Are you an student? Trying to resolve an math equation? Don’t know how to resolve it even the final answer is in front of you? Read on! 😉
Microsoft created two free Math tools which can help you to get the answer, even better, it can show you step by step resolution, so that you understand and learn how to get the final answer rather than copy the final answer.
Microsoft Math Solver
With this mobile app, we can input math equation by three ways:
Scan from writing (Take photo from exercise book etc.)
Handwriting directly within the App
Enter the equation by using builtin math keyboard
It will then return final results with steps which you can expand and learn.
There are many free online text/source code compare and image compare tools as well which doesn’t require any installation, can be handy when it needs to be done quickly, not suitable for huge files or images or any confidential content.
You can highlight, copy, edit, and translate text from any image on the web using computer vision instead of OCR.
With OCR, sometimes, we can get a lot of text like “Hel10” or “He l | O” which is annoying. This plugin uses computer vision algorithms rather than OCR, so that it can recognize any text without the need to know what language first.
Note: It might interfere with right click on images (Workaround: Disable the plugin when not in use or simply right click on image part, not text part.)
Auryo – Unofficial multiplatform SoundCloud® app for your desktop.
Cantata – Qt5 Graphical MPD (Music Player Daemon) Client for Linux, Windows, MacOS.
Clementine – Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats.
Cmus – A small, fast and powerful console music player for Unix-like operating systems.
Deepin Music – An application, developed by Deepin Technology Team, which focused on local music playing.
fre:ac – fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.
Gnormalize – An audio converter and CD ripper with ReplayGain normalization algorithms, a metadata (tag) editor and an audio player. It uses gtk2-perl under GNU/Linux.
Google Play Music – Unofficial but beautiful cross-platform desktop player for Google Play Music.
Chatty – Chatty is a Twitch chat client for everyone who wants to try something new and different from the webchat, but doesn’t want the complexity of an IRC client or miss out on the Twitch specific features.
Cutegram – Offers more features than the official Telegram app
Rambox – Free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
Chat Client Utilities
Red Discord Bot – Red Discord Bot is a self-hosted music/chat/trivia bot that can run on a Raspberry Pi and a variety of OS’s. It’s extensible through a system of “Cogs” that allow it to do more.
HexChat – HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like system.
Irssi – Irssi is a modular chat client that is most commonly known for its text mode user interface.
KVIrc – KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit.
BeeBEEP – BeeBEEP is an open source, peer to peer, lan messenger. You can talk and share files with anyone inside your local area network. You don’t need a server, just download, unzip and start it. Simple, fast and secure.
bup – Very efficient backup system based on the git packfile format, providing fast incremental saves and global deduplication (among and within files, including virtual machine images).
Deja Dup – A simple backup tool with built-in encryption
Duplicity – Duplicity does directory backups by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server.
FreeFileSync – FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed.
Photorec – PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory.
Qt4-fsarchiver – qt4-fsarchiver is a GUI for the fsarchiver program to save/restore partitions, folders and even the MBR/GPT table. The program is for systems based on Debian, OpenSuse or Fedora.
rclone – Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from various cloud storage solutions. It also allows encrypted backups.
rsnapshot – rsnapshot is a command line utility based on rsync to make periodic snapshots of local/remote machines. The code makes extensive use of hard links whenever possible to greatly reduce the disk space required.)
System Rescue CD – SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash.
Test Disk – TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software.
Timeshift – TimeShift is a system restore utility which takes incremental snapshots of the system using rsync and hard-links. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes that were made to the system after the snapshot was taken. Snapshots can be taken manually or at regular intervals using scheduled jobs.
Adapta Theme – An adaptive Gtk+ theme based on Material Design Guidelines.
Ant Theme – Ant is a flat GTK theme for Ubuntu and other GNOME-based Linux desktops it comes in three varieties: vanilla, Bloody, or Dracula.
Arc Theme – A flat theme with transparent elements
EvoPop Theme – EvoPop is a modern desktop theme suite build for the Solus Project. Its design is mostly flat with a minimal use of shadows for depth.
Flatabulous – This is a Flat theme for Ubuntu and other Gnome based Linux Systems.
Gnome Look – A website that hosts a Large amounts of community created icons, shell themes, fonts, and many more assets that can be used to customize your Gnome desktop environment.
Hardcode Tray – This script fixes hardcoded tray icons in Linux by automatically detecting your default theme, the right icon size, the hard-coded applications, the right icons for each indicator and fix them.
Macbuntu – A transformation pack for making your desktop look like a macOS.
OCS store – Desktop app of openDesktop.org, which is one of the largest communities where developers and artists share applications, themes and other content.
Oomox theme generator – A Graphical application for generating different color variations of a Numix-based and Flat-Plat themes (GTK2, GTK3), Gnome-Colors and Archdroid icons.
Wpgtk – A universal theming software for all themes defined in text files, compatible with all terminals, with default themes for GTK2, GTK+, openbox and Tint2 that uses pywal as it’s core for colorscheme generation.
Desktop Icon Packs
Arc Icon Theme – A modern flat icon theme that builds on and requires the Moka Icon Theme to work.
La Capitaine Icon Theme – A macOS and Material design inspired icon theme designed to fit into most desktop environments.
Moka Icon Theme – Moka was created with simplicity in mind. With the use simple geometry & bright colours.
Numix Icon Theme – A flat icon theme that comes in two varieties, Numix Main, and Numix circle.
Papirus Icon Theme – SVG icon theme for Linux systems, based on Paper with a few extras like (hardcode-tray support, kde-color-scheme support, libreoffice icon theme, filezilla theme, smplayer themes …) and other modifications. The theme is available for GTK and KDE.
Anbox – Run Android applications on any GNU/Linux operating system.
Android studio – The Official IDE for Android: Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device.
Code::Blocks – Code::Blocks is a free C, C++ and Fortran IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.
Codelite – A Free, open source, cross platform C,C++,PHP and Node.js IDE.
Clion – A cross-platform and powerful IDE for C and C++! Nonfree
QT Creator – Fully-stocked cross-platform integrated development environment for easy creation of connected devices, UIs and applications.
Cassandra – Apache Cassandra database is the right choice when you need scalability and high availability without compromising performance. Linear scalability and proven fault-tolerance on commodity hardware or cloud infrastructure make it the perfect platform for mission-critical data.
CouchDB – Seamless multi-master sync, that scales from Big Data to Mobile, with an Intuitive HTTP/JSON API and designed for Reliability.
DataGrip – DataGrip is a cross-platform IDE that is aimed at DBAs and developers working with SQL databases. It has built-in drivers that support DB2, Derby, H2, HSQLDB, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Sqlite and Sybase.
DBeaver – A universal database client supporting multiple platforms and databases.
Kexi – Kexi is an open source visual database applications creator, a long-awaited competitor for programs like MS Access or Filemaker.
MariaDB – One of the most popular database servers. Made by the original developers of MySQL.
MongoDB – MongoDB is a free and open-source cross-platform document-oriented database program, uses JSON-like documents with schemas.
MyCLI – MyCLI is a command line interface for MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.
MySQL – MySQL is the world’s leading open source database thanks to its proven performance, reliability and ease-of-use. It is used by high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! and many more.
MySQL Workbench – MySQL Workbench is a unified visual tool for database architects, developers, and DBAs. MySQL Workbench provides data modeling, SQL development, and comprehensive administration tools for server configuration, user administration, backup, and much more.
OmniDB – Browser-based tool that visually create, manage, and view databases.
OracleDB – Object-relational database management system produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation, one of the most trusted and widely-used relational database engines.
Percona MongoDB – Percona Server for MongoDB provides all features and benefits of MongoDB Community Server.
Percona Monitoring – Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a free and open-source platform for managing and monitoring MySQL, MariaDB and MongoDB performance. You can run PMM in your own environment for maximum security and reliability. It provides thorough time-based analysis for MySQL, MariaDB and MongoDB servers to ensure that your data works as efficiently as possible.
Percona MySQL – Percona Server for MySQL is a free, fully compatible, enhanced, open source drop-in replacement for MySQL that provides superior performance, scalability and instrumentation.
Percona XtraDB Cluster – Percona XtraDB Cluster is an active/active high availability and high scalability open source solution for MySQL clustering. It integrates Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup with the Codership Galera library of MySQL high availability solutions in a single package that enables you to create a cost-effective MySQL high availability cluster.
pgcli – Pgcli is a command line interface for Postgres with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.
PostgreSQL – PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system with more than 15 year development. PostgreSQL is not controlled by any corporation or other private entity and the source code is available free of charge
Sqlite – SQLite is an in-process library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine.
Cscope – Cscope is a developer’s tool for browsing source code. Although cmd-line application, it is nativelly integrated with Vim editor. It allows searching code for symbols, definitions, functions (called/calling), regex, files.
Devilbox – The devilbox is a modern and highly customisable dockerized PHP stack supporting full LAMP and MEAN and running on all major platforms. The main goal is to easily switch and combine any version required for local development.
Diffuse – Diffuse is a graphical tool for comparing and merging text files. It can retrieve files for comparison from Bazaar, CVS, Darcs, Git, Mercurial, Monotone, RCS, Subversion, and SVK repositories.
Fossil – Self-contained, distributed software configuration management system with integrated bug-tracking, wiki, technotes and web interface.
Genymotion – Genymotion is a fast third-party emulator that can be used instead of the default Android emulator.
Giggle – Giggle is a graphical frontend for the git content tracker.
Gisto – Gisto is a code snippet manager that runs on GitHub Gists and adds additional features such as searching, tagging and sharing gists while including a rich code editor.
Git – Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitCola – Git Cola is a sleek and powerful graphical Git client. Written in Python and GPL-licensed.
Gitg – gitg is the GNOME GUI client to view git repositories.
GitKraken – The downright luxurious Git GUI client,for Windows, Mac & Linux.
GitLab – GitLab is a web-based Git repository manager with wiki and issue tracking features.
Gitolite – Gitolite allows you to setup git hosting on a central server, with fine-grained access control and many more powerful features.
Insomnia – A simple, beautiful, and free REST API client.
Jupyter Notebook – An open source program that provides interactive data and scientific computing information across over 40 programming languages.
Meld – Meld is a visual diff and merge tool that helps you compare files, directories, and version controlled projects.
Mockingbot – Mockingbot is an easy-to-use prototyping tool.
Nemiver – Nemiver is a project to write a standalone graphical debugger that integrates well in the GNOME desktop environment.
Pencil – An open-source GUI prototyping tool that’s available for ALL platforms.
Uncrustify – Source Code Beautifier for C, C++, C#, ObjectiveC, D, Java, Pawn and VALA. See UniversalIndentGUI below.
UniversalIndentGUI – UniversalIndentGUI offers a live preview for setting the parameters of nearly any indenter.
Wdiff – The GNU wdiff program is a front end to diff for comparing files on a word per word basis. It collects the diff output and uses it to produce a nicer display of word differences between the original files.
Wireshark – Wireshark is the world’s foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
Zeal – Zeal is an offline documentation browser for software developers.
Bluefish – Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web developers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code.
Brackets – A modern text editor that understands web design.
Emacs – An extensible, customizable, free/libre text editor — and more.
Geany – Geany is a text editor using the GTK+ toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.
Gedit -gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.
Kakoune – Kakoune code editor – Vim inspired. Faster as in less keystrokes. Multiple selections. Orthogonal design. Has a strong focus on interactivity.
Kate – Kate is a multi-document editor part of KDE since release 2.2.
Komodo Edit – Free and open source multilanguage development environment.
Lighttable – The next generation code editor! Support live coding.
Micro – Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals.
Nano – GNU Nano is a text editor which aims to introduce a simple interface and intuitive command options to console based text editing.
Neovim – Neovim is a fork of Vim aiming to improve user experience, plugins, and GUIs.
Spacemacs – A community-driven Emacs distribution.
Sublime – A very capable text editor with advanced search capabilities, and many powerful plugins to improve its functionality.
Textadept – Minimalist text editor for programmers. Textadept is extensible with Lua programming language.
Vim -Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor ‘Vi’, with a more complete feature set. It’s useful whether you’re already using vi or using a different editor.
Anki – Powerful, intelligent flash cards which makes remembering things easy.
Artha – Artha is a free cross-platform English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet.
BibleTime – BibleTime is a Bible study application based on the Sword library and Qt toolkit.
Celestia – The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.
Chemtool – Chemtool is a small program for drawing chemical structures on Linux.
Epoptes – An open source computer lab management and monitoring tool.
GAP – A computer algebra system for computational discrete algebra with particular emphasis on computational group theory.
Gcompris – GCompris is a high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
Geogebra – The graphing calculator for functions, geometry, algebra, calculus, statistics and 3D mathematics.
Google Earth – Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program.
GPeriodic – GPeriodic is a periodic table application for Linux.
KDE Edu Suite – Free Educational Software based on the KDE technologies.
Klavaro – A touch typing tutor very flexible, supporting customizable keyboard layouts. You can edit and save new or unknown keyboard layouts, as the basic course was designed to not depend on specific ones. Also, there are some charts about the learning process.
Ktouch – KTouch is a program to learn and practice touch typing.
MAPLE – Maple is math software that combines the world’s most powerful math engine with an interface that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems.
MapTiler – MapTiler generates zoomable raster maps from images in user-defined coordinate system.
Marble – Marble is a virtual globe and world atlas — your swiss army knife for maps.
MATLAB – The MATLAB platform is optimized for solving engineering and scientific problems. MATLAB helps you take your ideas beyond the desktop. You can run your analyses on larger data sets and scale up to clusters and clouds.
Maxima – Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, and much more.
Mendeley – Mendeley is a program for managing and sharing research papers, finding research data and collaborating online.
Moodle – Course management system for online learning.
OpenEuclid – OpenEuclide is a 2D geometry software: figures are defined dynamically by describing formal geometrical constraints.
OpenSIS – School Management Software that Increases Student Achievements & Teacher Performances.
PARI/GP – A computer algebra system for fast computations in number theory.
SageMath – A mathematical software with features covering many aspects of mathematics, including algebra, combinatorics, numerical mathematics, number theory, and calculus.
Scipy – SciPy is a Python-based ecosystem of open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering.
Scratch – With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Stellarium – Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer.
Wmail – Gmail & Google Inbox unofficial desktop client for linux.
7Zip – A very capable program that can unzip nearly any file archiving format.
Caja – Is the default file manager for the MATE desktop environment, it is very fast and simple to use.
Dolphin – Dolphin is the default file manager of the KDE desktop environment featuring usability as well as functionality.
Double Commander – Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
Krusader – Krusader is an advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander.
Midnight Commander – A feature rich full-screen file manager that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees.
Nautilus – Nautilus (Files) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.
Nemo – Nemo is the file manager for the Cinnamon desktop environment.
nnn – A very lightweight and fast terminal file browser with excellent desktop integration.
Polo – Polo is a modern, light-weight file manager for Linux with support for multiple panes and tabs; support for archives, and much more.
QDirStat – Qt-based directory statistics – KDirStat without any KDE, from the original KDirStat author.
Ranger – Ranger is a console file manager with VI key bindings.
Thunar – Thunar is the file manager designed to be the default file manager of Xfce 4.6 It has been designed to be fast and easy to use.
Vifm – Vifm is an ncurses based file manager with VI like keybindings, which also borrows some useful ideas from mutt.
0 AD – Age of Empires like RTS game of ancient warfare.
Nethack – Open-source rogue-like with ASCII graphics.
TripleA – Open source grand strategy game with “Axis and Allies” game rules.
Warzone 2100 – Open-source real-time strategy game that takes place after a nuclear war.
Widelands – Widelands is a open source RTS game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode inspired by Settlers II.
Turn Based Strategy
Battle for Wesnoth – The Battle for Wesnoth is an open source, turn-based strategy game with a high fantasy theme. It features both singleplayer and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.
FreeCiv – Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization.
City Building Simulation
Dwarf Fortress – A famously complex simulation of a High Fantasy Dwarf Fortress, fight goblins, and slay massive legendary beasts. Strike the earth!
OpenTTD – An open-source clone of Transport Tycoon Plus with major improvements.
Simutrans – Simutrans is a freeware and open-source transportation simulator.
Unknown Horizons – A 2D realtime strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Multiplayer currently broken.
ChaosEsqueAnthology Disc 1ChaosEsqueAnthology Disc 2 – A modification of Xonotic which included extended weapons, maps, vehicles, buildable buildings, mounted weapons, spell casting, monsters, player characters, textures, and game mode (such as colorwar (think liquidwar))
Red Eclipse – Red Eclipse is a fun-filled new take on the first person arena shooter, which lends itself toward a balanced gameplay, with a general theme of agility in a variety of environments.
Urban Terror – A “Hollywood” tactical shooter – realism based, but the motto is “fun over realism”.
Xonotic – Arena shooter inspired by Unreal Tournament and Quake.
Zandronum – Leading the way in newschool multiplayer Doom online.
Tales of Maj’Eyal – Tales of Maj’Eyal (ToME) is a free, open source roguelike RPG, featuring tactical turn-based combat and advanced character building.
Zelda Classic – A tribute to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda with additional quests, items and challenges.
Zelda: Mystery of Solarus DX – A direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the SNES, using the same graphics and game mechanisms.
Scan Tailor – Scan Tailor is an interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages. For a tutorial on how to use it, consult its User Guide.
Vectr – Vectr is a free graphics software used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. It’s a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality.
Xara Extreme – Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD.
yEd Graph Editor – yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.
Aftershot – A powerful alternative to Adobe Photoshop.
Darktable – Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer.
GIMP – GIMP is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
GraphicsMagick – GraphicsMagick is the swiss army knife of image processing.
Hugin – an easy to use cross-platform panoramic imaging toolchain based on Panorama Tools.
ImageMagik – ImageMagick is a suite of command-line utilities for modifying and working with images.
imgp – Blazing fast terminal image resizer and rotator.
Luminance HDR – Luminance HDR is an open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.
Photivo – Photivo is a free and open source (GPL3) photo processor, handles your RAW and bitmap files (TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PNG and many more) in a non-destructive 16 bit processing pipe with gimp workflow integration and batch mode. It is intended to be used in a workflow together with digiKam/F-Spot/Shotwell and Gimp.
Piskel – Browser-based editor for animated sprites and pixel art. Available as offline application.
Pixelitor – Pixelitor is a free and open source image editing software that supports layers, layer masks, text layers, filters, multiple undo etc.
RawTherapee – A good looking but lesser known photo editing app.
Digikam – DigiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux.
Green Recorder – A simple desktop recorder for Linux systems, supports recording audio and video on almost all Linux interfaces and Wayland display server on GNOME session.
Kazam – An easy to use and very intuitive screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.
OBS Studio – Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Download and start streaming quickly and easily on Windows, Mac or Linux. Share your gaming, art and entertainment with the world.
Peek – Simple animated GIF screen recorder with an easy to use interface.
Silentcast – Silentcast can create MKV screencasts and also output to an animated GIF.
SimpleScreenRecorder – SimpleScreenRecorder is a feature-rich screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It has a Qt-based graphical user interface.
Vokoscreen – A free, multilingual and easy to use screencast recorder with audio for Linux. It has many features.
Flameshot – Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software.
ShareX – ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations you can choose from.
Shutter – Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program for Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu.
ReadyMedia – Formerly known as MiniDLNA, ReadyMedia is a is a simple, lightweight media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. The MiniDNLA daemon serves media files (music, pictures, and video) to clients on a network such as smartphones, portable media players, televisions, other computers and some gaming systems.
Cinelerra-cv – Professional video editing and compositing environment.
Flowblade – A multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux.
Kdenlive – Kdenlive is a Non-Linear Video Editor, which is much more powerful than beginners’ (linear) editors.
Lightworks – Professional non-linear video editing program with a free version available.
OpenShot – OpenShot is a free, simple-to-use, feature-rich video editor for Linux.
Pitivi – A free video editor with a beautiful and intuitive user interface, a clean codebase and a fantastic community.
Shotcut – Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor with support for hundreds of audio and video formats and codecs and a sleek, intuitive interface.
Vidcutter – Cross-platform Qt5 based app for quick and easy video trimming/splitting and merging/joining for simple quick edits.
Brave – Brave is a fast, good desktop browser for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
Chrome – A popular Web Browser with a lot of plugins/apps.
Chromium – Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web.
Firefox – A popular Web Browser with a lot of plugins/apps.
IceCat – GNU version of Firefox built for privacy, using only free software and free of trademarks.
Midori – A lightweight free browser that runs well on low spec systems.
Clipgrab – A friendly downloader for YouTube and other sites.
Tor – Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy.
youtube-dl – Command line video downloader from youtube.com and about other thousand video platforms. It’s really awesome, at least for me.
youtube-dlg – Youtube-dlg is a GUI for youtube-dl and allows for simple copy and paste from all youtube-dl compatible websites. It can auto-update youtube-dl as well as process a list of URL’s in parallel.
Zerotier – Zerotier is a program that creates a Virtual Network for only your devices with end to end encyrption over the internet. By default Zerotier will manage your virtual network but you can switch to a self-managed network if you prefer.
GnuCash – GnuCash is a free software accounting program that implements a double-entry bookkeeping system. It was initially aimed at developing capabilities similar to Intuit, Inc.’s Quicken application, but also has features for small business accounting.
HomeBank – HomeBank is a free software that will assist you to manage your personal accounting.
KMyMoney – KMyMoney is the personal finance manager by KDE. Its operation is similar to Microsoft Money and Quicken.
Skrooge – A personal finances manager, powered by KDE.
Caligra Office – offers a comprehensive set of 8 applications which satisfies the office, graphics and management needs.
LibreOffice – Arguably the most popular office suite for Linux, it is very heavily developed and widely known.
OnlyOffice – An office suite that charges for a cloud version of itself, but is free for other uses.
WPS office – A popular office suite in China, but is fully translated and functions well in English.
Gummi gtk2|gtk3 – Simple latex editor with templates, spell check, and wizards.
LaTeXila – LaTeXila is a LaTeX editor for the GNOME desktop.
LyX – Mature document editor that renders into LaTeX.
TexLive – TeX Live is an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system.
TeXmacs – Free scientific text editor, inspired by TeX and GNU Emacs. WYSIWYG editor and CAS-interface.
TeXworks – TeXworks is an environment for authoring TeX (LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc) documents, with a Unicode-based, TeX-aware editor, integrated PDF viewer, and a clean, simple interface accessible to casual and non-technical users.
Ghost Writer – A distraction-free Markdown editor for Windows and Linux.
Remarkable – A capable markdown editor that uses a variant of GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM)
Retext – A Simple but powerful editor for Markdown and reStructuredText.
Bibisco – A novel writing software with focus on ideas and characters.
Manuskript – Manuskript is a perfect tool for those writer who like to organize and plan everything before writing.
Plume Creator – An open-source tool for novelist that gives you an outliner, a distraction-free mode, a note manager and much more.
Scribus – Scribus is a desktop publishing application designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms.
Trelby – Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple.
Actionaz – An utility for task automation Ubuntu/Linux.
Autokey – A desktop automation utility for Linux allows you to manage collection of scripts and phrases, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these.
Caffeine – Prevents Ubuntu from automatically going to sleep.
Cairo-Dock – Cairo-Dock is a desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel, etc.
Docky – Docky is a full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker.
Plank – Plank is meant to be the simplest dock of apps on the planet.
Albert – An awesome keyboard launcher for the Linux desktop
AngrySearch – Linux file search, instant results as you type.
Catfish – Catfish is a versatile file searching tool.
Cerebro – Open-source productivity booster with a brain / MacOS-Spotlight alternative.
fsearch – A fast file search utility for Unix-like systems based on GTK+3. Wildcard support,RegEx support,Filter support.
Plotinus – A searchable command palette in every modern GTK+ application.
Privoxy – Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.
ProxyChains – A tool that forces any TCP connection made by any given application to follow through proxy like TOR or any other SOCKS4, SOCKS5 or HTTP(S) proxy.
Shadowsocks – A secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic.
electron-ssr – Cross platform Shadowsocksr desktop client using electron.
ClamAV – ClamAV is an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.
Fail2ban – Fail2ban scans log files (e.g. /var/log/apache/error_log) and bans IPs that show the malicious signs — too many password failures, seeking for exploits, etc.
FireHOL – Linux firewall (iptables) manager for humans.
Firejail – Firejail is a SUID program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces and seccomp-bpf.
qBittorent – The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µTorrent.
Quazaa – A cross platform multi-network peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing client.
Seafile – Seafile is an enterprise file hosting platform with high reliability and performance. Put files on your own server. Sync and share files across different devices, or access all the files as a virtual disk.
SpiderOak – Real-time collaboration for teams and businesses that care about privacy
Syncthing – Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized.
Teamviewer – PC remote control/remote access software, free for personal use.
Tixati – Freeware, advanced featured torrent client, a web user interface is included.
Kitty – Cross-platform, fast, feature full, OpenGL based terminal emulator.
Konsole – An alternative terminal emulator for KDE desktop environment.
RXVT – A terminal emulator for X11, a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.
RXVT-Unicode – rxvt-unicode is a fork of the well known terminal emulator.
Sakura – Simple but powerful libvte based terminal emulator, supporting utf-8 and input methods as provided by gtk+ and pango libraries.
Terminator – Feature filled terminal emulator that supports tabs and grids.
Terminology – The pretty and lightweight terminal from the Enlightenment Desktop, it’s highly configurable, it works in X11, under a Wayland compositor and even directly in the framebuffer on Linux. Replace your boring text-mode VT with a graphical one that requires no display system.
Terminus – modern, highly configurable terminal app based on web technologies.
Termit – Simple terminal emulator based on vte library, extensible via Lua.
Termite – A keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support.
Termius – cross-platform terminal with built-in SSH and Telnet.
Tilix – A tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3.
Tmux – It lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal, detach them (they keep running in the background) and reattach them to a different terminal. And do a lot more.
Twin – Fast, lightweight text-mode window environment with mouse support. Enables multiple terminals in a single Linux console, terminal or X11 window. It can be detached (keeps running in background) and reattached to a different console, terminal or X11 server. Works on Linux, Mac OS X and BSD
Upterm – Upterm (formerly Black Screen) is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it’s both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron.
Xterm – The Xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can’t use the window system directly.
Yakuake – A Quake-style terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology.
Indicator-SysMonitor – An Application Indicator showing cpu temperature, memory, network speed, cpu usage, public IP address and internet connection status.
KDE-Connect – A tool, that allows one to integrate the Linux desktop with an Android smartphone and can be used to send files to and from the phone and the linux desktop, use the phone as a trackpad, control the desktop media player using the phone, and lots more.
KeePass – Windows focused password manager, with some cross platform support through Mono.
KeeWeb – Free cross-platform password manager compatible with KeePass
Keynav – Keynav is a piece of an on-going experiment to make pointer-driven interfaces easier and faster for users to operate. It lets you move the pointer quickly to most points on the screen with only a few key strokes.
Komorebi – Komorebi is a background manager for all Linux platforms, provides fully customizeable backgrounds that can be tweaked at any time.
KVM – KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
LastPass – LastPass is a crossplatform freemium password management service that stores encrypted passwords in private accounts.
Mosh – Mosh is a Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.
Nativefier – Make any web page a desktop application
Ncdu – A disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface.
NetData – Next-gen web based real-time performance and health monitoring for physical and virtual servers, containers and IoT devices. It is also a distributed statsd server with automatic visualization for APM (applications performance monitoring).
PeaExtractor A utility designed to unzip files and be as frictionless as possible, and easy to use as possible.
PeaUtilities PeaUtils is a suite of file management utilities, including hash checksums, secure delete, and file comparisons.
Peazip – A utility to unzip any of a huge variety of compression formats.
Pi-Hole – Network-wide ad blocking via your own Linux hardware, using DNS filtering and re-direction Pi-Hole can block ads on a whole network, so Smartphones and Game Consoles can benefit from it in addition to computers.
PlexyDesk – Plexydesk supports multiple widget workspaces/desktops on Linux.
Powertop – A tool that can help diagnose issues with power consumption in Linux.
Psensor – A graphical hardware temperature monitor for Linux.
Pulse Audio – Improve Linux Audio with customized Profiles.
Remmina – A feature-rich remote desktop application for Linux and other UNIXes.
rmlint – rmlint finds space waste and other broken things on your filesystem and offers to remove it.
Stacer – The most well known Ubuntu System Optimizer.
Unetbootin – UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file.
Bomi Player – A powerful and easy-to-use multimedia player.
Cheese – Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others.
Kodi – An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more.
Miro – Free, and open video, music and internet TV application; it brings video channels from thousands of sources and has more free HD than any other platform.
Movie Monad – A free and simple to use video player made with Haskell.
MPlayer – MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems, play any kind of videos.
MPV – A free, open source, and cross-platform media player.
SMPlayer – Free Media Player with built-in codecs. Play all audio and video formats.
SVP – SVP allows you to watch any video on your desktop computer using frame interpolation as it is available on high-end TVs and projectors.
VLC – VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
ikiwiki – ikiwiki is a wiki compiler. It converts wiki pages into HTML pages suitable for publishing on a website. Ikiwiki stores pages and history in a revision control system such as Subversion or Git.
Zim – A graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages, great for notes and documents. Stored in plain text files for easy version control.
DisplayCAL – Open Source Display Calibration and Characterization powered by ArgyllCMS.
FontForge – Free (libre) font editor for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU+Linux.
GrubCustomizer – Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries.
Infinality bundle & fonts – Pre-note: Infinality is currently not maintained anymore by the creator, if on rolling release operating systems, expect breakage. Infinality bundle & fonts is an Open Source project aimed at Linux administrators and individual users who are looking for a hassle-free way of improving the quality of font rendering.
Mycroft – Mycroft is a hackable open source voice assistant.
Polychromatic – Graphical front end and tray applet for configuring Razer peripherals on GNU/Linux.
Glances – Glances is a system monitoring terminal application that shows you your disk usage, ram usage, and cpu usage in a very friendly way using the Ncurses programming library. It is tolerant to windows resizing, and very low on system ram useage.
Googler – A program that can Google anything right in the command line.
gtop – A system monitoring dashboard for terminal. Think ‘graphical top’, with bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, and etc.
htop – An interactive process viewer for Unix systems with improved features and user experience
Liquidprompt – A full-featured & carefully designed adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh.
mps-youtube – A terminal based program for searching, streaming and downloading music. This implementation uses YouTube as a source of content and can play and download video as well as audio.
Mutt – A terminal based mail client with vim keybindings and great flexibility and customizability.
Neofetch – A fast, highly customizable system info script that supports Linux, MacOS, iOS, BSD, Solaris, Android, Haiku, GNU Hurd, MINIX, AIX and Windows.
Newsbeuter – A fast and customizable RSS feed reader with vim keybindings.
PathPicker – A command that lets you select files that were output from a previous command in the command line, so you can then run another command or edit them.
pywal – pywal is a script that takes an image (or a directory of images), generates a colorscheme (using imagemagick) and then changes all of your open terminal’s colors to the new colorscheme on the fly, allowing you to have your terminal colors change with your wallpaper, or other criteria.
Rainbow Stream – A smart and nice Twitter client on terminal written in Python.
s-tui – s-tui is an UI for monitoring your computer’s CPU temperature, frequency and utilization in a graphical way from the terminal.
youtube-dl – youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+), and it is not platform specific.
Budgie – Budgie is a desktop environment designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon strives to provide a traditional user experience. Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME 3.
Deepin DE – DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) is the default desktop environment originally created for the Linux Deepin distribution.
Enlightenment – A lightweight and pretty desktop environment that is designed to run fast and look good, while retaining a large degree of customization.
Gnome – The GNOME desktop environment is an attractive and intuitive desktop with both a modern (GNOME) and a classic (GNOME Classic) session.
GNOME Flashback – GNOME Flashback is a shell for GNOME 3 which was initially called GNOME fallback mode. The desktop layout and the underlying technology is similar to GNOME 2.
KDE Plasma – The KDE Plasma desktop environment is a familiar working environment. Plasma Desktop offers all the tools required for a modern desktop computing experience so you can be productive right from the start.
LXDE – The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment is a fast and energy-saving desktop environment.
LXQt – LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment.
Manokwari – Desktop shell for GNOME 3 with Gtk+ and HTML5 frontend.
Mate – Mate provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors. MATE is a fork of GNOME 2.
Pantheon – Pantheon is the default desktop environment originally created for the elementary OS distribution.
Unity – Unity is a shell for GNOME designed by Canonical for Ubuntu. A guide on how to install unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04.
Xfce – Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability.
CDM – A ultra-minimalistic, yet full-featured login manager written in Bash.
Console TDM – An extension for xinit written in pure Bash.
nodm – A minimalistic display manager for automatic logins.
Entrance – An EFL based display manager, highly experimental.