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* {{App|Postler|simple desktop mail client built in vala.|http://git.xfce.org/apps/postler|{{AUR|postler}}}}
* {{App|Postler|simple desktop mail client built in vala.|http://git.xfce.org/apps/postler|{{AUR|postler}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Sylpheed|Sylpheed]]|Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK)|http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/|{{AUR|sylpheed}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Sylpheed|Sylpheed]]|Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK)|http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/|{{AUR|sylpheed}}}}
* {{App|[[Thunderbird]]|Mozilla's GTK2-based client|https://mozillamessaging.com|{{Pkg|thunderbird}}}}
* {{App|[[Thunderbird]]|Mozilla's GTK2-based client|http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/|{{Pkg|thunderbird}}}}
=== Network Managers ===
=== Network Managers ===

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Note: For possibly more up to date selection of applications, try checking the AUR 'network' category

BitTorrent Clients



  • aria2 — lightweight download utility that supports simultaneous adaptive downloading via HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE) protocols and MetaLink. Can run as daemon controlled via JSON-RPC & XML-RPC interfaces
http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ || aria2
  • MLDonkey — multi-protocol P2P client supporting BitTorrent
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || mldonkey
  • Deluge — user-friendly BitTorrent client written in Python and wrapped with PyGTK
http://deluge-torrent.org/ || deluge
  • rTorrent — simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client
http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ || rtorrent
  • Transmission — simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends
http://transmissionbt.com/ || transmission-cli


  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus)
https://www.vuze.com/ || vuzeAUR
  • KTorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client developed using Qt
http://ktorrent.org/ || ktorrent
  • qBittorrent — The closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent
http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/ || qbittorrentAUR
  • Transmission — simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends
http://transmissionbt.com/ || transmission-gtk transmission-qt

eDonkey Clients

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

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



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

Chat Clients


Multi-Protocol Clients



Many clients listed here (including Pidgin and all it's forks) support multiple IM networks via libpurple. Number of networks is huge but they (like any multiprotocol clients) usually have very limited/none support of network-specific features.

  • Finch — ncurses-based Jabber/aim/etc/etc chat client based on libpurple
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch || finch
  • BarnOwl — chat client for the AIM, IRC, Jabber, and Zephyr protocols
http://barnowl.mit.edu/ || barnowlAUR
  • Bitlbee — way to use other IM to your IRC client
http://bitlbee.org/ || bitlbee
  • CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ, text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface
http://centerim.org/ || centerim
  • Pidgin — multi-protocol instant messaging client
http://pidgin.im/ || pidgin
  • Pidgin Light — light Pidgin version without gstreamer, tcl, tk, xscreensaver support
http://pidgin.im/ || pidgin-lightAUR
  • Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly funpidgin)
http://funpidgin.sourceforge.net/Template:Linkrot || carrierAUR
  • Instantbird — multiprotocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple.
http://instantbird.com/ || instantbirdAUR
  • Emesene — Python/GTK+ instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network, compatible also with Jabber, Facebook and Google Talk
http://emesene.org/ || emesene
http://live.gnome.org/Empathy || empathy
  • Kopete — user-friendly IM supporting AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more IM networks
http://kopete.kde.org/ || kdenetwork-kopete
  • qutIM — simple user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, Jabber, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging
http://qutim.org/ || qutimAUR
  • Galaxium Messenger — messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop
https://code.google.com/p/galaxium/ || galaxiumAUR

IRC Clients


  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client
http://irssi.org/ || irssi
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client
http://weechat.org/ || weechat
  • ii — featherweight IRC client, literally `tail -f` the convo and `echo` back your replies
http://tools.suckless.org/ii || iiAUR
  • ERC — powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs
http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/erc/ || erc-gitAUR
  • Ircfs — file system interface to irc written in Limbo
http://www.ueber.net/code/r/ircfs || not available
  • IrcII — console-based IRC client - AKA BitchX
http://eterna.com.au/ircii/ || ircii-pana
  • sic — extremely simple IRC client
http://tools.suckless.org/sic || sicAUR
  • ScrollZ — An advanced IRC client based on ircII
http://www.scrollz.com/ || scrollzAUR
http://konversation.kde.org/ || konversation
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support
http://kvirc.net/ || kvirc
  • Loqui — A GTK IRC client with only one dependency
https://launchpad.net/loqui || loquiAUR
  • LostIRC — A simple GTK+ IRC client
http://lostirc.sourceforge.net || lostircAUR
  • Smuxi — A cross-platform IRC client for the GNOME desktop inspired by Irssi
http://smuxi.org/ || smuxiAUR
  • XChat — GTK-based IRC client
http://xchat.org/ || xchat
  • pcw — A frontend for ii that opens a new terminal for each channel (depends on srw by default)
https://bitbucket.org/emg/pcw || pcw-hgAUR

Jabber/XMPP Clients


  • Freetalk — A console based Jabber client
https://gnu.org/s/freetalk/ || freetalk
  • jabber.el — A minimal jabber client for emacs
http://emacs-jabber.sourceforge.net/ || emacs-jabberAUR
  • MCabber — small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, and UTF8
http://mcabber.com/ || mcabber
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK
https://gajim.org/ || gajim
  • Psi — A Qt based Jabber client
http://psi-im.org/ || psi
  • Psi+ — enhanced version of Psi Jabber client
https://code.google.com/p/psi-dev/ || psi-plusAUR

MSN Clients

  • aMSN — MSN client written in Tcl/Tk
http://amsn-project.net/ || amsn
  • Emesene — A pygtk MSN Messenger client
http://blog.emesene.org/ || emesene
  • KMess — KMess is a MSN Messenger client for Linux
http://kmess.org/ || kmess
  • Mercury — Java Based MSN client
http://mercury.imTemplate:Linkrot || mercuryAUR

Email clients



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


  • Balsa — A simple light email client. Part of the Gnome project
http://balsa.gnome.org/ || balsa
http://claws-mail.org/ || claws-mail
  • Evolution — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default
http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/ || evolution
  • Kmail — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client part of the KDE project
http://kde.org/applications/internet/kmail/ || kmail
  • Postler — simple desktop mail client built in vala.
http://git.xfce.org/apps/postler || postlerAUR
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK)
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ || sylpheedAUR
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/ || thunderbird

Network Managers

  • netcfg — Network configuration and profile scripts
http://projects.archlinux.org/netcfg.git/ || netcfg
  • Wicd — Manages wireless and wired interfaces, requiring fewer dependencies than other network managers. In addition to GUI interfaces, a curses version is also available.
http://wicd.sourceforge.net/ || wicd
  • NetworkManager — provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection and configuration allowing automatic connection to a network.
http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/ || networkmanager

News Aggregators



  • Newsbeuter — A ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to mutt. Does not use the traditional 3 panes setup
http://newsbeuter.org || newsbeuter
  • Snownews — Text mode RSS newsreader
http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/ || snownews
  • Rawdog — A "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in date order
http://offog.org/code/rawdog.html || rawdogAUR
  • Gnus — A mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs
http://gnus.org/ || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • Canto — A ncurses RSS aggregator
http://codezen.org/canto/ || cantoAUR


  • Akregator — KDE's news aggregator
http://akregator.kde.org/ || kdepim-akregator
  • Liferea — GTK desktop news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs
http://liferea.sourceforge.net || liferea
  • RSS Guard — A (very) tiny RSS & ATOM reader developed using Qt framework
https://code.google.com/p/rss-guard/ || rss-guardAUR
  • Rssowl — powerful aggregator for RSS and Atom feeds, written in Java using Eclipse Rich Client Platform and SWT as a widget toolkit
http://boreal.rssowl.org || rssowlAUR
  • BlogBridge — excellent java-based aggregator, which gives users the option to synchronize their feeds across multiple computers
http://blogbridge.com || blogbridgeAUR
  • Thunderbird — A mail client from Mozilla which also functions as a pretty nice news aggregator
https://mozillamessaging.com || thunderbird
  • Tickr (formerly News) — GTK-based RSS Reader that displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line on your Desktop, as known from TV stations.
http://newsrssticker.com/ || tickrAUR

Web Browsers



  • W3m — pager/text-based WWW browser
http://w3m.sourceforge.net/ || w3m
  • Lynx — text browser for the World Wide Web
http://lynx.isc.org || lynx
  • Links — text WWW browser, similar to Lynx, but with CSS-based rendering
http://links.twibright.com/ || links
  • ELinks — advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser (links fork, barely supported since 2009)
http://elinks.or.cz/ || elinks


  • Abaco — A multi-page graphical web browser
http://lab-fgb.com/abaco/ || abacoAUR
  • Arora — A cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit
https://code.google.com/p/arora/ || arora
  • Conkeror — A highly programmable web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner
http://conkeror.org/ || conkeror-gitAUR
  • Chromium — The open-source project behind Google Chrome, a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework
https://code.google.com/chromium/ || chromium
  • Dillo — A small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK
http://dillo.org/ || dillo
  • Epiphany — The default GNOME browser, which uses the webkit rendering engine
http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/ || epiphany
https://mozilla.com/firefox || firefox
  • Hv3 — A minimalist web browser based on tkhtml3
http://tkhtml.tcl.tk/hv3.html || hv3AUR
  • Jumanji — A highly customizable and functional web browser
http://pwmt.org/projects/jumanji || jumanjiAUR
  • Kazehakase — A much lighter, but rather feature-lacking alternative to other browsers (GTK2 and Gecko)
http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/ || kazehakaseAUR
  • dwb — A lightweight web browser based on the webkit engine. Highly customizable, with vi-like shortcuts and tiling layouts.
http://portix.bitbucket.org/dwb/ || dwbAUR
  • Konqueror — Qt- and KHTML-based browser. A part of the KDE desktop
http://konqueror.org/ || kdebase-konqueror
  • Luakit — A highly configurable, micro-browser framework based on the WebKit web content engine and the GTK+ toolkit. It is very fast, extensible by Lua and licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license
http://luakit.org/projects/luakit/ || luakit
  • Midori — A lightweight web browser based on Gtk and WebKit. Passes the ACID3 test
http://twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html || midori
  • NetSurf — A featherweight browser written in C. Notable is its lack of JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own custom rendering engine
http://netsurf-browser.org || netsurf
  • Opera — Highly customizable browser with focuses on an adherence to web rendering standards
http://opera.com || opera
  • QupZilla — A new and very fast open source browser based on WebKit core, written in Qt framework.
http://www.qupzilla.com || qupzilla-gitAUR
  • Rekonq — A WebKit based web browser for KDE
http://rekonq.kde.org/ || rekonq
  • Sb — A very lightweight webkit-based browser that uses keybindings to perform most things the URL bar would usually do
https://github.com/mutantturkey/sb/ || sb-gitAUR
  • Surf — Another lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology. Which means, the software is even more lightweight (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file)
http://surf.suckless.org || surf-hgAUR
  • Uzbl — Web interface tools which adhere to the unix philosophy
http://uzbl.org/ || uzbl-browser
  • Vimprobable — A browser that behaves like the Vimperator plugin available for Mozilla Firefox. It is based on the WebKit engine (using GTK bindings)
http://vimprobable.org/ || vimprobable-gitAUR

Microblogging Clients

  • Pino — 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/ || pinoAUR
  • Gwibber — 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/ || gwibber
  • Hotot — lightweight & open source Microblogging Client, coding using Python language and designed for Linux
http://hotot.org || hototAUR
  • tyrs — simple client for for Twitter and Identi.ca supporting virtually all its features with nice console UI
http://tyrs.nicosphere.net/ || tyrsAUR

FTP Clients


  • Filezilla — Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client
http://filezilla-project.org/ || filezilla
  • curlftp — A filesystem for acessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl.
http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/ || curlftpfs
  • fuseftp — FTP filesystem written in Perl, using FUSE
http://freshmeat.net/projects/fuseftp/ || fuseftpAUR
  • lftp — Sophisticated command line based FTP client
http://lftp.yar.ru/ || lftp
  • gftp — A multithreaded ftp client for X
http://gftp.seul.org/ || gftp
  • tnftpNetBSD FTP client with several advanced features
http://freecode.com/projects/tnftp || tnftp

Some file managers like Dolphin, Nautilus and Thunar also provide FTP functionality.