List of applications
- 1 Backup programs
- 2 Internet
- 2.1 BitTorrent Clients
- 2.2 eDonkey Clients
- 2.3 Chat Clients
- 2.4 Email clients
- 2.5 Network Managers
- 2.6 News Aggregators
- 2.7 Web Browsers
- 2.8 Microblogging Clients
- 2.9 FTP Clients
- 3 Document Indexers
- 4 Document Readers
- 5 Multimedia
- 5.1 Audio
- 5.2 Graphics and Image Manipulation
- 5.3 Image Viewers
- 5.4 Phone
- 5.5 Video Players
- 5.6 Video Editors
- 6 Note Taking Organizers
- 7 Office suites
- 8 Word processors
- 9 Spreadsheets
- 10 Security
- 11 Time Management
- 12 Translation and Localisation
- 13 Utilities
- 14 Window managers and desktop environments
- 15 System Monitoring
- 16 Terminal emulators
- 17 Text editors
- 18 OCR tools
- 19 Application Launchers
- 20 Games
- 21 See also
- DAR — A full-featured command-line backup tool, short for Disk ARchive
- duplicity — A utility for encrypted, bandwidth-efficient backups using the rsync algorithm
- 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
- rdiff-backup — A utility for local/remote mirroring and incremental backups
- rsnapshot — A remote filesystem snapshot utility
- rsync — A file transfer program to keep remote files in sync
- Safekeep — A client/server backup system which enhances the power of rdiff-backup
- 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.
- aria2 — Command-line download manager that supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and MetaLink protocols
- Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in Python and wrapped with PyGTK
- KTorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client developed using Qt
- MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client supporting BitTorrent
- qBittorrent — The closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent
- rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client
- Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version and (GTK+) GUI, web and CLI front-ends
- Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus)
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
- Conspire — Lightweight, simple, and powerful
- ERC — A powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs
- II — A featherweight IRC client, literally `tail -f` the convo and `echo` back your replies
- Ircfs — A file system interface to irc written in Limbo
- Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client
- Konversation — Qt-based IRC client for the KDE4 desktop
- KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support
- Loqui — A GTK IRC client with only one dependency
- LostIRC — A simple IRC client
- ScrollZ — An advanced IRC client based on ircII
- WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client
- XChat — GTK-based IRC client
- Finch — A CLI Jabber/aim/etc/etc chat client based on libpurple (part of Pidgin)
- Freetalk — A console based Jabber client
- Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK
- jabber.el — A minimal jabber client for emacs
- MCabber — A small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, and UTF8
- Psi — A Qt based Jabber client
- Psi+ — Psi+ is an enhanced version of Psi Jabber client.
- aMSN — MSN client written in Tcl/Tk
- Emesene — A pygtk MSN Messenger client
- Galaxium Messenger — A multi-protocol instant messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop
- KMess — KMess is a MSN Messenger client for Linux
- Mercury — Java Based MSN client
- BarnOwl — A console chat client for the AIM, IRC, Jabber, and Zephyr protocols
- Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly funpidgin)
- CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ - A text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface
- Emesene — A Python/GTK+ instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network
- Empathy — A GNOME instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework
- Finch — A ncurses-based messaging client
- Instantbird — Multiprotocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple.
- Kopete — Instant Messenger
- Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client
- Pidgin Light — A light Pidgin version without gstreamer, tcl, tk, xscreensaver support
- qutIM — Multiplatform instant messenger
- Alpine — The Apache-licensed PINE (a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages)
- Gnus — mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs.
- heirloom-mailx — A full-featured command-line MUA derived from Berkeley Mail.
- mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
- Sup — A CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and gmail like operation.
- Claws Mail — A GTK+ based e-mail client
- Evolution — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default.
- Kmail — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client part of the kde project.
- Postler — simple desktop mail client built in vala.
- Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK)
- Thunderbird — Mozilla's GTK2-based client.
- netcfg — Network configuration and profile scripts
- wicd — Manages wireless and wired interfaces, requiring fewer dependencies than other network managers. In addition to GUI interfaces, a curses version is also available.
- Akregator - KDE's news aggregator (in kdepim package)
- BlogBridge - Another excellent java-based aggregator http://www.blogbridge.com
- Canto — A ncurses RSS aggregator
- Gnus — A mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs
- Liferea — A GTK desktop news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs
- Newsbeuter — A ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to mutt. Does not use the traditional 3 panes setup
- Rawdog — A "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in date order
- Rssowl - A powerful java-based RSS reader http://boreal.rssowl.org
- Snownews — Text mode RSS newsreader
- Thunderbird - A mail client from Mozilla which also functions as a pretty nice news aggregator
- ELinks — An advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser
- Links — A text WWW browser, similar to Lynx
- Lynx A text browser for the World Wide Web http://lynx.isc.org
- w3m A pager/text-based WWW browser http://w3m.sourceforge.net/
- Abaco — A multi-page graphical web browser
- Arora — A cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit
- Conkeror — A highly programmable web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner
- 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
- Epiphany - The default GNOME browser, which uses the webkit rendering engine. http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/
- Firefox - Extensible GTK2 browser based on Gecko with fast rendering. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
- Hv3 — A minimalist web browser based on tkhtml3
- Jumanji — A highly customizable and functional web browser
- 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
- Midori — A lightweight web browser based on Gtk and WebKit. It passes the ACID3 test
- Opera - Highly customizable browser with focuses on an adherence to web rendering standards http://www.opera.com/
- Rekonq — A WebKit based web browser for KDE
- Sb — A very lightweight webkit-based browser that uses keybindings to perform most things the URL bar would usually do
- 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)
- Uzbl — Web interface tools which adhere to the unix philosophy
- Vimprobable — A browser that behaves like the Vimperator plugin available for Mozilla Firefox. It is based on the WebKit engine (using GTK bindings)
- 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/
- curlftp — A filesystem for acessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl.
- fuseftp — FTP filesystem written in Perl, using FUSE
- pinot - Personal search and metasearch tool http://pinot.berlios.de/
- recoll - Full text search tool based on Xapian backend http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/
- apvlv — A lightweight PDF viewer with VIM key bindings
- ePDFView — A free lightweight PDF document viewer using Poppler and GTK+ libraries
- Evince - Document viewer for multiple document formats. Supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi http://projects.gnome.org/evince/
- Foxit Reader - A small, fast PDF viewer http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/desklinux/
- llpp — A very fast PDF reader based off of MuPDF, that supports continuous page scrolling, bookmarking, and text search through the whole document
- MuPDF — A very fast PDF viewer and toolkit written in portable C. Features CJK font support
- zathura — Another lightweight PDF viewer similar to apvlv, only lighter
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
- ncmpc — A curses client for mpd
- ncmpcpp — An almost exact clone of ncmpc with some new features
- QmpdClient — A GUI client Qt4 based for mpd
- Sonata — An elegant GTK+ music GUI client for mpd
Command line players
- Herrie — A minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Pragha — A GTK+ music manager that was a fork of Consonance Music Manager
- 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
- cplay — A curses front-end for various audio players
- Moc — A ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, Ogg, and WAV formats
- PyTone - An advanced music jukebox with a console interface
Ripping from CD
- abcde — Comprehensive command line tool for ripping audio CDs
Graphics and Image Manipulation
- mtPaint — A a graphic editing program geared towards creating indexed palette images and pixel art
- Feh — A fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2
- GalaPix — OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collection of image files
- GpicView — A simple and fast image viewer for X. Made by the developers of LXDE
- GQview — An image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree
- Geeqie — An image browser/viewer fork of GQview. Adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files
- Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel
- QIV — A very small and fast gdk/Imlib image viewer
- Ristretto — A fast and lightweight picture-viewer for the Xfce desktop environment
- SXIV — Simple X Image Viewer; works well with tiling window managers, uses imlib2
- Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK2 viewer featuring support for flip, rotate, animations and configurable mouse actions
- Xloadimage — The classic X image viewer
- http://web.archive.org/web/19981207030422/http://world.std.com/~jimf/xloadimage.html || Template:Package Official
- XnView — An efficient image viewer, browser and converter
- mplayer — Support a complete and versatile array of video/audio formats
- Dragon Player — A simple video player for KDE 4 developed by Ian Monroe.
- Gnome-Mplayer — A simple GTK-based GUI for mplayer
- Parole — A modern media player based on the GStreamer framework
- SMPlayer — A middleweight QT frontend for mplayer with additional patches
- VLC media player — A middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio/video formats
- 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.
- Xnoise — A GTK+ media player for both audio and video with "a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features.". Uses gstreamer.
- http://www.pitivi.org/ Template:Package AUR
- http://lives.sourceforge.net/ Template:Package AUR
- http://www.openmovieeditor.org/ Template:Package Official
- http://www.avidemux.org/ Template:Package Official
- http://kdenlive.org/ Template:Package Official
- http://cinelerra.org/ Template:Package Official
Note Taking Organizers
- todo.txt — Manages your Todo list from the command line
- Taskwarrior — Another cli todo list application with support for lua customization and more
- http://taskwarrior.org || Available in the community repository as "task".
- Cherrytree - A hierarchical note taking application Home page
- Template:Package AUR with notes support Home page
- Gnote - Gnote is an experimental port of Tomboy to C++ Home page
- hnb - A program to organize many kinds of data in one place Home page Package
- Template:Package AUR A cross-platform GTK note-taking app with rich text formatting Home page
- NoteCase - A portable hierarchical note manager, coded in C++ using the GTK+ toolkit Home page
- org-mode — An Emacs Mode for Notes, Project Planning, and Authoring
- 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
- Koffice->Calligra - KOffice is a free, integrated office suite for KDE, the K Desktop Environment. http://www.calligra.org/
- LibreOffice - A fork of OpenOffice.org, which integrates various patches
- OpenOffice.org - An office suite http://www.OpenOffice.org/
- Abiword — A full-featured word processor
- Abiword Light — A lighter version of Abiword
- Markdown — A text-to-HTML conversion tool that allows you to write using a simple plain text format
- 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)
- 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
- gnumeric - A GNOME Spreadsheet Program http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric
- Libreoffice Calc
- OpenOffice.org Calc - A full-featured spreadsheet included in OpenOffice.org suite
- iptables - A powerful firewall built into the linux kernel that is part of the netfilter project
- arpwatch - arpwatch and arpsnmp network monitoring tools ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/
- DenyHosts - a script to help thwart ssh server attacks http://denyhosts.sourceforge.net/
- fail2ban - bans IP that makes too many password failures http://www.fail2ban.org/
- Sshguard - Same as DenyHosts and fail2ban, only lighter, simpler and written in plain C http://www.sshguard.net/
- etherape - A graphical network monitor for various OSI layers and protocols http://etherape.sourceforge.net/
- iptraf - An IP network monitor http://iptraf.seul.org/
- logwatch - Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system http://www.logwatch.org/
- nessus - Vulnerability scanner http://www.nessus.org
- nmap - A command line network exploration tool and security/port scanner http://nmap.org
- ntop - A network traffic probe based on libcap http://ntop.org
- portbunny - Extremly fast CLI portscanner http://www.recurity-labs.com/portbunny/index.shtml
- snort - A lightweight network intrusion detection system http://www.snort.org
- swatch - The active log file monitoring tool http://swatch.sourceforge.net/
- tcpdump - A tool for network monitoring and data acquisition http://www.tcpdump.org
- vnstat - console-based network traffic monitor that keeps a log of network traffic http://humdi.net/vnstat/
- wireshark - A free network protocol analyzer for Unix/Linux and Windows http://www.wireshark.org/
- Calcurse — A text-based curses calendar and scheduling system
- Remind — A highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system
- etm — Event and Task Manager. A "Getting Things Done" approach handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects
- 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
- 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
- wxRewind — A Python text and graphical frontend to Remind
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
- 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 || Template:Package AUR
- pacman-color — Command-line frontend for libalpm aka pacman with color patch.
- Pacman-contrib — Utilities for use with the pacman package manager.
- Pkgtools — A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages.
- 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...
- Yaourt — A Pacman frontend with more features and AUR support.
Also see AUR Helpers.
Disk Usage Display Programs
- ncdu — A simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.
- gt5 — A diff-capable 'du-browser'.
- Baobab — Baobab is a C/gtk+ application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment.
- Filelight — Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.
- gdmap — Draw map of rectangles where size of rectangle relate to size of file or dir.
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.
- 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
- xcdroast - A lightweight CD/DVD burning tool.
- Xfburn — Simple frontend to the libburnia libraries with support for CD/DVD(-RW), ISO images and BurnFree
- 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) 
- Parcellite - a lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager Home page
- atool — A script for managing file archives of various types
- p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux.
- Ark — Archiving Tool for KDE4.
- File Roller — The default archive manager for GNOME.
- Peazip — Open source file and archive manager
- Squeeze — A featherweight front-end for command line archiving tools.
- Xarchive — A GTK+ 2 front-end for various command line archiving tools.
- Xarchiver — A lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+ 2.
- p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. Includes 7zFM as GUI.
- Bitcoin — A tool to manage bitcoins, a p2p currency.
- Midnight Commander — A console-based, dual-paned, file manager
- Ranger — A console based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features
- Dolphin — Default file manager for KDE 4.
- emelFM2 — A file manager that implements the popular two-panel design
- Konqueror — File manager for KDE.
- Krusader — Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE
- Nautilus — Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts
- PCManFM — A lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background
- qtfm — A small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.
- ROX-Filer — A small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels
- Sunflower — Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins.
- Thunar — Can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times. Features support for customizable actions
- tuxcmd — Windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers
- Vifm — A ncurses based two-pane file manager with vi like keybindings
- Xfe — A MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X
- diffuse: http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/
- ediff: part of emacs
- kdiff: http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/
- kompare: http://kde.org/applications/development/kompare
- meld: http://meld.sourceforge.net
- Avant Window Navigator — A lightweight dock which sits at the bottom of the screen.
- Bmpanel — A lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for the X11 system
- Cairo-Dock — A highly customizable dock/laucher.
- Docker — A docking application which acts as a system tray.
- fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
- LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE DE.
- pancake — A highly configurable, modular panel for X
- PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.
- qtpanel — A project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt
- Stalonetray — A stand-alone system tray.
- Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
- Trayer — Swallows GTK 1.2/2.x application docklets, and KDE docklets.
Window managers and desktop environments
- CDM — An ultra-minimalistic, yet full-featured login manager written in bash
- SLiM — A lightweight and elegant graphical login solution
- Qingy — An ultralight and very configurable graphical login independent on X Windows
- adesklet-systemmonitor - Modular stackable system monitors for adesklets http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/desklets.html
- Conky — A lightweight, scriptable system monitor
- gkrellm - Simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK2; many plug-ins are available on AUR. http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html
- Htop — A simple, ncurses interactive process viewer
- LXTask — A lightweight task manager for LXDE
- aterm - An xterm replacement with transparency support http://aterm.sourceforge.net/
- Eterm (Enlightenment, derived from rxvt)
- evilvte (The name apparently is a reference to evilwm, although the two projects do not appear to be related.) (VTE)
- gnome-terminal - GNOME default (standalone) terminal with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency (VTE)
- guake - A a drop-down terminal for Gnome Desktop Environment. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15547
- konsole - KDE's default terminal
- lxterminal - VTE-based terminal emulator and c part of the LXDE DE. http://lxde.org/
- LilyTerm — A light and easy to use libvte based X Terminal Emulator
- 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
- 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
- Sakura — A terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE
- 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.
- terminal - Xfce default terminal with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface http://www.xfce.org/projects/terminal/ (VTE)
- terminator - A terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panes
- Termit http://wiki.github.com/nonstop/termit/
- Tilda — A Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life (to name a few), where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop until a key is pressed
- Xterm — A terminal emulator for the X Window System
- yakuake - A drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology http://extragear.kde.org/apps/yakuake/
- GNU Emacs — The somewhat intimidating but famously extensible text editor with hundreds of tricks and add-ons
- nano — A console text editor based on pico with on-screen key binding help
- Vim — Vi IMproved
- Acme — A minimalist and flexible programming environment by Rob Pike
- Beaver — An Early AdVanced EditoR
- Bluefish — GTK editor/IDE with an MDI interface, syntax highlighting and support for Python plugins
- Cssed — GTK2 based Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor
- Edile — A PyGTK code/scripting editor implemented in one file
- Geany — A text editor using the GTK+ 2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment
- 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
- gVim — Vi IMproved
- Kate — The KDE Advanced Text Editor. A full-featured programmer's editor, with MDI and a filesystem browser
- KWrite — (part of the KDE desktop) A lightweight text editor with syntax highlighting.
- Leafpad — A notepad clone for GTK+ 2.x that emphasizes simplicity
- medit — medit is a programming and around-programming text editor
- PyRoom — A great distractionless PyGTK text editor, a clone of the infamous WriteRoom
- Sam — A graphical text editor by Rob Pike (still used by Ken Thompson and others)
- Scite — A generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs
- Tea — a QT based feature rich text editor
There are several steps to the whole OCR process, the actual OCR engine is only part of this:
- document layout analysis
- optical character recognition
- post-processing (formatting, PDF creation)
- CuneiForm is a command line OCR system originally developed and open sourced by Cognitive technologies. Supported languages: eng, ger, fra, rus, swe, spa, ita, ruseng, ukr, srp, hrv, pol, dan, por, dut, cze, rum, hun, bul, slo, lav, lit, est, tur. Available from pacman/community. https://launchpad.net/cuneiform-linux
- GOCR/JOCR (http://jocr.sourceforge.net/) is an OCR engine which also supports barcode recognition. Available from pacman/extra as "gocr". http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/
- Ocrad is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program based on a feature extraction method. Available from pacman/extra. http://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/
- Tesseract is "probably one of the most accurate open source OCR engines available". Available from pacman/community. http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/
Layout analysers and user interfaces
- gscan2pdf scans, runs Tesseract and creates a PDF all in one go
- Kooka is a scanner GUI for KDE which supports the OCR engines GOCR, Ocrad or KADMOS. Used to be part of kdegraphics4, but dropped out due to lack of development. http://kooka.kde.org/Template:Linkrot
- OCRFeeder is a Python GUI for Gnome which performs document analysis and rendition, and can use either CuneiForm, GOCR, Ocrad or Tesseract as OCR engines. It can import from PDF or image files, and export to HTML or OpenDocument. Available from AUR. http://live.gnome.org/OCRFeeder
- OCRopus is an OCR platform, modules exist for document layout analysis, OCR engines (it can use Tesseract or its own engine), natural language modelling, etc. Available from AUR. http://code.google.com/p/ocropus/
- YAGF is a graphical interface for the CuneiForm text recognition program on the Linux platform. Available from community repository. http://symmetrica.net/cuneiform-linux/yagf-en.html
- Fehlstart — A small application launcher written in c99
- Adeskbar — An easy, simple, unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox
- Scientific Applications
- Arch Linux Forums / LnF Awards 2010 - The best Light & Fast apps of 2010.
- Arch Linux Forums / LnF Awards 2011 - The best Light & Fast apps of 2011.
- http://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives - Windows and OS X Software Alternatives
- http://alternativeto.net/ - find alternatives to popular programs
- http://www.linuxalt.com/ - Linux equivalents of Windows software
- http://lin-app.com/ - on-line information service of various commercial applications and games for Linux