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KDE Applications

Powerful, multi-platform and for all

Use KDE software to surf the web, keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family, manage your files, enjoy music and videos; and get creative and productive at work. The KDE community develops and maintains more than 200 applications which run on any Linux desktop, and often other platforms too.

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Get creative and draw beautiful artwork with Krita. A professional grade painting application.

Krita screenshot


Kdenlive allows you to edit your videos and add special effects and transitions.

Kdenlive screenshot


Handle all your emails, calendars and contacts within a single window with Kontact.

Kontact screenshot


KDevelop is a cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP

KDevelop screenshot


GCompris is a high quality educational software suite, including a large number of activities for children aged 2 to 10.

GCompris screenshot


Buy a computer with Plasma preinstalled

Pinebook Pro

The Pinebook Pro is an affordable ARM powered laptop. It is modular and hackable in a way that only an Open Source project can be.

KDE Slimbook II

The Slimbook is a shiny, sleek and good looking laptop that can do any task thanks to its powerful intel core-series processor.

Kubuntu Focus

The Kubuntu Focus laptop is a high-powered, workflow-focused laptop which ships with Kubuntu installed.

Other hardware manufacturers are selling computers with Plasma. Learn more.


  • KDE Plasma 5.20.1 Released

    Tuesday, 20 October 2020
    Today KDE releases a new release of KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.20.1
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  • KDE Releases Frameworks 5.75.0

    October 10, 2020
    This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.
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  • August Apps Update Featuring Releases 20.08.0

    August 13, 2020
    New releases from KDE in the last month.
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  • KDE Plasma 5.12.9 LTS Released

    September 10, 2019
    Today KDE releases a new Long Term Support release of KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.12.9.
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The KDE Community

An international team developing and distributing Open Source software.

Our community has developed a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant, open atmosphere for experimentation.

LaKademy 2018 group photo
LaKademy 2018 - Salvador, Brazil
Plasma Sprint
Plasma Sprint - Berlin
KDE goals
KDE Goals
KDenlive Sprint group photo
Kdenlive Sprint - Paris, France group photo - Delhi, India
KDE GSoC students group photo
Google Summer of Code students
LaKademy 2018 group photo
Lakademy - Florianopolis, Brazil
KDE Connect Sprint
KDE Connect Sprint - Barcelona