweight terminal based menu frontend for CD/DVD burning tools.
  • brasero - An application to burn CDs/DVDs for the Gnome Desktop.
  • cdw — Ncurses frontend to cdrecord, mkisofs, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format, xorriso. || cdwAUR
  • 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).
  • recorder — Simple frontend to cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs with limited options and preferences || recorder
  • xcdroast - A lightweight CD/DVD burning tool.
  • Xfburn — Simple frontend to the libburnia libraries with support for CD/DVD(-RW), ISO images and BurnFree || xfburn

Clipboard Managers

  • Anamnesis — stores all clipboard history (!) and offers an interface to do a full-text search. Both command line and GUI modes available || anamnesisAUR
  • ClipIt — fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes || clipitAUR
  • Glipper — clipboardmanager for GNOME with more features and plugin support || glipperAUR
  • klipper — full featured clipboardmanager for KDE || kdebase-workspace
  • Parcellite — lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager || parcellite

Compression Tools



  • atool — A script for managing file archives of various types || atool
  • p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. || p7zip


  • Ark — Archiving Tool for KDE4. || kdeutils-ark
  • File Roller — The default archive manager for GNOME. || file-roller
  • Peazip — Open source file and archive manager || peazipAUR
  • Squeeze — A featherweight front-end for command line archiving tools. || squeezeAUR
  • Xarchive — A GTK+ 2 front-end for various command line archiving tools. || xarchiveAUR
  • Xarchiver — A lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+ 2. || xarchiver
  • p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. Includes 7zFM as GUI. || p7zip



  • Bitcoin — A tool to manage bitcoins, a p2p currency.
Official website : || bitcoinAUR

File Managers


Console || mc
  • pilot — FM which comes with Alpine || alpine
  • Ranger — A console based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features || ranger
  • Vifm — A ncurses based two-pane file manager with vi like keybindings || vifm


  • Dolphin — Default file manager for KDE 4. || kdebase-dolphin
  • emelFM2 — A file manager that implements the popular two-panel design || emelfm2 || kdebase-konqueror
  • Krusader — Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE || krusader
  • Nautilus — Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts || nautilus
  • PCManFM — A lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background || pcmanfmAUR
  • qtfm — A small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt. || qtfm
  • ROX-Filer — A small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels || rox
  • Sunflower — Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins. || sunflowerAUR
  • Thunar — Can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times. Features support for customizable actions || thunar
  • tuxcmd — Windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers || tuxcmd
  • Xfe — A MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X || xfe

Merge tools

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Taskbars || avant-window-navigator
  • Bmpanel — A lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for the X11 system || bmpanel
  • Cairo-Dock — A highly customizable dock/laucher. || cairo-dockAUR
  • Docker — A docking application which acts as a system tray. || docker
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel. || fbpanelAUR
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE DE. || lxpanelAUR
  • pancake — A highly configurable, modular panel for X || pancakeAUR
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C. || pypanelAUR
  • qtpanel — A project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt || qtpanel-gitAUR || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox. || tint2
  • Trayer — Swallows GTK 1.2/2.x application docklets, and KDE docklets. || trayer || xfce4-panel