Table of equivalent applications

    From KDE UserBase Wiki

    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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