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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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Krita logo


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

Krita screenshot
Kdenlive logo


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

Kdenlive screenshot
Kontact logo


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

Kontact screenshot
KDevelop logo


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

KDevelop screenshot
GCompris logo


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.


  • April Apps Update Featuring Releases 20.04

    April 23, 2020
    New releases from KDE in the last month.
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  • KDE Releases Frameworks 5.69.0

    April 11, 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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  • KDE Plasma 5.18.4 Released

    Tuesday, 31 March 2020
    Today KDE releases a new release of KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.18.4
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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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KDE is an international team cooperating on development and distribution of Free, Open Source Software for desktop and portable computing. 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 group photo - Delhi, India
KDE Connect Sprint
KDE Connect Sprint - Barcelona
Plasma Sprint
Plasma Sprint - Berlin
KDenlive Sprint group photo
Kdenlive Sprint - Paris, France
KDE GSoC students group photo
Google Summer of Code students
KDE goals
KDE Goals
KF6 Sprint group photo
KF6 Sprint - Berlin, Germany
LaKademy 2018 group photo
Lakademy - Florianopolis, Brazil