The apps for Linux that you cannot miss before the end of 2017

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Again we return with a new article aimed at those who have recently landed in the Linux universe and are still a little disoriented or confused about it. the applications that they can use within the GNU / Linux operating system. For all of them we are going to present a list with some of the best and most fundamental applications that we use on a daily basis on our Linux desktop. In addition, all of them are available for free ...

For our list we are going to select 25 of the most used and well-known applications, although there are very good alternatives, sometimes the possibilities are quite wide. I would like to make it clear that it is not a ranking or anything like that, so if an app is not on the list, do not think that it was ignored because it was worse than the ones mentioned. You already know that in most cases it is a matter of taste ...

  1. Mozilla Firefox: It is one of the best web browsers that exist, in addition to being open source. Therefore, there is no excuse not to use it ... Without a doubt it is a great alternative for Google's Chrome, especially with the new features that version 57 will implement.
  2. Puget: This is a pretty good download manager that will help you keep all your downloads in its queue in order, as well as being able to pause and resume them, etc.
  3. Transmission: it is a well-known BitTorrent client, light, simple and fast to be able to make your downloads through this well-known protocol to share data, in addition to sharing with other users.
  4. Mega: You already know the famous cloud service that emerged as a replacement for Megauplodad, but waiting for the "new" Mega that its creator announced to appear on the scene ... for the moment it is one of the best services, fast, with encryption and with a high capacity even without paying a Premium account.
  5. pidgin: it is an interesting open source client to implement a complete and powerful instant messaging program. Supports chat through various services, such as Google Talk, Yahoo, IRC, etc.
  6. LibreOffice: It is the best known and best office suite among the free ones, without a doubt a good option compared to others such as OpenOffice and Calligra Suite.
  7. Rhythmbox: is an audio player so you can have your music lists well managed and ready to listen to them at any time.
  8. VLC: It is one of the most powerful video media players that accepts more formats, so with it you should not have problems with codecs, it even includes some interesting tools to repair videos.
  9. Kodi: a complete suite dedicated to the multimedia world, with this project you will be able to have your own media center on your computer. Keep your videos, music, photos, etc. close at hand, with the ability to extend their capabilities through plugins.
  10. GIMP: together with Krita, they are two of the most powerful, flexible and versatile image editors that we can find in the world of free and open source, being free and having little to envy other paid ones like Photo Shop.
  11. Gedit: A fairly complete text editor with capabilities both for those who have no notions and for all those who want to use it for programming and scripting.
  12. Pinta: one of the drawing programs most similar to Microsoft Paint, although it includes some more advanced functionalities that the Microsoft editor does not implement.
  13. Open-Sankore: if presentations are your thing, this digital whiteboard tool could help you ...
  14. voko screen: it is a powerful and practical program for recording what happens on your screen, that is, for screencasting.
  15. geany: great source code editor for all those who are starting to program and that you can accompany with a compiler like gcc, etc., if you don't want to use a complete IDE.
  16. VirtualBox: good alternative for VMWare Workstation, with it you can manage and run your virtual machines with other operating systems.
  17. Thunderbird: a complete Mozilla suite to keep your calendar and mail always up to date ...
  18. Avidemux: cut, paste, compose your videos with this great editor without too much difficulty.
  19. aMule: Although it seems that this type of program is almost extinct, there are still people who use this type of software to share, therefore it is one of the best alternatives for eMule, although it is a project that has already been somewhat abandoned.
  20. ClamAV + ClamTK: the antivirus of the Unix world par excellence, with the antivirus you can keep your heterogeneous network safe and with the ClamTK interface you will avoid having to manage it from the console with commands.
  21. Shotwell Photo: manager for your images with which you will have a good gallery always at your disposal.
  22. BleatchBit: allows you to keep your system always clean of certain files that take up too much space on your hard drive, such as temporary files, cookies, etc.
  23. GParted: to manage your partitions, you can use this manager with a simple graphical interface from which to format, edit, create, resize, etc. storage devices.
  24. Envice / Okular- This is a viewer for PDF documents. In the case of having a GNOME desktop environment and derivatives, as is the case with Unity, you will be able to enjoy Envice, while if you have a KDE / Plasma you will do it with Okular.
  25. PeaZip: it is a tool to compress and decompress files with a friendly GUI for easier use. You can work with up to 130 different types of files.

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  1.   ProletarianLibertarian said

    The Amule has been very outdated because of the wxWidgets, nowadays they are more a scourge than something usable, those responsible for the project should think about porting it to QT to improve integration and especially the stability that today is very bad.

  2.   Jebe said

    Amule goes like a shot

  3.   Sete said

    Evince, not Envice

  4.   Miguel said

    Qbittorrent instead of transmission is a much better option.

  5.   Ciriaco said

    Essential 3D app: Blender

  6.   rag said

    pint and Open-Sankore
    they are obsolete