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Awesome GNOME Awesome

A curated list of awesome apps, extensions, modules, themes and tools for the GNOME Desktop Environment.

GNOME is a desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like operating systems, designed to put the user in control and get things done. It uses GTK for its applications and Clutter and JavaScript for its official desktop shell.

Items marked with GNOME Core are applications officially maintained and distributed by the GNOME Project as part of the core set of applications and tools, or extensions that are maintained and distributed as part of the Classic mode.

Items marked with GNOME Circle are applications championed by the GNOME Circle initiative that aims to showcase the best apps and libraries for GNOME.


Internet and Networking

  • GNOME Web - Official web browser project of GNOME. GNOME Core
  • Fragments - BitTorrent client. GNOME Circle
  • Newsflash - RSS feeds reader. GNOME Circle
  • Font Downloader - Install fonts from online sources. GNOME Circle
  • Tangram - Browser for your pinned tabs. GNOME Circle
  • Polari - Talk to people on IRC. GNOME Circle
  • Warp - Fast and secure file transfer. GNOME Circle
  • Wike - Search and read Wikipedia articles. GNOME Circle
  • Geary - Modern mail client, created originally by Yorba.
  • Feeds - An RSS/Atom feed reader.
  • Haguichi - Graphical frontend for Hamachi.
  • Parabolic - yt-dlp graphical fronted.
  • Geopard - Colorful Gemini client.
  • Fractal - Matrix client.
  • Dino - XMPP Client.


  • Apostrophe - Distraction-free Markdown editor. GNOME Circle
  • Citations - Manage your bibliography. GNOME Circle
  • NFO Viewer - Simple viewer for NFO files, beating text editors with preset font and encoding settings and clickable hyperlink support.
  • Paperwork - Personal document manager for scanned documents and PDFs.
  • Foliate - Simple and modern eBook reader.
  • Marker - Markdown editor with an integrated previewer.
  • Paper Clip - PDF metadata editor.
  • RNote - Sketch and take handwritten notes.

Productivity and Time

  • Solanum - Balance working time and break time. GNOME Circle
  • Khronos - Log the time it took to do tasks. GNOME Circle
  • Endeavour - Manage your tasks.
  • GTimeLog - Simple app for keeping track of time.
  • Gnome Pomodoro - Simple pomodoro timer.
  • Timetrack - Time tracker.
  • Teleprompter - Simple application to read scrolling text from your screen.
  • Errands - Todo application for those who prefer simplicity. GNOME Circle
  • Planify - Project and task manager with Todoist support.

Well Being

  • Blanket - Listen to different sounds. GNOME Circle
  • Health - Health tracking. GNOME Circle


  • Shortwave - Client for web-based radio. GNOME Circle
  • Cozy - Audiobook player. GNOME Circle
  • Video Trimer - Trim video quickly. GNOME Circle
  • Amberol - Plays music, and nothing else. GNOME Circle
  • Mousai - Identify any songs in seconds. GNOME Circle
  • Podcasts - Listen to your favourite podcasts. GNOME Circle
  • Zap - Play sounds from a soundboard. GNOME Circle
  • Vocal - Powerful, beautiful, and simple podcast client for the modern free desktop.
  • Celluloid - Simple frontend for mpv.
  • Lollypop - Beautiful music application.
  • Parlatype - Audio player specialized for transcription.
  • Easy Effects - Audio effects for PipeWire applications .
  • Pitivi - Beautiful and powerful video editor.
  • Spot - Spotify Client.
  • Clapper - Simple and modern media player.
  • Footage - Application to trim, flip, rotate and crop individual clips.
  • Decibels - Simple music player with waveform view. GNOME Circle
  • Aviator - Utility for encoding with SVT-AV1 & Opus.
  • G4Music - Play your music elegantly.
  • Monophony - Stream music from YouTube.
  • Collector - Dropover utility that allows to drag files/images/text into a collection window and drop them anywhere.


  • Curtail - Simple & useful image compressor. GNOME Circle
  • Drawing - Responsive drawing application. GNOME Circle
  • Identity - Compare image and video. GNOME Circle
  • Coulr - Convert between RGB and hexadecimal codes for colours.
  • Color Picker - Color picker, working on both X11 and Wayland.
  • GThumb - Powerful and advanced application to manage your photos and images.
  • ASCII Draw - Draw graphs and more using only characters.
  • Switcheroo - Image converter and manipulator (ImageMagick frontend). GNOME Circle

Scientific Tooling

  • Plots - Simple graph plotting. GNOME Circle
  • Graphs - Plot and manipulate data. GNOME Circle


  • Lutris - Open Source gaming platform.
  • Cartridges - Game launcher with Steam, Lutris, Heroic, Bottles and itch library import. GNOME Circle

System and Customization


  • Dialect - Translate text. GNOME Circle
  • Markets - Keep track of your investments. GNOME Circle
  • Audio Sharing - Share your computer audio. GNOME Circle
  • Boatswain - Control your Elgato Stream Decks. GNOME Circle
  • Decoder - Scan and Generate QR Codes. GNOME Circle
  • Junction - Junction lets you choose the application to open files and links. GNOME Circle
  • Metronome - Keep the tempo. GNOME Circle
  • Kooha - Elegantly record your screen.
  • GPaste - Clipboard manager (composed of an application and a gnome-shell extension).
  • Catfish - Simple search application.
  • Detwinner - Simple and fast tool for removing duplicate files.
  • Recipes - Cooking application.
  • Sunflower - Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager.
  • Impression - Bootable driver flasher application GNOME Circle
  • Lan Mouse - Mouse and keyboard sharing software (software KVM switch).
  • Moussam - Weather application with 7 days forecast from

Security and Privacy

Development and Design

  • GNOME Builder - Official IDE for creating GNOME applications. GNOME Core
  • Gaphor - The simple modeling tool for UML and SysML. GNOME Circle
  • Webfont Kit Generator - Create @font-face kits easily. GNOME Circle
  • Commit - Commit message editor. GNOME Circle
  • Workbench - Learn and prototype with GNOME technologies. GNOME Circle
  • Lorem - Generate placeholder text. GNOME Circle
  • Share Preview - Test social media cards locally. GNOME Circle
  • Text Pieces - Transform text without using random websites. GNOME Circle
  • Sysprof - Profile an application or entire system.
  • DevHelp - Developer tool for browsing and searching API documentation.
  • Escambo - HTTP-based APIs test application.
  • Forge Sparks - Git forge (GitHub, Gitea, Forgejo) desktop notification application. GNOME Circle
  • Turtle - Tool to manage Git repositories within Nautilus by providing emblems and context menus.
  • Biblioteca - GNOME documentation (offline) reader with fuzzy search, dark mode and mobile support. GNOME Circle
  • Hieroglyphic - Application to search for LaTeX symbols by sketching.

Design Tooling


  • Boxes - View, access, and manage remote and virtual systems.

Third-party Apps Plugins


Docks and Panels

Customization and Tweaks




Visual Changes

Services integration

Look and Feel


Upstream Style

  • MoreWaita - An Adwaita-style icon theme for Gnome Shell.
  • GNOME++ - Third-party application icons compatible with GNOME's current guidelines.
  • Pop! - Official icon theme of Pop!_OS by System76.

Material Icons

  • Paper - Material icon theme.
  • Papirus - Material icon theme, initially based on Paper.

Flat Icons

  • La Capitaine - Icon inspired by macOS and Material Design guidelines.

Homogeneous Icons

Skeumorphic Icons

  • Elementary XFCE - Desktop-agnostic version of the icons of elementary OS.


  • ComixCursors - X11 mouse theme with a comics feeling.
  • Bibata - Silm material-based cursor theme.
  • Capitaine Cursors - An x-cursor theme inspired by macOS and based on KDE Breeze. Designed to be paired with La Capitaine icons.

Themes for non-GTK apps


Official Venues

GNOME Communities

GNOME on Social Networks

Developer Resources


  • libadwaita - Library that contain official GNOME patterns and widgets (GTK4)
  • libhandy - Building blocks for modern adaptive GNOME apps (GTK3)
  • Relm4 - Building native applications with Rust and GTK4


  • Hello - Set of Hello World examples for GNOME/GTK in different languages.