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.

Joseph Cameron
Joseph CameronList by Joseph Cameron, last updated 2020-04-04
  1. BleachBit icon

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

    • System Cleaner
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blackberry
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    BleachBit 1.9.3 on Windows 10 showing Firefox preview
  2. Pale Moon icon

    Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!.

    • ...
    Pale Moon screenshot 1
  3. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

    • Media Player
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Apple Watch
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Apple TV
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • Android TV
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • ...
    VLC Media Player screenshot 1
  4. Bitwarden icon

    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.

    • Password Manager
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple Watch
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Tor Browser Bundle
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Cloudron
    • Opera
    • Chocolatey
    • Mono
    • Brave
    • Firefox
    • Snapcraft
    • Flatpak
    • ...
    Desktop app on macOS
  5. balenaEtcher icon

    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.

    • ...
    balenaEtcher screenshot 1
  6. PeaZip icon

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

    • File Archiver
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ...
    PeaZip
  7. COMODO Antivirus icon

    Comodo Antivirus eliminates viruses, spyware, and other malware from desktops and networks.

    • ...
    Summary
  8. qBittorrent icon

    Torrents are one of the best methods out there for distributing files over the Internet, both legit and legal content as well as some not-so-legal and a bit shady "stuff."

    • Torrent Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • ...
    qBittorrent screenshot 1
  9. Firefox Nightly icon

    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

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire
    • ...
    First Run
  10. Internet

    Apps for accessing the internet

  11. Thunderbird icon

    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.

    • Email Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • ...
    Thunderbird screenshot 1

This list was created by Joseph Cameron Apr 4, 2020 and was last updated Apr 4, 2020. The list has 10 apps.

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