8.4:     Home productivity

See also 8.3: Office productivity

Money management

Open-source programs for managing personal finances are available that can import standard formats such as QIF.

Other common choices:

Multimedia management


DigiKam is an excellent management tool for photos. It is installed by default with MEPIS Linux 7.0, and can be found by clicking KMenu --> Graphics --> digiKam.

Other common choices:


Amarok is a powerful music management tool supplied by default with MEPIS Linux 7.0 and reached by clicking KMenu --> Multimedia --> Amarok.

Also included in MEPIS Linux 7.0 is a tool called ID3 Tags (Kid3), reached by clicking KMenu --> Multimedia --> More Applications, that allows you to edit the ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags in MP3 files efficiently. A handbook is available off the Help menu.

Other common choices:

List management

In addition to the installed spreadsheet OpenOffice.org Calc, a small intuitive program for home list-making called QuickList can be installed through Synaptic.


GRAMPS (Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System) is a free Software Project with a professional genealogy program and a Wiki. It can be run as a Knoppix LiveCD for testing purposes. Can use data files exported from other programs exported in the GEDCOM format.