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==== Usenet newsreaders & newsgrabbers ====
==== Usenet newsreaders & newsgrabbers ====

Revision as of 09:34, 4 July 2014

zh-CN:List of Applications/Internet


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

Network managers

  • Connman — Daemon for managing internet connections within embedded devices running the Linux operating system. Comes with a command-line client, plus Enlightenment, GTK and Dmenu clients are available.
https://connman.net/ || connman
  • netctl — Simple and robust tool to manage network connections via profiles. Intended for use with systemd.
https://projects.archlinux.org/netctl.git/ || netctl
  • NetworkManager — Manager that provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection with configuration and automatic connection.
http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/ || networkmanager
  • systemd-networkd — Native systemd daemon that manages network configuration. It includes support for basic network configuration through udev and networkd. The service is available with systemd > 210.
http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-networkd.service.html || systemd
  • Wicd — Wireless and wired connection manager with few dependencies. Comes with an ncurses interface, and a GTK interface wicd-gtk is available.
http://wicd.sourceforge.net/ || wicd

Web browsers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of web browsers.


  • ELinks — Advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser (Links fork, barely supported since 2009).
http://elinks.or.cz/ || elinks
  • Links — Text WWW browser. Includes a console version [links] similar to Lynx, and a graphical X-window/framebuffer version [links -g] (must be compiled in, Arch has both) with CSS, image rendering, pull-down menus.
http://links.twibright.com/ || links
  • Lynx — Text browser for the World Wide Web.
http://lynx.isc.org || lynx
  • retawq — Interactive, multi-threaded network client (web browser) for text terminals.
http://retawq.sourceforge.net/ || retawqAUR
  • w3m — Pager/text-based web browser. It has vim-like keybindings, and is able to display images. It has javascript support too.
http://w3m.sourceforge.net/ || w3m


  • Chromium — Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome.
http://www.chromium.org/ || chromium
  • Firefox — Extensible browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering.
https://mozilla.com/firefox || firefox
  • Opera — Highly customizable browser with focuses on an adherence to web rendering standards.
http://opera.com || opera
  • Arora — Cross-platform web browser built using QtWebKit. Development stopped in January 2012.
https://code.google.com/p/arora/ || arora
  • dwb — Lightweight, highly customizable web browser based on the WebKit engine with vi-like shortcuts and tiling layouts.
http://portix.bitbucket.org/dwb/ || dwb
  • Epiphany — Browser which uses the WebKit rendering engine, part of gnome.
http://projects.gnome.org/epiphany/ || epiphany
  • Jumanji — Highly customizable and functional web browser.
http://pwmt.org/projects/jumanji || jumanjiAUR
http://konqueror.org/ || kdebase-konqueror
  • Luakit — Highly configurable, micro-browser framework based on the WebKit engine and the GTK+ toolkit. It is very fast, extensible by Lua and licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license.
http://mason-larobina.github.com/luakit/ || luakit
  • Midori — Lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit.
http://twotoasts.de/index.php/midori/ || midori
  • Otter-browser — Browser aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5.
http://otter-browser.org/ || otter-browserAUR
  • QupZilla — New and very fast open source browser based on WebKit core, written in Qt framework.
http://www.qupzilla.com || qupzilla
  • Rekonq — WebKit-based web browser for KDE.
http://rekonq.kde.org/ || rekonq
  • Sb — 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 — Lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file).
http://surf.suckless.org || surf
  • Uzbl — Group of web interface tools which adhere to the Unix philosophy.
http://uzbl.org/ || uzbl-browser
  • Vimb — Fast and lightweight vim like web browser based on the webkit web browser engine and the GTK toolkit.
https://fanglingsu.github.io/vimb/ || vimbAUR
  • Vimprobable — Browser that behaves like the Vimperator plugin available for Mozilla Firefox. It is based on the WebKit engine and uses the GTK+ bindings.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/vimprobable/ || vimprobable-gitAUR
  • Xombrero — Webkit minimalist web browser with sophisticated security features designed-in, BSD style.
https://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/xombrero || xombrero-gitAUR
  • Abaco — Multi-page graphical web browser for the Plan 9 OS.
http://lab-fgb.com/abaco/ || abacoAUR
  • Conkeror — Highly programmable web browser, with Emacs-like keybindings, based on Mozilla's XULRunner.
http://conkeror.org/ || conkeror-gitAUR
  • Dillo — Small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK.
http://dillo.org/ || dillo
  • NetSurf — Featherweight browser written in C, notable for its lack of JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own custom rendering engine.
http://netsurf-browser.org || netsurf



FTP clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of FTP client software.

  • CurlFtpFS — Filesystem for acessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl.
http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/ || curlftpfs
  • FatRat — Download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, RapidShare and more.
http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || fatrat
  • FileZilla — Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client.
http://filezilla-project.org/ || filezilla
  • fuseftp — FTP filesystem written in Perl, using FUSE.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/fuseftp/ || fuseftpAUR
  • gFTP — Multithreaded FTP client for Linux.
http://gftp.seul.org/ || gftp
  • LFTP — Sophisticated command-line FTP client.
http://lftp.yar.ru/ || lftp
  • tnftp — FTP client with several advanced features for NetBSD.
http://freecode.com/projects/tnftp || tnftp

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

FTP servers
  • bftpd — Small, easy-to-configure FTP server
http://bftpd.sourceforge.net/ || bftpd
  • glFTPd — GreyLine FTP daemon (highly configurable, no system accounts required)
http://glftpd.eu/ || Template:AUR?
  • proFTPd — A secure and configurable FTP server
http://www.proftpd.org/ || proftpdAUR
  • Pure-FTPd — Free (BSD-licensed), secure, production-quality and standard-compliant FTP server.
http://www.pureftpd.org/project/pure-ftpd || pure-ftpdAUR
  • vsftpd — Lightweight, stable and secure FTP server for UNIX-like systems.
https://security.appspot.com/vsftpd.html || vsftpd

BitTorrent clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of BitTorrent clients.

Command line / backend

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.
http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ || aria2
  • MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client that supports BitTorrent, HTTP, FTP, eDonkey and Direct Connect.
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || mldonkey
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends.
http://transmissionbt.com/ || transmission-cli (includes backend, daemon, command-line interface, and a Web UI interface)
Console Interface
  • rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client. Requires libtorrent backend.
http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ || rtorrent
http://transmissionbt.com/ || transmission-remote-cli
Graphical Interface
libtorrent-rasterbar backend
  • Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in PyGTK that can run as a daemon.
http://deluge-torrent.org/ || deluge
  • FatRat — Qt4 based download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, rapidshare and more. Written in C++.
http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || fatrat
  • qBittorrent — Open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent.
http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/ || qbittorrentAUR
  • Tribler — 4th generation file sharing system bittorrent client.
http://www.tribler.org || triblerAUR
libktorrent backend
  • KGet — Download manager for KDE that supports HTTP(S), FTP and BitTorrent. Part of kdenetwork.
http://www.kde.org/applications/internet/kget/ || kdenetwork-kget
  • Ktorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client for KDE.
http://ktorrent.org/ || ktorrent
  • QTorrent — BitTorrent client written in PyQt3.
http://thegraveyard.org/qtorrent.php[dead link 2012-09-20] || qtorrentAUR
  • Tixati — P2P client that uses the BitTorrent protocol.
http://www.tixati.com || tixatiAUR
  • 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 transmission-remote-gtkAUR (remote clients work with the daemon in the -cli package)
  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus).
https://www.vuze.com/ || vuzeAUR

eDonkey clients

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

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of eDonkey software.

  • aMule — Well-known eDonkey/Kad client with a daemon version and GTK+, web, and CLI front-ends.
http://www.amule.org/ || amule
  • KaMule — KDE graphical front-end for aMule.
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=150270 || kamuleAUR


  • Sharelin — Gnutella2 only client with a web UI.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sharelin || SharelinAUR


Email clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of e-mail clients.

  • Alpine — Fast, easy-to-use and Apache-licensed email client based on Pine.
https://washington.edu/alpine || alpineAUR
  • Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs.
http://gnus.org/ || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • S-nail — a mail processing system with a command syntax reminiscent of ed with lines replaced by messages. Provides the functionality of mailx and much more.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/s-nail/ || s-nail
  • mu/mu4e — Email indexer (mu) and client for emacs (mu4e). Xapian based for fast searches.
http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html || muAUR
  • Mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
http://www.mutt.org/ || mutt
  • Sup — CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and GMail like operation.
http://supmua.org/ || supAUR
  • Wanderlust — Email client and news reader for Emacs.
http://www.gohome.org/wl/ || wanderlust
  • Balsa — Simple and light email client that is part of the Gnome project.
http://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/ || balsa
  • Claws Mail — Lightweight GTK-based email client and news reader.
http://claws-mail.org/ || claws-mail
http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/ || evolution
  • Geary — Simple desktop mail client built in Vala.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary || geary
  • Kmail — Mature and feature-rich email client. Part of kdepim.
http://kde.org/applications/internet/kmail/ || kdepim-kmail
  • Manitou Mail — Database-driven email system.
http://www.manitou-mail.org/ || manitou-mdxAUR manitou-uiAUR
  • Roundcubemail — Browser-based multilingual IMAP client with a native application-like user interface.
http://roundcube.net/ || roundcubemail
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly GTK+ email client.
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ || sylpheed
  • Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client from Mozilla written in GTK+.
http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/ || thunderbird
  • Trojitá — Qt IMAP email client.
http://trojita.flaska.net/ || trojita

Instant messaging

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging protocols.

This section lists all software with instant messaging support. Particularly, that are client and server applications.

Multi-protocol clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients.

Note: All messengers, that support several networks by means of direct connections to them, belong to this section.

Many clients listed here (including Pidgin and all its forks) support multiple IM networks via libpurple. The number of networks supported by these clients is very large but they (like any multiprotocol clients) usually have very limited or no support for network-specific features.

  • BarnOwl — Ncurses-based chat client with support for the Zephyr, AIM, Jabber, IRC, and Twitter protocols.
http://barnowl.mit.edu/ || barnowlAUR
  • Bitlbee — IRC client that provides a gateway to popular chat networks (XMPP, MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ and Twitter).
http://bitlbee.org/ || bitlbee
  • CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ, a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface.
http://centerim.org/ || centerim
  • Finch — Ncurses-based chat client that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols.
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch || finch
  • naim — Ncurses chat client with support for AOL, ICQ, IRC and the Lily CMC.
http://naim.n.ml.org/ || naim
  • pork — Programmable, ncurses-based AIM and IRC client that mostly looks and feels like ircII.
http://dev.ojnk.net/ || pork
  • Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly FunPidgin).
http://funpidgin.sourceforge.net/ || carrierAUR
  • Emesene — PyGTK instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network, also compatible with Jabber, Facebook and Google Talk.
http://emesene.org/ || emeseneAUR
http://live.gnome.org/Empathy || empathy
  • Galaxium Messenger — Messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop.
https://code.google.com/p/galaxium/ || galaxiumAUR
  • Instantbird — Multi-protocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple.
http://instantbird.com/ || instantbirdAUR
  • Kopete — User-friendly IM supporting AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and other IM networks. Part of kdenetwork.
http://kopete.kde.org/ || kdenetwork-kopete
  • KDE Telepathy — KDE instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework. Meant as a replacement for Kopete.
http://community.kde.org/Real-Time_Communication_and_Collaboration/ || kde-telepathy-meta
  • Licq — Instant messaging client for UNIX supporting multiple protocols (currently ICQ, MSN and Jabber).
http://www.licq.org || licq
  • Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client.
http://pidgin.im/ || pidgin pidgin-lightAUR
  • qutIM — Simple and user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, Jabber, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging.
http://qutim.org/ || qutim-stableAUR
XMPP (Jabber)

See also Wikipedia:XMPP and Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients#XMPP-related features.

Console clients
  • Freetalk — Console-based Jabber client.
https://gnu.org/s/freetalk/ || freetalk
  • jabber.el — Minimal Jabber client for Emacs.
http://emacs-jabber.sourceforge.net/ || emacs-jabberAUR
  • MCabber — Small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, OTR, and UTF8.
http://mcabber.com/ || mcabber
  • Profanity — A console based Jabber client inspired by Irssi.
http://www.profanity.im/ || profanity
Graphical clients
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK.
https://gajim.org/ || gajim
  • Jabbim — Jabber client written in PyQt.
http://www.jabbim.com/ || jabbim-svnAUR
  • Psi — Qt-based Jabber client.
http://psi-im.org/ || psi
  • Psi+ — Enhanced version of the Psi Jabber client with many new features.
https://code.google.com/p/psi-dev/ || psi-plus-gitAUR
  • Tkabber — Easy to hack feature-rich XMPP client by the author of the ejabberd XMPP server.
http://tkabber.jabber.ru/ || tkabber

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of XMPP server software.

  • 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.
http://prosody.im/ || prosody
  • Ejabberd — Jabber server written in Erlang
http://www.ejabberd.im/ || ejabberd
  • 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 || jabberd2AUR
IRC clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients.

  • BitchX — Console-based IRC client developed from the popular ircII.
http://www.bitchx.org/ || bitchx-gitAUR
  • ERC — Powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs.
http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/erc/ || erc-gitAUR
  • ii — Featherweight IRC client, literally tail -f the conversation and echo back your replies to a file.
http://tools.suckless.org/ii || iiAUR
  • Ircfs — File system interface to IRC written in Limbo.
http://www.ueber.net/code/r/ircfs || Template:AUR?
  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client.
http://irssi.org/ || irssi
  • ScrollZ — Advanced IRC client based on ircII.
http://www.scrollz.com/ || scrollzAUR
  • sic — Extremely simple IRC client, similar to ii.
http://tools.suckless.org/sic || sicAUR
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client.
http://weechat.org/ || weechat
  • HexChat — Fork of XChat for Linux and Windows.
http://hexchat.github.io/ || hexchat
http://konversation.kde.org/ || konversation
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support.
http://kvirc.net/ || kvirc
  • Loqui — GTK+ IRC client with only one dependency: GNet.
https://launchpad.net/loqui || loquiAUR
  • LostIRC — Simple GTK+ IRC client with tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, logging and others.
http://lostirc.sourceforge.net || lostircAUR
  • pcw — Frontend for ii that opens a new terminal for each channel.
https://bitbucket.org/emg/pcw || pcw-hgAUR
  • Quassel — Modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client.
http://quassel-irc.org/ || quassel-core quassel-client
  • Smuxi — Cross-platform IRC client for the GNOME desktop inspired by Irssi.
http://smuxi.org/ || smuxi
  • XChat — GTK-based IRC client that works on both Linux and Windows.
http://xchat.org/ || xchat


See also Wikipedia:Comparison of VoIP software and Wikipedia:List of SIP software.

  • Blink — State of the art, easy to use SIP client.
http://www.icanblink.com/ || blink-darcsAUR
  • Ekiga — VoIP and video conferencing application with full SIP and H.323 support (formerly known as GNOME Meeting).
http://www.ekiga.org/ || ekiga
  • Empathy — GNOME instant messenger client using the Telepathy framework with SIP support (using the Sofia-SIP library).
https://live.gnome.org/Empathy || empathy
  • iaxComm — Open source softphone for the Asterisk PBX (using the IAX protocol).
http://iaxclient.sourceforge.net/iaxcomm/ || Template:AUR?
  • Jitsi — Audio/video SIP VoIP phone and instant messenger written in Java (formerly SIP-Communicator).
https://jitsi.org/ || jitsiAUR
  • Kiax — Qt-based IAX/2 Softphone.
http://www.forschung-direkt.eu/projects/kiax2/ || kiaxAUR
  • KPhone — Qt SIP User Agent with voice, video and text messaging support.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kphone/ || Template:AUR?
  • Linphone — VoIP phone application that allows you to to communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging.
http://www.linphone.org/ || linphone
  • Minisip — SIP User Agent with focus on security (supports TLS, end-to-end security, SRTP, MIKEY (DH, PSK, PKE)).
http://www.minisip.org/ || Template:AUR?
  • Mumble — Voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ || mumble
  • Psi — Qt-based Jabber client which supports video conferencing (since version 0.13).
http://psi-im.org/ || psi psi-plus-gitAUR
  • QuteCom — Softphone which allows you to make free PC to PC video and voice calls, and to integrate all your IM contacts in one place (formerly Wengo Phone).
http://trac.qutecom.org/ || qutecomAUR
  • SFLPhone — Open-source SIP/IAX2 compatible softphone with PulseAudio support.
http://sflphone.org/ || sflphoneAUR
  • Skype — Popular but proprietary application for high-quality voice communication.
http://www.skype.com/ || skype
  • TeamSpeak — Proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience.
http://www.teamspeak.com/ || teamspeak3
  • Twinkle — Qt softphone for VoIP and IM communication using SIP.
http://www.twinklephone.com/ || twinkleAUR
  • X-Lite — Proprietary freeware VoIP soft phone that uses SIP.
http://www.counterpath.net/x-lite || xlite_binAUR
  • Zfone — Softphone application for secure voice communication over the Internet (VoIP), using the ZRTP protocol.
http://zfoneproject.com/ || zfoneAUR
  • Gladstone — Educational ITU-T G.729 compliant codec with a GStreamer plugin.
https://gitorious.org/gladstone || gladstone-drizztbsd-gitAUR
  • SIPp — Open source test tool and traffic generator for the SIP protocol.
http://sipp.sourceforge.net/ || sippAUR
  • Sipsak — Small command-line tool for developers and administrators of SIP applications.
http://sipsak.org/ || sipsakAUR

News, RSS, and blogs

News aggregators

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of feed aggregators.

  • Canto — Ncurses RSS aggregator.
http://codezen.org/canto/ || cantoAUR
  • Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs.
http://gnus.org/ || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • Newsbeuter — Ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to the Mutt email client.
http://newsbeuter.org || newsbeuter
  • Rawdog — "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in chronological order.
http://offog.org/code/rawdog.html || rawdogAUR
  • Snownews — Text mode RSS news reader.
http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/ || snownews
http://kde.org/applications/internet/akregator/ || kdepim-akregator
  • Blam — Simple newsreader for GNOME written in C Sharp.
https://git.gnome.org/browse/blam || blam
  • BlogBridge — Excellent Java-based aggregator, which gives users the option to synchronize their feeds across multiple computers.
http://blogbridge.com || blogbridgeAUR
  • Liferea — GTK+ news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs.
http://liferea.sourceforge.net || liferea
  • RSS Guard — Very tiny RSS and ATOM news reader developed using Qt framework.
https://bitbucket.org/skunkos/rssguard || rssguardAUR
  • 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
  • Thunderbird — Email client from Mozilla which also functions as a pretty nice news aggregator.
http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/ || 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
  • Urssus — Cross platform GUI news aggregator.
https://code.google.com/p/urssus/ || urssusAUR
  • QuiteRSS — RSS/Atom feed reader written on Qt/С++.
http://quiterss.org/ || quiterssAUR

Podcast clients

  • gPodder — A podcast client and feed aggregator (GTK+ and CLI interface).
http://gpodder.org/ || gpodder3AUR
  • Marrie — A simple podcast client that runs on the Command Line Interface.
https://github.com/rafaelmartins/marrie/ || marrie-gitAUR

Usenet newsreaders & newsgrabbers

Some email clients also support NNTP. This section mainly lists NNTP-only client.

See also: Wikipedia:List_of_Usenet_newsreaders, Wikipedia:Comparison_of_Usenet_newsreaders.

  • nn — Alternative more user-friendly(curses-based) Usenet newsreader for UNIX.
http://www.nndev.org/ || nnAUR
  • NZBGet — CLI Utility to grab Usenet binary file using .nzb files.
http://nzbget.sourceforge.net/ || nzbget
  • pan — A GTK2 Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries.
http://pan.rebelbase.com/ || panAUR
  • slrn — An open source text-based news client.
http://www.slrn.org/ || slrn
  • tin — A cross-platform threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader.
http://tin.org/ || tinAUR
  • trn — A text-based Threaded Usenet newsreader.
http://trn.sourceforge.net/ || trnAUR
  • XPN — A graphical newsreader use PyGTK.
http://xpn.altervista.org/index-en.html || xpnAUR
  • xrn — Usenet newsreader for X Window System.
http://www.mit.edu/people/jik/software/xrn.html || xrnAUR

Blog software

See also Wikipedia:Blog software and Wikipedia:List of content management systems.

  • Wordpress — An easy to setup and administer FLOSS content management system featuring a strong and vibrant community with thousands of plugins and themes.
http://wordpress.org/ || wordpress
  • Drupal — An open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It is built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
http://drupal.org/ || drupal
  • 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.
http://nanoblogger.sourceforge.net/ || nanoblogger
  • Jekyll — A static blog engine, written in Ruby, which supports Markdown, textile and other formats.
http://jekyllrb.com/ || ruby-jekyllAUR

Microblogging clients

See also Wikipedia:List of Twitter services and applications.

  • Birdie — A beautiful Twitter client for GNU/Linux.
http://birdieapp.github.io/ || birdieAUR
  • Choqok — Microblogging client for KDE that supports Twitter.com, Identi.ca and opendesktop.org services.
http://choqok.gnufolks.org/ || choqok
  • Corebird — Native Gtk+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop.
http://corebird.baedert.org/ || corebird-gitAUR
  • Gwibber — GTK-based microblogging client with support for Facebook, Identi.ca, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, Sina and Sohu.
http://gwibber.com/ || gwibberAUR
  • Hotot — Lightweight and open source microblogging client with support for Twitter and Identi.ca and integration with various image sharing services and URL shorteners.
http://hotot.org || hototAUR
  • Pino — Simple and fast client for Twitter and Identi.ca written in Vala.
http://pino-app.appspot.com/ || pinoAUR
  • Polly — Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts.
https://launchpad.net/polly/ || pollyAUR
  • Qwit — Cross-platform client for Twitter using the Qt toolkit.
http://code.google.com/p/qwit/ || qwitAUR
  • ttytter — Easily scriptable twitter client written in Perl.
http://www.floodgap.com/software/ttytter/ || ttytter
  • Turpial — Multi-interface Twitter client written in Python.
http://turpial.org.ve/ || turpial-gitAUR
  • tyrs — Simple client for Twitter and Identi.ca supporting virtually all its features with nice console UI (unmaintained).
http://tyrs.nicosphere.net/ || tyrsAUR
  • turses — Twitter client for the console based off tyrsAUR with major improvements.
http://turses.rtfd.org/ || tursesAUR

Pastebin clients

See also Wikipedia:Pastebin.

Pastebin services are often used to paste information into IRC channels to help with troubleshooting. There are services for both text (e.g. bpaste.net, pastie.org, codepad.org) and images (e.g. imgur.com, picpaste.com). Pastebin clients allow you to post directy from the cli without using a web browser.

Tip: The sprunge and ix pastebins can be accessed directly via curl, which should return a link to the paste:
<command> | curl -F 'sprunge=<-' http://sprunge.us

<command> 2>&1 | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
There is also a sprunge plugin for oh-my-zsh (a configuration tool for the Zsh command shell).
Warning: Do not use pastebin.com. It appears to be the most popular site but it is slow, full of adverts, formats the text badly (it will mess up your code) and many people can not even open the site due to aggressive spam filters.
  • codepad-git — A codepad.org pastebin client written in python.
http://www.codepad.org || codepad-gitAUR
  • 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.
https://github.com/sudokode/elmer || elmerAUR
http://paste.xinu.at || fb-client
http://github.com/defunkt/gist || gistAUR
http://hackage.haskell.org/package/haste || ruby-hasteAUR ruby-haste-gitAUR
  • Hg-paste — Pastebin extension for Mercurial which can send diffs to various pastebin websites for easy sharing. Servers: dpaste.com and dpaste.org.
http://bitbucket.org/sjl/hg-paste || hg-pasteAUR
  • imgur — A CLI client which can upload image to imgur.com image sharing service.
http://imgur.com/apps || imgurAUR
  • Ix — Client for the ix.io pastebin.
http://ix.io || ix
  • Npaste-client — Client for the npaste.de pastebin.
http://npaste.de || npaste-clientAUR
http://launchpad.net/pastebinit || pastebinit
  • Uppity — The pastebin client with an attitude.
https://github.com/Kiwi/Uppity || uppity-gitAUR
http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2423 || vim-gistAUR
  • Vim-paster — Vim plugin to paste to any pastebin service using curl.
http://eugeneciurana.com/site.php?page=tools || vim-pasterAUR
http://wgetpaste.zlin.dk/ || wgetpaste


See the main article: Bitcoin.

  • Armory — Bitcoin client with features such as support for multiple wallets, importing keys and backups.
https://github.com/etotheipi/BitcoinArmory || armory-gitAUR
  • Bitcoin — Official tool to manage Bitcoins, a P2P currency.
http://bitcoin.org/ || bitcoin-daemon bitcoin-qt
  • Electrum — An easy to use Bitcoin client.
http://electrum.org/ || electrum
  • MultiBit — A lightweight Bitcoin desktop client powered by the BitCoinJ library.
https://multibit.org/ || multibit