As a vivid Ubuntu / Linux user, we have a selection of Linux distro apps that are a must have most especially when you install a fresh Linux OS. If you are in the process of finding the right apps to install on your new Linux OS, look no further as we highlight below some useful apps we think you would love and would be of benefit to your daily usage.
LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market.
Vivaldi is a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies – creators of Opera browser. Its been tagged “the most customizable browser and most colorful”. The browser is aimed at hardcore technologists, heavy internet users, and previous Opera browser users disgruntled by Opera’s transition from the Presto engine to Blink, which removed many popular features.
If you are looking for the perfect multi-media player, the we recommend VLC Media Player. There are other similar media player apps like MPlayer which are great to have but VLC Player offers you more media experience. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform media player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
GIMP Image Editor
GIMP is one of the most popular image editor. Its a free open source tool that lets you create and edit images. It can also be used for tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems and in many languages.
For most of us that understand the value of cloud Storage, its no suprise that Dropbox is our preferred app. Dropbox is certainly one of the most useful tools to have on your machine. Dropbox works seamlessly with your operating system and automatically makes sure your files are synced online and can be shared.
There are several bittorrent clients available on Linux and each comes with its own unique desired features. uTorrent which is probably one of the most popular bittorrent client has its own pros and cons. Vuze is our preferred bittorent app as its got a smal footprint, doesn’t slow your computer down, and quickly downloads torrents.