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PQCrypto[edit]

Tools[edit]

Calculator[edit]

KCalc (Debian package) is pre-installed in Whonix.

To start it: Start menu -> Applications -> Utilities -> Scientific Calculator

Desktop Screenshot Creator[edit]


Shutter homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shutter

Desktop Video Recorder[edit]

gtk-recordmydesktop homepage (Debian package). [1]

To install it: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop

E-Mail[edit]

See E-Mail. Thunderbird (Debian package) is pre-installed in Whonix.

Encrypt, Decrypt, Sign, and Verify Text using OpenPGP; GnuPG Frontend[edit]

KGpg [2] and GnuPG are pre-installed in Whonix (Debian packages).

Documentation:

Image Viewer[edit]

Gwenview and Okular come pre-installed in Whonix.

Start menu -> Applications -> Graphics -> Image Viewer

IRC Client[edit]

The HexChat IRC client (Debian package) is pre-installed in Whonix.

Media Player[edit]

The VLC Media Player (Debian package) is pre-installed in Whonix. Users do not face increased fingerprinting risks because VLC does not run Javascript. [3]

Start menu -> Applications -> Multimedia -> VLC Media Player

Terminal[edit]

Konsole homepage (Debian package). [4]

Konsole is pre-installed in Whonix.

To start it: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal

Work on Sensitive Documents[edit]

Audio Editing[edit]

Kwave (Debian package) is a multi-track audio editor for Linux/Unix, macOS and Windows. It is designed for easy recording, playing and editing of digital audio.

To install it: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kwave

Image Editing[edit]

Kolourpaint4 homepage with screenshots (Debian package).

To install it: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kolourpaint4

Office Suite[edit]

LibreOffice (Debian package) [5] is recommended. It is a fully-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft (R) Office. A word processor is included, along with spreadsheet and presentation applications.

To install it: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

To launch these applications: Start menu -> Applications -> Office

Printing and Scanning[edit]

See Printing and Scanning.

Publishing[edit]

Scribus (Debian package) is an Open Source Desktop Page Layout accessible from the Applications → Graphics. It can be used for many tasks; from booklets design to newspapers, magazines, newsletters and posters to technical documentation.

Scribus has sophisticated page layout features like precision placing and rotating of text and/or images on a page, manual kerning of type, bezier curves polygons, precision placement of objects, layering with RGB and CMYK custom colors. The Scribus document file format is XML-based. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents can be recovered with a simple text editor.

To install it: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install scribus

scurl - SSL Command Line Downloader[edit]

To securely download files or webpages from the Internet on the command line, scurl is pre-installed in Whonix. Users should preference scurl over wget, since scurl enforces strong encryption and is less buggy.

To invoke scurl to download a file, simply run (replace the https:// example with the actual file location).

scurl --remote-name https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/8.0.2/tor-browser-linux64-8.0.2_en-US.tar.xz

This will download tor-browser-linux64-8.0.2_en-US.tar.xz to the user's current working directory.

Refer to the scurl entry for further examples and a complete description of this tool.

Video Editing[edit]

Kdenlive homepage with screenshots (Debian package). [6]

To install it: Start menu -> Applications -> System -> Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kdenlive

Additional Software[edit]

Users who are unsatisfied with the recommendations here can install other applications of their choosing; see Install Software.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. See also: RecordMyDesktop in Wikipedia with screenshot.
  2. KGpg wiki with screenshots.
  3. However, unrestricted access to the large number of codecs, along with the gstreamer and ffmpeg frameworks can expose the system to remote attacks. The risk is greater than with Tor Browser because the latter attempts to restrict codecs to a particular subset. No cookies are stored by VLC and no information is collected and sent. Original thread
  4. See also: Konsole in Wikipedia.
  5. See also: LibreOffice in Wikipedia.
  6. See also Kdenlive in wikipedia.

License[edit]

Whonix Software wiki page Copyright (C) Amnesia <amnesia at boum dot org>
Whonix Software wiki page Copyright (C) 2012 - 2018 ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP <adrelanos@riseup.net>

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see the wiki source code.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see the wiki source code for details.


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