GUI Applications

May 18, 2019 Application 2 minutes, 5 seconds

A brief overview of graphical user interface applications I use and higly recommend! See CLI Applications for more applications.

code-server

  • run Visual Studio Code on a server
  • accessiable via web browser
  • written in TypeScript/JavaScript
  • Docker deployment available

CrossOver

  • run Windows applications on Linux and MacOS
  • based upon Wine
  • easy installation and management of Win apps
  • proprietary

Darltable

  • raw image processing
  • written in C
  • cross platform
  • open source

DBeaver

  • database swiss army knife
  • supports all popular databases
  • cross platform
  • community edition quite powerful
  • Java based

easytag

  • mp3 tag editor
  • written in C
  • open source
  • cross platform
  • powerful yet light weight

Filelight

  • diskspace visualization
  • written in C
  • cross platform
  • intuitiv and easy to use
  • open source

GIMP

  • image manipulation
  • written in C
  • very powerful and complex
  • cross platform
  • open source

GParted

  • partition editor
  • written in C++
  • bootable live image available
  • cross platform
  • open source

Gwenview

  • image viewer
  • written in C
  • fast and intuitiv
  • open source

KeePassXC

  • Keepass compatible password manager
  • written in C++
  • browser integration
  • open source
  • cross platform

KTouch

  • typing trainer
  • dozens of courses
  • written in C
  • open source

Inkscape

  • vector graphics
  • written in C++
  • powerful and complex
  • cross platform
  • open source

Master PDF Editor

  • PDF editor/viewer
  • cross platform
  • free version quite powerful
  • proprietary

mpv

  • media player
  • written in C
  • CLI optimized
  • plays (youtube) streams
  • open source

Pinta

  • image drawing/editing
  • written in C#
  • cross platform
  • similar to Windows Paint
  • open source

Quassel IRC

  • IRC client
  • written in C++
  • client/server architecture
  • cross platform
  • open source

qutebrowser

  • web browser
  • written in Python
  • "Vim first" keyboard driven
  • open source
  • cross platform

rofi

  • launcher, window switcher and dmenu replacement
  • written in C
  • customizable
  • keyboard driven
  • ssh and desktop file launcher mode
  • theming

Sublime Merge

  • Git gui
  • written in C
  • cross platform
  • Sublime Text style
  • proprietary

Sublime Text

  • text editor
  • written in C
  • cross platform
  • fast and customizable
  • proprietary

Visual Studio Code

  • THE text editor besides Vim :-)
  • electron based
  • batteries included
  • heavily expandable and customizable
  • cross platform
  • License

Vivaldi

  • web browser
  • featureful
  • customizable
  • proprietary

Yakuake

  • drop down terminal
  • written in C++
  • tabbed interface
  • customizable
  • open source
  • GNOME alternative

yEd

  • graph editor
  • cross platform
  • Java based
  • proprietary