What Are The Best Linux Apps?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/linuxquestions

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  • Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

    Motrix: FOSS download manager supports torrent files. (Cross platform not neccessary for linux)

  • percollate

    A command-line tool to turn web pages into beautiful, readable PDF, EPUB, or HTML docs.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • st

    build of the suckless simple terminal with patches for alpha, font2, copyurl, openclipboard, invert, appsync, xresources, scrollback, w3m, keyboard select, boxdraw (by mrdotx)

    Several months ago I often used suckless programs as ST which is the best terminal that I used and I recommend giving a try, too. It's written in a few C lines of code because the philosophy of suckless is minimalist but you can extend the st through patches.

  • 0ad

    Git mirror of the 0 A.D. source code (http://trac.wildfiregames.com/browser)

    0 A.D

  • fish-shell

    The user-friendly command line shell.


  • FeatherPad

    Lightweight Qt Plain-Text Editor for Linux

    FeatherPad as a text editor

  • gImageReader

    A Gtk/Qt front-end to tesseract-ocr.

    gImageReader as a simple OCR application

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  • hypnotix

    An M3U IPTV Player

    Hypnotix for watching IPTV

  • pure-maps

    Maps and navigation

    Pure Maps with OSM Scout Server for offline mapping and geolocation

  • osmscout-server

    Maps server providing tiles, geocoder, and router

    Pure Maps with OSM Scout Server for offline mapping and geolocation

  • warpinator

    Share files across the LAN

    Warpinator for sharing files over a local network without fiddling too much with text files

  • webapp-manager

    Web App Manager for creating SSBs without using electron

  • thefuck

    Magnificent app which corrects your previous console command.

    Although bash-insults looks interesting, I think that The Fuck is more useful.

  • tg

    `telegram-cli` for Telegram IM (by kenorb-contrib)

  • bleachbit

    BleachBit system cleaner for Windows and Linux

    Bleachbit is something like ccleaner, for those who know it, for those who don't it helps you clean your pc from not needed things.

  • micro-editor

    A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor

    micro text editor I didn't want to include terminal programs, but I'll make an exception: This is a wonderful text editor, it's really easy to use, I prefer it over more advanced tools just because of how simple it is. I'd recommend it to any new user who doesn't feel comfortable with vim or nano.

  • lutris

    Lutris desktop client in Python / PyGObject

    Lutris is something you just need if you're a gamer.

  • Bitwarden

    The core infrastructure backend (API, database, Docker, etc). (by bitwarden)

    Bitwarden is for storing your password, it's on the cloud so you may not trust it, and I get you, I don't trust cloud things much myself, but I'm such a mess that I don't trust myself to handle something like my own password myself, I know I'd lose them.

  • Tabby

    A terminal for a more modern age

    I am quite enamored of the Tabby terminal (https://tabby.sh/) as of late. I was using Terminator, which is awesome so put away your pitchforks, but Tabby has all the functionality I needed from Terminator in a package that is much more aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing, IMO.

  • keepassxc

    KeePassXC is a cross-platform community-driven port of the Windows application “Keepass Password Safe”.

    I'm a bit surprised nobody mentioned: KeyPassXC

  • BorgBackup

    Deduplicating archiver with compression and authenticated encryption.

  • feh

    a fast and light image viewer

    feh for viewing images in a directory. The best quick image viewer I've found.

  • tmux

    tmux source code

    I'm using sakura for my terminal: it's lightweight, and neat. But really, tmux is the star here; it really takes the terminal into another region of excellence, power, and functionality. I now couldn't live with tmux.

  • calc

    C-style arbitrary precision calculator

    calc: a command line calculator with arbitrary precision. GNU bc is good too, but calc has more built-in commands (combinatorial, number theory functions for example). You can use it interactively, or simply to provide the results of a calculation. Try this: in your terminal, enter

  • tilda

    A Gtk based drop down terminal for Linux and Unix

    I haven't seen anyone mention it, but a fantastic terminal i recommend you guys should give a try is Tilda. It's a drop down terminal and is so much fun to use if you spend a lot of time in the terminal.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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