GTK Apps

A plethora of simple, powerful and mature applications for Windows, Linux and often the Mac.

GTK Site
GTK Apps Org
GTK Apps Search

Windows - Try Before You Buy

Often there will be several GTK apps that do much the same thing. On Windows, it is a good idea to just unzip the application into the download directory and try it out before installing it into the Windows program directory. It's easier to uninstall that way, usually by just deleting it.

Some downloads offer a complete package, including GTK itself. Recommended.

GTK and Python

Also huge support for GTK in Python world.

PyGTK Apps

GTK2 Versus GTK3

There a little bit of a cat fight going on about GTK2 versus GTK3 ... the usual suspects.

In Road To Qt, Audacious Switches From GTK3 Back To GTK2

In the article, Audacious mentions their long term plan to switch to the QT cross-platform application framework , which is coming up fast on the outside track ...

A Few Favorites

A few favored GTK apps, some I've been using for close to twenty years ...

... I've used all the following, both on Linux and Windows and found then to be servicable


GNU Image Manipulation Program, the original GTK application, almost the original graphics application.


Installed on almost every machine I've used in the last 20 years.



Zim Wiki

see PythonWiki#ZimWiki


GTK, but not so that you would know it ...


Word processor, mature and solid, if a bit slow. However, it's much smaller and faster than OpenOffice.


A quite good open-source multi-platform instant messaging client.


Thunderbird is a cross-platform email, news, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.


Inkscape is a vector graphics draw and edit program.


GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.


Bit rough at times, but heading to stardom, as far as I can tell ... it works.

Windows install is easier than Linux ...

Gobby is a free collaborative editor. This means that it provides you with the possibility to edit files simultaneously with other users over a network.

The platforms on which you could use Gobby are so far Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other Unix-like ones.

Developed with the GTK+ toolkit it integrates nicely into the GNOME desktop environment if you want it to.

... if you are skilled in C/C++ programming, we could need helping hands with programming ...


Limit the size of text paste or the machine goes bye bye. !!!!

Couple KBytes of text is OK. The 43K paste test brings the machine to its knees. Same problem as NodeJS#EtherpadLite, maybe not quite so bad.

See CollaborativeSoftware#CollaborativeReal-TimeEditors

Gobby 0.5 client and server run on the RaspberryPi.

Also See

See PythonGUIApps

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