Adobe Reader 9

Adobe Acrobat Reader 9

Adobe Acrobat Reader 9, while not exactly what you could call Puppy friendly weighing in at a hefty 58mb and may not be for everyone. Although if you are using a more up to date hardware you will find it very good. According to Adobe you should have a 1.3-GHz processor or higher, 512 MB of RAM and 985 MB of available hard-disk space.

Download (58mb):

Artha Thesaurus

Artha dictionary

Artha is an English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet. The version here was compiled for Puppy-431 and lacked a couple of dependencies for 412 that are included here. There is a lot more info for Artha on the forum.

For some reason there is no menu entry but if you drag the ‘artha.desktop’ file from ‘/usr/share/applications’ on to the desktop you can then run Artha from the desktop. The following was taken from another forum post regarding Artha.

If your computer has limited RAM, please note this is a "terminate & Stay resident" application so that it may be called up from any program using a hot-key combination. EDITED: Errata deleted. Per Artha thread, Right-clicking its taskbar icon enables closing the app completely.

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Artha dependencies for Puppy-412.
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Bluefish HTML Editor.

Fantastic HTML and programmers editor. 412 Collection was coded with this top notch and lightweight editor.

Download (259kb):

Adittional Function References for php, css, python.
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Foxit Reader

Foxit PDF Reader

Excellent PDF document reader. After install it becomes the default PDF reader.

Download (2054kb):

Microsoft Web Core Fonts

Microsoft Web Core Fonts

Thanks to Browserlinux for the 'Web' fonts, download and install the Microsoft Webcore Fonts with this script.

Download (0.5kb): Install_Microsoft_Webcore_Fonts.tar.gz

Open Office 3.2 Cutdown

Open Office 3.2 Cutdown

This version includes Wordprocessor, Spreadsheet and Presentation. Enough for most people.

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Open Office 3.2 Full

Open Office 3.2 Full

This is the full package, includes the above components plus the Database, Drawing and Formula.

Download (143mb):

Java Runtime Environment

Java Runtime Environment

JRE is required for some functions to work on both of the above versions.

Newer version + desktop shortcut.
Download (38mb):
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Open Office Dictionaries

Open Office Dictionaries

Here are the UK and US English dictionary extensions for Open Office. Many more can be downloaded from here.

Download (6377k): UK eng
Download (224k): US eng

SoftMaker Free Office 2012

Foxit PDF Reader

Here is the free updated version of the Softmaker Office Suite as a Pet Package.

  • FreeOffice TextMaker is more than just Word-compatible: It is not only great at document creation, but also at adding great-looking layouts and read docx format documents.
  • The FreeOffice PlanMaker spreadsheet is not only Excel-compatible, but convinces with ease-of-use, speed, and presentation-quality charts
  • And FreeOffice Presentations presents itself as a capable, easy to use alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint.

Get your free registration at Select download, fill in you details and you will be emailed your free registration.

Download (63mb):

Softmaker Office 2008 -

Softmaker Office 2008 Lite

Softmaker Office 2008

Unfortunately SoftMaker has discontinued SoftMaker Office 2008 and the free registration that goes with it and the free registration you get with the 2012 version does not work with the 2008 version (I’ve tried it, so don’t bother). However, if you have a SMO2008 registration it can be downloaded from here.

The good news. the 2012 version is even better and can read MS docx files. See above for download.



A fantastic dictionary for Puppy Linux with many more dictionaries available for download. Tarball includes dependencies. I have also packaged some UK English dictionaries into dotpets below.

Download (552kb): stardict-3.0.1-i486.tar.gz




Even if you exclusively use Puppy Linux, occasionally you need to view an MS help file in the chm format. Some books also come in this format. So download a copy of xchm.

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Xournal, A journal/sketching application

Xournal, A journal/sketching application

Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal or to other alternatives such as Jarnal, Gournal, and NoteLab. Can also open and annotate PDF documents.

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Xpad - Sticky Notes

Xpad - Sticky Notes

A very useful sticky notes package for your desktop.

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Lightweight crossplatform application for notes managment with simple interface. Please note that this app will appear in the 'Personal' menu.

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