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Ports primarily for end-users

  • Accessibility (52) -- Ports to help disabled users.
  • Audio (1005) -- Audio utilities - most require a supported sound card.
  • Deskutils (314) -- Various Desktop utilities.
  • Editors (301) -- Common text editors.
  • Finance (199) -- Monetary, financial and related applications.
  • Games (1259) -- Various and sundry amusements.
  • Graphics (1282) -- Graphics libraries and utilities.
  • Multimedia (518) -- Multimedia software.
  • Net-p2p (125) -- Peer to peer networking software.
  • Print (350) -- Utilities for dealing with printing.
  • Shells (50) -- Various shells (tcsh, bash, etc).
  • Textproc (2108) -- Text processing/search utilities.

Ports primarily for system administrators and developers

  • Archivers (279) -- Utilities for archiving and unarchiving data.
  • Databases (1181) -- Database software.
  • Devel (7458) -- Software development utilities and libraries.
  • Emulators (204) -- Utilities for emulating other OS types.
  • Java (562) -- Java language support.
  • Lang (503) -- Computer languages.
  • Ports-mgmt (71) -- Utilities for managing ports and packages.
  • Security (1502) -- System security software.
  • Sysutils (1455) -- Various system utilities.

Ports relating to computer communications and the Internet

  • Comms (234) -- Communications utilities.
  • Dns (241) -- DNS client and server utilities.
  • Ftp (121) -- FTP client and server utilities.
  • Irc (136) -- Internet Relay Chat utilities.
  • Mail (825) -- Electronic mail packages and utilities.
  • Net (1831) -- Networking utilities.
  • Net-im (218) -- Instant messaging software.
  • Net-mgmt (419) -- Network management utilities.
  • News (89) -- USENET News support software.
  • Www (3480) -- WEB utilities (browsers, HTTP servers, etc).

Ports relating to the X Window System

  • X11 (560) -- X Window System based utilities.
  • X11-clocks (56) -- X Window System based clocks.
  • X11-drivers (51) -- X Window System drivers.
  • X11-fm (39) -- X Window System based file managers.
  • X11-fonts (264) -- X Window System fonts and font utilities.
  • X11-servers (13) -- X Window System servers.
  • X11-themes (166) -- X Window System themes.
  • X11-toolkits (311) -- X Window System based development toolkits.
  • X11-wm (136) -- X Window System window managers.

Ports relating to science and engineering

  • Astro (138) -- Applications related to astronomy.
  • Biology (125) -- Software related to biology.
  • Cad (110) -- Computer Aided Design utilities.
  • Math (840) -- Mathematical computation software.
  • Science (253) -- Scientific software.

Ports relating to human languages

  • Arabic (9) -- Ported software for the Arabic market.
  • Chinese (111) -- Ported software for the Chinese market.
  • French (18) -- Ported software for French countries.
  • German (29) -- Ported software for Germanic countries.
  • Hebrew (8) -- Ported software for Hebrew language.
  • Hungarian (12) -- Ported software for the Hungarian market.
  • Japanese (302) -- Ported software for the Japanese market.
  • Korean (40) -- Ported software for the Korean market.
  • Polish (20) -- Ported software for the Polish market.
  • Portuguese (15) -- Ported software for the Portuguese market.
  • Russian (45) -- Ported software for the Russian market.
  • Spanish (7) -- Ported software for the Spanish market.
  • Ukrainian (13) -- Ported software for the Ukrainian market.
  • Vietnamese (17) -- Ported software for the Vietnamese market.

Ports in virtual categories (secondary groupings to above)

  • Afterstep (25) -- Ports to support the AfterStep window manager.
  • Docs (21) -- Meta-ports for FreeBSD documentation.
  • Elisp (85) -- Things related to Emacs Lisp.
  • Enlightenment (24) -- Enlightenment Desktop environment.
  • Geography (122) -- Geography related ports.
  • Gnome (476) -- Components of the Gnome Desktop environment.
  • Gnustep (99) -- Software for GNUstep desktop environment.
  • Hamradio (97) -- Software for amateur radio.
  • Haskell (553) -- Software related to the Haskell language.
  • Ipv6 (356) -- IPv6 related software.
  • Kde (525) -- Software for the K Desktop Environment.
  • Kld (57) -- Kernel loadable modules.
  • Linux (208) -- Linux programs that can be run under binary compatibility.
  • Lisp (38) -- Things related to pure lisp.
  • Mate (35) -- Components of the MATE Desktop environment.
  • Mbone (2) -- Applications and utilities for the MBONE.
  • Parallel (35) -- Applications dealing with parallelism in computing.
  • Pear (521) -- Utilities/modules that fall into the PEAR system.
  • Perl5 (5462) -- Utilities/modules for the PERL5 language.
  • Plan9 (3) -- Software from the Plan9 operating system.
  • Python (4155) -- Software related to the Python language.
  • Ruby (117) -- Software related to the Ruby language.
  • Rubygems (1494) -- Packages for the RubyGems system.
  • Scheme (28) -- Software related to the Scheme language.
  • Tcl (64) -- TCL and packages which depend on it.
  • Tk (79) -- Tk and packages which depend on it.
  • Windowmaker (71) -- Ports to support the WindowMaker window manager.
  • Xfce (73) -- Ports to support the Xfce desktop environment.
  • Zope (297) -- Software related to the Zope platform.

All other ports

  • Benchmarks (100) -- Utilities for measuring system performance.
  • Converters (227) -- Format conversion utilities.
  • Misc (538) -- Miscellaneous utilities.
  • Palm (17) -- Software support for the Palm(tm) series.