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Linux Apps | Collection Thread

Abhishek

Abhishek

 Updated: 11 Sep 2015

Inspired from godfather 's thread of Android Applications collection.
Linux has plenty of distros, but here we will focus in HOT Linux distro in market - Ubuntu!
I would request more & more CEans to come up & share the useful, attractive Opensource softwares from "Ubuntu Software Center" or Third Party PPA required Opensource Apps here.

Rolling the Dice,
APTonCD - Backup all the installed .deb packages which are downloaded/installed using apt-get command, Ubuntu Software center or Synaptic in a DVD/CD, burn it. Whenever you want to upgrade the distro, you can use this. This is a "god product" for the user with less bandwidth or limited data usage internet.

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Website link - https://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/

Go in terminal & type :

sudo apt-get install aptoncd
sudo apt-get install hal
or simply search in "Ubuntu Software Center" & download it.

MOD : Requesting to pin this thread,please. I surely won't let this thread die. Hoping more CEans will share some Apps 😀
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This App need no introduction, even though it's not "only Linux" App,a cross-platform Opensource app. This Media Application surely is the most used media player in all distros of Linux & other Operating systems.

VLC Media Player

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Website link - https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ubuntu.html

Go in Terminal & type :

sudo apt-get install vlc
or simply search in "Ubuntu Software Center".​
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Being an Electronics & Communication Engineer, I tend to search Electronics based software much more than other apps. Recently I found this beautiful & for me it is a "must-have" app & also for students learning "Microprocessors" (8085).

GNUSim8085

GNUSim8085 is a graphical simulator. Assembler & debugger for 8085 Intel microprocessor. cute !
No need of faculty in verifying if the assembly code is correct or not, I have Sim8085 😉

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Website link - https://gnusim8085.org/

Go in Terminal & type :

sudo apt-get install gnusim8085
Or simply search in "Ubuntu Software center" & Install it 😀
Now, this app will be hot favourite for Youtube tech video uploaders.

KAZAM SCREENCASTER

Kazam Screencaster records the entire screen using the Gstream encoders by default VP8 but can use H264/MP4 if you want, just scroll down in Encoder type- option & select the desired encoder.Even you can control inbuilt Audio sources.
You can even select the desired recording region, All over great app for Youtube uploaders.

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Website link - https://launchpad.net/kazam

Go in Terminal & type :

sudo apt-get install kazam
Or search "Kazam screencaster" in "Ubuntu software center" & Install it.

Note : I have created a small 4 MB video showing how smooth it works without any glitch, but sadly I can't find option of embedding video here.
This Application is very useful for PPA Adders & Purgers. This App is not available in repository & hence not available in Ubuntu software center. You have to Add PPA if you want this App.
How to Add PPA ? CLICK ME
What is PPA APT line ? Given under screenshots.

Y-PPA-MANAGER :

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Website link - https://www.webupd8.org/p/ubuntu-ppas-by-webupd8.html

PPA APT Line :
ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
Once adding APT line Other sources in Ubuntu Software center. Go to Terminal & type :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager
This Application is surely an alternative to Adobe's photoshop, well due to an Opensource program it mainly depends on donations hence it haven't been able to beat Photoshop in some part of artwork, but again it is capable of processing images flawlessly & the result is damn satisfactory.

GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program :

GIMP is free distributed software capable of photo retouching,image authoring & composition.It can be used for simple editing, for heavy rendering of images by experts,animations,an online batch processing system & even an image format converter.Also plenty of brushes for rendering & textures you can download from www.deviantart.com & other popular websites.

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Website link - https://www.gimp.org/

Go in Terminal & type :
sudo apt-get install gimp
or, search in "Ubuntu Software center" & install it 😀
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Mozilla Firefox sucks, eh ?
We've Google chrome in Ubuntu too 😀

GOOGLE CHROME :


Google Chrome uses Pepper Flash means you don't need external flashplayer to run media in Google Chrome.Anyways, Adobe recently announced that Flash no longer will be supported in Linux systems - so I feel Firefox will itself opt for pepper flash too in next update,probably.

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Unfortunately, it haven't been included in Ubuntu repositories, so you gotta ADD PPA .
But, If you don't understand those PPA stuffs, then go to link: https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/google_chrome/stable/main/base/google-chrome-stable
& download the .deb package.

open terminal & use cd command & then use "sudo dpkg -i" command in terminal to manually install it.

There is chance that some dependency might be missing, if it happens then
Go to terminal & type :
sudo apt-get -f install
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Multiple screens of "Terminal" is very irritating & sometime consuming when you have almost 4 to 5 terminals open at a time.
The Application named "Terminator" solves the problem.

TERMINATOR :

Terminator, for Linux user who works too much in CLI is "must have" Application.
Terminator solves all the problem of complexity when you have four to five terminals open.
Using Terminator, you can open two,three,four or even 6 terminals in a single window.
Open "Terminator",then right-click on the screen & you can see two options "Split Vertically" & "Split Horizontally".
It surely one of the best App in the Ubuntu Repositories right now.

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Go in Terminal & Type :

 sudo apt-get install terminator 
Or,
Open "Ubuntu Software Center" & Search for Terminator & Hit on Install.
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So,
Some libs files are missing or some specific kind of software you're searching in Ubuntu Repositories but unable to find it ?
Then, Synaptic package manager will solve your problem.

SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER :

Just Open up the Software, Search for whatever you want in search bar & you'll get all possible result & libs available in Repositories.

Most useful when you don't know what to type in Terminal for installation or which software to search for in Ubuntu software center.

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Open Terminal & Type :

 sudo apt-get install synaptic 
Or Open the Ubuntu Software Center & Search for "Synaptic"

In My Opinion, a must have app - For Newbies & Even For Pros !! 😀
So,
You have installed plenty amount of Applications & finding installed Applications in Dash is pain in bum ?
Synapse can solve your problem.

SYNAPSE :

- SYNAPSE is an application which upon installation remains active on start-up (ofcourse, you can disable this feature by tweaking settings).

- Pressing "Left-Ctrl+Space" pops the "Search" screen & typing any alphabet will give all installed Applications containing that alphabet or word,instantaneously.

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To install :
Open Terminal & Type :
sudo apt-get install synapse
Or,
Open Ubuntu Software Center & Search for "Synapse" & Hit on "Install".
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Here comes my most-favourite application :
XBMC Media Center a.k.a X-Box Media Center which is ofcourse OpenSource software media player & entertainment hub.

It can run all formats of videos & you can even stream online videos using it.
Interface is bloody awesome - I must say !

It includes two page long features.So, I am not gonna copy-paste it from it's official website.
You better check it out - https://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

BTW, Here's are some screenshots :

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TO Download :

Open Terminal & Type :

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa 
This is alternate method to ADD PPA

After successfully adding PPA, type :
 sudo apt-get update 
This will update the repository.

& then type :
 sudo apt-get install xbmc 
This will install the Application.

This App deserves donations ! 👍
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As I hate "Unity" - Cairo Dock is my other alternative to it.
This is extremely beautiful Dock, everything customizable & plenty of themes are available for downloads (obviously free).

Couple of screenshots :

cairo cairoconfig

To Install Cairo Dock. Open Terminal & Type :
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa 
Then type :
 sudo apt-get update 
Now install using :
 sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plugins 
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Customize your Unity ?
Try "Unity Tweak Tool".

This application lets you tweak your Unity interface as per your taste.There are plenty of tweaks available in this application.Most of 'em are similar to that of Unity Tweaks but some tweaks like : Hot corner,Window snapping & Window spread makes it better.

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To install :
Open terminal & type :
 sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool 
or search in the Ubuntu Software Center & hit on "Install" button.

Note : This application is available only in 13.04 Raring Ringtail repository.
All your posts are great.Sorry I was not in a condition to upload ubunto files as I dont use it often.I use Windows 7 .
Can you please suggest the best game that can be played in linux.
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All your posts are great.Sorry I was not in a condition to upload ubunto files as I dont use it often.I use Windows 7 .
Can you please suggest the best game that can be played in linux.
You can run most of the available windows games in Linux using Wine .Not only that, Steam has now over 200+ Linux games with some good titles like Team Fortress2, Left 4 dead 2, Wargame, Trine 2, Crusader Kings 2, etc.
Also Desura has good collection game database.
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FRIENDS :

In Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, the official application 'Gwibber' is rewritten in QML & named as "Friends". It's quite nice app, if you want to stay updated with latest tweets,feeds & posts from Twitter,Facebook & few other social networking websites.
I have been using since beginning, at first it didn't worked as it should, atleast for me for few days.But after few days it started working properly.

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To install :
 sudo apt-get install friends-app 
Noise :
This is one beautiful looking music player, which comes as default in ElementaryOS (Ubuntu derivative). There are very less options/features in the music player, but it is good enough for playing music. There are still few major bugs though.

Simply import the music library & start listening songs. Simple, easy & light-weight.Here's some of the screenshots :

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Here's the Launchpad link : https://launchpad.net/noise
Simple Screen Recorder
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Features
  • Graphical user interface (Qt-based).

  • Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv.

  • Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps on Windows).

  • Synchronizes audio and video properly (a common issue with VLC and ffmpeg/avconv).

  • Reduces the video frame rate if your computer is too slow (rather than using up all your RAM like VLC does).

  • Fully multithreaded: small delays in any of the components will never block the other components, resulting is smoother video and better performance on computers with multiple processors.

  • Pause and resume recording at any time (either by clicking a button or by pressing a hotkey).

  • Shows statistics during recording (file size, bit rate, total recording time, actual frame rate, ...).

  • Can show a preview during recording, so you don't waste time recording something only to figure out afterwards that some setting was wrong.

  • Uses libav/ffmpeg libraries for encoding, so it supports many different codecs and file formats (adding more is trivial).

  • Can also do live streaming (experimental).

  • Sensible default settings: no need to change anything if you don't want to.

  • Tooltips for almost everything: no need to read the documentation to find out what something does.
Source and dev page: https://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
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I have installed Google Calendar Webapp, seems to be working fine.
Thanks @abhishek for wonderful list .
Going to try them ...😁
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Thanks @abhishek for wonderful list .
Going to try them ...😁
Glad you liked it.
I guess I should rejuvenate this thread.
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We 90's kids still love NES & GBA games more than anything, don't we ? To be honest, I still play Mario Bros. Adevnture, Contra series, Chip & Dale, and many others awesome games regularly. Thanks to 'Higan Emulator'

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higan

All you have to do is download latest source from Higan website : https://byuu.org/emulation/higan/. Compile it. Open it & load your favourite game's ROM and live 90's once again.

Ubuntu users :
sudo apt-get install higan
Arch users :
sudo pacman -S higan-qt
for QT interface.

sudo pacman -S higan-gtk
for GTK interface.
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Configurator
Pretty and simpler replacement of dconf-editor. A stylish and easy to access way to configure hidden system settings. Input-helpers, code examples and an event-logger make the use of dconf will get easier than ever before.

Screenshot from 2015-09-12 09:13:57

Source code : https://launchpad.net/configurator

PPA :
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:l-admin-3/apps-daily && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install configurator

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