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

BitTorrent Clients



  • aria2 — A 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. || aria2
  • Deluge — A user-friendly BitTorrent client written in PyGTK that can run as a daemon. || deluge
  • MLDonkey — A multi-protocol P2P client that supports BitTorrent, HTTP, FTP, eDonkey and Direct Connect. || mldonkey
  • rTorrent — A simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client. || rtorrent
  • Transmission — A simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends. || transmission-cli transmission-remote-cliAUR transmission-remote-gtkAUR (remote clients work with the daemon in the -cli package)


  • KGet — A download manager for KDE that supports HTTP(S), FTP and BitTorrent. || kdenetwork-kget
  • KTorrent — A feature-rich BitTorrent client for KDE. || ktorrent
  • qBittorrent — An open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent. || qbittorrentAUR
  • QTorrent — A BitTorrent client written in PyQt. || qtorrent
  • Transmission — A simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with daemon version, GTK+, Qt GUI, web and CLI front-ends || transmission-gtk transmission-qt
  • Vuze — A feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus). || vuzeAUR

eDonkey Clients

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  • aMule — A well-known eDonkey/Kad client with a daemon version and GTK+, web, and CLI front-ends. || amule
  • KaMule — A KDE graphical front-end for aMule. || kamuleAUR




  • Armory — A Bitcoin client with with features such as support for multiple wallets, importing keys and backups. || armory-gitAUR
  • Bitcoin — The official tool to manage Bitcoins, a P2P currency. || bitcoin-daemon bitcoin-qt

Chat Clients


Multi-Protocol Clients



Many clients listed here (including Pidgin and all it's 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 — An ncurses-based chat client with support for the Zephyr, AIM, Jabber, IRC, and Twitter protocols. || barnowlAUR
  • Bitlbee — An IRC client that provides a gateway to popular chat networks (XMPP, MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ and Twitter). || bitlbee
  • CenterIM — A fork of CenterICQ, a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface. || centerim
  • Finch — An ncurses-based chat client that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols. || finch
  • naim — An ncurses chat client with support for AOL, ICQ, IRC and the Lily CMC. || naim
  • Carrier — A Pidgin fork providing minor GUI enhancements (formerly FunPidgin). || carrierAUR
  • Emesene — A PyGTK instant messenger for the Windows Live Messenger network, also compatible with Jabber, Facebook and Google Talk. || emesene || empathy
  • Galaxium Messenger — A messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop. || galaxiumAUR
  • Instantbird — A multi-protocol chat client using Mozilla's XUL and libpurple. || instantbirdAUR
  • Kopete — A user-friendly IM supporting AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and other IM networks. || kdenetwork-kopete
  • Telepathy — A KDE instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework. Meant as a replacement for Kopete. || kde-telepathy-meta
  • Licq — An instant messaging client for UNIX supporting multiple protocols (currently ICQ, MSN and Jabber). || licq
  • Pidgin — A multi-protocol instant messaging client. || pidgin
  • Pidgin Light — A light Pidgin version without GStreamer, Tcl/Tk or XScreenSaver support. || pidgin-lightAUR
  • qutIM — A simple and user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, Jabber, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging. || qutimAUR

Jabber/XMPP Clients


  • Freetalk — A console-based Jabber client. || freetalk
  • jabber.el — A minimal Jabber client for Emacs. || emacs-jabberAUR
  • MCabber — A small Jabber console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, OTR, and UTF8. || mcabber
  • Gajim — A Jabber client written in PyGTK. || gajim
  • Jabbim — A Jabber client written in PyQt. || jabbim-svnAUR
  • Psi — A Qt-based Jabber client. || psi
  • Psi+ — An enhanced version of the Psi Jabber client with many new features. || psi-plusAUR

MSN Clients

  • aMSN — A MSN client written in Tcl/Tk with webcam and conferencing support. || amsn
  • Emesene — A PyGTK MSN Messenger client. || emesene
  • KMess — A MSN Messenger client for Linux with support for custom emoticons, nudges, winks, file transfers and many others. || kmess

IRC Clients


  • BitchX — A console-based IRC client developed from the popular ircII. || ircii-pana
  • ERC — A powerful, modular, and extensible IRC client for Emacs. || erc-gitAUR
  • ii — A featherweight IRC client, literally tail -f the conversation and echo back your replies to a file. || iiAUR
  • Ircfs — A file system interface to IRC written in Limbo. || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Irssi — A highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client. || irssi
  • ScrollZ — An advanced IRC client based on ircII. || scrollzAUR
  • sic — An extremely simple IRC client, similar to ii. || sicAUR
  • WeeChat — A modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client. || weechat
Graphical || konversation
  • KVIrc — A Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support. || kvirc
  • Loqui — A GTK+ IRC client with only one dependency: GNet. || loquiAUR
  • LostIRC — A simple GTK+ IRC client with tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, logging and others. || lostircAUR
  • pcw — A frontend for ii that opens a new terminal for each channel. || pcw-hgAUR
  • Quassel — A modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client. || quassel
  • Smuxi — A cross-platform IRC client for the GNOME desktop inspired by Irssi. || smuxi
  • XChat — A GTK+-based IRC client that works on both Linux and Windows. || xchat


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  • Blink — A state of the art, easy to use SIP client. || blink-darcsAUR
  • Ekiga — A VoIP and video conferencing application with full SIP and H.323 support (formerly known as GNOME Meeting). || ekiga
  • Empathy — A GNOME instant messenger client using the Telepathy framework with SIP support (using the Sofia-SIP library). || empathy
  • iaxComm — An open source softphone for the Asterisk PBX (using the IAX protocol). || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Jitsi — An audio/video SIP VoIP phone and instant messenger written in Java (formerly SIP-Communicator). || jitsiAUR
  • Kiax — A Qt-based IAX/2 Softphone. || kiaxAUR
  • KPhone — A Qt SIP User Agent with voice, video and text messaging support. || not packaged? search in AUR
  • Linphone — An VoIP phone application that allows you to to communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging. || linphone
  • Minisip — A SIP User Agent with focus on security (supports TLS, end-to-end security, SRTP, MIKEY (DH, PSK, PKE)). || minisip-svnAUR
  • Mumble — A voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak. || mumble
  • Psi — A Qt-based Jabber client which supports video conferencing (since version 0.13). || psi psi-plusAUR
  • QuteCom — A 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) || qutecomAUR
  • SFLPhone — An open-source SIP/IAX2 compatible softphone with PulseAudio support. || sflphoneAUR
  • Skype — A popular P2P application for high-quality voice communication. || skype
  • TeamSpeak — A proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience. || teamspeakAUR
  • Twinkle — A Qt softphone for VoIP and IM communication using SIP. || twinkleAUR
  • X-Lite — A proprietary freeware VoIP soft phone that uses SIP. || xlite_binAUR
  • Zfone — A softphone application for secure voice communication over the Internet (VoIP), using the ZRTP protocol. || zfoneAUR


  • Gladstone — An educational ITU-T G.729 compliant codec with a GStreamer plugin. || gladstone-drizztbsd-gitAUR
  • SIPp — An open source test tool and traffic generator for the SIP protocol. || sippAUR
  • Sipsak — A small command-line tool for developers and administrators of SIP applications. || sipsakAUR

Pastebin Clients

Template:Wikipedia Pastebin services are often used to paste information into IRC channels to help with troubleshooting. There are services for both text (e.g.,, and images (e.g., Pastebin clients allow you to post directy from the cli without using a web browser.

Tip: The sprunge pastebin can be accessed directly via curl:
<command> | curl -F 'sprunge=<-'
There is also a sprunge plugin for oh-my-zsh (a configuration tool for the Zsh command shell).
Warning: Do not use 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. || curlpaste || elmerAUR || fb-client
  • Gist — A command-line interface for the pastebin service. || gistAUR || hasteAUR
  • Hg-paste — A pastebin extension for Mercurial which can send diffs to various pastebin websites for easy sharing. Servers: and || hg-pasteAUR
  • Ix — A client for the pastebin. || ix
  • Npaste-client — A client for the pastebin. || npaste-clientAUR || pastebinitAUR || vim-gist
  • Vim-paster — A Vim plugin to paste to any pastebin service using curl. || vim-pasterAUR || wgetpaste

Email clients



  • Alpine — A fast, easy-to-use and Apache-licensed email client based on Pine. || alpine
  • Gnus — An email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs. || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • Heirloom mailx — A full-featured command-line Mail User Agent derived from Berkeley Mail. || heirloom-mailx
  • mu/mu4e — An email indexer (mu) and client for emacs (mu4e). Xapian based for fast searches. || muAUR
  • Mutt — A 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 — An email client and news reader for Emacs. || wanderlust


  • Balsa — A simple and light email client that is part of the Gnome project. || balsa
  • Claws Mail — A lightweight GTK+-based email client and news reader. || claws-mail
  • Evolution — A mature and feature-rich e-mail client used in GNOME by default. || evolution
  • Geary — A simple desktop mail client built in Vala. || gearyAUR
  • Kmail — A mature and feature-rich email client part of the KDE project. || kdepim-kmail
  • Manitou Mail — A database-driven email system. || manitou-mdxAUR manitou-uiAUR
  • Sylpheed — A lightweight and user-friendly GTK+ email client. || sylpheed
  • Thunderbird — A feature-rich email client from Mozilla written in GTK+. || thunderbird
  • Trojitá — A Qt IMAP email client. || trojitaAUR

Network Managers

  • netcfg — A simple and robust network configuration application that uses profile scripts. || netcfg
  • NetworkManager — A manager that provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection with configuration and automatic connection. || networkmanager
  • Wicd — A wireless and wired connection manager with few dependencies and GTK+, KDE and command-line interfaces. || wicd

News Aggregators



  • Canto — A ncurses RSS aggregator || cantoAUR
  • Gnus — An email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs. || emacs-gnus-gitAUR
  • Newsbeuter — An ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to the Mutt email client. || newsbeuter
  • Rawdog — An "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in chronological order. || rawdogAUR
  • Snownews — A text mode RSS news reader. || snownews


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

Web Browsers



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


  • Abaco — A multi-page graphical web browser for the Plan 9 OS. || abacoAUR
  • Arora — A cross-platform web browser built using QtWebKit. || arora
  • Chromium — A web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework, the open source project behind Google Chrome. || chromium
  • Conkeror — A highly programmable web browser, with Emacs-like keybindings, based on Mozilla's XULRunner. || conkeror-gitAUR
  • Dillo — A small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK. || dillo
  • dwb — A lightweight, highly customizable web browser based on the WebKit engine with vi-like shortcuts and tiling layouts. || dwb
  • Epiphany — A browser which uses the WebKit rendering engine, the Gnome default. || epiphany
  • Firefox — An extensible GTK+ browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering. || 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, based on GTK+ and Gecko. || kazehakaseAUR
  • Konqueror — A web browser based on Qt and KHTML, part of the KDE desktop || kdebase-konqueror
  • Luakit — A 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. || luakit
  • Midori — A lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit. || midori
  • NetSurf — A featherweight browser written in C, notable for its lack of JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own custom rendering engine. || netsurf
  • Opera — A 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
  • 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 — A lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file). || surf-hgAUR
  • Uzbl — A group of 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 and uses the GTK+ bindings. || vimprobable-gitAUR

Microblogging Clients


  • Choqok — A microblogging client for KDE that supports, and services. || choqok
  • Gwibber — A GTK+-based microblogging client with support for Twitter,, StatusNet, Facebook, FriendFeed, Digg, Flikr and Qaiku. || gwibber
  • Hotot — A lightweight and open source microblogging client with support for Twitter and and integration with various image sharing services and URL shorteners. || hototAUR
  • Pino — A simple and fast client for Twitter and written in Vala. || pinoAUR
  • Polly — Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts. || pollyAUR
  • Qwit — A cross-platform client for Twitter using the Qt toolkit. || qwitAUR
  • tyrs — A simple client for for Twitter and supporting virtually all its features with nice console UI. || tyrsAUR


FTP Clients


  • CurlFtpFS — A filesystem for acessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. || curlftpfs
  • FatRat — A download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, RapidShare and more. || fatrat
  • FileZilla — A fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client. || filezilla
  • fuseftp — An FTP filesystem written in Perl, using FUSE. || fuseftpAUR
  • gFTP — A multithreaded FTP client for Linux. || gftp
  • LFTP — A sophisticated command-line FTP client. || lftp
  • tnftp — A FTP client with several advanced features for NetBSD. || tnftp

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

FTP Servers

  • vsftpd — lightweight, stable and secure FTP server for UNIX-like systems. || vsftpd
  • Pure-FTPd — A free (BSD-licensed), secure, production-quality and standard-compliant FTP server. || pure-ftpdAUR