Tour of KDE Plasma Software ("I Need a Program That Does This")

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One of the core aims of the Korora Project is to provide an out-of-box Linux experience that can take care of the average's users daily needs with entirely free software. To save you the trouble of digging through every preinstalled application, we have compiled a list of the prepackaged applications within each version of Korora that fulfill a specific purpose. This will hopefully save you some trouble from immediately downloading more software when the right tool may already be installed.

The KDE Plasma Desktop pulls its preloaded applications from The KDE Project, the maintainers of KDE. Almost all KDE applications are developed in-house and do not pull in many GNOME apps, as some other distributions do. The KDE Plasma desktop has a sizable number of KDE and Qt libraries, and tends to favor applications that are optimized for use with those libraries.

A handful of extra packages are added by Korora.

Office Applications

PURPOSE: I Need To Edit Some Documents

Image Editor

PURPOSE: I Need to Touch Up Some Photos

Image Viewers

PURPOSE: I Just Want to Look at Some Photos

  • Gwenview (Under the name "KDE Image Viewer")
  • digiKam (Photo Manger) (Under the name "Photo Management Program")
  • showFoto (Photo Manger/Editor) (Under the name "Photo Viewer and Editor")

PDF Readers

  • Okular (Under the name "Document Viewer")


  • calibre (E-book reader)
  • Okular (Under the name "Document Viewer")

RSS Reader

  • Akregator (Under the name "Feed Reader")
  • KNode (Under the name "News Reader")


PURPOSE: I Need to Scan a Document

Multimedia Players

PURPOSE: I Need to Play Some Music or Video

  • VLC (Audio and Video player; supports most multimedia formats with no additional codecs)
  • Amarok (Audio player)

Multimedia Ripping and Conversion

PURPOSE: I Need to Rip My CD or DVD

  • K3b (copies and burns CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays)
  • Handbrake (Transcodes CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays)
  • KAudioCreator (rips audio CDs to your hard-drive) (Under the name "CD Ripper")
  • soundKonvertor (Converts audio files to other formats)

Desktop Recording and Screen Capture Tools

PURPOSE: I Need to Take a Screenshot

Sound and Video Editing


  • Firefox
  • Konqueror (KDE Default browser; also doubles as a file manager)
  • Qupzilla (A lightweight browser written with Qt)


  • KMail (Under the name "Mail Client")

Audiovisual Communication

PURPOSE: I Need to Call / Video Conference With Someone

Chat Applications

Torrent Client

System Applications