List of applications/Internet
- 1 Internet
- 1.1 Network connection
- 1.2 Web browsers
- 1.2.1 Console
- 1.2.2 Graphical
- 1.3 Web servers
- 1.4 File sharing
- 1.4.1 Download managers
- 1.4.2 Cloud storage servers
- 1.4.3 Cloud synchronization clients
- 1.4.4 File transfer clients
- 1.4.5 File transfer servers
- 1.4.6 BitTorrent clients
- 1.4.7 Other P2P networks
- 1.4.8 Pastebin clients
- 1.5 Communication
- 1.5.1 Email clients
- 1.5.2 Mail servers
- 1.5.3 Instant messaging clients
- 184.108.40.206 Multi-protocol clients
- 220.127.116.11 IRC clients
- 18.104.22.168 XMPP (Jabber) clients
- 22.214.171.124 SIP clients
- 126.96.36.199 Matrix clients
- 188.8.131.52 Tox clients
- 184.108.40.206 Serverless (decentralized) clients
- 220.127.116.11 Other
- 1.5.4 Instant messaging servers
- 1.6 News, RSS, and blogs
- 1.7 Remote desktop
- ConnMan — Daemon for managing internet connections within embedded devices running the Linux operating system. Comes with a command-line client, plus Enlightenment, ncurses, GTK and Dmenu clients are available.
- dhcpcd — RFC2131 compliant DHCP client daemon.
- netctl — Simple and robust tool to manage network connections via profiles. Intended for use with systemd.
- NetworkManager — Manager that provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection with configuration and automatic connection.
- systemd-networkd — Native systemd daemon that manages network configuration. It includes support for basic network configuration through udev.
- Wicd — Wireless and wired connection manager with few dependencies. Comes with an ncurses interface, and a GTK interface is available.
- Wifi Radar — WiFi Radar is a Python/PyGTK2 utility for managing wireless (and only wireless) profiles. It enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your preferred networks.
- Libreswan — A free software implementation of the most widely supported and standarized VPN protocol based on ("IPsec") and the Internet Key Exchange ("IKE").
- https://libreswan.org/ || AUR
- OpenConnect — Supports Cisco and Juniper VPNs.
- OpenVPN — To connect to OpenVPN VPNs.
- PPTP Client — To connect to PPTP VPNs, like Microsoft VPNs (MPPE). (insecure)
- strongSwan — IPsec-based VPN Solution.
- tinc — tinc is a free VPN daemon.
- Vpnc — To connect to Cisco 3000 VPN Concentrators.
- Bitmask — Secured and encrypted communication using various service providers
- https://bitmask.net/ || AUR
- Freenet — An encrypted network without censorship.
- https://freenetproject.org || AUR
- GNUnet — A framework for secure peer-to-peer networking.
- I2P — A distributed anonymous network.
- https://geti2p.net || AUR
- Lantern — A free peer-to-peer internet censorship circumvention software.
- Tor — Anonymizing overlay network.
See also Wikipedia:Comparison of web browsers.
- ELinks — Advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser with mouse wheel scroll support (Links fork, barely supported since 2009).
- Links — Graphics and text mode web browser. Includes a console version similar to Lynx.
- Lynx — Text browser for the World Wide Web.
- w3m — Pager/text-based web browser. It has vim-like keybindings, and is able to display images.
See also Wikipedia:Gecko (software).
- Firefox — Extensible browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering.
- SeaMonkey — Continuation of the Mozilla Internet Suite.
- Cliqz — Firefox-based privacy aware web browser.
- https://cliqz.com/ || AUR or AUR
- Cyberfox — Fast and privacy oriented fork of Mozilla Firefox.
- Waterfox — Optimized fork of Mozilla Firefox, without data collection and allowing unsigned extensions and NPAPI plugins.
- GNU IceCat — A customized build of Firefox ESR distributed by the GNU Project, stripped of non-free components and with additional privacy extensions. Release cycle may be delayed compared to Mozilla Firefox.
- https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/ || AUR or AUR
See also Wikipedia:Blink (web engine).
- Chromium — Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome.
- Google Chrome — Proprietary web browser developed by Google.
- Inox — A privacy-focused patchset for Chromium, which disables Google services, proprietary features, prevents "calling home" and unhides all extensions.
- https://github.com/gcarq/inox-patchset || AUR or AUR
- https://iridiumbrowser.de/ || AUR
- Opera — Proprietary browser developed by Opera Software.
- Slimjet — Fast, smart and powerful proprietary browser based on Chromium.
- http://www.slimjet.com/ || AUR
- Ungoogled Chromium — Modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency
- https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium || AUR or AUR
- Vivaldi — An advanced proprietary browser made with the power user in mind.
- https://vivaldi.com/ || AUR
- Yandex Browser — Proprietary browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
- https://browser.yandex.com/ || AUR
Browsers based on qt5-webengine
- Crusta — Blazingly fast full feature web browser with unique features.
- http://crustabrowser.com/ || AUR
- Dooble — Colorful Web browser.
- Eric — QtWebEngine-based HTML browser, part of the eric6 development toolset, can be launched with the
- Falkon — Web browser based on QtWebEngine, written in Qt framework.
- Konqueror — Web browser based on Qt toolkit and Qt WebEngine (or KHTML layout engine), part of .
- Liri Browser — A minimalistic material design web browser written for Liri.
- Qt WebBrowser — Browser for embedded devices developed using the capabilities of Qt and Qt WebEngine.
Browsers based on electron/muon
- Beaker — Peer-to-peer web browser with tools to create and host websites. Based on the Electron platform.
- Brave — Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. Based on the Muon platform (fork of Electron).
- https://www.brave.com/ || AUR or AUR
- Min — A smarter, faster web browser based on the Electron platform.
See also Wikipedia:WebKit.
Browsers based on webkit2gtk
- Eolie — Simple web browser for GNOME.
- GNOME Web — Browser which uses the WebKitGTK+ rendering engine, part of .
- Lariza — A simple, experimental web browser using GTK+ 3, GLib and WebKit2GTK+.
- Luakit — Fast, small, webkit based browser framework extensible by Lua.
- https://luakit.github.io/ || AUR
- Midori — Lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit.
- Poseidon — Fast, minimal and lightweight browser.
- Surf — Lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file).
- Surfer — Simple keyboard based web browser.
- Uzbl — Group of web interface tools which adhere to the Unix philosophy.
- http://uzbl.org/ || AUR
- Vimb — A Vim-like web browser that is inspired by Pentadactyl and Vimprobable.
Browsers based on qt5-webkit
- Eric — QtWebKit-based HTML browser, part of the eric6 development toolset, can be launched with the
- OSPKit — Webkit based html browser for printing.
- Otter Browser — Browser aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5.
- http://otter-browser.org/ || AUR
- qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 with QtWebKit as an available backend.
- WCGBrowser — A web browser for kiosk systems.
- Links — Graphics and text mode web browser. Includes a graphical X-window/framebuffer version with CSS, image rendering, pull-down menus. It can be launched with the
- Pale Moon — A Firefox fork focussing on speed, with a pre-Firefox 29 interface. Uses Goanna layout engine, a fork of Gecko. Firefox add-ons may not be compatible.  Without support for newer Firefox features such as cache2, e10s, and OTMC.
- http://www.palemoon.org/ || AUR or AUR
See also w:Comparison of web server software.
- Apache — A high performance Unix-based HTTP server.
- Hiawatha — Secure and advanced webserver.
- Lighttpd — A secure, fast, compliant and very flexible web-server.
- nginx — Lightweight HTTP server and IMAP/POP3 proxy server.
- Webfs — Simple and instant http server for mostly static content.
- darkhttpd — A small and secure static webserver
- yaws — Web server/framework written in Erlang
- shttpd — Supported fork of the thttpd web server
- Aria2 — Download utility that supports HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
- Axel — Light command line download accelerator. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- cURL — An URL retrieval utility and library. Supports HTTP, FTP and SFTP.
- LFTP — Sophisticated file transfer program. Supports HTTP, FTP, SFTP, FISH, and BitTorrent.
- Plowshare — A set of command-line tools designed for managing file-sharing websites (aka Hosters).
- pyLoad — Downloader written in Python and designed to be extremely lightweight, easily extensible and fully manageable via web.
- https://pyload.net/ || AUR
- snarf — Command-line URL retrieval tool. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- Streamlink — Launch streams from various streaming services in a custom video player.
- You-Get — Download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web.
- youtube-dl — Download videos from YouTube and many other web sites.
- Wget — A network utility to retrieve files from the Web. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- 4K Video Downloader — Quickly download videos from YouTube in high-quality..
- ClipGrab — Downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo and many other online video sites.
- https://clipgrab.org/ || AUR
- FatRat — Download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
- http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || AUR
- FreeRapid — Java-based downloader that supports downloading from file-sharing services.
- Gwget — Download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- JDownloader — Java-based downloader for one-click hosting sites.
- http://jdownloader.org/ || AUR
- KGet — Download manager for KDE. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. Part of .
- Persepolis — Graphical front-end for aria2 download manager with lots of features. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- Steadyflow — Simple download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- uGet — GTK+ download manager featuring download classification and HTML import. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
- Xtreme Download Manager — Powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%. Supports HTTP and FTP. Video grabber works in a general way and is not limited to certain websites.
Cloud storage servers
- Cozy — A personal cloud you can hack, host and delete.
- Nextcloud — A cloud server to store your files centrally on a hardware controlled by you.
- Pydio — Mature open source web application for file sharing and synchronization.
- https://pydio.com/ || AUR
- Seafile — An online file storage and collaboration tool with advanced support for file syncing, privacy protection and teamwork.
- https://www.seafile.com/ || AUR
Cloud synchronization clients
- aws-cli — CLI for Amazon Web Services, including efficient file transfers to and from Amazon S3.
- Cozy Drive — Desktop client for Cozy.
- CrashPlan — Desktop client for CrashPlan.
- https://www.crashplan.com/ || AUR
- Dropbox — Proprietary desktop client for Dropbox.
- https://www.dropbox.com/ || AUR
- Mega Sync Client — Desktop client to sync files with Mega.
- https://mega.nz/ || AUR
- Megatools — Unofficial CLI for Mega.
- Nextcloud Client — Desktop client for Nextcloud.
- https://nextcloud.com/ || AUR
- Nutstore — Desktop client for Nutstore.
- https://www.jianguoyun.com/ || AUR
- OneDrive — Unofficial CLI for OneDrive.
- PydioSync — Desktop client for Pydio.
- https://pydio.com/ || AUR
- S3cmd — Unofficial CLI for Amazon S3.
- Seafile Client — GUI client for Seafile.
- https://www.seafile.com/ || AUR
- SpiderOak One — Proprietary client for SpiderOak One.
- https://spideroak.com/ || AUR
- Yandex Disk — Proprietary CLI for Yandex Disk.
- https://disk.yandex.ru/ || AUR
File transfer clients
- CurlFtpFS — Filesystem for accessing FTP hosts; based on FUSE and libcurl.
- FileZilla — Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client.
- gFTP — Multithreaded FTP client for Linux.
- ftp — Simple ftp client provided by GNU Inetutils
- ncftp — A set of free application programs implementing FTP.
- SSHFS — A network filesystem client to connect to SSH (SFTP) servers.
File transfer servers
See also Wikipedia:List of FTP server software.
- bftpd — Small, easy-to-configure FTP server
- ftpd — Simple ftp server provided by GNU Inetutils
- proFTPd — A secure and configurable FTP server
- http://www.proftpd.org/ || AUR
- Pure-FTPd — Free (BSD-licensed), secure, production-quality and standard-compliant FTP server.
- SSH — SFTP is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.
- vsftpd — Lightweight, stable and secure FTP server for UNIX-like systems.
Can be used as-is via command line, but all have a choice of front-end options as well.
- aria2 — Lightweight download utility that supports simultaneous adaptive downloading via HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE) protocols and Metalink. It can run as a daemon controlled via a built-in JSON-RPC or XML-RPC interface.
- btpd — The BitTorrent Protocol Daemon.
- https://github.com/btpd/btpd || AUR
- Ctorrent — CTorrent is a BitTorrent client implemented in C++ to be lightweight and quick.
- MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client that supports BitTorrent, HTTP, FTP, eDonkey and Direct Connect.
- rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client. Requires backend.
- Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends.
- http://transmissionbt.com/ || (includes backend, daemon, command-line interface, and a Web UI interface)
- Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in PyGTK that can run as a daemon.
- FatRat — Qt based download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, rapidshare and more. Written in C++.
- http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || AUR
- qBittorrent — Open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent.
- Tribler — 4th generation file sharing system bittorrent client.
- http://www.tribler.org || AUR
- Ktorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client for KDE.
- Tixati — P2P client that uses the BitTorrent protocol.
- http://www.tixati.com || AUR
- Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends.
- http://transmissionbt.com/ || (remote clients work with the daemon in the -cli package)
- Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus).
- https://www.vuze.com/ || AUR
- Vuze Plus Extreme Mod — A modded version of the Vuze BitTorrent client with multiple spoofing capabilities.
Other P2P networks
See also Wikipedia:Comparison of eDonkey software.
- aMule — Well-known eDonkey/Kad client with a daemon version and GTK+, web, and CLI front-ends.
- KaMule — KDE graphical front-end for aMule.
- MlDonkey — A multi-network P2P client.
- Nicotine+ — A graphical client for the Soulseek P2P network.
- Sendanywhere — GTK2 client for the cross platform P2P file sharing service, Sendanywhere. Allow users to send files of any type and size to other Android, iOS, and Desktop devices.
See also Wikipedia:Pastebin.
Pastebin services are often used to quote text or images while collaborating and troubleshooting. Pastebin clients provide a convenient way to post from the command line.
command | curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pwor upload a file (including images):
curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw < file
- Elmer — Pastebin client similar to wgetpaste and curlpaste, except written in Perl and usable with wget or curl. Servers: codepad.org, rafb.me, sprunge.us.
- Fb-client — Client for the paste.xinu.at pastebin.
- Gist — Command-line interface for the gist.github.com pastebin service.
- imgur — A CLI client which can upload image to imgur.com image sharing service.
- http://imgur.com/apps || AUR
- Ix — Client for the ix.io pastebin.
- http://ix.io || AUR
- Pastebinit — Really small Python script that acts as a Pastebin client. Servers: pastie.org, paste.kde.org, paste.debian.net, paste.ubuntu.com and others (for a full list see
- paste-binouse — C++ standalone pastebin web server
- ruby-haste — Client for hastebin.com.
- https://github.com/seejohnrun/haste-client || AUR AUR
- Uppity — The pastebin client with an attitude.
- Wgetpaste — Bash script that automates pasting to a number of pastebin services. Servers: pastebin.ca, codepad.org, dpaste.com and pastebin.osuosl.org.
- alot — An experimental terminal MUA based on notmuch mail. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit.
- https://github.com/pazz/alot || AUR
- S-nail — a mail processing system with a command syntax reminiscent of ed with lines replaced by messages. Provides the functionality of mailx.
- mu/mu4e — Email indexer (mu) and client for emacs (mu4e). Xapian based for fast searches.
- Mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
- NeoMutt — Command line mail reader (or MUA). It's a fork of Mutt with added features.
- nmh — A modular mail handling system.
- http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/ || AUR
- notmuch — A fast mail indexer built on top of xapian.
- Sup — CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and GMail like operation.
- Wanderlust — Email client and news reader for Emacs.
- Balsa — Simple and light email client for GNOME.
- Claws Mail — Lightweight GTK-based email client and news reader.
- Evolution — Mature and feature-rich e-mail client that is part of the GNOME project. Part of .
- Geary — Simple desktop mail client built in Vala.
- Gnubiff — Mail notification program that checks for mail and displays headers when new mail has arrived.
- Inboxer — Unofficial, free and open-source Google Inbox desktop app. Based on the Electron platform.
- Kmail — Mature and feature-rich email client. Part of .
- Mailnag — Extensible mail notification daemon.
- Mailpile — A modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features.
- https://www.mailpile.is/ || AUR
- Nextcloud Mail — An email webapp for NextCloud.
- Nylas Mail — Extensible desktop mail app. Based on the Electron platform.
- openWMail — The missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://openwmail.github.io/ || AUR
- QGmailNotifier — Portable Qt5 based GMail notifier.
- Protonmail Desktop — Unofficial app that emulates a native client for the ProtonMail e-mail service. Based on the Electron platform.
- http://protondesktop.com/ || AUR
- Roundcubemail — Browser-based multilingual IMAP client webapp with a native application-like user interface.
- SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups — Email client included in the SeaMonkey suite.
- SquirrelMail — Webmail for Nuts!
- https://squirrelmail.org/ || AUR
- Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly GTK+ email client.
- Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client from Mozilla written in GTK+.
- Trojitá — Qt IMAP email client. Only supports one IMAP account.
See also Wikipedia:Comparison of e-mail servers.
- Dovecot — An IMAP and POP3 server written with security primarily in mind.
- Exim — Message Transfer Agent.
- OpenSMTPD — Free implementation of the server-side SMTP protocol.
- Postfix — Fast, easy to administer, secure mail server.
- UW IMAP — An IMAP/POP server.
Instant messaging clients
This section lists all client software with instant messaging support.
The number of networks supported by these clients is very large but they (like any multi-protocol clients) usually have very limited or no support for network-specific features.
- BarnOwl — Ncurses-based chat client with support for the Zephyr, XMPP, IRC and Twitter protocols.
- http://barnowl.mit.edu/ || AUR
- BitlBee — IRC gateway to popular chat networks (XMPP, ICQ and Twitter).
- CenterIM — Text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface. Supports most of widely used IM protocols, including ICQ, IRC, XMPP.
- http://centerim.org/ || AUR
- EKG2 — Ncurses based XMPP, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ and IRC client.
- http://en.ekg2.org/ || AUR
- Finch — Ncurses-based chat client that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols (Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SIMPLE, XMPP, Zephyr).
- Minbif — IRC gateway to IM networks that uses libpurple.
- Jitsi — Audio/video VoIP phone and instant messenger written in Java that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP, ICQ, IRC and many other useful features.
- https://jitsi.org/ || AUR
- Kopete — User-friendly IM supporting Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, GroupWise, ICQ, XMPP.
- KDE Telepathy — KDE instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework. Meant as a replacement for Kopete.
- Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client with audio/video support that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols (Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SIMPLE, XMPP, Zephyr).
- qutIM — Simple and user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, XMPP, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging.
- http://qutim.org/ || AUR
- Smuxi — Cross-platform IRC client that also supports Twitter and XMPP.
- Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client supports instant messaging and chat using IRC, XMPP and Twitter.
- YateClient — Instant messenger and softphone supporting XMPP, SIP and H.323.
- http://www.bitchx.org/ || AUR
- ERC — Powerful, modular and extensible IRC client for Emacs.
- https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/erc/ || included with
- ii — Featherweight IRC client, literally
tail -fthe conversation and
echoback your replies to a file.
- Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client.
- pork — Programmable, ncurses-based IRC client that mostly looks and feels like ircII.
- ScrollZ — Advanced IRC client based on ircII.
- http://www.scrollz.info/ || AUR
- sic — Extremely simple IRC client, similar to ii.
- WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client.
- ChatZilla — Clean, easy to use and highly extensible Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client, built on the Mozilla platform using XULRunner.
- HexChat — Fork of XChat for Linux and Windows.
- Konversation — Qt-based IRC client for the KDE desktop.
- KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support.
- http://kvirc.net/ || AUR
- Loqui — GTK+ IRC client.
- https://launchpad.net/loqui || AUR
- LostIRC — Simple GTK+ IRC client with tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, logging and others.
- Polari — Simple IRC client by the GNOME project.
- Quassel — Modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client.
XMPP (Jabber) clients
- Freetalk — Console-based XMPP client.
- jabber.el — Minimal XMPP client for Emacs.
- MCabber — Small XMPP console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, OTR and UTF8.
- Poezio — XMPP client with IRC feeling
- https://poez.io/ || AUR
- Profanity — A console based XMPP client inspired by Irssi.
- Salut à Toi Jp — CLI frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
- https://salut-a-toi.org/ || AUR
- Salut à Toi Primitivus — Console frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
- https://salut-a-toi.org/ || AUR
- xmpp-client — A minimalist XMPP client with OTR support.
- https://conversejs.org/ || AUR
- Dino — A modern, easy to use XMPP client, with PGP and OMEMO support.
- https://dino.im/ || AUR
- Gajim — XMPP client with audio/video support written in PyGTK.
- Kadu — Qt-based XMPP and Gadu-Gadu client.
- http://www.kadu.im/ || AUR
- Licq — Instant messaging client for UNIX supporting ICQ and XMPP.
- Psi — Qt-based XMPP client with audio/video support.
- Spark — Cross-platform real-time XMPP collaboration client optimized for business and organizations.
- Swift — XMPP client written in C++ with Qt and Swiften.
- https://swift.im/ || AUR
- Tkabber — Easy to hack feature-rich XMPP client by the author of the ejabberd XMPP server.
- http://tkabber.jabber.ru/ || AUR
- Vacuum IM — Full-featured crossplatform XMPP client.
See also Wikipedia:List of SIP software#Clients.
- Blink — State of the art, easy to use SIP client.
- http://icanblink.com/ || AUR
- Ekiga — VoIP and video conferencing application with full SIP and H.323 support (formerly known as GNOME Meeting).
- Linphone — VoIP phone application (SIP client) for communicating freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging.
- http://www.linphone.org/ || AUR
- Ring — SIP-compatible softphone and instant messenger for the decentralized Ring network. Formerly known as SFLphone.
- Ring KDE — SIP-compatible softphone and instant messenger for the decentralized Ring network. KDE client.
- Twinkle — Qt softphone for VoIP and IM communication using SIP.
- http://twinkle.dolezel.info/ || AUR
See also Matrix.
- Fractal — Matrix client for GNOME written in Rust.
- nheko — Desktop client for the Matrix protocol.
- Quaternion — Qt5-based IM client for the Matrix protocol.
- Riot — Glossy Matrix client with an emphasis on performance and usability. Web application and desktop application based on the Electron platform.
- Tensor — Qt5/QML-based Matrix client.
See also Tox.
- qTox — Powerful Tox client written in C++/Qt that follows the Tox design guidelines.
- Ricin — Dead-simple but powerful Tox client.
- Toxic — ncurses-based Tox client
- Toxygen — Tox client written in pure Python3.
- µTox — Lightweight Tox client.
Serverless (decentralized) clients
- BeeBEEP — Secure LAN Messenger.
- Bit Chat — Secure, peer-to-peer instant messenger.
- https://bitchat.im/ || AUR
- Bitmessage — Decentralized and trustless P2P communications protocol for sending encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers.
- https://bitmessage.org/ || AUR
- iptux — LAN communication software, compatible with IP Messenger.
- Qualia LAN Messenger — P2P chat application for intranet communication and does not require a server. A variety of handy features are supported including notifications, personal and group messaging with encryption, file transfer and message logging.
- RetroShare — Serverless encrypted instant messenger with filesharing, chatgroups, mail.
- http://retroshare.net/ || AUR
- https://ricochet.im/ || AUR
- Caprine — Unofficial Facebook Messenger app. Based on the Electron platform.
- Cryptocat — Free software with a simple mission: everyone should be able to chat with their friends in privacy. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://crypto.cat/ || AUR
- Discord — Proprietary all-in-one voice and text chat application for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://discordapp.com/ || AUR
- Hangups — A third-party instant messaging client for Google Hangouts
- ICQ — Official ICQ client for Linux.
- https://icq.com/linux/ || AUR
- Matterhorn — Console client for the Mattermost chat system.
- Messenger for Desktop — Simple and beautiful app for Facebook Messenger. Based on the Electron platform.
- Mumble — Voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak.
- Rocket.Chat Desktop — Desktop application for Rocket.Chat. Based on the Electron platform.
- Skype — Popular but proprietary application for voice and video communication. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://www.skype.com/ || AUR
- TeamSpeak — Proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience.
- Telegram Desktop — Official Telegram desktop client.
- Viber — Proprietary cross-platform IM and VoIP software.
- https://wire.com/ || AUR
- YakYak — Unofficial desktop client for Google Hangouts. Based on the Electron platform
Instant messaging servers
- InspIRCd — A stable, modern and lightweight IRC daemon.
- https://www.inspircd.org/ || AUR
- IRCD-Hybrid — A lightweight, high-performance internet relay chat daemon.
- http://www.ircd-hybrid.org/ || AUR
- miniircd — A small and configuration free IRC server, suitable for private use.
- UnrealIRCd — Open Source IRC Server.
- Prosody — An XMPP server written in the Lua programming language. Prosody is designed to be lightweight and highly extensible. It is licensed under a permissive MIT license.
- Ejabberd — Robust, scalable and extensible XMPP Server written in Erlang
- Jabberd2 — An XMPP server written in the C language and licensed under the GNU General Public License. It was inspired by jabberd14.
- http://jabberd2.org || AUR
- Openfire — An XMPP IM multiplatform server written in Java
See also Wikipedia:List of SIP software#Servers.
- Asterisk — A complete PBX solution.
- https://www.asterisk.org/ || AUR
- Kamailio — Rock solid SIP server.
- https://www.kamailio.org/ || AUR
- openSIPS — SIP proxy/server for voice, video, IM, presence and any other SIP extensions.
- Repro — An open-source, free SIP server.
- Yate — Advanced, mature, flexible telephony server that is used for VoIP and fixed networks, and for traditional mobile operators and MVNOs.
- Mattermost — Open source private cloud server, Slack-alternative.
- Murmur — The voice chat application server for Mumble.
- Nextcloud Talk — Video- and audio-conferencing app for Nextcloud.
- Spreed WebRTC — WebRTC audio/video call and conferencing server.
- Synapse — Reference homeserver for the Matrix protocol.
- TeamSpeak Server — Proprietary VoIP conference server.
- https://teamspeak.com/ || AUR
- uMurmur — Minimalistic Mumble server.
News, RSS, and blogs
See also Wikipedia:Comparison of feed aggregators.
- Canto — Ncurses RSS aggregator.
- http://codezen.org/canto/ || AUR
- Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs.
- Rawdog — "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in chronological order.
- Snownews — Text mode RSS news reader.
- Akregator — News aggregator for KDE, part of .
- Alduin — RSS, Atom and JSON feed aggregator. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://alduinapp.github.io/ || AUR
- FeedReader — Modern desktop application designed to complement existing web-based RSS accounts.
- Liferea — GTK+ news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs.
- Nextcloud News — RSS/Atom feed reader for Nextcloud.
- QuiteRSS — RSS/Atom feed reader written on Qt/С++.
- http://quiterss.org/ || AUR
- RSS Guard — Very tiny RSS and ATOM news reader developed using Qt framework.
- selfoss — The new multipurpose RSS reader, live stream, mashup, aggregation web application.
- https://selfoss.aditu.de/ || AUR
- Tickr — GTK-based RSS Reader that displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line on your desktop, as known from TV stations.
- https://www.open-tickr.net/ || AUR
- Tiny Tiny RSS — Web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) aggregator.
See also Wikipedia:List of podcatchers.
- castget — Simple, command-line RSS enclosure downloader, primarily intended for automatic, unattended downloading of podcasts.
- Greg — A command-line podcast aggregator.
- Marrie — A simple podcast client that runs on the Command Line Interface.
- gPodder — A podcast client and feed aggregator (GTK+ and CLI interface).
- http://gpodder.org/ || AUR
- Hammond — A podcast client for the GNOME Desktop written in Rust.
- Vocal — Simple podcast client for the Modern Desktop (GTK+).
- http://vocalproject.net/ || AUR
- nn — Alternative more user-friendly (curses-based) Usenet newsreader for UNIX.
- http://www.nndev.org/ || AUR
- slrn — Text-based news client.
- http://www.slrn.org/ || AUR
- tin — A cross-platform threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader.
- http://tin.org/ || AUR
- trn — A text-based Threaded Usenet newsreader.
- http://trn.sourceforge.net/ || AUR
- LottaNZB — A SABnzbd (Usenet binary downloader) GUI front-end written in PyGTK
- NZBGet — Usenet binary downloader for .nzb files with web and CLI interface.
- Pan — GTK+ Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries.
- SABnzbd — An open-source binary newsreader webapp written in Python.
- https://sabnzbd.org/ || AUR
- XRN — Usenet newsreader for X Window System.
- Diaspora — A distributed privacy aware social network.
- https://diasporafoundation.org || AUR or AUR
- Drupal — A PHP-based content management platform.
- https://ghost.org/ || AUR
- Jekyll — A static blog engine, written in Ruby, which supports Markdown, textile and other formats.
- http://jekyllrb.com/ || AUR
- Joomla — A php Content Management System (CMS) which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications.
- http://www.joomla.org/ || AUR
- Nanoblogger — A small weblog engine written in Bash for the command line. It uses common UNIX tools such as cat, grep, and sed to create static HTML content. It is not mantained anymore.
- Nikola — A static site generator written in Python, with incremental rebuilds and multiple markup formats.
- https://getnikola.com/ || AUR
- Pelican — A static site generator, powered by Python.
- Wordpress — Blog tool and publishing platform.
- oysttyer — (official fork of ttytter) An interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client written in Perl.
- Rainbowstream — A powerful and fully-featured console Twitter client written in Python.
- turses — Twitter client for the console based off tyrs with major improvements.
- Birdie — A beautiful Twitter client for GNU/Linux.
- http://birdieapp.github.io/ || AUR
- Choqok — Microblogging client for KDE that supports Twitter.com, Pump.io, GNU social and opendesktop.org services.
- Corebird — Native Gtk+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop.
- Mikutter — An open-source Twitter client using GTK+ and Ruby.
- http://mikutter.hachune.net/ || AUR
- Polly — Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts.
- https://launchpad.net/polly/ || AUR
- Pumpa — Pump.io client written in C++ and Qt.
- Turpial — Multi-interface Twitter client written in Python.
- http://turpial.org.ve/ || AUR
Remote desktop clients
- GNOME Boxes — A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems. Supports VNC and SPICE.
- GVncViewer — Simple VNC Client on Gtk-VNC. Run with
- KRDC — Remote Desktop Client for KDE. Supports RDP and VNC. Part of .
- Remmina — Remote desktop client written in GTK+. Supports RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH.
- TeamViewer — Proprietary remote desktop client. It uses its own proprietary protocol.
- http://www.teamviewer.com/ || AUR
- vncviewer (TigerVNC) — VNC viewer for X.
- Vinagre — Remote desktop viewer for GNOME. Supports RDP, VNC, SPICE and SSH. Part of .
- xfreerdp — FreeRDP X11 client. Run with
Remote desktop servers
- Krfb — VNC server for KDE. Part of .
- Vino — VNC server for GNOME. Part of .
- x0vncserver (TigerVNC) — VNC Server for X displays.
- x11vnc — VNC server for real X displays.