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Backup programs


  • DAR — A full-featured command-line backup tool, short for Disk ARchive || Template:Package Official
  • duplicity — A utility for encrypted, bandwidth-efficient backups using the rsync algorithm || Template:Package Official
  • 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 || Template:Package AUR
  • rdiff-backup — A utility for local/remote mirroring and incremental backups || Template:Package Official
  • rsnapshot — A remote filesystem snapshot utility || Template:Package Official
  • rsync — A file transfer program to keep remote files in sync || Template:Package Official
  • Safekeep — A client/server backup system which enhances the power of rdiff-backup || Template:Package AUR
  • 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. || Template:Package Official


BitTorrent Clients


  • aria2 — Command-line download manager that supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and MetaLink protocols || Template:Package Official
  • Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in Python and wrapped with PyGTK || Template:Package Official
  • KTorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client developed using Qt || Template:Package Official
  • MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client supporting BitTorrent || Template:Package Official
  • qBittorrent — The closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent || Template:Package Official
  • rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client || Template:Package Official
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version and (GTK+) GUI, web and CLI front-ends || Template:Package Official
  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus) || Template:Package Official

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 || Template:Package Official

Chat Clients

IRC Clients


  • Conspire — Lightweight, simple, and powerful || Template:Package AUR
  • ERC — A powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs || Template:Package AUR
  • II — A featherweight IRC client, literally `tail -f` the convo and `echo` back your replies || Template:Package AUR
  • Ircfs — A file system interface to irc written in Limbo ||
  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client || Template:Package Official || Template:Package Official
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support || Template:Package Official
  • Loqui — A GTK IRC client with only one dependency || Template:Package AUR
  • LostIRC — A simple IRC client || Template:Package AUR
  • pcw — A frontend for ii that opens a new terminal for each channel (depends on srw by default) || Template:Package AUR
  • ScrollZ — An advanced IRC client based on ircII || Template:Package AUR
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client || Template:Package Official
  • XChat — GTK-based IRC client || Template:Package Official

Jabber/XMPP Clients

  • Finch — A CLI Jabber/aim/etc/etc chat client based on libpurple (part of Pidgin) || Template:Package Official
  • Freetalk — A console based Jabber client || Template:Package Official
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK || Template:Package Official
  • jabber.el — A minimal jabber client for emacs || Template:Package AUR
  • MCabber — A small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, and UTF8 || Template:Package Official
  • Psi — A Qt based Jabber client || Template:Package Official
  • Psi+ — Psi+ is an enhanced version of Psi Jabber client. || Template:Package AUR

MSN Clients

  • aMSN — MSN client written in Tcl/Tk || Template:Package Official
  • Emesene — A pygtk MSN Messenger client || Template:Package Official
  • Galaxium Messenger — A multi-protocol instant messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop || Template:Package AUR
  • KMess — KMess is a MSN Messenger client for Linux || Template:Package Official || Template:Package Official

Multi-Protocol Clients


  • BarnOwl — A console chat client for the AIM, IRC, Jabber, and Zephyr protocols || Template:Package AUR || Template:Package Official
  • Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly funpidgin) || Template:Package AUR
  • CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ - A text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface || Template:Package Official
  • Emesene — A Python/GTK+ instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network || Template:Package Official
  • Empathy — A GNOME instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework || Template:Package Official
  • Finch — A ncurses-based messaging client || Template:Package Official
  • Instantbird — Multiprotocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple.
http:// || Template:Package AUR || Template:Package Official
  • Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client || Template:Package Official
    • Pidgin Light — A light Pidgin version without gstreamer, tcl, tk, xscreensaver support || Template:Package AUR
  • qutIM — Multiplatform instant messenger || Template:Package AUR

Email clients



  • Alpine — The Apache-licensed PINE (a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages) || Template:Package Official
  • Gnus — mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs. || package
  • heirloom-mailx — A full-featured command-line MUA derived from Berkeley Mail. || Template:Package Official
  • mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client. || Template:Package Official
  • Sup — A CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and gmail like operation. || Template:Package AUR

Graphical || Template:Package Official
  • Evolution — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default. || Template:Package Official
  • Kmail — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client part of the kde project. || Template:Package Official
  • Postler — simple desktop mail client built in vala. || Template:Package AUR
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK) || Template:Package AUR || Template:Package Official

Network Managers

  • netcfg — Network configuration and profile scripts || Template:Package Official
  • wicd — Manages wireless and wired interfaces, requiring fewer dependencies than other network managers. In addition to GUI interfaces, a curses version is also available. || Template:Package Official

News Aggregators

Template:Wikipedia || Template:Package AUR
  • Gnus — A mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs || Template:Package AUR
  • Liferea — A GTK desktop news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs || Template:Package AUR
  • Newsbeuter — A ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to mutt. Does not use the traditional 3 panes setup || Template:Package Official
  • Rawdog — A "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in date order || Template:Package AUR || Template:Package Official
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
  • Links — A text WWW browser, similar to Lynx || Template:Package Official


  • Abaco — A multi-page graphical web browser || Template:Package AUR
  • Arora — A cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit || Template:Package Official
  • Conkeror — A highly programmable web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner || Template:Package Official
  • Chromium - The open-source project behind Google Chrome, a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework.
  • Dillo — A small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK || Template:Package Official || Template:Package AUR
  • Jumanji — A highly customizable and functional web browser || Template:Package AUR
  • Kazehakase - A much lighter, but rather feature-lacking alternative to other browsers (GTK2 and Gecko).
  • Konqueror - Qt- and KHTML-based browser. A part of the KDE desktop.
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
  • Midori — A lightweight web browser based on Gtk and WebKit. It passes the ACID3 test || Template:Package Official
  • NetSurf — A featherweight browser written in C. Notable is its lack of JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own custom rendering engine Netsurf || Template:Package Official || Template:Package Official
  • Sb — A very lightweight webkit-based browser that uses keybindings to perform most things the URL bar would usually do || Template:Package AUR
  • 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) || Template:Package AUR
  • Uzbl — Web interface tools which adhere to the unix philosophy || Template:Package Official
  • Vimprobable — A browser that behaves like the Vimperator plugin available for Mozilla Firefox. It is based on the WebKit engine (using GTK bindings) || Template:Package AUR

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.
  • Hotot - Hotot, is a lightweight & open source Microblogging Client, coding using Python language and designed for Linux.
  • Pino - Pino is a simple and fast X11 client for Twitter and 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.

FTP Clients

  • curlftp — A filesystem for acessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. || Template:Package Official
  • fuseftp — FTP filesystem written in Perl, using FUSE || Template:Package AUR

Document Indexers

Document Readers

  • apvlv — A lightweight PDF viewer with VIM key bindings || Template:Package Official
  • ePDFView — A free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries || Template:Package Official || Template:Package AUR
  • MuPDF — A very fast PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C. Features CJK font support || Template:Package Official || Template:Package Official
  • zathura — Another lightweight PDF viewer similar to apvlv, only lighter || Template:Package Official




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 || Template:Package Official
  • ncmpc — A curses client for mpd || Template:Package Official
  • ncmpcpp — An almost exact clone of ncmpc with some new features || Template:Package Official
  • QmpdClient — A GUI client Qt4 based for mpd || Template:Package Official
  • Sonata — An elegant GTK+ music GUI client for mpd || Template:Package Official

Command line players

  • Herrie — A minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support || Template:Package AUR
  • 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 || Template:Package Official

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 || Template:Package Official
  • 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. || Template:Package Official
  • 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 || Template:Package AUR
  • Pragha — A GTK+ music manager that was a fork of Consonance Music Manager || Template:Package Official
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
  • cplay — A curses front-end for various audio players || Template:Package AUR
  • Moc — A ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, Ogg, and WAV formats || Template:Package Official
  • PyTone - An advanced music jukebox with a console interface

Ripping from CD

  • abcde — Comprehensive command line tool for ripping audio CDs || Template:Package Official



Graphics and Image Manipulation || Template:Package Official

Image Viewers


  • Feh — A fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2 || Template:Package Official
  • GalaPix — OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collection of image files || Template:Package AUR
  • GpicView — A simple and fast image viewer for X. Made by the developers of LXDE || Template:Package Official
  • GQview — An image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree || Template:Package Official
  • Geeqie — An image browser/viewer fork of GQview. Adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files || Template:Package Official
  • Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel || Template:Package Official
  • QIV — A very small and fast gdk/Imlib image viewer || Template:Package Official
  • Ristretto — A fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment || Template:Package Official
  • SXIV — Simple X Image Viewer; works well with tiling window managers, uses imlib2 || Template:Package AUR
  • Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK2 viewer featuring support for flip, rotate, animations and configurable mouse actions || Template:Package Official
  • Xloadimage — The classic X image viewer || Template:Package Official
  • XnView — An efficient image viewer, browser and converter || Template:Package AUR


Video Players



  • mplayer — Support a complete and versatile array of video/audio formats || Template:Package Official


  • Dragon Player — A simple video player for KDE 4 developed by Ian Monroe. || Template:Package Official
  • Gnome-Mplayer — A simple GTK-based GUI for mplayer || Template:Package Official
  • Parole — A modern media player based on the GStreamer framework || Template:Package AUR
  • SMPlayer — A middleweight QT frontend for mplayer with additional patches || Template:Package Official
  • VLC media player — A middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio/video formats || Template:Package Official
  • 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. || package
  • Xnoise — A GTK+ media player for both audio and video with "a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features.". Uses gstreamer. || Template:Package AUR

Video Editors

Note Taking Organizers


  • todo.txt — Manages your Todo list from the command line || Template:Package AUR
  • Taskwarrior — Another cli todo list application with support for lua customization and more || Available in the community repository as "task".

Graphical || Template:Package AUR
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
    • Abiword Light — A lighter version of Abiword || Template:Package AUR
  • Markdown — A text-to-HTML conversion tool that allows you to write using a simple plain text format || Template:Package AUR
  • Writer - A full-featured word processor included in the suite
  • pandoc — A swiss-army knife for converting one markup format into another (supports Markdown) || Template:Package AUR
  • Ted - An easy GTK-based rich text processor (with footnote support)
  • txt2tags — A dead-simple, KISS-compliant lightweight, human-readable markup language to produce rich format content out of plain text files || Template:Package AUR



Time Management


  • Calcurse — A text-based curses calendar and scheduling system || Template:Package Official
  • Remind — A highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system || Template:Package Official


  • etm — Event and Task Manager. A "Getting Things Done" approach handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects || Template:Package AUR
  • 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 || Template:Package AUR
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
  • wxRewind — A Python text and graphical frontend to Remind || Template:Package AUR

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,, 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: || Template:Package AUR
  • pacman-color — Command-line frontend for libalpm aka pacman with color patch. || Template:Package AUR
  • Pacman-contrib — Utilities for use with the pacman package manager. || Template:Package Official
  • Pkgtools — A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages.
Which includes pkgfile; find what package owns a file. [Forum topic] || Template:Package Official
  • 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... || Template:Package AUR
  • Yaourt — A Pacman frontend with more features and AUR support. || Template:Package AUR

Also see AUR Helpers.

Disk Usage Display Programs

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

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. || Template:Package AUR
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
  • xcdroast - A lightweight CD/DVD burning tool.
  • Xfburn — Simple frontend to the libburnia libraries with support for CD/DVD(-RW), ISO images and BurnFree || Template:Package Official

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 || Template:Package Official
  • p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. || Template:Package Official


  • Ark — Archiving Tool for KDE4. || Template:Package Official || Template:Package Official
  • Peazip — Open source file and archive manager || Template:Package AUR
  • Squeeze — A featherweight front-end for command line archiving tools.
http:// || Template:Package AUR
  • Xarchive — A GTK+ 2 front-end for various command line archiving tools. || Template:Package AUR
  • Xarchiver — A lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+ 2. || Template:Package Official
  • p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. Includes 7zFM as GUI. || Template:Package Official


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

File Managers


Console || Template:Package Official
  • Ranger — A console based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features || Template:Package Official


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

Merge tools

Taskbars || Template:Package Official
  • Bmpanel — A lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for the X11 system || Template:Package Official
  • Cairo-Dock — A highly customizable dock/laucher. || Template:Package AUR
  • Docker — A docking application which acts as a system tray. || Template:Package Official
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel. || Template:Package AUR
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE DE. || Template:Package AUR
  • pancake — A highly configurable, modular panel for X || Template:Package AUR
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C. || Template:Package AUR
  • qtpanel — A project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt || Template:Package AUR || Template:Package Official
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox. || Template:Package Official
  • Trayer — Swallows GTK 1.2/2.x application docklets, and KDE docklets. || Template:Package Official || Template:Package Official

Window managers and desktop environments

Login managers

  • CDM — An ultra-minimalistic, yet full-featured login manager written in bash || Template:Package AUR
  • SLiM — A lightweight and elegant graphical login solution || Template:Package Official
  • Qingy — An ultralight and very configurable graphical login independent on X Windows || Template:Package Official

System Monitoring || Template:Package Official || Template:Package Official
  • LXTask — A lightweight task manager for LXDE || Template:Package Official

Terminal emulators

Template:Wikipedia || Template:Package Official
  • mrxvt - Tabbed X terminal emulator based on rxvt code
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
  • rxvt Template:Package AUR
  • urxvt — A highly extendable unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator featuring tabbing, url launching, quake-style dropdown, pseudo-transparency, and is extensible with perl || Template:Package Official
  • Sakura — A terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE || Template:Package Official
  • 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. || || Template:Package Official
  • Xterm — A terminal emulator for the X Window System || Template:Package Official

Text editors



  • GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons || Template:Package Official
  • nano — A console text editor based on pico with on-screen key binding help || Template:Package Official
  • Vim — Vi IMproved || Template:Package Official


  • Acme — A minimalist and flexible programming environment by Rob Pike || Template:Package Official
  • Beaver — An Early AdVanced EditoR || Template:Package Official
  • Bluefish — GTK editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins || Template:Package Official
  • Cssed — GTK2 based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor || package
  • Edile — A PyGTK code/scripting editor implemented in one file || Template:Package AUR
  • Geany — A text editor using the GTK+ 2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment || Template:Package Official
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
  • gVim — Vi IMproved || Template:Package Official
  • 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 || Template:Package Official
  • Leafpad — A notepad clone for GTK+ 2.x that emphasizes simplicity || Template:Package Official
  • medit — medit is a programming and around-programming text editor || Template:Package Official
  • PyRoom — A great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom || Template:Package AUR
  • Sam — A graphical text editor by Rob Pike (still used by Ken Thompson and others) || Template:Package Official or Template:Package Official
  • Scite — A generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs || Template:Package Official
  • Tea — a QT based feature rich text editor
project || Template:Package Official

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
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  • Adeskbar — An easy, simple, unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox || Template:Package AUR


See also