Lightweight Applications

From PowerDeveloper Library

In order to get the most out of your Efika MX device, it's important to choose lightweight applications in order to minimize your resource usage. The following is a list of some lightweight applications which are recommended. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list but it should give you some ideas! For an extremely comprehensive list, check out the | Arch Linux wiki

Desktop Environments

A desktop environment includes all the basics necessary for typical graphical computer usage, ie window management, file management, basic applications, system configuration etc.

Window Managers

Floating Window Managers

Floating window managers operate in the "traditional" way, allowing windows to occupy any position and size on the screen, including positions that overlap each other.

Tiling Window Managers

Tiling window managers tile windows in non-overlapping positions on the screen

Dynamic Window Managers

Dynamic window managers allow the user to change the window management on the fly and typically support tiling and floating, in addition to other methods.


  • Abiword
  • Gnumeric

Terminal Emulators

Web Browsers

  • Midori
  • Epiphany
  • uzbl
  • Jumanji
  • Luakit

Email Clients / Mail User Agents

  • Sylpheed
  • Claws Mail
  • Postler
  • Mutt (terminal-based)
  • Pine (terminal-based)

News Readers

  • Newsbeuter (terminal-based)

Music & Media Players

  • DeaDBeeF
  • Goggles Music Manager
  • cmus (terminal-based)

Image Viewers

  • Eye of Gnome (eog)
  • Feh

PDF Readers

  • Evince
  • Zathura