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 .
- Kontact — Integrated solution to your personal information management.
- Osmo — GTK personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules.
- SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups with Lightning — Extension to SeaMonkey that provides calendar and task support.
- Thunderbird with Lightning — Extension to Mozilla Thunderbird that provides calendar and task support.
- Calcurse — Text-based ncurses calendar and scheduling system (supports CalDAV)
- ccal — A console program which writes a calendar together with Chinese calendar to standard output.
- khal — Command-line (non-interactive) and ncurses (interactive) calendar system (supports CalDAV)
- mail2rem — Small script for importing .ics calendars from Maildir to Remind calendar.
- Pal — Very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces.
- pcal — A tool to create pdf calendars from pcal input which can be exported by some calendar programs.
- Remind — Highly sophisticated text-based calendaring and notification system.
- When — Simple personal calendar program.
- Wyrd — Text-based front-end to Remind, a calendar and alarm program used on UNIX and Linux computers.
- chinese-calendar — Chinese traditional calendar for Ubuntu Kylin.
- CoreTime — Very simple Clock/Calendar application which shows a clock, supports alarms, reminders, a stop watch and a timer. Part of C-Suite.
- https://cubocore.org/ || AUR
- Day Planner — Program designed to help you easily plan and manage your time. It can manage appointments, birthdays and more.
- https://www.day-planner.org/ || AUR
- Deepin Calendar — Calendar application for Deepin.
- etmtk (Event and Task Manager) — Simple application with a "Getting Things Done!" approach to handling events, tasks, activities, reminders and projects.
- Gahshomar — Persian (Jalali/Farsi) calendar.
- GNOME Calendar — Calendar application for GNOME.
- KAlarm — Personal alarm message, command and email scheduler, part of .
- KOrganizer — Calendar and scheduling program, part of .
- Kalendar — A calendar application using Akonadi to sync with external services (NextCloud, GMail, ...).
- Nextcloud Calendar — Calendar app for Nextcloud.
- Outspline — Extensible outliner with advanced time management features, supporting events with complex recurrence schemes.
- Pantheon Calendar — Desktop calendar app designed for elementary OS.
- TkRemind — Sophisticated calendar and alarm program.
Countdown timers and stopwatch
- GNOME Clocks — Clocks application for GNOME, including alarm, stopwatch and timer functionality.
- Hourglass — Simple time keeping application designed for elementary OS.
- Kronometer — Stopwatch application for KDE.
- KTeaTime — Handy timer for steeping tea.
- pystopwatch — Stopwatch written in Python with a clock and two countdown functions that can minimize to the tray.
- termdown — Countdown timer and stopwatch in your terminal.
- GNOME Break Timer — Keeps track of how much you are using the computer, and it reminds you to take regular breaks.
- RSI Break — Takes care of your health and regularly breaks your work to avoid repetitive strain injury (RSI).
- Safe Eyes — Tool to reduce and prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI).
- Workrave — Program that assists in the recovery and prevention of RSI.
See Wikipedia:Pomodoro Technique for an introduction.
- flow — Pomodoro app that blocks distractions while you work.
- Gnomato — Timer for the Pomodoro Technique.
- GNOME Pomodoro — Time management utility for GNOME based on the Pomodoro Technique.
- https://gnomepomodoro.org/ || AUR
- Pilorama — Eye-candy timeboxing tool written in QML
- Pomodoro-Logger — Pomodoro timer and logger with Kanban board for task management and tracking.
- Solanum — A pomodoro timer for the GNOME desktop
- Tomate — Timer for the Pomodoro Technique.
- Tomato — Simple, usable and efficient pomodoro app designed for elementaryOS.
- Tomighty — Desktop timer for the Pomodoro Technique.
- https://tomighty.github.io || AUR
- ActivityWatch — A self/local-hosted, cross-platform, client-server, privacy-focused active window tracker.
- 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.
- Kapow — Punch clock to track time spent on projects.
- https://gottcode.org/kapow/ || AUR
- KTimeTracker — Todo management and time tracking application.
- Tider — Lightweight time tracking application (GTK)
- Timenaut — Time tracker that tracks active windows and lets you sort them into categories. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://timenaut.app/ || AUR
- Timewarrior — A command-line time-tracking application.
- Timetrack — Simple time-tracking app for GNOME.
- Wakatime — Open source plugins for metrics about your programming with intuitive web-interface.
- DevTodo — Small command line application for maintaining lists of tasks.
- Taskbook — Tasks, boards & notes for the command-line habitat.
- Taskwarrior — Command-line To-do list application with support for lua customization and more.
- todoman — Command-line To-do list manager (supports CalDAV)
- Todo.txt — Small command-line To-do manager.
- TuDu — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager with vim-like keybindings.
- Agenda — Simple, fast, no-nonsense to-do (task) list for elementary OS.
- Effitask — Graphical task manager, based on the Todo.txt format.
- Getting Things GNOME! — Personal tasks and TODO list items organizer for GNOME inspired by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology.
- 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.
- GNOME To Do — Personal task manager for GNOME.
- Nextcloud Tasks — Tasks app for Nextcloud.
- Planner — Task manager with Todoist support.
- ptask — GTK task manager based on Taskwarrior.
- QTodoTxt — UI client for todo.txt files.
- sleek — todo.txt app with modern GUI. Based on the Electron platform.
- Task Coach — Simple todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists.
- https://www.taskcoach.org || AUR
- Tasque — Easy quick task management app written in C#.
- Zanshin — To-do management application for KDE.
- Abook — Text-based contacts manager designed for use with mutt.
- Khard — Command-line addressbook that is able to sync with CardDAV-servers.
- Communicator — Integrated address book and dialer application features the search for and view of contacts, edit contact details, and make new contacts, favorites, and dialer pad.
- GNOME Contacts — Contacts manager for GNOME.
- KAddressBook — Address book manager for KDE.
- LDAP Administration Tool — Browse LDAP-based directories and add/edit/delete entries contained within.
- Nextcloud Contacts — Contacts app for Nextcloud.
- phpLDAPadmin — LDAP client webapp. Its hierarchical tree-viewer and advanced search functionality make it intuitive to browse and administer your LDAP directory.
- 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/ || AUR
- esniper — Simple, lightweight tool for sniping eBay auctions.
- 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.
- Ledger — Ledger is a powerful, double-entry accounting system that is accessed from the UNIX command-line.
- Eqonomize! — Cross-platform personal accounting software, with focus on efficiency and ease of use for the small household economy.
- https://eqonomize.github.io/ || AUR
- 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.
- https://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.
- Kresus — Self-hosted personal finance management software. It automatically retrieves every day all your new bank transactions and lets you categorize them, study them through charts and establish a budget.
- Manager — Proprietary accounting software for small business.
- https://www.manager.io/ || AUR
- Money Manager EX — An easy-to-use personal finance suite
- Odoo — Open source ERP system purely in Python. Previously known as OpenERP.
- https://www.odoo.com/ || AUR
- Skrooge — Personal finances manager for the KDE desktop.
- ARK Desktop Wallet — Wallet for ARK.
- Atomic Wallet — Manage your Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin, XLM, and over 300 other coins and tokens.
- https://atomicwallet.io/ || AUR
- Bitcoin Core — Connect to the Bitcoin P2P Network.
- Coinomi — Securely store, manage and exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more than 1,770 other blockchain assets.
- https://www.coinomi.com/ || AUR
- Cointop — Terminal based application for tracking cryptocurrencies.
- https://cointop.sh/ || AUR
- Electrum — Lightweight Bitcoin client.
- Etherwall — Ethereum wallet.
- Exodus — All-in-one proprietary application to secure, manage, and exchange blockchain assets. Based on the Electron platform.
- https://www.exodus.io/ || AUR
- Mist — Ethereum Dapp browser.
- Monero — Monero wallet.
- Calligra Plan — Project management application, which is intended for managing moderately large projects with multiple resources.
- GanttProject — Project scheduling application featuring gantt chart, resource management, calendaring.
- Notion-app — A note-taking software and project management software that is used for note-taking, task management, project management, knowledge management, and personal knowledge management.
- https://www.notion.so/ || AUR
- Planner — Project management application for GNOME.
- 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.
- https://taskjuggler.org/ || AUR
- GNOME Recipes — Recipe management application for GNOME.
- Gourmand — Simple but powerful recipe-managing application.
- KRecipes — KDE application designed to make organizing your personal recipes collection fast and easy.
See also List of games#Education.
- Moodle — Open-source software learning management system.
- https://moodle.org/ || AUR
- OpenBoard — Interactive whiteboard software for schools and universities.
See also Wikipedia:List of flashcard software.
- Anki — Intelligent spaced-repetition memory training program.
- https://apps.ankiweb.net/ || AUR
- jVLT — Vocabulary learning tool.
- KWordQuiz — Tool that gives you a powerful way to master new vocabularies. Part of .
- Mnemosyne — Flash-card tool which optimizes your learning process.
- https://mnemosyne-proj.org/ || AUR
- Parley — Program to help you memorize things. It uses the spaced repetition learning method, also known as flash cards. Part of .
- Pauker — Flash card based learning tool using shortterm and longterm memory training.
- OpenTeacher — Open source application that helps you learn a variety of subjects
- http://openteacher.org/en/ || AUR
- StudyFlash — Learn flashcards inside your terminal
- Dvorak 7min — Simple ncurses-based typing tutor for those trying to become fluent with the Dvorak keyboard layout.
- GNU Typist — Universal typing tutor.
- psani-profi — Program that will teach you touchtyping (Czech).
- Typing Trainer — ncurses-based typing trainer program that knows the English and Hungarian languages.
- http://tpgt.sourceforge.net/ || AUR
- Typespeed — Test your typing speed, and get your fingers' CPS.
- typiskt — touchtype training in the terminal (Bash).
- Amphetype — Layout-agnostic typing program aimed at people who do not need an on-screen keyboard, but would still like to improve their speed and accuracy.
- Klavaro — Teaching touch typing that intends to be keyboard and language independent.
- KTouch — Program to learn and practice touch typing. Part of .
- TIPP10 — Intelligent touch typing tutor.
- TypingTest — Typing test desktop program with a large amount of customization.
- Ekho — Chinese text-to-speech (TTS) software for Cantonese, Mandarin, Zhaoan Hakka, Tibetan, Ngangien and Korean.
- eSpeak — Compact speech synthesizer for more than 50 languages.
- eSpeak NG — Fork of eSpeak (due to inactivity of original maintainer).
- 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.
- Flite — Lightweight speech synthesis engine.
- Gespeaker — GTK frontend for espeak. It allows you to play a text in many languages with settings for voice, pitch, volume and speed.
- KMouth — Speech synthesizer frontend which enables persons that cannot speak to let their computer speak.
- MaryTTS — Multilingual text-to-speech synthesis platform written in Java.
- http://mary.dfki.de/ || AUR
- MBROLA — Proprietary phonemes-to-audio program which supports more than 70 languages. Mbrola-voices can also be used with eSpeak.
- Mimic — Text-to-speech voice synthesis from the Mycroft project (based on Flite).
- https://mimic.mycroft.ai/ || AUR
- Open JTalk — Japanese text-to-speech synthesis system.
- Orca — Screen reader for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, using eSpeak (via Speech Dispatcher).
- RHVoice — Cross-platform (including Android) text-to-speech from a blind Russian-speaking developer, based on HTS (ru, ka, uk, ky, tt, en, pt, eo)
- SOPS — Provides a simple way to write custom plugins for screen reader Orca.
- Speech Dispatcher — Common interface to speech synthesis. It has backends for eSpeak, Festival, and a few other speech synthesizers.
- SVOX Pico — The text-to-speech engine used on Android phones. (en-US, en-GB, de-DE, es-ES, fr-FR, it-IT)
- Julius — Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition engine.
- Kaldi — Speech recognition toolkit.
- Kalliope — Modular always-on voice controlled personal assistant designed for home automation.
- Kaylee — Somewhat fancy voice command recognition program that performs actions when a user speaks loosely preset sentences.
- Mycroft — Hackable voice assistant.
- Simon — Speech recognition program that can replace your mouse and keyboard.
- https://simon.kde.org/ || AUR
- nerd-dictation — Light weight manually activated dictation using the VOSK-API
- KMag — Small KDE utility to magnify a part of the screen.
- Magnus — Very simple desktop magnifier, showing the area around the mouse pointer in a separate window magnified two, three, four, or five times.
- Virtual Magnifying Glass — Simple, customizable and easy-to-use screen magnification tool.
- xzoom — Zoom, rotate and mirror area of X display.
- Gromit-MPX — Tool to make annotations on the screen.
- Pylote — Tool to draw on the screen.
- Screenkey — Tool to display pressed keys.
- Easystroke — Use mouse gestures to initiate commands and hotkeys.
- 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.
- Mousetweaks — Accessibility enhancements for pointing devices.
See the main article: Display manager#List of display managers.
See the main article: Desktop environment#List of desktop environments.
See also List of applications/Utilities#Terminal multiplexers, which offer some of the functions of window managers for the console.
- twin — Text-mode window manager.
- Wmutils — A set of tools for X windows manipulation.
See the main article: Window manager#List of window managers.
See the main article: Xorg#List of composite managers.
See the main article: Wayland#Compositors.
- QuickTile — Lightweight standalone alternative to Compiz Grid plugin.
- wumwum — The Window Manager manager. It can turn emwh compliant window managers into a tiling window manager while retaining all initial functionalities.
See also Wikipedia:Taskbar.
- Bmpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant panel.
- Cairo-Dock — Highly customizable dock and launcher application.
- CoreAction — Side bar with some handy gadgets like system loads, calendar, calculator, notes etc. Part of C-Suite.
- https://cubocore.org/ || AUR
- Dash to Panel — A fully customizable icon taskbar for . Moves the dash into the GNOME main panel, similar to KDE Plasma and Windows 10.
- fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.
- Latte — Dock based on Plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids.
- Lemonbar — A featherweight bar based on XCB. Provides UTF-8 support, background and foreground colors, text alignment, and not much more.
- LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop.
- MATE Panel — Panel included in the MATE desktop.
- nwg-dock — GTK-based dock designed for the Sway window manager.
- nwg-panel — GTK-based panel designed for the Sway window manager.
- PerlPanel — The ideal accompaniment to a light-weight Window Manager such as OpenBox, or a desktop-drawing program like iDesk.
- Polybar — a fast and easy-to-use tool for creating status bars.
- Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.
- Vala Panel — Gtk3 panel for compositing window managers
- Xfce Panel — Panel included in the Xfce desktop.
- xmobar — A lightweight, text-based, status bar written in Haskell.
- Waybar — A customizable taskbar for Wlroots-based Wayland compositors.
- yambar — A modular and lightweight status panel for X11 and Wayland that goes to great lengths to be both CPU and battery efficient.
- AllTray — Dock other applications into the system tray (notification area).
- Docker — Docking application which acts as a system tray.
- KDocker — Dock any application in the system tray (notification area).
- Stalonetray — Stand-alone freedesktop.org and KDE system tray (notification area) for Xorg. It has full XEMBED support and minimal dependencies: an X11 lib only. Stalonetray works with virtually any EWMH-compliant window manager.
- Trayer — Lightweight GTK-based system tray (notification area).
- Albert — Sophisticated, plugin based standalone keyboard launcher.
- Application Finder — Easy-to-use application launcher from Xfce.
- Bashrun2 — Provides a different, barebones approach to a run dialog, using a specialized Bash session within a small xterm window.
- bemenu — Lightweight dynamic menu inspired by dmenu. Works natively on Wayland.
- dmenu — Fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X which is also useful as an application launcher.
- dmenu-extended — Extension to dmenu for quickly opening files and folders.
- dmenu2 — Unmaintained fork of dmenu with many useful patches applied and additional options like screen select, dim or opacity change.
- dswitcher — dmenu-based window switcher that works regardless of workspace or minimization.
- 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.
- https://do.cooperteam.net/ || AUR
- Gnome-Pie — Circular application launcher (pie menu) for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices.
- higgins — Desktop agnostic application launcher, file finder, calculator and more. Plugin based and freely and easily extendable via user-written plugins
- j4-dmenu-desktop — Very fast dmenu application launcher.
- jgmenu — Simple, independent, contemporary-looking X11 menu, designed for scripting, ricing and tweaking.
- 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.
- launch — Simple command for launching applications from a terminal emulator.
- Launchy — Very popular cross-platform application launcher with a plugin-based system used to provide extra functionality.
- Lighthouse — Simple scriptable popup dialog to run on X.
- nwg-drawer — GTK-based application drawer designed for the Sway compositor.
- nwg-menu — GTK-based application menu designed for the Sway compositor.
- rofi — Popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher, requiring only xlib and pango.
- rlaunch — An extremely fast and light-weight dmenu-like application launcher written in Rust
- 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.
- Ulauncher — Modern and shiny launcher that provides fuzzy search, extensions, and themes
- https://ulauncher.io/ || AUR
- wofi — GTK-based popup window switcher for Wayland compositors such as . Inspired by .
- yofi — Minimalistic menu for Wayland-based compositors.
- https://github.com/l4l/yofi || AUR
- Alacarte — Add or remove applications from the main menu.
- AppEditor — Edit application entries in the application menu.
- Ezame — Desktop and menu file editor.
- KMenuEdit — Edit one of the KDE application launchers.
- lxmed — Application menu editor written in Java.
- MenuLibre — Advanced menu editor that provides modern features in a clean, easy-to-use interface.
- Meow — Application menu editor written in Java.
- Mozo — Change which applications are shown on the main menu.
See also Wikipedia:Wallpaper (computing).
- bgs — An extremely fast and small background setter for X based on imlib2.
- esetroot — Eterm's root background setter, packaged separately.
- http://www.eterm.org/ || AUR
- feh — A lightweight and powerful image viewer that can also be used to manage the desktop wallpaper.
- Fondo — Find a variety of the most beautiful wallpapers from Unsplash.com.
- habak — A background changing app.
- hsetroot — A tool to create compose wallpapers.
- HydraPaper — GTK utility to set two different backgrounds for each monitor on GNOME.
- LiveWallpaper — Animated 3D wallpapers.
- Nitrogen — A fast and lightweight desktop background browser and setter for X windows.
- oguri — An animated wallpaper daemon for Wayland compositors.
- pacwall — A live wallpaper that shows the dependency graph and status of installed packages.
- pybgsetter — Multi-backend (hsetroot, Esetroot, habak, feh) to set desktop wallpaper.
- pywal — Changes the wallpaper and creates matching colorschemes for various applications (rofi, i3, terminals)
- swaybg — Wallpaper tool for Wayland compositors.
- Variety — Changes the wallpaper on a regular interval using user-specified or automatically downloaded images.
- xli — An image display program for X.
- Xlivebg — A live wallpaper framework and collection of live wallpapers for the X window system.
- xwallpaper — Minimalistic wallpaper setting utility for X.
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Virtual desktop pagers
See also Wikipedia:Pager (GUI).
- bbpager — Dockable pager for blackbox and other window managers.
- fbpager — Virtual desktop pager for fluxbox.
- IPager — A configurable pager with transparency, originally developed for Fluxbox.
- Netwmpager — A NetWM/EWMH compatible pager.
- gDesklets — System for bringing mini programs (desklets) onto your desktop.
- KRuler — Displays on screen a ruler measuring pixels. Part of .
See: Notification servers.
- clearine — Beautiful Logout UI for X11 window manager
- nwg-bar — Configurable button bar for wlroots-based compositors.
- oblogout — Openbox logout script
- wlogout — Logout menu for wayland
See ASCII art#Software.