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Personal information managers

These applications support time, task and contacts management.

  • Evolution — Personal information management application that provides integrated mail, calendaring and address book functionality. Part of gnome-extra.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution || evolution
  • Kontact — Integrated solution to your personal information management.
http://www.kontact.org/ || kontact
  • Osmo — GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules.
http://clayo.org/osmo/ || osmo
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkey
  • Thunderbird with Lightning — Extension to Mozilla Thunderbird that provides calendar and task support.
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/ || thunderbird

Time management

Console
  • Calcurse — Text-based ncurses calendar and scheduling system (supports CalDAV)
http://calcurse.org/ || calcurse
  • khal — Command-line (non-interactive) and ncurses (interactive) calendar system (supports CalDAV)
https://github.com/pimutils/khal || khal
  • mail2rem — Small script for importing *.ics calendars from Maildir to Remind calendar.
https://github.com/esovetkin/mail2rem || mail2rem-gitAUR
  • Pal — Very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces.
http://palcal.sourceforge.net/ || palAUR
  • pcal — A tool to create pdf calendars from pcal input which can be exported by some calendar programs.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcal/ || pcalAUR
  • Remind — Highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system.
http://roaringpenguin.com/products/remind || remind
  • When — Simple personal calendar program.
http://lightandmatter.com/when/when.html || when
  • Wyrd — Text-based front-end to Remind, a calendar and alarm program used on UNIX and Linux computers.
http://pessimization.com/software/wyrd/ || wyrdAUR
Graphical
  • chinese-calendar — Chinese traditional calendar for Ubuntu Kylin.
https://launchpad.net/chinese-calendar/ || chinese-calendar
  • Day Planner — Program designed to help you easily plan and manage your time. It can manage appointments, birthdays and more.
http://www.day-planner.org/ || dayplannerAUR
  • Deepin Calendar — Calendar application for Deepin.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/dde-calendar || deepin-calendar
  • etmtk (Event and Task Manager) — Simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects.
http://duke.edu/~dgraham/ETMtk/ || etmtkAUR
  • GNOME Calendar — Calendar application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Calendar || gnome-calendar
  • KAlarm — Personal alarm message, command and email scheduler, part of kdepim.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kalarm/ || kalarm
https://www.kde.org/applications/office/korganizer/ || korganizer
  • Nextcloud Calendar — Calendar app for Nextcloud.
https://github.com/nextcloud/calendar || nextcloud-app-calendar
  • Orage — GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce.
http://www.xfce.org/projects || orage
  • Outspline — Extensible outliner with advanced time management features, supporting events with complex recurrence schemes.
https://kynikos.github.io/outspline/ || outsplineAUR
  • Pantheon Calendar — Desktop calendar app designed for elementary OS.
https://github.com/elementary/calendar || pantheon-calendarAUR
  • TkRemind — Sophisticated calendar and alarm program.
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind || remind

Time trackers

  • flow — Pomodoro app that blocks distractions while you work.
https://github.com/iamsergio/flow-pomodoro || flow-pomodoroAUR
https://github.com/diegorubin/gnomato || gnomatoAUR
  • GNOME Break Timer — Keeps track of how much you are using the computer, and it reminds you to take regular breaks.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/GnomeBreakTimer || gnome-break-timer
  • GNOME Clocks — Clocks application for GNOME, including alarm, stopwatch and timer functionality.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Clocks || gnome-clocks
http://gnomepomodoro.org/ || gnome-shell-pomodoroAUR
  • Hamster — Time tracking application that helps you to keep track on how much time you have spent during the day on activities you choose to track.
http://projecthamster.org/ || hamster-time-tracker
  • Kronometer — Stopwatch application for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kronometer/ || kronometer
  • KTeaTime — Handy timer for steeping tea.
https://www.kde.org/applications/games/kteatime/ || kteatime
  • RSIBreak — Takes care of your health and regularly breaks your work to avoid repetitive strain injury (RSI).
https://userbase.kde.org/RSIBreak || rsibreak
  • Safe Eyes — Tool to reduce and prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI).
https://slgobinath.github.io/SafeEyes/ || safeeyesAUR
  • Tider — Lightweight time tracking application (GTK+)
http://pusto.org/en/tider/ || tider-gitAUR
https://github.com/eliostvs/tomate-gtk || tomate-gtkAUR
  • Tomato — Simple, usable and efficient pomodoro app designed for elementaryOS.
https://github.com/luizaugustomm/tomato || tomatoapp-bzrAUR
http://tomighty.org/ || tomightyAUR
  • Workrave — Program that assists in the recovery and prevention of RSI.
http://www.workrave.org/ || workrave

Task management

Console
  • DevTodo — Is a small command line application for maintaining lists of tasks.
http://swapoff.org/devtodo1.html || devtodoAUR
  • Taskwarrior — Command-line To-do list application with support for lua customization and more.
http://taskwarrior.org/ || task
  • todoman — Command-line To-do list manager (supports CalDAV)
https://github.com/pimutils/todoman || todomanAUR
  • Todo.txt — Small command-line To-do manager.
https://github.com/todotxt/todo.txt-cli/ || todotxtAUR
  • TuDu — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager with vim-like keybindings.
http://code.meskio.net/tudu/ || tuduAUR
Graphical
  • Effitask — Graphical task manager, based on the Todo.txt format.
https://github.com/sanpii/effitask || effitaskAUR
  • Getting Things GNOME! — Personal tasks and TODO list items organizer for GNOME inspired by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology.
https://github.com/getting-things-gnome/gtg || gtg-gitAUR
  • Go For It! — Simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task. To-do lists are stored in the Todo.txt format.
http://manuel-kehl.de/projects/go-for-it/ || go-for-itAUR
  • GNOME To Do — Personal task manager for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Todo || gnome-todo
  • Nextcloud Tasks — Tasks app for Nextcloud.
https://github.com/nextcloud/tasks || nextcloud-app-tasks
https://wpitchoune.net/ptask/ || ptaskAUR
  • QTodoTxt — UI client for todo.txt files.
https://github.com/mNantern/QTodoTxt || qtodotxtAUR
  • Task Coach — Simple todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists.
http://www.taskcoach.org/ || taskcoachAUR
  • TaskUnifier — Task management application which enables you to create and organize your tasks.
http://taskunifier.sourceforge.net/ || taskunifierAUR
  • Tasque — Easy quick task management app written in C#.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Tasque || tasque
  • Zanshin — To-do management application based on Akonadi.
https://zanshin.kde.org/ || zanshin

Contacts management

  • GNOME Contacts — Contacts manager for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Contacts || gnome-contacts
  • KAddressBook — Address book manager for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/office/kaddressbook/ || kaddressbook
  • LDAP Administration Tool — Browse LDAP-based directories and add/edit/delete entries contained within.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ldap-at/ || lat
  • Nextcloud Contacts — Contacts app for Nextcloud.
https://github.com/nextcloud/contacts || nextcloud-app-contacts
  • phpLDAPadmin — LDAP client webapp. Its hierarchical tree-viewer and advanced search functionality make it intuitive to browse and administer your LDAP directory.
http://phpldapadmin.sourceforge.net/ || phpldapadmin

Financial management

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of accounting software.

  • Beancount — A double-entry bookkeeping computer language that lets you define financial transaction records in a text file, read them in memory, generate a variety of reports from them, and provides a web interface.
http://furius.ca/beancount/ || beancount-hgAUR
  • BillReminder — Small and quick accounting application designed to allow for easy tracking of bills.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/Archive/billreminder || billreminder
  • esniper — Simple, lightweight tool for sniping eBay auctions.
http://esniper.sourceforge.net/ || esniperAUR
  • GnuCash — Financial application that implements a double-entry book-keeping system with features for small business accounting.
http://www.gnucash.org/ || gnucash
  • Grisbi — Personal finance system which manages third party, expenditure and receipt categories, as well as budgetary lines, financial years, and other information that makes it suitable for associations.
http://www.grisbi.org/ || grisbiAUR
  • HomeBank — Easy to use finance manager that can analyse your personal finance in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs.
http://homebank.free.fr/ || homebank
  • KMyMoney — Personal finance manager that operates in a similar way to Microsoft Money. It supports different account types, categorisation of expenses and incomes, reconciliation of bank accounts and import/export to the “QIF” file format.
http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/index-home.html || kmymoney
  • Ledger — Ledger is a powerful, double-entry accounting system that is accessed from the UNIX command-line.
http://ledger-cli.org/ || ledger
  • hledger — An accounting program for tracking money, time, or any other commodity, using double-entry accounting and a simple, editable file format. hledger is inspired by and largely compatible with ledger.
http://hledger.org/ || hledger-gitAUR
  • Manager Accounting — Manager is free accounting software for small business.
http://www.manager.io/ || manager-accountingAUR
  • Money Manager EX — An easy-to-use personal finance suite
http://www.moneymanagerex.org/ || moneymanagerex
  • Skrooge — Personal finances manager for the KDE desktop.
http://skrooge.org/ || skrooge
  • Odoo — Open source ERP system purely in Python. Previously known as OpenERP.
https://www.odoo.com/ || odooAUR

Cryptocurrency

  • ARK Desktop Wallet — Wallet for ARK.
https://github.com/ArkEcosystem/desktop-wallet || ark-desktopAUR
  • Bitcoin Core — Connect to the Bitcoin P2P Network.
https://bitcoincore.org/ || bitcoin-qt
  • Cointop — Terminal based application for tracking cryptocurrencies.
https://cointop.sh/ || cointopAUR
  • Electrum — Lightweight Bitcoin client.
https://electrum.org/ || electrum
https://www.etherwall.com/ || etherwall
  • Exodus — All-in-one proprietary application to secure, manage, and exchange blockchain assets. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.exodus.io/ || exodusAUR
https://github.com/ethereum/mist || mistAUR

Project management

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of project management software.

  • Calligra Plan — Project management application, which is intended for managing moderately large projects with multiple resources.
https://www.calligra.org/plan/ || calligra-plan
  • GanttProject — Project scheduling application featuring gantt chart, resource management, calendaring.
https://www.ganttproject.biz/ || ganttprojectAUR
  • Planner — Project management application for GNOME.
https://www.calligra.org/plan/ || planner
https://www.projectlibre.com/product/projectlibre-open-source || projectlibreAUR
  • TaskJuggler — Modern and powerful project management tool. Its new approach to project planning and tracking is more flexible and superior to the commonly used Gantt chart editing tools.
http://taskjuggler.org/ || taskjugglerAUR

Education

Flashcards

See also Wikipedia:List_of_flashcard_software.

  • Anki — Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy.
http://ankisrs.net/ || anki12AUR anki20-binAUR
  • iGNUit — Memorization aid based on the Leitner flashcard system.
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~trmusson/programs.html#ignuit || ignuitAUR
  • Mnemosyne — Free flash-card tool which optimizes your learning process.
http://mnemosyne-proj.org/ || mnemosyneAUR

Education management engines

  • Moodle — Moodle is a open-source software learning management system.
https://moodle.org/ || moodleAUR

Touch typing

  • KTouch — Touch Typing Tutor. It's a part of Plasma workspace.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/ktouch || ktouch, kdeedu-ktouch-patchedAUR
  • GNU Typist — GNU Typist (also called gtypist) is a universal typing tutor.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gtypist/ || gtypist, gtypist-single-spaceAUR
  • Klavaro — Klavaro is libre software for teaching touch typing that intends to be keyboard and language independent.
http://klavaro.sourceforge.net/ || klavaro
  • tipp10 — Intelligent typing tutor.
http://www.tipp10.com/ || tipp10
  • typespeed — Test your typing speed, and get your fingers' CPS.
http://typespeed.sourceforge.net || typespeed
  • amphetype-svn — A layout-agnostic typing program aimed at people who don't need an on-screen keyboard.
http://code.google.com/p/amphetype/ || amphetype-svnAUR
  • dvorak7min — dvorak7min is a simple ncurses-based typing tutor for those trying to become fluent with the Dvorak keyboard layout.
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/dvorak7min || dvorak7minAUR
  • dvorakng — A Dvorak typing tutor. It's heavily based on Dvorak7min, but adds many improvements.
https://gitlab.com/atsb/dvorakng || dvorakngAUR
  • psani-profi — Program that will teach you touchtyping (czech).
http://www.sallyx.org/sally/psani-vsemi-deseti/ || psani-profiAUR
  • touchtyper — typing trainer - an application suite for training and exercising touchtyping.
http://typingtrainer.sourceforge.net/ || touchtyperAUR
  • tpgt — A ncurses-based typing trainer program.
http://szit.hu/tpgt/ || tpgtAUR
  • tuxtype — An educational typing tutorial game starring Tux.
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/ || tuxtypeAUR
  • typingtest-git — A typing test program desktop program with customizability.
https://github.com/laelath/typingtest || typingtest-gitAUR

Recipe management

  • GNOME Recipes — Recipe management application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Recipes || gnome-recipes
  • Gourmet — Simple but powerful recipe-managing application.
http://thinkle.github.io/gourmet/ || gourmet
  • KRecipes — KDE application designed to make organizing your personal recipes collection fast and easy.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/krecipes/ || krecipes

Accessibility

See Accessibility for tips on operating the desktop and Category:Accessibility for all available articles. See also Virtual keyboards.

Speech synthesizers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of speech synthesizers and listening comparison of the different engines.

  • Ekho — Chinese text-to-speech (TTS) software for Cantonese, Mandarin, Zhaoan Hakka, Tibetan, Ngangien and Korean.
https://eguidedog.net/ekho.php || ekhoAUR
  • eSpeak — Compact speech synthesizer for more than 50 languages.
http://espeak.sourceforge.net/ || espeak
  • eSpeak NG — Fork of eSpeak (due to inactivity of original maintainer).
https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng || espeak-ngAUR
  • Festival — General framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules. As a whole it offers full text to speech.
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/ || festival
  • Flite — Lightweight speech synthesis engine.
http://festvox.org/flite/ || flite
  • Gespeaker — GTK+ frontend for espeak. It allows you to play a text in many languages with settings for voice, pitch, volume and speed.
https://muflone.com/jekyll/gespeaker/english/ || gespeaker
  • KMouth — Speech synthesizer frontend which enables persons that cannot speak to let their computer speak.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kmouth/ || kmouth
  • MaryTTS — Multilingual text-to-speech synthesis platform written in Java.
http://mary.dfki.de/ || maryttsAUR
  • MBROLA — Proprietary phonemes-to-audio program which supports more than 70 languages. Mbrola-voices can also be used with eSpeak.
http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/mbrola.html || mbrolaAUR
  • Mimic — Text-to-speech voice synthesis from the Mycroft project (based on Flite).
https://mimic.mycroft.ai/ || mimicAUR
  • Open JTalk — Japanese text-to-speech synthesis system.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/open-jtalk/ || open-jtalkAUR
  • Orca — Screen reader for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, using eSpeak (via Speech Dispatcher).
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Orca || orca
  • SOPS — Provides a simple way to write custom plugins for screen reader Orca.
https://stormdragon.tk/orca-plugins/index.php || simpleorcapluginsystemAUR
  • Speech Dispatcher — Common interface to speech synthesis. It has backends for eSpeak, Festival, and a few other speech synthesizers.
https://freebsoft.org/speechd || speech-dispatcher
  • SVOX Pico — The text-to-speech engine used on Android phones. (Available languages are en-US, en-GB, de-DE, es-ES, fr-FR and it-IT)
https://android.googlesource.com/platform/external/svox/+/master || svox-pico-binAUR

Speech recognition

See also Wikipedia:Speech recognition software for Linux.

  • Blather — Speech recognizer that will run commands when a user speaks preset commands.
https://gitlab.com/jezra/blather || blather-gitAUR
  • FreeSpeech — Desktop application front-end for PocketSphinx dictation, voice transcription, and realtime speech recognition.
https://thenerdshow.com/freespeech.html || freespeech-vrAUR
  • Julius — Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition engine.
https://github.com/julius-speech/julius || julius
  • Kaldi — Speech recognition toolkit.
https://github.com/kaldi-asr/kaldi || kaldiAUR
  • Kalliope — Modular always-on voice controlled personal assistant designed for home automation.
https://kalliope-project.github.io/ || kalliopeAUR
  • Kaylee — Somewhat fancy voice command recognition program that performs actions when a user speaks loosely preset sentences.
https://git.clayhobbs.com/clay/kaylee || kayleevcAUR
  • Mycroft — Hackable voice assistant.
https://github.com/MycroftAI/mycroft-core || mycroft-coreAUR
  • Simon — Speech recognition program that can replace your mouse and keyboard.
https://simon.kde.org/ || simonAUR

Screen magnifiers

  • KMag — Small KDE utility to magnify a part of the screen.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kmag/ || kmag
  • Virtual Magnifying Glass — Simple, customizable and easy-to-use screen magnification tool.
http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/ || vmgAUR
  • xzoom — Zoom, rotate and mirror area of X display.
https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/X11/libs/!INDEX.short.html || xzoomAUR

Mouse

  • Easystroke — Use mouse gestures to initiate commands and hotkeys.
https://github.com/thjaeger/easystroke/wiki || easystroke
  • KMouseTool — Clicks the mouse whenever the mouse cursor pauses briefly. It was designed to help those with repetitive strain injuries, for whom pressing buttons hurts.
https://userbase.kde.org/KMouseTool || kmousetool
  • Mousetweaks — Accessibility enhancements for pointing devices.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Mousetweaks || mousetweaks

Display managers

See the main article: Display manager#List of display managers.

Desktop environments

See the main article: Desktop environment#List of desktop environments.

Window managers

Console

See also #Terminal multiplexers, which offer some of the functions of window managers for the console.

  • twin — Text-mode window manager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/twin/ || twinAUR
  • Wmutils — A set of tools for X windows manipulation.
https://github.com/wmutils/core || wmutils-gitAUR
Graphical

See the main article: Window manager#List of window managers.

Composite managers

See the main article: Xorg#List of composite managers.

Window tilers

  • PyWO — Allows you to easily organize windows on the desktop using keyboard shortcuts.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/pywo/ || not packaged? search in AUR
  • QuickTile — Lightweight standalone alternative to Compiz Grid plugin.
http://ssokolow.com/quicktile/ || quicktile-gitAUR
  • wumwum — The Window Manager manager. It can turn emwh compliant window managers into a tiling window manager while retaining all initial functionalities.
http://wumwum.sourceforge.net/ || wumwumAUR

Taskbars

See also Wikipedia:Taskbar.

http://launchpad.net/awn || avant-window-navigatorAUR
  • Bmpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant panel.
https://github.com/nsf/bmpanel2 || bmpanel2AUR
  • Cairo-Dock — Highly customizable dock and launcher application.
http://www.glx-dock.org/ || cairo-dock
  • Docker — Docking application which acts as a system tray.
http://icculus.org/openbox/2/docker/ || docker-trayAUR
  • Docky — Full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker.
http://www.go-docky.com/ || docky
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
https://aanatoly.github.io/fbpanel/ || fbpanelAUR
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomePanel || gnome-panel
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop.
http://lxde.org/lxpanel || lxpanel
  • MATE Panel — Panel included in the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-panel/ || mate-panel
  • PerlPanel — The ideal accompaniment to a light-weight Window Manager such as OpenBox, or a desktop-drawing program like iDesk.
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/perlpanel || perlpanel-gitAUR
  • Plank — Elegant, simple, clean dock from pantheon desktop environment.
https://launchpad.net/plank || plank
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.
http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/ || pypanel
http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/ || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
https://gitlab.com/o9000/tint2 || tint2
  • Trayer — Lightweight GTK+-based systray.
https://gna.org/projects/fvwm-crystal/ || trayer
  • Vala Panel — Gtk3 panel for compositing window managers
https://github.com/rilian-la-te/vala-panel || vala-panel-gitAUR
  • Xfce Panel — Panel included in the Xfce desktop.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/start || xfce4-panel
  • xmobar — A lightweight, text-based, status bar written in Haskell.
http://projects.haskell.org/xmobar/ || xmobar, xmobar-gitAUR

Application launchers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of desktop application launchers.

  • Albert — Sophisticated, plugin based standalone keyboard launcher.
https://github.com/manuelschneid3r/albert || albertAUR
  • Application Finder — Easy-to-use application launcher from Xfce.
https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-appfinder/start || xfce4-appfinder
  • Bashrun2 — Provides a different, barebones approach to a run dialog, using a specialized Bash session within a small xterm window.
http://henning-bekel.de/bashrun2/ || bashrun2AUR
  • dmenu — Fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X which is also useful as an application launcher.
https://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/ || dmenu
  • dmenu-extended — Extension to dmenu for quickly opening files and folders.
https://github.com/markjones112358/dmenu-extended || dmenu-extended-gitAUR
  • dmenu-launch — Simple dmenu-based application launcher. Launches binaries and XDG shortcuts.
https://github.com/Wintervenom/Scripts/blob/master/file/launch/dmenu-launch || dmenu-launchAUR
  • dmenu2 — Fork of dmenu with many useful patches applied and additional options like screen select, dim or opacity change.
https://bitbucket.org/melek/dmenu2 || dmenu2AUR
  • dswitcherdmenu-based window switcher that works regardless of workspace or minimization.
https://github.com/Antithesisx/dswitcher || dswitcher-gitAUR
  • Fehlstart — Small GTK+-based application launcher.
https://gitlab.com/fehlstart/fehlstart || fehlstart-gitAUR
  • Gmrun — Lightweight GTK+-based application launcher, with the ability to run programs inside a terminal and other handy features.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gmrun/ || gmrun
  • GNOME Do — Application launcher inspired by Quicksilver with many plugins, originally developed for the GNOME desktop.
http://do.cooperteam.net/ || gnome-do
  • Gnome-Pie — Circular application launcher (pie menu) for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices.
https://simmesimme.github.io/gnome-pie.html || gnome-pie
  • j4-dmenu-desktop — Very fast dmenu application launcher.
https://github.com/enkore/j4-dmenu-desktop || j4-dmenu-desktopAUR
  • higgins — Desktop agnostic application launcher, file finder, calculator and more. Plugin based and freely and easily extendable via user-written plugins
https://github.com/kokoko3k/higgins || higgins-gitAUR
  • Kupfer — Convenient command and access tool for the GNOME desktop that can launch applications, open documents and access different types of objects and act on them.
https://kupferlauncher.github.io/ || kupfer
  • launch — Simple command for launching applications from a terminal emulator.
https://github.com/silverhammermba/launch || launch-cmdAUR
  • Launchy — Very popular cross-platform application launcher with a plugin-based system used to provide extra functionality.
http://www.launchy.net/ || launchy
  • Lighthouse — Simple scriptable popup dialog to run on X.
https://github.com/emgram769/lighthouse || lighthouse-gitAUR
  • rofi — Popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher, requiring only xlib and pango.
http://davedavenport.github.io/rofi/ || rofi
  • slingshot — Application launcher has a clear look, part of pantheon desktop environment.
https://launchpad.net/slingshot || slingshot-launcherAUR
  • Runa — Fast and light dmenu-driven desktop application launcher, suitable for use standalone, integrated into file manager context menus, or as an 'xdg-open' replacement. Favourite applications can also be configured.
http://appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk/linux.html#runa || runaAUR
  • Synapse — Semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.
https://launchpad.net/synapse-project || synapse
  • Whippet — Launcher and xdg-open replacement for control freaks. Opens files and URLs with applications associated by name and/or mimetype. Applications and associations may be customized using an SQLite database. Uses dmenu to manage its menus.
http://appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk/linux.html#whippet || whippetAUR

Application menu editors

  • Alacarte — Add or remove applications from the main menu.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/alacarte || alacarte
  • AppEditor — Edit application entries in the application menu.
https://github.com/donadigo/appeditor || appeditor-gitAUR
  • Ezame — Desktop and menu file editor.
https://github.com/linux-man/ezame || ezameAUR
  • KMenuEdit — Edit one of the KDE application launchers.
https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kde-workspace/kmenuedit/index.html || kmenuedit
  • lxmed — Application menu editor written in Java.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lxmed/ || lxmedAUR
  • MenuLibre — Advanced menu editor that provides modern features in a clean, easy-to-use interface.
https://launchpad.net/menulibre || menulibreAUR
  • Meow — Application menu editor written in Java.
https://pnmougel.github.io/meow/ || meow-binAUR
  • Mozo — Change which applications are shown on the main menu.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mozo || mozo

Wallpaper setters

See also Wikipedia:Wallpaper (computing).

  • bgs — An extremely fast and small background setter for X based on imlib2.
https://github.com/Gottox/bgs/ || bgs-gitAUR
  • esetroot — Eterm's root background setter, packaged separately.
http://www.eterm.org/ || esetrootAUR
  • feh — A lightweight and powerful image viewer that can also be used to manage the desktop wallpaper.
https://feh.finalrewind.org/ || feh
  • habak — A background changing app.
http://fvwm-crystal.sourceforge.net/ || habak
  • hsetroot — A tool to create compose wallpapers.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/hsetroot || hsetrootAUR
  • HydraPaper — Gtk utility to set two different backgrounds for each monitor on GNOME.
https://github.com/gabmus/hydrapaper || hydrapaper-gitAUR
  • Nitrogen — A fast and lightweight desktop background browser and setter for X windows.
http://projects.l3ib.org/nitrogen/ || nitrogen
  • pybgsetter — Multi-backend (hsetroot, Esetroot, habak, feh) to set desktop wallpaper.
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=88997 || pybgsetterAUR
  • pywal — Changes the wallpaper and creates matching colorschemes for various applications (rofi, i3, termials)
https://github.com/dylanaraps/pywal || python-pywal
  • Variety — Changes the wallpaper on a regular interval using user-specified or automatically downloaded images.
http://peterlevi.com/variety/ || variety
  • xli — An image display program for X.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/xli || xliAUR
Tip: In order to avoid installing one more package, you may find convenient to use the display utility from imagemagick or gm display from graphicsmagick. E.g.: display -backdrop -background '#3f3f3f' -flatten -window root image.

Virtual desktop pagers

See also Wikipedia:Pager (GUI).

  • bbpager — Dockable pager for blackbox and other window managers.
http://bbtools.sourceforge.net/download.php?file=6 || bbpager
  • fbpager — Virtual desktop pager for fluxbox.
http://www.fluxbox.org/fbpager || fbpager-gitAUR
  • IPager — A configurable pager with transparency, originally developed for Fluxbox.
http://useperl.ru/ipager/index.en.html || ipagerAUR
  • Neap — An non-intrusive and light pager that runs in the notification area of your panel.
https://github.com/vzxwco/neap || neap-hotkeyAUR
  • Netwmpager — A NetWM/EWMH compatible pager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/files/netwmpager/ || netwmpagerAUR

Desktop widgets

  • gDesklets — System for bringing mini programs (desklets) onto your desktop.
https://launchpad.net/gdesklets || gdesklets
  • GPhotoFrame — Photo frame gadget for the GNOME Desktop.
https://github.com/iblis17/gphotoframe || gphotoframeAUR
  • KRuler — Displays on screen a ruler measuring pixels. Part of kdegraphics.
https://www.kde.org/applications/graphics/kruler/ || kruler
  • Screenlets — Widget framework that consists of small owner-drawn applications.
https://launchpad.net/screenlets || screenlets-pack-basic

Desktop notifications

See: Notification servers.

Clipboard managers

See: List of clipboard managers.