What are your 'must have applications/software'?

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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?

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davidP7 wrote: ... I've installed Anacona, VS Code, Atom, and Sublime on my box software.
Not to dissuade you from these "heavyweight" selections, but I've been a fan of Geany for years.

Perhaps you have more demanding requirements, but this IDE does everything I need, and it's far more lightweight than most others. Passing it along for your consideration. :)
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Must have:

Redshift comes before this list, for me, I can't do w/o it. Cataract lenses make my eyes light sensitive.


1. Firefox, everything else is 2nd. I go straight to Sync and log it in, and then I leave it alone.
It will load in all of my Extensions, set up my New Tab page, downloads all of my Bookmarks.

2. VirtualBox

3. GIMP

4. AngryIPscanner

5. Aptik

6. BackInTime

7. GnuCash

8. Gparted

9. Printers

10. MakeUSB

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Purely to give the OP more food for thought: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=321800
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I have only one! A good and simple print lay-out app! I am still printing from Windows on my Epson for loss of Photoprint. I thought I was home free when in 19.3 I had Photoprint and it was SIMPLY Perfect! I moved up to a clean install of LM20 and bang it was gone. I went back to 19.3 but Photoprint was gone from there too. So I went forward again to 20. A good print lay-out app is an essential item for my business. All my other graphics type needs a satisfied by things like Gimp instead of Photoshop. (A slight learning curve there) When I can replicate all the needs of my business, my best PC will be turned over to LM also. I loath MS / Windows and their bully bloats and rammed down your throat updates that are least of all about security! Sadly, I can not find a Linux equivalent but I keep searching. I really need to learn to code my own needs but that would, no doubt, take me another life time. (Did I mention I'm old!)
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In no order:

GNU Screen
Emacs
Glances/Top/Htop/Bashtop
ACPI
Links2
Unix cli utilities (grep, groff etc.) + Man/Info pages
Github
Cmus
Zsh
Cool Retro Term
Featherpad
Flowblade
Simple Screen Recorder
Celluloid
Gtranscribe (it sucks but it's the only workable transcription program I could find for Linux)
Calibre
Okular
Etcher
Gdeb-installer
Apt (!)
Synaptic
Midnight Commander/Ranger (depending on the job)
Mailspring
Polo/Caja

... of course, there is no software for Linux ;)
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lynx, qtrans, qdvdauthor, ffdiaporama
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ColtonCameron wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:12 am
What are your 'must have applications/software'?
Microsoft Edge for Linux.
Your intermittently humble Portreve.

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This feels a bit like a 'pass the time' type of thread, but hey what's wrong with that :)

I quite enjoy digital photography so I have:
- Rapid Photo Downloader
- Darktable
- Hugin
- Gimp
- Portrait Pro (used sparingly)
- Virtualbox with W10 for some windows specific Canon photography apps

I also do a bit of web development, and for that:
- Geany
- Netbeans
- XAMPP
- Filezilla

Browsing
- Default to Firefox
- Vivaldi, Opera, Chrome and Chromium sitting as alternatives (Oh, and Edge installed out of curiosity!)

Music and Video
- Rhythmbox, Audacious, Audacity, Celluloid, Kdenlive

Mail
- Thunderbird

Office
- LibreOffice

Occasionally also use qBittorrent.

I'll admit I have over time installed a shed load of other stuff, sitting there waiting for a day when I have nothing else to do!

Another App that I haven't seen mentioned is Zim Desktop Wiki.
I've started using this to keep a record of changes I make to the system, a list of useful Terminal commands, tips about photography, and anything else that I think is useful to keep a note of. It's easy to use, easy to find stuff, and keeps everything under one umbrella.
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Nobody mentioned WPS office suite here so here I am. I had the default Libre Office choke on some PPS presentations so had to search for alternatives and found WPS. A chinese thing, not perfect, but at least it did its job.
Like others I can also mention Pale Moon for my main browser (with a nice assortment of old-style add-ons), Evolution (strictly for checking Spam every now and then), GPartEd, Grub customizer, SMPlayer (with mpv as default engine), qBittorrent (alpha branch), Oracle's VirtualBox, KolourPaint (for pixel work as close as possible to MS Paint), MediaInfo, Handbrake, MKVtools but most of all Wine - because there are Windows applications I've used for many years that simply have no match on Linux, at least in my opinion.
And let's list them: Total Commander, FastStone ImageViewer, POP Peeper, 7-zip, Metapad, Notepad2, Subtitle Workshop 2.51.
Then there are my own creations, scripts written in AutoHotkey and compiled as executables, which I can't live without.
So that's it.
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lynx qtrans qdvdauthor ffdiaporama
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Quod Libet is the only 'must have' because there is no adequate substitute. Second tier is GNUCash. Moving from apps to utilities there's Conky and YAD. Anything else I can find alternatives or do without.

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Duplicate thread created by a spambot on Aug 20 merged with the original.
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I must have i3-wm, Vim, Redshift, and Git. As long as I have those, I've got something with which to work! 8)

Depends on the setup though, thinking about it, because my Linux Mint virtual machine is just Cinnamon, not i3-wm, so I guess I could do without that. I know that I absolutely cannot live with editing in anything other than Vim, though; I will go completely nuts otherwise.
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Sublime
Mousepad
Filezilla
Gtkhash
Psensor
Xfburn
Qpxtool
Pinta
Asunder
Lame
Audacity
Handbrake
Wine

deadbeef-static
google-chrome
xnview
Avidemux
EasyMP3Gain
FreeFileSync
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No alternatives:

OpenSnitch
Qoppa - PDF Studio


Under discussion:

Scooter Software - Beyond Compare

All others have many alternatives for me.
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Hi TheyLive ,

i am interested in OpenSnitch
what is your LM Version - and how did you install OpenSnitch ?
from source or by use of the .deb s that are on evilsockets github page ?
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secureIT wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:03 pm
what is your LM Version - and how did you install OpenSnitch ?
from source or by use of the .deb s that are on evilsockets github page ?
Hi!

LMDE 4

Project author initially was Simone Margaritelli
https://github.com/evilsocket/opensnitch
But he stopped support.

Use fork by Gustavo Iñiguez Goia
Download release from this link:
https://github.com/gustavo-iniguez-goya ... h/releases
You need two files:
opensnitch_[VERSION]_amd64.deb
python3-opensnitch-ui_[VERSION]_all.deb

p.s. Flatpak is constantly trying to go online. Therefore, after install Flatpak programs (if you use them), remove Flatpak from StartUp Applications. Programs still work.
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@ TheyLive

Many thanks for your support.
I will try it. :D
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secureIT wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:06 pm
I will try it. :D
Hope this is about my add-on. Must have it with Firefox :)
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I use Linx Mint Cinnomon 20.1 as my Laptop OS. Being new to Linux, I am in search of useful applications that I would be benefitted from. The popular apps in Windows is known to me, but not the alternatives for them in Linux. So I went through few youtube videos and comments in search of good applications that people suggest for various purpose in Linux, and collected all those recomentations into a single list. This is what I got. Hope it would be useful to you too.
1. Terminator, Tilix, Yakuake, Guake, Fish - Terminal.
2. neofetch, htop, BpyTOP, Glances, micro etc - Terminal gooddies
3. ksysguard - System/Process monitor
4. Ulauncher, Synapse - to lauch applications
5. Brave, Firefox, Chrome, Vivaldi, Plaemoon - Regular Browser
6. Tor - secure anonymous browser
7. Timeshift - Backup/Restore tool
8. KCalc - calculator
9. Ksnip, Flameshot - for screenshots
10. Stacer - cCleaner replacement plus much more!
11. Balena Etcher, Popsicle, Ventoy, mintstick, DD - for creating live USB etc
12. AcetoneISO - for ISO related things
13. Notepadqq, Sublime Text, Xed, kate - for editing text files
14. Vs code, Atom, Geany, Leafpad - Programmer's Editor.
15. NetBeans, Eclipse, PyCharm - Development IDE
16. Glade, - Rapid Application Development
17. qBittorrent, Tribler, Transmission - for torrent downloads
18. shortwave - Internet Radio
19. Hypnotix - IPTV client
20. QDirStat - for file/directory statistics
21. AbiWord - Wordpad replacement with good unicode support.
22. WPS, Libre Office. OnlyOffice - Office pack
23. qpdfview, Okular - viewing pdf files
24. PDFsam, PDFChain - pdf split merge edit etc
25. Imageviewer, XnView - to view images
26. Celluloid, SMPlayer, MPV, Clementine, MPlayer (Hmm...may be VLC too) - Video Player
27. KODI - Home theatre
28. Dosbox - for DOS games
29. VirtualBox, VMware - for virtual machines
30. Audacious, QMMP, Cantata, lollypop, Clementine, Deadbeef, Strawberry, parole, Quod Libet – Music players
31. Audacity, Renoise – Audio Editing
32. GIMP, Darktable, Krita, ImageMagick, RawTherapee, GLIMPSE – Photo Editing
33. Pix – Photo organzing
34. Kdenlive, OpenShot, Davinci Resolve, Blender, avidemux – Video Editing
35. Handbrake, QWinFF (front end of FFMpeg convertor) - Video format converter
36. Thunderbird, Kmail, Tutanota, Evolution, Mailspring, GMail – Email client
37. App image launcher - to Lauch AppImages
38. Stacer – a cCleaner replacement
39. INKSCAPE – Vector drawing
40. Gnumeric – Excel replacement
41. zim - desktop wiki
42. simplescreen – screen recorder
43. draw.io - for flow charts
44. Natron - Replacement for Adobe After Effects
45. KeePassX, KeepassXC, Bitwarden, Buttercup - Password manager
46. nemo, Dolphin, nautilus - File Manager
47. Free File Sync - Folder comparison and synchonisation
48. Telegram, Skype, Jami, Signal - Messaging app
49. Gnuplot - Ploting program
50. Kcolorchooser, Gpick - Color picker
51. Pinta, mypaint - MSPaint replacement
52. OBS - Live streaming and video recording
53. simplenote, tomboy, cherrytree, Joplin, QOwnNotes - for taking notes
54. GNUCash - Accounting software
55. Foliate - EBook viewer
56. Calibre - EBook Manager
57. Software Manager, System Settings - for custumizing linux
58. Synaptic package manager - for package mangement, holding packages, reverting to older version of packages etc.
59. NITROSHARE : Transfer Data over Wlan or Ethernet cable.
60. Steam, Lutris, Proton - gaming platforms
61. Rambox - Wrokspace browser.
62. Jitsi - Video conference
63. kdeconnect - connect mobilephones
64. kalarm - Alarum message command and email scheduler
65. youtube-dl, clipgrab - Video downloaders
66. GParted - Partition Manager
67. Syncthing - De-centralized file sychronization
68. VueScan, XSane, Skanlite, Gscan2pdf,Simple Scan - Scanning
69. Workspace switcher - to show workspaces in panel
70. MariaDB, SQLite3 - Databases
I might have missed to include many great tools in this list.
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