Utilities

Kubuntu has the finest collection of software utilities to make everyday computing so much easier. It includes software for backup, encryption, advanced text editing, time tracking and much more!

Kate (Advanced Text Editor)

Kate is the programmer's text editor for KDE. Some of Kate's features include configurable syntax highlighting for languages ranging from C and C++ to HTML to bash scripts, the ability to create and maintain projects, a multiple document interface (MDI), and a self-contained terminal emulator. Kate is everything you'll want in a text editor and more!

Kate

For more information see the Kate manual.

ArK (Archiving Tool)

ArK is a program for managing various archive formats within the KDE environment.

ArK

For more information see the Ark manual.

Konserve (Backup Tool)

Konserve is a small backup application for KDE that resides in the system tray.

Konserve

For more information see the Konserve manual.

KCharSelect (Character Selector)

KCharSelect is the KDE character selection utility. KCharSelect is part of the kdeutils package.

KCharSelect

For more information see the Kcharselect manual.

KGpg (Encryption Tool)

KGpg is a simple interface for GnuPG, a powerful encryption utility. GnuPG (also known as gpg) is included in the default Kubuntu system installation. With KGpg, you will be able to encrypt and decrypt your files and email messages, allowing much more secure communications.

KGpg

For more information see the Kgpg manual.

KdeprintFax (Fax Utility)

KdeprintFax is a small fax utility to be used with kdeprint.

KdePrintFax

KFloppy (Floppy Formatter)

KFloppy is a utility that provides a straightforward graphical means to format 3.5" and 5.25" floppy disks.

KFloppy

For more information see the Kfloppy manual.

KPilot (PalmPilot Tool)

KPilot is an application that synchronizes your PalmPilot or similar device (like the Handspring Visor or the Sony Clie) with your Kubuntu system, much like the Palm Desktop HotSync software does for Windows. KPilot can back-up, restore, and HotSync your PalmPilot. It can synchronize the built-in applications with their KDE counterparts. It also features additional conduits for third-party software.

KPilot

For more information see the Kpilot manual.

KAlarm (Personal Alarm Scheduler)

KAlarm is a personal alarm message, command and email scheduler for KDE.

KAlarm

For more information see the Kalarm manual.

KArm (Personal Time Tracker)

KArm tracks time spent on various tasks. It is useful for tracking billable hours and can report the hours logged by task and day. This time history can be exported to a comma-delimited text file for import into other billing and/or project management tools.

KArm

For more information see the Karm manual.

KNotes (Popup Notes)

KNotes is a program that lets you write the computer equivalent of sticky notes. The notes are saved automatically when you exit the program, and they display when you open the program.

KNotes

For more information see the Knotes manual.

Printing Manager

The Printing Manager tool manages all print jobs of your system. You can also configure existing printers as well as add new printers to your Kubuntu system. Refer to the section called “Connecting to a Printer” for quick instructions on connecting to a local or network printer.

Printing Manager

For more information see the KDEPrint manual.

KJobViewer (Print Jobs)

KJobViewer is a print job viewer.

KJobViewer

For more information see the KJobview section in the KDEPrint manual.

KRegExpEditor (Regular Expression Editor)

KRegExpEditor is an editor for editing regular expression in a graphical style (in contrast to the ASCII syntax).

KRegExpEditor

For more information see the KRegExpEditor manual.

KCalc (Scientific Calculator)

KCalc is a highly configurable scientific calculator.

KCalc

For more information see the Kcalc manual.

Wallet Management Tool

The Wallet Management Tool provides a convenient and secure way to manage all your passwords.

KDE Wallet Manager

For more information see the KWallet manual.