Linux Apps

Useful apps for GNU/Linux systems

  • Ubuntu icon


    Free Linux Website

    Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

    On October 2017, Ubuntu returned to using Small GNOME iconGNOME for the desktop interface, replacing Small Unity iconUnity and Small Ubuntu GNOME iconUbuntu GNOME . On April 2018, the Long-term service version will use the GNOME desktop interface.

    It is also available for phones and tablets: Small Ubuntu Phone iconUbuntu Phone


  • GNOME icon


    Free Linux BSD Website

    The GNOME project provides two things: The GNOME desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop for users, and the GNOME development platform, an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop.


  • GNOME Tweak Tool icon

    GNOME Tweak Tool

    Free Linux Website

    GNOME Tweak Tool allows the adjustment of several advanced Small GNOME iconGNOME options that can't be configured in gnome-control-center.


  • GNOME System Monitor icon

    GNOME System Monitor

    Free Linux BSD GNOME Website

    System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources.


    • Monitor process properties, control processes
    • Monitor computer CPU, memory, swap and network usage
    • Monitor disks and mounts for available and used space
    • Search for open files


  • GNOME Terminal icon

    GNOME Terminal

    Free Linux BSD Website

    GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.[


  • Nautilus icon


    Free Mac OS X Linux MacPorts XQuartz Website

    Nautilus (Files) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.


  • File Roller icon

    File Roller

    Free Linux GNOME Website

    File Roller is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment. It can extract, view, create and modify archives. File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities such as tar and zip.


  • Ulauncher icon


    Free Linux Website

    • Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
    • You can type in an application name without worrying about spelling. Ulauncher will figure out what you meant.
    • Improve your workflow with customizable shortcuts. Create shortcut for web search or your scripts.
    • Browse files and directories with ease. Type ~ or / to start. Press Alt+Enter to access an alt menu.


  • KeePass icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Website

    KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
    Also portable app: .


  • PWGen (Password Generator) icon

    PWGen (Password Generator)

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Pwgen is a small, GPL'ed password generator which creates passwords which can be easily memorized by a human.

    For Windows a GUI version of PWGen is available on

    It can create large amounts of cryptographically-secure passwords or passphrases (from word lists). It uses a random pool to gather entropy from user inputs and system parameters. Offers text encryption and random data file creation, too.


  • Mozilla Firefox icon

    Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Haiku Website

    Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.


  • Thunderbird icon


    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Website

    Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox.

    It supports POP (storing mail locally on your hard drive so that it can be accessed without an internet connection), and IMAP. It features excellent mail filter capabilities and management.

    Thunderbird has strong support for using multiple accounts and identities, including automated signature features.

    Chat functionality is built in, so you can enjoy real-time conversation with your contacts, right from your favorite messaging application, with multiple supported networks. Thunderbird makes it easy to search through both past conversations and received emails.

    Thunderbird can also function as an RSS/Atom feed reader, and has a large selection of add-ons that extend it with calendar support, PGP support, integration with online services and much more.

    Available also as portable app:


  • Tor icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Website

    Tor is free portable software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.

    Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.


  • Tor Browser icon

    Tor Browser

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux OpenBSD Website

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

    The Tor Browser lets you use Small Tor iconTor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.


  • Skype icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Website

    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

    · Find all of your friends and family in an instant - search for friends, groups, conversations or new contacts on Skype. With over 300 million people using Skype, you’re bound to bump into someone you know.
    · Call your world for free - Free voice and video calls let you talk to your heart’s content with all your friends and family on Skype.
    · Make low cost calls to mobiles and landlines - Keep in touch with anyone even if they’re not on Skype, with low cost calls to mobiles and landlines.
    · Instantly get in touch - No matter where you are, your friends are always available with free instant messaging.
    · Share moments - Send photos, record and send video messages, share your location or share web content with the people who matter most.
    · Available for Apple Watch - see your notifications and chat on your Apple Watch so you’re always part of the conversation.
    · Skype is available everywhere - on smartphones, tablets, Macs, PCs, and even TVs. Whatever your friends or family use, Skype is there. Simple.

    The Skype that you use at home is great for smaller businesses of up to 20 employees. It is free to use, unless you want to buy credit to make calls to landlines and mobiles.

    Skype for Business lets you add up to 250 people to online meetings, gives you enterprise-grade security, allows you to manage employee accounts, and is integrated into your Office apps. It costs from $2 per month per user.


  • Wire icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Wire is a secure and private messenger for phones, tablets and desktop. Crystal clear voice and video calls, private group chats, file sharing, audio and video messages - everything is end-to-end encrypted. Wire works on Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux and any modern web browser.

    Why Wire?

    • Everything on Wire is private and always end-to-end encrypted.
    • Voice and video calls offer best-in-class quality.
    • Fast and secure messenger with pics, sketches and GIFs.
    • Audio and video messages with just a tap.
    • File sharing of any file format from mobile to tablet to desktop.
    • Youtube, Vimeo video clips and Spotify, SoundCloud tracks embedded in chats.
    • Wire offers group chat with up to 128 people.
    • Protected by EU privacy laws.
    • Wire is open source.
    • Synced across our phone, tablet and desktop.
    • You can build your own Wire client.


  • Sublime Text icon

    Sublime Text

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free without an expiration time limit, however a license must be purchased for continued use.


  • Evince icon


    Free Linux Website

    Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, cbr, cbz, etc.

    The goal of Evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application. Evince is also capable of displaying, adding and editing PDF annotations (comments).


  • LibreOffice icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the suite.

    The office suite includes:

    Small LibreOffice - Writer iconLibreOffice - Writer, a word processor with similar functionality and file support to Small Microsoft Office Word iconMicrosoft Office Word . It has extensive WYSIWYG word processing capabilities, but can also be used as a basic text editor.

    Small LibreOffice - Calc iconLibreOffice - Calc , a spreadsheet program, similar to Small Microsoft Office Excel iconMicrosoft Office Excel . It has a number of unique features, including a system which automatically defines series of graphs, based on information available to the user.

    Small LibreOffice - Impress iconLibreOffice - Impress , a presentation program resembling Small Microsoft Office Powerpoint iconMicrosoft Office Powerpoint . Presentations can be exported as SWF files, allowing them to be viewed on any computer with Adobe Flash installed.

    Small LibreOffice - Draw iconLibreOffice - Draw , a vector graphics editor and diagramming tool similar to Small Microsoft Office Visio iconMicrosoft Office Visio . It provides connectors between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts. It also includes features similar to desktop publishing software such as Small Scribus iconScribus and Small Microsoft Office Publisher iconMicrosoft Office Publisher .

    Small LibreOffice - Math iconLibreOffice - Math , an application designed for creating and editing mathematical formulae.
    Small LibreOffice - Base iconLibreOffice - Base , a database management program, similar to Small Microsoft Office Access iconMicrosoft Office Access .


  • GoldenDict icon


    Freemium Mac OS X 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.


  • Translate Shell icon

    Translate Shell

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Translate Shell (formerly Google Translate CLI) is a command-line translator powered by Google Translate (default), Bing Translator, Yandex.Translate and Apertium. It gives you easy access to one of these translation engines in your terminal.

    'Text Translator' extension is a GUI for Translate Shell on Linux based OSes with GNOME Shell ( ).


  • Eye of GNOME icon

    Eye of GNOME

    Free Mac OS X Linux Website

    Eye of GNOME is the official image viewer for the GNOME Desktop environment. With it, you can view single image files, as well as large image collections. The Eye of GNOME supports a variety of image file formats. The GdkPixbuf library determines which file formats Eye of GNOME can load and save. If the appropriate plugins are installed on your system, Image Viewer will be able to open more image formats than those listed below.


  • XnConvert icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    XnConvert is an easy image converter for graphic files, photos and images available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux.
    It supports more than 400 file formats (jpeg, tiff, png, gif, camera raw, jpeg2000, WebP, OpenEXR, ...).
    You can resize, add a watermark, change contrast, brightness or gamma, apply filters and many other things.


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