3rd party applications

Flynn Milligan edited this page Nov 6, 2015 · 114 revisions

Suggested 3rd party apps to complete Qt based "fully featured" desktop.

Note: if is the "QtDesktop" enlisted, the package is part of QtDesktop repository — prebuilt binary packages for openSUSE, Fedora, Mandriva.


Media Players

  • Smplayer — the original fully-featured Qt4/5 frontend for mplayer/mplayer2
  • mpv - A media player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.
  • Vlc — Standalone media player
  • QMPlay2 — It can plays all formats and stream supported by ffmpeg and libmodplug. It has integrated Youtube browser.
  • Xt7-player — Xt7 is an mplayer gui that aims to be a complete interface to its tons of options coded keeping usability in mind.

Music Players

  • Cantata — Extremely featureful MPD client, with Qt4 and Qt5 interfaces.
  • Clementine — modern music player and library organiser inspired by Amarok 1.4.
  • YaRock — Modern Music Player with collection browser based on cover art.
  • Tomahawk — The social media player.
  • Musique — Music player with a clean and innovative interface.
  • Qmmp — Audio-player, the user interface is similar to winamp or xmms.
  • Quimup — A client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD) written in C++ and Qt

Sound apps

  • qasmixer — sound mixer/volume handler (QtDesktop)
  • EKO — EKO is a simple sound editor
  • Flacon - Tool to extract individual tracks from one big audio file.
  • Qtractor - An audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application
  • Kid3 - Audio files tagger
  • See issue #6

Image Viewers

  • Nomacs — image viewer (QtDesktop)
  • Photo — A fast, simple, good looking, yet powerful and highly configurable image viewer.
  • Qiviewer - A Qt image viewer, designed to be fast and lightweight.

Image Editors

  • EasyPaint — Simple image editor under active development
  • Pencil — Animation/drawing software

Graphic Tools

  • Converseen — image converter and resizer
  • Sir — Simple image resizer in qt4
  • Screengrab — Screenshot application (QtDesktop)
  • Scribus - A desktop publishing program
  • Fotowall — A tool for rendering collages from photos or pictures
  • Luminancehdr — graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging
  • Posterazor — PosteRazor cuts a raster image into pieces which can be printed and assembled to a poster.
  • Trimage — A GUI based lossless image compressor.

Video Editors

  • Avidemux-qt — A graphical tool to edit video (QtDesktop)
  • ffdiaporama — Creation of videos sequences from images, titles, music
  • hybrid-encoder — A very complete gui for video encoding.
  • Shotcut - a free, open source, cross-platform video editor
  • Feff - Qt frontend for FFmpeg.

Text Editors

  • Juffed — text editor (QtDesktop)
  • Tea — text editor with an ultimate small sizethat provides you hundreds of functions.
  • Qedit — A modern, standalone and multi-purpose text editor.
  • Vim-qt — An experimental Qt gui for Vim
  • Texmaker — latex editor
  • FocusWriter — A simple fullscreen word processor
  • Qxmledit — A simple XML editor written in Qt4
  • Lyx — An advanced WYSIWYM document processor & LaTeX front-end

Web Browsers

  • Arora — The original QtWebkit browser, development dead since May 2011
  • Opera — Presto-based. Closed source, but very powerful.
  • qupzilla — QtWebkit browser, really usable after 1.1.8.
  • lightweight2 — Very small browser using Qt libraries

Email Client

IM/IRC clients

  • Quassel — Daemon-based IRC client
  • Psi — IM app (XMPP only; slow development)
  • QutIM — IM app (XMPP + other protocols)
  • Kadu — XMPP and Gadu-Gadu IM.
  • Licq — Advanced graphical ICQ clone

Twitter Clients

File Managers

  • Andromeda — (QtDesktop)
  • Qtfm — Tabbed FM with Bookmarks support
  • Newbreeze — Fast and light-weight File Manager (Qt4)
  • Hamsimanager — Hamsi Manager is a file manager, renamer, id3 tagger, information changer, ... tool.
  • Double Commander — powerful double panel cross platform file manager, written in Object Pascal / Lazarus, which uses couple of toolkits for UI includes Qt


  • peazip - Free, Open Source file and archive manager. Supports 7Z, ACE, ARC, CAB, ISO, PAQ, PEA, RAR, TAR, ZIP and many more archive formats.

Terminal emulators

  • qterminal — terminal emulator (maintainer: pvanek, QtDesktop)

Bittorrent Clients

CD burning application

* Silicon Empire —set of tools to Burn, Copy, Backup, Manage your optical discs like CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. Dead link as of 2015/09/24

PDF viewers

  • qpdfview - A tabbed PDF viewer using the poppler library.
  • PdfViewer - A simple program for viewing PDF files.

Web Applications

  • Clipgrab — A video downloader and converter for YouTube, Veoh, DailyMotion, MyVideo,etc.
  • Minitube —A native YouTube client in Qt. Watch YouTube videos without Flash Player.
  • Qsopcast - A front-end to p2p TV sopcast
  • Rssguard - RSS 0.92/1.0/2.0 & ATOM 1.0 feed reader (QtDesktop)
  • Quiterss - A fast and light rss ,feed reader written in C++/Qt4
  • weboob - Web Out Of Browsers provides several applications to interact with a lot of websites.

FTP Software

  • qftp - A Qt client for FTP file transfer.

Online Storage & Data Backup

  • LuckyBackup — Backup & Sync tool
  • spideroak - Secure and consolidated free online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Notes Managment

  • ZNotes —Lightweight application for notes managment with simple interface
  • Basqet — A note-taking application similar to Basket
  • LoNote — A simple and fast note-taking application using Webkit engine and is written by PyQt.


  • copyq -clipboard manager with searchable and editable history.
  • TinyMount - is a little GUI tool for mount/unmount devices, using UDisks and Qt.
  • keepassx - Cross platform password manager
  • qpass - Easy to use password manager with built-in password generator
  • ptbatterysystemtray — power management (QtDesktop)
  • QBat — A small tool based on Qt4 to display battery stats in system tray
  • Qlipper — clipboard manager (maintainer: pvanek, QtDesktop)
  • Qps — Process manager. Development is dead.
  • qxkb — keyboard layout/language switcher (QtDesktop)
  • searchmonkey - A powerful GUI search utility for matching regex patterns
  • recoll - Full text search tool based on Xapian backend.
  • QGMailNotifier - A GMail notifier.
  • Xgrabcolor - A basic color picker
  • Top — windowed version of the console top command.
  • Taskbar — a transparent taskbar to collect users favorite applications and run them in a simple click.
  • Transparency — a set of transparent applications.
  • Qx11grab - Qt4 applet for recording x11 windows with ffmpeg.
  • kapow - Punch clock to track time spent on projects,

eBook Managers & Readers

  • Calibre — Ebook management application.
  • fbreader — An e-book reader for Linux
  • coolreader3 — E-Book viewer for comfort reading (epub (non-DRM), fb2, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr formats supported)

Iso Tools

  • Acetoneiso2 — An all in one ISO tool
  • silicon - Auto image mounter (Iso, Squashfs and ... files ).

Scientific Applications

  • avogadro - An advanced molecular editor
  • SpeedCrunch —a fast, high precision and powerful desktop calculator.
  • convertall - Unit conversion program
  • mendeleydesktop —Academic software for managing and sharing research papers (desktop client).
  • klatexformula —KLatexFormula is a program to easily get an image from a LaTeX formula .
  • qtoctave — qt frontend for octave.


CAD Software


  • q4wine — GUI for Wine
  • 2mandvd - DVD Authoring Maker In Linux Environment.
  • dnetstats - Graphic monitor for the network. Show the network stats and the netmap
  • lmms - The Linux MultiMedia Studio.
  • musescore - A music score editor written in Qt
  • mixxx - Digital DJ mixing software
  • vidalia - Controller GUI for Tor
  • traverso - Digital Audio Workstation with an innovative User Interface
  • scantailor - Interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages
  • Synkron - A folder synchronization tool
  • coquillo - Edit metadata / tags of various audio formats like MP3, Ogg/Vorbis and FLAC.
  • lrcshow-x - A lyrics plugins, supporting Amarok2, Qmmp, and other Linux Players with full dbus interface functions
  • qpxtool - Open Source Solution which intends to give you access to all available Quality Checks
  • kdiff3 — A file comparator/merge tool
  • kchmviewer —A .chm files (MS HTML help file format) viewer .
  • cuneiform-qt — Qt4-based GUI for Cuneiform OCR.
  • qdvdauthor — 'Q' DVD-Author is a Qt-based DVD authoring suite.
  • git-cola — A powerful GUI for Git.
  • cdcat — CD/DVD/Media catalog software (Qt based).
  • YaNMa — Yet another NetworkManager applet written in PyQt.
  • Qcomicbook — A viewer for comic book archives


  • Hugor loader - Hugor is a cross-platform port of the Hugo Engine eaning which you can load and play adventure games created with Kent Tessman’s Hugo authoring system.
  • Nikki and the robots - futurisctic 2D platform adventure game.
  • ColorCode - a free advanced MasterMind clone
  • PEG-E - solitare game where you jump over pieces in order to remove them from the board.
  • OpenGOO - a free and open port of World of goo.
  • GLPeces - create different figures by putting together pieces like squares, triangles, rectangles, and others
  • Chessx - operate on your collection of chess games in many ways: browse, edit, add, organize, analyze, etc.
  • yabause-qt — A Sega Saturn emulator with Qt interface.
  • CuteMupen - Mupen64plus (v2) frontend emulator for N64 roms
  • bsnes — Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator focused on accuracy.
  • Gottet — A Qt4 tetris game
  • Connectagram — A word unscrambling game
  • Simsu — A basic Sudoku game

Needed applications/Qt alternatives