List: Top Free and Open Source Tools and Applications for Arch Linux

There is a large amount of quality free and open source software (FOSS) available in the Arch and AUR package repositories.

Here is a selection of my favorites. Leave a comment with your own list of favorites and I'll add them to the list!

All of the tools listed below are free 🆓.
Open source tools are marked with a 📝.

File System

🆓📝 Krusader: two-pane commander style file manager.
🆓📝 GParted: disk utility, formatting and partition managager.
🆓📝 balenaEtcher: utility for flashing OS images to USB media.
🆓📝 Meld: file and directory diff and merge tool.

Utilities

🆓📝 CopyQ: pasteboard for storing history of clipboard contents.
🆓📝 Xpad: sticky notes for the desktop.
🆓📝 Albert: keyboard application launcher.

Office & Text

🆓📝 LibreOffice: premiere office suite including word processor, spreadsheets, drawing, presentations and more.
🆓📝 GVim: graphical interface version of vim.
🆓📝 Remarkable: preview markdown files.
🆓📝 Trelby: write a screenplay using standard rules.
🆓📝 Xournal++: note taking software and annotation tool for editing PDF files.

Programming

🆓📝 VS Code: an excellent lightweight open source programming enviroment compatible with a large number of languages and extensions.
🆓📝 GitAhead: graphical interface git client to help you understand and manage your source code history.
🆓📝 Insomnia: a REST client useful for testing APIs
🆓📝 MySQL Workbench: a visual database design tool for administration, database design, creation and maintenace.

Audio

🆓📝 Audacity: easy to use multi-track audio editor.
🆓📝 Ardour: digital audio workstation useful for recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio and MIDI projectsm.
🆓📝 LMMS: a digital audio workstation for creation of melodies and beats, synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples.
🆓📝 Mixxx: a full-featured DJ mixing station for mixing music live.

Internet

🆓📝 Chromium: an open-source web browser using the Chromium layout engine that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web.
🆓📝 Firefox: an open-source web browser using the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards.
🆓📝 FileZilla: a secure SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) client.

Graphics

🆓📝 GIMP: a full-featured image editor and manipulation program.
🆓📝 Flameshot: utility for taking screenshots.
🆓📝 Inkscape: professional quality vector graphics software.
🆓📝 ColorGrab: color picker to detect colors from photos and images and display their color values.


Share Tweet Send
0 Comments
Loading...
You've successfully subscribed to Linux Developer
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to Linux Developer
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.