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List of applications

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Network connection

Network managers

  • 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.
https://01.org/connman || connman
  • dhclient — DHCP client from the Internet Systems Consortium.
https://www.isc.org/downloads/dhcp/ || isc-dhcp-client
  • dhcpcd — RFC2131 compliant DHCP client daemon.
https://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd || dhcpcd-common
  • NetworkManager — Manager that provides wired, wireless, mobile broadband and OpenVPN detection with configuration and automatic connection.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager || networkmanager
  • systemd-networkd — Native systemd daemon that manages network configuration. It includes support for basic network configuration through udev.
http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-networkd.service.html || systemd
  • Wicd — Wireless and wired connection manager with few dependencies. Comes with ncurses and GTK+ interfaces.
https://launchpad.net/wicd || CLI: wicd, GUI: wicd-gtk
  • Wifi RadarWiFi 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.
http://wifi-radar.tuxfamily.org/ || wifi-radar

See also Network configuration#Network managers.

VPN clients

  • Bitmask — Secured and encrypted communication using various service providers
https://bitmask.net/ || not packaged?
  • 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/ || libreswan
http://www.infradead.org/openconnect/ || openconnect
  • OpenVPN — To connect to OpenVPN VPNs.
https://openvpn.net/ || openvpn
  • PPTP Client — To connect to PPTP VPNs, like Microsoft VPNs (MPPE). (insecure)
http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
https://www.strongswan.org/ || strongswan
  • tinc — tinc is a free VPN daemon.
https://www.tinc-vpn.org/ || tinc
  • Vpnc — To connect to Cisco 3000 VPN Concentrators.
https://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/vpnc/ || vpnc

Proxy servers

  • Dante — SOCKS server and SOCKS client, implementing RFC 1928 and related standards.
https://www.inet.no/dante/ || dante-client, dante-server
  • 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.
https://www.privoxy.org/ || privoxy
  • Project V — Project V is a set of tools to help you build your own privacy network over internet.
https://www.v2ray.com/en/ || not packaged?
  • Shadowsocks — Secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic.
https://www.shadowsocks.org/en/index.html || shadowsocks
  • Squid — Caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more.
http://www.squid-cache.org/ || squid
  • Tinyproxy — Lightweight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon.
https://tinyproxy.github.io/ || tinyproxy
  • Trojan — An unidentifiable mechanism that helps you bypass GFW.
https://trojan-gfw.github.io/trojan/ || not packaged?
  • Varnish — High-performance HTTP accelerator.
https://varnish-cache.org/ || varnish
  • Ziproxy — Forwarding (non-caching) compressing HTTP proxy server.
http://ziproxy.sourceforge.net/ || ziproxy

Anonymizing networks

  • Freenet — An encrypted network without censorship.
https://freenetproject.org/ || not packaged?
  • GNUnet — Framework for secure peer-to-peer networking.
https://gnunet.org/ || gnunet
  • I2P — Distributed anonymous network.
https://geti2p.net/ || i2p
  • Lantern — Peer-to-peer internet censorship circumvention software.
https://getlantern.org/ || lanternSnap
  • Tor — Anonymizing overlay network.
https://www.torproject.org/ || tor

Web browsers

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).
http://elinks.or.cz/ || elinks
  • Links — Graphics and text mode web browser. Includes a console version similar to Lynx.
http://links.twibright.com/ || links
  • Lynx — Text browser for the World Wide Web.
http://lynx.invisible-island.net/ || lynx
  • w3m — Pager/text-based web browser. It has vim-like keybindings, and is able to display images.
http://w3m.sourceforge.net/ || w3m



See also Wikipedia:Gecko (software).

  • Firefox — Extensible browser from Mozilla based on Gecko with fast rendering.
https://mozilla.com/firefox || firefox
  • SeaMonkey — Continuation of the Mozilla Internet Suite.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkeyPPA
Firefox spin-offs
  • Cliqz — Firefox-based privacy aware web browser.
https://cliqz.com/ || cliqzSnap
  • Cyberfox — Fast and privacy oriented fork of Mozilla Firefox.
https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/ || not packaged?
  • Waterfox — Optimized fork of Mozilla Firefox, without data collection and allowing unsigned extensions and NPAPI plugins.
https://www.waterfoxproject.org/ || not packaged?
  • 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/ || icecatPPA

See also Wikipedia:Blink (web engine).

  • Chromium — Web browser developed by Google, the open source project behind Google Chrome.
https://www.chromium.org/ || chromium-browser
Chromium spin-offs
https://www.google.com/chrome/ || google-chrome-stable
  • 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 || not packaged?
https://iridiumbrowser.de/ || not packaged?
  • Opera — Proprietary browser developed by Opera Software.
https://opera.com || operaSnap
  • Slimjet — Fast, smart and powerful proprietary browser based on Chromium.
http://www.slimjet.com/ || not packaged?
  • Vivaldi — An advanced proprietary browser made with the power user in mind.
https://vivaldi.com/ || not packaged?
Browsers based on qt5-webengine
  • Crusta — Blazingly fast full feature web browser with unique features.
http://crustabrowser.com/ || not packaged?
  • Dooble — Colorful Web browser.
https://textbrowser.github.io/dooble/ || not packaged?
  • Eric — QtWebEngine-based HTML browser, part of the eric6 development toolset, can be launched with the eric6_browser command.
https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/ || eric
  • Falkon — Web browser based on QtWebEngine, written in Qt framework.
https://qupzilla.com/ || falkon
  • Konqueror — Web browser based on Qt toolkit and Qt WebEngine (or KHTML layout engine).
http://konqueror.org/ || konqueror
  • Qt WebBrowser — Browser for embedded devices developed using the capabilities of Qt and Qt WebEngine.
http://doc.qt.io/QtWebBrowser/ || not packaged?
  • qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and QtWebEngine.
https://qutebrowser.org/ || qutebrowser
Browsers based on electron/muon
  • Beaker — Peer-to-peer web browser with tools to create and host websites. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/beakerbrowser/beaker || not packaged?
  • Brave — Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. Based on the Muon platform (fork of Electron).
https://www.brave.com/ || BraveSnap
  • Min — A smarter, faster web browser based on the Electron platform.
https://minbrowser.github.io/min/ || not packaged?
Browsers based on webkit2gtk
  • Eolie — Simple web browser for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Eolie || eoliePPA
  • GNOME Web — Browser which uses the WebKitGTK+ rendering engine.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Web/ || epiphany-browser
  • Lariza — A simple, experimental web browser using GTK+ 3, GLib and WebKit2GTK+.
https://www.uninformativ.de/git/lariza/ || not packaged?
  • Luakit — Fast, small, webkit based browser framework extensible by Lua.
https://luakit.github.io/ || luakit
  • Midori — Lightweight web browser based on GTK+ and WebKit.
http://midori-browser.org/ || midoriPPA
  • Poseidon — Fast, minimal and lightweight browser, written in Python.
https://github.com/sidus-dev/poseidon || not packaged?
  • surf — Lightweight WebKit-based browser, which follows the suckless ideology (basically, the browser itself is a single C source file).
https://surf.suckless.org/ || surf
  • Surfer — Simple keyboard based web browser, written in C.
https://github.com/nihilowy/surfer || not packaged?
  • Uzbl — Group of web interface tools which adhere to the Unix philosophy.
http://uzbl.org/ || uzblPPA
  • Vimb — A Vim-like web browser that is inspired by Pentadactyl and Vimprobable.
https://fanglingsu.github.io/vimb/ || not packaged?
Browsers based on qt5-webkit
  • Eric — QtWebKit-based HTML browser, part of the eric6 development toolset, can be launched with the eric6_webbrowser command.
https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/ || eric
  • OSPKit — Webkit based html browser for printing.
http://osp.kitchen/tools/ospkit/ || not packaged?
  • Otter Browser — Browser aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5.
http://otter-browser.org/ || otter-browserPPA
  • qutebrowser — A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 with QtWebKit as an available backend.
https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser || qutebrowser
  • smtube — Application that allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos.
https://www.smtube.org/ || smtube
  • WCGBrowser — A web browser for kiosk systems.
http://www.alandmoore.com/wcgbrowser/wcgbrowser.html || not packaged?
  • Dillo — Small, fast graphical web browser built on FLTK. Uses its own layout engine.
http://dillo.org/ || dillo
  • 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 xlinks -g command.
http://links.twibright.com/ || links
  • NetSurf — Featherweight browser written in C, notable for its slowly developing JavaScript support and fast rendering through its own layout engine.
http://netsurf-browser.org || not packaged?

Web servers

See also Category:Web server.

  • Apache — A high performance Unix-based HTTP server.
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd || apache2
  • Caddy — HTTP/2 web server with automatic HTTPS
https://caddyserver.com/ || caddySnap
  • darkhttpd — A small and secure static webserver
https://unix4lyfe.org/darkhttpd/ || not packaged?
  • Hiawatha — Secure and advanced webserver.
https://www.hiawatha-webserver.org/ || hiawathaPPA
  • Lighttpd — A secure, fast, compliant and very flexible web-server.
http://www.lighttpd.net/ || lighttpd
  • nginx — Lightweight HTTP server and IMAP/POP3 proxy server.
https://nginx.org/ || nginx
  • shttpd — Supported fork of the thttpd web server
http://freecode.com/projects/shttpd || not packaged?
  • Webfs — Simple and instant http server for mostly static content.
http://linux.bytesex.org/misc/webfs.html || webfs
  • yaws — Web server/framework written in Erlang
http://yaws.hyber.org/ || yaws

ACME clients

The ACME protocol lets you request valid X.509 certificates from certificate authorities, like Let's Encrypt.

See also List of ACME clients.

  • acme.sh — A pure Unix shell script ACME client.
https://github.com/Neilpang/acme.sh || not packaged?
  • acme-client — Secure Let's Encrypt client, written in C
https://kristaps.bsd.lv/acme-client/ || not packaged?
  • acme-tiny — A 200-line Python script to issue and renew TLS certs from Let's Encrypt.
https://github.com/diafygi/acme-tiny || acme-tiny
  • acmetool — An easy-to-use ACME CLI.
https://github.com/hlandau/acme || acmetool
  • Certbot — ACME client recommended by Let's Encrypt.
https://github.com/certbot/certbot || certbot
  • dehydrated — ACME client, written in Bash.
https://github.com/lukas2511/dehydrated || dehydrated
  • getssl — ACME client, written in Bash.
https://github.com/srvrco/getssl || not packaged?
  • lego — Lets Encrypt client and ACME library, written in Go.
https://github.com/xenolf/lego || lego
  • letsencrypt-cli — Yet another Letsencrypt (ACME) client using Ruby.
https://github.com/zealot128/ruby-acme-cli || not packaged?
  • manuale — A fully manual Let's Encrypt client, written in Python.
https://github.com/veeti/manuale || manualepypi
  • ruby-acme-client — A Ruby client for the letsencrypt's ACME protocol.
https://github.com/unixcharles/acme-client || not packaged?
  • simp_le — Simple Let's Encrypt client, written in Python.
https://github.com/zenhack/simp_le || not packaged?

File sharing

Download managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of download managers.

  • 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.
https://aria2.github.io/ || aria2
  • Axel — Light command line download accelerator. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://github.com/eribertomota/axel || axel
  • cURL — An URL retrieval utility and library. Supports HTTP, FTP and SFTP.
https://curl.haxx.se/ || curl
  • LFTP — Sophisticated file transfer program. Supports HTTP, FTP, SFTP, FISH, and BitTorrent.
http://lftp.yar.ru/ || lftp
  • mps-youtube — Terminal based YouTube jukebox with playlist management. Plays audio/video through mplayer/mpv.
https://github.com/mps-youtube/mps-youtube || mps-youtube
  • Plowshare — A set of command-line tools designed for managing file-sharing websites (aka Hosters).
https://github.com/mcrapet/plowshare || plowshare
  • RTMPDump — Download FLV videos through RTMP (Adobe's proprietary protocol for Flash video players)
http://rtmpdump.mplayerhq.hu/ || rtmpdump
  • snarf — Command-line URL retrieval tool. Supports HTTP and FTP.
http://www.xach.com/snarf/ || snarf
  • Streamlink — Launch streams from various streaming services in a custom video player or save them to a file.
https://streamlink.github.io/ || streamlink
  • Streamripper — Records and splits streaming mp3 into tracks.
http://streamripper.sourceforge.net/ || streamripper
  • You-Get — Download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web.
https://you-get.org/ || not packaged?
  • youtube-dl — Download videos from YouTube and many other web sites.
https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ || youtube-dl
  • youtube-viewer — Command line utility for viewing YouTube videos.
https://github.com/trizen/youtube-viewer || not packaged?
  • Wget — A network utility to retrieve files from the Web. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/ || wget
  • ClipGrab — Downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo and many other online video sites.
https://clipgrab.org/ || not packaged?
  • FatRat — Qt based download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
http://fatrat.dolezel.info/ || not packaged?
  • FreeRapid — Java-based downloader that supports downloading from file-sharing services.
http://wordrider.net/freerapid/ || freerapidPPA
  • FrostWire — Easy to use cloud downloader, BitTorrent client and media player.
http://www.frostwire.com/ || not packaged?
  • Gydl — GUI wrapper around the already existing youtube-dl program to download content from sites like YouTube.
https://github.com/JannikHv/gydl || gydlSnap
  • JDownloader — Java-based downloader for one-click hosting sites.
http://jdownloader.org/ || jdownloaderPPA
  • KGet — Download manager for KDE. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/kget/ || kget
  • Persepolis — Graphical front-end for aria2 download manager with lots of features. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://persepolisdm.github.io/ || persepolisPPA
  • pyLoad — Downloader written in Python and designed to be extremely lightweight, easily extensible and fully manageable via web.
https://pyload.net/ || pyloadpypi
  • Steadyflow — Simple download manager for GNOME. Supports HTTP and FTP.
https://launchpad.net/steadyflow || not packaged?
  • Streamtuner2 — Internet radio station and video browser. It simply lists stations in categories from different directories and launches your preferred media apps for playback.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/streamtuner2/ || streamtuner2
  • uGet — GTK+ download manager featuring download classification and HTML import. Supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Metalink, YouTube and Mega.
http://ugetdm.com/ || uget
  • 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.
http://xdman.sourceforge.net/ || xdmanPPA

Cloud storage servers

  • Cozy — A personal cloud you can hack, host and delete.
https://cozy.io/ || not packaged?
  • Nextcloud — A cloud server to store your files centrally on a hardware controlled by you.
https://nextcloud.com || nextcloudPPA
  • Pydio — Mature open source web application for file sharing and synchronization.
https://pydio.com/ || not packaged?
  • Seafile — An online file storage and collaboration tool with advanced support for file syncing, privacy protection and teamwork.
https://www.seafile.com/ || not packaged?

Cloud synchronization clients

  • aws-cli — CLI for Amazon Web Services, including efficient file transfers to and from Amazon S3.
https://aws.amazon.com/cli/ || aws-cliSnap
  • Backblaze B2 — Backblaze B2 open-source command-line client.
https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage.html || backblaze-b2
  • CloudCross — Synchronize local files and folders with many cloud providers. Mail.ru Cloud, Yandex Disk, Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox support is available.
https://cloudcross.mastersoft24.ru/ || cloudcrossPPA
  • Cozy Drive — Desktop client for Cozy.
https://cozy-labs.github.io/cozy-desktop/ || not packaged?
  • drive — Tiny program to pull or push Google Drive files.
https://github.com/odeke-em/drive || driveSnap
  • DriveSync — Command line utility that synchronizes your Google Drive files with a local folder on your machine.
https://github.com/MStadlmeier/drivesync || not packaged?
  • Dropbox — Proprietary desktop client for Dropbox.
https://www.dropbox.com/ || not packaged?
  • gdrive — Command line utility for interacting with Google Drive.
https://github.com/prasmussen/gdrive || not packaged?
  • Grive — Google Drive client with support for new Drive REST API and partial sync.
https://github.com/vitalif/grive2 || not packaged?
  • hubiC — Proprietary synchronization client service and command line tools for hubiC.
https://hubic.com/en/downloads || not packaged?
  • Insync — Unofficial proprietary Google Drive desktop client.
https://www.insynchq.com/ || insyncPPA
  • Mega Sync Client — Desktop client to sync files with Mega.
https://mega.nz/ || not packaged?
  • Megatools — Unofficial CLI for Mega.
https://megatools.megous.com/ || megatools
  • Nextcloud Client — Desktop client for Nextcloud.
https://nextcloud.com/ || nextcloudPPA
  • Nutstore — Desktop client for Nutstore.
https://www.jianguoyun.com/ || not packaged?
  • OneDrive — Unofficial CLI for OneDrive.
https://skilion.github.io/onedrive/ || onedrive
  • ownCloud Desktop Client — Desktop syncing client for ownCloud.
https://owncloud.com/client/ || owncloud-client
  • pCloud Drive — Proprietary desktop syncing client for pCloud. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.pcloud.com/download-free-online-cloud-file-storage.html || not packaged?
  • PydioSync — Desktop client for Pydio.
https://pydio.com/ || pydiopypi
  • S3cmd — Unofficial CLI for Amazon S3.
http://s3tools.org/s3cmd || s3cmd
  • Seafile Client — GUI client for Seafile.
https://www.seafile.com/ || seafile-gui
  • SpiderOak One — Proprietary client for SpiderOak One.
https://spideroak.com/ || not packaged?
  • Tresorit — Proprietary desktop syncing client for Tresorit.
https://tresorit.com/download || not packaged?


FTP clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of FTP client software.

  • FileZilla — Fast and reliable FTP, FTPS and SFTP client.
http://filezilla-project.org/ || filezilla
  • gFTP — Multithreaded FTP client for Linux.
http://gftp.seul.org/ || gftp
  • ftp — Simple ftp client provided by GNU Inetutils
https://www.gnu.org/software/inetutils/manual/inetutils.html#ftp-invocation || inetutils-ftp
  • ncftp — A set of free application programs implementing FTP.
http://www.ncftp.com/ || ncftp
  • tnftp — FTP client with several advanced features for NetBSD.
http://freecode.com/projects/tnftp || tnftp

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

FTP servers

See also Wikipedia:List of FTP server software.

  • bftpd — Small, easy-to-configure FTP server
http://bftpd.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • chezdav — WebDAV server that allows to share a particular directory.
https://wiki.gnome.org/phodav || chezdav
  • ftpd — Simple ftp server provided by GNU Inetutils
https://www.gnu.org/software/inetutils/manual/inetutils.html#ftpd-invocation || inetutils-ftpd
  • proFTPd — A secure and configurable FTP server
http://www.proftpd.org/ || proftpd-basic
  • Pure-FTPd — Free (BSD-licensed), secure, production-quality and standard-compliant FTP server.
http://www.pureftpd.org/project/pure-ftpd || pure-ftpd
  • SSH — SFTP is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.
https://www.openssh.com || openssh-server
  • vsftpd — Lightweight, stable and secure FTP server for UNIX-like systems.
https://security.appspot.com/vsftpd.html || vsftpd

BitTorrent clients

Some download managers are also able to connect to the BitTorrent network: Aria2, LFTP, FatRat, FrostWire, KGet, MLDonkey, uGet.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of BitTorrent clients.

  • btpd — The BitTorrent Protocol Daemon.
https://github.com/btpd/btpd || btpd
  • Ctorrent — CTorrent is a BitTorrent client implemented in C++ to be lightweight and quick.
http://www.rahul.net/dholmes/ctorrent/ || ctorrent
  • peerflix — Streaming torrent client for node.js.
https://github.com/mafintosh/peerflix || not packaged?
  • rTorrent — Simple and lightweight ncurses BitTorrent client.
https://rakshasa.github.io/rtorrent/ || rtorrent
  • 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.
https://transmissionbt.com/ || transmission-cli
  • Deluge — User-friendly BitTorrent client written in PyGTK that can run as a daemon.
http://deluge-torrent.org/ || deluge
  • Fragments — Easy to use BitTorrent client which follows the GNOME HIG and includes well thought-out features.
https://github.com/haecker-felix/Fragments || not packaged?
  • Ktorrent — Feature-rich BitTorrent client for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/ktorrent/ || ktorrent
  • Powder Player — Hybrid between a streaming BitTorrent client and a player. Based on the Electron platform.
http://powder.media/ || not packaged?
  • qBittorrent — Open source (GPLv2) BitTorrent client that strongly resembles µtorrent.
http://www.qbittorrent.org/ || qbittorrent or qbittorrent-nox
  • Transmission — Simple and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with a daemon version and multiple front-ends.
https://transmissionbt.com/ || GTK+: transmission-gtk, Qt: transmission-qt
  • Transmission Remote — GTK+ client for remote management of the Transmission BitTorrent client, using its HTTP RPC protocol.
https://github.com/transmission-remote-gtk/transmission-remote-gtk || transmission-remote-gtk
  • Tribler — 4th generation file sharing system BitTorrent client.
http://www.tribler.org || triblerPPA
  • Vuze — Feature-rich BitTorrent client written in Java (formerly Azureus).
https://www.vuze.com/ || vuze-vsSnap
  • WebTorrent Desktop — Streaming BitTorrent application. Based on the Electron platform.
https://webtorrent.io/desktop/ || not packaged?

Other P2P networks

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file-sharing applications.

  • aMule — Well-known eDonkey/Kad client with a daemon version and GTK+, web, and CLI front-ends.
http://www.amule.org/ || amule
  • EiskaltDC++ — Direct Connect and ADC client.
https://github.com/eiskaltdcpp/eiskaltdcpp || GTK+: eiskaltdcpp-gtk, Qt: eiskaltdcpp-qt
  • gtk-gnutella — GTK+ server/client for the Gnutella peer-to-peer network.
http://gtk-gnutella.sourceforge.net/ || gtk-gnutella
  • LBRY — Browser and wallet for LBRY, the decentralized, user-controlled content marketplace. Based on the Electron platform.
https://lbry.io/ || lbrySnap
  • MLDonkey — Multi-protocol P2P client that supports HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Direct Connect, eDonkey and FastTrack.
http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/ || mldonkey-gui
  • ncdc — Modern and lightweight Direct Connect and ADC client with a friendly ncurses interface.
https://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdc || not packaged?
  • Nicotine+ — A graphical client for the Soulseek P2P network.
https://www.nicotine-plus.org/ || nicotine
  • Valknut — Direct Connect client (like DC++) with segmented downloading.
http://wxdcgui.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?

Pastebin clients

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.

Tip: You can access the ptpb.pw, sprunge.us and ix.io pastebins using curl. For example pipe the output of a command to ptpb:
command | curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw 
or upload a file (including images):
curl -F c=@- https://ptpb.pw < file
Note: pastebin.com is blocked for some people and has a history of annoying issues (javascript, adverts, poor formatting, etc). Do not use it.
  • 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.
https://github.com/sudokode/elmer || not packaged?
http://paste.xinu.at || not packaged?
https://github.com/defunkt/gist || gist
  • imgur — A CLI client which can upload image to imgur.com image sharing service.
http://imgur.com/apps || not packaged?
  • Ix — Client for the ix.io pastebin.
http://ix.io || not packaged?
http://launchpad.net/pastebinit || pastebinit
  • pbpst — A small tool to interact with pb instances (eg ptpb.pw).
https://github.com/HalosGhost/pbpst || not packaged?
https://github.com/seejohnrun/haste-client || not packaged?
  • Uppity — The pastebin client with an attitude.
https://github.com/Kiwi/Uppity || not packaged?
http://wgetpaste.zlin.dk/ || not packaged?


Email clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of email clients

  • aerc — Work in progress asynchronous email client.
https://github.com/SirCmpwn/aerc || not packaged?
  • alot — An experimental terminal MUA based on notmuch mail. It is written in python using the urwid toolkit.
https://github.com/pazz/alot || alot
  • Alpine — Fast, easy-to-use and Apache-licensed email client based on Pine.
http://www.washington.edu/alpine/ || alpine
  • S-nail — a mail processing system with a command syntax reminiscent of ed with lines replaced by messages. Provides the functionality of mailx.
https://www.sdaoden.eu/code.html#s-mailx || s-nail
  • mu/mu4e — Email indexer (mu) and client for emacs (mu4e). Xapian based for fast searches.
http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html || mu4e
  • Mutt — Small but very powerful text-based mail client.
http://www.mutt.org/ || mutt
  • NeoMutt — Command line mail reader (or MUA). It's a fork of Mutt with added features.
https://www.neomutt.org/ || neomutt
  • nmh — A modular mail handling system.
http://www.nongnu.org/nmh/ || nmh
  • notmuch — A fast mail indexer built on top of xapian.
http://notmuchmail.org/ || notmuch
  • Sup — CLI mail client with very fast searching, tagging, threading and GMail like operation.
https://sup-heliotrope.github.io/ || sup
  • Wanderlust — Email client and news reader for Emacs.
http://www.gohome.org/wl/ || wl
  • Balsa — Simple and light email client for GNOME.
https://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/ || balsa
  • Claws Mail — Lightweight GTK-based email client and news reader.
https://www.claws-mail.org/ || claws-mail
  • Evolution — Mature and feature-rich e-mail client that is part of the GNOME project.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution || evolution
  • Geary — Simple desktop mail client built in Vala.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary || geary
  • Gnubiff — Mail notification program that checks for mail and displays headers when new mail has arrived.
http://gnubiff.sourceforge.net/ || gnubiff
  • Inboxer — Unofficial, free and open-source Google Inbox desktop app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://denysdovhan.com/inboxer/ || not packaged?
  • Kmail — Mature and feature-rich email client.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/kmail/ || kmail
  • Kube — Modern communication and collaboration client built with QtQuick.
https://kube.kde.org/ || not packaged?
  • Mailnag — Extensible mail notification daemon.
https://github.com/pulb/mailnag || mailnag
  • Mailpile — A modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features.
https://www.mailpile.is/ || mailpilePPA
  • openWMail — The missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox. Based on the Electron platform.
https://openwmail.github.io/ || openwmailSnap
  • QGmailNotifier — Portable Qt5 based GMail notifier.
https://github.com/eteran/qgmailnotifier || not packaged?
  • Protonmail Desktop — Unofficial app that emulates a native client for the ProtonMail e-mail service. Based on the Electron platform.
http://protondesktop.com/ || not packaged?
  • Roundcubemail — Browser-based multilingual IMAP client webapp with a native application-like user interface.
http://roundcube.net/ || roundcube
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkeyPPA
https://squirrelmail.org/ || not packaged?
  • Sylpheed — Lightweight and user-friendly GTK+ email client.
http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ || sylpheed
  • Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client from Mozilla written in GTK+.
http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/ || thunderbird

Mail servers

See Mail server.

Mail retrieval agents

See also Wikipedia:Mail retrieval agent.

  • fdm — Program to fetch and deliver mail.
https://github.com/nicm/fdm || fdm
  • Fetchmail — A remote-mail retrieval utility.
http://www.fetchmail.info/ || fetchmail
  • getmail — A POP3 mail retriever with reliable Maildir and command delivery.
http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/ || getmail
  • imapsync — IMAP synchronisation, sync, copy or migration tool
http://imapsync.lamiral.info/ || not packaged?
  • isync — IMAP and MailDir mailbox synchronizer
http://isync.sourceforge.net/ || isync
  • mpop — A small, fast POP3 client suitable as a fetchmail replacement
https://marlam.de/mpop/ || mpop
  • OfflineIMAP — Synchronizes emails between two repositories.
http://www.offlineimap.org/ || offlineimap

Instant messaging clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients and Wikipedia:Comparison of VoIP software.

This section lists all client software with instant messaging support.

Multi-protocol clients
Note: All messengers that support several networks by means of direct connections to them, belong to this section.

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/ || barnowl
  • BitlBee — IRC gateway to popular chat networks (XMPP, ICQ and Twitter).
http://bitlbee.org/ || bitlbee
  • CenterIM — Text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface. Supports most of widely used IM protocols, including ICQ, IRC, XMPP.
http://centerim.org/ || not packaged?
  • EKG2 — Ncurses based XMPP, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ and IRC client.
http://en.ekg2.org/[dead link 2018-09-21] || ekg2
  • Finch — Ncurses-based chat client that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols (Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SIMPLE, XMPP, Zephyr).
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch || finch
  • Minbif — IRC gateway to IM networks that uses libpurple.
https://symlink.me/projects/minbif/wiki || minbif
  • Empathy — GNOME instant messaging client with audio/video support using the Telepathy framework.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Empathy || empathy
  • 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/ || not packaged?
  • Kopete — User-friendly IM supporting Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, GroupWise, ICQ, XMPP.
https://userbase.kde.org/Kopete || kopete
  • Pidgin — Multi-protocol instant messaging client with audio/video support that uses libpurple and supports all its protocols (Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, SIMPLE, XMPP, Zephyr).
http://pidgin.im/ || pidgin
  • qutIM — Simple and user-friendly IM supporting ICQ, XMPP, Mail.Ru, IRC and VKontakte messaging.
http://qutim.org/ || qutim
  • Smuxi — Cross-platform IRC client that also supports Twitter and XMPP.
https://smuxi.im/ || smuxi
  • Thunderbird — Feature-rich email client supports instant messaging and chat using IRC, XMPP and Twitter.
http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/ || thunderbird
  • Yate Client — Instant messenger and softphone supporting XMPP, SIP and H.323.
http://yateclient.yate.ro/ || not packaged?
IRC clients

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients.

  • BitchX — Console-based IRC client developed from the popular ircII.
http://www.bitchx.org/ || not packaged?
  • ERC — Powerful, modular and extensible IRC client for Emacs.
https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/erc/ || included with emacs
  • ii — Featherweight IRC client, literally tail -f the conversation and echo back your replies to a file.
https://tools.suckless.org/ii/ || ii
  • Irssi — Highly-configurable ncurses-based IRC client.
https://irssi.org/ || irssi
  • pork — Programmable, ncurses-based IRC client that mostly looks and feels like ircII.
http://dev.ojnk.net/ || pork
  • ScrollZ — Advanced IRC client based on ircII.
http://www.scrollz.info/ || scrollz
  • sic — Extremely simple IRC client, similar to ii.
https://tools.suckless.org/sic/ || sic
  • WeeChat — Modular, lightweight ncurses-based IRC client.
https://weechat.org/ || weechat


Name Package Written in Extensible SASL
BitchX C ? ?
ERC emacs ELisp in ELisp via script
ii ii C stdin/stdout No
Irssi irssi C in Perl Yes
pork pork C in Perl No
ScrollZ scrollz C ? No
sic sic C stdin/stdout No
WeeChat weechat C multiple languages Yes
  • HexChat — Fork of XChat for Linux and Windows.
https://hexchat.github.io/ || hexchat
https://konversation.kde.org/ || konversation
  • KVIrc — Qt-based IRC client featuring extensive themes support.
http://kvirc.net/ || kvirc
  • Loqui — GTK+ IRC client.
https://launchpad.net/loqui || not packaged?
  • LostIRC — Simple GTK+ IRC client with tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, logging and others.
http://lostirc.sourceforge.net || lostirc
  • Polari — Simple IRC client by the GNOME project.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Polari || polari
  • Quassel — Modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client.
http://quassel-irc.org/ || quassel
  • Srain — Modern, beautiful IRC client written in GTK+ 3.
https://srain.im/ || not packaged?
XMPP clients

See also Wikipedia:XMPP and Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging clients#XMPP-related features.

  • Freetalk — Console-based XMPP client.
https://www.gnu.org/software/freetalk/ || not packaged?
  • jabber.el — Minimal XMPP client for Emacs.
http://emacs-jabber.sourceforge.net/ || emacs-jabber
  • jp (Salut à Toi) — CLI frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
https://salut-a-toi.org/ || sat-xmpp-jp
  • MCabber — Small XMPP console client, includes features: SSL, PGP, MUC, OTR and UTF8.
https://mcabber.com/ || mcabber
  • Poezio — XMPP client with IRC feeling
https://poez.io/ || not packaged?
  • Primitivus (Salut à Toi) — Console frontend for Salut à Toi, multi-purpose XMPP client
https://salut-a-toi.org/ || sat-xmpp-primitivus
  • Profanity — A console based XMPP client inspired by Irssi.
http://profanity.im/ || profanity
  • xmpp-client — A minimalist XMPP client with OTR support.
https://github.com/agl/xmpp-client || not packaged?
  • Converse.js — Web-based XMPP chat client written in JavaScript.
https://conversejs.org/ || not packaged?
  • Dino — A modern, easy to use XMPP client, with PGP and OMEMO support.
https://dino.im/ || dino-im
  • Gajim — XMPP client with audio/video support written in PyGTK.
https://gajim.org/ || gajim
  • Kadu — Qt-based XMPP and Gadu-Gadu client.
http://www.kadu.im/ || kadu
  • Psi — Qt-based XMPP client with audio/video support.
https://psi-im.org/ || psi
  • Spark — Cross-platform real-time XMPP collaboration client optimized for business and organizations.
https://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/spark/ || not packaged?
  • Swift — XMPP client written in C++ with Qt and Swiften.
https://swift.im/ || not packaged?
  • Tkabber — Easy to hack feature-rich XMPP client by the author of the ejabberd XMPP server.
http://tkabber.jabber.ru/ || tkabber
  • Vacuum IM — Full-featured crossplatform XMPP client.
https://github.com/Vacuum-IM/vacuum-im || vacuum-imPPA
SIP clients

See also Wikipedia:List of SIP software#Clients.

  • Blink — State of the art, easy to use SIP client.
http://icanblink.com/ || not packaged?
  • Ekiga — VoIP and video conferencing application with full SIP and H.323 support (formerly known as GNOME Meeting).
http://www.ekiga.org/ || ekiga
  • 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/ || linphone
  • Ring — SIP-compatible softphone and instant messenger for the decentralized Ring network. Formerly known as SFLphone.
https://ring.cx/ || ring
  • Twinkle — Qt softphone for VoIP and IM communication using SIP.
http://twinkle.dolezel.info/ || twinkle
Matrix clients

See also Matrix.

  • Fractal — Matrix client for GNOME written in Rust.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Fractal || org.gnome.FractalFlatpak
  • nheko — Desktop client for the Matrix protocol.
https://github.com/mujx/nheko || nheko
  • Quaternion — Qt5-based IM client for the Matrix protocol.
https://github.com/QMatrixClient/Quaternion || quaternion
  • Riot — Glossy Matrix client with an emphasis on performance and usability. Web application and desktop application based on the Electron platform.
https://about.riot.im/ || im.riot.RiotFlatpak
  • Tensor — Qt5/QML-based Matrix client.
https://github.com/davidar/tensor || not packaged?
Tox clients

See also Tox.

  • qTox — Powerful Tox client written in C++/Qt that follows the Tox design guidelines.
https://qtox.github.io/ || io.github.qtox.qToxFlatpak
  • ratox — FIFO based tox client.
https://ratox.2f30.org/ || not packaged?
  • Ricin — Dead-simple but powerful Tox client.
https://github.com/RicinApp/Ricin || not packaged?
  • Toxic — ncurses-based Tox client
https://github.com/Jfreegman/toxic || not packaged?
  • Toxygen — Tox client written in pure Python3.
https://github.com/toxygen-project/toxygen || not packaged?
  • µTox — Lightweight Tox client.
https://utox.io/ || not packaged?
Serverless (decentralized) clients

See also Bonjour, Ring, Tox and Wikipedia:Comparison of LAN messengers.

  • BeeBEEP — Secure LAN Messenger.
http://beebeep.sourceforge.net/ || beebeepSnap
  • Bit Chat — Secure, peer-to-peer instant messenger.
https://bitchat.im/ || not packaged?
  • Bitmessage — Decentralized and trustless P2P communications protocol for sending encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers.
https://bitmessage.org/ || not packaged?
  • iptux — LAN communication software, compatible with IP Messenger.
https://github.com/iptux-src/iptux || iptux
  • 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.
https://lanmessenger.github.io/ || not packaged?
  • RetroShare — Serverless encrypted instant messenger with filesharing, chatgroups, mail.
http://retroshare.net/ || retrosharePPA
  • Ricochet — Anonymous peer-to-peer instant messaging system built on Tor hidden services.
https://ricochet.im/ || ricochet-im
Other IM clients
  • Caprine — Unofficial Facebook Messenger app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/sindresorhus/caprine || caprineSnap
  • 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/ || not packaged?
  • 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/ || discord
  • Esmska — Program for sending SMS over the Internet.
https://github.com/kparal/esmska || esmskaPPA
  • Gitter — Communication product for communities and teams on GitHub.
https://gitter.im/ || im.gitter.GitterFlatpak
  • Hangups — Third-party instant messaging client for Google Hangouts.
https://github.com/tdryer/hangups || hangupsSnap
  • Matterhorn — Console client for the Mattermost chat system.
https://github.com/matterhorn-chat/matterhorn || not packaged?
  • Mattermost Desktop — Desktop application for Mattermost. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/mattermost/desktop || mattermost-desktop
  • Mumble — Voice chat application similar to TeamSpeak.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ || mumble
  • QHangups — Alternative client for Google Hangouts written in PyQt.
https://github.com/xmikos/qhangups || not packaged?
  • Rocket.Chat Desktop — Desktop application for Rocket.Chat. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat.Electron || chat.rocket.RocketChatFlatpak
  • Signal — Signal Private Messenger for the Desktop. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop || signal-desktop
  • Skype — Popular but proprietary application for voice and video communication. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.skype.com/ || com.skype.ClientFlatpak
  • Slack — Proprietary Slack client for desktop. Based on the Electron platform.
https://slack.com/downloads/linux || slack-desktop
  • TeamSpeak — Proprietary VoIP application with gamers as its target audience.
http://www.teamspeak.com/ || teamspeak3PPA
https://desktop.telegram.org/ || telegram-desktop
  • Viber — Proprietary cross-platform IM and VoIP software.
https://www.viber.com/products/linux/ || com.viber.ViberFlatpak
  • Wire — Modern, private messenger. Based on the Electron platform.
https://wire.com/ || wire-desktop
  • YakYak — Unofficial desktop client for Google Hangouts. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak || yakyakSnap
  • Zoom — Proprietary video conferencing, online meetings and group messaging application.
https://zoom.us/ || us.zoom.ZoomFlatpak
  • Zulip — Desktop client for Zulip group chat. Based on the Electron platform.
https://zulipchat.com/apps/linux || org.zulip.ZulipFlatpak

Instant messaging servers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of instant messaging protocols.

IRC servers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat daemons.

  • InspIRCd — A stable, modern and lightweight IRC daemon.
https://www.inspircd.org/ || inspircd
  • IRCD-Hybrid — A lightweight, high-performance internet relay chat daemon.
http://www.ircd-hybrid.org/ || ircd-hybrid
  • miniircd — A small and configuration free IRC server, suitable for private use.
https://github.com/jrosdahl/miniircd || not packaged?
https://www.unrealircd.org/ || not packaged?
XMPP servers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of XMPP server software.

  • 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.
http://prosody.im/ || prosody
  • Ejabberd — Robust, scalable and extensible XMPP Server written in Erlang
https://www.ejabberd.im/ || ejabberd
  • 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 || jabberd2
  • Openfire — An XMPP IM multiplatform server written in Java
http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/ || not packaged?
SIP servers

See also Wikipedia:List of SIP software#Servers.

https://www.asterisk.org/ || asterisk
  • Kamailio — Rock solid SIP server.
https://www.kamailio.org/ || kamailio
  • openSIPS — SIP proxy/server for voice, video, IM, presence and any other SIP extensions.
https://opensips.org/ || opensips
  • Repro — An open-source, free SIP server.
https://www.resiprocate.org/About_Repro || repro
  • Yate — Advanced, mature, flexible telephony server that is used for VoIP and fixed networks, and for traditional mobile operators and MVNOs.
http://yate.ro/ || yatePPA
Other IM servers
  • Mattermost — Open source private cloud server, Slack-alternative.
https://github.com/mattermost/mattermost-server || not packaged?
  • Murmur — The voice chat application server for Mumble.
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ || mumble-server
  • Rocket.Chat — Web chat server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.
https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat || Rocket.Chat serverSnap
  • Synapse — Reference homeserver for the Matrix protocol.
https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse || matrix-synapse
  • TeamSpeak Server — Proprietary VoIP conference server.
https://teamspeak.com/ || teamspeak3-serverPPA
  • uMurmur — Minimalistic Mumble server.
http://umurmur.net/ || not packaged?

Collaborative software

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/ || citadel-server
  • Kolab — Kolab Groupware solution consisting of a server and various clients.
https://kolab.org/ || kolabPPA
  • SOGo — Groupware server built around OpenGroupware.org (OGo) and the SOPE application server.
https://sogo.nu/ || sogo

News, RSS, and blogs

News aggregators

RSS/Atom aggregators. Some email clients are also able to act as news aggregator: Claws Mail RSSyl plugin, Evolution RSS plugin, SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups, Thunderbird.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of feed aggregators.

  • Canto — Ncurses RSS aggregator.
http://codezen.org/canto/ || not packaged?
  • Gnus — Email, NNTP and RSS client for Emacs.
http://gnus.org/ || emacs
  • Newsboat — Ncurses RSS aggregator with layout and keybinding similar to the Mutt email client.
http://newsboat.org || newsboat
  • Rawdog — "RSS Aggregator Without Delusions Of Grandeur" that parses RSS/CDF/Atom feeds into a static HTML page of articles in chronological order.
http://offog.org/code/rawdog.html || rawdog
  • Snownews — Text mode RSS news reader.
https://github.com/kouya/snownews || not packaged?
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/akregator/ || akregator
  • Alduin — RSS, Atom and JSON feed aggregator. Based on the Electron platform.
https://alduinapp.github.io/ || not packaged?
  • Liferea — GTK+ news aggregator for online news feeds and weblogs.
https://lzone.de/liferea/ || liferea
  • QuiteRSS — RSS/Atom feed reader written on Qt/С++.
http://quiterss.org/ || quiterss
  • RSS Guard — Very tiny RSS and ATOM news reader developed using Qt framework.
https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard || com.github.rssguardFlatpak
  • selfoss — The new multipurpose RSS reader, live stream, mashup, aggregation web application.
https://selfoss.aditu.de/ || not packaged?
  • 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/ || tickr
https://tt-rss.org/ || tt-rss

Podcast clients

Some media players are also able to act as podcast client: Amarok, Banshee, Cantata, Clementine, Goggles Music Manager, Rhythmbox, VLC media player.

See also Wikipedia:List of podcatchers.

  • castget — Simple, command-line RSS enclosure downloader, primarily intended for automatic, unattended downloading of podcasts.
http://castget.johndal.com/ || not packaged?
  • gpo — Text mode interface of gPodder.
http://gpodder.org/ || gpodder
  • Greg — A command-line podcast aggregator.
https://github.com/manolomartinez/greg || not packaged?
  • Marrie — A simple podcast client that runs on the Command Line Interface.
https://github.com/rafaelmartins/marrie/ || not packaged?
  • pcd — A minimal podcast client written in go
https://github.com/kvannotten/pcd || not packaged?
  • CPod — Simple, beautiful podcast app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/z-------------/cumulonimbus || cpod
  • GNOME Podcasts — Podcast client for the GNOME Desktop written in Rust.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/podcasts || org.gnome.PodcastsFlatpak
  • gPodder — Podcast client and media aggregator (GTK+ interface).
http://gpodder.org/ || gpodder
  • Vocal — Simple podcast client for the Modern Desktop (GTK+).
http://vocalproject.net/ || com.github.needleandthread.vocalFlatpak

Usenet newsreaders

Some email clients are also able to act as Usenet newsreader: Claws Mail, Evolution, NeoMutt, SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups, Sylpheed, Thunderbird.

See also: Wikipedia:List of Usenet newsreaders, Wikipedia:Comparison of Usenet newsreaders.

  • nn — Alternative more user-friendly (curses-based) Usenet newsreader for UNIX.
http://www.nndev.org/ || nn
  • slrn — Text-based news client.
http://www.slrn.org/ || slrn
  • tin — A cross-platform threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader.
http://tin.org/ || tin
  • trn — A text-based Threaded Usenet newsreader.
http://trn.sourceforge.net/ || trn4
  • LottaNZB — A SABnzbd (Usenet binary downloader) GUI front-end written in PyGTK
https://launchpad.net/lottanzb/ || lottanzb
  • NZBGet — Usenet binary downloader for .nzb files with web and CLI interface.
https://nzbget.net/ || nzbget
  • Pan — GTK+ Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries.
http://pan.rebelbase.com/ || pan
  • SABnzbd — An open-source binary newsreader webapp written in Python.
https://sabnzbd.org/ || sabnzbdplus

Microblogging clients

See also Wikipedia:List of Twitter services and applications.

  • oysttyer — (official fork of ttytter) An interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client written in Perl.
https://github.com/oysttyer/oysttyer || oysttyer
  • Rainbowstream — A powerful and fully-featured console Twitter client written in Python.
https://github.com/orakaro/rainbowstream || rainbowstreampypi
  • turses — Twitter client for the console based off tyrs with major improvements.
https://github.com/louipc/turses || not packaged?
  • Birdie — Beautiful Twitter client designed for elementary OS.
https://www.amuza.uk/birdie || birdiePPA
  • Choqok — Microblogging client for KDE that supports Twitter.com, Pump.io, GNU social and opendesktop.org services.
http://choqok.gnufolks.org/ || choqok
  • Corebird — Native GTK+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop.
http://corebird.baedert.org/ || corebird
  • Mikutter — Simple, powerful Twitter client using GTK+ and Ruby.
http://mikutter.hachune.net/ || mikutter
  • Polly — Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts.
https://launchpad.net/polly/ || pollyPPA
  • Pumpa — Pump.io client written in C++ and Qt.
https://pumpa.branchable.com/ || pumpa
  • Turpial — Multi-interface Twitter client written in Python.
http://turpial.org.ve/ || turpialPPA
  • Whalebird — Mastodon client application. Based on the Electron platform.
https://whalebird.org/ || WhalebirdSnap

Remote desktop

See also Wikipedia:Remote desktop software and Wikipedia:Comparison of remote desktop software.

Remote desktop clients

  • AnyDesk — Proprietary remote desktop software.
https://anydesk.com/ || com.anydesk.AnydeskFlatpak
  • GNOME Boxes — A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems. Supports VNC and SPICE.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes || gnome-boxes
  • GVncViewer — Simple VNC Client on Gtk-VNC. Run with gvncviewer.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/gtk-vnc || gvncviewer
  • KRDC — Remote Desktop Client for KDE. Supports RDP and VNC.
https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/krdc/ || krdc
  • Remmina — Remote desktop client written in GTK+. Supports RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH.
http://www.remmina.org/ || remmina
  • Remote Viewer — Simple remote display client. Supports SPICE and VNC.
https://virt-manager.org/ || virt-viewer
  • TeamViewer — Proprietary remote desktop client. It uses its own proprietary protocol.
http://www.teamviewer.com/ || teamviewer
http://tigervnc.org/ || tigervnc
  • Vinagre — Remote desktop viewer for GNOME. Supports RDP, VNC, SPICE and SSH.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Vinagre || vinagre
  • xfreerdp — FreeRDP X11 client. Run with xfreerdp.
http://www.freerdp.com/ || freerdp-x11
  • X2Go Client — A graphical client (Qt4) for the X2Go system that uses the NX technology protocol.
http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php || x2goclient

Remote desktop servers

  • Krfb — VNC server for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/krfb || krfb
  • Vino — VNC server for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Vino || vino
http://tigervnc.org/ || tigervnc-standalone-server
  • x11vnc — VNC server for real X displays.
http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/ || x11vnc
  • X2Go Server — An open source remote desktop software that uses the NX technology protocol.
http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php || x2goserver
  • Xrdp — A daemon that supports RDP. It uses Xvnc, X11rdp or xorgxrdp as a backend.
http://www.xrdp.org/ || xrdp



See the main article: Codecs.


Image viewers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of image viewers.

Framebuffer image viewers
  • fbi — Image viewer for the linux framebuffer console.
https://www.kraxel.org/blog/linux/fbida/ || fbida
  • fbv — Very simple graphic file viewer for the framebuffer console.
http://s-tech.elsat.net.pl/fbv/ || not packaged?
  • fim — Highly customizable and scriptable framebuffer image viewer based on fbi.
http://www.nongnu.org/fbi-improved/ || fim
  • jfbview — Framebuffer PDF and image viewer based on Imlib2. Features include Vim-like controls, rotation and zoom, zoom-to-fit, and fast multi-threaded rendering.
http://seasonofcode.com/pages/jfbview.html || not packaged?
Graphical image viewers
  • Eye of GNOME — Image viewing and cataloging program, which is a part of the GNOME desktop environment.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/EyeOfGnome || eog
  • Eye of MATE — Simple graphics viewer for the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/eom || eom
  • EyeSight — Image viewer for the Hawaii desktop environment.
http://hawaiios.org/projects/eyesight/ || not packaged?
  • feh — Fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2.
https://feh.finalrewind.org/ || feh
  • GalaPix — OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collections of image files,
https://github.com/Galapix/galapix || not packaged?
  • Geeqie — Image browser and viewer (fork of GQview) that adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files.
http://geeqie.org/ || geeqie
  • GPicView — Simple and fast image viewer for X, which is part of the LXDE desktop.
http://lxde.sourceforge.net/gpicview/ || gpicview
  • Gwenview — Fast and easy to use image viewer for the KDE desktop.
http://gwenview.sourceforge.net/ || gwenview
  • ida — X11 application (Motif based) for viewing images.
https://www.kraxel.org/blog/linux/fbida/ || not packaged?
  • LxImage-Qt — The LXQt image viewer.
https://github.com/lxde/lximage-qt || lximage-qt
  • meh — meh is a small, simple, super fast image viewer using raw XLib.
http://www.johnhawthorn.com/meh/ || not packaged?
  • Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mirageiv.berlios/ || mirage
  • nomacs — Qt image viewer. It is feature-rich but starts fast and can be configured to show additional widgets or only the image.
https://nomacs.org/ || nomacs
  • Phototonic — Fast and functional image viewer and browser (Qt).
https://github.com/oferkv/phototonic/ || phototonic
  • PhotoQt — Fast and highly configurable image viewer with a simple and nice interface.
http://photoqt.org/ || photoqtPPA
  • pqiv — GTK 3 based command-line image viewer with a minimal UI supporting images in compressed archives, rewrite of qiv.
https://github.com/phillipberndt/pqiv/ || pqiv
  • Quick Image Viewer — Very small and fast image viewer based on GTK+ and imlib2.
http://spiegl.de/qiv/ || qiv
  • Ristretto — Fast and lightweight image viewer for the Xfce desktop environment.
http://docs.xfce.org/apps/ristretto/start || ristretto
  • shufti — shufti non-destructively saves and restores the zoom level, rotation, window size, desktop location and viewing area on a per-image/file location basis
https://github.com/danboid/shufti || not packaged?
  • sxiv — Simple image viewer based on imlib2 that works well with tiling window managers.
https://github.com/muennich/sxiv || sxiv
  • Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK+ image viewer featuring support for flipping, rotating, animations and configurable mouse actions.
http://siyanpanayotov.com/project/viewnior/ || viewnior
  • Vimiv — An image viewer with vim-like keybindings. It is written in python3 using the Gtk3 toolkit.
http://karlch.github.io/vimiv || not packaged?
  • Xloadimage — Classic X image viewer.
http://sioseis.ucsd.edu/xloadimage.html || xloadimage

Image organizers

See also Wikipedia:Image organizer.

  • Deepin Image Viewer — Image viewer and organizer for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-image-viewer/ || deepin-image-viewer
  • digiKam — KDE-based image organizer with built-in editing features via a plugin architecture. digiKam asserts it is more full featured than similar applications with a larger set of image manipulation features including RAW image import and manipulation.
http://www.digikam.org/ || digikam
  • Frogr — Small application for the GNOME desktop that allows users to manage their accounts in the Flickr image hosting website.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Frogr || frogr
  • GNOME Photos — Access, organize, and share your photos on GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Photos || gnome-photos
  • gThumb — Image viewer and browser for the GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gthumb || gthumb
  • KPhotoAlbum — Digital image cataloging software that supports annotation, browsing, searching and viewing of digital images and videos.
https://www.kphotoalbum.org/ || kphotoalbum
  • Rapid Photo Downloader — Download photos and videos from cameras, memory cards and portable storage devices.
http://www.damonlynch.net/rapid/ || rapid-photo-downloader
  • Shotwell — A digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell || shotwell

Image processing

  • CairoSVG — SVG to PNG, PDF, PS converter.
https://cairosvg.org/ || python-cairosvg
  • Converseen — Batch image converter and resizer.
http://converseen.fasterland.net/ || converseen
  • dcraw — Converts many camera RAW formats.
http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/ || dcraw
  • Fyre — Tool for producing computational artwork based on histograms of iterated chaotic functions.
http://fyre.navi.cx/ || fyre
  • G'MIC — Full-featured open-source framework for image processing, providing several different user interfaces to convert/manipulate/filter/visualize generic image datasets, ranging from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images, including 2d color images.
http://www.gmic.eu/ || gmic
  • GraphicsMagick — Fork of ImageMagick designed to have API and command-line stability. It also supports multi-CPU for enhanced performance and thus is used by some large commercial sites (Flickr, etsy) for its performance.
http://www.graphicsmagick.org/ || graphicsmagick
  • ImageMagick — Command-line image manipulation program. It is known for its accurate format conversions with support for over 100 formats. Its API enables it to be scripted and it is usually used as a backend processor.
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php || imagemagick
Image compression
  • Guetzli — A perceptual JPEG encoder, aiming for excellent compression density at high visual quality.
https://github.com/google/guetzli || guetzli
  • jpegoptim — JPEG optimization utility providing lossless and lossy compression.
http://www.kokkonen.net/tjko/projects.html#jpegoptim || jpegoptim
  • optipng — Lossless PNG compressor.
http://optipng.sourceforge.net/ || optipng

Raster graphics editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of raster graphics editors.

  • AzPainter — Painting software for illustration drawing.
https://github.com/Symbian9/azpainter || not packaged?
  • GIMP — Image editing suite in the vein of proprietary editors such as Adobe Photoshop. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) has been started in the mid 1990s and has acquired a large number of plugins and additional tools.
http://www.gimp.org/ || gimp
https://www.gnu.org/software/gpaint/ || gpaint
  • GrafX2 — Bitmap paint program specialized in 256 color drawing.
http://grafx2.chez.com/ || grafx2
  • KolourPaint — Free raster graphics editor for KDE, similar to Microsoft's Paint application before Windows 7, but with some additional features such as support for transparency.
http://kolourpaint.org || kolourpaint
  • Krita — Digital painting and illustration software included based on the KDE platform.
http://krita.org/ || krita
  • mtPaint — Graphics editing program geared towards creating indexed palette images and pixel art.
http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ || mtpaint
  • MyPaint — Free software graphics application for digital painters.
http://mypaint.org || mypaint
  • PhotoFlare — Simple but powerful image editor originally inspired by PhotoFiltre.
https://photoflare.io/ || photoflarePPA
  • Pinta — Drawing and editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide a simplified alternative to GIMP for casual users.
http://pinta-project.com/ || pinta
  • XPaint — Color image editing tool which features most standard paint program options.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/ || xpaint

Some image viewers and organizers like digiKam, Ephoto, GNOME Photos, gThumb, ida, nomacs, Pantheon Photos, Phototonic and Shotwell also provide some basic image manipulation functionality.

Photo editors

  • darktable — Photography workflow and RAW development application.
http://www.darktable.org/ || darktable
  • Hugin — Panorama photo stitcher.
http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ || hugin
  • LightZone — Professional-level digital darkroom and photo editor comparable to Photoshop Lightroom.
http://lightzoneproject.org/ || lightzonePPA
  • Luminance HDR — Open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.
http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/ || luminance-hdr
  • Oqapy — Photographic workflow application.
https://oqapy.eu/ || oqapyPPA
  • Rawstudio — Raw-image converter written in GTK+.
https://rawstudio.org/ || rawstudioPPA
  • RawTherapee — A powerful cross-platform raw image processing program.
http://www.rawtherapee.com/ || rawtherapee

Vector graphics editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of vector graphics editors.

  • Dia — GTK+-based diagram creation program.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia || dia
  • draw.io desktop — Diagram drawing application built on web technology. Based on the Electron platform.
https://about.draw.io/ || not packaged?
  • Gravit Designer — Proprietary vector design application. Based on the Electron platform.
https://designer.io/ || io.designer.GravitDesignerFlatpak
  • Inkscape — Vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. It's developers also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
http://inkscape.org/ || inkscape
  • Karbon — Vector graphics editor, part of the Calligra Suite.
http://www.calligra-suite.org/karbon/ || karbon
  • LibreOffice Draw — Vector graphics editor and diagramming tool included in the LibreOffice suite similar to Microsoft Visio.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/draw/ || libreoffice
  • Mockingbot — Proprietary prototyping & collaboration design tool. Based on the Electron platform.
http://mockingbot.com/ || not packaged?
http://pencil.evolus.vn/ || pencil2d
  • sK1 — Replacement for Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, oriented for "prepress ready" PostScript & PDF output.
http://sk1project.net/ || sk1PPA
  • Xfig — Interactive drawing tool.
http://mcj.sourceforge.net/ || xfig

Font editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of font editors.

  • Birdfont — Font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT and SVG fonts.
https://birdfont.org/ || birdfont
https://fontforge.github.io/ || fontforge
  • TruFont — Font-editing application.
http://trufont.github.io/ || not packaged?

2D animation

  • OpenStopMotion — Capture program for creating stopmotion video clips.
http://qstopmotion.org/ || not packaged?
  • OpenToonz — 2D animation creation software.
https://opentoonz.github.io/e/ || io.github.OpenToonzFlatpak
  • Pencil2D — Easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations.
https://www.pencil2d.org/ || pencil2d
  • qStopMotion — Application for creating stop-motion animation movies. The users will be able to create stop-motions from pictures imported from a camera or from the harddrive and export the animation to different video formats such as mpeg or avi.
http://qstopmotion.org/ || qstopmotion
  • Stopmotion — Application to create stop-motion animations. It helps you capture and edit the frames of your animation and export them as a single file.
http://linuxstopmotion.org/ || stopmotion
  • Synfig Studio — 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork.
https://www.synfig.org/ || synfigstudio
  • TupiTube Desk — Desktop application to create and share 2D animations, focused on kids and teenagers.
https://www.maefloresta.com/ || not packaged?

3D computer graphics

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of 3D computer graphics software.

  • Art of Illusion — 3D modeling and rendering studio written in Java.
http://www.artofillusion.org/ || artofillusionPPA
  • Blender — Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite capable of 3D modeling, texturing, and animation, among other things.
http://www.blender.org/ || blender
  • Goxel — Open Source 3D voxel editor.
https://guillaumechereau.github.io/goxel/ || goxel
  • LuxRender — Rendering system for physically correct, unbiased image synthesis.
http://luxrender.net/ || not packaged?
  • MakeHuman™ — Parametrical modeling program for creating human bodies.
http://www.makehuman.org/ || makehuman
  • Sweet Home 3D — Interior design software application for the planning and development of floor plans
http://sweethome3d.com/ || sweethome3d
  • POV-Ray — Script-based raytracer for creating 3D graphics.
http://www.povray.org/ || povray
  • VoxelShop — Extremely intuitive and powerful software to modify and create voxel objects.
https://blackflux.com/node/11 || not packaged?
  • Wings 3D — Advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use.
http://www.wings3d.com/ || wings3d

Color pickers

  • Chameleon — Simple color picker for X11 which outputs colors to stdout.
https://github.com/seebye/chameleon || not packaged?
  • ColorGrab — Cross-platform color picker.
https://github.com/nielssp/colorgrab || not packaged?
  • Deepin Picker — Color picker tool for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-picker/ || deepin-picker
  • delicolour — Lightweight GTK+ 3 color finder.
https://github.com/eepp/delicolour || not packaged?
  • Gcolor3 — Simple GTK+ 3 color selector.
https://www.hjdskes.nl/projects/gcolor3/ || gcolor3PPA
  • GPick — Advanced color picker tool.
http://www.gpick.org/ || gpick
  • KColorChooser — Simple application to select the color from the screen or from a palette.
https://www.kde.org/applications/graphics/kcolorchooser/ || kcolorchooser
  • MATE Color Selection — Choose colors from the palette or the screen. Run with mate-color-select.
https://mate-desktop.org/ || mate-desktop
  • Pick — Simple color picker tool for the Linux desktop.
https://www.kryogenix.org/code/pick || not packaged?
  • xcolor — Lightweight color picker for X11.
https://soft.github.io/xcolor/ || not packaged?


See Screen capture#Screenshot software.

Digital camera managers

See Libgphoto2#Installation.


Audio systems

See also the main article Sound system and Wikipedia:Sound server.

Audio players

See also Music Player Daemon#Clients and Wikipedia:Comparison of audio player software.

  • cmus — Very feature-rich ncurses-based music player.
https://cmus.github.io/ || cmus
  • Cplay — Curses front-end for various audio players (ogg123, mpg123, mpg321, splay, madplay, and mikmod, xmp, and sox).
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Cplay || cplay
  • Herrie — Minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support.
https://github.com/EdSchouten/herrie || not packaged?
  • MOC — Ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, OGG, and WAV formats.
https://moc.daper.net/ || moc
  • MPFC — Gstreamer-based audio player with curses interface.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/mpfc/ || not packaged?
  • mpg123 — Fast free MP3 console audio player for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, HP-UX and nearly all other UNIX systems (also decodes MP1 and MP2 files).
https://www.mpg123.org/ || mpg123
  • pianobar — Console-based frontend for the online radio Pandora.
https://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ || pianobar
  • vitunes — Curses-based music player and playlist manager with vim-like keybindings.
http://vitunes.org/ || not packaged?
  • whistle — Curses-based commandline audio player.
https://github.com/ap0calypse/whistle/ || not packaged?
  • XMMS2 — Complete rewrite of the popular music player.
https://xmms2.org || xmms2
http://banshee.fm/ || banshee
https://www.clementine-player.org/ || clementine
  • Cozy — Modern audio book player for Linux using GTK+ 3.
https://github.com/geigi/cozy || not packaged?
  • Exaile — GTK+ clone of Amarok.
http://www.exaile.org/ || exailePPA
  • GNOME Music — Music is the new GNOME music playing application. It aims to combine an elegant and immersive browsing experience with simple and straightforward controls.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Music || gnome-music
  • Gradio — GTK+ 3 application for finding and listening to internet radio stations.
https://github.com/haecker-felix/gradio || de.haeckerfelix.gradioFlatpak
  • Guayadeque — Full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the GStreamer media framework.
http://guayadeque.org/ || guayadequePPA
  • Lollypop — A GNOME music player.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Lollypop || org.gnome.LollypopFlatpak
  • Muine — A music player written in C Sharp.
https://muine.gooeylinux.org/ || not packaged?
  • Parlatype — Minimal audio player for manual speech transcription, for GNOME. It plays audio sources to transcribe them in your favorite text application.
https://gkarsay.github.io/parlatype/ || parlatype
  • Pithos — Python/GTK Pandora Radio desktop client.
https://pithos.github.io/ || pithos
  • Pragha — GTK+ music manager. (fork of the Consonance Music Manager)
https://pragha-music-player.github.io/ || pragha
  • Quod Libet — Audio player written with PyGTK and GStreamer with support for regular expressions in playlists.
https://github.com/quodlibet/quodlibet/ || quodlibet
  • Rhythmbox — GTK+ clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox || rhythmbox
  • Sayonara — Small, clear and fast audio player for Linux written in C++, uses the Qt framework.
https://sayonara-player.com/ || sayonara-playerPPA
  • Amarok — Mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features.
https://amarok.kde.org/ || amarok
  • JuK — JuK is an audio jukebox application, supporting collections of MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC audio files.
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/juk/ || juk
  • Musique — Just another music player, only better.
http://flavio.tordini.org/musique || musique
  • Tomahawk — Music player application written in C++/Qt. It decouples the name of the song from the source it was shared from - and fulfills the request using all of your available sources.
https://www.tomahawk-player.org/ || tomahawk playerPPA
  • Yarock — Modern looking music player, packed with features, that doesn’t depend on any specific desktop environment. Yarock is designed to provide an easy and pretty music browser based on cover art.
https://seb-apps.github.io/yarock/ || not packaged?
Qt Multimedia-based
  • Babe — Tiny Qt music player to keep your favorite songs at hand.
https://milohr.github.io/BabeIt/ || not packaged?
  • Elisa — Simple music player by the KDE community aiming to provide a nice experience for its users.
https://community.kde.org/Elisa || org.kde.elisaFlatpak
  • Aqualung — Advanced music player, which plays audio CDs, internet radio streams and podcasts as well as soundfiles in just about any audio format and has the feature of inserting no gaps between adjacent tracks.
https://aqualung.jeremyevans.net/ || aqualungPPA
http://audacious-media-player.org/ || audacious
  • DeaDBeeF — Light and fast music player with many features, no GNOME or KDE dependencies, supports console-only, as well as a GTK+ GUI, comes with many plugins, and has a metadata editor.
http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/ || deadbeefPPA
  • gmusicbrowser — Open-source jukebox for large collections of MP3/OGG/FLAC files.
https://gmusicbrowser.org/ || gmusicbrowser
  • Goggles Music Manager — Music collection manager and player that automatically categorizes your music, supports gapless playback, features easy tag editing, and internet radio support. Uses the Fox toolkit.
https://gogglesmm.github.io/ || gogglesmm
  • LXMusic — A minimalist xmms2-based music player.
https://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXMusic || lxmusic
  • Miam-Player — Cross-platform open source music player.
http://mbach.github.io/Miam-Player/ || miamPPA
  • museeks — Minimalistic and easy to use music player. Based on the Electron platform.
https://museeks.io/ || not packaged?
  • Noson — Fast and smart controller for SONOS devices.
https://janbar.github.io/noson-app/ || io.github.janbar.nosonFlatpak
  • Nuclear — Modern music player focused on streaming from free sources. Based on the Electron platform.
https://nuclear.gumblert.tech/ || not packaged?
  • Nuvola Player — Integrated Google Music, 8tracks and Hype Machine player.
https://tiliado.eu/nuvolaplayer/ || nuvolaplayerPPA
  • Qmmp — Qt-based multimedia player with a user interface that is similar to Winamp or XMMS.
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/ || qmmp
  • SpotCommander — A remote control for Spotify, optimized for mobile devices. It works on any device with a modern browser, and it's free and open source.
https://olejon.github.io/spotcommander/ || not packaged?
  • Spotify — Proprietary music streaming service. It supports local playback and streaming from Spotify's vast library (requires a free account).
https://www.spotify.com/ || spotify-client

Audio tag editors

  • Beets — Music library organizer, tagger and more.
http://beets.io/ || beets
  • Demlo — Batch music tagger, encoder, renamer and more.
https://ambrevar.bitbucket.io/demlo/ || demlo
  • id3 — Command-line utility to edit ID3 1.x and 2.x tags.
https://squell.github.io/id3/ || id3
  • id3ted — Command line id3 tag editor.
https://muennich.github.io/id3ted/ || not packaged?
  • id3v2 — Command line editor for id3v2 tags.
http://id3v2.sourceforge.net/ || id3v2
  • MP3Info — MP3 technical info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor.
https://ibiblio.org/mp3info/ || mp3info
  • MP3Unicode — Command line utility to convert ID3 tags in mp3 files between different encodings.
http://mp3unicode.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • Taffy — Simple command-line tag editor for many audio formats.
https://github.com/jangler/taffy || not packaged?
  • Tagutil — CLI tool to edit music file's tag. It aims to provide both an easy-to-script interface and ease of use interactively.
https://github.com/kAworu/tagutil || not packaged?
  • Audio Tag Tool — Tool to edit tags in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files.
https://github.com/impegoraro/tagtool || not packaged?
  • Coquillo — Metadata editor for various audio formats.
https://github.com/sjuvonen/coquillo || not packaged?
  • EasyTag — Utility for viewing, editing and writing ID3 tags of music files, supports many audio formats.
http://easytag.sourceforge.net/ || easytag
  • Ex Falso — Cross-platform free and open source audio tag editor and library organizer. Run with exfalso.
https://github.com/quodlibet/quodlibet/ || quodlibet
  • Kid3 — MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files tag editor.
http://kid3.sourceforge.net/ || CLI: kid3, Qt: kid3-qt
  • KTag Editor — ID3v tag editor developed in Qt5 framework. Supported files are mp3, wav, ogg, wma, flac, asf.
http://karoljkocmaros.blogspot.com/p/ktag-editor.html || not packaged?
  • MP3Info GUI — MP3 technical info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor. The graphical interface can be launched with the gmp3info command.
https://ibiblio.org/mp3info/ || mp3info
  • Picard — Cross-platform audio tag editor written in Python (the official MusicBrainz tagger).
https://picard.musicbrainz.org/ || picard
  • Puddletag — Replacement for the famous MP3tag for Windows.
http://puddletag.sourceforge.net/ || puddletag
  • Qoobar — Universal Qt-based audio tagger (specialized for classical music).
http://qoobar.sourceforge.net/en/index.htm || qoobar
  • Tag Editor — A tag editor with Qt GUI and command-line interface supporting MP4/M4A/AAC (iTunes), ID3v1/ID3v2, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC and Matroska.
https://github.com/Martchus/tageditor || not packaged?


  • clyrics — Extensible lyrics fetcher, with daemon support for cmus and mocp.
https://github.com/trizen/clyrics || not packaged?
  • LyricsX — Lyrics editor.
https://github.com/timxx/lyricsx || not packaged?
  • OSD Lyrics — Lyric show compatible with various media players.
https://github.com/osdlyrics/osdlyrics || osdlyricsPPA

Audio converters

  • Ecasound — Command line tools designed for multitrack audio processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback, recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling.
https://nosignal.fi/ecasound/ || ecasound
  • fre:ac — Audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders.
https://freac.org/ || not packaged?
  • Gnac — Audio converter for GNOME.
http://gnac.sourceforge.net/ || gnac teamPPA
  • SoundConverter — A graphical application to convert audio files into different formats.
http://soundconverter.org/ || soundconverter
  • soundKonverter — Qt-based GUI front-end to various audio converters.
https://github.com/dfaust/soundkonverter || soundkonverter
  • SoX — Command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files into other formats.
http://sox.sourceforge.net/ || sox
  • XCFA — Tool to extract the content of audio CDs and convert files to various formats.
http://www.xcfa.tuxfamily.org/ || xcfa

Audio editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of digital audio editors.

  • Audacity — Program that lets you manipulate digital audio waveforms.
https://www.audacityteam.org/ || audacity
  • Deepin Voice Recorder — Voice recorder application for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-voice-recorder/ || deepin-voice-recorder
  • GNOME Sound Recorder — The Sound Recorder application enables you to record and play .flac, .ogg (OGG audio, or .oga), and .wav sound files.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SoundRecorder || gnome-sound-recorder
http://gwc.sourceforge.net/ || gwc
  • Kwave — Sound editor for KDE.
http://kwave.sourceforge.net/ || kwave
  • mhWaveEdit — Graphical program for editing, playing and recording sound files.
https://github.com/magnush/mhwaveedit/ || mhwaveedit
  • Mp3splt — Utility to split mp3, ogg vorbis and native FLAC files selecting a begin and an end time position, without decoding.
http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/ || CLI: mp3splt, GUI: mp3splt-gtk
  • Play it Slowly — Play back audio files at a different speed or pitch.
https://29a.ch/playitslowly || playitslowly
  • Sweep — Audio editor and live playback tool.
http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/ || sweep
  • WaveSurfer — Tool for sound visualization and manipulation. Typical applications are speech/sound analysis and sound annotation/transcription.
https://www.speech.kth.se/wavesurfer/ || wavesurfer

Digital audio workstations

See also Professional audio.

  • Ardour — Multichannel hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation.
http://ardour.org/ || ardour
  • Bitwig Studio — Proprietary professional digital audio workstation.
http://bitwig.com/ || not packaged?
  • Frinika — Digital audio workstation, features sequencer, soft-synths, realtime effects and audio recording.
http://www.frinika.com/ || not packaged?
  • LMMS — Digital audio workstation which allows you to produce music with your computer.
https://lmms.io/ || lmms
  • MusE — MIDI/Audio sequencer (digital audio workstation) with recording and editing capabilities, aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux.
http://muse-sequencer.org/ || muse
  • Qtractor — Qt-based hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application that aims to provide digital audio workstation software simple enough for the average home user, and yet powerful enough for the professional user.
http://qtractor.sourceforge.net/qtractor-index.html || qtractor
  • REAPER — Proprietary digital audio workstation, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset.
https://www.reaper.fm/ || not packaged?
  • Rosegarden — Digital audio workstation program developed with ALSA and Qt that acts as an audio and MIDI sequencer, scorewriter and musical composition and editing tool.
http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/ || rosegarden
  • Tracktion — Proprietary digital audio workstation, specifically designed for the needs of modern music producers.
https://www.tracktion.com/ || not packaged?
  • Traverso — Multitrack audio recorder and editor with a very clean and intuitive interface which supports ALSA and Jack as the sound driver.
https://traverso-daw.org/ || traverso

Audio analyzers

  • audioprism — Spectrogram tool for PulseAudio input and WAV files.
https://github.com/vsergeev/audioprism || not packaged?
  • BRP-PACU — Dual channel FFT based acoustic analysis tool to help engineers analyze live professional sound systems using the transfer function.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/brp-pacu/ || brp-pacu
  • FMIT — Graphical utility for tuning your musical instruments, with error and volume history and advanced features.
http://gillesdegottex.github.io/fmit/ || fmit
  • Friture — Real-time audio analyzer.
http://friture.org/ || not packaged?
  • rtspeccy — Real time audio spectrum analyzer.
https://www.uninformativ.de/projects/rtspeccy/ || not packaged?
https://www.sonicvisualiser.org/ || sonic-visualiser
  • Spectrum3d — Displays a 3D audio spectrogram in real time from the microphone or an audio file.
http://spectrum3d.sourceforge.net/ || spectrum3dPPA
  • Spek — Helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram.
http://spek.cc/ || spek


See also LilyPond#Front-ends and Wikipedia:Comparison of scorewriters.

  • Aria Maestosa — MIDI sequencer/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play MIDI files with a few clicks in a user-friendly interface offering score, keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views.
http://ariamaestosa.sourceforge.net/ || aria maestosaPPA
  • Canorus — Music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback of notes, chord markings, lyrics, import/export filters to formats like MIDI, MusicXML, ABC Music, MusiXTeX and LilyPond.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/canorus/ || not packaged?
  • Impro-Visor — Music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised.
https://www.cs.hmc.edu/~keller/jazz/improvisor/ || not packaged?
  • LilyPond — Music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible.
http://lilypond.org/ || lilypond
  • MuseScore — Create, playback, and print sheet music.
https://musescore.org/ || musescore
  • TuxGuitar — Multitrack guitar tablature editor and player.
http://tuxguitar.com.ar/ || tuxguitar

Audio synthesis environments

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of audio synthesis environments.

  • Cabbage — Framework for audio software development using simple markup text and the Csound audio synthesis language.
http://cabbageaudio.com/ || not packaged?
  • ChucK — Strongly-timed, concurrent, and on-the-fly music programming language.
http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/ || chuck
  • Csound — Sound and music computing system.
https://csound.com/ || csound
  • CsoundQt — Frontend for Csound featuring a highlighting editor with autocomplete, interactive widgets and integrated help.
https://csoundqt.github.io/ || csoundqt
  • Pure Data — Real-time music and multimedia environment.
http://msp.ucsd.edu/software.html || puredata
  • SuperCollider — Platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition, used by musicians, artists, and researchers working with sound.
https://supercollider.github.io/ || supercollider

Sound generators

This section contains drum machines, software samplers and software synthesizers.

  • ams — Alsa Modular Synth. Realtime modular synthesizer and effect processor.
http://alsamodular.sourceforge.net/ || ams
  • amsynth — Analog Modelling SYNTHesizer. Easy-to-use software synthesizer with a classic subtractive synthesizer topology.
https://amsynth.github.io/ || amsynth
  • DIN — Sound synthesizer and musical instrument.
http://dinisnoise.org/ || din
  • Drumstick — Set of MIDI tools: drum grid, MIDI player, virtual piano.
http://drumstick.sourceforge.net/ || drumstick-tools
  • FluidSynth — Real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications.
http://www.fluidsynth.org/ || fluidsynth
  • Gigedit — Graphical instrument editor for sample based virtual instruments, based on the GigaStudio/Gigasampler file format.
http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Gigedit/ || gigedit
  • Helm — Software synthesizer to create electronic music on your computer.
http://tytel.org/helm/ || helmPPA
  • Hydrogen — Advanced drum machine to create drum sequences.
https://github.com/hydrogen-music/hydrogen || hydrogen
  • JSampler — Java GUI for LinuxSampler software audio sampler.
http://jsampler.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • QMidiArp — Advanced MIDI arpeggiator, programmable step sequencer and LFO.
http://qmidiarp.sourceforge.net/ || qmidiarp
  • QMidiRoute — MIDI router and processor for ALSA.
http://alsamodular.sourceforge.net/ || qmidiroute
  • Qsampler — Qt GUI for LinuxSampler software audio sampler.
https://qsampler.sourceforge.io/ || qsampler
  • Qsynth — Qt GUI for Fluidsynth.
https://qsynth.sourceforge.io/ || qsynth
  • TiMidity++ — Software synthesizer, which can play MIDI files by converting them into PCM waveform data.
http://timidity.sourceforge.net/ || timidity
  • VMPK — Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard. MIDI events generator and receiver. It doesn't produce any sound by itself, but can be used to drive a MIDI synthesizer.
http://vmpk.sourceforge.net/ || vmpk
  • Yoshimi — Software synthesizer, a fork of ZynAddSubFX.
http://yoshimi.sourceforge.net/ || yoshimi
  • ZynAddSubFX — Fully featured software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments, from some common heard from expensive hardware to interesting sounds that you'll boost to an amazing universe of sounds.
http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/ || zynaddsubfx

Music trackers

  • Buzztrax — Music studio to compose songs using only a computer with a soundcard.
http://buzztrax.org/ || buzztrax
  • klystrack — Tracker for making C64/NES/Amiga-style chiptunes on a modern platform.
https://kometbomb.github.io/klystrack/ || klystrack
  • MilkyTracker — Music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files.
https://milkytracker.titandemo.org/ || milkytracker
  • Radium — Music editor with a new type of interface.
https://users.notam02.no/~kjetism/radium/ || not packaged?
  • Schism Tracker — Create high quality music without the requirements of specialized, expensive equipment, and with a unique "finger feel" that is difficult to replicate in part.
http://schismtracker.org/ || schism


  • Giada — Minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians.
https://giadamusic.com/ || giada
  • IDJC — Powerful yet easy to use source-client for individuals interested in streaming live radio shows over the Internet using Shoutcast or Icecast servers.
http://idjc.sourceforge.net/ || idjc
  • Luppp — Music creation tool, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast and intuitive workflow.
http://openavproductions.com/luppp/ || not packaged?
  • Mixxx — Integrates the tools DJs need to perform creative live mixes with digital music files.
https://mixxx.org/ || mixxx
  • Seq24 — Minimal loop based MIDI sequencer for a live performance with a very simple interface for editing and playing MIDI 'loops'.
http://filter24.org/seq24/ || seq24
  • xwax — Digital Vinyl System (DVS) for Linux. It allows DJs and turntablists to playback digital audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and more), controlled using a normal pair of turntables via timecoded vinyls.
http://xwax.org/ || xwax

Audio effects

  • Calf Plugin Pack for JACK — Process and produce sounds using a set of plugins with JACK interface. (calfjackhost)
https://calf-studio-gear.org/ || calf-plugins
  • Carla — Audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats.
https://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/Applications:Carla || not packaged?
  • guitarix — Virtual guitar amplifier for JACK.
https://guitarix.org/ || guitarix
  • Rakarrack — Richly featured multi-effects processor emulating a guitar effects pedalboard.
http://rakarrack.sourceforge.net/ || rakarrack

Audio visualizers

  • C.A.V.A. — Console-based audio visualizer for ALSA, MPD and PulseAudio.
https://karlstav.github.io/cava/ || not packaged?
  • Cavalcade — GTK+ GUI for C.A.V.A.
https://github.com/worron/cavalcade/ || not packaged?
  • cli-visualizer — Highly configurable CLI-based audio visualizer.
https://github.com/dpayne/cli-visualizer || not packaged?
  • GLava — OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer. Its primary use case is for desktop windows or backgrounds.
https://github.com/wacossusca34/glava || not packaged?
  • GLMViz — Fully configurable OpenGL music visualizer.
https://github.com/hannesha/GLMViz || not packaged?
  • projectM — Music visualizer which uses 3D accelerated iterative image-based rendering.
http://projectm.sourceforge.net/ || JACK: projectm-jack, PulseAudio: projectm-pulseaudio
  • VSXu — OpenGL-based (hardware-accelerated), modular programming environment with its main purpose to visualize music and create graphic effects in real-time.
http://www.vsxu.com/ || not packaged?

Volume control

See also PulseAudio#Front-ends.

  • alsamixer — Soundcard mixer for ALSA soundcard driver, with ncurses interface.
https://alsa-project.org/ || alsa-utils
  • ALSA Tray — Provides a systray icon and a command line interface for setting the volume of the ALSA Mixers.
https://projects.flogisoft.com/alsa-tray/ || alsa-trayPPA
  • AlsaVolume — Tray ALSA volume changer written using gtkmm.
https://github.com/Vitozz/cppAlsaVolume || not packaged?
  • AMixST — Volume wheel using ALSA and Qt5.
https://github.com/FenixFyreX/amixst || not packaged?
  • GNOME ALSA Mixer — ALSA mixer for GNOME.
https://launchpad.net/gnome-alsamixer || gnome-alsamixer
  • GVolWheel — Audio mixer which lets you control the volume through a tray icon.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gvolwheel/ || not packaged?
  • KMix — KDE volume control program.
https://kde.org/applications/multimedia/kmix/ || kmix
  • MATE Volume Control — Audio mixer application and system tray applet for MATE to mix audio and adjust volume levels of various audio mixer devices.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-media || mate-media
  • PNMixer — A fork of Obmixer. It has many new features such as ALSA channel selection, connect/disconnect detection, shortcuts, etc.
https://github.com/nicklan/pnmixer/wiki || pnmixer
  • QasTools — Collection of desktop applications for the Linux sound system ALSA. It provides QasMixer (mixer), QasHctl (HCTL mixer) and QasConfig (configuration browser).
http://xwmw.org/qastools/ || qasmixer, qastools-common
  • Retrovol — Retro-looking volume setting tray applet.
https://github.com/pizzasgood/retrovol || not packaged?
  • Volnoti — A lightweight volume notification daemon for GNU/Linux and other POSIX operating systems.
https://github.com/davidbrazdil/volnoti || not packaged?
  • Volti — A GTK application for controlling audio volume from system tray with an internal mixer and support for multimedia keys that uses only ALSA.
https://github.com/gen2brain/volti || volti
  • VolWheel — A little application which lets you control the sound volume easily through a tray icon you can scroll on.
http://oliwer.net/b/volwheel.html || not packaged?

CD ripping

See Optical disc drive#Audio CD.


Video players

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video player software.

  • FFplay — Very simple and portable media player using the FFmpeg libraries and the SDL library.
http://ffmpeg.org/ || ffmpeg
  • MPlayer — Video player that supports a complete and versatile array of video and audio formats.
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html || mplayer
  • mpv — Movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2.
https://mpv.io/ || mpv
  • VLC media player — Command-line version of the famous video player that can play smoothly high definition videos in the TTY. The rc interface can be launched with vlc -I rc, and the ncurses interface can be launched with vlc -I ncurses.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • GNOME Twitch — Twitch client for GNOME using GStreamer.
http://gnome-twitch.vinszent.com/ || gnome-twitch
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Videos || totem
  • Movie Monad — Free and simple to use video player made with Haskell using GStreamer.
https://lettier.github.io/movie-monad/ || com.lettier.movie-monadFlatpak
  • Parole — Modern media player based on the GStreamer framework.
http://docs.xfce.org/apps/parole/start || parole
  • Snappy — Powerful media player with a minimalistic interface that uses GStreamer.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Snappy || not packaged?
  • Spivak — Karaoke player based on GStreamer and Qt5.
https://github.com/gyunaev/spivak || com.github.gyunaev.spivakFlatpak
  • Deepin Movie — Movie player for Deepin desktop based on mpv.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-movie/ || deepin-movie
  • GNOME MPV — Simple frontend for mpv (GTK+ 3).
https://gnome-mpv.github.io/ || gnome-mpv
  • Kawaii-Player — Audio/video manager and multimedia player (based on mpv) with PC-to-PC casting feature, along with functionalities of portable media server and torrent streaming server.
https://github.com/kanishka-linux/kawaii-player || not packaged?
  • mpv — Very basic GUI for mpv. Can be launched with mpv --player-operation-mode=pseudo-gui.
https://mpv.io/ || mpv
  • SMPlayer — Qt multimedia player with extra features (CSS themes, YouTube integration, etc.) based on mpv. It can use MPlayer as alternative backend.
http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/ || smplayer
  • xt7-player-mpv — Qt/Gambas GUI to mpv with a rich set of configurable options including filters and drivers, ladspa plugins support as well as library/playlist managment, YouTube, online radios, podcasts, DVB-T and more.
https://github.com/kokoko3k/xt7-player-mpv || xt7PPA
  • GNOME MPlayer — Simple GTK+-based GUI for MPlayer.
http://kdekorte.googlepages.com/gnomemplayer || gnome-mplayer
  • KMPlayer — Simple KDE frontend for MPlayer and video player plugin for Konqueror. It can use Phonon as alternative backend.
http://kmplayer.kde.org/ || kmplayer
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/dragonplayer/ || dragonplayer
  • Kaffeine — Very versatile KDE media player that, by default, utilizes VLC as its backend and has excellent support of digital TV (DVB).
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/kaffeine/ || kaffeine
  • Kaku — Highly integrated music player supports different online platform like YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo and more. Based on the Electron platform.
http://kaku.rocks/ || not packaged?
  • Kodi — Media player and entertainment hub for digital media.
https://kodi.tv/ || kodi
  • Minitube — YouTube desktop application written in C++ using Phonon and Qt.
https://flavio.tordini.org/minitube || minitube
  • QMPlay2 — Qt based video player. It can play and stream all formats supported by FFmpeg and libmodplug. It has on integrated module system, which includes a YouTube browser.
http://zaps166.sourceforge.net/?app=QMPlay2 || not packaged?
  • QtAV Player — Simple media player based on QtAV and FFmpeg. Run with Player or QMLPlayer.
http://www.qtav.org/ || qtav-players
  • tvtime — High quality television application for use with video capture cards.
https://linuxtv.org/ || tvtime
  • VLC media player — Middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio and video formats.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • xine — Free multimedia player.
http://www.xine-project.org || xine-ui

Video converters

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video converters.

  • Avidemux CLI — Free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ || org.avidemux.AvidemuxFlatpak
  • FFmpeg — Complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
http://ffmpeg.org/ || ffmpeg
  • HandBrake CLI — Simple yet powerful video transcoder ideal for batch mkv/x264 ripping.
http://handbrake.fr/ || handbrake-cli
  • MEncoder — Free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool.
http://mplayerhq.hu/ || mencoder
  • MKVToolNix CLI — Set of tools to create, edit and inspect Matroska files.
https://mkvtoolnix.download/ || mkvtoolnix
  • Transcode — Command line tool for video stream processing.
https://bitbucket.org/france/transcode-tcforge || transcode
  • Ciano — Simple multimedia file converter.
https://github.com/robertsanseries/ciano || com.github.robertsanseries.cianoFlatpak
  • Curlew — Easy to use multimedia converter written in Python and GTK3 and uses FFmpeg.
https://curlew.sourceforge.io/ || not packaged?
  • FFmpegYAG — Advanced GUI for the popular FFmpeg audio/video encoding tool.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffmpegyag/ || not packaged?
  • FF Multi Converter — Simple graphical application which enables you to convert audio, video, image and document files between all popular formats, by utilizing other command-line tools.
https://sites.google.com/site/ffmulticonverter/ || ffmulticonverterPPA
  • HandBrake — Simple yet powerful video transcoder ideal for batch mkv/x264 ripping. GTK+ version.
http://handbrake.fr/ || handbrake
  • MKVToolNix GUI — Qt based GUI to create, edit and inspect Matroska files.
https://mkvtoolnix.download/ || mkvtoolnix-gui
  • QWinFF — Qt5 GUI for FFmpeg that can read audio and video files in various formats and convert them into other formats.
http://qwinff.github.io/ || qwinff media converterPPA
  • traGtor — Convert all your audio and video files through FFmpeg without using a terminal.
http://mein-neues-blog.de/tragtor-gui-for-ffmpeg/ || not packaged?
  • Transmageddon — Simple python application for transcoding video into formats supported by GStreamer.
http://www.linuxrising.org/ || transmageddon
  • WinFF — Graphical video and audio batch converter using FFmpeg.
https://www.biggmatt.com/winff/ || winff

Video editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video editing software.

  • Avidemux — Free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ || org.avidemux.AvidemuxFlatpak
  • Blender — Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite with a built-in non-linear video editor.
http://www.blender.org/ || blender
http://cinelerra-cv.org/ || cinelerra-cvPPA
  • Flowblade — Multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux, designed to provide a fast, robust editing experience.
https://github.com/jliljebl/flowblade || flowblade
  • Kdenlive — Non-linear video editor designed for basic to semi-professional work.
http://kdenlive.org/ || kdenlive
  • Lightworks — Professional proprietary non-linear editing system for editing and mastering digital video in various formats.
http://www.lwks.com/ || not packaged?
  • LiVES — Video editor and VJ (live performance) platform.
http://lives-video.com/ || lives
  • Natron — Open-source compositing software. Node-graph based. Similar in functionalities to Adobe After Effects and Nuke by The Foundry.
https://natron.fr/ || fr.natron.NatronFlatpak
  • OpenShot — Non-linear video editor based on MLT framework.
http://www.openshotvideo.com/ || openshot
  • Pitivi — Video editor designed to be intuitive and integrate well in the GNOME desktop.
http://www.pitivi.org/ || pitivi
  • Shotcut — Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.
http://www.shotcut.org/ || org.shotcut.ShotcutFlatpak
  • VidCutter — Fast lossless media cutter + joiner w/ frame-accurate SmartCut options powered by mpv, FFmpeg via a sleek Qt5 GUI.
https://vidcutter.ozmartians.com/ || com.ozmartians.VidCutterFlatpak


See also Wikipedia:Comparison of subtitle editors.

https://github.com/Aegisub/Aegisub || aegisubPPA
  • Gaupol — Full-featured subtitle editor.
https://otsaloma.io/gaupol/ || gaupol
http://www.gnomesubtitles.org/ || not packaged?
  • Jubler — Open-source multiplatform subtitle editor written in Java.
http://www.jubler.org || not packaged?
  • Penguin Subtitle Player — Standalone subtitle player that provides a translucent window which always stays on the top so subtitles can be shown on top of the video without blocking anything.
https://github.com/carsonip/Penguin-Subtitle-Player || not packaged?
  • subdl — Command-line tool for downloading subtitles from opensubtitles.org.
https://github.com/akexakex/subdl || not packaged?
  • SubDownloader — Automatic download/upload of subtitles using fast hashing.
https://github.com/subdownloader/subdownloader || subdownloader
  • Subtitle Composer — Subtitle editor with Qt 5 based GUI supporting various formats, features different player backends, able to display wave form.
https://github.com/maxrd2/subtitlecomposer || subtitlecomposer
  • Subtitle Editor — GTK+3 tool to edit subtitles for GNU/Linux/*BSD.
http://kitone.github.io/subtitleeditor/ || subtitleeditor
  • SubtitlesPrinter — Print subtitles above a X-screen, independently of the video player.
https://github.com/OlivierMarty/SubtitlesPrinter || not packaged?


See Screen capture#Screencast software.


See also FFmpeg#Recording webcam and Wikipedia:Comparison of webcam software.

  • Cheese — Take photos and videos with your webcam, with fun graphical effects.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Cheese || cheese
  • fswebcam — Small and simple command line webcam software that generates images for a webcam.
https://www.sanslogic.co.uk/fswebcam/ || fswebcam
  • Guvcview — Simple interface for capturing and viewing video from v4l2 devices.
http://guvcview.sourceforge.net/ || guvcview
  • Kamoso — Webcam recorder from KDE community.
https://userbase.kde.org/Kamoso || kamoso
  • MJPG-streamer — Command line application which can be used to stream M-JPEG over an IP-based network from a webcam to various types of viewers.
https://github.com/jacksonliam/mjpg-streamer || mjpg-streamerPPA
  • Motion — Highly configurable program that monitors video signals from many types of cameras. It is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion.
https://motion-project.github.io/ || motion
  • v4l2ucp — Universal control panel for V4L2 devices.
http://v4l2ucp.sourceforge.net/ || v4l2ucp
  • v4l-utils — Provides a series of utilities for media devices.
https://linuxtv.org/ || v4l-utils
  • Webcamoid — Full featured webcam suite.
https://webcamoid.github.io/ || webcamoid
  • ZArt — GUI for G'MIC real-time manipulations on the output of a webcam.
https://gmic.eu/ || gmic-zart

DVD authoring

See also Wikipedia:List of DVD authoring applications.

  • Bombono DVD — DVD authoring program with nice and clean GUI.
http://www.bombono.org/ || bombono-dvd
  • Devede — Program to create VideoDVDs and CDs.
http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html || devede
  • DVDStyler — DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs.
https://www.dvdstyler.org/ || dvdstylerPPA

DVD ripping

See Optical disc drive#DVD-Video.

Collection managers

  • Data Crow — Media cataloger and media organizer.
http://datacrow.net/ || not packaged?
  • FileBot — The ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, tv shows or anime, and music well as downloading subtitles and artwork.
https://github.com/filebot/filebot || not packaged?
  • GCstar — GNOME application for organizing various collections (board games, comic books, movies, stamps, etc.).
http://www.gcstar.org/ || gcstar
  • Griffith — Movie collection manager application.
https://gitlab.com/Strit/griffith || not packaged?
  • MediaElch — Media manager for Kodi. Information about movies, TV shows, concerts and music are stored as nfo files.
https://www.kvibes.de/en/mediaelch/ || not packaged?
  • Tellico — KDE application for organizing various collections (books, video, music, coins, etc.).
http://tellico-project.org/ || tellico
  • vMovieDB — Movie collection manager for the Gnome desktop.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/vmoviedb/ || not packaged?

Media servers

  • Airsonic — Web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. (Fork of Subsonic.)
https://airsonic.github.io/ || not packaged?
  • Emby — Proprietary media server, which automatically converts and streams your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
https://emby.media/ || not packaged?
  • forked-daapd — DAAP (iTunes) and MPD media server with support for AirPlay devices, Apple Remote, Chromecast, Spotify and internet radio.
http://ejurgensen.github.io/forked-daapd/ || forked-daapd
  • Gerbera — UPnP Media Server to stream your media to devices on your home network. (Fork of MediaTomb.)
https://gerbera.io/ || gerbera
  • Icecast — Streaming media (audio/video) server which currently supports Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and MP3 streams.
https://icecast.org/ || icecast2
  • Plex — Proprietary media server, which organizes your personal video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your devices.
https://www.plex.tv/ || not packaged?
  • ReadyMedia — Simple media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/ || minidlna
  • Rygel — UPnP AV MediaServer and MediaRenderer that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures, and control of media player on your home network.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Rygel || rygel
  • Serviio — Proprietary media server, which allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network.
http://serviio.org/ || not packaged?
  • Subsonic — Proprietary media server to stream from your own computer.
http://www.subsonic.org/ || not packaged?
  • Tvheadend — TV streaming server and recorder supporting DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC, ISDB-T, IPTV, SAT>IP and HDHomeRun as input sources.
https://tvheadend.org/ || tvheadendPPA

c=== Metadata ===

  • ExifTool — Command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files.
https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ || libimage-exiftool-perl
  • Exiv2 — Command line utility to manage image metadata. It provides fast and easy read and write access to the Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata and the ICC Profile embedded within digital images in various formats.
http://exiv2.org/ || exiv2
  • ffprobe — Gather information from multimedia streams and print it in human- and machine-readable fashion.
https://ffmpeg.org/ffprobe.html || ffmpeg
  • jhead — Exif jpeg header manipulation tool.
http://sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/ || jhead
  • MediaConch — Implementation checker, policy checker, reporter, and fixer.
https://mediaarea.net/MediaConch || CLI: mediaconch, GUI: mediaconch-gui
  • MediaInfo — Convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files.
https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo || CLI: mediainfo, GUI: mediainfo-gui
  • pyExifToolGUI — Graphical frontend for ExifTool, which reads and writes all kind of metadata tags from/to image files.
https://hvdwolf.github.io/pyExifToolGUI/ || not packaged?
  • sndfile-info — Obtaining information about the contents of an audio file.
http://mega-nerd.com/libsndfile/ || sndfile-tools

Mobile device managers

  • gnokii — Tools and user space driver for use with mobile phones.
http://www.gnokii.org/ || gnokii
https://gmtp.sourceforge.io/ || gmtp
  • GNOME Phone Manager — Control your mobile phone from your GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/PhoneManager || gnome-phone-manager
  • gtkpod — GUI for Apple's iPod using GTK+. It allows you to import your existing iTunes database, add songs, podcasts, videos and cover art, and to edit ID3 tags.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gtkpod/ || gtkpod
  • KDE Connect — Aims to communicate all your devices.
https://community.kde.org/KDEConnect || kdeconnect
  • Modem Manager GUI — Control EDGE/3G/4G broadband modem specific functions.
http://linuxonly.ru/page/modem-manager-gui || modem-manager-gui
  • Wammu — Manage data in your cell phone such as contacts, calendar or messages.
https://wammu.eu/ || wammu

Optical disc burning

See Optical disc drive#Burning CD/DVD/BD with a GUI.



Command shells

See the main article: Command-line shell.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of command shells.

Terminal emulators

Terminal emulators show a GUI Window that contains a terminal. Most emulate Xterm, which in turn emulates VT102, which emulates typewriter. For further background information, see Wikipedia:Terminal emulator.

For a comprehensive list, see Wikipedia:List of terminal emulators.

  • Alacritty — A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator.
https://github.com/jwilm/alacritty || alacrittyPPA
  • aterm — Xterm replacement with transparency support. It has been deprecated in favour of urxvt since 2008.
http://aterm.sourceforge.net/ || aterm
  • Cool Retro Term — A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display.
https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-retro-term || cool-retro-termPPA
  • Eterm — Terminal emulator intended as a replacement for xterm and designed for the Enlightenment desktop.
http://eterm.org || eterm
  • Gate One — Web-based terminal emulator and SSH client.
https://github.com/liftoff/GateOne || gateonePPA
  • Hyper — A terminal with JS/CSS support.
https://github.com/zeit/hyper || not packaged?
  • Konsole — Terminal emulator included in the KDE desktop.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/konsole/ || konsole
  • kitty — A modern, hackable, featureful, OpenGL based terminal emulator
https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty || not packaged?
  • mlterm — A multi-lingual terminal emulator supporting various character sets and encodings in the world.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mlterm/ || mlterm
  • PuTTY — Highly configurable ssh/telnet/serial console program.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ || putty
  • QTerminal — Lightweight Qt-based terminal emulator.
https://github.com/qterminal/qterminal || qterminal
  • rxvt — Popular replacement for the xterm.
http://rxvt.sourceforge.net/ || rxvt
  • shellinabox — A web-based SSH Terminal
https://github.com/shellinabox/shellinabox || shellinabox
  • Terminology — Terminal emulator by the Enlightenment project team with innovative features: file thumbnails and media play like a media player.
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-terminology || terminology
  • urxvt — Highly extendable (with Perl) unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator featuring tabbing, url launching, a Quake style drop-down mode and pseudo-transparency.
http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/rxvt-unicode.html || rxvt-unicode
  • xterm — Simple terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly.
http://invisible-island.net/xterm/ || xterm
  • Yakuake — Drop-down terminal (Quake style) emulator based on Konsole.
https://yakuake.kde.org/ || yakuake

VTE (Virtual Terminal Emulator) is a widget developed during early GNOME days for use in the GNOME Terminal. It has since given birth to many terminals with similar capabilities.

  • Deepin Terminal — Terminal emulation application for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-terminal/ || deepin-terminal
  • evilvte — Very lightweight and highly customizable terminal emulator with support for tabs, auto-hiding and different encodings.
http://calno.com/evilvte/ || not packaged?
  • GNOME Terminal — A terminal emulator included in the GNOME desktop with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Terminal || gnome-terminal
  • Guake — Drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop.
http://guake-project.org/ || guake
  • LXTerminal — Desktop independent terminal emulator for LXDE.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal || lxterminal
http://www.mate-desktop.org/ || mate-terminal
  • Pantheon Terminal — A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal emulator. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration.
https://github.com/elementary/terminal || not packaged?
  • ROXTerm — Tabbed terminal emulator with a small footprint.
http://roxterm.sourceforge.net/ || roxtermPPA
  • sakura — Terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE.
http://www.pleyades.net/david/projects/sakura || sakura
  • Terminator — Terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panels.
https://gnometerminator.blogspot.com/ || terminator
  • Termite — Keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support.
https://github.com/thestinger/termite || not packaged?
  • Tilda — Configurable drop down terminal emulator.
https://github.com/lanoxx/tilda/ || tilda
  • Tilix — Tiling terminal emulator for GNOME.
https://gnunn1.github.io/tilix-web/ || tilix
  • tinyterm — Very lightweight terminal emulator based on VTE.
https://github.com/lahwaacz/tinyterm || not packaged?
  • Xfce Terminal — Terminal emulator included in the Xfce desktop with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface.
https://docs.xfce.org/apps/terminal/start || xfce4-terminal

The following terminal emulators are based on the kernel mode setting that could be invoked without X.

  • KMSCON — A KMS/DRM-based system console(getty) with an integrated terminal emulator for Linux operating systems.
https://github.com/dvdhrm/kmscon || not packaged?

In GNU/Linux world, the framebuffer could be refered to a virtual device in the Linux kernel (fbdev) or the virtual framebuffer system for X (xvfb). This section mainly lists the terminal emulators that based on the in-kernel virtual device, i.e. fbdev.

  • yaft — A simple terminal emulator for living without X, with UCS2 glyphs, wallpaper and 256color support.
https://github.com/uobikiemukot/yaft || not packaged?

Terminal pagers

See also Wikipedia:Terminal pager.

  • more — A simple and feature-light pager. It is a part of util-linux.
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/util-linux/util-linux.git/about/ || util-linux
  • less — A program similar to more, but with support for both forward and backward scrolling, as well as partial loading of files.
https://www.gnu.org/software/less/ || less
  • most — A pager with support for multiple windows, left and right scrolling, and built-in colour support
http://www.jedsoft.org/most/ || most
  • mcview — A pager with mouse and colour support. It is bundled with midnight commander.
http://midnight-commander.org/ || mc

Terminal multiplexers

See also Wikipedia:Terminal multiplexer.

  • abduco — Tool for session attach and detach support which allows a process to run independently from its controlling terminal.
http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/abduco/ || not packaged?
  • byobu — An GPLv3 licensed addon for tmux or screen. It requires a terminal multiplexer installed.
http://byobu.co/ || byobu
  • dtach — Program that emulates the detach feature of screen.
http://dtach.sourceforge.net/ || dtach
  • dvtmdwm-style window manager in the console.
http://brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/ || dvtm
  • GNU Screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/ || screen
  • tmux — BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.
http://tmux.github.io/ || tmux


File managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file managers.

  • Clex — File manager with full-screen user interface
http://www.clex.sk/ || clex
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Dired.html || emacs
  • Last File Manager — Powerful file manager written in Python 3 with a curses interface.
https://inigo.katxi.org/devel/lfm/ || lfm
http://www.midnight-commander.org || mc
  • nffm — "Nothing Fancy File Manager", a mouseless ncurses file manager written in C.
https://github.com/mariostg/nffm || not packaged?
  • Pilot — File manager that comes with the Alpine email client.
https://www.washington.edu/alpine/ || alpine
  • Ranger — Console-based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features.
https://ranger.github.io/ || ranger
  • Vifm — Ncurses-based two-panel file manager with vi-like keybindings.
http://vifm.info || vifm
  • Caja — The file manager for the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja || caja
  • Dolphin — File manager included in the KDE desktop.
https://userbase.kde.org/Dolphin || dolphin
  • Gentoo — A lightweight file manager for GTK.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gentoo/ || gentoo
  • GNOME Files — Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Files || nautilus
  • Konqueror — File manager and web browser for the KDE desktop.
http://www.konqueror.org/ || konqueror
  • Nemo — Nemo is the file manager of the Cinnamon desktop. A fork of Nautilus.
http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/ || nemo
  • PCManFM — Very fast and lightweight file manager which can also optionally manage the desktop icons and background.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM || pcmanfm
  • qtFM — Small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.
http://www.qtfm.org/ || not packaged?
  • ROX — Small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels.
http://rox.sourceforge.net || rox-filer
  • Thunar — File manager that can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start || thunar

Note that some of these twin-panel file managers can also be set to have only one pane.

  • Double Commander — File manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net// || GTK+: doublecmd-gtk, Qt: doublecmd-qt
  • emelFM2 — File manager that implements the popular two-panel design.
http://emelfm2.net/ || emelfm2
http://gcmd.github.io/ || gnome-commander
  • Krusader — Advanced twin panel (Midnight Commander style) file manager for the KDE desktop.
http://www.krusader.org/ || krusader
  • muCommander — A lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface written in Java.
http://www.mucommander.com/ || not packaged?
  • SpaceFM — GTK+ multi-panel tabbed file manager.
http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/ || spacefm
  • Sunflower — Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins.
http://sunflower-fm.org/ || sunflowerPPA
  • trolCommander — Lightweight, dual-pane file manager written in Java. Fork of muCommander.
https://github.com/trol73/mucommanderc || not packaged?
  • Tux Commander — Windowed file manager with two panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.
http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/description.php || tuxcmd
  • Worker — Fast, lightweight and feature-rich file manager for the X Window System.
http://www.boomerangsworld.de/worker/ || worker
  • Xfe — Microsoft Explorer-like file manager for X (X File Explorer).
http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/ || xfe

Trash management

  • trash-cli — A command-line interface implementing FreeDesktop.org's Trash specification.
https://github.com/andreafrancia/trash-cli || trash-cli

File synchronization

See also Synchronization and backup programs#Data synchronization and Wikipedia:Comparison of file synchronization software.

  • FreeFileSync — Folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
https://www.freefilesync.org/ || not packaged?
  • git-annex — Manage files with git, without checking the file contents into git.
https://git-annex.branchable.com/ || git-annex
  • hsync — Command line program to sync only those files that have been renamed/moved but otherwise unchanged. It works by issuing simple move operations at the destination without actually transferring the files, and is meant to be used in conjunction with other synchronization programs that lack this capability.
https://ambrevar.bitbucket.io/hsync/ || not packaged?
  • rclone — Command line program to sync files and directories to and from Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Yandex Disk and many other cloud storage services as well as between local paths.
https://rclone.org/ || rclone
  • rsync — File transfer program that uses the "rsync algorithm" which provides a very fast method for bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.
https://rsync.samba.org/ || rsync
  • SparkleShare — File sharing and collaboration application written in C#. It can sync with any Git server over SSH.
http://sparkleshare.org/ || sparkleshare
  • Syncthing — Continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in a simple way without advanced configuration.
https://syncthing.net/ || syncthing
  • Syncany — Cloud storage and filesharing application with a focus on security and abstraction of storage.
https://www.syncany.org/ || syncanyPPA
  • Synkron — Application that helps you keep your files and folders always updated. You can easily sync your documents, music or pictures to have their latest versions everywhere.
http://synkron.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • Unison — File synchronization tool that allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.
https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ || unison

Archiving and compression tools

For archiving and compression command-line tools, see Archiving and compression.

Archive managers
  • Ark — Archiving tool included in the KDE desktop.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/ark/ || ark
  • Engrampa — Archive manager for MATE
https://github.com/mate-desktop/engrampa || engrampa
  • File Roller — Archive manager included in the GNOME desktop.
http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/ || file-roller
  • p7zip-gui — The GUI belonging to the p7zip software.
http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ || p7zip-full
  • PeaZip — Open source file and archive manager.
http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html || peazipPPA
  • Squeeze — Featherweight front-end for commandline archiving tools.
http://squeeze.xfce.org/ || not packaged?
  • Xarchiver — Lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+.
https://github.com/ib/xarchiver || xarchiver

Comparison, diff, merge

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file comparison tools.

  • colordiff — A Perl script wrapper for 'diff' that produces the same output but with pretty 'syntax' highlighting.
http://www.colordiff.org/ || colordiff
  • Diffuse — Small and simple text merge tool written in Python.
http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/ || diffuse
  • KDiff3 — File and directory diff and merge tool for the KDE desktop.
http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/ || kdiff3
  • Kompare — GUI front-end program for viewing and merging differences between source files. It supports a variety of diff formats and provides many options to customize the information level displayed.
http://www.caffeinated.me.uk/kompare/ || kompare
  • Meld — Visual diff and merge tool that can compare files, directories, and version controlled projects.
http://meldmerge.org/ || meld
  • xxdiff — A graphical browser for file and directory differences.
http://furius.ca/xxdiff/ || xxdiff

Vim and Emacs provide merge functionality with vimdiff and ediff.

Batch renamers

  • GPRename — GTK+ batch renamer for files and directories.
http://gprename.sourceforge.net || gprename
  • KRename — Very powerful batch file renamer for the KDE desktop.
http://www.krename.net || krename
  • metamorphose2 — wxPython based batch renamer with support for regular expressions, renaming multimedia files according to their metadata, etc.
http://file-folder-ren.sourceforge.net || not packaged?
  • pyRenamer — Application for the mass renaming of files.
https://github.com/SteveRyherd/pyRenamer || pyrenamerpypi
  • rename.pl — Batch renamer based on perl regex.
http://search.cpan.org/~pederst/rename/bin/rename.PL || not packaged?
  • Thunar Bulk Rename — Change the name of multiple files at once using some criterion that applies to at least one of the files. Run with thunar -B.
https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/bulk-renamer/start || thunar

File searching

This section lists utilities for file searching based on filename, file path or metadata. For full-text searching, see the next section.

See also Wikipedia:List of search engines#Desktop search engines.


See find and its alternatives.

  • Catfish — Versatile file searching tool by Xfce, can be powered by find, locate and Zeitgeist.
https://launchpad.net/catfish-search || catfish
  • KFind — Search tool for KDE to find files by name, type or content. Has internal search and supports locate.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kfind/ || kfind
  • MATE Search Tool — MATE utility to search for files.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • regexxer — Interactive search and replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions.
http://regexxer.sourceforge.net/ || regexxer
  • Searchmonkey — Powerful GUI search utility for matching regex patterns.
http://searchmonkey.sourceforge.net/ || searchmonkey
File indexers

These programs index your files to allow for quick searching.

  • Basenji — Volume indexing tool designed for easy and fast indexing of CD/DVD and other type of volume collections.
https://github.com/pulb/basenji || basenjiPPA
  • fsearch — A fast file search utility for Unix-like systems based on GTK+3.
https://github.com/cboxdoerfer/fsearch || fsearchPPA

Full-text searching

Grep and its alternatives provide non-indexed full-text search.

Full-text indexers
  • Baloo — KDE's file indexing and search solution, has a CLI and is used by KRunner.
https://community.kde.org/Baloo || baloo
  • DocFetcher — Graphical Java desktop search application.
http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net || not packaged?
  • Recoll — Full text search tool based on Xapian, has CLI and GUI.
https://lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/ || recoll
  • Tracker — All-in-one indexer, search tool and metadata database, used by GNOME Documents, Music, Photos and Videos.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Tracker || tracker
  • Zeitgeist — Event aggregation framework for the user's activities and notifications (files opened, websites visited, conversations had, etc.), has several third-party front-ends.
https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-project || zeitgeist


Version control systems

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of revision control software.

  • Bazaar — Distributed version control system that helps you track project history over time and to collaborate easily with others.
https://bazaar.canonical.com/ || bzr
  • CVS — Concurrent Versions System, a client-server revision control system.
http://cvs.nongnu.org/ || cvs
  • Darcs — Distributed revision control system that was designed to replace traditional, centralized source control systems such as CVS and Subversion.
http://darcs.net/ || darcs
  • Fossil — Distributed VCS with bug tracking, wiki, forum, and technotes.
https://www.fossil-scm.org/ || fossil
  • Git — Distributed revision control and source code management system with an emphasis on speed.
https://git-scm.com/ || git
  • Mercurial — Distributed version control system written in Python and similar in many ways to Git.
https://www.mercurial-scm.org/ || mercurial
  • Subversion — Full-featured centralized version control system originally designed to be a better CVS.
https://subversion.apache.org/ || subversion

Build automation

See also Wikipedia:List of build automation software.

  • Apache Ant — Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other.
http://ant.apache.org/ || ant
  • Apache Maven — Build automation tool used primarily for Java.
http://maven.apache.org/ || maven
  • CMake — Family of tools designed to build, test and package software.
https://cmake.org/ || cmake
  • GNU make — GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs.
http://www.gnu.org/software/make || make
  • Gradle — Powerful build system for the JVM.
https://gradle.org/ || gradle
  • Phing — PHP program designed to automate tasks of all kinds.
https://www.phing.info/ || phing

Integrated development environments

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of integrated development environments.

  • Anjuta — Versatile IDE with project management, an application wizard, an interactive debugger, a source editor, version control support and many more tools.
http://anjuta.org/ || anjuta
  • Aptana Studio — IDE based on Eclipse, but geared towards web development, with support for HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Adobe AIR and others.
http://www.aptana.com/ || not packaged?
  • Bluefish — Powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. It supports many programming and markup languages.
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ || bluefish
  • Code::Blocks — C, C++ and Fortran IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.
http://codeblocks.org/ || codeblocks
  • CLion — A cross-platform IDE for C and C++.
http://www.jetbrains.com/clion || clionPPA
  • CodeLite — Open source and cross-platform C/C++/PHP and Node.js IDE written in C++ .
http://www.codelite.org/ || codelite
  • Eclipse — IDE for Java, C/C++, PHP, Perl and Python with subversion support and task management.
https://www.eclipse.org/ || eclipse
  • Eric — Full-featured Python and Ruby IDE written in PyQt5.
https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/ || eric
  • Gambas — IDE based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions.
http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html || gambas3PPA
  • Geany — Small and lightweight IDE with many supported many programming and markup languages including C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal.
https://geany.org/ || geany
  • GNOME Builder — Tool to write and contribute to great GNOME-based applications.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Builder || gnome-builder
  • KDevelop — Feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages.
https://www.kdevelop.org/ || kdevelop
  • Lazarus — Delphi (Object Pascal) compatible IDE for Rapid Application Development. It has variety of components ready for use and a graphical form designer to easily create complex graphical user interfaces.
https://www.lazarus-ide.org/ || lazarus
  • LiteIDE — Simple Go IDE.
https://github.com/visualfc/liteide || not packaged?
  • MonoDevelop — Cross-platform IDE targeted for the Mono and .NET frameworks.
http://monodevelop.com/ || not packaged?
  • Netbeans — IDE for developing with Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Groovy, C, C++, Scala, Clojure, and other languages.
https://netbeans.org/ || netbeans
  • PHPStorm — JetBrains PhpStorm is a commercial, cross-platform IDE for PHP built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform, providing an editor for PHP, HTML and JavaScript with on-the-fly code analysis, error prevention and automated refactorings for PHP and JavaScript code.
https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/ || phpstormPPA
  • Qt Creator — Lightweight, cross-platform C++ integrated development environment with a focus on Qt.
https://www.qt.io/ide/ || qtcreator
Java IDEs
  • Bluej — Fully featured Java IDE used mainly for educational and beginner purposes.
https://bluej.org/ || not packaged?
  • IntelliJ IDEA — IDE for Java, Groovy and other programming languages with advanced refactoring features.
http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/ || intellijPPA
Python IDEs
http://ninja-ide.org/ || ninja-ide
  • PyCharm — Python IDE with support for code analysis, debugging, unit testing, version control and web development with Django.
http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/ || pycharmPPA
  • Spyder — Scientific Python Development Environment providing MATLAB-like features.
https://github.com/spyder-ide/spyder || spyder (Python 2) or spyder3 (Python 3)
  • Thonny — Python IDE for beginners.
http://thonny.org/ || thonny
  • WingIDE — Proprietary Python development environment. It is fully featured and meant for professional use.
http://www.wingware.com || not packaged?
Educational IDEs
  • Etoys — Educational tool and media-rich authoring environment for teaching children.
http://squeakland.org/ || etoys
  • KTurtle — Educational programming environment that aims to make learning how to program as easily as possible.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kturtle/ || kturtle
  • Scratch — Programming system and content development tool for educational and entertainment purposes, such as creating interactive projects and simple sprite-based games. It is used primarly by unskilled users (such as children) as an entry to event-driven programming.
https://scratch.mit.edu/ || scratch


  • Accerciser — Interactive Python accessibility explorer. It uses the AT-SPI library to inspect, examine, and interact with widgets, allowing you to check if an application is providing correct information to assistive technologies and automated testing frameworks.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Accerciser || accerciser
  • Alleyoop — Find memory-management problems in your programs using the valgrind tool.
http://alleyoop.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • Bustle — Draws sequence diagrams of D-Bus activity. It shows signal emissions, method calls and their corresponding returns, with time stamps for each individual event and the duration of each method call.
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Bustle/ || bustle
https://www.gnu.org/software/ddd/ || ddd
  • D-Feet — Easy to use D-Bus debugger to inspect D-Bus interfaces of running programs and invoke methods on those interfaces.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DFeet || d-feet
  • GammaRay — Qt-application inspection and manipulation tool.
https://www.kdab.com/development-resources/qt-tools/gammaray/ || gammaray
  • KCachegrind — Profile data visualization tool, used to determine the most time consuming execution parts of program.
https://www.kde.org/applications/development/kcachegrind/ || kcachegrind
  • KDbg — Graphical user interface to GDB, the GNU debugger. It provides an intuitive interface for setting breakpoints, inspecting variables, and stepping through code.
http://kdbg.org/ || kdbg
  • Massif-Visualizer — Visualizer for Valgrind Massif data files.
https://phabricator.kde.org/source/massif-visualizer/ || massif-visualizer
  • Nemiver — Easy to use standalone C/C++ debugger (GDB front-end) that integrates well in the GNOME environment.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nemiver || nemiver
  • Qt QDbusViewer — Tool to introspect D-Bus objects and messages.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qdbusviewer.html || qttools5-dev-tools
  • scanmem — Debugging utility designed to isolate the address of an arbitrary variable in an executing process.
https://github.com/scanmem/scanmem || CLI: scanmem, GUI: gameconqueror
  • Sysprof — Profiling tool that helps in finding the functions in which a program uses most of its time.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Sysprof || sysprof

GUI builders

  • FLUID — FLTK GUI designer.
http://www.fltk.org/ || fluid
  • Glade — Create or open user interface designs for GTK+ applications.
https://glade.gnome.org/ || glade
  • KUIViewer — Quick viewer for Qt Designer UI File.
https://userbase.kde.org/KUIViewer || kuiviewer
  • Qt Designer — Tool for designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with Qt Widgets.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtdesigner-manual.html || qttools5-dev-tools

Hex editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of hex editors.

  • Bless — High quality, full featured hex editor.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170503150524/http://home.gna.org/bless/ || bless
  • GHex — Hex editor for GNOME, which allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Ghex || ghex
  • hyx — Minimalistic but powerful console hex editor.
https://yx7.cc/code/ || not packaged?
  • Okteta — KDE hex editor for viewing and editing the raw data of files.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/okteta/ || okteta

JSON tools

  • gron — gron transforms JSON into discrete assignments to make it easier to grep.
https://github.com/tomnomnom/gron || not packaged?
  • jid — JSON incremental digger
https://github.com/simeji/jid || jid
  • jo — A command to create JSON.
https://github.com/jpmens/jo || jo
  • jq — Command-line JSON processor
https://stedolan.github.io/jq/ || jq
  • jsawk — Like awk, but for JSON.
https://github.com/micha/jsawk || not packaged?
  • jshon — A JSON parser for the shell.
http://kmkeen.com/jshon/ || jshon
  • the Elvish shell (elvish) has built-in support for JSON

UML modelers

See also Wikipedia:List of Unified Modeling Language tools.

  • Modelio — Modeling environment supporting the main standards: UML, BPMN, MDA, SysML.
https://www.modelio.org/ || not packaged?
  • PlantUML — Tool to create UML diagrams from a plain text language.
http://plantuml.com/ || plantuml
  • Umbrello — Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagram program based on KDE Technology.
https://umbrello.kde.org/ || umbrello
  • UML Designer — Graphical tool based on Eclipse to edit and visualize UML models.
http://www.umldesigner.org/ || not packaged?
  • UMLet — UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, build sequence and activity diagrams from plain text, export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements.
http://umlet.com/ || umlet
  • UML/INTERLIS-editor — Facilitate the application of the model driven approach to a greater number of users.
http://www.umleditor.org/ || not packaged?
  • Violet — Very easy to learn and use UML editor that draws nice-looking diagrams.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/violet/ || not packaged?

API documentation browsers

  • Devhelp — Developer tool for browsing and searching API documentation.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Devhelp || devhelp
  • Doc Browser — API documentation browser with support for DevDocs and Hoogle.
https://github.com/qwfy/doc-browser || not packaged?
  • Qt Assistant — Tool for viewing on-line documentation in Qt help file format.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtassistant-index.html || qttools5-dev-tools
  • quickDocs — Fast developer docs reader for reading Valadoc and DevDocs.
https://github.com/mdh34/quickDocs || not packaged?
  • Zeal — Offline API documentation browser for software developers.
https://zealdocs.org/ || zeal

Issue tracking systems

See Category:Issue tracking systems.

Game development

See also Wikipedia:List of game engines.

  • GDevelop — Game creator designed to be used by everyone - no programming skills required.
https://gdevelop-app.com/ || gdevelopPPA
  • Godot — Advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine. Create games with ease, using Godot's unique approach to game development.
https://godotengine.org/ || godotPPA
  • LibreSprite — Animated sprite editor and pixel art tool lets you create 2D animations for videogames.
https://github.com/LibreSprite/LibreSprite || not packaged?
  • Tiled — General purpose 2D level editor with powerful tile map editing features. It’s built to be easy to use and is suitable for many type of games.
https://subversion.apache.org/ || tiled

Text input

Character selectors

  • GNOME Characters — Character map application for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-characters || gnome-characters
  • gucharmap — GTK+ 3 character selector for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gucharmap || gucharmap
  • KCharSelect — Tool to select special characters from all installed fonts and copy them into the clipboard.
https://utils.kde.org/projects/kcharselect/ || kcharselect

On-screen keyboards

  • CellWriter — Grid-entry handwriting recognition input panel.
https://github.com/risujin/cellwriter || cellwriter
  • eekboard — Easy to use virtual keyboard toolkit.
https://github.com/ueno/eekboard || not packaged?
  • Florence — Extensible scalable on-screen virtual keyboard for GNOME that stays out of your way when not needed.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/florence/ || florence
  • Onboard — Onscreen keyboard useful for tablet PC users and for mobility impaired users.
https://launchpad.net/onboard || onboard
  • qtvkbd — Virtual keyboard written in Qt, a fork of kvkbd.
https://github.com/Alexander-r/qtvkbd || not packaged?
  • QVKbd — Virtual keyboard written in Qt.
https://github.com/KivApple/qvkbd || not packaged?
  • xvkbd — Virtual keyboard for X window system.
http://t-sato.in.coocan.jp/xvkbd/ || xvkbd

Keyboard layout switchers

  • fbxkb — A NETWM compliant keyboard indicator and switcher. It shows a flag of current keyboard in a systray area and allows you to switch to another one.
http://fbxkb.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • xxkb — A lightweight keyboard layout indicator and switcher.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xxkb/ || xxkb
  • qxkb — A keyboard switcher written in Qt.
https://github.com/disels/qxkb || not packaged?
  • X Neural Switcher — A text analyser, it detects the language of the input and corrects the keyboard layout if needed.
http://www.xneur.ru/ || xneur, gxneur (GUI)

Input methods

See the main article: Internationalization#Input methods.


Partitioning tools

See Partitioning#Partitioning tools.

Formatting tools

See File systems#Types of file systems.

Cloning tools

See Disk cloning#Disk cloning software.

Mount tools

See also udisks#Mount helpers.

  • 9mount — Mount 9p filesystems.
http://sqweek.net/code/9mount/ || 9mount
  • cryptmount — Mount an encrypted file system as a regular user.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/cryptmount/ || cryptmount
  • KDiskFree — Displays information about hard disks and other storage devices. It also allows to mount and unmount drives and view them in a file manager.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kdiskfree/ || kdf
  • ldm — A lightweight daemon that mounts drives automagically using udev
https://github.com/LemonBoy/ldm || not packaged?
  • pmount — Mount source as a regular user to an automatically created destination /media/source_name.
https://pmount.alioth.debian.org/ || pmount
  • udevil — Mounts removable devices as a regular user, show device info, and monitor device changes. Only depends on udev and glib.
https://ignorantguru.github.io/udevil || udevil
  • ws — Mount Windows network shares (CIFS and VFS).
https://sourceforge.net/projects/winshares/ || not packaged?
  • zulucrypt — A GUI frontend for cryptsetup to create, manage and mount encrypted volumes; supports encfs as well
https://mhogomchungu.github.io/zuluCrypt/ || zulucrypt-gui

Disk usage display

  • duc — A library and suite of tools for inspecting disk usage.
http://duc.zevv.nl/ || duc
  • Filelight — Disk usage analyzer that creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.
http://methylblue.com/filelight/ || filelight
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DiskUsageAnalyzer || baobab
  • Graphical Disk Map — Disk usage analyzer that draws a map of rectangles sized according to file or dir sizes.
http://gdmap.sourceforge.net/ || gdmap
  • MATE Disk Usage Analyzer — Disk usage analyzing tool for MATE Desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • ncdu — Simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.
http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu || ncdu
  • qdirstat — Qt-based directory statistics (K4DirStat without any KDE - from the original KDirStat author).
https://github.com/shundhammer/qdirstat || qdirstat

Disk health status

See S.M.A.R.T.#GUI Applications.

File recovery tools

See File recovery#List of utilities.

Disk cleaning

  • BleachBit — Frees disk space and guards your privacy; frees cache, deletes cookies, clears Internet history, shreds temporary files, deletes logs, and discards junk you didn't know was there.
https://www.bleachbit.org/ || bleachbit
  • fdupes — Program for identifying or deleting duplicate files residing within specified directories.
https://github.com/adrianlopezroche/fdupes || fdupes
  • fslint — A utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem.
https://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/ || fslint
  • gconf-cleaner — cleans up the unknown/invalid GConf keys that still sitting down on your GConf database.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/gconf-cleaner/ || not packaged?
  • rmlint — Tool to quickly find (and optionally remove) duplicate files and other lint.
https://github.com/sahib/rmlint || CLI: rmlint
  • Sweeper — System cleaning utility for KDE.
http://utils.kde.org/projects/sweeper/ || sweeper

Disk image writing

See also Wikipedia:List of tools to create Live USB systems.

  • Popsicle — Official USB writer written by System76 and distributed with Pop!_OS.
https://system76.org/pop || popsicle
  • Etcher — Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily. Based on the Electron platform.
https://etcher.io/ || not packaged?
  • Fedora Media Writer — Tool that helps users put Fedora images on their portable drives such as flash disks.
https://github.com/FedoraQt/MediaWriter || not packaged?
  • GNOME MultiWriter — Write an ISO file to multiple USB devices at once.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/MultiWriter || gnome-multi-writer
  • MultiSystem — GUI tool to create a USB system that can boot multiple distro's.
http://liveusb.info/ || not packaged?
https://github.com/openSUSE/imagewriter || not packaged?
  • UNetbootin — Installs Linux/BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive.
https://unetbootin.github.io/ || unetbootinPPA
  • WoeUSB — Simple tool to create USB stick windows installer from an ISO image or a real DVD. (Fork of WinUSB).
https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB || woeusbPPA


Task managers

  • GNOME System Monitor — System monitor for GNOME to view and manage system resources.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SystemMonitor || gnome-system-monitor
  • GNOME Usage — View information about use of system resources, like memory and disk space.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Usage || gnome-usage
  • htop — Simple, ncurses interactive process viewer.
http://htop.sourceforge.net/ || htop
  • KSysGuard — System monitor for KDE to monitor running processes and system performance.
https://userbase.kde.org/KSysGuard || ksysguard
  • Linux Process Explorer — Graphical process explorer for Linux.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/procexp/ || not packaged?
  • LXTask — Lightweight task manager for LXDE.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask || lxtask
  • MATE System Monitor — System monitor for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-system-monitor || mate-system-monitor
  • Task Manager — GTK2 process management application for Xfce.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-taskmanager || xfce4-taskmanager

System monitors

See also Category:Status monitoring and notification

  • Conky — Lightweight, scriptable system monitor.
https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky || conky
  • Collectd — Simple, extensible system monitoring daemon based on rrdtool. It has a small footprint and can be set up either stand-alone or as a server/client application.
https://collectd.org/ || collectd
  • collectl — Collectl is a light-weight performance monitoring tool capable of reporting interactively as well as logging to disk. It reports statistics on cpu, disk, infiniband, lustre, memory, network, nfs, process, quadrics, slabs and more in easy to read format.
http://collectl.sourceforge.net/ || collectl
  • dstat — Versatile resource statistics tool.
http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dstat/ || dstat
  • Fsniper — Daemon to run scripts based on changes in files monitored by inotify.
http://projects.l3ib.org/fsniper/ || fsniper
  • GKrellM — Simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK+ with many plug-ins.
http://billw2.github.io/gkrellm/gkrellm.html || gkrellm
  • glances — CLI curses-based monitoring tool in Python.
http://nicolargo.github.io/glances || glances
  • netdata — Web-based real-time performance monitor.
https://github.com/firehol/netdata/wiki || netdata
  • Telegraf — Agent written in Go for collecting, processing, aggregating, and writing metrics.
https://docs.influxdata.com/telegraf/latest/ || telegrafPPA
  • Paramano — Light battery monitor and a CPU frequency scaler. Forked from trayfreq
https://github.com/phillid/paramano || not packaged?
  • Sysstat — Collection of resource monitoring tools: iostat, isag, mpstat, pidstat, sadf, sar.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/sebastien.godard/ || sysstat
  • xosview — System monitor that resembles gr_osview from SGI IRIX.
http://www.pogo.org.uk/~mark/xosview/ || xosview

Hardware sensor monitoring

See lm_sensors#Graphical front-ends.

System information viewers

  • archey4 — Simple python script that displays the OS logo and some basic information.
http://git.io/archey4 || archey4pypi
  • dmidecode — It reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/ || dmidecode
  • hwinfo — Powerful hardware detection tool come from openSUSE.
https://github.com/openSUSE/hwinfo || hwinfo
  • inxi — A script to get system information.
https://github.com/smxi/inxi || inxi
  • neofetch — A fast, highly customizable system info script that supports displaying images with w3m.
https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch || neofetch
  • screenfetch — Similar to archey but has an option to take a screenshot. Written in bash.
https://github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch || screenfetch
  • hardinfo — A small application that displays information about your hardware and operating system, it looks like the Device Manager in Windows.
http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage || hardinfo
  • i-Nex — An application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.
http://i-nex.linux.pl/ || not packaged?
  • lshw — A small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine with CLI and GTK interfaces.
http://ezix.org/project/wiki/HardwareLiSter || lshw
  • KDE Info Center — Centralized and convenient overview of system information for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kinfocenter/ || kinfocenter
  • USBView — Display the topology of devices on the USB bus.
http://www.kroah.com/linux/usb/ || usbview

System log viewers

  • GNOME Logs — Viewer for the systemd journal.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Logs || gnome-logs
  • GNOME System Log — System log viewer for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-system-log || gnome-system-log
  • KSystemLog — System log viewer tool for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/ksystemlog/ || ksystemlog
  • MATE System Log — System log viewer for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils

Font viewers

See also Wikipedia:Font management software.

  • Font Manager — Simple font management for GTK+ desktop environments.
https://fontmanager.github.io/ || font-manager
  • Fonty Python — Manage, view and find your fonts.
https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/fontypython || fontypython
  • GNOME Fonts — Font viewer for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-font-viewer || gnome-font-viewer
  • KFontview — KDE application to view and install different types of fonts.
https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kde-workspace/kfontview/index.html || plasma-desktop
  • MATE Font Viewer — Font viewer for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-control-center || mate-utils
  • Waterfall — GTK+ application to view all characters of font in all sizes.
https://keithp.com/cgit/gwaterfall.git || gwaterfall

Help viewers

See man page#Viewer applications.

Command schedulers

See also Cron.

  • FcronQ — Fcron GUI, an advanced periodic command scheduler.
http://fcronq.xavion.name/ || not packaged?
  • GNOME Schedule — Graphical interface to crontab and at for GNOME.
http://gnome-schedule.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • KCron — Tool for KDE to run applications in the background at regular intervals. It's a graphical interface to the Cron command.
https://userbase.kde.org/KCron || kcron
  • KTimer — Little tool for KDE to execute programs after some time. It allows you to enter several tasks and to set a timer for each of them. The timers for each task can be started, stopped, changed, or looped.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/ktimer/ || ktimer

Shutdown timers

  • GShutdown — Advanced shutdown utility which allows you to schedule the shutdown or the restart of your computer, or logout your actual session.
https://gshutdown.tuxfamily.org/ || gshutdown
  • Hsiu-Ming's Timer — Graphical shutdown timer, which enables you to shutdown, turn off monitor, reboot or play sound after a period of time.
https://cges30901.github.io/hmtimer-website/ || hmtimerPPA
  • KShutdown — Graphical shutdown utility, which allows you to turn off or suspend a computer at a specified time. It features various time and delay options, command-line support, and notifications.
https://kshutdown.sourceforge.io/ || kshutdown

Clock synchronization

See Time#Time synchronization.

Screen management

See Xrandr#Graphical front-ends.

Backlight management

See Backlight#Backlight utilities.

Color management

See ICC profiles#Utilities and Backlight#Color correction.

Printer management

See CUPS#GUI applications.

Bluetooth management

See Bluetooth#Front-ends.

Power management

See Power management#Userspace tools.

Documents and texts

Text editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of text editors.

Some of the lighter-weight Integrated development environments can also serve as text editors.


  • dte — Small, easy to use editor with multi-tabbed interface, syntax highlighting, ctags navigation, etc.
https://craigbarnes.gitlab.io/dte/ || not packaged?
  • e3 — Tiny editor without dependencies, written in assembly.
http://sites.google.com/site/e3editor/ || e3
  • ee — Classic curse-based text editor. Born in HP-UX, used in FreeBSD.
https://web.archive.org/web/20160719002816/http://www.users.qwest.net/~hmahon/ || not packaged?
  • JED — Text editor that makes extensive use of the S-Lang library. Includes a console version (jed) and an X-window version (xjed).
http://jedsoft.org/jed/ || jed
http://joe-editor.sourceforge.net/ || joe
  • mcedit — Useful text editor that comes with Midnight Commander file manager.
http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/ || mc
  • micro — Modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor, written in go and extensible through plugins.
https://micro-editor.github.io/ || not packaged?
  • Minimum Profit — Text editor for programmers.
http://triptico.com/software/mp.html || not packaged?
  • nano — Console text editor based on pico with on-screen key bindings help.
https://nano-editor.org/ || nano
  • ne — Minimalist text editor with Windows-like key-bindings.
http://ne.di.unimi.it/ || ne
  • slap — Sublime-like terminal-based text editor.
https://github.com/slap-editor/slap || not packaged?
  • Tilde — Intuitive text editor with Windows-like key bindings.
http://os.ghalkes.nl/tilde/ || tilde


  • Atom — Promising text editor developed by GitHub. With support for plug-ins written in Node.js and embedded Git Control.
https://atom.io/ || atom
  • Beaver — GTK+ editor designed to be modular, lightweight and stylish.
http://beaver-editor.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • Brackets — Code editor for the web, written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
http://brackets.io/ || io.brackets.BracketsFlatpak
  • Ecrire — Simple text editor based on EFL.
https://git.enlightenment.org/apps/ecrire.git/ || not packaged?
  • Editra — Text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid in code development.
http://editra.org/ || editra
  • Enki — Text editor for programmers.
http://enki-editor.org/ || not packaged?
  • FeatherPad — Minimal Qt5 plain text editor featuring a native dark theme and support for tabs, printing and syntax highlighting.
https://github.com/tsujan/FeatherPad || featherpad
  • gedit — GTK+ editor for the GNOME desktop with syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, matching brackets, etc., and a number of add-ons to increase functionality.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit || gedit
  • Gobby — Collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat.
https://gobby.github.io/ || gobby
  • Howl — General purpose, fast and lightweight editor with a keyboard-centric minimalistic user interface.
https://howl.io/ || not packaged?
  • jEdit — Text editor for programmers, written in Java.
http://www.jedit.org/ || jedit
  • JuffEd — Simple tabbed text editor with syntax highlighting, written in Qt.
http://juffed.com/en/index.html || juffed
  • Kate — Full-featured programmer's editor for the KDE desktop with MDI and a filesystem browser.
https://kate-editor.org || kate
  • KWrite — Lightweight text editor for the KDE desktop that uses the same editor widget as Kate.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kwrite || kwrite
  • L3afpad — Simple text editor forked from Leafpad, supports GTK+ 3.
https://github.com/stevenhoneyman/l3afpad || not packaged?
  • Leafpad — Notepad clone for GTK+ that emphasizes simplicity.
http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad || leafpad
  • Light Table — Next generation code editor that connects you to your creation with instant feedback.
http://lighttable.com/ || dr-akulavich lighttablePPA
  • Liri Text — Text editor for Liri.
https://github.com/lirios/text || not packaged?
  • medit — Programming and around-programming text editor.
http://mooedit.sourceforge.net || medit
  • Mousepad — Fast text editor for the Xfce Desktop Environment.
https://www.xfce.org || mousepad
  • NEdit — Text editor for the Motif environment.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/nedit/ || nedit
  • NFO Viewer — Simple viewer for NFO files.
https://otsaloma.io/nfoview/ || nfoview
  • Notepadqq — Qt-based, Notepad++-like text editor with support for syntax highlighting for more than 100 languages.
http://notepadqq.altervista.org/s/ || not packaged?
  • Pluma — Powerful text editor for MATE.
http://mate-desktop.org || pluma
  • QSciTE — Qt clone of the SciTE text and code editor.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/qscite/ || not packaged?
  • SciTE — Generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs.
http://scintilla.org/SciTE.html || scite
  • Scribes — Ultra minimalist text editor that combines simplicity with power.
http://scribes.sourceforge.net || scribesPPA
  • Sublime Text — Proprietary C++ and Python-based editor with many advanced features and plugins while staying lightweight and pretty.
https://www.sublimetext.com/ || com.sublimetext.threeFlatpak
  • TEA — Qt-based feature rich text editor.
http://semiletov.org/tea || tea
  • Textadept — Lua-extensible feature rich text editor based on Scintilla and written in C.
http://foicica.com/textadept || not packaged?
  • Textosaurus — Simple cross-platform text editor based on Qt and QScintilla.
https://github.com/martinrotter/textosaurus || io.github.martinrotter.textosaurusFlatpak
  • Visual Studio Code — Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.
https://code.visualstudio.com || code
  • XEdit — Simple text editor for the X Window System.
https://www.x.org/wiki || x11-apps

Emacs text editors

  • Emacs — The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor by GNU.
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html || with GUI: emacs, without GUI: emacs-nox
  • mg — Small, fast, and portable Emacs-like editor.
http://homepage.boetes.org/software/mg || mg
  • vile — Lightweight Emacs clone with vi-like key bindings.
http://invisible-island.net/vile/vile.html || vile
  • Zile — Lightweight Emacs clone.
https://www.gnu.org/software/zile/ || zile

Vi text editors

  • Amp — Text editor written in Rust, that aims to take the core interaction model of Vim, simplify it, and bundle in the essential features required for a modern text editor.
https://amp.rs/ || not packaged?
  • Kakoune — Modal editor. Fewer keystrokes. Selection based, multi-cursor editing. Orthogonal design.
https://github.com/mawww/kakoune || kakoune
  • Neovim — Vim's rebirth for the 21st century.
https://neovim.io/ || neovim
  • vi — The original ex/vi text editor.
http://ex-vi.sourceforge.net/ || vi
  • Vim (Vi IMproved) — Advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'vi', with a more complete feature set.
https://www.vim.org/ || with GUI: gvim, without GUI: vim
  • Vis — Modern, legacy free, simple yet efficient vim-like editor.
https://github.com/martanne/vis || vis


Office suites

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of office suites.

  • Calligra — Actively developed fork of KOffice, the KDE office suite. It offers most of the features of OpenOffice while also having versions for smartphones (Calligra Mobile) and tablets (Calligra Active).
https://www.calligra.org/ || calligra
  • LibreOffice — The office productivity suite compatible to the open and standardized ODF document format. Fork of OpenOffice, supported by The Document Foundation.
https://www.libreoffice.org/ || libreoffice
  • SoftMaker Office — Complete, reliable, lightning-fast and Microsoft Office-compatible proprietary office suite with a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics software.
http://www.freeoffice.com/ || not packaged?
  • WPS Office — Proprietary office productivity suite, previously known as Kingsoft Office.
http://www.wps.com/ || not packaged?

Word processors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of word processors.

  • Abiword — Full-featured word processor.
http://www.abisource.com/ || abiword
  • BlueGriffon — WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web.
http://www.bluegriffon.com/ || not packaged?
  • Calligra Words — Powerful word processor included in the Calligra Suite.
https://www.calligra.org/words/ || calligra
  • gLabels — Program for creating labels, business cards and media covers.
http://glabels.org/ || glabels
  • KompoZer — A Dreamweaver style WYSIWYG web editor; Nvu unofficial bug-fix release.
http://kompozer.net/ || kompozer
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/writer || libreoffice
  • Scribus — Desktop publishing program.
http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus || scribus
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ || seamonkeyPPA
  • Ted — Easy to use GTK+-based rich text processor (with footnote support).
http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/ || not packaged?


  • Calligra Stage — Easy to use yet still flexible presentation application included in the Calligra Suite.
https://www.calligra.org/stage/ || calligra
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/writer || libreoffice
  • Sozi — Zooming presentation editor and player. Based on the Electron platform.
http://sozi.baierouge.fr/ || sozi
  • Spice-Up — Create simple and beautiful presentations.
https://github.com/Philip-Scott/Spice-up || com.github.philip_scott.spice-upFlatpak


See also Wikipedia:Comparison of spreadsheet software.

  • Calligra Sheets — Powerful spreadsheet application included in the Calligra Suite.
https://www.calligra.org/sheets/ || calligra
  • Gnumeric — Spreadsheet program for the GNOME desktop.
http://www.gnumeric.org/ || gnumeric
  • LibreOffice Calc — Full-featured spreadsheet application included in the LibreOffice suite.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/calc/ || libreoffice
  • Pyspread — Pyspread is a non-traditional spreadsheet application that is based on and written in the programming language Python.
http://manns.github.io/pyspread/index.html || pyspread
  • sc — Curses-based lightweight spreadsheet.
http://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/apps/financial/spreadsheet/!INDEX.html || sc

Database tools

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of database tools.

  • Adminer — Full-featured database management webapp with support for many database types.
https://www.adminer.org/ || adminer
  • DB Browser for SQLite — High quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite.
https://sqlitebrowser.org/ || sqlitebrowser
  • DBeaver — Java-based graphical database editor with support for many database types.
https://dbeaver.jkiss.org/ || dbeaverPPA
  • Glom — Easy-to-use database designer and user interface.
https://www.glom.org/ || glom
  • Kexi — Visual database applications creator tool by KDE, designed to fill the gap between spreadsheets and database solutions requiring more sophisticated development.
http://www.kexi-project.org/ || kexi
  • LibreOffice Base — Full-featured desktop database front end included in the LibreOffice suite, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/base/ || libreoffice
  • MySQL Workbench — Unified visual tool for database architects, developers, and DBAs.
https://www.mysql.com/products/workbench/ || mysql-workbench
  • Orbada — Excellent tool for database developers, SQL developers, DBA administrators, as well as for users who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills in SQL.
http://orbada.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • pgAdmin — Comprehensive design and management interface for PostgreSQL.
https://www.pgadmin.org/ || pgadmin3
  • pgModeler — PostgreSQL Database Modeler: an open source CASE tool for modeling PostgreSQL databases.
https://pgmodeler.io/ || pgmodeler
  • phpMyAdmin — Webapp intended to handle the administration of MySQL.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/ || phpmyadmin
  • phpPgAdmin — Fully functional webapp for PostgreSQL.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/phppgadmin/ || phppgadmin
  • Sequeler — SQL client built in Vala and Gtk. It allows you to connect to your local and remote databases, write SQL in a handy text editor with language recognition, and visualize SELECT results in a Gtk.Grid Widget.
https://github.com/Alecaddd/sequeler || com.github.alecaddd.sequelerFlatpak
  • SQuirreL SQL Client — Graphical Java program that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands etc.
http://www.squirrelsql.org/ || not packaged?
  • Symphytum — Personal database software for everyone who desires to manage and organize data in an easy and intuitive way, without having to study complex database languages and software user interfaces.
https://giowck.github.io/symphytum/ || not packaged?
  • TOra — Database management GUI that supports accessing most of the common database platforms in use, including Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL, as well as limited support for any target that can be accessed through Qt's ODBC support.
https://github.com/tora-tool/tora/wiki || tora

Formula editors

See also #TeX formula editors and Wikipedia:Formula editor.

  • LibreOffice Math — Create and edit scientific formulas and equations. Included in the LibreOffice suite.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/math/ || libreoffice

Markup languages

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of document markup languages.

  • asciidoc — Human-readable text document format.
http://asciidoc.org/ || asciidoc
  • Asciidoctor — An asciidoc implementation written in Ruby, with many extra features.
http://asciidoctor.org/ || asciidoctor
  • Sphinx — A documentation generation system using reStructuredText to generate output in multiple formats (primary documentation system for the Python project).
http://sphinx-doc.org || python-sphinx
  • txt2tags — Dead-simple, KISS-compliant lightweight, human-readable markup language to produce rich format content out of plain text files.
http://txt2tags.sourceforge.net || txt2tags


See also the official website and Wikipedia:Markdown.

  • Discount — A Markdown implementation written in C.
https://www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc/Code/discount/ || discount
  • Marked — Markdown parser and compiler built for speed.
https://marked.js.org/ || not packaged?
  • M2R — Markdown to reStructuredText converter.
https://github.com/miyakogi/m2r || not packaged?
Markdown editors
  • Abricotine — Markdown editor built for desktop. Based on the Electron platform.
https://abricotine.brrd.fr/ || not packaged?
  • CuteMarkEd — Qt-based Markdown editor with live HTML preview, math expressions, code and markdown syntax highlighting.
https://cloose.github.io/CuteMarkEd/ || io.github.cloose.CuteMarkEdFlatpak
  • EME — Elegant Markdown Editor. Based on the Electron platform.
https://github.com/egoist/eme || not packaged?
  • ghostwriter — Distraction-free Markdown editor.
https://wereturtle.github.io/ghostwriter/ || io.github.wereturtle.ghostwriterFlatpak
  • Marker — Simple yet robust Markdown editor.
https://fabiocolacio.github.io/Marker/ || com.github.fabiocolacio.markerFlatpak
  • MarkMyWords — Minimal markdown editor.
https://github.com/voldyman/MarkMyWords || markmywords-gitPPA
  • Mark Text — Next generation markdown editor. Based on the Electron platform.
https://marktext.github.io/website/ || com.github.marktext.marktextFlatpak
  • Moeditor — Your all-purpose markdown editor. Based on the Electron platform.
https://moeditor.js.org/ || not packaged?
  • Remarkable — Fully featured Markdown editor.
https://remarkableapp.github.io/ || com.remarkable.reMarkableFlatpak
  • ReText — Simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText.
https://github.com/retext-project/retext || retext
  • UberWriter — Elegant, free distraction GTK+ Markdown editor.
http://uberwriter.wolfvollprecht.de/ || de.wolfvollprecht.UberWriterFlatpak

Typesetting systems

  • groffGNU implementation of troff, a heirloom Unix document processing system and the default formatter for man pages.
https://www.gnu.org/software/groff/groff.html || groff
  • Lout — A lightware document formatting system. Reads a high-level description of a document similar in style to LaTeX and produces a PostScript.
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/lout || lout
  • SILE — Modern typesetting system inspired by TeX.
http://sile-typesetter.org/ || silePPA
  • TeX — A high-quality typesetting system popular in academia.
https://tug.org/ || texlive-core
https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/ || texinfo

TeX editors

With TeX, LaTeX and friends, creation of any scientific document, article, journal, etc. is made commonplace.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of TeX editors and the LaTeX Wikibook.

  • AUCTeX — Together with RefTex, AUCTeX provices an extensible environment for writing and formatting TeX files in Emacs.
https://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/ || auctex
  • gedit LaTeX Plugin — Add code-completion to gedit and allows for compiling LaTeX documents and managing BibTeX bibliographies.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit/LaTeXPlugin || gedit-latex-plugin
  • Gummi — Lightweight TeX/LaTeX GTK+-based editor. It features a continuous preview mode, integrated BibTeX support, extendable snippet interface and multi-document support.
https://github.com/alexandervdm/gummi/ || gummi
  • Kile — User-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor for the KDE desktop with many features.
http://kile.sourceforge.net/ || kile
  • Ktikz — Small application helping you to create PGF/TikZ diagrams for your publications.
http://www.hackenberger.at/blog/ktikz-editor-for-the-tikz-language/ || KDE: ktikz, Qt: qtikz
  • LyX — Document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).
http://www.lyx.org/ || lyx
  • Texmaker — Cross-platform, light and easy-to-use LaTeX IDE. It integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application
http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/ || texmaker
  • TeXstudio — Fork of TeXMaker including support for code completion of bibtex items, grammar check and automatic detection of the need for multiple LaTeX runs.
http://texstudio.sourceforge.net/ || texstudio
  • TeXworks — Simple TeX front-end program modeled after TeXShop.
https://tug.org/texworks/ || texworks
  • TikZiT — Graphical tool for rapidly creating graphs and diagrams using PGF/TikZ.
https://tikzit.github.io/ || not packaged?
http://vim-latex.sourceforge.net/ || vim-latexsuite

TeX formula editors

  • EqualX — LaTeX equation editor with real time preview.
http://equalx.sourceforge.net/ || equalx
  • KLatexFormula — GUI for generating images from LaTeX equations.
https://klatexformula.sourceforge.io/ || klatexformula
  • LibreOffice TexMaths extension — LaTeX equation editor for LibreOffice.
http://roland65.free.fr/texmaths/ || libreoffice-texmaths

XML editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of XML editors.

  • QXmlEdit — Simple Qt XML editor and XSD viewer.
http://qxmledit.org/ || qxmleditPPA
  • XML Copy Editor — Fast, validating XML editor.
http://xml-copy-editor.sourceforge.net/ || xmlcopyeditor
  • XML Tree Editor — Displays XML files as tree views and allows basic operations: adding, editing and deleting text nodes and their attributes.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xmltreeeditor/ || not packaged?

Document converters

See also #Markup languages.

http://www.winfield.demon.nl/ || antiword
  • catdoc — Converter for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and RTF files to text.
https://wagner.pp.ru/~vitus/software/catdoc/ || catdoc
  • mutool — All purpose tool based on MuPDF for dealing with document files in various manners.
https://mupdf.com/ || mupdf-tools
  • Pandoc — Swiss-army knife for converting markup and document formats.
http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc || pandoc
  • unoconv — Libreoffice-based document converter.
http://dag.wiee.rs/home-made/unoconv/ || unoconv

Bibliographic reference managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of reference management software.

  • Bibus — A bibliographic database that can directly insert references in OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice and generate the bibliographic index.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bibus-biblio/ || bibus
  • DocEar — Docear is an academic literature suite for searching, organizing and creating academic literature, built upon the mind mapping software Freeplane and the reference manager JabRef.
https://www.docear.org || not packaged?
  • JabRef — Java GUI frontend for managing BibTeX and other bibliographies.
https://www.jabref.org/ || jabref
  • KBibTeX — BibTeX editor by KDE to edit bibliographies used with LaTeX.
https://userbase.kde.org/KBibTeX || kbibtex
https://www.mendeley.com/ || com.elsevier.MendeleyDesktopFlatpak
https://pybliographer.org/ || not packaged?
  • Referencer — GNOME application to organize documents or references, and ultimately generate a BibTeX bibliography file.
https://launchpad.net/referencer/ || not packaged?
  • Zotero — An easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Can import and export BibTeX and has browser extensions.
https://www.zotero.org/ || org.zotero.ZoteroFlatpak

Readers and viewers


Note: Some PDF and DjVu viewers also support other e-book formats.
  • Bookworm — Simple, focused e-book reader for Elementary OS with EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket and Comicbook support.
https://babluboy.github.io/bookworm/ || com.github.babluboy.bookwormFlatpak
  • Calibre — E-book library management application that can also edit EPUB files, convert between different formats and sync with a variety of e-book readers. Supported formats include CHM, Comicbook, DjVu, DOCX, EPUB, FictionBook, HTML, HTMLZ, Kindle, LIT, LRF, Mobipocket, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT and TXTZ.
https://calibre-ebook.com/ || calibre
  • Cool Reader — E-book viewer with many supported formats such as EPUB (non-DRM), FictionBook, TXT, RTF, HTML, CHM and TCR.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/ || coolreaderPPA
  • FBReader — E-book viewer with many supported formats such as EPUB, FictionBook, HTML, plucker, PalmDoc, zTxt, TCR, CHM, RTF, OEB, Mobipocket (non-DRM) and TXT.
https://fbreader.org/ || fbreader
  • GNOME Books — E-book manager application for GNOME with EPUB, Mobipocket, FictionBook, DjVu and Comicbook support.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Documents || gnome-documents
  • Lector — Qt based e-book reader with PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Mobipocket and Comicbook support.
https://github.com/BasioMeusPuga/Lector || lectorPPA
  • Sigil — WYSIWYG EPUB e-book editor.
https://sigil-ebook.com/ || sigil

PDF and DjVu

Note: PDF forms support:
  • Poppler-based readers such as evince and okular support AcroForms, but not full XFA forms. [1] [2]
  • For CJK(Chinese, Japanese, Korean) support in poppler-based readers such as evince and okular, install poppler-data. poppler-data is an optional dependency of poppler which is an indirect dependency of evince and okular.

See also Wikipedia:List of PDF software and Wikipedia:DjVu.

  • fbpdf — Small framebuffer PDF and DjVu viewer based off of MuPDF, with Vim keybindings and written in C
http://repo.or.cz/w/fbpdf.git || not packaged?
  • Ghostscript — convert into PDF, reduce size of PDF documents with eg gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=output.pdf input.pdf
https://www.ghostscript.com/ || ghostscript
  • JFBView — Framebuffer PDF and image viewer. Features include Vim-like controls, zoom-to-fit, a TOC (outline) view, fast multi-threaded rendering and asynchronous pre-caching. Originally a fork of fbpdf called jfbpdf, now completely rewritten.
https://seasonofcode.com/pages/jfbview.html || not packaged?
  • pdfgrep — Commandline utility to search text in PDF files.
https://pdfgrep.org/ || pdfgrep
  • pdf2djvu — Creates DjVu files from PDF files.
https://jwilk.net/software/pdf2djvu || pdf2djvu
  • pdf2svg — Convert PDF files to SVG files.
http://www.cityinthesky.co.uk/opensource/pdf2svg/ || pdf2svg
Note: Some web browsers have support for displaying PDF files, either built-in or via plugin.
  • Adobe Reader — Proprietary PDF file viewer offered by Adobe. Development stopped for Linux.
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html || not packaged?
  • apvlv — Lightweight document viewer with Vim keybindings. Supports PDF, DjVu, UMD and TXT.
https://naihe2010.github.io/apvlv/ || apvlv
  • Atril — Simple multi-page document viewer for MATE. Supports DjVu, DVI, EPS, EPUB, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, XPS and Comicbook.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/atril || atril
  • DjView — Viewer for DjVu documents.
http://djvu.sourceforge.net/djview4.html || djview
  • Evince — Document viewer for GNOME. Supports DjVu, DVI, EPS, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, XPS and Comicbook.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince || evince
  • Foxit Reader — Small, fast (compared to Acrobat) proprietary PDF viewer.
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/ || not packaged?
  • GNOME Documents — Document manager application for GNOME with PDF, DVI, XPS, PostScript, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and Google Docs support.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Documents || gnome-documents
  • gv — Graphical user interface for the Ghostscript interpreter that allows to view and navigate through PostScript and PDF documents.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gv/ || gv
  • llpp — Very fast PDF reader based off of MuPDF, that supports continuous page scrolling, bookmarking, and text search through the whole document.
http://repo.or.cz/w/llpp.git || llppPPA
  • MuPDF — Very fast EPUB, FictionBook, PDF, XPS and Comicbook viewer written in portable C. Features CJK font support.
https://mupdf.com/ || mupdf
  • Okular — Universal document viewer for KDE. Supports CHM, Comicbook, DjVu, DVI, EPUB, FictionBook, Mobipocket, ODT, PDF, Plucker, PostScript, TIFF and XPS.
https://okular.kde.org/ || okular
  • pdfpc — Presenter console with multi-monitor support for PDF files.
https://pdfpc.github.io/ || not packaged?
  • qpdfview — Tabbed document viewer. It uses Poppler for PDF support, libspectre for PS support, DjVuLibre for DjVu support, CUPS for printing support and the Qt toolkit for its interface.
https://launchpad.net/qpdfview || qpdfview
  • Xpdf — Viewer that can decode LZW and read encrypted PDFs.
http://www.xpdfreader.com/ || xpdf
  • Xreader — Document viewer part of the X-Apps Project. Supports DjVu, DVI, EPUB, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, XPS, Comicbook.
https://github.com/linuxmint/xreader/ || not packaged?
  • Zathura — Highly customizable and functional document viewer (plugin based). Supports PDF, DjVu, PostScript and Comicbook.
https://pwmt.org/projects/zathura/ || zathura
  • Cournal — Collaborative note taking and journal application using a stylus. It allows multiple users to annotate PDF files in real-time.
https://github.com/flyser/cournal || not packaged?
  • Xournal — Application for notetaking, sketching and keeping a journal using a stylus. Capable of annotating existing PDF files as well.
http://xournal.sourceforge.net/ || xournal
  • Master PDF Editor — Functional proprietary PDF editor. Free for non-commercial use.
https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/ || not packaged?
  • PDF Chain — Graphical interface allowing to manipulate PDF documents (concatenate, burst, watermark, attach files...).
http://pdfchain.sourceforge.net/ || pdfchainPPA
  • PDF Mix Tool — Application to split, merge, rotate and mix PDF files.
https://scarpetta.eu/pdfmixtool/ || eu.scarpetta.PDFMixToolFlatpak
  • PDF Mod — Reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject, author, and keywords, and combine documents via drag and drop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/PdfMod || pdfmod
  • PDFsam — Merge, split, rotate, convert, edit, sign PDF files.
https://pdfsam.org/ || pdfsam
  • PDF-Shuffler — Combine, split, rotate and reorder PDF documents. Uses Python and GTK2.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfshuffler/ || pdfshuffler
  • PDF Studio — All-in-one proprietary PDF editor similar to Adobe Acrobat.
https://www.qoppa.com/pdfstudio/ || pdfstudioPPA


See also Wikipedia:Microsoft Compiled HTML Help.

  • Archmage — Extensible reader and decompiler for files in the CHM format.
https://github.com/dottedmag/archmage || archmage
  • Kchmviewer — Qt-based CHM viewer that uses chmlib and borrows some ideas from xchm. It does not depend on KDE, but it can be compiled to integrate with it.
http://www.ulduzsoft.com/linux/kchmviewer/ || kchmviewer
  • xCHM — Lightweight CHM viewer, based on chmlib.
http://xchm.sourceforge.net/ || xchm

Comic book

  • Buoh — Online strips comics reader for GNOME.
http://buoh.steve-o.org/ || not packaged?
  • MComix — GTK2 image viewer specifically designed to handle comic book archives (fork of Comix). Also includes library manager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mcomix/ || mcomixPPA
  • Peruse — Comic book reader by KDE.
https://peruse.kde.org/ || peruse
  • QComicBook — Viewer for comic book archives that aims at convenience and simplicity.
https://github.com/stolowski/QComicBook || qcomicbook
  • YACReader — Comic book viewer written in C++ and Qt5. Comes with YACReaderLibrary for managing comics.
http://yacreader.com/ || not packaged?

Scanning software

See SANE#Install a frontend.

OCR software

OCR engines

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of optical character recognition software.

  • CuneiForm — Command line OCR system originally developed and open sourced by Cognitive technologies. Supported languages: eng, ger, fra, rus, swe, spa, ita, ruseng, ukr, srp, hrv, pol, dan, por, dut, cze, rum, hun, bul, slo, lav, lit, est, tur.
https://launchpad.net/cuneiform-linux || cuneiform
  • GOCR — OCR engine which also supports barcode recognition.
https://www-e.uni-magdeburg.de/jschulen/ocr/ || gocr
  • Ocrad — OCR program based on a feature extraction method.
https://www.gnu.org/software/ocrad/ || ocrad
  • Tesseract — Accurate open source OCR engine. Package splitted, you need install some datafiles for each language (tesseract-ocr-eng for example).
https://github.com/tesseract-ocr || tesseract

Layout analyzers

  • gImageReader — Graphical GTK+ frontend to Tesseract.
https://github.com/manisandro/gImageReader || gimagereader
  • gscan2pdf — Scans, runs an OCR engine, minor post-processing, creates a document.
http://gscan2pdf.sourceforge.net/ || gscan2pdf
  • OCRFeeder — Python GUI for Gnome which performs document analysis and rendition, and can use either CuneiForm, GOCR, Ocrad or Tesseract as OCR engines. It can import from PDF or image files, and export to HTML or OpenDocument.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/OCRFeeder || ocrfeeder
  • Paperwork — Personal document manager. It manages scanned documents and PDFs.
https://openpaper.work/ || work.openpaper.PaperworkFlatpak
  • Scan Tailor — Interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages.
http://scantailor.org/ || scantailor
  • YAGF — Graphical interface for the CuneiForm text recognition program on the Linux platform.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/yagf-ocr/ || yagf


Note-taking software

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of notetaking software.

  • Geeknote — Command line client for Evernote.
http://geeknote.me/ || not packaged?
  • hierarchical notebook — Program to organize many kinds of data (addresses, to-do lists, ideas, book reviews, etc.) in one place using the XML format.
http://hnb.sourceforge.net/ || hnb
  • pynote — Manage notes on the commandline.
https://github.com/rumpelsepp/pynote || pynotepypi
  • tnote — Small note taking program for the terminal.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/tnote/ || not packaged?
  • BasKet — Application for organizing, sharing, and taking notes. It can manage various types of information such as to-do lists, links, pictures, and other types, similar to a scrapbook.
https://basket-notepads.github.io/ || basket
  • Boostnote — Note-taking application for programmers that focuses on markdown, snippets, and customizability. Based on the Electron platform.
https://boostnote.io/ || not packaged?
  • Cherrytree — Hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
https://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/ || cherrytree
  • Elephant — Notetaker with a classic interface.
http://elephant.mine.nu/ || not packaged?
  • FromScratch — Simple but smart note-taking application that you can use as a quick note taking or todo app. Based on the Electron platform.
https://fromscratch.rocks/ || not packaged?
  • GNOME Notes — Note editor for GNOME designed to remain simple to use.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Notes || bijiben
  • Gnote — Port of Tomboy to C++. It is the same note taking application, including most of the add-ins.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gnote || gnote
  • Joplin — Note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organized into notebooks. Based on the Electron platform.
https://joplin.cozic.net/ || not packaged?
  • KeepNote — Cross-platform GTK+ note-taking application with rich text formatting.
http://keepnote.org || keepnote
  • KJots — Note taking application for KDE.
https://userbase.kde.org/KJots || kjots
  • Laverna — JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Based on the Electron platform.
https://laverna.cc/ || not packaged?
  • Mikidown — Note taking application featuring markdown syntax.
https://shadowkyogre.github.io/mikidown/ || not packaged?
  • MyNotex — Note-taking, document file and activity manager.
https://sites.google.com/site/mynotex/ || not packaged?
  • NixNote — Helps you take notes and stay organized. Create text notes, attach files or images, and even synchronize with Evernote. Formerly called Nevernote.
http://nixnote.org/ || nixnote2
  • Notes — Note-taking application, write down your thoughts.
https://github.com/nuttyartist/notes || not packaged?
  • NotesTree — Note taking application, which organizes notes in a hierarchical (tree like) structure.
https://bitbucket.org/baltic/notestree/overview || not packaged?
  • Notes-Up — Markdown notes editor and manager for elementaryOS.
https://github.com/Philip-Scott/Notes-up || com.github.philip_scott.notes-upFlatpak
  • nvPY — Simplenote syncing note-taking application, inspired by Notational Velocity and ResophNotes, but uglier and cross-platformerer.
https://github.com/cpbotha/nvpy || nvpy
  • OutWiker — Store notes in a tree.
https://jenyay.net/Outwiker/English || outwikerPPA
  • Renku — Note taking application based on Akonadi.
https://zanshin.kde.org/ || zanshin
https://simplenote.com/ || not packaged?
  • TagSpaces — Offline personal data manager for managing of your local files. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.tagspaces.org/ || not packaged?
  • TiddlyWiki — Unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organizing and sharing complex information.
https://tiddlywiki.com/ || not packaged?
  • Tomboy — Desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix with a wiki-like linking system to connect notes together.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Tomboy || tomboy
  • TreeLine — Store almost any kind of information in a tree structure, which makes it easy to keep things organized.
http://treeline.bellz.org/ || treeline
  • TuxCards — Hierarchical notebook to enter and manage ever every kind of notes and ideas in a structured manner.
http://tuxcards.de/ || not packaged?
  • VNote — Vim-inspired note-taking application that knows programmers and Markdown better.
https://tamlok.github.io/vnote/ || vnotePPA
  • WikidPad — Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down.
http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • WizNote — Cloud based note-taking client.
https://github.com/WizTeam/WizQTClient || wiznotePPA
  • Zim — WYSIWYG text editor that aims at bringing the concept of a wiki to the desktop.
http://zim-wiki.org/ || zim
  • zNotes — Lightweight application for notes management with simple interface.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/znotes/ || not packaged?


  • Almanah — Small GTK+ application to allow you to keep a diary of your life.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Almanah_Diary || almanah
  • Hazama — Simple and highly customizable application for keeping diary. There is no calendar but a big list that contains preview of diaries.
https://hazama.cc/ || not packaged?
  • Lifeograph — Off-line and private journal and note taking application. It offers a rich feature set presented in a clean and simple user interface.
http://lifeograph.sourceforge.net/ || lifeograph
  • RedNotebook — Modern journal, which lets you format, tag and search your entries.
https://rednotebook.sourceforge.io/ || rednotebookPPA


See also Wikipedia:List of concept- and mind-mapping software.

  • FreeMind — Mind-mapping software written in Java.
http://freemind.sourceforge.net || not packaged?
  • Freeplane — Fork of FreeMind, supports thinking, sharing information and getting things done at work. The software can be used for mind mapping and analyzing the information contained in mind maps.
http://freeplane.sourceforge.net || freeplane
  • Labyrinth — Lightweight mind-mapping tool, written in Python using GTK, with support for image import and drawing.
https://github.com/labyrinth-team/labyrinth || com.github.labyrinth_team.labyrinthFlatpak
  • Semantik — Mind-mapping application for KDE.
https://waf.io/semantik.html || semantik
  • TreeSheets — The ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases.
http://strlen.com/treesheets/ || treesheets
  • View Your Mind — Tool to generate and manipulate maps which show your thoughts. Such maps can help you to improve your creativity and effectivity. You can use them for time management, to organize tasks, to get an overview over complex contexts, to sort your ideas etc.
http://www.insilmaril.de/vym/ || vym

Sticky notes

  • GloboNote — Easy to use desktop note taking application. You can use it to create sticky notes, to-do lists, personal journals, reminders and other notes all in one application.
https://globonote.info/ || not packaged?
  • KNotes — Program that lets you write the computer equivalent of sticky notes.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/knotes/ || knotes
  • MyNotes — Sticky note application. An icon appears in the system tray and from it you can create and manage your sticky notes.
https://github.com/j4321/MyNotes || not packaged?
  • Notejot — Stupidly simple sticky notes applet for elementaryOS.
https://github.com/lainsce/notejot || com.github.lainsce.notejotFlatpak
  • qtPad — Modern and customizable sticky note application written in PyQt5.
https://gitlab.com/william.belanger/qtpad || not packaged?
  • xNots — Desktop post-it/sticky note system for the Unix geek.
https://github.com/thePalindrome/xnots || not packaged?
  • Xpad — Sticky note application for jotting down things to remember.
https://launchpad.net/xpad || xpad

Special writing environments

Distraction-free writing

See also #Markdown editors and Wikipedia:Full-screen writing program.

  • FocusWriter — Simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work.
https://gottcode.org/focuswriter/ || focuswriter
  • PyRoom — Fullscreen editor without buttons, widgets, formatting options, menus and with only the minimum of required dialog windows, it doesn't have any distractions and lets you focus on writing and only writing.
https://pyroom.org/ || pyroompypi
  • Quilter — Focus on your writing.
https://github.com/lainsce/quilter || not packaged?
  • TextRoom — Fullscreen text editor for writers.
https://github.com/dbuksbaum/TextRoom || not packaged?

Story writing

  • Manuskript — Provides a rich environment to help writers create their first draft and then further refine and edit their masterpiece.
http://www.theologeek.ch/manuskript/ || not packaged?
  • NovProg — Tool to graph your progress in writing a NaNoWriMo style novel.
https://gottcode.org/novprog/ || org.gottcode.NovProgFlatpak
  • oStorybook — Tool for writers, essayists, authors from the draft to the final work.
https://ostorybook.tuxfamily.org/?lng=en || not packaged?


  • KIT Scenarist — Simple and powerful application for creating screenplays.
https://kitscenarist.ru/en/ || not packaged?
  • Magic Fountain — Fountain syntax editor and viewer for writing screenplays.
https://aztorius.github.io/magicfountain/ || not packaged?
  • Trelby — Simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple.
https://www.trelby.org/ || not packaged?


Dictionary and thesaurus

  • Artha — English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet.
http://artha.sourceforge.net/ || artha
  • GNOME Dictionary — GNOME application to check word definitions and spellings in an online dictionary.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dictionary || gnome-dictionary
  • GoldenDict — Feature-rich dictionary lookup program.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Dictionary || goldendict
  • Kiten — Japanese reference and study tool.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kiten/ || kiten
  • MATE Dictionary — MATE application to look up words in dictionary sources.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • OpenDict — Computer dictionary, which supports popular computer dictionary formats including Slowo and Mova. It also acts as a client for DICT servers.
http://opendict.sourceforge.net/ || opendict
  • QStarDict — Dictionary program written using Qt. The user interface is similar to StarDict.
http://qstardict.ylsoftware.com/ || qstardict
  • sdcv — Command line dictionary. It provides access to dictionaries in StarDict's format.
http://dushistov.github.io/sdcv/ || sdcv
  • StarDict — International dictionary software.
http://stardict-4.sourceforge.net/ || stardict
  • Xfce4 Dictionary — Search different kinds of dictionary services for words or phrases.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-dict || xfce4-dict

Spell checkers

  • Aspell — Spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell.
http://aspell.net/ || aspell
  • Enchant — Wrapper library for generic spell checking.
https://abiword.github.io/enchant/ || enchant
  • Hunspell — Spell checker and morphological analyzer library and program.
https://hunspell.github.io/ || hunspell
  • Ispell — Interactive spell-checking program for Unix.
https://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/ispell.html || ispell

Translation and localization

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of computer-assisted translation tools.

  • Apertium — Free and open source rule-based machine translation platform with available language data. It supports the following formats: HTML, Microsoft Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument, TMX, MediaWiki and others.
http://apertium.org/ || apertium
  • Gtranslator — Enhanced gettext po file editor for the GNOME. It handles all forms of gettext po files and includes very useful features.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gtranslator || gtranslator
  • Lokalize — Standard KDE tool for software translation. It includes basic editing of PO files, support for glossary, translation memory, project managing, etc.
https://userbase.kde.org/Lokalize || lokalize
  • Moses — Statistical machine translation tool (language data not included).
http://statmt.org/moses || not packaged?
  • OmegaT — General translator's tool which contains a lot of translation memory features and can give suggestions from Google Translate. It supports the following formats: HTML, Microsoft Office 2007 XML, OpenDocument, XLIFF/Okapi, MediaWiki, plain text, TMX and others.
http://omegat.org || not packaged?
  • Poedit — Simple gettext/po-based translation tool.
http://poedit.net || poedit
  • Pology — Set of Python tools for dealing with gettext/po-files.
https://techbase.kde.org/Localization/Tools/Pology || not packaged?
  • Translate Shell — Command-line interface and interactive shell for Google Translate.
https://www.soimort.org/translate-shell/ || translate-shell
  • Translate Toolkit — Localization and translation toolkit, which provides a set of tools for working with localization file formats and files that might need localization.
https://toolkit.translatehouse.org/ || translate-toolkit
http://virtaal.translatehouse.org/ || virtaal

Barcode generators and readers


  • barcode — A tool to convert text strings to printed bars.
https://www.gnu.org/software/barcode/ || barcode
  • iec16022 — Produce 2D barcodes often also referenced as DataMatrix.
https://datenfreihafen.org/projects/iec16022.html || iec16022
  • qrencode — C library and command line tool for encoding data in a QR Code symbol.
https://fukuchi.org/works/qrencode/ || qrencode
  • ZBar — Application and library for reading bar codes from various sources.
http://zbar.sourceforge.net/ || zbar-tools
  • Zint — Barcode encoding library and command line tool supporting over 50 symbologies.
http://zint.org.uk/ || not packaged?


  • gLabels — Program for creating labels and business cards. It also supports creating barcodes.
http://glabels.org/ || glabels
  • QRab — Simply grabs QR code from screen and copies decoded text into clipboard.
https://qrab.sourceforge.io/ || not packaged?
  • Qreator — Create your own QR codes.
http://davidplanella.org/project-showcase/qreator/ || qreator
  • QtQR — QR Code generator and decoder.
https://launchpad.net/qr-tools || qtqr


For detailed guides, see the main Pop!_Planet page, Security.

Network security

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of packet analyzers.

  • Arpwatch — Tool that monitors ethernet activity and keeps a database of Ethernet/IP address pairings.
http://ee.lbl.gov/ || arpwatch
  • bettercap — Swiss army knife for network attacks and monitoring.
https://www.bettercap.org/ || not packaged?
  • Bro — Powerful network analysis framework that is much different from the typical IDS you may know.
https://www.bro.org/ || bro
  • darkstat — Captures network traffic, calculates statistics about usage, and serves reports over HTTP.
https://unix4lyfe.org/darkstat/ || darkstat
  • dsniff — Collection of tools for network auditing and penetration testing.
https://www.monkey.org/~dugsong/dsniff/ || dsniff
  • EtherApe — Graphical network monitor for Unix modeled after etherman. Featuring link layer, IP and TCP modes, it displays network activity graphically. Hosts and links change in size with traffic. Color coded protocols display.
http://etherape.sourceforge.net/ || etherape
  • Ettercap — Multipurpose Network sniffer/analyser/interceptor/logger.
https://ettercap.github.io/ettercap/ || CLI: ettercap-text-only, GUI: ettercap-graphical
  • GNOME Network Tools — GNOME interface for various networking tools.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-nettool || gnome-nettool
  • Honeyd — Tool that allows the user to set up and run multiple virtual hosts on a computer network.
{{{3}}} || not packaged?
  • hping — Command-line oriented TCP/IP packet assembler/analyzer.
http://hping.org/ || hping3
  • IPTraf — Console-based network monitoring utility.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/iptraf-ng/ || iptraf-ng
  • jnettop — top-like console network traffic visualizer.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/jnettop/ || jnettop
  • justniffer — Network protocol analyzer that captures network traffic and produces logs in a customized way, can emulate Apache web server log files, track response times and extract all "intercepted" files from the HTTP traffic.
http://justniffer.sourceforge.net/ || justnifferPPA
  • Kismet — 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system.
https://www.kismetwireless.net/ || kismet
  • LinSSID — Graphical wireless scanner.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/linssid/ || linssid
  • Nemesis — Command-line network packet crafting and injection utility.
http://nemesis.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • Net Activity Viewer — Graphical network connections viewer, similar in functionality with Netstat.
http://netactview.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • netsniff-ng — High performance Linux network sniffer for packet inspection.
http://netsniff-ng.org/ || netsniff-ng
  • ngrep — grep-like utility that allows you to search for network packets on an interface.
https://github.com/jpr5/ngrep || ngrep
  • Nmap — Security scanner used to discover hosts and services on a computer network, thus creating a "map" of the network.
https://nmap.org/ || nmap
  • Ntop — Network probe that shows network usage in a way similar to what top does for processes.
http://www.ntop.org/ || ntopng
  • pyNeighborhood — GTK+ based SMB/CIFS browsing utility.
https://launchpad.net/pyneighborhood || pyneighborhood
  • Smb4K — Advanced network neighborhood browser and Samba share mounting utility for KDE.
http://smb4k.sourceforge.net/ || smb4k
  • Snort — Network intrusion prevention and detection system.
https://www.snort.org/ || snort
  • Spectools — A set of utilities for spectrum analyzer hardware including Wi-Spy devices.
https://www.kismetwireless.net/spectools/ || spectools
  • Sshguard — Daemon that protects SSH and other services against brute-force attacts, similar to Fail2ban.
https://www.sshguard.net/ || sshguard
  • Suricata — High performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine.
https://suricata-ids.org/ || suricata
  • Tcpdump — Common console-based packet analyzer that allows the user to intercept and display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over a network.
http://www.tcpdump.org/ || tcpdump
  • tcptrace — TCP dump file analysis tool.
http://tcptrace.org/ || tcptrace
  • vnStat — Console-based network traffic monitor that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interfaces.
http://humdi.net/vnstat/ || vnstat
  • Wireshark — Network protocol analyzer that lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network.
https://www.wireshark.org/ || GTK+: wireshark-gtk, Qt: wireshark-qt
  • Xplico — Network forensics analysis tool (NFAT), which is a software that reconstructs the contents of acquisitions performed with a packet sniffer.
https://www.xplico.org/ || not packaged?

Firewall management

See iptables#Front-ends.

Threat and vulnerability detection

  • AFICK — Security tool that allows to monitor the changes on your files systems, and so can detect intrusions.
http://afick.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • Lynis — Security and system auditing tool to harden Unix/Linux systems.
https://cisofy.com/lynis/ || lynis
  • Metasploit Framework — An advanced open-source platform for developing, testing, and using exploit code.
https://www.metasploit.com/ || not packaged?
  • Nessus — Comprehensive vulnerability scanning program.
http://www.nessus.org/products/nessus || not packaged?
  • OpenVAS — Framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. FOSS Nessus fork.
http://www.openvas.org/ || openvas
  • OSSEC — Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System that performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response.
https://ossec.github.io/ || not packaged?
  • Samhain — Host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) provides file integrity checking and log file monitoring/analysis, as well as rootkit detection, port monitoring, detection of rogue SUID executables, and hidden processes.
http://www.la-samhna.de/samhain/index.html || samhain
  • Tiger — Security tool that can be use both as a security audit and intrusion detection system.
http://www.nongnu.org/tiger/ || tiger
  • Tripwire — Intrusion detection system.
https://github.com/Tripwire/tripwire-open-source || tripwire

File security

  • AIDE — File and directory integrity checker.
http://aide.sourceforge.net/ || aide
  • Logcheck — Simple utility which is designed to allow a system administrator to view the logfiles which are produced upon hosts under their control.
https://logcheck.alioth.debian.org/ || logcheck
  • Logwatch — Customizable log analysis system.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/logwatch/ || logwatch
  • OpenDLP — OpenDLP is a free and open source, agent- and agentless-based, centrally-managed, massively distributable data loss prevention tool.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/opendlp/ || not packaged?

Anti malware

  • ClamAV — Open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.
http://www.clamav.net/ || clamav
  • ClamTk — Graphical front-end for ClamAV using Perl and Gtk libraries. It is designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems.
https://dave-theunsub.github.io/clamtk/ || clamtk
  • Linux Malware Detect — Malware scanner designed around the threats faced in shared hosted environments.
https://www.rfxn.com/projects/linux-malware-detect/ || not packaged?
  • Rootkit Hunter — Checks machines for the presence of rootkits and other unwanted tools.
http://rkhunter.sourceforge.net/ || rkhunter
  • Hostsblock — A script that downloads, sorts, and compiles multiple ad- and malware-blocking hosts files.
http://gaenserich.github.io/hostsblock/ || not packaged?

Backup programs

See also Synchronization and backup programs#Incremental backups and Wikipedia:Comparison of backup software.

  • Déjà Dup — Simple GTK+ backup program. It hides the complexity of doing backups the 'right way' (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the backend.
https://launchpad.net/deja-dup || deja-dup
  • Duplicati — Backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on cloud storage services and remote file servers.
http://www.duplicati.com/ || not packaged?
  • duplicity — Simple command-line utility which allows encrypted compressed incremental backup to nearly any storage.
http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/ || duplicity
  • Duply — Command-line front-end for duplicity which simplifies running it. It manages backup job settings in profiles and allows to batch execute commands.
http://www.duply.net/ || duply
  • restic — Fast, secure, efficient backup program that supports backing up to many cloud services.
https://restic.net/ || restic
  • Tarsnap — Secure, efficient proprietary online backup service.
http://www.tarsnap.com/ || not packaged?

Screen lockers

Warning: Only sflock, physlock, Cinnamon Screensaver, MATE Screensaver and GNOME Screensaver are able to block tty access. See Xorg#Block TTY access on how to manually block tty access.
  • Cinnamon Screensaver — Screen locker for the Cinnamon desktop.
https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-screensaver || cinnamon-screensaver
  • GNOME Screensaver — Screen locker for the GNOME Flashback desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeScreensaver || gnome-screensaver
  • i3lock — A simple screen locker. Provides user feedback, uses PAM authentication, supports DPMS. The background can be set to an image or solid color.
https://i3wm.org/i3lock/ || i3lock
  • i3lock-blur — Fork of i3lock which can use your desktop with the blur effect applied as a background.
https://github.com/karulont/i3lock-blur || not packaged?
  • i3lock-wrapper — A simple wrapper around i3lock which sets up a blurred screenshot of the desktop as a background image.
https://github.com/ashinkarov/i3-extras || not packaged?
  • Light-locker — A simple locker (forked from gnome-screensaver) that aims to have simple, sane, secure defaults and be well integrated with the desktop while not carrying any desktop-specific dependencies. It relies on LightDM for locking and unlocking your session via ConsoleKit/UPower or logind/systemd.
https://github.com/the-cavalry/light-locker || light-locker
  • MATE Screensaver — Screensaver and locker for MATE Desktop Environment.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-screensaver || mate-screensaver
  • physlock — Screen and console locker.
https://github.com/muennich/physlock || physlock
  • sflock — Simple screen locker utility for X, based on slock. Provides a very basic user feedback.
https://github.com/benruijl/sflock || not packaged?
  • slock — Very simple and lightweight X screen locker. Offers only a black background when locked, there are no animations or text fields.
https://tools.suckless.org/slock/ || not packaged?
  • sxlock — Fork of sflock with a few enhancements. Provides basic user feedback, uses PAM authentication, supports DPMS and RandR. Supports sxlock.service to lock the screen on suspend/hibernation. See the README for more information.
https://github.com/lahwaacz/sxlock || not packaged?
  • tsscreenlock — Screen locker used in theShell. Shows music controls, and if used with theShell, also shows desktop notifications.
https://github.com/vicr123/tsscreenlock || not packaged?
  • vlock — TTY locker.
http://www.kbd-project.org || vlock
  • xlockmore — Simple X11 screen lock with PAM support.
http://sillycycle.com/xlockmore.html || not packaged?
  • XScreenSaver — Screen saver and locker for the X Window System.
https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/ || xscreensaver
  • XSecureLock — X11 screen lock utility designed with the primary goal of security.
https://github.com/google/xsecurelock || not packaged?
  • xtrlock — Very lightweight X display locker. Keeps windows visible and displays lock icon instead of mouse cursor. Typing password followed by enter unlocks the screen.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/xtrlock || xtrlock

Password managers

  • gopass — Advanced console based password manager, supporting GnuPG and other backends.
https://github.com/justwatchcom/gopass || gopass
  • pass — Simple console based password manager, using GnuPG encryption.
https://www.passwordstore.org/ || pass
  • pwsafe — Unix command-line program that manages encrypted password databases.
http://nsd.dyndns.org/pwsafe/ || not packaged?
  • spm — Simple Password Manager written entirely in POSIX shell using PGP. Fast, lightweight and easily scriptable.
https://notabug.org/kl3/spm/ || not packaged?
  • Titan — Command-line password manager, written in C, uses OpenSSL.
https://www.titanpasswordmanager.org/ || not packaged?
  • tpm — tiny password manager, inspired by pass, written entirely in POSIX shell.
https://github.com/nmeum/tpm || not packaged?
  • LastPass — Hosted password manager.
https://www.lastpass.com/ || lastpass-cli
  • Bitwarden — Open source password manager with desktop, mobile, browser, and CLI versions. Cloud or self-hosted.
https://bitwarden.com/ || com.bitwarden.desktopFlatpak
  • Encryptr — Zero-knowledge, cloud-based password manager.
https://spideroak.com/encryptr/ || not packaged?
  • Enpass — A multiplatform password manager
https://www.enpass.io/ || not packaged?
  • KeePassX — Qt-based password manager. Compatible with KeePass v.1.x and KeePass v.2.x.
https://www.keepassx.org/ || keepassx
  • KeePassXC — Community fork of KeePassX with more active development. Compatible with KeePass v.1.x (import only) and KeePass v.2.x.
https://keepassxc.org/ || keepassxc
  • KWalletManager — Tool to manage the passwords on your system. By using the KDE wallet subsystem it not only allows you to keep your own secrets but also to access and manage the passwords of every application that integrates with the wallet.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kwalletmanager/ || kwalletmanager
  • OTPClient — Highly secure and easy to use GTK+ software for two-factor authentication that supports both Time-based One-time Passwords (TOTP) and HMAC-Based One-Time Passwords (HOTP).
https://github.com/paolostivanin/OTPClient || com.github.paolostivanin.OTPClient
  • Password Gorilla — A cross-platform password manager.
https://github.com/zdia/gorilla/wiki || password-gorilla
  • Password Safe — Simple and secure password manager.
https://pwsafe.org/ || passwordsafe
  • QPass — Easy to use password manager with built-in password generator.
http://qpass.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • QtPass — GUI for pass, the standard unix password manager.
https://qtpass.org/ || qtpass
  • Revelation — Password manager for the GNOME desktop.
https://revelation.olasagasti.info/ || revelation
  • Seahorse — GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Seahorse || seahorse
  • Universal Password Manager — Allows you to store usernames, passwords, URLs and generic notes in an encrypted database protected by one master password.
http://upm.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?


Hash checkers
  • cfv — Tiny utility to both test and create checksum files, support .sfv, .csv, .crc, .md5, md5sum, sha1sum, .torrent, par, and .par2 files.
http://cfv.sourceforge.net/ || cfv
  • GtkHash — A GTK+ utility for computing message digests or checksums
http://gtkhash.sourceforge.net/ || gtkhash
  • hashdeep — A cross-platform tools to computer hashes, or message digests, for any number of files
http://md5deep.sourceforge.net/ || hashdeep
  • Parano — A GNOME frontend for creating/editing/checking MD5 and SFV files
http://parano.berlios.de/ || not packaged?
  • Quick Hash GUI — A GUI to enable the rapid selection and subsequent hashing of files (individually or recursively throughout a folder structure) text and (on Linux) disks.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/quickhash/ || not packaged?
  • RHash — Utility for verifying hash sums (SFV, CRC, etc). Supports lots of algorithms.
http://rhash.anz.ru/ || rhash
  • MassHash — A set of file hashing tools (both CLI and GTK+ GUI) written in Python. Supported algorithms include MD5, SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512.
http://jdleicher.github.io/MassHash/ || not packaged?
Encryption, signing, steganography
  • ccrypt — A command-line utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams.
http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/ || ccrypt
  • GNOME Keysign — GTK/GNOME application to use GnuPG for signing other people's keys. Quickly, easily, and securely.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Keysign || gnome-keysign
  • GnuPG — The GNU project's complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880. Free and Open Source replacement of PGP, mostly used for digital signing of packages.
https://gnupg.org/ || gnupg
  • GPG-Crypter — Graphical front-end to GnuPG(GPG) using the GTK3 toolkit and GPGME library.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gpg-crypter/ || not packaged?
  • gzsteg — Utility that can hide data in gzip compressed files
http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/crypt/steganography/ || not packaged?
  • Keybase — Key directory mapping social media identities, with cross platform encrypted chat, cloud storage, and git repositories.
https://keybase.io/ || not packaged?
  • KGpg — Simple interface for GnuPG, for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kgpg/ || kgpg
  • Kleopatra — Certificate Manager and Unified Crypto GUI for KDE. It supports managing X.509 and OpenPGP certificates in the GpgSM keybox and retrieving certificates from LDAP servers.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kleopatra/ || kleopatra
  • minisign — Simple program that only inplements key signing
https://github.com/jedisct1/minisign || not packaged?
  • Seahorse — GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Seahorse || seahorse
  • steghide — A steganography utility that is able to hide data in various kinds of image and audio files.
http://steghide.sourceforge.net || steghide
Disk encryption

See Disk encryption.




See also Wikipedia:Comparison of software calculators.

  • bc — Arbitrary precision calculator language.
https://www.gnu.org/software/bc/ || bc
  • calc — Arbitrary precision console calculator.
http://www.isthe.com/chongo/tech/comp/calc/ || not packaged?
  • Deepin Calculator — Easy to use calculator for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-calculator/ || deepin-calculator
  • Extcalc — Qt-based scientific graphical calculator.
http://extcalc-linux.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • galculator — GTK+ based scientific calculator.
http://galculator.mnim.org/ || galculator
  • Genius — Advanced calculator including a mathematical programming language.
http://jirka.org/genius.html || genius
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Calculator || gnome-calculator
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kalgebra/ || kalgebra
  • KCalc — Scientific calculator included in the KDE desktop.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kcalc/ || kcalc
  • MATE Calc — Calculator for the MATE desktop environment.
https://mate-desktop.org/ || mate-calc
  • Qalculate! — Calculator and equation solver with fault-tolerant parsing, constant recognition and units.
https://qalculate.github.io/ || qalculate-gtk
  • SpeedCrunch — Fast, high precision and powerful cross-platform calculator.
http://speedcrunch.org || speedcrunch
  • xcalc — Scientific calculator for X with algebraic and reverse polish notation modes.
https://www.x.org/ || x11-apps

Computer algebra system

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of computer algebra systems.

  • AXIOM — FriCAS: derivative of the powerful AXIOM-CAS
http://fricas.sourceforge.net || not packaged?
  • GAP — Computer algebra system for computational discrete algebra with particular emphasis on computational group theory.
http://www.gap-system.org || gap
  • Maple — Famous commercial CAS. Often used in education.
https://www.maplesoft.com/products/maple/ ||
  • Mathics — A free CAS for symbolic mathematical computations which uses Python as its main language. It aims at achieving a Mathematica-compatible syntax and functions. It relies mostly on Sympy for most mathematical tasks and, optionally, Sage for more advanced functionality.
http://www.mathics.org/ || not packaged?
  • Mathomatic — General purpose Computer Algebra System written in C.
http://www.mathomatic.org/ || mathomatic
http://maxima.sourceforge.net/ || maxima
  • PARI/GP — Computer algebra system designed for fast computations in number theory.
http://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/ || pari-gp
  • Singular — Computer algebra system for polynomial computations, with special emphasis on commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and singularity theory.
https://www.singular.uni-kl.de/ || singular
  • wxMaxima — Graphical user interface for Maxima being a powerful computer algebra system.
http://andrejv.github.io/wxmaxima/ || wxmaxima
  • Xcas — User interface to Giac, a free, basic computer algebra system.
http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~parisse/giac.html || xcas

Scientific or technical computing

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of numerical analysis software.

  • Cantor — Application that lets you use your favorite mathematical applications from within a nice KDE-integrated Worksheet Interface.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/cantor/ || cantor
  • EngLab — Cross-compile mathematical platform with a C like syntax.
http://englab.bugfest.net || not packaged?
  • FFTW — A Fast Fourier Transform library for computing discrete Fourier transforms. Used for a wide variety of numerical applications, which includes spectral methods.
https://www.fftw.org/ || fftw
  • FreeMat — Matlab-like program that supports many of its functions and features a codeless interface to external C, C++, and Fortran code, further parallel distributed algorithm development (via MPI), and 3D visualization capabilities.
http://freemat.sourceforge.net/ || freemat
  • GeoGebra — Dynamic mathematics software with interactive graphics, algebra and spreadsheet
https://www.geogebra.org/ || geogebra
  • Kig — Application for Interactive Geometry.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kig/ || kig
  • matplotlib (PyLab) — Collection of Python modules (pyplot, numpy, etc.) used for scientific calculations.
https://www.scipy.org/ || python-matplotlib
  • OctaveMatlab-like language and interface for numerical computations.
https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ || octave
  • SageMath — Mathematics software system, that combines many existing open-source packages into a common Python interface. Alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab.
http://www.sagemath.org || sagemath
  • Scilab — Matlab alternative used for numerical computations. Its syntax is not equivalent to that of Matlab, but it can be easily converted.
http://www.scilab.org/ || scilab


See also Wikipedia:Comparison of statistical packages.

  • JAGS (Just another Gibbs sampler) — Cross-platform program for analysis of Bayesian hierarchical models using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation.
http://mcmc-jags.sourceforge.net/ || jags
  • jamovi — Statistics package, which is easy to use, and designed to be familiar to users of SPSS. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.jamovi.org/ || jamoviPPA
http://pandas.pydata.org/ || python2-pandas python-pandas
  • PSPP — Free SPSS implementation.
https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/ || pspp
  • R — Software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
https://cran.r-project.org/ || r
  • RKWard — Frontend for the statistical language R.
https://rkward.kde.org/ || rkward
  • RStudio — A powerful and productive IDE for R written in Qt.
https://www.rstudio.com/ || opencpu rstudioPPA

Data analysis and plotting

See also Wikipedia:List of information graphics software.

  • Engauge Digitizer — Extracts data points from images of graphs.
https://markummitchell.github.io/engauge-digitizer/ || engauge-digitizer
  • Fityk — Curve fitting and data analysis application, predominantly used to fit analytical, bell-shaped functions to experimental data.
http://fityk.nieto.pl/ || fityk
  • Gnuplot — Command-line program that can generate 2D and 3D plots of functions, data, and data fits.
http://www.gnuplot.info/ || gnuplot
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kmplot/ || kmplot
  • LabPlot — Free software data analysis and visualization application, similar to SciDAVis.
https://labplot.kde.org/ || labplot
  • QtiPlot — Platform-independent application used for interactive scientific graphing and data analysis, similar to the proprietary Origin or SigmaPlot.
http://www.qtiplot.com/ || qtiplot
  • Rocs — Graph Theory IDE for everybody interested in designing and analyzing graph algorithms (e.g., lecturers, students, researchers).
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/rocs/ || rocs
  • SciDAVis — Fork of QtiPlot with the goal of being better documented and more user friendly.
http://scidavis.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?

See also List of applications/Documents#Spreadsheets

Proof assistants

See also Wikipedia:Proof assistant.

  • Agda — Dependently typed functional programming language and proof assistant. It is an interactive system for writing and checking proofs.
http://wiki.portal.chalmers.se/agda/ || agda
  • Coq — Formal proof management system. It provides a formal language to write mathematical definitions, executable algorithms and theorems together with an environment for semi-interactive development of machine-checked proofs.
https://coq.inria.fr/ || CLI: coq, GUI: coqide
  • Isabelle — Generic proof assistant that allows mathematical formulas to be expressed in a formal language and provides tools for proving those formulas in a logical calculus.
https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/hvg/Isabelle/ || isabellePPA


Physics simulation

  • Code_Aster — Software package for Civil and Structural Engineering finite element analysis and numeric simulation in structural mechanics.
https://www.code-aster.org/V2/spip.php?rubrique2 || not packaged?
  • EPANET — EPANET performs extended period simulation of the water movement and quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks.
https://www.epa.gov/ || not packaged?
  • Step — Two-dimensional physics simulation engine.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/step/ || step
  • SWMM — Storm Water Management Model is a dynamic rainfall-runoff-subsurface runoff simulation model used for simulation of the surface/subsurface hydrology quantity and quality.
https://www.epa.gov/ || not packaged?

Unit conversion

  • ConvertAll — Unit conversion application that allows one to combine units in any way (e.g. inches per decade), even if it does not make sense.
http://convertall.bellz.org/ || convertall
  • Gonvert — Conversion utility that allows conversion between many units like CGS, Ancient, Imperial with many categories like length, mass, numbers, etc.
http://www.unihedron.com/projects/gonvert/ || not packaged?
  • Units — Command-line unit converter and calculator that can handle multiplicative scale changes, nonlinear conversions such as Fahrenheit to Celsius or wire gauge and others.
https://www.gnu.org/software/units/ || units




See also Wikipedia:List of molecular graphics systems.

  • Avogadro — Editor, viewer and simulator for 3D molecule structures (also supports downloading files from the Protein Data Bank).
http://avogadro.cc/ || avogadro
  • BALLView — Standalone molecular modeling and visualization application, part of the BALL framework.
http://www.ball-project.org/ || ballview
  • Ghemical — Computational chemistry software package used to edit, view and simulate molecular structures.
http://bioinformatics.org/ghemical/ghemical/index.html || ghemical
  • PyMOL — Open-source molecular visualization system that can produce high quality 3D images of small molecules and biological macromolecules, such as proteins.
https://pymol.org/ || pymol
  • BKChem — Practical and goodlooking skeletal formula molecule drawing program.
http://bkchem.zirael.org/ || bkchem
  • Chemtool — GTK+-based program for drawing chemical structural formulas.
http://ruby.chemie.uni-freiburg.de/~martin/chemtool/chemtool.html || chemtool
  • EasyChem — Simple skeletal formula molecule drawing program with a focus on producing press-quality figures.
http://easychem.sourceforge.net/ || chemtool
http://gabedit.sourceforge.net/ || gabedit
  • GROMACS (GROningen MAchine for Chemical Simulations) — Versatile package to perform molecular dynamics, i.e. simulate the Newtonian equations of motion for systems with hundreds to millions of particles.
http://www.gromacs.org || gromacs
  • Quantum ESPRESSO — Integrated suite of applications for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at nanoscale. It is based on density-functional theory, plane waves, and pseudopotentials (both norm-conserving and ultrasoft).
http://www.quantum-espresso.org/ || quantum-espresso

Periodic table

  • eperiodique — A simple Periodic Table Of Elements viewer using the EFL.
http://eperiodique.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • gElemental — Periodic table of the elements with additional information.
http://freecode.com/projects/gelemental || gelemental
  • Kalzium — Periodic table of the elements with molecule editor and equation solver.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kalzium/ || kalzium

Earth science


  • BT747 — The swiss army knife for MTK GPS dataloggers.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bt747/ || not packaged?
  • FoxtrotGPS — Lightweight and fast mapping application.
https://www.foxtrotgps.org/ || foxtrotgps
  • Gebabbel — Alternative GUI for GPSBabel.
http://gebabbel.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • Geotag — Match date/time information from photos with location information from a GPS unit or from a map.
http://geotag.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • GNOME Maps — A simple map client for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Maps || gnome-maps
  • GottenGeography — Easy to use photo geotagging application for the GNOME desktop.
https://launchpad.net/gottengeography || gottengeographyPPA
  • Gpredict — Real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application.
http://gpredict.oz9aec.net/ || gpredict
  • GPSBabel — Reads, writes, and manipulates GPS waypoints in a variety of formats.
https://www.gpsbabel.org/ || gpsbabel
  • GPSCorrelate — Correlate (geotagging) digital camera photos with GPS data in GPX format.
https://github.com/freefoote/gpscorrelate || gpscorrelate
  • gpsd — Service daemon that monitors one or more GPSes or AIS receivers attached to a host computer through serial or USB ports, making all data on the location/course/velocity of the sensors available to be queried on TCP port 2947 of the host computer.
http://catb.org/gpsd/ || gpsd
  • GpsPrune — View, edit and convert coordinate data from GPS systems.
https://activityworkshop.net/software/gpsprune/ || gpsprune
  • GPXSee — GPS log file viewer and analyzer.
http://www.gpxsee.org/ || not packaged?
  • GPX Viewer — Simple tool to visualize tracks and waypoints stored in a gpx file.
https://blog.sarine.nl/tag/gpxviewer/ || gpxviewer
  • GRASS GIS — Geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling and visualization.
https://grass.osgeo.org/ || grass
  • gvSIG — vSIG is a geographic information system (GIS), that is, a desktop application designed for capturing, storing, handling, analyzing and deploying any kind of referenced geographic information in order to solve complex management and planning problems.
http://www.gvsig.com/en || not packaged?
  • JOSM — An editor for OpenStreetMap written in Java.
http://josm.openstreetmap.de/ || josm
  • Marble — Virtual Globe and World Atlas that can be used to learn more about the Earth.
https://marble.kde.org/ || KDE: marble, Qt: marble-qt
  • Merkaartor — OpenStreetMap editor.
http://merkaartor.be/ || merkaartor
  • Navit — Modular turn-by-turn car navigation system.
http://www.navit-project.org/ || navit
  • QMapShack — Plan your next outdoor trip.
https://bitbucket.org/maproom/qmapshack || qmapshack
  • QGIS — Geographic Information System (GIS) that supports vector, raster & database formats.
https://qgis.org/ || qgis
  • Subsurface — Diving logbook to keep track of your dives by logging dive locations (with GPS coordinates), weights and exposure protection used, divemasters and dive buddies, etc.
https://subsurface-divelog.org/ || org.subsurface_divelog.SubsurfaceFlatpak
  • Viking — GTK+2 application to manage GPS data.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/viking/ || viking


  • Gis Weather — Customizable weather forecast desktop widget.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gis-weather/ || not packaged?
  • GNOME Weather — Small application for GNOME that allows you to monitor the current weather conditions for your city, or anywhere in the world, and to access updated forecasts provided by various internet services.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Weather || gnome-weather
  • Meteo — System tray application for weather status information.
https://github.com/bitseater/weather || com.github.bitseater.weatherFlatpak
  • Xfce Weather Panel Plugin — Weather forecast plugin for the Xfce4 panel.
https://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin || xfce4-weather-plugin


  • Celestia — 3D astronomy simulation program that allows users to travel through an extensive universe, modeled after reality, at any speed, in any direction and at any time in history.
https://celestiaproject.net/ || not packaged?
  • GoQat — Camera acquisition software, especially for QSI cameras, that provides other features such as autoguiding, focusing help and others.
http://canburytech.net/GoQat/ || not packaged?
  • KStars — Planetarium application that provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. It is included in KDE Edu.
https://edu.kde.org/kstars/ || kstars
  • Qastrocam-g2 — Webcam acquisition software for planetary imaging.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/qastrocam-g2/ || not packaged?
  • Skychart / Cartes du Ciel — Planetarium that maps out and labels most of the constellations, planets, and objects you can see with a telescope. It can also download Digitized Sky Survey Charts and superimpose images over these charts.
https://www.ap-i.net/skychart/ || not packaged?
  • StarPlot — 3-dimensional star chart viewer.
http://starplot.org/ || starplot
  • Stellarium — Beautiful 3D planetarium that uses OpenGL to render a realistic sky in real time.
http://www.stellarium.org/ || stellarium
  • Where Is M13 — Application to visualize the locations and physical properties of deep sky objects.
http://www.thinkastronomy.com/M13/ || not packaged?
  • XEphem — Motif-based ephemeris and planetarium program.
http://www.clearskyinstitute.com/xephem/xephem.html || not packaged?


Computational biology and bioinformatics

See also Wikipedia:List of open source bioinformatics software.

  • BALL (Biochemical Algorithms Library) — Application framework in C++ that provides an extensive set of data structures as well as classes for molecular mechanics, advanced solvation methods, comparison and analysis of protein structures, file import/export, and visualization.
http://www.ball-project.org/ || ballview
  • BioJava — Set of Java tools for computational biology, as well as bioinformatics.
http://biojava.org || not packaged?
  • Biopython — Python package with tools for computational biology, as well as bioinformatics.
http://biopython.org/wiki/Biopython || python-biopython python3-biopython
  • EMBOSS (European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite) — Open source software analysis package specially developed for the needs of the molecular biology and bioinformatics user community.
http://emboss.sourceforge.net/ || emboss
  • MEGA (Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis) — Integrated tool for conducting automatic and manual sequence alignment, inferring phylogenetic trees, mining web-based databases, estimating rates of molecular evolution, inferring ancestral sequences, and testing evolutionary hypotheses.
http://www.megasoftware.net/ || not packaged?
  • MUMmer — Bioinformatics software system for sequence alignment based on suffix trees.
http://mummer.sourceforge.net/ || mummer
  • Snapgene — Closed source molecular cloning application that offers a fast and easy way to plan, visualize, and document molecular biology procedures. Supports a wide range of cloning and PCR manipulations. The free version allows most common visualizations of a molecular biology workflow.
http://www.snapgene.com/ || not packaged?
  • UGENE — Application that integrates dozens of well-known biological tools and algorithms, providing both graphical user and command-line interfaces.
http://ugene.net/ || ugene


  • Bioclipse — Java-based visual platform for biochemistry that uses the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP).
http://www.bioclipse.net/ || not packaged?

Image manipulation

  • ImageJ — Java-based image processing and analysing program that provides extensibility via plugins and macros. It is widely used in microscopy (e.g. for cell counting).
https://imagej.nih.gov/ij/ || imagej
  • Fiji — ImageJ distribution (and soon ImageJ2) with a lot of plugins organized into a coherent menu structure.
http://fiji.sc || not packaged?


Computer-aided design

See also Wikipedia:List of computer-aided design editors.

  • BRL-CAD — Constructive solid geometry (CSG) solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray tracing support for graphics rendering and geometric analysis, computer network distributed framebuffer support, scripting, image-processing and signal-processing tools.
http://brlcad.org/ || not packaged?
  • DraftSight — Dassault Systemes' freeware 2D CAD application. DraftSight allows users to access DWG/DXF files, regardless of which CAD software was originally used to create them.
http://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight/overview/ || not packaged?
  • FreeCAD — CAD/CAE program, based on OpenCascade, Qt and Python with features such as macro recording, workbenches and the ability to run as server.
https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD || freecad
  • LeoCAD — CAD program for creating virtual LEGO models. It has an easy to use interface and currently includes over 6000 different pieces created by the LDraw community.
http://leocad.org || leocad
  • LibreCAD — Powerful 2D CAD application based on Qt. It has been forked from QCad Community Edition.
http://www.librecad.org/ || librecad
  • OpenSCAD — Open source 2D/3D CAD using programmers approach.
http://www.openscad.org || org.openscad.OpenSCADFlatpak
  • QCAD — Powerful 2D CAD application that began in 1999. QCaD includes DFX standard file format and supports HPGL format.
http://www.qcad.org/ || not packaged?


See also Wikipedia:Comparison of EDA software.

Digital logic

Digital logic software are mainly simple educational tools that intended for only designing and simulating logic circuits.

  • glogic — An educational graphical logic circuit simulator.
https://launchpad.net/glogic || glogic
  • GTKWave — Fully featured GTK+ based wave viewer which reads LXT, LXT2, VZT, FST, and GHW files as well as standard Verilog VCD/EVCD files and allows their viewing.
http://gtkwave.sourceforge.net/ || gtkwave
  • Logisim — Educational digital logic design and simulation software, written in Java, officially its development has stopped.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/circuit/ || logisim
  • PulseView — Logic analyzer, oscilloscope and MSO GUI.
http://sigrok.org/wiki/PulseView || pulseview
  • SmartSim — Simple and beautiful digital logic circuit design and simulation software, mainly target teachers and students, very lightweight and cross platform, GPL licensed, written in Vala.
http://smartsim.org.uk || not packaged?

Also see Wikipedia:Hardware description language.

  • Altera Design Software — A set of design tools for Altera's FPGA chips that includes Quartus II and ModelSim-Altera.
https://www.altera.com/products/design-software/overview.html || see Altera Design Software
http://www.xilinx.com/products/design-tools/ise-design-suite/ise-webpack.html || see Xilinx ISE WebPACK
  • Arduino — Arduino prototyping platform SDK.
https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software || arduino
Schematic capture editor
  • gEDA — Full suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools that are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.
http://www.geda-project.org/ || geda
  • KiCad — Software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) that facilitates the design of schematics for electronic circuits and their conversion to PCB (printed circuit board).
http://kicad-pcb.org/ || kicad
  • Oregano — Graphical software application for schematic capture and simulation of electrical circuits. The actual simulation is done by the ngspice or Gnucap engines.
https://github.com/drahnr/oregano || oregano
  • QElectroTech — Application used to draw advanced electrical circuits.
https://qelectrotech.org/ || qelectrotech
  • Qucs — Electronics circuit simulator application that gives you the ability to set up a circuit with a graphical user interface and simulate its large-signal, small-signal and noise behaviour.
http://qucs.sourceforge.net/ || qucsPPA
  • ngspice — Application used to simulate circuits. Open source successor of spice3f5
http://ngspice.sourceforge.net/ || ngspice


  • CupCarbon — A Smart City & IoT Wireless Sensor Network Simulator.
http://cupcarbon.com/ || not packaged?
  • GNU Radio — Software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios.
https://www.gnuradio.org/ || gnuradio
  • Gqrx — Software defined radio receiver implemented using GNU Radio and the Qt GUI toolkit.
http://gqrx.dk/ || gqrx-sdr
  • Pothos — The Pothos project is a complete data-flow framework for creating topologies of interconnected processing blocks.
https://github.com/pothosware/PothosCore/wiki || pothosPPA

Amateur radio

See the main article: Amateur radio#Software list.

See also Wikipedia:List of software-defined radios.

Simulation modeling

  • gephi — Gephi is an open-source network analysis and visualization software package written in Java.
http://gephi.org/ || gephiPPA
  • golly — Golly is an open source, cross-platform application for exploring Conway's Game of Life and many other types of cellular automata.
http://golly.sourceforge.net/ || golly
  • Netlogo — NetLogo is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment.
http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/ || not packaged?

Computer science

Artificial intelligence

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of deep learning software.

http://leenissen.dk/fann/wp/ || not packaged?
  • Mycroft — Intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator with speech recognition.
https://mycroft.ai/ || mycroft-aiPPA
  • Orange — Data visualization, machine learning and data mining toolkit, accessible via visual programming and Python.
https://orange.biolab.si/ || orangepypi
  • Torch — Machine learning library, scientific computing framework, and script language based on LuaJIT.
http://torch.ch/ || lua-torch-torch7
https://xneur.ru/ || xneur, gxneur



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.
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/ || seamonkeyPPA
  • Thunderbird with Lightning — Extension to Mozilla Thunderbird that provides calendar and task support.
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/ || thunderbird

Time management

  • 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 || not packaged?
  • Pal — Very lightweight calendar with both interactive and non-interactive interfaces.
http://palcal.sourceforge.net/ || pal
  • pcal — A tool to create pdf calendars from pcal input which can be exported by some calendar programs.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcal/ || pcal
  • 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
  • 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/ || not packaged?
  • Deepin Calendar — Calendar application for Deepin.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/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/ || not packaged?
  • GNOME Calendar — Calendar application for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Calendar || gnome-calendar
  • KAlarm — Personal alarm message, command and email scheduler.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kalarm/ || kalarm
https://www.kde.org/applications/office/korganizer/ || korganizer
  • 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/ || not packaged?
  • 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 || not packaged?
https://github.com/diegorubin/gnomato || not packaged?
  • 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-pomodoro
  • 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 trackerPPA
  • Kapow — Punch clock to track time spent on projects.
https://gottcode.org/kapow/ || org.gottcode.KapowFlatpak
  • 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
  • Orage Globaltime — Show clocks from different countries.
https://xfce.org/projects || orage
  • 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/ || safeeyes
  • Tider — Lightweight time tracking application (GTK+)
http://pusto.org/en/tider/ || not packaged?
https://github.com/eliostvs/tomate-gtk || tomatePPA
http://tomighty.org/ || tomightyPPA
  • Workrave — Program that assists in the recovery and prevention of RSI.
http://www.workrave.org/ || workrave

Task management

  • DevTodo — Small command line application for maintaining lists of tasks.
http://swapoff.org/devtodo1.html || devtodo
  • Taskbook — Tasks, boards & notes for the command-line habitat.
https://github.com/klauscfhq/taskbook || not packaged?
  • Taskwarrior — Command-line To-do list application with support for lua customization and more.
http://taskwarrior.org/ || taskwarrior
  • todoman — Command-line To-do list manager (supports CalDAV)
https://github.com/pimutils/todoman || todoman
  • Todo.txt — Small command-line To-do manager.
https://github.com/todotxt/todo.txt-cli/ || todotxt-cli
  • TuDu — Ncurses-based hierarchical To-do list manager with vim-like keybindings.
http://code.meskio.net/tudu/ || tudu
  • Effitask — Graphical task manager, based on the Todo.txt format.
https://github.com/sanpii/effitask || not packaged?
  • 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
  • GNOME To Do — Personal task manager for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Todo || gnome-todo
https://wpitchoune.net/ptask/ || ptask
  • QTodoTxt — UI client for todo.txt files.
https://github.com/mNantern/QTodoTxt || not packaged?
  • Task Coach — Simple todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists.
http://www.taskcoach.org/ || taskcoach
  • TaskUnifier — Task management application which enables you to create and organize your tasks.
http://taskunifier.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?
  • 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
  • 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/ || not packaged?
  • BillReminder — Small and quick accounting application designed to allow for easy tracking of bills.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/Archive/billreminder || billreminderPPA
  • esniper — Simple, lightweight tool for sniping eBay auctions.
http://esniper.sourceforge.net/ || esniper
  • 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/ || grisbi
  • 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
  • Manager Accounting — Manager is free accounting software for small business.
http://www.manager.io/ || not packaged?
  • Money Manager EX — An easy-to-use personal finance suite
http://www.moneymanagerex.org/ || not packaged?
  • Odoo — Open source ERP system purely in Python. Previously known as OpenERP.
https://www.odoo.com/ || odooPPA


  • ARK Desktop Wallet — Wallet for ARK.
https://github.com/ArkEcosystem/desktop-wallet || io.ark.DesktopFlatpak
  • Bitcoin Core — Connect to the Bitcoin P2P Network.
https://bitcoincore.org/ || bitcoin-qt stablePPA
  • Cointop — Terminal based application for tracking cryptocurrencies.
https://cointop.sh/ || com.github.miguelmota.CointopFlatpak
  • Electrum — Lightweight Bitcoin client.
https://electrum.org/ || not packaged?
https://www.etherwall.com/ || not packaged?
  • Exodus — All-in-one proprietary application to secure, manage, and exchange blockchain assets. Based on the Electron platform.
https://www.exodus.io/ || io.exodus.ExodusFlatpak
https://github.com/ethereum/mist || org.ethereum.MistFlatpak

Project management

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of project management software.

  • GanttProject — Project scheduling application featuring gantt chart, resource management, calendaring.
https://www.ganttproject.biz/ || not packaged?
https://www.projectlibre.com/product/projectlibre-open-source || not packaged?
  • 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/ || tj3


See also List of games#Education.


See also Wikipedia:List of flashcard software.

  • Anki — Intelligent spaced-repetition memory training program.
https://apps.ankiweb.net/ || anki
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~trmusson/programs.html#ignuit || not packaged?
  • jVLT — Vocabulary learning tool.
https://www.linuxlinks.com/jVLT/ || not packaged?
  • KWordQuiz — Tool that gives you a powerful way to master new vocabularies.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kwordquiz/ || kwordquiz
  • Mnemosyne — Flash-card tool which optimizes your learning process.
https://mnemosyne-proj.org/ || mnemosyne
  • Parley — Program to help you memorize things. It uses the spaced repetition learning method, also known as flash cards.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/parley/ || parley
  • Pauker — Flash card based learning tool using shortterm and longterm memory training.
http://pauker.sourceforge.net/ || not packaged?

Touch typing

  • Dvorak 7min — Simple ncurses-based typing tutor for those trying to become fluent with the Dvorak keyboard layout.
https://github.com/yaychris/dvorak7min || dvorak7min
  • DvorakNG — Dvorak typing tutor. It's heavily based on Dvorak7min, but adds many improvements.
https://gitlab.com/atsb/dvorakng || not packaged?
  • GNU Typist — Universal typing tutor.
https://www.gnu.org/software/gtypist/ || gtypist
  • psani-profi — Program that will teach you touchtyping (Czech).
https://www.sallyx.org/sally/psani-vsemi-deseti/ || not packaged?
  • Typing Trainer — ncurses-based typing trainer program that knows the English and Hungarian languages.
https://szit.hu/tpgt/ || not packaged?
  • Typespeed — Test your typing speed, and get your fingers' CPS.
http://typespeed.sourceforge.net/ || typespeed
  • Amphetype — Layout-agnostic typing program aimed at people who don't need an on-screen keyboard, but would still like to improve their speed and accuracy.
https://code.google.com/p/amphetype/ || not packaged?
  • Klavaro — Teaching touch typing that intends to be keyboard and language independent.
http://klavaro.sourceforge.net/ || klavaro
  • KTouch — Program to learn and practice touch typing.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/ktouch/ || ktouch
  • TIPP10 — Intelligent touch typing tutor.
https://www.tipp10.com/ || tipp10
  • TypingTest — Typing test desktop program with a large amount of customization.
https://github.com/laelath/typingtest || not packaged?

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

Education management engines

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


See Accessibility for tips on operating the desktop and Category:Accessibility for all available articles. See also On-screen 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 || ekhoPPA
  • 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-ng
  • 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/ || not packaged?
  • 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 || mbrola
  • Mimic — Text-to-speech voice synthesis from the Mycroft project (based on Flite).
https://mimic.mycroft.ai/ || mimic enginePPA
  • Open JTalk — Japanese text-to-speech synthesis system.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/open-jtalk/ || open-jtalk
  • Orca — Screen reader for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, using eSpeak (via Speech Dispatcher).
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Orca || orca
  • 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 || not packaged?

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 || not packaged?
  • FreeSpeech — Desktop application front-end for PocketSphinx dictation, voice transcription, and realtime speech recognition.
https://thenerdshow.com/freespeech.html || not packaged?
  • Julius — Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition engine.
https://github.com/julius-speech/julius || julius
  • Kaldi — Speech recognition toolkit.
https://github.com/kaldi-asr/kaldi || kaldiPPA
  • Kalliope — Modular always-on voice controlled personal assistant designed for home automation.
https://kalliope-project.github.io/ || not packaged?
  • Kaylee — Somewhat fancy voice command recognition program that performs actions when a user speaks loosely preset sentences.
https://git.clayhobbs.com/clay/kaylee || not packaged?
  • Mycroft — Hackable voice assistant.
https://github.com/MycroftAI/mycroft-core || mycroftPPA

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/ || vmg
  • xzoom — Zoom, rotate and mirror area of X display.
https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/X11/libs/!INDEX.short.html || xzoom


  • 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


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.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/twin/ || not packaged?
  • Wmutils — A set of tools for X windows manipulation.
https://github.com/wmutils/core || not packaged?

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?
  • QuickTile — Lightweight standalone alternative to Compiz Grid plugin.
http://ssokolow.com/quicktile/ || not packaged?
  • 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/ || not packaged?


See also Wikipedia:Taskbar.

http://launchpad.net/awn ||