GNOME Core Applications

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GNOME Core Applications
Developer(s) The GNOME Project
Initial release December 20, 1998; 19 years ago (1998-12-20)[1]
Stable release 3.28.2 (9 May 2018; 61 days ago (2018-05-09)[2]) [±]
Preview release 3.27.4 (10 January 2018; 5 months ago (2018-01-10)) [±]
Written in Vala, C, C++, Scheme, JavaScript, Python
Operating system Linux, Unix-like, macOS, Microsoft Windows
Platform GTK+
License GNU General Public License

GNOME Core Applications is a collection of approximately 30 applications that are packaged as part of the standard free and open-source GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Core Applications have the look and feel of the GNOME desktop; some applications have been written from scratch and others are ports.

The employment of the newest GUI widgets offered by the latest version of GTK+ in order to implement the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) ergonomically is the only feature which all GNOME Core Applications have in common. Some of the GNOME Core Applications are essential, while several are not, e.g. GNOME Weather. Most are thin graphical front-ends, e.g. GNOME Software, to underlying Linux system daemons, like e.g. journald, PackageKit, NetworkManager or PulseAudio.

All GNOME Core Applications except GNOME Terminal, Evolution and Seahorse feature the GtkHeaderBar. GtkHeaderBar[3] is a widget introduced to GTK+ in version 3.10. It is intended to replace the Title-Bar and the Toolbar.

Graphical shell[edit]

The default graphical shell of GNOME 3 is GNOME Shell. GNOME Shell obsoleted GNOME Panel. An alternative graphical shell is, e.g. Cinnamon.

GNOME Core Applications: User interface (GNOME Shell)
GNOME Shell overview mode 
GNOME Shell applications launcher 
GNOME Shell in classic mode 
Screenshots of GNOME Core User Interface (Shell) Application


  • Control Center – main interface to configure various aspects of GNOME. Diverse panels represent graphical front-ends to configure the NetworkManager daemon and other daemons.
  • dconf editor – an editor for dconf
  • Tweak Tool – gives access to a certain popular subset of the desktop settings
GNOME Core Applications: Configuration
GNOME Control Center 
GNOME Tweak Tool 
Screenshots of GNOME Core Configuration Applications


  • Chat (Design in progress)
  • Contacts – managing addresses
  • Mail (Design in progress)
  • Polari – IRC client Polari
GNOME Core Applications: Conversations
GNOME Contacts 
GNOME Polari 
Screenshots of GNOME Core Conversations Applications


  • Files – the file browser
  • Documents
  • Photos
  • Music – audio player with database
  • Videos – the media player
  • Transfers (Design in progress)
GNOME Core Applications: Files
GNOME Photos 
GNOME Music 
GNOME Transfers 
Screenshots of GNOME Core Files Applications


GNOME Core Applications: System
GNOME Credentials 
GNOME Usage 
GNOME Oops! 
GNOME system log 
Screenshots of GNOME Core System Applications


GNOME Core Applications: World
GNOME Clocks (stopwatch mode) 
GNOME Clocks 
GNOME Weather 
Screenshots of GNOME Core World Applications


GNOME Core Applications: Utilities
GNOME Calendar 
GNOME Notes 
Meld legacy 
Screenshots of GNOME Core Utilities Applications


  1. ^ "first release". 
  2. ^ "GNOME 3.28 Released". GNOME Foundation. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "GNOME Developer Documentation: GtkHeaderBar". 

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