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Awesome KDE Awesome

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 📌 (push pin) are projects hosted on KDE's own infrastructure and developed by the KDE community.



Internet & Networking

  • Falkon - QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser 📌.
  • Konqueror - Uses the KHTML rendering engine (and optionally Webkit) so it supports the latest web standards such as HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, and others 📌.
  • 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.
  • KGet - A versatile and user-friendly download manager 📌.
  • KTorrent - A BitTorrent application which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol 📌.
  • 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 📌.
  • KDEConnect - A project to communicate across all your devices: receive your phone notifications on your desktop computer, control your desktop from your phone, etc 📌.
  • Plasma-browser-integration - A suite of new features which make Firefox, Chrome and Chromium-based browsers work with your desktop 📌.
  • 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) 📌.
  • Konversation - A user-friendly Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client built on the KDE Platform 📌.
  • Akregator - Enables you to follow news sites, blogs and other RSS/Atom-enabled websites 📌.
  • KNetworkManager - A KDE client for the back end NetworkManager software 📌.

Graphics & Imaging

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


  • Amarok - Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface 📌.
  • 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 📌.

Office & Productivity

  • Calligra - Includes efficient and capable office components 📌.
  • Kate - A multi-document, multi-view text editor by KDE 📌.
  • KWrite - A text editor by KDE, based on the KDE Frameworks editor component 📌.

System Administration

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

Utilities & Tools

  • Ark - Archiving Tool 📌.
  • 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 📌.
  • KFontview - An application to view and install different types of fonts 📌.
  • 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 📌.
  • 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.
  • RSIBreak - RSIBreak can be used to remind you to take a break now and then 📌.
  • KRename - A utility to rename multiple files 📌.

Development & Programming

  • KDevelop - A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP 📌.
  • Kompare - A diff/patch frontend 📌.
  • KTurtle - An educational programming environment that aims to make learning how to program as easy as possible 📌.
  • 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 📌.
  • Okteta - Hex Editor 📌.


Plasma desktop


  • Latte-Dock - Latte is a dock based on Plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids 📌.
  • Kvantum - An SVG-based theme engine for Qt4/Qt5, KDE and LXQt, with an emphasis on elegance, usability and practicality.

KCM Modules and Systems

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


  • 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.
Qt and GTK+ Applications Appearance
  • breeze-gtk - A GTK Theme Built to Match KDE's Breeze 📌.


  • 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.


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



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



  • Kreddit - KDE Community on Reddit.
  • KDE Store - Official KDE Store for developers to share Plasma customizations 📌.
  • Stack Overflow - Questions tagged with kde.



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