Table of equivalent applications

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This is a table of applications that are approximately equivalent. It is not by any means exhaustive, but tries to help a new user of KDE software to find packages that might suit. The section headings are links to take you to pages with more software in that group.


Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
File manager Windows Explorer Finder Dolphin, Konqueror, Krusader
Control Center Control Panel System Preferences System Settings
Command Line Interpreter Command Prompt Terminal Konsole, Yakuake, KRunner

Internet and Networking

Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
Blogging client Windows Live Writer Echo, MarsEdit Blogilo
BitTorrent Client BitTorrent utorrent, Transmission KTorrent, KGet
Download Manager FlashGet jDownloader, pyLoad KGet
E-mail Client Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail Apple Mail, Unibox KMail
Feed Aggregator Reeder, Vienna Akregator
Personal Information Manager Outlook Outlook, Together Kontact
Web Browser Internet Explorer Safari Konqueror, rekonq, Falkon
Instant Messaging Client Windows Live Messenger iChat, Adium Kopete, KMess
IRC Client mIRC Colloquy Konversation, Quassel

Graphics and Imaging

Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
Image Editor Paint.NET, Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator Krita, KolourPaint
Image Viewer ACDSee iPhoto, Quicklook Gwenview, KuickShow, digiKam, KPhotoAlbum
Photo Management ACDSee iPhoto, Aperture digiKam, KPhotoAlbum, Gwenview
PDF Viewer Adobe Reader Preview, Adobe Reader Okular
Vectorial Drawing Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator, Sketch Karbon


Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
Audio Player Windows Media Player, Winamp iTunes Amarok, Juk, KsCD, Kaffeine
Video Player Windows Media Player QuickTime Player, MPlayer, VLC Bangarang, Dragon Player, KPlayer, KMPlayer, Kaffeine
CD and DVD Authoring Nero Burning ROM iDVD, Toast K3b, K9Copy
Disk image emulator Daemon Tools Silicon
Non-linear Video Editor Windows Movie Maker iMovie Kdenlive

Office and Productivity

Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
Office Package Microsoft Office iWork Calligra
Word Processor Microsoft Word Pages Words, KWord
Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel Numbers Sheets, KCells
Presentation Microsoft PowerPoint Keynote Stage, Showcase
Desktop Database Creation Microsoft Access FileMaker Kexi
Diagram, Flowcharting and Mind Mapping Microsoft Visio OmniGraffle Flow, Kivio, Semantik
Project Management Microsoft Project iTaskX, Merlin Plan, KPlato
Personal Information Manager Microsoft Outlook Address Book, iCal Kontact
Personal Finance Manager Quicken Outbank, Pecunia KMyMoney, Skrooge
Notetaking Microsoft OneNote MacJournal, Evernote BasKet


Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
Touch-typing trainer TypingMaster, Stamina KTouch

System Administration

Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
Partition Editor Logical Disk Manager Disk Utility KDE Partition Manager
System Monitor Windows Task Manager Activity Monitor KSysGuard
System Information EVEREST Systeminformation KInfoCenter

Utilities and Tools

Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
File archiver WinRAR The Unarchiver Ark
Text Editor Notepad TextEdit KWrite, Kate

Development and Programming

Description Windows Mac OS X KDE Software
IDE Visual Studio Xcode KDevelop
Computer-aided translation system Poedit, Virtaal Poedit, LocFactory Lokalize
UML tool Enterprise Architect Astah Umbrello, Kivio


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