Openbox good companions - lesser known apps

Please share here interesting lesser known programs you use with Openbox.

Here mine favorites:

Note taking apps

Cherrytre (AUR) - hierarchical notes

yay -S cherrytree

Xpad - sticky notes

yay -S xpad

CLI apps

pyradio - cli radio player (preinstalled in Mabox)

newsboat - cli RSS/Atom feed reader

yay -S newsboat

File search, system cleaning

Not very usefull in fresh installation, but after few weeks/months indispensable for me :slight_smile:

FSearch - a fast file search utility (preinstalled in Mabox)

Bleachbit - deletes unneeded files

yay -S bleachbit

QDirStat (AUR)- visual directory statistics

yay -S qdirstat


Note taking apps

Zim - nice notebook

sudo pacman -S zim

Rednotebook (AUR) - another notebook

yay -S rednotebook

Redshift - Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen

sudo pacman -S redshift

Tusk (Snap) - alternative client for Evernote

Install snap first

sudo pacman -S snapd


sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap


sudo snap install tusk

Look and Feel

Variety - wallpaper changer

sudo pacman -S variety
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