guide:linux:apps

Useful Linux applications

See also: CLI Applications for admins

  • rofi – fast application launcher and window switcher
  • uLauncher – another application launcher with lots of plugins. Looks sexy and is based on Python and HTML, so it's a bit slow.
  • xfce4-terminal – terminal emulator
  • Zim Wiki – personal desktop wiki
  • Qalculate! – calculator
  • Geany – fast mini-IDE / Editor
  • Lutris – game installer and runner
  • Firefox – Browser
  • Element – chat application
  • LibreOffice
  • Kexi – fast database application
  • Recoll – fast indexing file search
  • mpv – video player with minimal UI
  • VLC – video player with good playlist GUI
  • guayadeque – music player with smart playlist feature, handles huge music collections
  • VideoMorph – Python GUI for transcoding videos
  • soundKonverter – transcode audio files
  • vscode – IDE with lots of plugins (based on electron, sadly)
  • Barrier – share mouse and keyboard between two PCs (client-server), "software KVM"
  • Krunner – launch applications
  • Albert – Spotlight/Everything replacement for Linux. Extensible Application Launcher written in Qt.
  • Last modified: 2021-04-03 00:42