My Top Must Have Linux Apps & Add-Ons

in #stem8 months ago

My list of HIGHLY RECOMMENDED application/extension for Linux, specifically Ubuntu. This post goes along with a video with the same name.

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Other GNOME Extensions:

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  • Suspend Button:

    For whatever reason in Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome Shell desktop doesn't include a suspend button and this extension fixes that.

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System Resources & Utilities

Power & Heat:

  • indicator-cpufreq https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1082/cpufreq/
    Lets you monitor your CPU Frequency in your system indicator tray. Also launches a widget that allows you to adjust your CPU's minimum and maximum frequency, power profile, and governor setting. You can also deactivate CPU cores individually.

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  • Linrunner-TLP:The Linrunner Project https://linrunner.de/tlp/
    Configurable background service that manages power-saving. Especially useful for laptops running Linux.
  • Psensor http://www.wpitchoune.net/psensor/
    Monitor your CPU/GPU temperatures in the indicator tray. Also includes a widget that monitors and logs all available sensors.
  • Synaptic Package Manager
    A comprehensive graphical package manager that allows you to take advantage of Aptitude's advanced features without all the command line kung-fu.
  • Y-PPA-Manager https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/y-ppa-manager
    A GUI front-end for managing PPA's or Personal Package Archives Allows you to backup/restore your PPA's, and fix issues like missing GPG keys or BADSIG errors.

Notes

Clipboard Manager:

  • CopyQ https://hluk.github.io/CopyQ/
    My favorite clipboard manager. Has tons of features, and stores just about anything you copy including images, XML, and SVG's.
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Phone/Device Integration:

  • Pushbullet Indicator https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/atareao_atareao?dist=bionic
    Easily send text, links, images, and files to/from your phone and other devices.

  • KDE-Connect/GConnect
    Feature packed integration with your Android phone/devices:

    • Clipboard sharing
    • File transfers
    • Media remote control
    • Use your phone's touch-screen as a mouse
    • Text-messaging
    • Lots more

Social Media:

Franz https://meetfranz.com/
Combine all your social media accounts into one convenient app.
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RSS Feed Client:

Feed Reader https://jangernert.github.io/FeedReader/
An awesome RSS Feed client.
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