What software do you miss from Windows & macOS?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on /r/linux

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  • ansel

    A darktable fork minus the bloat plus some design vision.

    Yes. Sometimes I think I should have learned programming a bit more, but it's just not my kind of thing. Although, because of recent changes in darktable a developer made a fork. Had some valid points. https://github.com/Aurelien-Pierre/R-Darktable

  • mkchromecast

    Cast macOS and Linux Audio/Video to your Google Cast and Sonos Devices

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  • manuskript

    A open-source tool for writers

    There are few native alternatives, most notably Manuskript, but they're all, in my opinion, subpar. I dream of a solution that would integrate something like LibreOffice + scene features and git for pushing the projects to Gitlab/Github + pandoc for production of the final manuscript.

  • subtitleedit

    the subtitle editor :)

    SubtitleEdit. I think this kinda runs with Mono or WINE with Mono but the end result is a little odd. Plus, it's pretty much a Windows-first program. Aegisub is pretty popular but it seems like it, and its main subtitle format, Advanced SubStation Alpha (ASS), are more for those who watch anime. I just watch standard live action Western TV and I've never really found anything I like for editing SubRip (srt) files.

  • linux-packaging-scripts

    Only for Github Actions, The hacked linux-packaging-scripts of minecraft-linux (endless tweaked)

    This is the one, it's no longer supported. It works up to the last 1.18. You have to own bedrock on the android playstore, as it uses that version.

  • AssetStudio

    AssetStudio is a tool for exploring, extracting and exporting assets and assetbundles.

    Something like AssetStudio so I can extract music from Unity games. Wine works perfectly fine, though I'd rather have a native build of it.

  • corectrl

    AMD https://gitlab.com/corectrl/corectrl

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  • novelWriter

    novelWriter is an open source plain text editor designed for writing novels. It supports a minimal markdown-like syntax for formatting text. It is written with Python 3 (3.8+) and Qt 5 (5.10+) for cross-platform support.

    Yeah, I actually found the AppImage after posting that comment. That goes a long way. novelWriter also looks excellent, but it's still very much not even in the same class.

  • nvidia-vaapi-driver

    A VA-API implemention using NVIDIA's NVDEC

    More info here: https://github.com/elFarto/nvidia-vaapi-driver/issues/74

  • pw-nvidia-denoiser

    Pipewire NVIDIA Denoiser DSP Filter

    Someone has built a Nvidia denoiser plugin for pipewire. The developer has used Nvidia audioeffects API. It is just a teet and have some limitations. The SDK was recently released for Linux. May be some developers can take look at this and may integrate it with their app(when it matures)

  • desktop

    Next generation notepad-based calculator, built with extendibility and privacy in mind. (by parsify-dev)

    Parsify desktop

  • onedrive

    OneDrive Client for Linux

    Onedrive works great with 3rd party tool -- https://github.com/abraunegg/onedrive. I set up this in docker, runs great. Only tricky thing is authorization, but you do this only on set up and once you changed your password. I have just docker spell saved for this.

  • files

    File browser designed for elementary OS (by elementary)

    There's Pantheon Files, but it doesn't come anywere close to having as many features as MacOS's file manager. It's a pity that the Dolphin Miller plugin was discontinued. :c

  • onedriver

    A native Linux filesystem for Microsoft OneDrive

    /u/Dmitry-Galyuk already mentioned a third-party Onedrive client. As an alternative, you can also try Onedriver, which I think is easier to setup.

  • zim-desktop-wiki

    Main repository of the zim desktop wiki project

    OneNote has a web app in Office 365. Or maybe try Zim.

  • xdotool

    fake keyboard/mouse input, window management, and more

    For stuff like that where you don't need to read window properties, I would use xdotool: https://github.com/jordansissel/xdotool

  • quodlibet

    Music player and music library manager for Linux, Windows, and macOS

    quodlibet is only closest thing I found that I can tolerate.

  • drawing

    Simple image editor for Linux

    Similar to Pinta, there is drawing.

  • flameshot

    Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software :desktop_computer: :camera_flash:

    FlameShot is fairly close to ShareX (not quite 1:1 though)

  • opensnitch

    OpenSnitch is a GNU/Linux interactive application firewall inspired by Little Snitch.

    There are opensnitch, portmaster for Linux.

  • portmaster

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  • pdfsam

    PDFsam, a desktop application to split, merge, mix, rotate PDF files and extract pages

    There is PDFsam to do bunch of stuffs on pdf. You also have PDF arranger in flathub.

  • SOLIDWORKS-for-Linux

    This is a project, where I give you a way to use SOLIDWORKS on Linux!

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