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KDE Applications

Powerful, multi-platform, and for everyone

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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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


FREE, open source and cross-platform Data Visualization and Analysis software accessible to everyone.

LabPlot Screenshot


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

Krita screenshot


Buy a computer with Plasma preinstalled

Steam Deck

Steam Deck

The Steam Deck is a portable console that runs the latest AAA games with the flexibility of a full PC.

Pinebook Pro

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

KDE Slimbook

The Slimbook is a shiny, sleek and good looking laptop that can do any task thanks to its powerful AMD Ryzen processor.

Kubuntu Focus


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

Other hardware manufacturers are selling devices with Plasma. See all devices


Saturday, 13 May 2023

KDE Ships Frameworks 5.106.0

KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.106.0. Read More
Thursday, 11 May 2023

KDE Gear 23.04.1

KDE announces the release of KDE Gear 23.04.1. Read More
Tuesday, 9 May 2023

KDE Plasma 5.27.5, Bugfix Release for May

Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5. Read More
Thursday, 20 April 2023

KDE Gear 23.04

KDE Gear ⚙️ 23.04 adds new apps, and brings improvements and features to dozens of your favorite tools Read More
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Join the sustainable software movement

KDE supports the FEEP and BE4FOSS programs to help free and open source communities produce more environmentally friendly software. The projects provide communities with guidelines and support to optimize software to be more energy efficient and have a longer life-span.

Let’s make energy efficient software and digital sustainability part of our community! We can live up to our responsibility for this and future generations!

Join KDE Eco


The BE4FOSS Project was funded by the Federal Environment Agency and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). The funds are made available by resolution of the German Bundestag.



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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.

Group photo of LaKademy 2018
LaKademy 2018 - Salvador, Brazil
Plasma Sprint
Plasma Sprint - Berlin, Germany
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