Curated Apps

Best-in-class, tested, and installed

Enjoy best-in-class apps regularly tested on the Focus. Click an icon to launch an app.

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App Table

LaunchPurposeApplicationNotes
Android FilesKDE ConnectAndroid access tools
Audio ControlpavucontrolPulse audio volume and mixing.
Audio EditingaudacityAudio editor
BlogJekyllStatic HTML blog generator
Browsergoogle-chromeSee chrome://inspect for Android mobile debugging
BrowserFirefoxThe second most popular browser
CodecsffmpegVideo and audio encoder
CompressionoptipngOptimize PNG compression
CompressionrarRAR compression
File ManagerDolphinUse split mode to copy between sources
GamesSteamOver 6000 titles available
Image edit (Raster)GimpRaster image editor, can read and write Photoshop files
Image edit (vector)InkscapeSVG editor - Reads and writes Illustrator files
Repository Removeppa-purgeCleanly remove repositories and dependencies
Screen CaptureSpectacleScreen capture using the Print Screen key
Screen MeasureKrulerMeasure screen distance
RAW ImagesDarktableRAW image editor
Screen RecorderSimpleScreenRecorderScreen recording with excellent integration and sound management
System Settingssystemsettings5KDE system control panel
TerminalKonsolePremium terminal with Kubuntu Focus color scheme
Video Conference Google Hangouts Video conference with Hangouts or Meet
Video Conference Zoom Video conference with screen record.
Video Editing KDEnlive A well respected video editor with significant community support
Video Encode Handbrake Good at backing up encoded content. The Focus uses the PPA which provides more features.
Video Player VLC VLC plays just about all formats
Wallpapers Dolphin Wallpapers in /usr/share/wallpapers.
Webcam guvcview Webcam snapshots, videos, and testing

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