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Backup programs


  • DAR — A full-featured command-line backup tool, short for Disk ARchive
http://dar.linux.free.fr/ || dar
  • duplicity — A utility for encrypted, bandwidth-efficient backups using the rsync algorithm
http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/ || duplicity
  • Packrat — A simple, modular backup system that uses dar to take full/incremental backups of files and can store them locally, on a remote system via SSH, or on Amazon S3
http://www.zeroflux.org/projects || packratAUR
  • rdiff-backup — A utility for local/remote mirroring and incremental backups
http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/ || rdiff-backup
  • rsnapshot — A remote filesystem snapshot utility
http://www.rsnapshot.org/ || rsnapshot
  • rsync — A file transfer program to keep remote files in sync
http://rsync.samba.org/ || rsync
  • Safekeep — A client/server backup system which enhances the power of rdiff-backup
http://safekeep.sourceforge.net/ || safekeepAUR
  • Unison — Synchronizes files between two machines over network (Lan or Inet) using smart diff method + rsync, allows one to interactively choose which changes to push, pull, or merge.
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ || unison


BitTorrent Clients


  • aria2 — Command-line download manager that supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and MetaLink protocols
http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ || aria2
  • Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in Python and wrapped with PyGTK
http://deluge-torrent.org/ || deluge
  • KTorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client developed using Qt
http://ktorrent.org/ || ktorrent
  • MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client supporting BitTorrent
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || mldonkey
  • qBittorrent — The closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent
http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/ || qbittorrent
  • rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client
http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ || rtorrent
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version and (GTK+) GUI, web and CLI front-ends
http://www.transmissionbt.com/ || transmission
  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus)
http://www.vuze.com/ || vuze

eDonkey Clients

eDonkey is still the second-largest p2p network (see Internet Study 2008/2009).

  • aMule — Well-known eDonkey/Kad client with daemon version and GTK, web, and CLI front-ends
http://www.amule.org/ || amule

Chat Clients

IRC Clients


  • Conspire — Lightweight, simple, and powerful
http://nenolod.net/ || conspire-clientAUR
  • ERC — A powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs
http://erc.sourceforge.net/ || erc-gitAUR
  • II — A featherweight IRC client, literally `tail -f` the convo and `echo` back your replies
http://tools.suckless.org/ii || iiAUR
  • Ircfs — A file system interface to irc written in Limbo
http://www.ueber.net/code/r/ircfs ||
  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client
http://www.irssi.org/ || irssi
http://konversation.kde.org/ || konversation
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support
http://www.kvirc.net/ || kvirc
  • Loqui — A GTK IRC client with only one dependency
https://launchpad.net/loqui || loquiAUR
  • LostIRC — A simple IRC client
http://lostirc.sourceforge.net || lostircAUR
  • pcw — A frontend for ii that opens a new terminal for each channel (depends on srw by default)
http://bitbucket.org/emg/pcw || pcw-hgAUR
  • ScrollZ — An advanced IRC client based on ircII
http://www.scrollz.com || scrollzAUR
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client
http://www.weechat.org/ || weechat
  • XChat — GTK-based IRC client
http://xchat.org/ || xchat

Jabber/XMPP Clients

  • Finch — A CLI Jabber/aim/etc/etc chat client based on libpurple (part of Pidgin)
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch || finch
  • Freetalk — A console based Jabber client
http://www.gnu.org/software/freetalk/ || freetalk
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK
http://www.gajim.org/ || gajim
  • jabber.el — A minimal jabber client for emacs
http://emacs-jabber.sourceforge.net/ || emacs-jabberAUR
  • MCabber — A small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, and UTF8
http://mcabber.com/ || mcabber
  • Psi — A Qt based Jabber client
http://psi-im.org/ || psi
  • Psi+ — Psi+ is an enhanced version of Psi Jabber client.
http://code.google.com/p/psi-dev/ || psi-plusAUR

MSN Clients

  • aMSN — MSN client written in Tcl/Tk
http://www.amsn-project.net/ || amsn
  • Emesene — A pygtk MSN Messenger client
http://www.emesene.org/ || emesene
  • Galaxium Messenger — A multi-protocol instant messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop
http://code.google.com/p/galaxium/ || galaxiumAUR
  • KMess — KMess is a MSN Messenger client for Linux
http://kmess.org/ || kmess
http://www.mercury.im/ || mercury

Multi-Protocol Clients


  • BarnOwl — A console chat client for the AIM, IRC, Jabber, and Zephyr protocols
http://barnowl.mit.edu/ || barnowlAUR
http://www.bitlbee.org/ || bitlbee
  • Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly funpidgin)
http://funpidgin.sourceforge.net/ || carrierAUR
  • CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ - A text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface
http://www.centerim.org/index.php/Main_Page || centerim
  • Emesene — A Python/GTK+ instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network
http://www.emesene.org/ || emesene
  • Empathy — A GNOME instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework
http://live.gnome.org/Empathy || empathy
  • Finch — A ncurses-based messaging client
http://pidgin.im/ || finch
  • Instantbird — Multiprotocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple.
http://http://www.instantbird.com/ || instantbirdAUR
http://www.kde.org/ || kopete
  • Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client
http://pidgin.im/ || pidgin
    • Pidgin Light — A light Pidgin version without gstreamer, tcl, tk, xscreensaver support
http://www.pidgin.im/ || pidgin-lightAUR
  • qutIM — Multiplatform instant messenger
http://qutim.org/ || qutimAUR

Email clients



  • Alpine — The Apache-licensed PINE (a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages)
http://www.washington.edu/alpine || alpine
  • Gnus — mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs.
http://www.gnus.org/ || package
  • heirloom-mailx — A full-featured command-line MUA derived from Berkeley Mail.
http://heirloom.sourceforge.net/mailx.html || heirloom-mailx
  • mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
http://www.mutt.org/ || mutt
  • Sup — A CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and gmail like operation.
http://sup.rubyforge.org/ || supAUR


http://www.claws-mail.org/ || claws-mail
  • Evolution — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default.
http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/ || evolution
  • Kmail — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client part of the kde project.
http://kontact.kde.org/kmail/Template:Linkrot || kmail
  • Postler — simple desktop mail client built in vala.
http://git.xfce.org/apps/postler || postlerAUR
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK)
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ || sylpheedAUR
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/ || thunderbird

Network Managers

  • netcfg — Network configuration and profile scripts
http://projects.archlinux.org/netcfg.git/ || netcfg
  • wicd — Manages wireless and wired interfaces, requiring fewer dependencies than other network managers. In addition to GUI interfaces, a curses version is also available.
http://wicd.sourceforge.net/ || wicd

News Aggregators


http://codezen.org/canto/ || cantoAUR
  • Gnus — A mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs
http://www.gnus.org/ || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • Liferea — A GTK desktop news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs
http://liferea.sourceforge.net || lifereaAUR
  • Newsbeuter — A ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to mutt. Does not use the traditional 3 panes setup
http://www.newsbeuter.org/ || newsbeuter
  • Rawdog — A "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in date order
http://offog.org/code/rawdog.html || rawdogAUR
http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/ || snownews
  • Thunderbird - A mail client from Mozilla which also functions as a pretty nice news aggregator

Web Browsers


Text Based

  • ELinks — An advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser
http://elinks.or.cz/ || elinks
  • Links — A text WWW browser, similar to Lynx
http://links.twibright.com/ || links


  • Abaco — A multi-page graphical web browser
http://lab-fgb.com/abaco/ || abacoAUR
  • Arora — A cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit
http://code.google.com/p/arora/ || arora
  • Conkeror — A highly programmable web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner
http://conkeror.org/ || conkeror
  • Chromium - The open-source project behind Google Chrome, a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework. http://code.google.com/chromium/
  • Dillo — A small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK
http://www.dillo.org/ || dillo
http://tkhtml.tcl.tk/hv3.html || hv3AUR
  • Jumanji — A highly customizable and functional web browser
http://pwmt.org/projects/jumanji || jumanjiAUR
  • Kazehakase - A much lighter, but rather feature-lacking alternative to other browsers (GTK2 and Gecko). http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/
  • Konqueror - Qt- and KHTML-based browser. A part of the KDE desktop. http://www.konqueror.org/
  • Luakit — A highly configurable, micro-browser framework based on the WebKit web content engine and the GTK+ toolkit. It is very fast, extensible by Lua and licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license
http://luakit.org/projects/luakit/ || luakit
  • Midori — A lightweight web browser based on Gtk and WebKit. It passes the ACID3 test
http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html || midori
  • NetSurf — A featherweight browser written in C. Notable is its lack of JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own custom rendering engine
http://www.netsurf-browser.org Netsurf || netsurf
http://rekonq.kde.org/ || rekonq
  • Sb — A very lightweight webkit-based browser that uses keybindings to perform most things the URL bar would usually do
https://github.com/mutantturkey/sb/ || sb-gitAUR
  • Surf — Another lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology. Which means, the software is even more lightweight (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file)
http://surf.suckless.org || surf-hgAUR
  • Uzbl — Web interface tools which adhere to the unix philosophy
http://www.uzbl.org/ || uzbl-browser
  • Vimprobable — A browser that behaves like the Vimperator plugin available for Mozilla Firefox. It is based on the WebKit engine (using GTK bindings)
http://vimprobable.org/ || vimprobableAUR

Microblogging Clients

  • Gwibber - Gwibber is an open source microblogging client for Linux. It brings the most popular social networking web services to your desktop and gives you the ability to control how you communicate. http://gwibber.com/
  • Hotot - Hotot, is a lightweight & open source Microblogging Client, coding using Python language and designed for Linux. http://hotot.org
  • Pino - Pino is a simple and fast X11 client for Twitter and Identi.ca. It is compiled to native code, which assures small size and speed, and thanks to use of Vala language it can perfectly integrate into your Gnome or XFCE desktop. http://pino-app.appspot.com/

FTP Clients

  • curlftp — A filesystem for acessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl.
http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/ || curlftpfs
  • fuseftp — FTP filesystem written in Perl, using FUSE
http://freshmeat.net/projects/fuseftp/ || fuseftpAUR

Document Indexers

Document Readers

  • apvlv — A lightweight PDF viewer with VIM key bindings
http://code.google.com/p/apvlv/ || apvlv
  • ePDFView — A free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries
http://www.emma-soft.com/projects/epdfview/ || epdfview
http://repo.or.cz/w/llpp.git || llppAUR
  • MuPDF — A very fast PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C. Features CJK font support
http://ccxvii.net/mupdf || mupdf
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ || xpdf
  • zathura — Another lightweight PDF viewer similar to apvlv, only lighter
http://zathura.pwmt.org/projects/zathura || zathura




Music player daemon and clients

Music Player Daemon - a lightweight and scalable choice for music management

  • Ario — A very feature-rich GTK2 GUI client for mpd, inspired by Rhythmbox
http://ario-player.sourceforge.net/ || ario
  • ncmpc — A curses client for mpd
http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Client:Ncmpc || ncmpc
  • ncmpcpp — An almost exact clone of ncmpc with some new features
http://unkart.ovh.org/ncmpcpp/ || ncmpcpp
  • QmpdClient — A GUI client Qt4 based for mpd
http://bitcheese.net/wiki/QMPDClient || qmpdclient
  • Sonata — An elegant GTK+ music GUI client for mpd
http://sonata.berlios.de/ || sonata

Command line players

  • Herrie — A minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support
http://herrie.info/ || herrieAUR
  • Mpg123 — A fast free MP3 console audio player for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Hpux and near all other UNIX systems. Also decodes mp1 and mp2 files
http://www.mpg123.org/ || mpg123

GUI players

  • Amarok - A mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features
  • aTunes - An audio-player written in Java
  • Audacious - A Winamp clone like Beep and old XMMS versions
  • Banshee - yet another GTK2 iTunes clone, yet more feature-rich and more actively developed.
  • Clementine - Amarok 1.4 ported to QT4
  • DeaDBeeF — A light and fast music player with many features, no GNOME or KDE dependencies, supports console-only and as well GTK2-gui, comes with many plugins, and has a metadata editor
http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/ || deadbeef
  • Exaile - A GTK2 clone of Amarok
  • Goggles Music Manager — A music collection manager and player that automatically categorizes your music, supports gapless playback, features easy tag editing, and internet radio support. Uses the Fox Toolkit.
http://code.google.com/p/gogglesmm/ || gogglesmm
  • Guayadeque - A full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media framework.
  • Potamus — A lightweight, intuitive GTK+ audio player with an emphasis on high audio quality
http://offog.org/code/potamus.html || potamusAUR
  • Pragha — A GTK+ music manager that was a fork of Consonance Music Manager
http://pragha.wikispaces.com/ || pragha
  • Quod Libet - an audio player written with pygtk and gstreamer
  • Rhythmbox - A GTK2 clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME
  • Nightingale - (Songbird for linux) an open source clone of iTunes that uses Mozilla technologies as well as Gstreamer and is being developed by the team that made WinAMP
  • XMMS - A skinnable GTK+1 standalone media player similar to winamp

Text user interface players

  • cmus — A very feature-rich ncurses-based music player
http://cmus.sourceforge.net/ || cmus
  • cplay — A curses front-end for various audio players
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cplay/Template:Linkrot || cplayAUR
  • Moc — A ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, Ogg, and WAV formats
http://moc.daper.net/ || moc
  • PyTone - An advanced music jukebox with a console interface

Ripping from CD

  • abcde — Comprehensive command line tool for ripping audio CDs
http://lly.org/~rcw/abcde/page/ || abcde



Graphics and Image Manipulation

  • Blender
  • darktable — A photography workflow and RAW development application
http://www.darktable.org// || darktable
http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ || mtpaint

Image Viewers


  • Feh — A fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2
http://linuxbrit.co.uk/feh/ || feh
  • GalaPix — OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collection of image files
http://code.google.com/p/galapix/ || galapixAUR
  • GpicView — A simple and fast image viewer for X. Made by the developers of LXDE
http://lxde.sourceforge.net/gpicview/ || gpicview
  • GQview — An image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree
http://gqview.sourceforge.net/ || gqview
  • Geeqie — An image browser/viewer fork of GQview. Adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files
http://geeqie.sourceforge.net/ || geeqie
  • Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel
http://mirageiv.berlios.de || mirage
  • QIV — A very small and fast gdk/Imlib image viewer
http://spiegl.de/qiv/ || qiv
  • Ristretto — A fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/ristretto || ristretto
  • SXIV — Simple X Image Viewer; works well with tiling window managers, uses imlib2
http://github.com/muennich/sxiv || sxivAUR
  • Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK2 viewer featuring support for flip, rotate, animations and configurable mouse actions
http://xsisqox.github.com/Viewnior/about.html || viewnior
  • Xloadimage — The classic X image viewer
http://web.archive.org/web/19981207030422/http://world.std.com/~jimf/xloadimage.html || xloadimage
  • XnView — An efficient image viewer, browser and converter
http://www.xnview.com/ || xnviewAUR


Video Players



  • mplayer — Support a complete and versatile array of video/audio formats
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html || mplayer


  • Dragon Player — A simple video player for KDE 4 developed by Ian Monroe.
http://www.dragonplayer.net/ || kdemultimedia-dragonplayer
  • Gnome-Mplayer — A simple GTK-based GUI for mplayer
http://kdekorte.googlepages.com/gnomemplayer || gnome-mplayer
  • Parole — A modern media player based on the GStreamer framework
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole/ || paroleAUR
  • SMPlayer — A middleweight QT frontend for mplayer with additional patches
http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/ || smplayer
  • VLC media player — A middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio/video formats
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • Whaaw! Media Player — A lightweight Gstreamer-based audio/video player that can serve as a good alternative to Totem for those who do not like all those GNOME dependencies.
http://home.gna.org/whaawmp/ || package
  • Xnoise — A GTK+ media player for both audio and video with "a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features.". Uses gstreamer.
http://www.xnoise-media-player.com/ || xnoiseAUR

Video Editors

Note Taking Organizers


  • 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 || Available in the community repository as "task".


http://orgmode.org || emacs-org-modeAUR
  • Task - A command-line TODO list manager Home page
  • tomboy - Desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix Home page
  • zim - A WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop Home page

Office suites

Word processors


  • Abiword — A full-featured word processor
http://www.abisource.com/ || abiword
    • Abiword Light — A lighter version of Abiword
http://www.abisource.com/ || abiword-lightAUR
  • Markdown — A text-to-HTML conversion tool that allows you to write using a simple plain text format
http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown || markdownAUR
  • OpenOffice.org Writer - A full-featured word processor included in the OpenOffice.org suite
  • pandoc — A swiss-army knife for converting one markup format into another (supports Markdown)
http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc || pandocAUR
  • Ted - An easy GTK-based rich text processor (with footnote support) http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/
  • txt2tags — A dead-simple, KISS-compliant lightweight, human-readable markup language to produce rich format content out of plain text files
http://txt2tags.sourceforge.net || txt2tagsAUR



Time Management


  • Calcurse — A text-based curses calendar and scheduling system
http://calcurse.org/ || calcurse
  • Remind — A highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind || remind


  • etm — Event and Task Manager. A "Getting Things Done" approach handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects
http://www.duke.edu/~dgraham/ETM/ || etmAUR
  • Orage - A GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce Home page
  • Osmo - A GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules. Home page
  • Rachota - A portable time tracker for personal projects Home page
  • Pal — A very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces
http://palcal.sourceforge.net/ || palAUR
  • Sunbird - The standalone Mozilla calendar application Home page
  • taskcoach - A simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists Home page Package
  • Wyrd — A curses front-end to Remind
http://pessimization.com/software/wyrd/ || wyrd
  • wxRewind — A Python text and graphical frontend to Remind
http://www.duke.edu/~dgraham/wxRemind/ || wxremindAUR

Translation and Localisation

  • Lokalize - the standard KDE tool for software translation. Available in Extra. Home page
  • virtaal - an editor for translation of both software and other text, based on Translate Toolkit. Available in AUR. Home page
    • 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
  • poedit - a simple Gettext/po-file translation tool. Available in Community. Home page
  • 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
  • pology - a set of Python tools for dealing with Gettext/po-files. See the home page for simple installation instructions.
  • Apertium - a free and open source rule-based machine translation platform. All released language data is available in AUR. Home page
    • 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
  • Moses - a statistical machine translation tool (language data not included). Home page


Arch Package Management

  • Aurnotify — A tool set to notify the status of your favorite packages from AUR.
To use the aurnotify desklet visit: http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/desklets.html || aurnotifyAUR
  • pacman-color — Command-line frontend for libalpm aka pacman with color patch.
http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/ || pacman-colorAUR
  • Pacman-contrib — Utilities for use with the pacman package manager.
http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/ || pacman-contrib
  • Pkgtools — A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages.
Which includes pkgfile; find what package owns a file. [Forum topic] || 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...
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tupac || tupacAUR
  • Yaourt — A Pacman frontend with more features and AUR support.
http://www.archlinux.fr/yaourt-en/ || yaourtAUR

Also see AUR Helpers.

Disk Usage Display Programs

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

CD/DVD Burning Tools


  • 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.
http://cdw.sourceforge.net/ || 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
http://code.google.com/p/recorder/ || 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
http://www.xfce.org/projects/xfburn/ || 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 Home page | AUR package
  • ClipIt - a fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes Home page
  • Glipper - clipboardmanager for GNOME with more features and plugin support Home page
  • klipper - full featured clipboardmanager for KDE (kdebase-workspace package) [1]
  • Parcellite - a lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager Home page

Compression Tools



  • atool — A script for managing file archives of various types
http://www.nongnu.org/atool/ || atool
  • p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux.
http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ || p7zip


  • Ark — Archiving Tool for KDE4.
http://kde.org/applications/utilities/ark/ || kdeutils-ark
http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/ || file-roller
  • Peazip — Open source file and archive manager
http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html || peazipAUR
  • Squeeze — A featherweight front-end for command line archiving tools.
http://http://squeeze.xfce.org/ || squeezeAUR
  • Xarchive — A GTK+ 2 front-end for various command line archiving tools.
http://xarchive.sourceforge.net/ || xarchiveAUR
  • Xarchiver — A lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+ 2.
http://xarchiver.sourceforge.net/ || xarchiver
  • p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. Includes 7zFM as GUI.
http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ || p7zip


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

File Managers



http://www.midnight-commander.org || mc
  • Ranger — A console based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features
http://nongnu.org/ranger || ranger


  • Dolphin — Default file manager for KDE 4.
http://dolphin.kde.org/ || kdebase-dolphin
  • emelFM2 — A file manager that implements the popular two-panel design
http://emelfm2.net/ || emelfm2
http://www.konqueror.org/ || kdebase-konqueror
  • Krusader — Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE
http://www.krusader.org/ || krusader
  • Nautilus — Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts
http://projects.gnome.org/nautilus/ || nautilus
  • PCManFM — A lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background
http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net/ || pcmanfmAUR
  • qtfm — A small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.
http://www.qtfm.org/ || qtfm
  • ROX-Filer — A small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels
http://rox.sourceforge.net || rox
  • Sunflower — Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins.
http://code.google.com/p/sunflower-fm/ || sunflowerAUR
  • Thunar — Can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times. Features support for customizable actions
http://thunar.xfce.org/index.html || thunar
  • tuxcmd — Windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers
http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/description.php || tuxcmd
  • Vifm — A ncurses based two-pane file manager with vi like keybindings
http://vifm.sourceforge.net/ || vifm
  • Xfe — A MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X
http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/index.php/ || xfe

Merge tools


http://wiki.awn-project.org/ || avant-window-navigator
  • Bmpanel — A lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for the X11 system
http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel/ || bmpanel
  • Cairo-Dock — A highly customizable dock/laucher.
http://www.glx-dock.org/ || cairo-dockAUR
  • Docker — A docking application which acts as a system tray.
http://icculus.org/openbox/2/docker/ || docker
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/ || fbpanelAUR
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE DE.
http://lxde.org/ || lxpanelAUR
  • pancake — A highly configurable, modular panel for X
http://www.failedprojects.de/pancake/ || pancakeAUR
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.
http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/ || pypanelAUR
  • qtpanel — A project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=117528 || qtpanel-gitAUR
http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/ || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
http://code.google.com/p/tint2/ || tint2
  • Trayer — Swallows GTK 1.2/2.x application docklets, and KDE docklets.
https://gna.org/projects/fvwm-crystal/ || trayer
http://www.xfce.org/projects/xfce4-panel/ || xfce4-panel

Window managers and desktop environments

Login managers

  • CDM — An ultra-minimalistic, yet full-featured login manager written in bash
http://cdm.ghost1227.com/ || cdmAUR
  • SLiM — A lightweight and elegant graphical login solution
http://slim.berlios.de/ || slim
  • Qingy — An ultralight and very configurable graphical login independent on X Windows
http://qingy.sourceforge.net/ || qingy

System Monitoring

http://conky.sourceforge.net/ || conky
http://htop.sourceforge.net/ || htop
  • LXTask — A lightweight task manager for LXDE
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask || lxtask

Terminal emulators


http://lilyterm.luna.com.tw/ || lilyterm
  • mrxvt - Tabbed X terminal emulator based on rxvt code http://materm.sourceforge.net/index.html
  • 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. (VTE)
  • ROXTerm — A tabbed, VTE-based terminal emulator with a small footprint
http://rox.sourceforge.net || roxterm
  • rxvt rxvtAUR
  • 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
  • Sakura — A terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE
http://www.pleyades.net/david/sakura.php || sakura
  • 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.
http://code.google.com/p/stjerm-terminal-emulator/downloads/list ||
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tilda/files/ || tilda
  • Xterm — A terminal emulator for the X Window System
http://invisible-island.net/xterm/ || xterm

Text editors



  • GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ || emacs
  • nano — A console text editor based on pico with on-screen key binding help
http://www.nano-editor.org/ || nano
  • Vim — Vi IMproved
http://www.vim.org/ || vim


  • Acme — A minimalist and flexible programming environment by Rob Pike
http://acme.cat-v.org || plan9port
  • Beaver — An Early AdVanced EditoR
http://www.nongnu.org/beaver/ || 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/ || package
  • Edile — A PyGTK code/scripting editor implemented in one file
http://edile.googlecode.com || edileAUR
  • Geany — A text editor using the GTK+ 2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment
http://www.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://www.vim.org/ || gvim
  • Kate — The KDE Advanced Text Editor. A full-featured programmer's editor, with MDI and a filesystem browser
project || package
  • KWrite — (part of the KDE desktop) A lightweight text editor with syntax highlighting.
project || 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 — A great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom
http://pyroom.org/ || pyroomAUR
  • Sam — A graphical text editor by Rob Pike (still used by Ken Thompson and others)
http://sam.cat-v.org || plan9port or 9base
  • Scite — A generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs
http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html || scite
  • Tea — a QT based feature rich text editor
project || tea

OCR tools

There are several steps to the whole OCR process, the actual OCR engine is only part of this:

  1. scanning
  2. document layout analysis
  3. optical character recognition
  4. post-processing (formatting, PDF creation)

OCR Engines

Layout analysers and user interfaces

Application Launchers

  • Fehlstart — A small application launcher written in c99
fehlstart-gitAUR || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Adeskbar — An easy, simple, unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox
https://launchpad.net/adeskbar || adeskbarAUR


See also