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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 πŸ“Œ (pushpin) are projects hosted on KDE's own infrastructure and developed by the KDE community.



Tip: An overview of the most used KDE community apps are listed on the official website.

Internet & Networking

  • Akregator - Enables you to follow news sites, blogs and other RSS/Atom-enabled websites πŸ“Œ.
  • Falkon - QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser πŸ“Œ.
  • Firefox KDE - Standalone web browser from with OpenSUSE patch, integrate better with KDE.
  • GSConnect - A complete implementation of KDE Connect especially for GNOME Shell with Nautilus, Chrome and Firefox integration.
  • 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.
  • KGet - A versatile and user-friendly download manager πŸ“Œ.
  • KMail - KMail is the email component of Kontact, the integrated personal information manager from KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • KNetworkManager - A KDE client for the back end NetworkManager software 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.
  • Konversation - A user-friendly Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client built on the KDE Platform 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.
  • KTorrent - A BitTorrent application which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol πŸ“Œ.
  • NeoChat - Matrix network client for KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • Otter Browser - Otter Browser aims to recreate the best aspects of the classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5.
  • Plasma-browser-integration - A suite of new features which make Firefox, Chrome and Chromium-based browsers work with your desktop πŸ“Œ.
  • qBittorrent - An advanced BitTorrent client programmed in C++, based on Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.
  • Qt WebBrowser - Qt WebBrowser is a browser for embedded devices developed using the capabilities of Qt and Qt WebEngine.
  • Smb4K - Advanced Network Neighborhood Browser and Samba Share Mounting Utility πŸ“Œ.
  • Tokodon - Tokodon is a Mastodon client. It allows you to interact with the Fediverse community πŸ“Œ.

Graphics & Imaging

  • digiKam - Professional Photo Management with the Power of Open Source πŸ“Œ.
  • Gwenview - A fast and easy to use image viewer by KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • KColorChooser - A simple application to select the color from the screen or from a pallete 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.
  • Okular - A universal document viewer πŸ“Œ.
  • Spectacle - An application for capturing desktop screenshots πŸ“Œ.


  • Amarok - Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface πŸ“Œ.
  • Elisa - A music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use πŸ“Œ.
  • Haruna - Open source video player built with Qt/QML and libmpv πŸ“Œ.
  • Kdenlive - A non-linear video editor for Linux using the MLT video framework.
  • KMix - A sound channel mixer and volume control πŸ“Œ.
  • KWave - A sound editor built on the KDE Frameworks 5 πŸ“Œ.
  • SMPlayer - Media player with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats.
  • VLC - A free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files, and various streaming protocols.

Office & Productivity

  • Calligra - Includes efficient and capable office components πŸ“Œ.
  • GhostWriter - No distraction markdown editor πŸ“Œ.
  • Kate - A multi-document, multi-view text editor by KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • Kronometer A stopwatch application for KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • KWrite - A text editor by KDE, based on the KDE Frameworks editor component πŸ“Œ.
  • RSI Break - RSIBreak can be used to remind you to take a break now and then πŸ“Œ.

System Administration

  • 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.
  • Dolphin - File manager included in the KDE desktop 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.
  • Konsole - Terminal emulator included in the KDE desktop πŸ“Œ.
  • Krusader - An advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • KSystemLog - A system log viewer tool πŸ“Œ.
  • Kup - A backup scheduler for KDE's Plasma desktop 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.
  • Yakuake - A drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE's Konsole technology πŸ“Œ.

Utilities & Tools

  • Android File Transfer - Reliable MTP client with minimalistic UI.
  • Ark - Archiving Tool πŸ“Œ.
  • fancontrol-gui - GUI for fancontrol which is part of lm_sensors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • KWinFT - Wayland compositor and X11 window manager.
  • QOwnNotes - Note taking app with cloud integration, web and mobile support.
  • QtPass - A multi-platform GUI for pass.
  • Wacom GUI - Python/PyQt Wacom GUI for KDE.
  • Yin-Yang - Auto Night-mode for Linux.

Development & Programming

  • Kate - Kate is a Feature-Packed Code Editor with advanced support for LSP, Syntax Highlighting, multi-cursoe and more πŸ“Œ.
  • KDevelop - A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP πŸ“Œ.
  • Kompare - A diff/patch frontend πŸ“Œ.
  • Okteta - Hex Editor 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.


  • 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.


Note: Customizations quickly become outdated, it is recommended to look in the KDE Store or use Discover instead.

Plasma desktop


  • Bismuth - A KDE Plasma extension that lets you tile windows automatically and manage them via keyboard, just like in classical tiling window managers (i3, dwm or XMondad). (NOTE for KDE Plasma 6, check Polonium listed below)
  • Dynamic Wallpaper Engine - A wallpaper plugin that continuously updates the desktop background based on the current time in your location.
  • Hoppla - KDE Plasma desktop widget to control Philips Hue lights.
  • Kvantum - An SVG-based theme engine for Qt4/Qt5, KDE and LXQt, with an emphasis on elegance, usability and practicality.
  • Latte-Dock - Latte is a dock based on Plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids πŸ“Œ.
  • Places Widget - Plasma 5 widget that gives access to user places.
  • Polonium - The successor of Bismuth for KDE Plasma 6.
  • Window AppMenu Applet - Plasma 5 applet in order to show the window appmenu.
  • Window Title Applet - Plasma 5 applet that shows the current window title and icon in your panels.
  • Karousel - KWin tiling script with scrolling. Works especially well with ultrawide screens.

KCM Modules and Systems

  • kcm-wacomtablet - KDE GUI for the Wacom Linux Drivers πŸ“Œ.
  • kde-gtk-config - GTK2 and GTK3 Configurator for KDE πŸ“Œ.
  • 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.
  • Breath - Breath Theme for Manjaro Linux (Plasma 5).
  • Canta - A flat design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • ChromeOS - A materia Design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • Darkine KDE - Theme for KDE Plasma 5 desktop, SDDM and more.
  • Fluent - A Microsoft inspired fluent Design theme for the KDE Plasma desktop.
  • Helium - A translucent theme for 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.
  • Layan - A flat design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • Materia KDE - A port of the popular GTK theme Materia for Plasma 5 desktop with a few additions and extras.
  • McMojave - A MacOSX Mojave like theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • Orchis - A materia Design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • Qogir - A flat design theme for KDE Plasma desktop.
  • WhiteSur - A MacOS Big Sur theme for KDE Plasma.

Qt and GTK+ Applications Appearance

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


  • Antu - A smooth icon theme designed for Plasma Desktop.
  • Candy - Sweet gradient icons.
  • Flatery - Icon theme for Linux in flat style.
  • La Capitaine - Icon pack with inspiration taken from the latest iterations of macOS and Google's Material Design.
  • Papirus - Material icon theme, initially based on Paper.
  • Tela - A flat colorful Design icon theme.
  • 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.


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 and Resources

  • KDE Wikis - The KDE wikis are a source of information and documentation for the KDE desktop, applications, teams, events and more πŸ“Œ.
  • KDE Invent - Discover KDE projects, groups and snippets πŸ“Œ.
  • KDE Bugtracker - KDE's official Bugtracker πŸ“Œ.
  • ArchWiki - Arch Linux KDE Wiki.
  • Gentoo Wiki - Gentoo KDE Wiki.
  • KDE Configs - List of KDE configuration files and more.



  • 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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