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Ports primarily for end-users

  • Accessibility (61) -- Ports to help disabled users.
  • Audio (904) -- Audio utilities - most require a supported sound card.
  • Deskutils (306) -- Various Desktop utilities.
  • Editors (324) -- Common text editors.
  • Finance (249) -- Monetary, financial and related applications.
  • Games (1233) -- Various and sundry amusements.
  • Graphics (1180) -- Graphics libraries and utilities.
  • Multimedia (470) -- Multimedia software.
  • Net-p2p (108) -- Peer to peer networking software.
  • Print (326) -- Utilities for dealing with printing.
  • Shells (46) -- Various shells (tcsh, bash, etc).
  • Textproc (1802) -- Text processing/search utilities.

Ports primarily for system administrators and developers

  • Archivers (236) -- Utilities for archiving and unarchiving data.
  • Databases (986) -- Database software.
  • Devel (5680) -- Software development utilities and libraries.
  • Emulators (190) -- Utilities for emulating other OS types.
  • Java (530) -- Java language support.
  • Lang (471) -- Computer languages.
  • Ports-mgmt (69) -- Utilities for managing ports and packages.
  • Security (1203) -- System security software.
  • Sysutils (1180) -- Various system utilities.

Ports relating to computer communications and the Internet

  • Comms (205) -- Communications utilities.
  • Dns (198) -- DNS client and server utilities.
  • Ftp (113) -- FTP client and server utilities.
  • Irc (140) -- Internet Relay Chat utilities.
  • Mail (772) -- Electronic mail packages and utilities.
  • Net (1562) -- Networking utilities.
  • Net-im (197) -- Instant messaging software.
  • Net-mgmt (343) -- Network management utilities.
  • News (91) -- USENET News support software.
  • Www (2993) -- WEB utilities (browsers, HTTP servers, etc).

Ports relating to the X Window System

  • X11 (515) -- X Window System based utilities.
  • X11-clocks (55) -- X Window System based clocks.
  • X11-drivers (48) -- X Window System drivers.
  • X11-fm (37) -- X Window System based file managers.
  • X11-fonts (240) -- X Window System fonts and font utilities.
  • X11-servers (12) -- X Window System servers.
  • X11-themes (157) -- X Window System themes.
  • X11-toolkits (278) -- X Window System based development toolkits.
  • X11-wm (138) -- X Window System window managers.

Ports relating to science and engineering

  • Astro (131) -- Applications related to astronomy.
  • Biology (94) -- Software related to biology.
  • Cad (103) -- Computer Aided Design utilities.
  • Math (720) -- Mathematical computation software.
  • Science (206) -- Scientific software.

Ports relating to human languages

  • Arabic (9) -- Ported software for the Arabic market.
  • Chinese (125) -- Ported software for the Chinese market.
  • French (25) -- Ported software for French countries.
  • German (33) -- Ported software for Germanic countries.
  • Hebrew (8) -- Ported software for Hebrew language.
  • Hungarian (13) -- Ported software for the Hungarian market.
  • Japanese (299) -- Ported software for the Japanese market.
  • Korean (39) -- Ported software for the Korean market.
  • Polish (21) -- Ported software for the Polish market.
  • Portuguese (17) -- Ported software for the Portuguese market.
  • Russian (49) -- Ported software for the Russian market.
  • Spanish (8) -- Ported software for the Spanish market.
  • Ukrainian (14) -- Ported software for the Ukrainian market.
  • Vietnamese (17) -- Ported software for the Vietnamese market.

Ports in virtual categories (secondary groupings to above)

  • Afterstep (26) -- Ports to support the AfterStep window manager.
  • Docs (20) -- Meta-ports for FreeBSD documentation.
  • Elisp (84) -- Things related to Emacs Lisp.
  • Enlightenment (38) -- Enlightenment Desktop environment.
  • Geography (110) -- Geography related ports.
  • Gnome (501) -- Components of the Gnome Desktop environment.
  • Gnustep (93) -- Software for GNUstep desktop environment.
  • Hamradio (81) -- Software for amateur radio.
  • Haskell (456) -- Software related to the Haskell language.
  • Ipv6 (344) -- IPv6 related software.
  • Kde (494) -- Software for the K Desktop Environment.
  • Kld (55) -- Kernel loadable modules.
  • Linux (232) -- Linux programs that can be run under binary compatibility.
  • Lisp (40) -- Things related to pure lisp.
  • Mate (34) -- Components of the MATE Desktop environment.
  • Mbone (2) -- Applications and utilities for the MBONE.
  • Parallel (33) -- Applications dealing with parallelism in computing.
  • Pear (529) -- Utilities/modules that fall into the PEAR system.
  • Perl5 (5272) -- Utilities/modules for the PERL5 language.
  • Plan9 (4) -- Software from the Plan9 operating system.
  • Python (2060) -- Software related to the Python language.
  • Ruby (156) -- Software related to the Ruby language.
  • Rubygems (1041) -- Packages for the RubyGems system.
  • Scheme (30) -- Software related to the Scheme language.
  • Tcl (70) -- TCL and packages which depend on it.
  • Tk (90) -- Tk and packages which depend on it.
  • Windowmaker (73) -- Ports to support the WindowMaker window manager.
  • Xfce (73) -- Ports to support the Xfce desktop environment.
  • Zope (252) -- Software related to the Zope platform.

All other ports

  • Benchmarks (85) -- Utilities for measuring system performance.
  • Converters (202) -- Format conversion utilities.
  • Misc (487) -- Miscellaneous utilities.
  • Palm (19) -- Software support for the Palm(tm) series.