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The biggest update to the platform yet with multi-touch, dark style, app sandboxing, and an all-new installer. OS 6 empowers you to be in control and express yourself, continues to innovate with new features, and is both easier to get and more inclusive than ever.Read the Announcement
Get free and paid apps on AppCenter, the open, pay-what-you-can app store for indie developers. Each app has been reviewed and curated by elementary to ensure a native, privacy-respecting, and secure experience.
Stay productive and focused with Multitasking View, Picture-in-Picture, Do Not Disturb, and more. Or keep work out of sight when watching videos or playing games.
Workspaces help organize your work by task. Keep work and play separate, but just one swipe or tap away.
Whether you’re watching a movie, game, or terminal process, Picture-in-Picture helps keep tabs on one thing while working on another.
Tune everything else out to stay focused on your work, or keep notifications at bay while watching a movie. Do Not Disturb stops notifications in their tracks.
elementary OS comes with a carefully considered set of apps that cater to everyday needs so you can spend more time using your computer and less time cleaning up bloatware.
Organize and listen to your music. Browse by album, use lightning-fast search, and build playlists of your favorites.
Surf the web with a fast & lightweight web browser. Web lets you use modern sites and web apps while protecting your privacy and being lighter on battery life.
Manage multiple accounts quickly and effortlessly with conversation-based email, fast-as-you-type search, new email notifications, and more.
Import, organize, and edit photos. Make a slideshow. Share with online services.
Smart and simple video viewing with a library, thumbnail previews on the seekbar, playlists, subtitle support, smart fullscreen, and the ability to resume what was last playing.
Easily view and create events. Sync with online accounts.
The smart pathbar makes it easy to browse with breadcrumbs, search, or path completion. Quickly navigate with the column view and enjoy browser-class tabs with smart features like tab history.
Switchable color schemes designed to prevent eye strain, browser-class tabs with history and smart naming, task-completion notifications, natural copy & paste, backlog search, paste protection, and more. Who says you can’t teach an old app new tricks?
Tailor-made with autosaving, project folders, Git integration, smart whitespace, EditorConfig support, Mini Map, Vala symbols, and extensions like Markdown shortcuts and Vim Emulation. Code will be the last editor you’ll ever need.
Easily snap pictures or video from your built-in or USB webcam.
Set per-user time limits for weekdays, weekends, or both.
Manage allowed websites. Rules affect all apps for the chosen user, even if they use a different web browser.
Choose just which apps are safe for you or your child to access. Plus, optionally allow access with your password.
Our platform itself is entirely open source, and it’s built upon a strong foundation of Free & Open Source software (like GNU/Linux). Plus, we actively collaborate within the ecosystem to improve it for everyone.Explore Our Stack
When source code is available to audit, anyone—a security researcher, a concerned user, or an OEM shipping the OS on their hardware—can verify that the software is secure and not collecting or leaking personal information.Security Notices
Whether your app could benefit from a new system feature or API or you’re curious as to how an existing feature or design pattern was built, you have complete access to our source code. Copy it, learn from it, remix it, modify it, and redistribute it.Get Involved
elementary OS is designed to be easy to understand and pick up as a new user. But that doesn’t mean it’s dumbed down; powerful, customizable keyboard shortcuts ensure you’ll stay productive whether it’s your first day or your thousandth.
elementary OS helps you keep tabs on what apps are up to. When an app is using your microphone, we display an indicator to let you know. When an app is using a lot of energy, we tell you in your power indicator.
When an app wants access to your data or devices, it has to ask up front. We review all AppCenter apps to ensure they’re properly using permissions—and you can always revoke them yourself in System Settings.
elementary OS automatically keeps your temporary and trashed files tidied up. Not only does this keep your device’s storage free, it can help ensure your private data doesn’t come back to haunt you.
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