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Awesome KDE – Massive Collection of Resources – You Ever Wondered To Get

A curated list of awesome apps, extensions, modules, themes and tools for the KDE Desktop Environment.

KDE is a free software community dedicated to creating an open and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon.

Items marked with πŸ“Œ (push pin) are projects hosted on KDE’s own infrastructure and developed by the KDE community.

Contents


Applications

Internet & Networking

  • Falkon – QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser πŸ“Œ.
  • Konqueror – Uses the KHTML rendering engine (and optionally Webkit) so it supports the latest web standards such as HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, and others πŸ“Œ.
  • Qt WebBrowser – Qt WebBrowser is a browser for embedded devices developed using the capabilities of Qt and Qt WebEngine.
  • Otter Browser – Otter Browser aims to recreate the best aspects of the classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5.
  • Firefox KDE – Standalone web browser from mozilla.org with OpenSUSE patch, integrate better with KDE.
  • KGet – A versatile and user-friendly download manager πŸ“Œ.
  • KTorrent – A BitTorrent application which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol πŸ“Œ.
  • qBittorrent – An advanced BitTorrent client programmed in C++, based on Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.
  • KMail – KMail is the email component of Kontact, the integrated personal information manager from KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • KDE Connect – A project to communicate across all your devices: receive your phone notifications on your desktop computer, control your desktop from your phone, etc πŸ“Œ.
  • GSConnect – A complete implementation of KDE Connect especially for GNOME Shell with Nautilus, Chrome and Firefox integration.
  • Plasma-browser-integration – A suite of new features which make Firefox, Chrome and Chromium-based browsers work with your desktop πŸ“Œ.
  • KRDC – A client application that allows you to view or control a desktop session on another machine that is running a compatible server (VNC & RDP) πŸ“Œ.
  • Konversation – A user-friendly Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client built on the KDE Platform πŸ“Œ.
  • Akregator – Enables you to follow news sites, blogs and other RSS/Atom-enabled websites πŸ“Œ.
  • KNetworkManager – A KDE client for the back end NetworkManager software πŸ“Œ.
  • Smb4K – Advanced Network Neighborhood Browser and Samba Share Mounting Utility πŸ“Œ.

Graphics & Imaging

  • Gwenview – A fast and easy to use image viewer by KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • Okular – A universal document viewer πŸ“Œ.
  • Spectacle – An application for capturing desktop screenshots πŸ“Œ.
  • KolourPaint – A simple painting program to quickly create raster images. It is useful as a touch-up tool and simple image editing tasks πŸ“Œ.
  • Krita – Painting tool designed for concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, and the VFX industry πŸ“Œ.
  • digiKam – Professional Photo Management with the Power of Open Source πŸ“Œ.
  • KColorChooser – A simple application to select the color from the screen or from a pallete πŸ“Œ.

Multimedia

  • Amarok – Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface πŸ“Œ.
  • Kdenlive – A non-linear video editor for Linux using the MLT video framework.
  • SMPlayer – Media player with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats.
  • Elisa – A music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use πŸ“Œ.
  • KMix – A sound channel mixer and volume control πŸ“Œ.
  • KWave – A sound editor built on the KDE Frameworks 5 πŸ“Œ.

Office & Productivity

  • Calligra – Includes efficient and capable office components πŸ“Œ.
  • Kate – A multi-document, multi-view text editor by KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • KWrite – A text editor by KDE, based on the KDE Frameworks editor component πŸ“Œ.
  • Kronometer A stopwatch application for KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • RSIBreak – RSIBreak can be used to remind you to take a break now and then πŸ“Œ.

System Administration

  • Dolphin – File manager included in the KDE desktop πŸ“Œ.
  • Discover – Intended for users and distros where the terminal isn’t the optimal solution for installation of apps and add-ons or updates πŸ“Œ.
  • Konsole – Terminal emulator included in the KDE desktop πŸ“Œ.
  • Yakuake – A drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE’s Konsole technology πŸ“Œ.
  • KDiskFree – Displays the available file devices (hard drive partitions, drives, etc.) along with information on their capacity, free space, type and mount point πŸ“Œ.
  • KInfoCenter – A utility that provides detailed information about a computer system πŸ“Œ.
  • KSystemLog – A system log viewer tool πŸ“Œ.
  • Sweeper – Sweeper helps to clean unwanted traces the user leaves on the system and to regain disk space removing unused temporary files πŸ“Œ.
  • Kup – A backup scheduler for KDE’s Plasma desktop.
  • Krusader – An advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE πŸ“Œ.

Utilities & Tools

  • Ark – Archiving Tool πŸ“Œ.
  • KFind – A standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as “Find File” in the “Tools” menu πŸ“Œ.
  • KFontview – An application to view and install different types of fonts πŸ“Œ.
  • KDE Wallet Manager – Manage the passwords on KDE systems. The KDE wallet subsystem allows access and password management of every application that integrates with the KDE wallet πŸ“Œ.
  • KeePassXC – Cross-platform community-driven port of Keepass password manager.
  • QtPass – A multi-platform GUI for pass.
  • Android File Transfer – Reliable MTP client with minimalistic UI.
  • KRename – A utility to rename multiple files πŸ“Œ.
  • KWin-lowlatency – An attempt to reduce latency and stuttering in the popular KWin compositor used in KDE.
  • Yin-Yang – Auto Night-mode for Linux.
  • fancontrol-gui – GUI for fancontrol which is part of lm_sensors.
  • Wacom GUI – Python/PyQt Wacom GUI for KDE.

Development & Programming

  • KDevelop – A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP πŸ“Œ.
  • Kompare – A diff/patch frontend πŸ“Œ.
  • Qt Designer – Qt tool for designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with Qt Widgets.
  • Umbrello – UML Modeller is a Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagram program based on KDE Technology πŸ“Œ.
  • Okteta – Hex Editor πŸ“Œ.

Education

  • KTurtle – An educational programming environment that aims to make learning how to program as easy as possible πŸ“Œ.
  • LabPlot – Interactive graphing and analysis of scientific data πŸ“Œ.

Customization

Plasma desktop

Extensions

  • Latte-Dock – Latte is a dock based on Plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids πŸ“Œ.
  • Kvantum – An SVG-based theme engine for Qt4/Qt5, KDE and LXQt, with an emphasis on elegance, usability and practicality.
  • Window Title Applet – Plasma 5 applet that shows the current window title and icon in your panels.
  • Hoppla – KDE Plasma desktop widget to control Philips Hue lights.
  • Places Widget – Plasma 5 widget that gives access to user places.
  • Window AppMenu Applet – Plasma 5 applet in order to show the window appmenu.
  • Dynamic Wallpaper Engine – A wallpaper plugin that continuously updates the desktop background based on the current time in your location.

KCM Modules and Systems

  • kde-gtk-config – GTK2 and GTK3 Configurator for KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • kcm-wacomtablet – KDE GUI for the Wacom Linux Drivers πŸ“Œ.
  • kded_rotation – A small, hacky KDED module for handling automatic screen rotation on tablets and hybrid laptops.

Themes

  • Adapta KDE – A port of the popular GTK theme Adapta for Plasma 5 desktop with a few additions and extras.
  • Arc KDE – A port of the popular GTK theme Arc for Plasma 5 desktop with a few additions and extras.
  • Materia KDE – A port of the popular GTK theme Materia for Plasma 5 desktop with a few additions and extras.
  • Helium – A translucent theme for Plasma 5.
  • Breath – Breath Theme for Manjaro Linux (Plasma 5).
  • Hello – A compilation of various color-schemes, themes, icons and more for the KDE Plasma desktop. It is unopinionated, putting you in charge.
  • McMojave – A MacOSX Mojave like theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • Canta – A flat design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • Darkine KDE – Theme for KDE Plasma 5 desktop, SDDM and more.
  • Qogir – A flat design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • Layan – A flat design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • ChromeOS – A materia Design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.

Qt and GTK+ Applications Appearance

  • breeze-gtk – A GTK Theme Built to Match KDE’s Breeze πŸ“Œ.
  • Breeze10 – A Windows 10 style windows decoration for KDE Plasma.
  • SierraBreeze – OSX-like window decoration for KDE Plasma written in C++.
  • Akava-Kv – User oriented Kvantum theme for KDE.
  • BreezeBlurred – A fork of KDE Breeze window decoration written in Qt C++.
  • BreezeEnhanced – A fork of KDE Breeze decoration with additional options.
  • KDE-Rounded-Corners
    Rounds the corners of your windows.
  • Sweet KDE – A dark and modern theme for KDE plasma.
  • XBoomer – XP Window Decorations for KDE Plasma.
  • Chrome-KDE5BreezeDark – A theme for Chrome on KDE5 when using the Breeze Dark window decoration.

Icons

  • Papirus – Material icon theme, initially based on Paper.
  • Antu – A smooth icon theme designed for Plasma Desktop.
  • Zafiro – Minimalist icons created with the flat-desing technique, utilizing washed out colors and always accompanied by white. The priority is simplicity.
  • La Capitaine – Icon pack with inspiration taken from the latest iterations of macOS and Google’s Material Design.
  • Tela – A flat colorful Design icon theme.
  • Flatery – Icon theme for Linux in flat style.
  • Candy – Sweet gradient icons.

Cursors

  • Bibata – Material Based Cursor Theme.
  • Capitaine – An x-cursor theme inspired by macOS and based on KDE Breeze.

Scripts

Display Manager

  • Chili – The hottest login theme around for KDE Plasma 5.
  • Delicious – A delicious SDDM theme for DE collectors/addicts.
  • Sugar Candy – The sweetest login theme available for the SDDM display manager.

Documentation

  • KDE Wikis – The KDE wikis are a source of information and documentation for the KDE desktop, applications, teams, events and more πŸ“Œ.
  • ArchWiki – Arch Linux KDE Wiki.
  • Gentoo Wiki – Gentoo KDE Wiki.

Articles

Communities

  • Kreddit – KDE Community on Reddit.
  • KDE Store – Official KDE Store for developers to share Plasma customizations πŸ“Œ.
  • Stack Overflow – Questions tagged with kde.

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