Selected Software

There’s more than 1500 applications available to date (Update March 2016) for the Open Pandora and the list is growing every week as new software is released. Here’s our selection for the best software available for the Pandora. The goal is not to feature everything that is available, but the best of the best only. * C4A indicates “Compo4All” support to share high scores online and compete against other players in the pandora community. * Java indicates that the software requires Java support to be used.

Must-Have after Setup
* PNDManager (to install new applications easily) | Repo
* Java Runtime (to launch Java programs) | Repo
* Timidity Installer (to play Midi sounds used in many games) | Repo

Recommended Emulators
* DraStic (Nintendo DS) | Repo | Our Review | 2.0 Review
* PPSSPP (PSP Emulator) | Repo | Compatibility List | Review
* PCSX ReARMed (Playstation 1) | Repo | Review for DSP version
* gpsp (GameBoy Advance) | Repo
* Picodrive (MasterSystem/Genesis/Megadrive/SegaCD/32X) | Repo
* FBA with CAPEX (Arcade) | Repo
* Comp4All Mame (Arcade with online scoreboard function) | Repo | Interview | C4A
* Gngeo (SNK NeoGeo) | Repo
* Gambatte (GameBoy) | Repo
* 8Blitter (Sega Master System/Gamegear) | Repo
* Atari 800 EX (Atari 800) | Repo
* Stella (Atari 2600 VCS) | Repo
* GPFCE (Nintendo Entertainment System) | Repo
* Snes9x4P (SuperNES) | Repo
* Mupen64Plus 2.0 (Nintendo 64) | Repo
* Apple II (Apple II) | Repo
* Vice (Commodore 64) Repo
* BeebEm (BBC Micro) | Repo
* UAE4ARM (Amiga 500/1200) | Repo | Tutorial
* Hatari (Atari ST) | Repo
* DBGL (DOS PC) | Repo
* ScummVM (Adventure Games Interpreter) | Repo
* ResidualVM (Grim Fandago Game Interpreter) | Repo
* Apkenv (Play a few Android games in Linux) | Repo | Our Review
* GemRB (Bioware/Black Isle RPG Interpreter) | Repo
* Exult (Ultima VII files interpreter) | Repo
* QEMU (x86 machine emulator) | Repo
* Flashenv (Play flash games outside of the browser) | Repo
* Reicast (Dreamcast – not full speed) | Repo
* PX68K (Sharp X68000 emulator) | Repo

 Recommended Office Applications
* LibreOffice (Full Office suite) | Repo
* TaskWarrior (To Do List Manager) | Repo | Tutorial
* ProjectLibre (Project Manager) | Repo | Java
* Jstock (Stocks Market Tracking Tool) | Repo | Java
* R (Statistical Analysis Tool) | Repo
* Artha (Dictionary/Thesaurus) | Repo
* GnuCash (Finance Management) | Repo
* uPIM (PIM Manager) | Repo

Recommended Web Browsers
* Firefox (full desktop version, flash support) | Repo | Review
* QupZilla (Fast and flexible browser, no flash support) | Repo | Earlier Review | Latest Review
* Pale Moon (Firefox fork, flash support) | Repo
* Otter Browser (Opera-like browser) | Repo

Recommended Media Players
* SMPlayer2 (Video/Audio Player) | Repo
* Audacious (Audio Player with FLAC support) | Repo
* DeadBeef (Audio Player with FLAC support) | Repo
* XBMC (Universal Media Player) | Repo | Review

Recommended Game Ports (need original files)
* Jedi Knight II | Repo
* Jedi Knight Academy | Repo
* Return to Castle Wolfenstein | Repo
* Freespace | Repo
* Freespace 2 | Repo
* CannonBall (Remake of Outrun) | Repo | C4A
* OpenXCom (Xcom port) | Repo
* EDuke32 (Duke Nukem 3D port) | Repo
* Shadow Warrior (Shadow Warrior port) | Repo
* Darkplaces (Quake 1 port) | Repo
* Homeworld (Homeworld port) | Repo
* VVVVVV (VVVVVV port) | Repo
* nxengine (Cave Story port) | Repo
* Warcraft (Warcraft PC port) | Repo
* Out of this World (Another World port) | Repo
* REminiscence (Flashback port) | Repo
* The Ur-Quan Masters (Star Control II port) Repo
* Jagged Alliance II | Repo
* Stratagus (Warcraft II engine port) | Repo
* Dune Dynasty (Dune II port with many improvements) | Repo | Review
* Super Hexagon (Android port via apkenv) | Repo | C4A
* ZDoom (improved Doom engine) | Repo | Review
* Starcraft (port) | Repo | Review
* Diablo (port) | Repo
* Diablo II (port) | Repo
* Minecraft | Repo | News | Java
* Xash3D (Half Life 1 engine) | Repo | Review
* RVGL (Re-Volt engine) | Repo

Recommended Communication applications
* Pidgin (chat on google, facebook, msn networks) | Repo
* Claws Mail (Email Manager) | Repo
* Filezilla (FTP) | Repo
* Quassel (IRC chat) | Repo | Our Review
* V2C (Japanese boards (2-chan) browser) | Repo | Java
* Telegram Desktop | Repo

Recommended Games
* Boson-X (3D Platformer) | Repo | C4A
* Oolite (Elite Recreation) | Repo
* Mr Rescue | Repo | C4A
* Gods Deluxe | Repo| Our Review | Java
* Super Cars III | Repo | ReviewJavaC4A
* F1-Spirit | Repo | Article | C4A
* Space Rocks | RepoC4A
* Ghouls’n Ghosts Remix | Repo | C4A
* Super Geometry Dust (3D shooter) | Repo | Video
* A7Xpg (2D action) | Repo | C4A
* GunRoar (2D shooter) | Repo
* Tumiki Fighters (3D shooter) | Repo | C4A
* Mini Slug (Remake of Metal Slug) | Repo | C4A
* PARSEC47 (polygonal shooter) | Repo
* Prototype (2D shooter) | Repo | C4A
* Mari0 (mix of Mario 1 and Portal) | Repo
* Uplink (port with data files) | Repo
* OpenTTD (railroad Tycoon remake) | Repo
* Flappy Bird (clone) | Repo | C4A
* Minetest (Minecraft clone) | Repo
* Not Pacman (Weird Pacman clone) | Repo | C4A
* Pandora NubNub (Arcade Game) | Repo | C4A
* Forget Me Not (Modern Retro) | Repo | Video
* Pandora Microbes (Real Time Strategy) | Repo | Video | C4A
* PewPew 2 (3D shooter) | Repo
* Pushover (Puzzle) | Repo
* Squared! (Puzzle, 2048 clone) | Repo | Our Review C4A
* JumpMan (Arcade) | Repo
* Stepmania (Rythm game) | Repo | Our Review
* Gweled (Bejeweled clone) | Repo
* AquaVenture (Turn based Strategy) | Repo | Our Review
* Puzzletube (3D puzzle) | Repo | C4A
* Chaos Strikes Back (Dungeon Master port) | Repo
* Lopan (Shanghai clone) | Repo
* Eboard GNU Chess (Chess) | Repo
* Kagiru Sudoku | Repo
* Bomberman Collection | Repo
* Super Tux Cart (3D Racing) | Repo
* Widelands (Settlers-like) | Repo
* Project X : Forsaken (Descent-like) | Repo
* Snowman Reloaded (Platformer) | Repo
* Pandora NanoLemmings (Lemmings clone) | Repo
* GFMTSERFGJ | Repo
* GTA Freeware over QEmu | Repo
* Tanks of Freedom | Repo
* Wing Commander Saga | Repo
* My Little Investigations | Repo

Recommended Downloaders (Be responsible about what you D/L!)
* aMule (emule and KAD networks client) | Repo
* YtDownloader (Youtube videos Download tool) | Repo
* Transmission-qt (torrent client) | Repo
* Grabicasa (Picasa Albums Downloader) | Repo
* HakuNeko (Manga Downloader) | Repo
* HackerBooks (Programming Books Downloader) | Repo
* FileBot (Subtitles Downloader) | Repo | Java
* Bump3 (MP3 Aggregator) | Repo | Java
* HelloNZB (NZB files Downloader) | Repo | Java
* Gnutella (Gnutella network client) | Repo
* MGutenberg (Project Gutenberg Free Domain Ebooks Downloader) | Repo
* MPS (Stream and Download Music) | Repo | Review

Recommended RSS/Podcast clients
* RSSGuard (RSS cient + browser) | Repo
* gPodder (Audio/Video Podcasts Downloader + Player) | Repo

Recommended Audio Development Tools
* QTractor | Repo

Recommended Learning Tools
* Anki (Flashcards application) | Repo
* Courserian (Coursera courses downloader) | Repo

Recommended E-Readers
* Comix (digital comics/manga reader) | Repo
* CoolReader (ebook reader, many formats supported) | Repo
* FBReader (ebook reader, many formats supported) | Repo
* Bard (ebook voice reader) | Repo

Recommended Development tools
* Code::Blocks (C/C++/Py/Ruby/Perl) | Repo
* Arduino IDE (for Arduino controller boards) | Repo
* Geany (Code Editor, supporting many languages) | Repo
* SWI-Prolog | Repo

Recommended Utilities
* The Tube (YouTube Standlone Browser) | Repo
* Pandora Image Viewer | Repo
* Radiotray (listen to online radios) | Repo
* Game Soundtrack (Plays the music from your games) | Repo
* SpaceFM (File Manager) | Repo
* PandoraClock (Digital clock with time zones support) | Repo
* SpeedCrunch (Scientific calculator) | Repo
* mtPaint (Image editor) | Repo
* JDiskReport (Drive Usage Analyzer) | Repo | Java
* gedit (Text editor) | Repo
* QJoyPad (External Joystick Button Remapper) | Repo
* Master Control (HID device Emulator) | Repo
* Audacity (Audio Editor – note that Recording does not work) | Repo
* Asunder (Audio CD ripper) | Repo
* QWinFF (Audio/Video Converter) | Repo
* Clipit (Clipboard History Manager) | Repo
* CopyQ (Clipboard History Manager) | Repo
* Bitcoin (Virtual Currency Manager) | Repo
* Bittorrent Sync (folder synchronization between machines) | Repo
* Pandora System Info (tons of info on your system, RAM usage, disk usage, etc) | Repo
* Pandora Model Check (check what Pandora model you have) | Repo
* ImageJ (Picture editor) | Repo | Java
* Live System Info (real time system info) | Repo