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Best Free Disk and File Tools for Linux

Best Free Backup Program for Linux

Back In TimeBack In Time , a convenient tool to backup your specified files and folders, with profiles to set up where to save snapshots at a time interval you choose, sources to include files and folders, recommended patterns to exclude, auto-remove and other options.

This application minimizes usage of your disk space by taking a snapshot only if the files have been changed, and hard links for unmodified files. Both GNOME and KDE front-ends are available. (Review)


luckyBackup , a useful tool to safely back up your data that you've changed in a source directory to a destination directory, or create multiple backup snapshots to a specific date and time. You can also use it to sync any directories to keep files identical on various devices.

Other features include options to exclude certain files, setting up profiles, scheduling and simulation controls. (Review)


Areca Backup supports the typical full, mirror, incremental, and differential backup methods with several additional “storage modes” including a delta block mode. For compressed archives, it uses both Zip and Zip 64 with the choice of just about any encoding algorithm your heart desires. It allows you to place each backup in a single Zip archive, or a separate Zip for each file. Zip archives can be automatically split at any size you choose. (Review)


Best Free CD Recovery Utility for Linux

Dvdisaster , a preventive program to create an error correction file from a good CD or DVD for data recovery. (Review)


Best Free Disk Image Editor for Linux

ISO Master is a handy tool for editing ISO image files. It has a two-pane view to facilitate moving files and directories between the hard disk and the ISO image, and supports for handing a boot record and creating a bootable disk image.


Best Free Drive Imaging Program for Linux

Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk and increases the close efficiency. The version of Clonezilla Live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. (Review)


G4U ("Ghosting for Unix") , "Not only can it clone disk to disk (any size) and copy disk partitions, it can also create and restore image files both locally and from an FTP site, if the workstation is connected to a wired network with a DCHP service." (Review)


Best Free Duplicate File Detector for Linux

FSlint , a convenient tool with both GUI and command lines modes to detect duplicate files and reclaim disk space. It also helps to identify unwanted or problematic file names, temporary files, bad symlinks, empty directories, nonstripped binaries and redundant whitespaces.


Best Free File Archiver / Zip Utilities for Linux

PeaZip , "Easy to use and very versatile, capable of creating 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, PAQ/ZPAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, ZIP files and extracting from 98 archive types." (Review)


File Roller is an archive manager designed for the GNOME desktop environment to create archives, view or extract files from archives, work as a front-end to the command-line archiver supporting various popular file formats.


Ark , a free and open source program designed for the KDE desktop environment to view, extract, create and modify archives in various formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar and lha.


Best Free File Comparison Utility for Linux

KDiff3 , a convenient tool for you to compare two or three input files and show the differences line by line and character by character. It also provides an automatic merge facility and an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge conflicts. (Review)


Best Free File Copy Utility for Linux

UltraCopierUltraCopier has some pretty exciting features including an excellent file resume option, which allows for resuming of a file transfer from a disconnected USB key. If you're in the middle of a file transfer from a USB key and it somehow becomes disconnected, when you plug it in again all you have to do is to hit resume and it will pick up where you left off!

It has also other useful options such as speed limitation and searching through the copy list. And as far as looks go, UltraCopier is a much more visually attractive copier replacement. (Review)


Unstoppable Copier , excellent for copying information from scratched CD's, DVD's and corrupted files from the hard drives. (Review)


Best Free File Encryption Utility for Linux

AES Crypt is a simple program that adds a context menu item in the file system context menu. There is no program window as you have for most programs.

You simply right-click the file you want to encrypt or decrypt in the file listing, select the AES Crypt item, and enter your password in a little dialog box. A new encrypted or decrypted version of the file is created. Since the original file is not purged, you would need to shred it with a secure erase utility." (Review)


GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA) , a useful tool with the graphical user interface for the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) to encrypt, decrypt, sign files, verify signatures and manage the private and public keys.


Best Free File Manager for Linux

Dolphin , a file manager for KDE (by default) and good for other desktop environments such as GNOME as well, focusing on usability with navigation bar, view properties, split of views, dockable panels and many other useful features.


Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility for Linux

FreeFileSyncFreeFileSync , a solid application with very clear and informative interface. The preview is very easy to understand, file collisions and deletions are readily recognizable.

If you require a sync program that can copy files that are in use or locked, it has you covered there too! (Review)


Grsync , a graphical user interface for rsync and an effective tool to synchronize folders, files and make backups with support for sessions, simulation, execution, checksum, logging as well as other basic and advanced options for you to choose.


Best Free Online Backup Sites for Linux

Dropbox provides 2 GB free space for backing up and sharing your files, works similar to any other folder of your computer—after installation, simply drag and drop files/folders to Dropbox you want to backup, share or sync with other computer. (Review)


Best Free Partition Manager for Linux

GParted , a GNOME partition editor for resizing (enlarging or shrinking), creating or deleting, moving or copying partitions on a hard disk, creating a partition table, enabling or disabling partition flags such as boot and hidden. (Review)


TestDisk , a console application designed for data recovery. It can be used to fix partition table, recover deleted partitions or copy files from deleted partitions. (Review)


Best Free Secure Erase Utility for Linux

Darik's Boot and Nuke constructs a floppy disk or CD that will automatically wipe the hard drives of any PC that's booted from the disk, great for bulk disk cleaning and emergency. (Review)


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"... Mondo Rescue is a GPL disaster recovery solution. It supports Linux (i386, x86_64, ia64) and FreeBSD (i386). It's packaged for multiple distributions ... It supports tapes, disks, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware Raid ...":


"... MyPasswords is a very light-weight, secure and easy-to-use password manager ...":

"... Powermanga Linux is an arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites : 60 different enemies, 40 meteors, numerous weapons, many end of level baddies, spaceship power-ups and lots of other surprises ...":


"... Pushover ... is a puzzle game where you have to manipulate dominos that they all fall in a chain reaction according to vertain rules ...":

"...Batis is a way to distribute and install desktop applications on Linux. Users can get up to date software directly from the authors, whichever Linux distribution they use ...":

"... QComicBook is a viewer for comic book archives (.cbr, .cbz and alike) containing jpeg/png/xpm/gif/bmp images, which aims at speed, convenience and ease of use ...":


"... Novacut is a collaborative video editor that aims to bring the agile, distributed workflow pioneered by free software to professional movie and TV production ...":

Forays into Norrendrin is a traditional roguelike game, with a focus on a streamlined experience and tactical combat that requires difficult choices:


FireHOL is a language (and a program to run it) which builds secure, stateful firewalls from easy to understand, human-readable configurations:


The Network Diagnostic Tool is a client/server program that provides network configuration and performance testing to a users desktop or laptop computer:


"... Web sites are made of lots of things — frameworks, libraries, assets, utilities, and rainbows. Bower manages all these things for you ...":


"... Coppermine is an easily set-up, fast, feature-rich photo gallery script with mySQL database, user management, private galleries, automatic thumbnail creation, ecard feature and a template system for easy customization to match the rest of a site ...":


Pandora FMS free version - monitoring software:


Childsplay is a collection of educational activities for young children:


Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor:


Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler:


xinco is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, versioning, full text search, an FTP-like client (easy install, J2EE+MySQL/PostgreSQL):


"... OpenNMS is the world’s first enterprise grade network management application platform developed under the open source model ...":


Scalix Community Edition:

Terra is a new low-level system programming language that is designed to interoperate seamlessly with the Lua programming language:


WriteType is a free program that helps students experience success in writing:


Golems is a 3D recreational physics simulator:


JVGS is a free, minimalistic platform game:


TaskWarlord is a coding game with a futuristic computer world where players need to provide Lua code to make their armies do the right thing - which is of course to win:


"... Liquid War is a unique multiplayer wargame ... You control an army of liquid and have to try and eat your opponents ...":


QGIS - a free and open source geographic information system:


World Wind is a free, open source API for a virtual globe:

Cutegram is a free and opensource telegram client:

xwax is an open-source Digital Vinyl System:


Gogs - Go Git Service:

Endless Sky - a space exploration and combat game:


Graphviz is open source graph visualization software:


"... Nikto is a web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6700 potentially dangerous files/programs, checks for outdated versions of over 1250 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers ...":


"... Bazaar is a version control system that helps you track project history over time and to collaborate easily with others ...":


P3Scan - proxy-server for email clients:


Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration:


Wapiti allows you to audit the security of your web applications:


"... Plone is the premier Python-based CMS ...":


simon is an open-source speech recognition program:


TUTOS is a tool to manage the organizational needs of small groups, teams, departments ...:


XWiki Enterprise is a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture:


LifeType is an open-source blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation:

Desk - lightweight workspace manager for the shell:

BorgBackup is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption:

Duck - Cyberduck for the command line interface:


"... Picat is a simple, and yet powerful, logic-based multi-paradigm programming language aimed for general-purpose applications ...":

BlueProximity - add security to your desktop by automatically locking and unlocking the screen when you and your phone leave/enter the desk:

Steel - Command line password manager:

"... Linuxbrew is a fork of Homebrew, the Mac OS package manager, for Linux ...":

Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred (OS X app) for Linux:


PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution:


Passion Audio Player:


"... cclive is a tool for downloading media from YouTube and similar websites. It has a low memory footprint compared to other existing tools ...":


GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors:


"... Wbar is a simple and highly customizable quick-launch dock that adds a little dimension and color to an LXDE or Openbox desktop without adding much additional weight or being gaudy ...":

Open-Sankoré is a multiplatform, open-source program that is compatible with every type of interactive hardware:



Prometheus - an open-source service monitoring system and time series database:


Gambas is a full-featured object language and development environment built on a BASIC interpreter:


Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers:


"... CRIU is a software tool for Linux operating system. Using this tool, you can freeze a running application (or part of it) and checkpoint it to a hard drive as a collection of files. You can then use the files to restore and run the application from the point it was frozen at ...":


"... StackStorm Community is a powerful automation tool that wires together all of your apps, services and workflows ...":


RethinkDB is the first open-source, scalable JSON database built from the ground up for the realtime web:


"... D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity ...":

N1 - mail client:

App Grid is an alternative to the Software Center:


"... rsnapshot makes it easy to make periodic snapshots of local machines, and remote machines over ssh ...":


Ampache - a web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music&videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device:

"... Mbox introduces a novel sandbox usage model; when executing a program in the sandbox, Mbox prevents programs from modifying the host filesystem while giving them the impression that they are in fact making those modifications ...":


"... LiteStore - a lightweight, self-contained, RESTful, multi-format NoSQL document store server ...":


"... saldl - a multi-platform command-line downloader optimized for speed and early preview ...":

FrostWire - YouTube downloader, BitTorrent client and media player:


SAWS - a Supercharged AWS CLI:


oVirt is a production-ready virtual machine manager for the datacenter that also provides an awesome KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization:


The Irrlicht Engine is a cross-platform high performance realtime 3D engine written in C++:



Stencyl starter is a game creation platform:


Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories:


"... SwiperProxy - a lightning-fast, open source web proxy that is easy for you to run and customize ...:"


Mattermost is an open source, on-prem Slack-alternative:


"... ScyllaDB - world's fastest NoSQL column store database ...:"

"... Jaro Mail is an integrated suite of interoperable tools to manage e-mail communication in a private and efficient way, without relying too much on on-line services, in fact encouraging users to store their email locally ...":


"... Monkey X free is a next-generation games programming language that allows you to create apps on multiple platforms with the greatest of ease ...":

"... Apache Pig is a platform for analyzing large data sets that consists of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs ...":


"... pigz, which stands for parallel implementation of gzip, is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data ...":

Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms:

"... PostInstallerF will install all the software that Fedora doesn't include commonly, after running Fedora for the first time ...":

pev - the PE file analysis toolkit:


HaxeFlixel is a 2D Game framework that lets you create cross-platform games easier with free, open source technology:


Overlap2D is an open source game UI, level and content editor:


"... YARA is a tool aimed at (but not limited to) helping malware researchers to identify and classify malware samples. With YARA you can create descriptions of malware families (or whatever you want to describe) based on textual or binary patterns ...":


CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software:


Rainbowstream - terminal-based Twitter client:


PMD is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It supports Java, JavaScript, XML, XSL:

"... Kite is a webmail designed to look a lot like gmail and to be easily deployable on a single server ...":


Lumail is a modern console-based email client:

tcpflow is a program that captures data transmitted as part of TCP connections (flows), and stores the data in a way that is convenient for protocol analysis and debugging: