My Productive Linux Setup

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  • Workrave

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Please refer to the feature comparison for a complete list of features, and how the program performs with respect to other programs on the market. The program runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.


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  • Blanket

    Free Linux Website

    Improve focus and increase your productivity by listening to different sounds. Or allows you to fall asleep in a noisy environment.


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  • QOwnNotes

    Free Mac Windows Linux Qt Website

    Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.


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  • Huginn

    Free Windows Linux Self-Hosted Slack Website

    Huginn is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Huginn's Agents create and consume events, propagating them along a directed graph. Think of it as a hackable version of IFTTT or Zapier on your own server. You always know who has your data. You do.


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  • Super Productivity

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android Website

    The simple free flexible ToDo List / Time Tracker / personal Jira and Github Task Manager.


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  • Kamoso

    Free Linux Website

    Kamoso is a simple and friendly program to use your camera.


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  • nomacs

    Free Windows Linux Website

    nomacs is a small, fast image viewer 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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  • SpeedCrunch

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    SpeedCrunch is a free, fast, high precision open source algebraic calculator with an intuitive interface and a extensive list of features, including:
    Unlimited Variables,
    Syntax Highlighting,
    Functions, with 'Automagic' Completion,
    50 Decimal Precision,
    Input History
    and more...


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  • Zeal

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Zeal is a simple offline API documentation browser inspired by Dash (OS X app), available for Linux and Windows.

    • Quickly search documentation using Alt+Space (or customised) hotkey to display Zeal from any place in your workspace.
    • Search in multiple sets of documentation at once.
    • Don't be dependent on your internet connection.


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  • Xournal++

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Chrome OS Android Tablet Self-Hosted Website

    Xournal++ is a hand note taking software written in C++ with the target of flexibility, functionality and speed.


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  • Filelight

    Free Windows Linux BSD Website


    Scan local, remote or removable disks.
    Configurable color schemes.
    File system navigation by mouse clicks.
    Information about files and directories on hovering.
    Files and directories can be copied or removed directly from the context menu.
    Integration into Konqueror and Krusader.


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  • Curtail

    Free Linux Flatpak Website

    Curtail (previously ImCompressor) is a useful image compressor, supporting PNG and JPEG file types. It support both lossless and lossy compression modes with an option to whether keep or not metadata of images. It is inspired by Small Trimage iconTrimage and Image-Optimizer.

    Supported formats: PNG, JPEG


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  • Webapp Manager

    Free Linux Linux Mint Manjaro Linux Website

    Are you often struggling to find a particular website among the many browser windows and tabs already opened? Do you wish you could easily just launch your favorite websites and have them run in their own window as if they were desktop applications?

    If so, Peppermint has the solution. They have a tool called “ICE” which is dedicated to turning your favorite websites into standalone applications. In fact, they’ve had that solution for a while since ICE was initially developed in 2010!

    Fast forward 10 years and we’re planning to solve the same problem. We’re a little bit late to the party but we’re excited to bring our contribution. We started talks with Peppermint and we’re currently trying to figure out the best way to work together.

    We started a project called Web App Manager which features:

    A new icon and generic name
    A new user interface
    100% back and forth compatibility with ICE
    A split backend to make it easy for ICE and Web App manager to use the same codebase if they both want to retain separate UIs.
    The ability to edit Web applications
    Icon theme support with icons automatically guessed for popular websites
    Improved favicon downloads (including support for
    The ability to show or hide the Firefox navigation bar
    Full translation support for all major languages (at the time of release)

    Once you create a “Web Application” you can launch your website directly from the application menu. It runs in its own window and with its own browser profile. This makes it easy to switch to it using the panel or the Alt-tab selector. And you can pin it to your panel to make it even easier to launch or to access.


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  • RSIBreak

    Free Linux Website

    RSIBreak is a small utility to remind you to take regular short breaks. Repetitive Strain Injury is an illness which can occur as a result of continuous work with a mouse and keyboard. The risk of suffering injury increases the longer users work without breaks.


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  • Joplin

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

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


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  • Manuskript

    Free Mac Windows Linux FLATHUB Website

    Open-source tool for writers. With outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.


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  • wxHexEditor

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Hex Editor. Support editing or comparing (diff) very large files up to 2^64 bytes. Cross-platform Linux, Mac OS, Windows.


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  • DBeaver

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Eclipse Java Website

    DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.

    Usability is the main goal of this project, program UI is carefully designed and implemented.
    It is based on open source framework and allows writing of various extensions (plugins).
    It supports any database having a JDBC driver.
    It may handle any external data source which may or may not have a JDBC driver.
    There is a set of plugins for certain databases (MySQL, DB2, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra and Redis in version 3.x) and different database management utilities (ER diagrams, data migration, metadata editors, etc).


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  • Zenmap

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Zenmap is the official cross-platform GUI for the Nmap Security Scanner. It is free and runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, etc. Zenmap aims to make Nmap easy for beginners to use while providing advanced features for experienced Nmap users. Frequently used scans can be saved as profiles to make them easy to run repeatedly. A command creator allows interactive creation of Nmap command lines. Scan results can be saved and viewed later. Saved scan results can be compared with one another to see how they differ. The results of recent scans are stored in a searchable database.


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  • Redshift

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime.

    During twilight and early morning, the color temperature transitions smoothly from night to daytime temperature to allow your eyes to slowly adapt. At night the color temperature should be set to match the lamps in your room. This is typically a low temperature at around 3000K-4000K. During the day, the color temperature should match the light from outside, typically around 5500K-6500K. The light has a higher temperature on an overcast day.


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  • gpick

    Free Linux Website

    A color picker and color scheme creation tool.

    Create palettes from images
    , Color scheme creation tools
    , Fast color picking
    , Magnification
    , Colors automatically named - Closest color name is found using CIE94 color difference function, which is closer to the way humans interpret color differences, than difference of red, green and blue color amounts.

    Export to following formats:
    Inkscape/Gimp Palette (.gpl)
    , Adobe Swatch Exchange (
    , Alias/WaveFront Material (*.mtl)

    Import from following formats:
    Inkscape/Gimp Palette (.gpl)
    , Adobe Swatch Exchange (

    Picked colors can be copied to clipboard in multiple formats
    Hexadecimal notation - #rrggbb
    , Functional RGB notation - rgb(red, green, blue)
    , Functional HSL notation - hsl(hue, saturation, lightness)

    Custom conversions can be done, but requires some Lua language knowledge.
    Oversampling with five falloff types.
    Multiple pixel values are averaged to help picking colors from sources with noise, patterns and etc, where each pixel is different and overall color is produced by different amounts of particular color
    Mix two or more colors using variable number of steps and different mixing types.
    Create lightness and/or saturation variations.
    Create harmonious colors.
    Create color schemes.


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  • Flameshot

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Powerful yet simple to use free and opensource screenshot software for Linux and Windows.


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  • Hardinfo

    Free Linux KDE GNOME MATE Xfce Website

    Works fine, it is not discontinued. You can check at their github page.


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  • Gnome Clocks

    Free Linux Website

    A simple and elegant clock application. It includes world clocks, alarms, a stopwatch and a timer.


    • Show the time in different cities around the world
    • Set alarms to wake you up
    • Measure elapsed time with an accurate stopwatch
    • Set timers to properly cook your food


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  • Screenkey

    Free Linux Website

    Screenkey is a screencast tool to display your keys inspired by Small Screenflick iconScreenflick for Mac OS and based initially on Key-mon project.
    It's useful to create screencasts and is also a powerful teaching tool.


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  • Furius ISO Mount

    Free Linux Website

    Furius ISO Mount is a simple Gtk+ Interface to Mount ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image files without burning to disk.

    An ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image management utility for the Gnome Desktop Environment.


    Automatically Mounts ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image Files.
    Automatically creates a mount point in your home directory.
    Automatically Unmounts the Image files.
    Automatically removes the mount directory to return your home directory to its previous state.
    Automatically saves the history of the last 10 images mounted.
    Mounts multiple images.
    Burn ISO and IMG Files to optical disk.
    Generate Md5 and SHA1 checksums.
    Automatically retrieves any previously unmounted images.
    Automatically generates a log file of all commands needed to mount and unmount images manually.
    Includes Greek, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Polish translations.


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  • VSCodium

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Code - OSS (vscode) Website

    Binary releases of Visual Studio Code without Microsoft branding, telemetry and licensing.


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  • Drawing

    Free Linux Website

    This application is a basic image editor, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop.

    PNG, JPEG and BMP files are supported.


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  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Snapcraft ... FLATHUB 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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  • Wireshark

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

    Wireshark has a rich feature set which includes the following:

    -Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time
    -Live capture and offline analysis
    -Standard three-pane packet browser
    -Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others
    -Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the TTY-mode TShark utility
    -The most powerful display filters in the industry
    -Rich VoIP analysis
    -Read/write many different capture file formats: tcpdump (libpcap), Pcap NG, Catapult DCT2000, Cisco Secure IDS iplog, Microsoft Network Monitor, Network General Sniffer® (compressed and uncompressed), Sniffer® Pro, and NetXray®, Network Instruments Observer, NetScreen snoop, Novell LANalyzer, RADCOM WAN/LAN Analyzer, Shomiti/Finisar Surveyor, Tektronix K12xx, Visual Networks Visual UpTime, WildPackets EtherPeek/TokenPeek/AiroPeek, and many others
    -Capture files compressed with gzip can be decompressed on the fly
    -Live data can be read from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI, and others (depending on your platform)
    -Decryption support for many protocols, including IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2
    -Coloring rules can be applied to the packet list for quick, intuitive analysis
    -Output can be exported to XML, PostScript®, CSV, or plain text


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  • Pidgin

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Xfce Website

    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it. The program is extendable through plugins, including "Off-the-Record Messaging" and Pidgin encryption, providing end-to-end message encryption.


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  • KDE Connect

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Sailfish OS Plasma Mobile Website

    KDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop. To achieve this, KDE Connect implements a secure communication protocol over the network, and allows any developer to create plugins on top of it. Currently there are KDE Connect clients on KDE, Android and Blackberry, and soon we will support iPhone as well.


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  • GNS3

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows simulation of complex networks.

    To provide complete and accurate simulations, GNS3 is strongly linked with:

    Dynamips, a Cisco IOS emulator.
    Qemu, a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.
    VirtualBox, a free and powerful virtualization software.
    GNS3 is an excellent complementary tool to real labs for network engineers, administrators and people wanting to study for certifications such as Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIP and CCIE as well as Juniper JNCIA, JNCIS and JNCIE.

    It can also be used to experiment features of Cisco IOS, Juniper JunOS or to check configurations that need to be deployed later on real routers.

    Thanks to VirtualBox integration, now even system engineers and administrators can take advantage of GNS3 to study Redhat (RHCE, RHCT), Microsoft (MSCE, MSCA), Novell (CLP) and many other vendor certifications.

    This project is an open source, free program that may be used on multiple operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and MacOS X.


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  • HandBrake

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    Convert videos to formats that work on your mobile phone, tablet, TV media player, game console, computer, or web browser.


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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux 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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  • calibre

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted 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


    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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  • Foliate

    Free Linux Website

    A simple and modern GTK eBook viewer, built with GJS and Epub.js.

    View EPUB files
    Two-page view and scrolled view
    Customize font and line-spacing
    Light, sepia, dark, and invert mode
    Reading progress slider with chapter marks
    Bookmarks and annotations
    Find in book
    Quick dictionary lookup
    Touchpad gestures: use two-finger swipe to turn the page

    View EPUB files. Foliate is based on Epub.js, and supports both two-page view and scrolled view. Customize font and line-spacing. Choose between light, sepia, dark, and invert mode.

    Easy navigation. View the table of contents, or use the find in book feature. Reading progress slider with chapter marks makes it easy to find your way through the book.

    Quick dictionary lookup. Foliate uses metadata included in the eBook to determine which language to lookup. This feature is powered by Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

    Add bookmarks, highlights, and notes. Foliate stores your reading progress, bookmarks, and annotations in your XDG data directory as plain JSON files, so you can export or sync them easily.


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  • Disks

    Free Linux Website

    A Small GNOME iconGNOME utility for dealing with storage devices.

    • Create and restore disk images. Perform low-level copies and attach disk images as virtual loop devices.
    • Partitionize and format disks. Common filesystems and encryption (LUKS) are supported.
    • Inspect drive speed and health status. GNOME notifies you if disks fail with critical SMART values.


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  • TimeShift

    Free Linux Website

    TimeShift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and Time Machine tool in Mac OS. TimeShift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of file system at regular intervals.


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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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  • Evolution

    Free Linux BSD S/MIME GNOME OpenPGP Website

    Evolution is a personal information management application that provides integrated mail, calendaring, address book and task list functionality.


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  • CopyQ

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Clipboard manager with searchable and editable history.

    It's possible to save plain text, images, HTML and other formats, use plugins, filter out content by text, data format or window from which it is copied, use multiple tabs, control application using command-line interface and scripting, assign system-wide shortcuts, paste item into application just by selecting it in tray menu and more.


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  • Remmina

    Free Linux BSD Website

    Open source and copyleft remote desktop client for Linux and BSD that supports plugins.


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  • Manjaro Linux

    Free Linux Arch Linux Website

    Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.


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Comments on My Productive Linux Setup

· Jun 2021 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Great list. It helped me discover a lot of productive tools, which I needed from long ago :)


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