List of applications/Other
- 1 Others
- 1.1 Work environment
- 1.1.1 Bootsplash
- 1.1.2 Command shells
- 1.1.3 Terminal multiplexers
- 1.1.4 Desktop environments
- 1.1.5 Window managers
- 1.1.6 Virtual desktop pagers
- 1.1.7 Support applications
- 1.2 Finance
- 1.3 Time management
- 1.4 Emulators
- 1.5 Amateur radio
- 1.1 Work environment
The default installation of Arch provides Bash as shell interpreter and does not contain any Desktop Environment, therefore forces users to choose one themselves. Most Arch boxes run some X11 Window Manager and/or Desktop Environment, but of course there are still people who prefer doing everyday tasks in bare console.
- Bootsplash – the first and original implementation of a Linux kernel bootsplash, superseded by Splashy
- Fbsplash - Gentoo implementation as bootsplash program
- Plymouth – the new graphical boot process for Fedora, replacing the aging Red Hat Graphical Boot
- Splashy – a graphical boot process designed to replace the aging Bootsplash program
- usplash – former bootsplash program used by Ubuntu
- AUR – new splash program used by Ubuntu starting from 9.10
- dtach — Program that emulates the detach feature of screen.
- GNU Screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
- tmux — BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.
See also #Terminal multiplexers, which offer some of the functions of window managers for the console.
- dvtm — dwm-style window manager in the console.
- twin — Text-mode window manager.
Virtual desktop pagers
- IPager — A configurable pager with transparency, originally developed for Fluxbox.
- Neap — An non-intrusive and light pager that runs in the notification area of your panel.
- Netwmpager — A NetWM/EWMH compatible pager.
- Pager — A highly configurable pager compatible with Openbox Multihead.
Taskbars / panels / docks
- Avant Window Navigator — Lightweight dock which sits at the bottom of the screen.
- http://launchpad.net/awn || AUR
- Bmpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant panel.
- Cairo-Dock — Highly customizable dock and launcher application.
- Docker — Docking application which acts as a system tray.
- Docky — Full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker.
- fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
- KoolDock — KDE3 docker with great effects that tries to resemble the OS X dock.
- LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop.
- PerlPanel — The ideal accompaniment to a light-weight Window Manager such as OpenBox, or a desktop-drawing program like iDesk.
- PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.
- qtpanel — Project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt.
- Stalonetray — Stand-alone system tray.
- Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
- Trayer — Lightweight GTK+-based systray.
- wbar — Quick launch bar developed with speed in mind.
- Xfce Panel — Panel included in the Xfce desktop.
- ADeskBar — Easy, simple and unobtrusive application launcher for Openbox.
- Bashrun2 — Provides a different, barebones approach to a run dialog, using a specialized Bash session within a small xterm window.
- dmenu — Fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X which is also useful as an application launcher.
- Fehlstart — Small GTK+-based application launcher.
- Gmrun — Lightweight GTK+-based application launcher, with the ability to run programs inside a terminal and other handy features.
- GNOME Do — Application launcher inspired by Quicksilver with many plugins, originally developed for the GNOME desktop.
- 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.
- Launchy — Very popular cross-platform application launcher with a plugin-based system used to provide extra functionality.
- Synapse — Synapse is a 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.
A few simple shutdown managers are available:
- exitx — A logout dialog for Openbox that uses Sudo.
- exitx-polkit — A GTK logout dialog for Openbox with PolicyKit support.
- exitx-systemd — A GTK logout dialog for Openbox with systemd support.
- oblogout — A graphical logout script for Openbox that may be used with other WMs.
- obshutdown — A great GTK/Cairo based shutdown manager for Openbox and other window managers.
- esniper — Simple, lightweight tool for sniping eBay auctions.
- GnuCash — Financial application that implements a double-entry book-keeping system with features for small business accounting.
- 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/ || AUR
- HomeBank — Easy to use finance manager that can analyse your personal finance in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs.
- 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.
- Ledger — Ledger is a powerful, double-entry accounting system that is accessed from the UNIX command-line.
- http://ledger-cli.org/ || AUR
- Skrooge — Personal finances manager for the KDE desktop.
- openerp — Open source erp system purely in python.
- http://openerp.com/ || AUR
- Calcurse — Text-based ncurses calendar and scheduling system.
- Doneyet — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager written in C++.
- Pal — Very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces.
- Remind — Highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system.
- Taskwarrior — Command-line To-do list application with support for lua customization and more.
- Todo.txt — Small command-line To-do manager.
- TuDu — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager with vim-like keybindings.
- http://code.meskio.net/tudu/ || AUR
- When — Simple personal calendar program.
- Wyrd — Text-based front-end to Remind, a calendar and alarm program used on UNIX and Linux computers.
- etm (Event and Task Manager) — Simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects.
- Glista — Simple GTK+ To-do list manager with notes support.
- http://arr.gr/glista/ || AUR
- GTG (Getting Things GNOME!) — Personal tasks and To-do list items organizer for the GNOME desktop.
- http://gtgnome.net/ || AUR
- 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.
- KOrganizer — Calendar and scheduling program, part of .
- Lightning — Extension to Mozilla Thunderbird that provides calendar and task support.
- Orage — GTK+ calendar and task manager often seen integrated with Xfce.
- Osmo — GTK+ personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules.
- Rachota — Portable time tracker for personal projects.
- Task Coach — Simple open source To-do manager to manage personal tasks and To-do lists.
- http://taskcoach.org || AUR
- Tasque — Easy quick task management app written in C Sharp.
- TkRemind — Sophisticated calendar and alarm program.
- wxRemind — Python text and graphical frontend to Remind.
An emulator is a program which serves to replicate the functions of another platform or system so as to allow applications and games to be run in environments they were not programmed for.
- DeSmuME — Nintendo DS emulator.
- Dolphin — Very nice GameCube and Wii emulator.
- epsxe — Emulator for the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware.
- http://www.epsxe.com/ || AUR
- fakenes — NES (Nintendo Famicom) emulator.
- FCEUX — NTSC and PAL 8 bit Nintendo/Famicom emulator that is an evolution of the original FCE Ultra emulator. It is accurate, compatible and actively maintained.
- Gens2 — Emulator for Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X that is written in assembly language and no longer actively developed.
- activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched;
- use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones.
- Gens-GS — Gens2, rewritten in C++, combining features from various Gens forks.
- gngeo — Command-line NeoGeo emulator.
- http://gngeo.googlecode.com || AUR
- higan — Multisystem emulator focusing on accuracy, supporting SNES, NES, GB, GBC, GBA.
- mednafen — Command line driven multi system emulator.
- Mupen64Plus — Highly compatible Nintendo 64 emulator with plugin system.
- http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/ || and AUR (graphical frontend)
- pSX — A not plugin-based PlayStation emulator with fairly high compatibility.
- PCSXR — PlayStation emulator; Debian fork of the abandoned original PCSX
- PCSX2 — PlayStation 2 emulator. It is still being maintained and developed. It requires BIOS files.
- snes-9x — Portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator.
- Visual Boy Advance — Game Boy emulator with Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and Super Game Boy support.
- ZSNES — Highly compatible Super Nintendo emulator.
- DOSBox — Open-source DOS emulator which primarily focuses on running DOS Games.
- DOSEmu — Open-source DOS emulator.
- MAME — Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
- ResidualVM — Cross-platform 3D game interpreter which allows you to play LucasArts' Lua-based 3D adventures.
- http://residualvm.org/ || AUR
- RetroArch — Frontend to libretro (emulation library, using modified versions of existing emulators as plugins).
- ScummVM — Virtual machine for old school adventures.
- X Neko Project II — PC-9801 emulator.