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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 to be light on memory usage.

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

System Applications

Terminal

Tilda

fbxkb

HardInfo

Keyboard Status Monitor (key-mon)

LXPolkit

LightDM

SLiM

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.

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

Office Applications

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

Epdfview

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

Network Applications

Midori

Postler

Claws Mail

  • Description: Email Client, News Reader, Feed Reader, Calendar …
  • Remarks: Formerly known as Sylpheed Claws, can publish calendar data to Orage.

Geary

Xchat

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)

Gajim

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

Sylpheed

  • Description: Slim but fully featured, GTK+ 2.x based Email Client (and News Reader)
  • Remarks: Can support gnome, if wished

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

Linphone

  • Description: A SIP/VoIP softphone with support for voice, video, and text instant messaging

Pino

gFTP

Grsync

IcQnD

Kazehakase

Dillo

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

Chromium

Multimedia: Playback (GStreamer)

GStreamer

Parole

Pragha

Foobnix

Exaile

  • Description: GTK+ media player aiming to be similar to KDE's Amarok
  • Remarks: python application

Mesk

XNOISE

Quod Libet

Multimedia: Playback (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

Multimedia: Playback (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.

Multimedia: Playback (MPD)

MPD

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

Xfmpc

Ario

Gimmix

Sonata

Multimedia: Playback (XMMS 2)

XMMS 2

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

Abraca

Multimedia: Playback

Audacious

Aqualung

DeaDBeeF

Potamus

VLC media player

  • Description: A media player supporting a large number of multimedia formats
  • Remarks: Qt4

Multimedia: 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

Multimedia: Misc

Imagination

Graphic/Photo Applications

Ristretto

Viewnior

Comix

MComix

Dia

GImageView

Gcolor2

Geeqie

gtkam

Gimmage

Gimp

gpicview

mtPaint

GQview

Inkscape

Mirage

Development Applications

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

Accessories

Mousepad

Squeeze

Thunar

Leafpad

Xarchiver

File-Roller

Cairo-Dock

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

emelFM2

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

Rodent

  • Description: Advanced file manager
  • Remarks: Formerly Xffm and part of Xfce

Skippy-XD

Tasks

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.
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