Top Linux Apps


  • GNU Core Utilities

    Free Linux Website

    The GNU Core Utilities or coreutils is a package of GNU software containing many of the basic tools, such as cat, ls, and rm, needed for Unix-like operating systems. It is a combination of a number of earlier packages, including textutils, shellutils, and fileutils, along with some other miscellaneous utilities.

     

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  • Zotero

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Chrome Safari ... Microsoft Office Word Google Drive - Docs LibreOffice Firefox Website

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

     

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  • Guake terminal

    Free Linux BSD Website

    Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome (in the style of Yakuake for KDE, Tilda or the terminal used in Quake). Guake is already package by a number of distribution (among them are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux).

     

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  • vim-anywhere

    Free Mac Linux Website

    Sometimes, you edit text outside of Vim. These are sad times. Enter vim-anywhere!.

     

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  • fzf

    Free Mac Windows Linux Vim Website

    fzf is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder.

    • No dependencies
    • Blazingly fast
    • The most comprehensive feature set
    • Flexible layout using tmux panes
    • Batteries included
    • Vim/Neovim plugin, key bindings and fuzzy auto-completion

     

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  • Kdenlive

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE Website

    Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor compatible most recent video technologies. It is completely free, and open-source as defined by the GNU foundation.

     

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  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS Website

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

     

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  • Tilix

    Free Linux Website

    Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features:

    • Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically.
    • Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows.
    • Terminals can be detached into a new window via drag and drop.
    • Input can be synchronized between terminals so commands typed in one terminal are replicated to the others.
    • The grouping of terminals can be saved and loaded from disk.
    • Terminals support custom titles.
    • Color schemes are stored in files and custom color schemes can be created by simply creating a new file.
    • Transparent background.
    • Supports notifications when processes are completed out of view. Requires the Fedora notification patches for VTE.

     

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  • Compiz

    Free Linux Website

    Compiz is a compositing manager adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view.

     

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  • Baobab

    Free Linux BSD FreeBSD GNOME Homebrew Website

    Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical, menu-driven application to analyse disk usage on Linux. Disk Usage Analyzer can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote).

    It also auto-detects in real-time any changes made to your home directory as far as any mounted/unmounted device. Disk Usage Analyzer also provides a full graphical treemap window for each selected folder.

     

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  • Syncthing

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored.

     

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  • balenaEtcher

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.

    FEATURES

    Validated Burning - No more writing images on corrupted cards and wondering why your device isn't booting.
    Hard Drive Friendly - Makes drive selection obvious to avoid wiping your entire hard-drive
    Beautiful Interface - Who said burning SD cards has to be an eyesore.
    Open Source - Made with JS, HTML, node.js and Electron. Dive in and contribute!
    Cross Platform - Works for everyone, no more complicated install instructions.

     

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  • Wine

    Free Mac Linux Android Android Tablet BSD Website

    Wine is a free, open source application for running Windows software on operating systems that are normally not supported. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows.

    Go here to check whether a specific application is compatible with Wine: http://bit.ly/7jTCwU

     

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  • grep

    Free Mac Windows Linux Haiku Website

    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

     

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  • SimpleScreenRecorder

    Free Linux Website

    SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly. The recording can be paused and resumed at any time. Many different file formats and codecs are supported, and easy to add more.

    Created 2012-13 and currently maintained code: https://github.com/MaartenBaert/ssr -- but also prepackaged for most popular linux distros.

     

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  • Nemo

    Free Linux Website

    Nemo is the official file manager for the Small Linux Mint iconLinux Mint operating system running the Small Cinnamon iconCinnamon desktop. It re-introduced several features removed from the file manager Nautilus, from which it originated.

     

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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

     

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  • less

    Free Mac Linux BSD Website

    Less is a free, open-source file pager. It can be found on most versions of Linux, Unix and Mac OS, as well as on many other operating systems.

     

  • youtube-dl

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PC-BSD Website

    A small command-line program to download videos from Small YouTube iconYouTube and many other sites.

     

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  • pandoc

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Pandoc is a Haskell library for converting from one markup format to another, and a command-line tool that uses this library.

    If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife. Need to generate a man page from a markdown file? No problem. LaTeX to Docbook? Sure. HTML to MediaWiki? Yes, that too. Pandoc can read markdown and (subsets of) reStructuredText, HTML, and LaTeX, and it can write plain text, markdown, reStructuredText, HTML, LaTeX, ConTeXt, PDF, RTF, DocBook XML, OpenDocument XML, ODT, GNU Texinfo, MediaWiki markup, groff man pages, EPUB ebooks, and S5 and Slidy HTML slide shows. PDF output (via LaTeX) is also supported with the included markdown2pdf wrapper script.

     

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  • GoldenDict

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Website

    GoldenDict is an open-source dictionary program for PC computers that gives translations of words and phrases for different languages. It allows use of several popular dictionary file formats simultaneously.

    A free, ad-sponsored, mobile version is available for Android devices. It fully supports Lingvo, Babylon, StarDict, Lingoes and Dictd dictionary files.

     

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  • Dropbox

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS Windows S Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire Website

    Worlds leading online storage and file sync service. You get 2GB free. Apps for all major platforms.

     

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  • VirtualBox

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris Website

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

    Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

    Virtualbox is available in 28 languages.

     

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  • Stellarium

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
    It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

     

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  • ranger

    Free Mac Linux BSD Cygwin Website

    ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory hierarchy. The secondary task of ranger is to psychically guess which program you want to use for opening particular files.

    Design Goals

    • An easily maintainable file manager in a high level language
    • A quick way to switch directories and browse the file system
    • Keep it small but useful, do one thing and do it well
    • Console based, with smooth integration into the unix shell

    Features

    • UTF-8 Support (if your python copy supports it)
    • Multi-column display
    • Preview of the selected file/directory
    • Common file operations (create/chmod/copy/delete/...)
    • Renaming multiple files at once
    • VIM-like console and hotkeys
    • Automatically determine file types and run them with correct programs
    • Change the directory of your shell after exiting ranger
    • Tabs, Bookmarks, Mouse support

     

  • qutebrowser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    An actively developped, keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI, inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl. It’s based on Python, PyQt5 and QtWebKit and free software, licensed under the GPL.

     

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  • Okular

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Okular is a universal document viewer developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, *BSD, etc.

     

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  • nomacs

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    nomacs is a free image viewer for windows, linux, and mac systems, which is licensed under the GNU Public License v3. nomacs is small, fast and able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible. It allows to compare images and spot the differences (e.g. schemes of architects to show the progress).

     

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  • Joplin

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Chrome Termux Firefox Website

    An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.

     

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  • cURL

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Cygwin ... Haiku Website

    cURL is a computer software project providing a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols with URL syntax: supporting FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE. cUrl supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, kerberos, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication, file transfer resume, http proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.

     

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  • MPV

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... Xfce Website

    MPV is an audio and movie player based on Small MPlayer iconMPlayer and Small mplayer2 iconmplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more.

    • Streamlined CLI options
      MPlayer's options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable.
    • On Screen Controller
      While mpv has no official GUI, it has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement.
    • High quality video output
      mpv has an OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features loved by videophiles, such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more.
    • GPU video decoding
      mpv leverages the FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decoding acceleration.
    • Embeddable
      A straightforward C API was designed from the ground up to make mpv usable as a library and facilitate easy integration into other applications.

     

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  • GParted

    Free Linux Website

    Extremely powerful partition manager. Copy, clone partitions. Can also resize NTFS Windows partitions.

     

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  • Easystroke

    Free Linux Website

    Easystroke is a gesture-recognition application for X11. Gestures or strokes are movements that you make with you mouse (or your pen, finger etc.) while holding down a specific mouse button. Easystroke will execute certain actions if it recognizes the stroke; currently easystroke can emulate key presses, execute shell commands, hold down modifiers and emulate a scroll wheel. The program was designed with Tablet PCs in mind and can be used effectively even without access to a keyboard. Easystroke tries to provide an intuitive and efficient user interface, while at the same time being highly configurable and offering many advanced features.

     

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  • dmenu

    Free Linux Website

    dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

     

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  • Rofi

    Free Linux Website

    Rofi started as clone of simpleswitcher, written by Sean Pringle a popup window switcher roughly based on superswitcher. Simpleswitcher laid the foundations and therefor Sean Pringle deserves most of the credit for this tool. Rofi, renamed as it lost the simple property, has been extended with extra features, like a run-dialog, ssh-launcher and can act as a drop-in dmenu replacement, making it a very versatile tool. Rofi, like dmenu, will provide the user with a textual list of options where one or more can be selected. This can either be, running an application, selecting a window or options provided by an external script.

     

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  • Synaptic

    Free Linux Debian Xfce Website

    Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.

    * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages.
    * Upgrade your whole system.
    * Manage package repositories (sources.list).
    * Find packages by name, description and several other attributes.
    * Select packages by status, section, name or a custom filter.
    * Sort packages by name, status, size or version.
    * Browse all available online documentation related to a package.

     

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  • Vivaldi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Website

    A browser for our friends. Fast, feature rich and highly customizable that puts the users first.

     

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  • Vim

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... OpenSolaris Website

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.

     

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  • calibre

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.

    Calibre can sort the books in your library by title, author, date added, date published, size, rating, or series, along with extra metadata such as tags and personal comments. You can easily search your book collection for a particular book, based on any of this information. Calibre can also go onto the internet to find online books based on existing title/author or ISBN information.

    In addition, Calibre also:
    -syncs to your ebook reader
    -downloads news from the internet and converts it into ebook form
    -offers a ebook viewer that can display all major ebook formats

    Features:

    Library Management
    E-book conversion
    Syncing to e-book reader devices
    Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
    Built-in e-book viewer
    Content server for online access to your book collection
    E-book editor for the major e-book formats

     

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