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Suggested Applications

This page contains various suggested applications for the Xfce desktop environment. These applications do not require heavy dependencies and/or fit in the Xfce philosophy of being light on memory usage.

There is a secondary page with suggested command line tools, but only for the console-guru inside you.


Accessories

Mousepad
Squeeze
Leafpad
Xarchiver
File-Roller
Cairo-Dock / GLX-Dock
  • Description: A light, eye-candy, fully themable, MacOSX-like animated dock for any Linux desktop
  • Remarks: Some plugins have many dependencies, needs composite extension
Catfish
Deducer
  • Description: An intuitive, cross-platform graphical data analysis system
  • Remarks: A free easy to use alternative to proprietary software such as SPSS, JMP, and Minitab. It is based on JGR and should, generally, to be installed from with-in R
Ding
  • Description: An Tk-based offline/desktop dictionary lookup program for X11/Linux, Unix, which contains a German-English dictionary and works with multiple databases/text files
Galculator
Google Gadgets
GPA
  • Description: GNU Privacy Assistant is a graphical frontend for the GNU Privacy Guard (gpg)
GPeriodic
GtkHash
JGR
gfa
Figaro's Password Manager 2 (fpm2)
OpenDict
  • Description: Computer dictionary for several dictionary formats
  • Remarks: wxPython application
Qalculate!
PasswordMaker Java Edition
R Commander
RStudio
  • Description: An intuitive and powerful integrated development environment (IDE) for R
Recordmydesktop
Skippy-XD
Tasks

File Managers

xfe
Tux Commander
  • Description: Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.
Rodent
  • Description: Advanced file manager
  • Remarks: Formerly Xffm and part of Xfce
Thunar
PCManFM
emelFM2

Development

Diffuse
Geany
MadEdit
Heraia
Medit
Meld
Oxalis
PIDA
  • Description: An IDE that uses the tools already available rather than attempting to reinvent each one (embedding vim, using any version control system)
  • Remark: written in Python
SciTE
vim/gvim

Education

Games

Graphics

Ristretto
Viewnior
Comix
MComix
Dia
GImageView
Gcolor2
Geeqie
gtkam
Gimmage
Gimp
  • Description: GNU Image Manipulation Program
  • Remarks: heavie dependencies
Pinta
gpicview
mtPaint
GQview
Inkscape
  • Description: Full featured open source SVG editor
  • Remarks: Can pull *some* gnome dependencies Compile yourself to avoid them
Mirage

Internet

Sylpheed
Claws Mail
  • Description: Email Client, News Reader, Feed Reader, Calendar …
  • Remarks: Formerly known as Sylpheed Claws, can publish calendar data to Orage.
Balsa
  • Description: GTK+-based, written in C. Uses a library version of the Mutt mailer as its “engine”
  • Remarks: depends on gnome-icon-theme, depends on libgtkhtml which needs libgnomeui)
Geary
Postler
Liferea
Linkage
  • Description: Lightweight GTK+ Bittorrent client
  • Remarks: written in C++ using libgtkmm and libtorrent, homepage shows it is not maintained (18 Nov 09)
Deluge
  • Description: Full-featured, GTK+ native Bittorrent client
  • Remarks: python application - It uses twise as memory as Transmission and has more dependences. Use Transmission and if it did not satisfy your needs, use this.
Transmission
  • Description: fast BitTorrent client with low memory use and lots of features.
  • Remarks: GTK+ application written in C. The backend can be run as a daemon without a gui.
Uget Download Manager
Pidgin
  • Description: An instant messenger client for several protocols
  • Remarks: Formerly known as Gaim
Jitsi
  • Description: An audio/video and chat communicator that supports many protocols (SIP, XMPP, etc.)
  • Remarks: Formerly known as SIP Communicator
HexChat
Gajim
Linphone
  • Description: A SIP/VoIP softphone with support for voice, video, and text instant messaging
Pino
gFTP
Grsync
IcQnD
pyNeighborhood
SpiderOak
  • Description: A secure and free cross-platform online backup, sync and storage solution
Yarssr
  • Description: Yet Another RSS Reader that displays its results in the notification area
  • Remark: PERL application

Web Browser

Midori
xombrero
Kazehakase
Dillo
Chromium
  • Description: lightweight & fast WebKit-based Webbrowser
  • Remarks: Although it's fast at the beginning, it gets slow after a while.

Multimedia

Playback

GStreamer

GStreamer
  • Description: multimedia framework
  • Remarks: many frontends, codecs come in packages they can not be installed independent
Parole
Pragha
Snappy
Foobnix
Exaile
  • Description: GTK+ media player aiming to be similar to KDE's Amarok
  • Remarks: python application
Mesk
XNOISE
Quod Libet

Xine

xine
Xfmedia
Goggles Music Manager
  • Description: Light weight music manager and player.
  • Remarks: Based on the FOX toolkit, xine for audio and sqlite3 as the database backend.
gxine

MPlayer

MPlayer
Gnome-MPlayer
  • Description: Gnome MPlayer is a simple GUI for MPlayer. It is intended to be a nice tight player and provide a simple and clean interface to MPlayer.
  • Dependencies: The main dependency is on GTK2, GLIB2 and DBUS.

MPD

MPD
  • Description: runs in the background playing music from its playlist.
  • Remarks: Has many front ends
Xfmpc
Ario
Gimmix
Sonata

XMMS 2

XMMS 2
  • Description: runs in the background playing music from its playlist.
  • Remarks: Has many front ends
Abraca

Other

Audacious
Aqualung
cmus
  • Description: Super powerful, super easy, super light-weight music player
  • Remarks: It's a cli music-player but easier than any gui one I've ever worked with. Spend 5 minutes reading this tutorial and you'll never use other music-player.
DeaDBeeF
  • Description: A very lightweight plugin based GTK2 or GTK3 music player
  • Remark: Fully customizable interface, massive file format support even without big frameworks like GStreamer
Potamus
VLC media player
  • Description: A media player supporting a large number of multimedia formats
  • Remarks: Qt
mpv
  • Description: mpv is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more.
  • Website: http://mpv.io
  • Remarks: Qt
bomi
Qmmp
  • Description: A lightweight audioplayer but it can also play videos via mplayer
  • Remarks: Qt, Winamp Classic Skins
KISS Player
Yarock
  • Description: Yarock is Modern Music Player designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art
  • Remarks: Qt

Ripping Tools

Asunder
xfburn
Bombono DVD
EasyTAG
Gaupol
Gpodder
  • Description: Podcast manager that syncs with portable audio devices
  • Remarks: python application
Graveman!
  • Description: Graveman! is a GTK+ frontend for cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, sox, flac, dvd+rw-format/dvd+rw-tools and cdrdao
Tagtool
HandBrake
Thoggen
  • Description: Simple and beautiful DVD ripping based on GStreamer and GTK+
Transcoder
Transcoder Audio Edition
mhWaveEdit

Misc

Imagination

Office

Xfce4 Dictionary
Orage
Abiword
  • Description: A full-featured, yet light and fast word processor
  • Remarks: Can pull *some* gnome dependencies (printing is based on libgnomeprint, for example.) Compile yourself to avoid them
Zathura
MuPDF
Gnumeric
  • Description: Spreadsheet application
  • Remarks: Can pull *some* gnome dependencies (printing is based on libgnomeprint and mandatory, for example.) Compile yourself to avoid them
LyX
  • Description: Document Processor, an almost-WYSIWYG frontend to LaTeX
RedNotebook
Zim
  • Description: A desktop wiki and outliner
  • Remarks: Python application
Notecase
  • Description: Hierarchical note manager (aka. outliner)
  • Remarks: Notecase discontinued. NotecasePro is not Free Software
Osmo
  • Description: Personal organizer that includes calendar, task manager and address book
Dayplanner
Sunbird
StickWiki
TeXmacs
  • Description: A more-featured text/book writer with hypertext features and an integrated browser mode
  • Remarks: Although the name suggests it, neither TeX nor Emacs is required to get it compiled and running. TeXmacs is self-contained but needs guile-gtk for the interface. TeXmacs is in the overworks, and much of the internas (switching to cairo, etc.) and interface will change in the near future.
TiddlyWiki
Xpdf
Cabaret Stage

System

Terminal
xfce4-xkb-plugin
HardInfo
Keyboard Status Monitor (key-mon)
xfce-polkit
LightDM
Meta Tracker
Wicd
  • Description: A wired and wireless network manager which aims to provide a simple interface to connect to networks with a wide variety of settings.
  • Remarks: python application
ConnMan
Ceni
Wpa_supplicant
  • Description: A wired and wireless network manager which provides connections to networks with a wide variety of settings.
  • Remarks: Installed as a dependency by most other network managers (e.g., Wicd), however can be used directly in roaming mode and via gui interface using wpa-gui
Font-manager
BUM Boot-Up-Manager
X-tile

Other

recommendedapps.txt · Last modified: 2015/07/28 12:24 by mohammad-ghasemi