Lightweight applications list - please extend it

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mstibs
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Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby mstibs » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:53 pm

An incomplete list of my favourite lightweight applications that work well with LXDE:
(not all are open source, that's what I use daily)

Maybe there are some ideas for you in it.

Office:
Osmo PIM - http://clay.ll.pl/osmo
Softmaker Office - http://softmaker.com (commercial, Textmaker 2002 free-as-in-beer in the SUSE 10 src repos)
Notecase - http://notecase.sourceforge.net

Network:
Opera as browser/mail/irc/bitorrent client (no GTK but nicely integrated)
Browser: Midori for testing Webkit - http://software.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html
Igelle Connector (network profile manager) - http://igelle-connector.ossproject.org/
ayttm messenger - http://ayttm.sourceforge.net/
Ndisgtk - http://jak-linux.org/projects/ndisgtk/

Graphics:
Pixel image editor - http://www.kanzelsberger.com (commercial, €33)
ePDFview - http://www.emma-soft.com/projects/epdfview/

Games:
XBubble - http://www.nongnu.org/xbubble/
Ace of Penguins - http://www.delorie.com/store/ace/

System:
Hardinfo - http://wiki.hardinfo.org/
XFBurn cd burner - http://www.xfce.org/projects/xfburn/ (borrowed from xfce)

Best!
STIBS

ram7
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby ram7 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:18 am

And Gimmix for Music ;)

dekaru
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby dekaru » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:55 am

mtpaint

and surely abiword and gnumeric... or would that be to state the obvious ? :S

maces
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby maces » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:49 pm

Hi

Here some more apps:

Development:

Geany A very lightweight IDE for many programming languages.

Network:
Wicd A network connection manager.

Multimedia:
Audacious A XMMS fork.
VLC A media player, but there will be a media player for LXDE i guess.

maces

knedlyk
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby knedlyk » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:47 am

Gxneur - keyboard layout switcher.
Jabber: echo zdstsz@xwdjf.enw | tr zuenstfxjwd ymcorplgima

craigevil
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby craigevil » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:15 am

parcellite (similar to klipper/glipper)
Description: A lightweight GTK+ clipboard manager
Parcellite is a stripped down, basic-features-only clipboard manager with a small memory footprint for those who like simplicity.
Homepage: http://parcellite.sourceforge.net/

alarm-clock
Description: Alarm Clock for GTK Environments
Alarm Clock is the personal alarm clock for GTK+ desktop environments. It supports sound fading, scheduled alarms,
snooze option, passive window reminders, exception lists for scheduled alarms, exporting alarms and much more!
Homepage: http://www.alarm-clock.pl/

moc (music on console) is a full-screen player designed to be powerful
and easy to use.
Homepage: http://moc.daper.net
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YZMSQ
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby YZMSQ » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:01 am

There will be more here http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lig ... plications
enjoy them! :lol:

lm8
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby lm8 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:13 pm

I love to read lists of favorite lightweight applications.

My own list of programs I commonly use and/or light-weight alternatives is here:
http://www.distasis.com/cpp/osrclist.htm

Some other applications that might work really well with LXDE are:
obtheme - edit OpenBox themes and xbm files, written in Python
http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/obtheme/
luser - low resource GUI to edit groups users belong to, written in Python
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=47053
luser tarball available:
http://knoppmyth.net/repo/larch/larch5.3/i686/
usermode - useful utilities to mount files, change passwords
https://fedorahosted.org/usermode/
gscan2pdf - Don't know how lightweight this is, but a very useful all in one scanning tool
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/gscan2pdf
gtklp - includes a nice print queue
http://gtklp.sourceforge.net/
autocutsel - am using this with urxvt and my other programs to get things between clipboards
http://www.nongnu.org/autocutsel/
dclock
http://opencircuitdesign.com/~tim/programs/
diffh - for graphical file compare (just need a browser)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/diffh/
lcal and pcal - for calendars
http://pcal.sourceforge.net/
alsamixergui
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/alsamixergui
xdiskusage
http://xdiskusage.sourceforge.net/
flrec - recorder gui, uses sox
http://www.matteolucarelli.net/flrec/index_en.htm
umix - nice alternative to aumix
http://umix.sourceforge.net/
grafx2 - lightweight paint program
http://code.google.com/p/grafx2/
fbreader - ebook reader
http://www.fbreader.org/
mupdf - very lightweight pdf viewer. There's a plugin for embedding in Firefox on Windows. Would be nice if one could be made for Linux.
http://mupdf.com/
wkhtmltopdf - great for converting html/css to documents (pdf/postscript)
http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/
uzbl - webkit based browser with JavaScript support
http://www.uzbl.org/

The gpe tools are really nice, useful and very well integrated. Some are available in the Debian package system for desktop computers (not just handheld devices).
http://gpe.linuxtogo.org/

Could think of several others, but am sure this is more than enough for starters.

tenplus1
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby tenplus1 » Sun May 22, 2011 7:53 pm

Audacious is a great music player although QmmP is lighter and has the most excellent ProjectM visual plugin:
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/index_en.php

lm8
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Re: Lightweight applications list - please extend it

Postby lm8 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:29 pm

Ran across some other lightweight applications to add to the list.

If you're system has trouble running stellarium or you want a lightweight astronomy program, check out nightsky:
http://nightsky.sourceforge.net/

For a very simple, lightweight GTK+ 2 image viewer, there's NeonView:
http://www.tuxarena.com/neonview/


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