• your favorite apps that people might not know about.

    so many apps on linux its easy for some good ones to get lost in the mix. share some apps that are not as well known that you like.

    ill start off with a few

    Brave browser - based on chromium from the creator of firefox. been using this as my backup browser and i like how it works. could see switching over to it after it gets a little more stable.

    nomacs - image browser. came across this last year and has some good options. so many image viewers out there but this one works the best for me. i use it over the default gnome image viewer

    corebird - gtk twitter client. very fast and lightweight. i like it better then the website because both twitter and tweetdeck work kinda slow in the browser.

  • I don`t know if theese ones cover the “not well known” condition but here they are:

    meld: compare files and folders
    fslint: find duplicate files
    darktable: photography workflow application and raw developer
    luminancehdr: hdr imaging workshop and also create hdr from a single image
    tintii: special effective colour effects
    pdfsam: split and merge pdf files
    mintstick-git: format and write images to usb sticks (LinuxMint tool)

  • i dont have that high needed apps :)

    moere like

    EID/MW eid-view - software for id card ( gouvernment stuf)
    google-chrome , both i have it from a repo, gotthank no aur :)

    sometimes i install Mundus, to remove old configs in .config but i remove after, it is also kinda buggy :) but works…

    Solaar for my logitec M570 trackball

    and Pidgin for my facebook & gmail, im not a twitter, mmust find a twitter libpurple :) kde doesnt work with facebook-libpurple :(

    further on my side not so special as mostly used programs :)

  • SMPlayer, it can restart sound/video files where you stopped, very useful for big files.
    SpeedCrunch, a very good calculator with options to export the math to text files.
    Easystroke, mouse recognition software, it improves the speed and eficience.
    Zim, like gnote/notes but with more options and creates text files automatically
    Guake, a terminal wich you open using F12 and has a lot of configurations like transparency.
    Redshift, control the light of your monitor according to hour’s days
    Shutter, to export images to internet links and other sutffs
    Abiword, lighter than Libreoffice, useful for simple tasks
    Dropbox/Megasync, syncronize in cloud
    Pinta/Koloupaint, good image’s editor, simple. Pinta has the magic wand to select parts of the image
    Uget/Transmission for downloading stuffs

  • ranger: file manager (i3)
    moc: console audio player (i3)
    franz: social app to connect hangouts, facebook messenger, whatsapp… and more
    vim and visual-studio-code-oss: editor

  • Brave? That justanothercromiumclone thing which offers you to pay websites to block ads?

  • i’ve been using Linux since 1998 when I installed Debian from floppies on a HP laptop. Took two weeks to get it all working. The first real application I installed back then was MC, or Midnight Commander if you will. It is still the first application I install. It runs in a terminal which is great since it has saved my a** so many times when X breaks or I can’t get into my account I would never be without it. Even now when I really have to move a lot of files around, edit system files and troubleshoot my system, “sudo mc” is what I type. mc can do all the normal file stuff including permissions and such. It can also do nfs and ftp which comes in really handy. So even on Antergos which recently became my go-to distro the first thing I do after install is to asking pacman for good 'ol MC.

  • Kodi - My Film & TV series library/Player. Great streaming too
    Handbrake - convert all my DVDs to use with Kodi.
    Suse Studio Imagewriter - easy ISO to flashdrive.

  • Some of the programs I use:

    Vokoscreen; for screen recording
    Master PDF Editor; whats in the name
    FreeCAD, Sweet Home 3D; for design
    Geeqie, together with Digikam and Darktable

    And I almost forgot, an app I can’t do without:

    Cherrytree; A hierarchical note taking application

  • FSArchiver - is a system tool that allows you to save the contents of a file-system to a compressed archive file. The file-system can be restored on a partition which has a different size and it can be restored on a different file-system.
    Sakura - is a terminal emulator based just on GTK and VTE. It’s a terminal emulator with few dependencies

  • I agree with what everyone else already supplied. I also installed the xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin package. The Whisker menu is an alternative menu for the standard Xfce menu. I just like how it looks.

  • glabels
    Simple and very usefull Label designer

  • mpv (with scripts)
    XFCE Whisker Menu
    XFCE Theme Manager

  • A couple that I use are:

    (1) etcher - to burn ISO’s to flash drive
    (2) guake - very customizable drop down terminal emulator

  • QBittorrent- torrent client with options for downloading in sequential order so that you can start watching the video right after adding the torrent.

    XFCE Whisker menu- you need this one if you are on XFCE, 'nuff said.

    Qtox- Tox client, Tox is a chat protocol that supports group chat, video and audio chats, file sharing and it’s also supported under every platform, including Android. And encryption is default, so no need to make your friends install OTR and things like that.

    RawTherapee- Raw Image editing.

    VeraCrypt- File and disk encryption.

    Not really a piece of software, but these organizations provide you with secure e-mail, xmpp accounts, mailing-lists and VPN: https://www.autistici.org/ https://riseup.net/

    That’s it, hope you guys make use of it, I for sure have. Enjoy!

  • I need to put glances here the most handy systemoverview!

  • Etcher - mentioned above. It is an extremely easy, simple tool for creating live USB’s

    Menulibre - a useful menu editor that not only allows you to edit the commands used to open an application and the application’s name, but also create brand new ones. In addition, it also allows you set a custom icon for any program.

    GPMDP acronym for Google Play Music Desktop Player. This handy program integrates your google music with your desktop, allowing you to play the same music from your phone.

    Grub Customizer - this tool allows you, to, well, customize grub.

  • This one’s not an app, though maybe of interest to mention…

    hosts file that blocks unwanted locations

  • Terminator: best terminal ever with multiple workspaces.
    PulseEffects: Limiter, Compressor, Equalizer, Pass Filters. No Jack needed.
    Gimp G’mic Plugin: better than most Photoshop effects.
    ttf-google-fonts: gazillions of cool fonts.
    Etcher: GUI to easily create bootable USB sticks.
    FreeFileSync: GUI to backup, copy, replace and move files around your hard drives.
    OBS: highly professional screen cast and streaming app.
    Yaourt-GUI: noob-proof yaourt and pacman operations like DB sync, system update, etc.

  • @Keegan
    I see that menulibre is not in the official packages of Antergos. I use alacarte instead, and it can replace the missing menulibre from the Whisker menu commands.

    Other favourites (probably still quite well known) are:

    • VirtualBox for running virtual machines
    • qterminal, a very fast terminal compared to others I’ve used
    • terminator is a very versatile terminal
    • gparted for managing partitions
    • notepadqq, a good and light text editor
    • simple-scan for scanning papers to PDFs
    • gufw, a simple GUI for firewall
    • unison, a good file synchronizer
    • avidemux-qt, easy video editor
    • brasero, a CD/DVD burner (I use it for burning ISOs for old machines)
    • kaffeine, easy to use TV stick player
    • mpv media player
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