This is a list of notable applications that use GTK and/or Clutter for their GUI widgets. Such applications blend well with desktop environments that are GTK-based as well, such as GNOME, Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Pantheon, Sugar, Xfce or ROX Desktop.

Official GNOME applications

The GNOME Project, i.e. all the people involved with the development of the GNOME desktop environment, is the biggest contributor to GTK, and the GNOME Core Applications as well as the GNOME Games employ the newest GUI widgets from the cutting-edge version of GTK and demonstrates their capabilities.

Shells, user interfaces, application launchers

Education software

Utility software

Operating system administration

End-user utilities


Abstract strategy games

Puzzle games


Graphics editors

Image viewers

Internet software

Web browsers

Main page: Web browsers that use GTK

Email clients

Main page: Email clients that use GTK

Software for inter-person communication

Main pages: Text, Audio, and Video

File sharing

Office software

Tools for programming and development

Optical disc software

Optical disc authoring software

Optical disc ripping software



Video players

Video editors

Science software


Despite the immense popularity of Qt, there continues to be science software using the GUI widgets of version 2 of GTK toolkit. Whether this is going to remain that way, or whether the software will be ported to some current version of GTK (maybe GTK 4) remains to be seen.



See also


  1. ^ "3 Unique Takes on the Linux Terminal at Your Command". 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Guake Review – the Last Drop-Down Terminal You'll Ever Use". 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Customizable terminal sessions with Tilda". 31 May 2007.
  4. ^ "4 Unique Terminal Emulators for Linux". 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Three addictive pop-up console utilities". 13 September 2007.
  6. ^ "5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators". 16 November 2017.