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Ports primarily for end-users

  • Accessibility (49) -- Ports to help disabled users.
  • Audio (1000) -- Audio utilities - most require a supported sound card.
  • Deskutils (316) -- Various Desktop utilities.
  • Editors (351) -- Common text editors.
  • Finance (215) -- Monetary, financial and related applications.
  • Games (1178) -- Various and sundry amusements.
  • Graphics (1339) -- Graphics libraries and utilities.
  • Multimedia (525) -- Multimedia software.
  • Net-p2p (110) -- Peer to peer networking software.
  • Print (358) -- Utilities for dealing with printing.
  • Shells (65) -- Various shells (tcsh, bash, etc).
  • Textproc (2380) -- Text processing/search utilities.

Ports primarily for system administrators and developers

  • Archivers (323) -- Utilities for archiving and unarchiving data.
  • Databases (1366) -- Database software.
  • Devel (9123) -- Software development utilities and libraries.
  • Emulators (189) -- Utilities for emulating other OS types.
  • Java (582) -- Java language support.
  • Lang (547) -- Computer languages.
  • Ports-mgmt (71) -- Utilities for managing ports and packages.
  • Security (1746) -- System security software.
  • Sysutils (1671) -- Various system utilities.

Ports relating to computer communications and the Internet

  • Comms (245) -- Communications utilities.
  • Dns (277) -- DNS client and server utilities.
  • Ftp (128) -- FTP client and server utilities.
  • Irc (137) -- Internet Relay Chat utilities.
  • Mail (1082) -- Electronic mail packages and utilities.
  • Net (2129) -- Networking utilities.
  • Net-im (212) -- Instant messaging software.
  • Net-mgmt (450) -- Network management utilities.
  • News (87) -- USENET News support software.
  • Www (4798) -- WEB utilities (browsers, HTTP servers, etc).

Ports relating to the X Window System

  • X11 (541) -- X Window System based utilities.
  • X11-clocks (44) -- X Window System based clocks.
  • X11-drivers (48) -- X Window System drivers.
  • X11-fm (37) -- X Window System based file managers.
  • X11-fonts (327) -- X Window System fonts and font utilities.
  • X11-servers (12) -- X Window System servers.
  • X11-themes (155) -- X Window System themes.
  • X11-toolkits (294) -- X Window System based development toolkits.
  • X11-wm (138) -- X Window System window managers.

Ports relating to science and engineering

  • Astro (145) -- Applications related to astronomy.
  • Biology (190) -- Software related to biology.
  • Cad (126) -- Computer Aided Design utilities.
  • Math (1078) -- Mathematical computation software.
  • Science (424) -- Scientific software.

Ports relating to human languages

  • Arabic (8) -- Ported software for the Arabic market.
  • Chinese (110) -- Ported software for the Chinese market.
  • French (16) -- Ported software for French countries.
  • German (24) -- Ported software for Germanic countries.
  • Hebrew (7) -- Ported software for Hebrew language.
  • Hungarian (11) -- Ported software for the Hungarian market.
  • Japanese (320) -- Ported software for the Japanese market.
  • Korean (41) -- Ported software for the Korean market.
  • Polish (15) -- Ported software for the Polish market.
  • Portuguese (11) -- Ported software for the Portuguese market.
  • Russian (40) -- Ported software for the Russian market.
  • Spanish (6) -- Ported software for the Spanish market.
  • Ukrainian (12) -- Ported software for the Ukrainian market.
  • Vietnamese (16) -- Ported software for the Vietnamese market.

Ports in virtual categories (secondary groupings to above)

  • Afterstep (22) -- Ports to support the AfterStep window manager.
  • Docs (21) -- Meta-ports for FreeBSD documentation.
  • Elisp (330) -- Things related to Emacs Lisp.
  • Enlightenment (23) -- Enlightenment Desktop environment.
  • Geography (128) -- Geography related ports.
  • Gnome (430) -- Components of the Gnome Desktop environment.
  • Gnustep (97) -- Software for GNUstep desktop environment.
  • Hamradio (104) -- Software for amateur radio.
  • Haskell (65) -- Software related to the Haskell language.
  • Kde (444) -- Software for the K Desktop Environment.
  • Kld (66) -- Kernel loadable modules.
  • Linux (230) -- Linux programs that can be run under binary compatibility.
  • Lisp (39) -- Things related to pure lisp.
  • Mate (36) -- Components of the MATE Desktop environment.
  • Mbone (1) -- Applications and utilities for the MBONE.
  • Net-vpn (31) -- Software related to virtual private networks
  • Parallel (37) -- Applications dealing with parallelism in computing.
  • Pear (1923) -- Utilities/modules that fall into the PEAR system.
  • Perl5 (5629) -- Utilities/modules for the PERL5 language.
  • Plan9 (3) -- Software from the Plan9 operating system.
  • Python (5747) -- Software related to the Python language.
  • Ruby (102) -- Software related to the Ruby language.
  • Rubygems (1956) -- Packages for the RubyGems system.
  • Scheme (29) -- Software related to the Scheme language.
  • Tcl (61) -- TCL and packages which depend on it.
  • Tk (79) -- Tk and packages which depend on it.
  • Windowmaker (62) -- Ports to support the WindowMaker window manager.
  • Xfce (78) -- Ports to support the Xfce desktop environment.
  • Zope (297) -- Software related to the Zope platform.

All other ports

  • Benchmarks (120) -- Utilities for measuring system performance.
  • Converters (241) -- Format conversion utilities.
  • Misc (579) -- Miscellaneous utilities.
  • Palm (1) -- Software support for the Palm(tm) series.