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.
Keyboard Status Monitor (key-mon)
Description: ConnMan is a daemon for managing Internet connections within embedded device and integrates a vast range of communication features usually split between many daemons such as DHCP
and NTP. The result of this consolidation is low memory consumption with a fast, coherent, synchronized reaction to changing network conditions.
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
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
Description: Spreadsheet application
Remarks: Can pull *some* gnome dependencies (printing is based on libgnomeprint and mandatory, for example.) Compile yourself to avoid them
Description: Document Processor, an almost-WYSIWYG
frontend to LaTeX
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.
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)
Description: Lightweight GTK+ Bittorrent client
Remarks: written in C++ using libgtkmm and libtorrent, homepage shows it is not maintained (18 Nov 09)
Uget Download Manager
Description: An audio/video and chat communicator that supports many protocols (SIP, XMPP, etc.)
Remarks: Formerly known as SIP Communicator
Description: Yet Another RSS
Reader that displays its results in the notification area
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.
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
Description: Graveman! is a GTK+ frontend for cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, sox, flac, dvd+rw-format/dvd+rw-tools and cdrdao
Transcoder Audio Edition
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
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
Figaro's Password Manager 2 (fpm2)
PasswordMaker Java Edition