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=== Web browsers ===
=== Web browsers ===

Revision as of 13:55, 17 February 2016

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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://01.org/connman || 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.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager || networkmanager
  • systemd-networkd — Native systemd daemon that manages network configuration. It includes support for basic network configuration through udev. 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.
https://launchpad.net/wicd || wicd

VPN clients

http://www.infradead.org/openconnect/ || openconnect
  • PPTPClient — To connect to PPTP VPNs, like Microsoft VPNs (MPPE).
http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/ || pptpclient

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



See also Wikipedia:Gecko (software).

http://repo.or.cz/w/conkeror.git/ || conkeror-gitAUR
  • Firefox — Extensible browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering.
https://mozilla.com/firefox || firefox
  • Seamonkey — Continuation of the Mozilla Internet Suite.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkey
Firefox forks
Warning: The following browsers are third-party builds of Firefox. Please direct any support requests to their respective creators.
  • GNU IceCat — Web browser 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/ || icecatAUR
  • Iceweasel — Fork of Firefox developed by Debian Linux. The main difference is that it does not include any trademarked Mozilla artwork. See glandium for more information on Iceweasel's existence.
https://wiki.debian.org/Iceweasel || iceweaselAUR
  • Pale Moon — Fork based on Firefox, using a Firefox 3+ interface through selective use of add-ons. Firefox add-ons may not be compatible. [1] Compiled for SSE2, with disabled optional code and no support for newer Firefox features such as cache2, e10s, and OTMC.
http://www.palemoon.org/ || palemoon-binAUR

See also Wikipedia:Blink (layout engine).

  • Brave — Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default.
https://www.brave.com/ || braveAUR
  • Chromium — Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome.
http://www.chromium.org/ || chromium
  • Liri — A minimalistic material design web browser written for Papyros.
http://liriproject.me/browser || liri-browserAUR
  • Opera — Highly customizable browser with focuses on an adherence to web rendering standards.
http://opera.com || opera
  • Quill — A simple web browser that hopefully won't leave you asking "Why is the RAM gone?".
https://bitbucket.org/xiannox/quill || quill-gitAUR
  • Vivaldi — An advanced browser made with the power user in mind.
https://vivaldi.com/ || vivaldiAUR
  • Yandex.Browser — Combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
http://browser.yandex.ru/beta/ || yandex-browserAUR

See also Wikipedia:Webkit.

  • Arora — Cross-platform web browser built using QtWebKit. Development stopped in January 2012.
https://github.com/arora/arora || arora-gitAUR
  • dwb — Lightweight, highly customizable web browser based on the WebKit engine with vi-like shortcuts and tiling layouts. As of October 2014 dwb is unmaintained.
http://portix.bitbucket.org/dwb/ || dwb
  • GNOME Web — Browser which uses the WebKitGTK+ rendering engine, part of gnome.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Web/ || epiphany
  • Jumanji — Highly customizable and functional web browser.
http://pwmt.org/projects/jumanji || jumanji-gitAUR
  • 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
  • Maxthon — A browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
http://www.maxthon.cn/ || maxthon-browserAUR
  • Midori — Lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit.
http://midori-browser.org/ || 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
  • qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and QtWebKit.
https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser || qutebrowser
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • SlimBoat — Fast, free secure and powerful web browser based on QtWebkit.
http://www.slimboat.com/ || slimboatAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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 (formerly known as xxxterm) — 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Dillo — Small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK.
http://dillo.org/ || dillo
http://konqueror.org/ || kdebase-konqueror
  • NetSurf — Featherweight browser written in C, notable for its slowly developing JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own custom rendering engine.
http://netsurf-browser.org || netsurf

File sharing


FTP clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of FTP client software.

  • CurlFtpFS — Filesystem for accessing 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-gitAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • gFTP — Multithreaded FTP client for Linux.
http://gftp.seul.org/ || gftp
  • LFTP — Sophisticated command-line FTP client.
http://lftp.yar.ru/ || lftp
  • LftpFS — Read-only filesystem based on lftp (also supports HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS, FTPS and proxies).
http://lftpfs.sourceforge.net/ || lftpfsAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • ncftp — A set of free application programs implementing FTP.
http://www.ncftp.com/ || ncftp
  • tnftp — FTP client with several advanced features for NetBSD.
http://freecode.com/projects/tnftp || tnftp

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

FTP servers
  • bftpd — Small, easy-to-configure FTP server
http://bftpd.sourceforge.net/ || bftpd
  • 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
  • Ctorrent — CTorrent is a BitTorrent client implemented in C++ to be lightweight and quick.
http://www.rahul.net/dholmes/ctorrent/ || enhanced-ctorrentAUR
  • 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.
https://rakshasa.github.io/rtorrent/ || 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-gitAUR
  • qBittorrent — Open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent.
http://www.qbittorrent.org/ || qbittorrent
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vuze Plus Extreme Mod — A modded version of the Vuze BitTorrent client with multiple spoofing capabilities.
http://www.sb-innovation.de/f41/vuze-extreme-mod-sb-innovation-5-6-1-3-a-32315/ || vuze-extreme-modAUR

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.
http://www.amule.org/ || amule
  • KaMule — KDE graphical front-end for aMule.
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=150270 || kamuleAUR
  • MlDonkey — A multi-network P2P client.
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || mldonkey
  • 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.
https://www.send-anywhere.com || sendanywhereAUR
  • Sharelin — Gnutella2 only client with a web UI.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/sharelin || sharelinAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Video downloaders

  • youtube-dl — Download videos from YouTube and many other platforms.
http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl || youtube-dl
  • You-Get — Dumb downloader that scrapes the web.
https://you-get.org/ || you-get


Email clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of e-mail clients.

  • alot — An experimental terminal MUA based on notmuch mail. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit.
https://github.com/pazz/alot || alotAUR
  • Alpine — Fast, easy-to-use and Apache-licensed email client based on Pine.
http://patches.freeiz.com/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.
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
  • nmh — A modular mail handling system.
http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/ || nmhAUR nmh-gitAUR
  • notmuch — A fast mail indexer built on top of xapian.
http://notmuchmail.org/ || notmuch notmuch-vim notmuch-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
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution || evolution
  • FossaMail — FossaMail is a Mozilla Thunderbird-based mail, news and chat client by the Pale Moon developers.
http://www.fossamail.org || fossamail-binAUR
  • 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/ || kmail
  • Manitou Mail — Database-driven email system.
http://www.manitou-mail.org/ || manitou-mdxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] manitou-uiAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • N1 — A new mail client, built on the modern web and designed to be extended.
https://www.nylas.com/N1/ || n1AUR
  • 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. Only supports one IMAP account.
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.

IRC clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients.

Note: Most web browsers and many IM clients also support IRC.
  • 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/ || included with emacs
  • 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 || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client.
http://irssi.org/ || irssi
  • ScrollZ — Advanced IRC client based on ircII.
http://www.scrollz.info/ || 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Polari — Simple IRC client by the GNOME project.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Polari/ || polari
  • 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
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
  • Poezio — XMPP client with IRC feeling
https://poez.io/ || poezioAUR
  • xmpp-client — A minimalist XMPP client with OTR support.
https://github.com/agl/xmpp-client || go-xmpp-clientAUR
Graphical clients
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK.
https://gajim.org/ || gajim
  • Jabbim — Jabber client written in PyQt.
http://www.jabbim.com/ || jabbim-svnAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Psi — Qt-based Jabber client which supports video conferencing (since version 0.13).
http://psi-im.org/ || psi psimedia
  • Psi+ — Enhanced version of the Psi Jabber client with many new features.
http://psi-plus.com/ || 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Openfire — An XMPP IM multiplatform server written in Java
http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/ || openfire
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
  • Tox — Tox is a distributed, secure messenger with audio and video chat capabilities.
https://tox.chat/ || see Tox
  • Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly FunPidgin).
http://funpidgin.sourceforge.net/ || carrierAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Emesene — PyGTK instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network, also compatible with Jabber, Facebook and Google Talk.
http://emesene.org/ || emeseneAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Empathy || empathy
  • Galaxium Messenger — Messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop.
https://code.google.com/p/galaxium/ || galaxiumAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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/ || telepathy-kde-meta
  • Licq — Instant messaging client for UNIX supporting multiple protocols (currently ICQ, MSN and Jabber).
http://www.licq.org || licq
  • Mikutter — An open-source Twitter client using GTK+ and Ruby.
http://mikutter.hachune.net/ || mikutterAUR mikutter-gitAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
Lan messengers

See also: Comparison of LAN messengers.

  • iptux — Lan communication software, compatible with IP Messenger.
https://github.com/iptux-src/iptux || iptuxAUR

VoIP / Softphone

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

Note: Some IM clients also offer voice and video communication
  • Blink — State of the art, easy to use SIP client.
http://www.icanblink.com/ || blink-darcsAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Empathy || empathy
  • Jitsi — Audio/video SIP VoIP phone and instant messenger written in Java (formerly SIP-Communicator).
https://jitsi.org/ || jitsiAUR
  • KPhone — Qt SIP User Agent with voice, video and text messaging support.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kphone/ || not packaged? search in 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/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Kiax — Qt-based IAX/2 Softphone.
http://www.forschung-direkt.eu/projects/kiax2/ || kiaxAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Skype — Popular but proprietary application for high-quality voice communication.
http://www.skype.com/ || skype
  • Hangups — A third-party instant messaging client for Google Hangouts
https://github.com/tdryer/hangups || hangups-gitAUR
  • Mumble — Voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ || mumble
  • TeamSpeak — Proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience.
http://www.teamspeak.com/ || teamspeak3
  • Ring — Open-source SIP/IAX2 compatible softphone with PulseAudio support (formerly known as SFLphone).
http://ring.cx/ || ring-daemonAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Speech recognition

See Speech recognition#List of speech recognition applications.

News, RSS, and blogs

News aggregators

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of feed aggregators.

  • Canto — Ncurses RSS aggregator.
http://codezen.org/canto/ || canto-next-gitAUR
  • 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 || rawdog
  • Snownews — Text mode RSS news reader.
http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/ || snownews
http://kde.org/applications/internet/akregator/ || akregator
  • Blam — Simple newsreader for GNOME written in C Sharp.
https://git.gnome.org/browse/blam || blam
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
  • Greg — A command-line podcast aggregator.
https://github.com/manolomartinez/greg || greg-gitAUR
  • Marrie — A simple podcast client that runs on the Command Line Interface.
https://github.com/rafaelmartins/marrie/ || marrie-gitAUR
  • PodCastXDL — A simple podcast Downloader for the terminal.
https://github.com/levi0x0/PodCastXDL || podcastxdl-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Vocal — Simple Podcast Client for the Modern Desktop (GTK+).
https://launchpad.net/vocal || vocal-bzrAUR

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.

  • lottanzb — A SABnzbd+ (Usenet binary downloader) GUI front-end written in PyGTK
http://www.lottanzb.org/ || lottanzbAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Ghost — Blogging platform written in JavaScript and distributed under the MIT License, designed to simplify the process of online publishing for individual bloggers as well as online publications.
https://ghost.org/ || ghostAUR
  • Hexo — A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.
http://hexo.io || nodejs-hexoAUR
  • Jekyll — A static blog engine, written in Ruby, which supports Markdown, textile and other formats.
http://jekyllrb.com/ || ruby-jekyllAUR
  • 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
  • Nikola — A static site generator written in Python, with incremental rebuilds and multiple markup formats.
https://getnikola.com/ || python-nikolaAUR
  • Pelican — A static site generator, powered by Python.
http://docs.getpelican.com/en/3.5.0/ || pelican
  • 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

Microblogging clients

See also Wikipedia:List of Twitter services and applications.

http://birdieapp.github.io/ || birdieAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Choqok — Microblogging client for KDE that supports Twitter.com, Pump.io, GNU social 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Hotot — Lightweight and open source microblogging client with support for Twitter and Identi.ca and integration with various image sharing services and URL shorteners (discontinued).
http://hotot.org || hototAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Pino — Simple and fast client for Twitter and Identi.ca written in Vala.
http://pino-app.appspot.com/ || pinoAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Polly — Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts.
https://launchpad.net/polly/ || pollyAUR
  • Pumpa — Pump.io client written in C++ and Qt.
https://pumpa.branchable.com/ || pumpa-gitAUR
  • Qwit — Cross-platform client for Twitter using the Qt toolkit.
http://code.google.com/p/qwit/ || qwitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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
http://turses.rtfd.org/ || tursesAUR

Pastebin clients

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.

Tip: You can access the ptpb.pw, sprunge.us and ix.io pastebins using curl. For example pipe the output of a command to ptpb:
command | curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw 
or upload a file (including images):
curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw < file
Note: pastebin.com is blocked for some people and has a history of annoying issues (javascript, adverts, poor formatting, etc).
  • codepad-git — A codepad.org pastebin client written in python.
https://github.com/kevr/codepad || codepad-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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 || gist
http://hackage.haskell.org/package/haste || hasteAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • 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 || ixAUR
  • Npaste-client — Client for the npaste.de pastebin.
http://npaste.de || npaste-clientAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
http://launchpad.net/pastebinit || pastebinit
  • paste-binouse — C++ standalone pastebin web server
https://github.com/abique/paste-binouse || paste-binouseAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • pb — A very fast, lightweight pastebin and general file uploader written in python with a ton of features.
https://ptpb.pw || ptpbAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
https://github.com/seejohnrun/haste-client || ruby-hasteAUR ruby-haste-gitAUR
  • 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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
  • Vim-paster — Vim plugin to paste to any pastebin service using curl.
http://eugeneciurana.com/site.php?page=tools || vim-pasterAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]
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


  • LimeSurvey — An open source on-line survey application. As a web server-based software it enables users to develop and publish on-line surveys, and collect responses, with no programming.
https://www.limesurvey.org/ || limesurveyAUR