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Gnome 3.10 applications

Gnome 3.10 has been released and apart from the various Gnome libraries, services and core parts that have been upgraded, we should take a look on the applications that are also an important part of Gnome.

How did the tools that we will be using every day evolved? What new exciting features and improvements consist the base for a greater Gnome experience? Let’s find out!

Note that the following is not a list of all applications that can run under Gnome, but only a list with the officially Gnome recognized apps. The changelogs are not precise nor complete, as only main/most important changes are cited.

Abiword Version 2.8.6 / Svn / Homepage
AbiWord is a free and open source software word processor.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:28:11
  • Abiword’s latest stable release was made available before Gnome 3.4, so there are no changes for this application.

Accerciser Version 3.8.2 / Git / Homepage
Accerciser is an interactive Python accessibility explorer for the GNOME desktop.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:27:48
  • Latest Accerciser is 3.8.2

Banshee Version 2.6.1 / Git / Homepage
Play and organize your media collection
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:27:07
  • A minor bugfix version was released on this circle bringing lots of bug fixes mainly

Deja Dup Version 27.3.1 / LaunchPad / Homepage
Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the backend.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:27:25
  • Fix optional System Settings panel to work with GNOME 3.8 and above
  • Fix unit tests on 32-bit systems
  • Updated some translations

F-Spot Version 0.8.2 / Git / Homepage
F-Spot is a full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:28:54
  • F-Spot’s latest stable release was made available before Gnome 3.4, so there are no changes for this application.

gThumb Version 3.2.0 / Git / Homepage
gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. It also includes an importer tool for transferring photos from cameras.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:29:20
  • Latest gThumb was released before 3.8, so there are no changes for this application

Gnome Clocks Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Clocks applications for GNOME
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:29:35
  • Added geolocation support
  • Added a user manual
  • User interface small improvements and tweaks
  • Added analogic progress to stopwatch and timer
  • Adapted to the latest GTK+ and Vala changes
  • Now using latest libgweather
  • Reworked selection design
  • Many bugs fixed and translations updated


Gnome Photos Version 3.10 beta1 / Git / Homepage
Access, organize and share your photos on GNOME
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:30:25
  • Got rid of the WM’s titlebar
  • Support accessing photos from Flickr and implemented thumbnailing fot it
  • Replaced GdHeaderBar with GtkHeaderBar and GdStack with GtkStack
  • Support pushing pictures to DLNA renderers
  • Support rubber band selection
  • Many bug fixes and translation updates
Gnome Music Version 3.10 RC / Git / Homepage
Music player and management application
  • Music makes its debut in 3.10
  • Added AppData description
  • Icons are now RTL-compatible
  • Notifications All views can be filtered via search button or Ctrl+F shortcut appear during the playback
Gnome Software Version 3.9.3 / Git / Homepage
GNOME Software Tools
  • Software makes its debut in 3.10 with this first release being an early technical preview designed for people to test it and file bugs.
Gnome Maps Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
A simple GNOME 3 maps application
  • Maps makes its debut in 3.10
  • Provide an AppData file for GNOME software center
  • Extensive work in search functionality
  • Draw window decorations client-side, following the new GNOME3 trend
Gimp Version 2.8.6 / Git / Homepage
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:33:21
  • Mainly bug fixes since 2.8 that was available since GS 3.6
Gnome Documents Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Documents is a document manager application designed to work with GNOME 3.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:33:54
  • Rounded corners for the titlebar
  • Utilize intltool 0.50 gsettings support
  • Ported to GtkHeaderBar, GtkStack and GtkRevealer
  • Use the new selection toolbar pattern
  • Add support for documents on an OwnCloud share
  • Support previewing of password-protected PDFs
  • Ported to gnome-online-miners for remote accounts
  • Added page navigation with Left/Right buttons
  • Added tooltips for preview navbar buttons
Gnome Tweak Tool Version 3.10 RC / Git / Homepage
A tool to customize advanced GNOME 3 options.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:34:08
  • Ship an appdata file
  • Use client side decorations
  • Complete UI redesign based on GNOME3  with specialized ui work for certain tweaks
  • Tweaks can now depend on other tweaks being enabled
  • Better tweak names and descriptions
  • Improved search results for gsettings tweaks
Gnote Version 3.9.3 / Git / Homepage
Gnote is a port of Tomboy to C++. It is the same note taking application, including most of the add-ins.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:34:29
  • New addins: Special Notes, ReadOnly and Statistics
  • Preferences dialog is now more compact
  • Can be run in Wayland
  • Added a menu item and accelerator for renaming notebook
  • Added shell search provider
  • Many bug fixes and translation updates
Gnumeric Version 1.12.8 / Git / Homepage
The Gnome Office Spreadsheet
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:34:41
  • Better ODF support
  • Better xlsx import/export functionality
  • Tons of fixes
Inkscape Version 0.48.4 / LaunchPad / Homepage
Inkscape is an SVG-based graphics editor featuring alpha blending, node editing, SVG to PNG export, and more.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:35:23
Devhelp Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
API documentation browser.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:35:56
  • Many bug fixes and updated translations
Glade Version 3.15.4 / Git / Homepage
Glade is a RAD tool to enable quick & easy development of user interfaces for the GTK+ toolkit and the GNOME desktop environment.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:36:14
  • Many small and big user interface fixes and tweaks
  • GTK+ updates
  • Added GtkOverlay, GtkListBox and GtkApplicationWindow support
  • Improved Drag&Drop support, made inspector a drag source
  • Tons of bug fixes
Simple Scan Version 3.10 beta2 / LaunchPad
A really easy way to scan both documents and photos. You can crop out the bad parts of a photo and rotate it if it is the wrong way round. You can print your scans, export them to pdf, or save them in a range of image formats.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:36:23
  • Added appdata file
  • Add support for Samsung devices that don’t use the standard SANE
    field names
  • Ability to compile with Vala debugging info
  • Added JPEG quality settings and set ICC profile and density units for JPEG files
Anjuta Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Anjuta DevStudio is a versatile software development studio featuring a number of advanced programming facilities including project management, application wizard, interactive debugger, source editor, version control, GUI designer, profiler and many more tools.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:36:50
  • Various bug fixes across many different plugins, including git, debug-manager,
    document-manager, symbol-db glade, project-wizard and libanjuta.
  • Several updates to the git plugin, including an integrated diff viewer in the
    status pane.
  • The beginnings of a Windows port.
  • The document manager has a Close Others option accessible by right clicking
    on a document tab that will close all but the selected document.
  • Many big fixes and translation updates
Cheese Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Take photos and videos with your webcam, with fun graphical effects
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:40:47
  • Many user interface improvements
  • More comprehensive documentation
  • Removal of many deprecated items
  • Tons of bug fixes
  • Translation additions and updates
Ekiga Version 4.0.1 / Git / Homepage
Ekiga is an open source SoftPhone, Video Conferencing and Instant Messenger application over the Internet.
  • Latest stable version was released before GS 3.8, so there are no changes for this application
Evolution Version 3.10 RC / Git / Homepage
Evolution provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop.
  • User documentation improvements
  • Toggle sidebar using the keyboard
  • Make the “Headers” print dialog tab actually work
  • Heavily refactor MessageList and ETreeModel
  • Remove lots of unused legacy APIs
  • Merged [mark-all-read] plugin into core code
  • Lots of bug fixes
File Roller Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
File Roller is an archive manager for the GNOME desktop environment,
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:42:32
  • Better password handling
  • Better progress and message dialogs
  • Use a GtkPlacesSidebar for the sidebar
  • Many bug fixes and translation updates
Gedit Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:42:50
  • Add new Highlight Mode dialog
  • Various bugfixes and improvements to the filebrowser and the
    external tools plugins
  • Use the GtkSourceView search and replace API
  • Implemented regular expression search
  • Many new and updated translations
Gnome Boxes Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:43:03
  • Apply correct style to enable rounded corners in latest gnome-shell
  • Use latest Vala
  • Provide an AppData file for GNOME software center
  • Switch to client-side decoration in preparation for 3.10 wayland tech demo
  • Add support for import of ready-made disk images
  • Tons of bug fixes and translation updates
Orca Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Screen reader for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
  • Updated manual
  • Improved support for presenting GtkListBox, GtkListBox items, and
    their child widgets
  • Handle text selection events that cross into a different page
  • Present the Evince caret-navigation infobar
  • Begin migration of Orca’s Evolution script to use Orca’s WebKitGtk
  • Many fixes and translation updates
Gnome Network Tool Version 3.8.1 / Git
Graphical front-ends to various networking command-line.
  • Net tool’s latest stable release was made available before Gnome 3.8, so there are no changes for this application.
Rhythmbox Version 3 / Git / Homepage
Music playback and management application.
  • Plugins now use Python 3
  • New task progress display below the track list
  • Support for composer tags
  • Restyled playback controls
  • Better use of RTL icons where appropriate
  • Separate CBR and VBR encoding styles with different sets
    of exposed properties
  • Tons of bug fixes and translation updates
Seahorse Version 3.8.0 / Git / Homepage
A password and encryption key manager.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:44:48
  • Add a shell search provider for passwords and keys
  • Start using vala for internal interfaces
  • Translation updates and bug fixes
Shotwell Version 0.14 / Yorba / Homepage
A popular photo organizer for the GNOME desktop.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:45:04
  • Shotwell’s latest stable release was made available before Gnome 3.8, so there are no changes for this application.
Sound Juicer Version 3.5 / Git / Homepage
A lean and friendly audio CD extractor for GNOME.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:45:27
  • The latest stable version was already available under GS 3.6
Tomboy Version 1.15.2 / Git / Homepage
Take notes, link ideas, and stay organized.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:45:49
  • Add preference for startup notes
  • Fix HTML export with colon
  • Compatibility fix for Rainy
Gnome Notes/Bijiben Version 3.10 RC / Git / Homepage
Bijiben is a note editor designed to remain simple to use
Screenshot from 2013-09-25 15:35:10
  • Added appdata
  • Updated documentation
  • New designs for toolbars and main window
  • Initial ownCloud support and revisit architecture
  • Many bug fixes, code cleanup and translation updates
Gnome Weather Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Take notes, link ideas, and stay organized.
Screenshot from 2013-09-25 15:33:44
  • User interface updates
  • Use of spinner when refreshing
  • TheAdded a welcome screen for the first launch
  • The application is now DBus activated
  • Includes a new application icon, designed specifically
    for gnome-weather
Vinagre Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Remote desktop viewer.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:46:05 
  • Better credencials handling
  • Fixed many bugs
  • Updated translations and documentation

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  • Luya Tshimbalanga

    Missing is Notes aka bijiben.

    • billtoulas

      This and Gnome Weather will be added soon :)

  • Rene Bon Ciric

    I like gnome-db a lot:

  • Khurshid Alam

    What happened to gnome calendar? Did it make it?

  • JonthueM

    I upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 and really did not find most of the tools here on it. How would I go about getting the gnome tools?