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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 || aria2
  • MLDonkey — multi-protocol P2P client supporting BitTorrent || mldonkey
  • Deluge — user-friendly BitTorrent client written in Python and wrapped with PyGTK || deluge
  • rTorrent — simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client || rtorrent
  • Transmission — simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends || transmission-cli


  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus) || vuzeAUR
  • KTorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client developed using Qt || ktorrent
  • qBittorrent — The closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent || qbittorrentAUR
  • Transmission — simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends || 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 || amule



  • Bitcoin — A tool to manage bitcoins, a p2p currency.
Official website : || 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 || finch
  • BarnOwl — chat client for the AIM, IRC, Jabber, and Zephyr protocols || barnowlAUR
  • Bitlbee — way to use other IM to your IRC client || bitlbee
  • CenterIM — Fork of CenterICQ, text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface || centerim
  • Pidgin — multi-protocol instant messaging client || pidgin
  • Pidgin Light — light Pidgin version without gstreamer, tcl, tk, xscreensaver support || pidgin-lightAUR
  • Carrier — Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly funpidgin) || carrierAUR
  • Instantbird — multiprotocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple. || instantbirdAUR
  • Emesene — Python/GTK+ instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network, compatible also with Jabber, Facebook and Google Talk || emesene || empathy
  • Kopete — user-friendly IM supporting AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more IM networks || kdenetwork-kopete
  • qutIM — simple user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, Jabber, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging || qutimAUR
  • Galaxium Messenger — messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop || galaxiumAUR

IRC Clients


  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client || irssi
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client || weechat
  • ii — featherweight IRC client, literally `tail -f` the convo and `echo` back your replies || iiAUR
  • ERC — powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs || erc-gitAUR
  • Ircfs — file system interface to irc written in Limbo || not available
  • IrcII — console-based IRC client - AKA BitchX || ircii-pana
  • sic — extremely simple IRC client || sicAUR
  • ScrollZ — An advanced IRC client based on ircII || scrollzAUR
Graphical || konversation
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support || kvirc
  • Loqui — A GTK IRC client with only one dependency || loquiAUR
  • LostIRC — A simple GTK+ IRC client || lostircAUR
  • Smuxi — A cross-platform IRC client for the GNOME desktop inspired by Irssi || smuxiAUR
  • XChat — GTK-based IRC client || xchat
  • pcw — A frontend for ii that opens a new terminal for each channel (depends on srw by default) || pcw-hgAUR

Jabber/XMPP Clients


  • Freetalk — A console based Jabber client || freetalk
  • jabber.el — A minimal jabber client for emacs || emacs-jabberAUR
  • MCabber — small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, and UTF8 || mcabber
  • Gajim — Jabber client written in PyGTK || gajim
  • Psi — A Qt based Jabber client || psi
  • Psi+ — enhanced version of Psi Jabber client || psi-plusAUR

MSN Clients

  • aMSN — MSN client written in Tcl/Tk || amsn
  • Emesene — A pygtk MSN Messenger client || emesene
  • KMess — KMess is a MSN Messenger client for Linux || 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) || alpine
  • Gnus — mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs. || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • heirloom-mailx — A full-featured command-line MUA derived from Berkeley Mail. || heirloom-mailx
  • Mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client. || mutt
  • Sup — A CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and gmail like operation. || supAUR || wanderlust


  • Balsa — A simple light email client. Part of the Gnome project || balsa || claws-mail
  • Evolution — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default || evolution
  • Kmail — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client part of the KDE project || kmail
  • Postler — simple desktop mail client built in vala. || postlerAUR
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client (GTK) || sylpheedAUR || thunderbird

Network Managers

  • netcfg — Network configuration and profile scripts || 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. || wicd
  • NetworkManager — provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection and configuration allowing automatic connection to a network. || networkmanager

News Aggregators



  • Newsbeuter — A ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to mutt. Does not use the traditional 3 panes setup || newsbeuter
  • Snownews — Text mode RSS newsreader || 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 || rawdogAUR
  • Gnus — A mail, nntp, rss client for Emacs || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • Canto — A ncurses RSS aggregator || cantoAUR


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

Web Browsers



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


  • Abaco — A multi-page graphical web browser || abacoAUR
  • Arora — A cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit || arora
  • Conkeror — A highly programmable web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner || 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 || chromium
  • Dillo — A small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK || dillo
  • Epiphany — The default GNOME browser, which uses the webkit rendering engine || epiphany || firefox
  • Hv3 — A minimalist web browser based on tkhtml3 || hv3AUR
  • Jumanji — A highly customizable and functional web browser || jumanjiAUR
  • Kazehakase — A much lighter, but rather feature-lacking alternative to other browsers (GTK2 and Gecko) || kazehakaseAUR
  • dwb — A lightweight web browser based on the webkit engine. Highly customizable, with vi-like shortcuts and tiling layouts. || dwbAUR
  • Konqueror — Qt- and KHTML-based browser. A part of the KDE desktop || 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 || luakit
  • Midori — A lightweight web browser based on Gtk and WebKit. Passes the ACID3 test || midori
  • NetSurf — A featherweight browser written in C. Notable is its lack of JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own custom rendering engine || netsurf
  • Opera — Highly customizable browser with focuses on an adherence to web rendering standards || opera
  • QupZilla — A new and very fast open source browser based on WebKit core, written in Qt framework. || qupzilla-gitAUR
  • Rekonq — A WebKit based web browser for KDE || rekonq
  • Sb — A very lightweight webkit-based browser that uses keybindings to perform most things the URL bar would usually do || 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) || surf-hgAUR
  • Uzbl — Web interface tools which adhere to the unix philosophy || 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) || vimprobable-gitAUR

Microblogging Clients

  • Pino — simple and fast X11 client for Twitter and 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 || 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 || gwibber
  • Hotot — lightweight & open source Microblogging Client, coding using Python language and designed for Linux || hototAUR
  • tyrs — simple client for for Twitter and supporting virtually all its features with nice console UI || tyrsAUR

FTP Clients


  • Filezilla — Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client || filezilla
  • curlftp — A filesystem for acessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. || curlftpfs
  • fuseftp — FTP filesystem written in Perl, using FUSE || fuseftpAUR
  • lftp — Sophisticated command line based FTP client || lftp
  • gftp — A multithreaded ftp client for X || gftp
  • tnftpNetBSD FTP client with several advanced features || tnftp

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