List of GTK applications

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This is a list of notable applications that use GTK and/or Clutter for their GUI widgets. Such applications blend well with desktop environments that are GTK-based as well, such as GNOME, Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Pantheon, Sugar, Xfce or ROX Desktop.

Official GNOME applications[edit]

The GNOME Project, i.e. all the people involved with the development of the GNOME desktop environment, is the biggest contributor to GTK, and the GNOME Core Applications as well as the GNOME Games employ the newest GUI widgets from the cutting-edge version of GTK and demonstrates their capabilities.

Shells, user interfaces, application launchers[edit]

Education software[edit]

  • Tux Typing – typing tutor for children
  • DrGeo – geometry software
  • GCompris – educational entertainment for children (legacy version only)

Utility software[edit]

Operating system administration[edit]

End-user utilities[edit]


Abstract strategy games[edit]

Puzzle games[edit]


Graphics editors[edit]

Image viewers[edit]

Internet software[edit]

Web browsers[edit]

  • Web – default GNOME web-browser
  • Midori – default Xfce web-browser
  • Uzbl – minimalist web-browser
  • xombrero – minimalist web-browser

Email clients[edit]

Software for inter-person communication[edit]

  • Empathy – instant-messaging client, VoIP and videoconferencing
  • Pidgin – Instant messenger
  • Smuxi – User-friendly IRC Client
  • HexChat – IRC client
  • Gajim – Instant messenger

File sharing[edit]

Office software[edit]

Tools for programming and development[edit]

Optical disc software[edit]

Optical disc authoring software[edit]

Optical disc ripping software[edit]

  • Grip – CD ripper and player
  • Thoggen – DVD backup utility



Video players[edit]

Video editors[edit]

Science software[edit]


Despite the immense popularity of Qt, there continues to be science software using the GUI widgets of version 2 of GTK toolkit. Whether this is going to remain that way, or whether the software will be ported to some current version of GTK (maybe GTK 4) remains to be seen.

  • Ghemical – computational chemistry software package


  • gretl — an open-source statistical package, mainly for econometrics


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "3 Unique Takes on the Linux Terminal at Your Command". 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Guake Review – the Last Drop-Down Terminal You'll Ever Use". 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Customizable terminal sessions with Tilda". 31 May 2007.
  4. ^ "4 Unique Terminal Emulators for Linux". 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Three addictive pop-up console utilities". 13 September 2007.
  6. ^ "5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators". 16 November 2017.