Essential apps for everyday Linux use

These are apps I use daily for working from home on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. All should be compatible with other Linux distros.


  • BleachBit

    Free Mac Windows Linux Blackberry PortableApps.com Website

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk.

    Rid your system of old clutter including cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, temporary files, and broken shortcuts.

    Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean Small Adobe Acrobat Reader DC  iconAdobe Acrobat Reader DC , APT, Bash, Small Beagle iconBeagle, Small Chromium iconChromium, Epiphany, Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox, Flash, GIMP, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Internet Explorer, Java, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Opera, RealPlayer, Safari, Second Life viewer, Small Skype iconSkype, VIM, XChat, Yum, and more.

    BleachBit has never bundled any junk like browser toolbars.

     

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  • Pale Moon

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux focusing on efficiency and ease of use.

    Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's speed*, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Haiku Xbox Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.

     

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  • Bitwarden

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome Microsoft SQL Server Tor Browser Bundle Safari Opera Mono Brave Firefox Website

    Bitwarden is the easiest and safest way to store your logins and passwords across all of your devices (iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Windows, Mac, Linux, and more). Bitwarden is FREE and open source.

     

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  • balenaEtcher

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS 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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  • PeaZip

    Free Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.

     

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  • COMODO Antivirus

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Website

    Comodo Antivirus eliminates viruses, spyware, and other malware from desktops and networks.
    Obliterate viruses and malware without hogging your PCs resources:
    Detects, blocks, and destroys viruses,
    immediate feedback on suspicious files,
    protects with On Access scanning,
    schedule your scans, daily automatic updates.

    It is also available on Android with the name Small Comodo Mobile Security iconComodo Mobile Security

     

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  • qBittorrent

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Website

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to Small µTorrent iconµTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

    qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

    Features

    Polished ĀµTorrent-like User Interface

    Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
    Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
    Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)

    All Bittorrent extensions
    DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, ...

    Remote control through a Web user interface
    Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax

    Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
    Torrents queueing and prioritizing
    Torrent content selection and prioritizing

    Natively integrated: When Downloads Completes Options (no need for additional script or plug-in)
    Exit, Suspend, Hibernate, Shutdown

    UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support

    Available in ~41 languages (Unicode support)

    Torrent creation tool

    Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)

    Bandwidth scheduler

    IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)

    IPv6 compliant

    Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order")

    Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

     

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  • Firefox Nightly

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome OS ... Android Tablet Kindle Fire Website

    My favorite browser. It's more trustworthy and functional than Chrome. Below is the list of addons I use:
    AdNauseum: uBlock Origin ad blocker with a few tweaks. Open source and does its job well.
    Auto Tab Discard: helps RAM management.
    Bitwarden: the best password manager. Open source, encrypted, cross-plat
    Bloody Vikings: because I don't always want to give out my email
    Chameleon: security, and it fixes most sites that want the user to use Chrome.
    Cite This for Me: for class
    CloudHole: because Captcha's a bitch
    Cookiebro: privacy/security
    Decentraleyes: privacy/security
    Don't Touch My Tabs: privacy/security
    Emoji Keyboard
    Faster Pageload
    HTTPZ: privacy/security
    MEGA.nz: cloud management
    Neat URL
    Netcraft Extension: security
    NoScript: privacy/security/speed
    Privacy Possum: privacy/security
    Tampermonkey
    Temporary Containers
    Terms of Service; Didn't Read: so you'll know how exactly websites are using your data. This is a community-run service, consider contributing site descriptions if you like it.
    xBookmarkSync

     

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  • Internet

    Apps for accessing the internet

  • Thunderbird

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Website

    My favorite standard email client. Free and open source, supports extensions, and is backed by Mozilla. I only use this for my business emails -- I use Electron Mail for my personal.

     

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