Serious Discussion My favorite Linux apps:

klepto

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Jun 14, 2020
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CopyQ: Clipboard manager(Easy to use but sophisticated.. you can use or make scripts to increase functionality

Autokey: Similar to the Windows AutoHotKey, a desktop automation software. I use it to type things I would write myself but now I do it by abbreviation.. Like addy types my address and such. I also use it for other things as well.

KeepassXC: Password manager, one of the best. I run it on Linux as well as Android and in Windows.

Librewolf: Its Firefox with some modifications to enhance privacy.

Freetube: Youtube replacement, its a GUI that lets me watch Youtube videos and subscribe to YT channels.

Yubico Authenticator: I have many Yubikeys.. and they all have the same totp info on them.

Signal: Secure messenger app

Borg, Vorta and Restic: Backup Yo Stoofs.. Vorta is the GUI that uses borg as the backend.

Notesnook: Open source and zero knowledge evernote type thingie..

What are your favs? If you need links to any of this let me know
 

cartaphilus

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Mar 17, 2023
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CopyQ: Clipboard manager(Easy to use but sophisticated.. you can use or make scripts to increase functionality

Autokey: Similar to the Windows AutoHotKey, a desktop automation software. I use it to type things I would write myself but now I do it by abbreviation.. Like addy types my address and such. I also use it for other things as well.

KeepassXC: Password manager, one of the best. I run it on Linux as well as Android and in Windows.

Librewolf: Its Firefox with some modifications to enhance privacy.

Freetube: Youtube replacement, its a GUI that lets me watch Youtube videos and subscribe to YT channels.

Yubico Authenticator: I have many Yubikeys.. and they all have the same totp info on them.

Signal: Secure messenger app

Borg, Vorta and Restic: Backup Yo Stoofs.. Vorta is the GUI that uses borg as the backend.

Notesnook: Open source and zero knowledge evernote type thingie..

What are your favs? If you need links to any of this let me know
Yeah right like I am going to share the keys to my electronic castle with a username like Klepto! :)

On a serious note. I love yubikey.
The only app I run in my Linux box is GADRAS.
 

Captain Holly

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Jan 23, 2021
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I will add Strawberry to the list. It does a great job playing my MP3 library. It sounds very good, is easy to use and kind of looks like Itunes from back in the day. I will check out Freetube, thanks for the tip.

I also like the Stacer system monitor. It has some good tools that are not found in System Monitor.

C.H.
 

Spiff

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Jul 20, 2023
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On Kubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, these are some/most of my favorite applications:

Browser: Firefox (snap)
E-mail: webmail

Text editor: Kate
Office: LibreOffice

PDF viewer and editor: Okular (alternatives that also offer some options for basic PDF editing: LibreOffice Draw, Scribus, and Inkscape).
Split, merge, rotate, rearrange PDF documents: PDF-Arranger (alternatives would be: PDFsam Basic, PDF Chain, PDF Mix Tool)

Document scanning: Document Scanner (= GNOME Simple Scan) (an alternative would be: gscan2pdf).
Screen-capture: Xfce4-screenshooter (Shutter, or ksnip for more advanced screen captures).
OCR powered screen-capture tool to capture information instead of images: NormCap

Image viewer and simple editor: Gwenview (and XnView MP, and Pinta (snap) for slightly more advanced edits)

Media player: VLC media player
Specifically for Disney/Pixar DVD (or other DVD with difficult to play copy protection): Kodi

Video/audio downloader: 4K Video Downloader (alternative: Open Video Downloader).
Audio converter: soundKonverter (N.B. not to be confused with SoundConverter)

Command line tool for checking the printer ink level: ink

System cleaning: sudo apt autoremove, sudo apt autoclean, and occasionally Muon Package Manager to remove any leftover residual configuration.

Create bootable USB flash drive: balenaEtcher (alternative: USBImager)

System imaging: Clonezilla
/home backups: Grsync to several drives.
E-mail backup: run Thunderbird (with setting 'Check all folders for new messages': Menu\Preferences\General\Config Editor\Advanced Preferences\ mail.server.default.check_all_folders_for_new --> true) and next copy ~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default-release to several drives for backup.
 

Tiny

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Dec 29, 2016
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On Fedora Silverblue:

Distrobox: For running containers.
Flatseal: For flatpak permissions
Flatsweep: For cleaning up uninstalls
Boxes: For virtualisation
Bottles: For the rare windows app
Atoms: For keeping containers organised
KeepassXC
Evolution mail

I install practically everything else via containers.
 

IoSonoPiero

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Jan 15, 2019
45
Bottles: I use it to run PDF-XChange Editor Pro and works great
Steam: well, I need to play games, right?
Eleterm: much better than putty in my humble opinion
Remmina: RDP and VNC
Upscaler: upsizing images with magic
scrcpy: I attach my tablet to USB and use it from my desktop
Authenticator: import 2FA from everything and export data for backup, too
Vorta: for backup
Virtualbox and Qemu/KMV: virtualize everything
 
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IoSonoPiero

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Jan 15, 2019
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Ok, so I just asked ChatGPT.
I tried lm-sensors.
It shows the temperature for each single CPU.
You can start from there, for example.
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ForgottenSeer 97327

Move cursor to your panel, somewhere on some free space,
Right click (screen appears)
Choose "Applets" (Applets panel appears)
Click on button " Download"
Wait a bit and look for (see picture)
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Select and add it to your panel
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Funfact: CPU runs 10 degrees lower/colder with Linux Mint compared to Windows10
 
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MuzzMelbourne

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...also, I'm going to add Freetube to my list.

Early day's, but as YouTube was my last Google product, hopefully I'm that little bit more obscure...
 
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klepto

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Jun 14, 2020
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On Fedora Silverblue:

Distrobox: For running containers

I install practically everything else via containers.
Distrobox is a killer app for sure.. I run Fedora but all my apps are installed on a distrobox arch distro.. I even installed my kde theme on the arch container so everything looks the same.. yes.. I'm a nit pick :D
 
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