Kontact – integrated personal information manager

KDE Kontact is a personal information manager and groupware software suite for KDE. It unites mature and proven applications including KMail, KAddressBook, KOrganizer, KNode, and KNotes.

Consequently, the package supports calendars, contacts, notes, to-do lists, news, and email. It uses KParts to embed the various applications into the container application.

The components of KDE Kontact are tailored to work well with each other. This results in features such as intuitive drag-and-drop between appointment handling, task lists and contacts.

KDE Kontact supports various groupware servers. When using these servers your workgroup has access to features like shared email folders, group task lists, calendar sharing, central addressbooks and meeting scheduling.

Features include:

Summary Component
Made for KDE Kontact. It provides both an overview of the other components and a selection of information gathered from the internet like weather info and headlines.

Mail Component
Provided by KMail. See our dedicated KMail portal page for information on its features.

Calendar Component
Provided by KOrganizer, a very mature KDE application, which has been extended with groupware functionality so that it can boost the communication within every workgroup.

Contacts Component
Provided by KAddressbook.

Features include:

  • Imports and exports to nearly every address book standard.
  • Supports multiple LDAP servers.
  • Intuitive printing using predefined and custom styles.
  • Integrates with Kopete (KDE’s plugin-based, multi-protocol instant messaging application).
  • Supports all international character sets.
  • Powerful search functions.
  • Completely customizable to your needs.
  • Easy to embed in other applications.

Notes Component

Features include:

  • Drag ‘n’ drop notes into emails.
  • Print notes.
  • Independent coloring of notes.
  • Integration with your desktop.

News Component
Provided by KNode, KDE’s default news reader. See our dedicated KNode portal page for information on its features.


KTimeTracker is the todo management and time tracking component of Kontact, the integrated Personal Information Manager from KDE.

Features include:

  • Organize your work like a todo-list.
  • Edit your task history.
  • Pause detection.

KitchenSync is the KDE frontend to the universal standard syncing solution OpenSync.

Website: userbase.kde.org/Kontact
Support: Mailing List
Developer: The Kontact Team
License: GNU GPL v2


KDE Kontact is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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