List of applications/Internet
- 1 Internet
- 1.1 Network connection
- 1.2 Web browsers
- 1.2.1 Console
- 1.2.2 Graphical
- 220.127.116.11 Gecko-based
- 18.104.22.168 Blink-based
- 22.214.171.124 WebKit-based
- 126.96.36.199 Other
- 1.3 Web servers
- 1.4 File sharing
- 1.5 Communication
- 1.5.1 Email clients
- 1.5.2 Mail servers
- 1.5.3 Mail retrieval agents
- 1.5.4 Instant messaging clients
- 188.8.131.52 Multi-protocol clients
- 184.108.40.206 IRC clients
- 220.127.116.11 XMPP clients
- 18.104.22.168 SIP clients
- 22.214.171.124 Matrix clients
- 126.96.36.199 Tox clients
- 188.8.131.52 Serverless (decentralized) clients
- 184.108.40.206 Other IM clients
- 1.5.5 Instant messaging servers
- 1.5.6 Collaborative software
- 1.6 News, RSS, and blogs
- 1.7 Remote desktop
- ConnMan — Daemon for managing internet connections within embedded devices running the Linux operating system. Comes with a command-line client, plus Enlightenment, ncurses, GTK and Dmenu clients are available.
- dhclient — DHCP client from the Internet Systems Consortium.
- dhcpcd — RFC2131 compliant DHCP client daemon.
- netctl — Simple and robust tool to manage network connections via profiles. Intended for use with systemd.
- NetworkManager — Manager that provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection with configuration and automatic connection.
- https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager || CLI: , GUI:
- systemd-networkd — Native systemd daemon that manages network configuration. It includes support for basic network configuration through udev.
- Wicd — Wireless and wired connection manager with few dependencies. Comes with ncurses and GTK+ interfaces.
- https://launchpad.net/wicd || CLI: , GUI:
- Wifi Radar — WiFi Radar is a Python/PyGTK2 utility for managing wireless (and only wireless) profiles. It enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your preferred networks.
- wpa-cute — Is a graphical Qt wpa_supplicant front end to manage your wireless profiles only. It offer to change and add profiles or scan for networks and connect to them by WPS.
See also Network configuration#Network managers.
- Bitmask — Secured and encrypted communication using various service providers
- https://bitmask.net/ || AUR
- Libreswan — A free software implementation of the most widely supported and standarized VPN protocol based on ("IPsec") and the Internet Key Exchange ("IKE").
- https://libreswan.org/ || AUR
- NetworkManager — Supports a variety of protocols (e.g. MS, Cisco, Fortinet) via a plugin system.
- OpenConnect — Supports Cisco and Juniper VPNs.
- Openswan — IPsec-based VPN Solution.
- https://www.openswan.org/ || AUR
- OpenVPN — To connect to OpenVPN VPNs.
- PPTP Client — To connect to PPTP VPNs, like Microsoft VPNs (MPPE). (insecure)
- strongSwan — IPsec-based VPN Solution.
- tinc — tinc is a free VPN daemon.
- Vpnc — To connect to Cisco 3000 VPN Concentrators.
- WireGuard — Next generation secure network tunnel.
- Dante — SOCKS server and SOCKS client, implementing RFC 1928 and related standards.
- Privoxy — Non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.
- Project V — Project V is a set of tools to help you build your own privacy network over internet.
- Shadowsocks — Secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic.
- https://www.shadowsocks.org/en/index.html || Python: , C: , Qt:
- Squid — Caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more.
- Tinyproxy — Lightweight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon.
- Trojan — An unidentifiable mechanism that helps you bypass GFW.
- Varnish — High-performance HTTP accelerator.
- Ziproxy — Forwarding (non-caching) compressing HTTP proxy server.
- Freenet — An encrypted network without censorship.
- https://freenetproject.org/ || AUR
- GNUnet — Framework for secure peer-to-peer networking.
- https://gnunet.org/ || CLI: , GUI:
- I2P — Distributed anonymous network.
- https://geti2p.net/ || AUR
- Lantern — Peer-to-peer internet censorship circumvention software.
- https://getlantern.org/ || AUR
- Tor — Anonymizing overlay network.
See also Wikipedia:Comparison of web browsers.
- ELinks — Advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser with mouse wheel scroll support (Links fork, barely supported since 2009).
- Links — Graphics and text mode web browser. Includes a console version similar to Lynx.
- Lynx — Text browser for the World Wide Web.
- w3m — Pager/text-based web browser. It has vim-like keybindings, and is able to display images.
See also Wikipedia:Gecko (software).
- Firefox — Extensible browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering.
- SeaMonkey — Continuation of the Mozilla Internet Suite.
- Cliqz — Firefox-based privacy aware web browser.
- https://cliqz.com/ || AUR or AUR
- Cyberfox — Fast and privacy oriented fork of Mozilla Firefox.
- Waterfox — Optimized fork of Mozilla Firefox, without data collection and allowing unsigned extensions and NPAPI plugins.
- GNU IceCat — A customized build of Firefox ESR 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/ || AUR or AUR
See also Wikipedia:Blink (web engine).
- Chromium — Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome.
Privacy-focused chromium spin-offs
- Inox — A privacy-focused patchset for Chromium, which disables Google services, proprietary features, prevents "calling home" and unhides all extensions.
- https://github.com/gcarq/inox-patchset || AUR or AUR
- https://iridiumbrowser.de/ || AUR
- Ungoogled Chromium — Modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency
Proprietary chromium spin-offs
- Google Chrome — Proprietary web browser developed by Google.
- Opera — Proprietary browser developed by Opera Software.
- Slimjet — Fast, smart and powerful proprietary browser based on Chromium.
- http://www.slimjet.com/ || AUR
- Vivaldi — An advanced proprietary browser made with the power user in mind.
- https://vivaldi.com/ || AUR
- Yandex Browser — Proprietary browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
- https://browser.yandex.com/ || AUR
Browsers based on qt5-webengine
- Crusta — Blazingly fast full feature web browser with unique features.
- http://crustabrowser.com/ || AUR
- Dooble — Colorful Web browser.
- Eric — QtWebEngine-based HTML browser, part of the eric6 development toolset, can be launched with the
- Falkon — Web browser based on QtWebEngine, written in Qt framework.
- Konqueror — Web browser based on Qt toolkit and Qt WebEngine (or KHTML layout engine), part of .
- Liri Browser — A minimalistic material design web browser written for Liri.
- Qt WebBrowser — Browser for embedded devices developed using the capabilities of Qt and Qt WebEngine.
Browsers based on electron/muon
- Beaker — Peer-to-peer web browser with tools to create and host websites. Based on the Electron platform.
- Brave — Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. Based on the Muon platform (fork of Electron).
- https://www.brave.com/ || AUR or AUR
- Min — A smarter, faster web browser based on the Electron platform.
See also Wikipedia:WebKit.
Browsers based on webkit2gtk
- Eolie — Simple web browser for GNOME.
- GNOME Web — Browser which uses the WebKitGTK+ rendering engine, part of .
- Lariza — A simple, experimental web browser using GTK+ 3, GLib and WebKit2GTK+.
- Luakit — Fast, small, webkit based browser framework extensible by Lua.
- https://luakit.github.io/ || AUR
- Midori — Lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit.
- Next — Keyboard-oriented, infinitely extensible browser.
- https://next.atlas.engineer/ || AUR
- Poseidon — Fast, minimal and lightweight browser, written in Python.
- surf — Lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file).
- Surfer — Simple keyboard based web browser, written in C.
- Uzbl — Group of web interface tools which adhere to the Unix philosophy.
- http://uzbl.org/ || AUR
- Vimb — A Vim-like web browser that is inspired by Pentadactyl and Vimprobable.
Browsers based on qt5-webkit
- Eric — QtWebKit-based HTML browser, part of the eric6 development toolset, can be launched with the
- OSPKit — Webkit based html browser for printing.
- Otter Browser — Browser aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5.
- https://otter-browser.org/ || AUR
- qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 with QtWebKit as an available backend.
- smtube — Application that allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos.
- WCGBrowser — A web browser for kiosk systems.
- Links — Graphics and text mode web browser. Includes a graphical X-window/framebuffer version with CSS, image rendering, pull-down menus. It can be launched with the
- Pale Moon — A Firefox fork focussing on speed, with a pre-Firefox 29 interface. Uses Goanna layout engine, a fork of Gecko. Firefox add-ons may not be compatible.  Without support for newer Firefox features such as cache2, e10s, and OTMC.
- http://www.palemoon.org/ || AUR or AUR
- Apache — A high performance Unix-based HTTP server.
- Caddy — HTTP/2 web server with automatic HTTPS.
- https://caddyserver.com/ || AUR
- Hiawatha — Secure and advanced web server.
- Lighttpd — A secure, fast, compliant and very flexible web-server.
- nginx — Lightweight HTTP server and IMAP/POP3 proxy server.
- sthttpd — Supported fork of the thttpd web server.
- yaws — Web server/framework written in Erlang.
Static web servers
- darkhttpd — A small and secure static web server, written in C, does not support HTTPS or Auth.
- KatWeb — A lightweight static web server and reverse proxy, written in Go, designed for the modern web.
- quark — An extremly small and simple http get-only web server. It only serves static pages on a single host.
- serve — Static file serving and directory listing.
- servy — A tiny little web server, single binary, written in Rust.
- Webfs — Simple and instant web server for mostly static content.
Specialized web servers
- Mongoose — Embedded web server library, supports WebSocket and MQTT.
- webhook — Small server for creating HTTP endpoints (hooks)
- Woof — An ad-hoc single file webserver; Web Offer One File.
- Gunicorn — A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX.
- uWSGI — A fast, self-healing and developer/sysadmin-friendly application container server written in C.
- Waitress — A WSGI server for Python 2 and 3.
Apache also supports WSGI with mod_wsgi.
- http_load — A webserver performance testing tool, runs in a single process.
- httperf — Can generate various HTTP workloads, written in C.
- vegeta — HTTP load testing tool, written in Go.
- Web Bench — Benchmarking tool, uses fork() for simulating multiple clients.
- aria2 — Lightweight download utility that supports HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. It can run as a daemon controlled via a built-in JSON-RPC or XML-RPC interface.
- Axel — Light command line download accelerator. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- cURL — An URL retrieval utility and library. Supports HTTP, FTP and SFTP.
- LFTP — Sophisticated file transfer program. Supports HTTP, FTP, SFTP, FISH, and BitTorrent.
- mps-youtube — Terminal based YouTube jukebox with playlist management. Plays audio/video through mplayer/mpv.
- Plowshare — A set of command-line tools designed for managing file-sharing websites (aka Hosters).
- RTMPDump — Download FLV videos through RTMP (Adobe's proprietary protocol for Flash video players)
- snarf — Command-line URL retrieval tool. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- Streamlink — Launch streams from various streaming services in a custom video player or save them to a file.
- Streamripper — Records and splits streaming mp3 into tracks.
- You-Get — Download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web.
- youtube-dl — Download videos from YouTube and many other web sites.
- youtube-viewer — Command line utility for viewing YouTube videos.
- Wget — A network utility to retrieve files from the Web. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- ClipGrab — Downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo and many other online video sites.
- FatRat — Qt based download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
- http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || AUR
- FreeRapid — Java-based downloader that supports downloading from file-sharing services.
- FrostWire — Easy to use cloud downloader, BitTorrent client and media player.
- http://www.frostwire.com/ || AUR
- gtk-youtube-viewer — GTK+ utility for viewing YouTube videos.
- Gwget — Download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- Gydl — GUI wrapper around the already existing youtube-dl program to download content from sites like YouTube.
- JDownloader — Java-based downloader for one-click hosting sites.
- http://jdownloader.org/ || AUR
- KGet — Download manager for KDE. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. Part of .
- Persepolis — Graphical front-end for aria2 download manager with lots of features. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- pyLoad — Downloader written in Python and designed to be extremely lightweight, easily extensible and fully manageable via web.
- Steadyflow — Simple download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
- Streamtuner2 — Internet radio station and video browser. It simply lists stations in categories from different directories and launches your preferred media apps for playback.
- uGet — GTK+ download manager featuring download classification and HTML import. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Metalink, YouTube and Mega.
- Xtreme Download Manager — Powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%. Supports HTTP and FTP. Video grabber works in a general way and is not limited to certain websites.
Cloud storage servers
- Cozy — A personal cloud you can hack, host and delete.
- Nextcloud — A cloud server to store your files centrally on a hardware controlled by you.
- Pydio — Mature open source web application for file sharing and synchronization.
- https://pydio.com/ || AUR
- Seafile — An online file storage and collaboration tool with advanced support for file syncing, privacy protection and teamwork.
- https://www.seafile.com/ || AUR
Cloud synchronization clients
- Some synchronization and backup programs provide direct support for some cloud-storage services.
- Some FUSE filesystems provide a way to mount cloud-storage as a filesystem. Google Drive can be accessed also by for GVFS-based applications (like Nautilus), and by for KIO-based applications (like Dolphin).
- See Disk encryption#Cloud-storage optimized to achieve zero-knowledge (client-side transparent encryption) storage on any third-party cloud service.
- aws-cli — CLI for Amazon Web Services, including efficient file transfers to and from Amazon S3.
- Backblaze B2 — Backblaze B2 open-source command-line client.
- CloudCross — Synchronize local files and folders with many cloud providers. Mail.ru Cloud, Yandex Disk, Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox support is available.
- Cozy Drive — Desktop client for Cozy.
- drive — Tiny program to pull or push Google Drive files.
- DriveSync — Command line utility that synchronizes your Google Drive files with a local folder on your machine.
- Dropbox — Proprietary desktop client for Dropbox.
- https://www.dropbox.com/ || AUR
- gdrive — Command line utility for interacting with Google Drive.
- Grive — Google Drive client with support for new Drive REST API and partial sync.
- hubiC — Proprietary synchronization client service and command line tools for hubiC.
- Insync — Unofficial proprietary Google Drive desktop client.
- https://www.insynchq.com/ || AUR
- Mail.ru Cloud — Proprietary client for Mail.ru Cloud storage service.
- https://cloud.mail.ru/ || AUR
- Mega Sync Client — Desktop client to sync files with Mega.
- https://mega.nz/ || AUR
- Megatools — Unofficial CLI for Mega.
- Nextcloud Client — Desktop client for Nextcloud.
- Nutstore — Desktop client for Nutstore.
- https://www.jianguoyun.com/ || AUR
- OneDrive — Unofficial CLI for OneDrive.
- ownCloud Desktop Client — Desktop syncing client for ownCloud.
- pCloud Drive — Proprietary desktop syncing client for pCloud. Based on the Electron platform.
- PydioSync — Desktop client for Pydio.
- https://pydio.com/ || AUR
- S3cmd — Unofficial CLI for Amazon S3.
- Seafile Client — GUI client for Seafile.
- https://www.seafile.com/ || AUR
- SpiderOak One — Proprietary client for SpiderOak One.
- https://spideroak.com/ || AUR
- Tresorit — Proprietary desktop syncing client for Tresorit.
- Yandex Disk — Proprietary CLI for Yandex Disk.
- https://disk.yandex.ru/ || AUR
- FileZilla — Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client.
- gFTP — Multithreaded FTP client for Linux.
- ftp — Simple ftp client provided by GNU Inetutils
- ncftp — A set of free application programs implementing FTP.
See also Wikipedia:List of FTP server software.
- bftpd — Small, easy-to-configure FTP server
- chezdav — WebDAV server that allows to share a particular directory.
- ftpd — Simple ftp server provided by GNU Inetutils
- proFTPd — A secure and configurable FTP server
- http://www.proftpd.org/ || AUR
- Pure-FTPd — Free (BSD-licensed), secure, production-quality and standard-compliant FTP server.
- SSH — SFTP is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.
- vsftpd — Lightweight, stable and secure FTP server for UNIX-like systems.
- btpd — The BitTorrent Protocol Daemon.
- https://github.com/btpd/btpd || AUR
- Ctorrent — CTorrent is a BitTorrent client implemented in C++ to be lightweight and quick.
- peerflix — Streaming torrent client for node.js.
- rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client. Requires backend.
- Transmission CLI — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version and multiple front-ends. This package includes backend, daemon, command-line interface, and a Web UI interface.
- Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in PyGTK that can run as a daemon.
- Fragments — Easy to use BitTorrent client which follows the GNOME HIG and includes well thought-out features.
- Ktorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client for KDE.
- Powder Player — Hybrid between a streaming BitTorrent client and a player. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://powder.media/ || AUR
- qBittorrent — Open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent.
- Torrential — Simple torrent client for elementary OS.
- Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version and multiple front-ends.
- https://transmissionbt.com/ || GTK+: , Qt:
- Transmission Remote — GTK+ client for remote management of the Transmission BitTorrent client, using its HTTP RPC protocol.
- Tribler — 4th generation file sharing system BitTorrent client.
- Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus).
- https://www.vuze.com/ || AUR
- WebTorrent Desktop — Streaming BitTorrent application. Based on the Electron platform.
Other P2P networks
- aMule — Well-known eDonkey/Kad client with a daemon version and GTK+, web, and CLI front-ends.
- EiskaltDC++ — Direct Connect and ADC client.
- https://github.com/eiskaltdcpp/eiskaltdcpp || GTK+: AUR, Qt: AUR
- gtk-gnutella — GTK+ server/client for the Gnutella peer-to-peer network.
- KaMule — KDE graphical front-end for aMule.
- LBRY — Browser and wallet for LBRY, the decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://lbry.io/ || AUR
- MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client that supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Direct Connect, eDonkey and FastTrack.
- ncdc — Modern and lightweight Direct Connect and ADC client with a friendly ncurses interface.
- https://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdc || AUR
- Nicotine+ — A graphical client for the Soulseek P2P network.
- Valknut — Direct Connect client (like DC++) with segmented downloading.
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.
command | curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pwor upload a file (including images):
curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw < file
- 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.
- Fb-client — Client for the paste.xinu.at pastebin.
- Gist — Command-line interface for the gist.github.com pastebin service.
- imgur — A CLI client which can upload image to imgur.com image sharing service.
- http://imgur.com/apps || AUR
- Ix — Client for the ix.io pastebin.
- http://ix.io || AUR
- Pastebinit — Really small Python script that acts as a Pastebin client. Servers: pastie.org, paste.kde.org, paste.debian.net, paste.ubuntu.com and others (for a full list see
- ruby-haste — Client for hastebin.com.
- Uppity — The pastebin client with an attitude.
- Wgetpaste — Bash script that automates pasting to a number of pastebin services. Servers: pastebin.ca, codepad.org, dpaste.com and pastebin.osuosl.org.
- aerc — Work in progress asynchronous email client.
- alot — An experimental terminal MUA based on notmuch mail. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit.
- S-nail — a mail processing system with a command syntax reminiscent of ed with lines replaced by messages. Provides the functionality of mailx.
- mu/mu4e — Email indexer (mu) and client for emacs (mu4e). Xapian based for fast searches.
- Mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
- NeoMutt — Command line mail reader (or MUA). It's a fork of Mutt with added features.
- nmh — A modular mail handling system.
- http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/ || AUR
- notmuch — A fast mail indexer built on top of xapian.
- Sup — CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and GMail like operation.
- Wanderlust — Email client and news reader for Emacs.
- Balsa — Simple and light email client for GNOME.
- Claws Mail — Lightweight GTK-based email client and news reader.
- email-securely-app — Unofficial desktop app for several end-to-end encrypted email providers (like ProtonMail, Tutanota). Based on the Electron platform.
- Evolution — Mature and feature-rich e-mail client that is part of the GNOME project. Part of .
- Geary — Simple desktop mail client built in Vala.
- Gnubiff — Mail notification program that checks for mail and displays headers when new mail has arrived.
- Inboxer — Unofficial, free and open-source Google Inbox desktop app. Based on the Electron platform.
- Kmail — Mature and feature-rich email client. Part of .
- Kube — Modern communication and collaboration client built with QtQuick.
- Mailnag — Extensible mail notification daemon.
- Mailspring — Proprietary fork of Nylas Mail by one of the original authors.
- https://getmailspring.com/ || AUR
- Nylas Mail — Extensible desktop mail app. Based on the Electron platform.
- openWMail — The missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://openwmail.github.io/ || AUR
- QGmailNotifier — Portable Qt5 based GMail notifier.
- Protonmail Desktop — Unofficial app that emulates a native client for the ProtonMail e-mail service. Based on the Electron platform.
- http://protondesktop.com/ || AUR
- SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups — Email client included in the SeaMonkey suite.
- Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly GTK+ email client.
- Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client from Mozilla written in GTK+.
- Trojitá — Qt IMAP email client. Only supports one IMAP account.
- Mailpile — A modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features.
- https://www.mailpile.is/ || AUR
- Nextcloud Mail — An email webapp for NextCloud.
- Roundcubemail — Browser-based multilingual IMAP client webapp with a native application-like user interface.
- SquirrelMail — Webmail for Nuts!
- https://squirrelmail.org/ || AUR
See Mail server.
- Modoboa — A modular mail hosting and management platform, written in Python.
- https://modoboa.org/ || AUR
Mail retrieval agents
See also Wikipedia:Mail retrieval agent.
- fdm — Program to fetch and deliver mail.
- Fetchmail — A remote-mail retrieval utility.
- getmail — A POP3 mail retriever with reliable Maildir and command delivery.
- imapsync — IMAP synchronisation, sync, copy or migration tool
- isync — IMAP and MailDir mailbox synchronizer
- mpop — A small, fast POP3 client suitable as a fetchmail replacement
- OfflineIMAP — Synchronizes emails between two repositories.
Instant messaging clients
This section lists all client software with instant messaging support.
The number of networks supported by these clients is very large but they (like any multi-protocol clients) usually have very limited or no support for network-specific features.
- BarnOwl — Ncurses-based chat client with support for the Zephyr, XMPP, IRC and Twitter protocols.
- http://barnowl.mit.edu/ || AUR
- BitlBee — IRC gateway to popular chat networks (XMPP, ICQ and Twitter).
- CenterIM — Text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface. Supports most of widely used IM protocols, including ICQ, IRC, XMPP.
- http://centerim.org/ || AUR
- EKG2 — Ncurses based XMPP, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ and IRC client.
- Finch — Ncurses-based chat client that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols (Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SIMPLE, XMPP, Zephyr).
- Minbif — IRC gateway to IM networks that uses libpurple.
- Jitsi — Audio/video VoIP phone and instant messenger written in Java that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP, ICQ, IRC and many other useful features.
- https://jitsi.org/ || AUR
- Kopete — User-friendly IM supporting Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, GroupWise, ICQ, XMPP.
- KDE Telepathy — KDE instant messaging client using the Telepathy framework. Meant as a replacement for Kopete.
- Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client with audio support that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols (Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SIMPLE, XMPP, Zephyr).
- qutIM — Simple and user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, XMPP, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging.
- http://qutim.org/ || AUR
- Smuxi — Cross-platform IRC client that also supports Twitter and XMPP.
- Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client supports instant messaging and chat using IRC, XMPP and Twitter.
- Yate Client — Instant messenger and softphone supporting XMPP, SIP and H.323.
- http://www.bitchx.org/ || AUR
- ERC — Powerful, modular and extensible IRC client for Emacs.
- https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/erc/ || included with
- ii — Featherweight IRC client, literally
tail -fthe conversation and
echoback your replies to a file.
- Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client.
- pork — Programmable, ncurses-based IRC client that mostly looks and feels like ircII.
- ScrollZ — Advanced IRC client based on ircII.
- http://www.scrollz.info/ || AUR
- sic — Extremely simple IRC client, similar to ii.
- WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client.
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- HexChat — Fork of XChat for Linux and Windows.
- Konversation — Qt-based IRC client for the KDE desktop.
- KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support.
- http://kvirc.net/ || AUR
- Loqui — GTK+ IRC client.
- https://launchpad.net/loqui || AUR
- LostIRC — Simple GTK+ IRC client with tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, logging and others.
- Polari — Simple IRC client by the GNOME project.
- Quassel — Modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client.
- Srain — Modern, beautiful IRC client written in GTK+ 3.
- https://srain.im/ || AUR
- Freetalk — Console-based XMPP client.
- jabber.el — Minimal XMPP client for Emacs.
- jp (Salut à Toi) — CLI frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
- https://salut-a-toi.org/ || AUR
- MCabber — Small XMPP console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, OTR and UTF8.
- Poezio — XMPP client with IRC feeling
- https://poez.io/ || AUR
- Primitivus (Salut à Toi) — Console frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
- https://salut-a-toi.org/ || AUR
- Profanity — A console based XMPP client inspired by Irssi.
- xmpp-client — A minimalist XMPP client with OTR support.
- Cagou (Salut à Toi) — Desktop/mobiles frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
- https://salut-a-toi.org/ || AUR
- https://conversejs.org/ || AUR
- Dino — A modern, easy to use XMPP client, with PGP and OMEMO support.
- https://dino.im/ || AUR
- Gajim — XMPP client with audio support written in PyGTK.
- Kadu — Qt-based XMPP and Gadu-Gadu client.
- http://www.kadu.im/ || AUR
- Libervia (Salut à Toi) — Web frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
- https://salut-a-toi.org/ || AUR
- Psi — Qt-based XMPP client.
- https://psi-im.org/ || or
- Spark — Cross-platform real-time XMPP collaboration client optimized for business and organizations.
- Swift — XMPP client written in C++ with Qt and Swiften.
- https://swift.im/ || AUR
- Tkabber — Easy to hack feature-rich XMPP client by the author of the ejabberd XMPP server.
- http://tkabber.jabber.ru/ || AUR
- Vacuum IM — Full-featured crossplatform XMPP client.
See also Wikipedia:List of SIP software#Clients.
- Blink — State of the art, easy to use SIP client.
- http://icanblink.com/ || AUR
- Ekiga — VoIP and video conferencing application with full SIP and H.323 support (formerly known as GNOME Meeting).
- Linphone — VoIP phone application (SIP client) for communicating freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging.
- http://www.linphone.org/ || AUR
- Ring — SIP-compatible softphone and instant messenger for the decentralized Ring network. Formerly known as SFLphone.
- Ring KDE — SIP-compatible softphone and instant messenger for the decentralized Ring network. KDE client.
- Twinkle — Qt softphone for VoIP and IM communication using SIP.
- http://twinkle.dolezel.info/ || AUR
See also Matrix.
- Fractal — Matrix client for GNOME written in Rust.
- nheko — Desktop client for the Matrix protocol.
- Quaternion — Qt5-based IM client for the Matrix protocol.
- Riot — Glossy Matrix client with an emphasis on performance and usability. Web application and desktop application based on the Electron platform.
- Tensor — Qt5/QML-based Matrix client.
See also Tox.
- qTox — Powerful Tox client written in C++/Qt that follows the Tox design guidelines.
- ratox — FIFO based tox client.
- https://ratox.2f30.org/ || AUR
- Ricin — Dead-simple but powerful Tox client.
- Toxic — ncurses-based Tox client
- Toxygen — Tox client written in pure Python3.
- Venom — a modern Tox client for the GNU/Linux desktop
- µTox — Lightweight Tox client.
Serverless (decentralized) clients
- BeeBEEP — Secure LAN Messenger.
- Bit Chat — Secure, peer-to-peer instant messenger.
- https://bitchat.im/ || AUR
- Bitmessage — Decentralized and trustless P2P communications protocol for sending encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers.
- https://bitmessage.org/ || AUR
- iptux — LAN communication software, compatible with IP Messenger.
- LAN Messenger — P2P chat application for intranet communication and does not require a server. A variety of handy features are supported including notifications, personal and group messaging with encryption, file transfer and message logging.
- Patchwork — Decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB). Based on the Electron platform.
- RetroShare — Serverless encrypted instant messenger with filesharing, chatgroups, mail.
- http://retroshare.net/ || AUR
- https://ricochet.im/ || AUR
Other IM clients
- Caprine — Unofficial Facebook Messenger app. Based on the Electron platform.
- Cryptocat — Free software with a simple mission: everyone should be able to chat with their friends in privacy. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://crypto.cat/ || AUR
- Discord — Proprietary all-in-one voice and text chat application for gamers that’s free and works on both your desktop and phone. Before installing, one should be aware of the privacy implications. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://discordapp.com/ || AUR
- Esmska — Program for sending SMS over the Internet.
- Gitter — Communication product for communities and teams on GitHub.
- https://gitter.im/ || AUR
- Hangups — Third-party instant messaging client for Google Hangouts.
- ICQ — Official ICQ client for Linux.
- https://icq.com/linux/ || AUR
- Licq — Instant messaging client for UNIX supporting ICQ.
- Matterhorn — Console client for the Mattermost chat system.
- Mumble — Voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak.
- QHangups — Alternative client for Google Hangouts written in PyQt.
- Rocket.Chat Desktop — Desktop application for Rocket.Chat. Based on the Electron platform.
- Skype — Popular but proprietary application for voice and video communication. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://www.skype.com/ || AUR
- TeamSpeak — Proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience.
- Telegram Desktop — Official Telegram desktop client.
- Viber — Proprietary cross-platform IM and VoIP software.
- https://wire.com/ || AUR
- YakYak — Unofficial desktop client for Google Hangouts. Based on the Electron platform.
- Zoom — Proprietary video conferencing, online meetings and group messaging application.
- https://zoom.us/ || AUR
Instant messaging servers
- InspIRCd — A stable, modern and lightweight IRC daemon.
- https://www.inspircd.org/ || AUR
- IRCD-Hybrid — A lightweight, high-performance internet relay chat daemon.
- http://www.ircd-hybrid.org/ || AUR
- miniircd — A small and configuration free IRC server, suitable for private use.
- UnrealIRCd — Open Source IRC Server.
- 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.
- Ejabberd — Robust, scalable and extensible XMPP Server written in Erlang
- 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 || AUR
- Openfire — An XMPP IM multiplatform server written in Java
See also Wikipedia:List of SIP software#Servers.
- Asterisk — A complete PBX solution.
- https://www.asterisk.org/ || AUR
- Kamailio — Rock solid SIP server.
- https://www.kamailio.org/ || AUR
- openSIPS — SIP proxy/server for voice, video, IM, presence and any other SIP extensions.
- Repro — An open-source, free SIP server.
- Yate — Advanced, mature, flexible telephony server that is used for VoIP and fixed networks, and for traditional mobile operators and MVNOs.
Other IM servers
- Mattermost — Open source private cloud server, Slack-alternative.
- Murmur — The voice chat application server for Mumble.
- Nextcloud Talk — Video- and audio-conferencing app for Nextcloud.
- Spreed WebRTC — WebRTC audio/video call and conferencing server.
- Synapse — Reference homeserver for the Matrix protocol.
- TeamSpeak Server — Proprietary VoIP conference server.
- uMurmur — Minimalistic Mumble server.
See also Wikipedia:Collaborative software.
- Citadel/UX — Includes an email & mailing list server, instant messaging, address books, calendar/scheduling, bulletin boards, and wiki and blog engines.
- http://www.citadel.org/ || AUR
- Kolab — Kolab Groupware solution consisting of a server and various clients.
- https://kolab.org/ || AUR
- Open-xchange — A groupware solution providing mail facilities, calendaring, shared contacts and Google-Docs-like text editing
- http://www.ox.io/ || AUR
- SOGo — Groupware server built around OpenGroupware.org (OGo) and the SOPE application server.
- https://sogo.nu/ || AUR
News, RSS, and blogs
See also Wikipedia:Comparison of feed aggregators.
- Canto — Ncurses RSS aggregator.
- http://codezen.org/canto/ || AUR
- Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs.
- Rawdog — "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in chronological order.
- Snownews — Text mode RSS news reader.
- Akregator — News aggregator for KDE, part of .
- Alduin — RSS, Atom and JSON feed aggregator. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://alduinapp.github.io/ || AUR
- FeedReader — Modern desktop application designed to complement existing web-based RSS accounts.
- Liferea — GTK+ news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs.
- Nextcloud News — RSS/Atom feed reader for Nextcloud.
- QuiteRSS — RSS/Atom feed reader written on Qt/С++.
- RSS Guard — Very tiny RSS and ATOM news reader developed using Qt framework.
- selfoss — The new multipurpose RSS reader, live stream, mashup, aggregation web application.
- https://selfoss.aditu.de/ || AUR
- Tickr — GTK-based RSS Reader that displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line on your desktop, as known from TV stations.
- https://www.open-tickr.net/ || AUR
- Tiny Tiny RSS — Web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) aggregator.
See also Wikipedia:List of podcatchers.
- castget — Simple, command-line RSS enclosure downloader, primarily intended for automatic, unattended downloading of podcasts.
- gpo — Text mode interface of gPodder.
- Greg — A command-line podcast aggregator.
- Marrie — A simple podcast client that runs on the Command Line Interface.
- pcd — A minimal podcast client written in go
- CPod — Simple, beautiful podcast app. Based on the Electron platform.
- GNOME Podcasts — Podcast client for the GNOME Desktop written in Rust.
- gPodder — Podcast client and media aggregator (GTK+ interface).
- Vocal — Simple podcast client for the Modern Desktop (GTK+).
- nn — Alternative more user-friendly (curses-based) Usenet newsreader for UNIX.
- http://www.nndev.org/ || AUR
- slrn — Text-based news client.
- http://www.slrn.org/ || AUR
- tin — A cross-platform threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader.
- http://tin.org/ || AUR
- trn — A text-based Threaded Usenet newsreader.
- http://trn.sourceforge.net/ || AUR
- LottaNZB — A SABnzbd (Usenet binary downloader) GUI front-end written in PyGTK
- NZBGet — Usenet binary downloader for .nzb files with web and CLI interface.
- Pan — GTK+ Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries.
- SABnzbd — An open-source binary newsreader webapp written in Python.
- https://sabnzbd.org/ || AUR
- XRN — Usenet newsreader for X Window System.
- Diaspora — A distributed privacy aware social network.
- https://diasporafoundation.org || AUR or AUR
- Drupal — A PHP-based content management platform.
- Jekyll — A static blog engine, written in Ruby, which supports Markdown, textile and other formats.
- http://jekyllrb.com/ || AUR
- Joomla — A php Content Management System (CMS) which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications.
- http://www.joomla.org/ || AUR
- 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.
- Nikola — A static site generator written in Python, with incremental rebuilds and multiple markup formats.
- Pelican — A static site generator, powered by Python.
- Wordpress — Blog tool and publishing platform.
- oysttyer — (official fork of ttytter) An interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client written in Perl.
- Rainbowstream — A powerful and fully-featured console Twitter client written in Python.
- turses — Twitter client for the console based off tyrs with major improvements.
- Birdie — Beautiful Twitter client designed for elementary OS.
- https://www.amuza.uk/birdie || AUR
- Choqok — Microblogging client for KDE that supports Twitter.com, Pump.io, GNU social and opendesktop.org services.
- Corebird — Native GTK+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop.
- Mikutter — Simple, powerful Twitter client using GTK+ and Ruby.
- http://mikutter.hachune.net/ || AUR
- Polly — Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts.
- https://launchpad.net/polly/ || AUR
- Pumpa — Pump.io client written in C++ and Qt.
- Turpial — Multi-interface Twitter client written in Python.
- http://turpial.org.ve/ || AUR
- Whalebird — Mastodon client application. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://whalebird.org/ || AUR
Remote desktop clients
- AnyDesk — Proprietary remote desktop software.
- https://anydesk.com/ || AUR
- GNOME Boxes — A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems. Supports VNC and SPICE.
- GVncViewer — Simple VNC Client on Gtk-VNC. Run with
- KRDC — Remote Desktop Client for KDE. Supports RDP and VNC. Part of .
- Remmina — Remote desktop client written in GTK+. Supports RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH.
- Remote Viewer — Simple remote display client. Supports SPICE and VNC.
- TeamViewer — Proprietary remote desktop client. It uses its own proprietary protocol.
- http://www.teamviewer.com/ || AUR
- vncviewer (TigerVNC) — VNC viewer for X.
- Vinagre — Remote desktop viewer for GNOME. Supports RDP, VNC, SPICE and SSH. Part of .
- xfreerdp — FreeRDP X11 client. Run with
Remote desktop servers
- Krfb — VNC server for KDE. Part of .
- Vino — VNC server for GNOME. Part of .
- x0vncserver (TigerVNC) — VNC Server for X displays.
- x11vnc — VNC server for real X displays.
- Xrdp — A daemon that supports RDP. It uses Xvnc, X11rdp or xorgxrdp as a backend.
- http://www.xrdp.org/ || AUR